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by vee12eman
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member Series3 1972
Replies: 6
Views: 1570
Kiribati

Re: New Member Series3 1972

Hi Roy, I have just been working on the cooling system as I have some seepage around some of the hoses. I also wanted to change the fluid and replace an incorrect pipe. After totally draining the system, I found the fluid, now around ten years old, was perfectly clean, no dirt and still bright green...
by vee12eman
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Setting the carburettor jet distance below the bridge
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Kiribati

Re: Setting the carburettor jet distance below the bridge

Hi Nigel. I have rebuilt a couple of sets of S3 Strombergs but I’m no expert. However, the first effort I found it difficult to set the jets at the correct depth, I tried pushing them in and measuring, then adjusted to suit. Basically trial and error. I damaged the top of one jet when trying to push...
by vee12eman
Fri May 08, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Primer... which is best for bare metal?
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Kiribati

Re: Primer... which is best for bare metal?

Hi Rich. What I do is to spray or brush a rust converter such as POR 15 Metal Ready over the bare metal. Metal Ready is a phosphoric acid based substance. Jenolite is another I remember in UK. I won’t go into the debate about the whole POR 15 system, save to say, don’t use POR 15 paint for the purpo...
by vee12eman
Mon May 04, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member Series3 1972
Replies: 6
Views: 1570
Kiribati

Re: New Member Series3 1972

Hi Roy, Welcome to the forum, sorry this is a late answer, the original post slipped past me. I have a UK delivered Series 3 here, it arrived with me, we are both migrants. The car was rebuilt by me except the engine which was professionally done. This meant that the engine was chemically cleaned in...
by vee12eman
Sun May 03, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Disappointed in parts quality
Replies: 25
Views: 1878
Kiribati

Re: Disappointed in parts quality

As has been said, new rubbers are horrible to fit. My first effort left me with a stinking headache so bad I had to walk away and do what I have never done before and leave a load supported on a jack only. That was on the supposedly easier 2+2 shell. I returned later to make things safe and next day...
by vee12eman
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Help for the wiring loom
Replies: 22
Views: 2623
Kiribati

Re: Help for the wiring loom

Hi Michel, Wow, now you're asking! it's been nearly 10 years since I wired the car, on looking at the photo initially and comparing to my car, I had no idea. However, looking at my old photos (which I think you said you still have?), it looks like the cable might be the supply cable to the Choke War...
by vee12eman
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Speedometer MPH to KPH Conversion - face source??
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Kiribati

Re: Speedometer MPH to KPH Conversion - face source??

I don’t know if it’s still available, but I converted mine with a face from SNG about nine years ago.

Regards,

Simon
by vee12eman
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Reeeeally tempted..
Replies: 41
Views: 6869
Kiribati

Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Fantastic news Andrew.
I hope to see Jezza in the metal one day!

All the best,
by vee12eman
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can we go for a drive??
Replies: 38
Views: 1962
Kiribati

Re: Can we go for a drive??

First time I’ve ever disagreed with David. For pity’s sake stay at home. We’re not subject to the same rules as you, at least not yet, I’m sure it’s coming, but I’m staying in except for essential shopping. Stay home, self isolate in the garage and do some work on your cars. I have lots of relatives...
by vee12eman
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!
Replies: 81
Views: 4999
Kiribati

Re: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!

Problem with powder coating, from experience, is that the wheels flex, cracking the coating where the wires pass through the hub and where the spoke nuts meet the rim, which is difficult to touch up. I was put off wires for ever by my experience using them on a (more or less) daily driver. Definitel...
by vee12eman
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 Getrag 265 bellhousing
Replies: 23
Views: 1333
Kiribati

Re: V12 Getrag 265 bellhousing

I agree with Pete. I had looked for a four speed manual conversion and I was very keen on a manual/overdrive unit. The bell housing availability was not great at the time and generally, every four speed box for a V12 was more expensive than the unit I ended up with. The challenge of the conversion w...
by vee12eman
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 Getrag 265 bellhousing
Replies: 23
Views: 1333
Kiribati

Re: V12 Getrag 265 bellhousing

Hi Curtis,

I like the gearbox, but I don’t believe it’s the best option. However, it is possibly the best value option. Do be aware that I had to make minor modifications to the tube around the input shaft.

Regards,
by vee12eman
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 Getrag 265 bellhousing
Replies: 23
Views: 1333
Kiribati

Re: V12 Getrag 265 bellhousing

Some photos: From the eBay advert: https://i.postimg.cc/qMxV4CP4/2.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/sgTkZCfL/57.jpg This is from the eBay advert but is actually my car: https://i.postimg.cc/1RgwkGNV/6.jpg Tunnel cover: https://i.postimg.cc/hjdRrhkC/745-Gearbox-cover-Finished-1.jpg On the crane when fitting ...
by vee12eman
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 Getrag 265 bellhousing
Replies: 23
Views: 1333
Kiribati

Re: V12 Getrag 265 bellhousing

The gear knob from SNG, which I described in my earlier post, is very heavy, although being only the size of the original, possibly not as heavy as an original. The home made linkage may not be the best, I saw the guy selling linkages at Stoneleigh years ago, but he had sold out and it was my last v...
by vee12eman
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 Getrag 265 bellhousing
Replies: 23
Views: 1333
Kiribati

Re: V12 Getrag 265 bellhousing

Hi, Pictures aren't uploading from me at the moment, I don't know why. I didn't take many at the time, but later found an advert on eBay for a gearbox with the same bell housing with some photos which I copied and still have. One of the photos actually (and cheekily) turned out to be of my car, prob...
by vee12eman
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 Getrag 265 bellhousing
Replies: 23
Views: 1333
Kiribati

Re: V12 Getrag 265 bellhousing

Hi. I have a 265 on my 1971 V12E, it uses a bell housing that requires no adapter. I bought it years ago and I have seen them advertised from time to time since. It has “DJB” cast into it, but I have no further information on it. It works well, but I did have to shorten the sleeve around the input s...
by vee12eman
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: 80 mph in an A30
Replies: 22
Views: 4108
Kiribati

Re: 80 mph in an A30

I’ve still got an A50…

Image

Kind of like an MGA Ute/pick up. :bigrin:

Regards,

Simon
by vee12eman
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: HELP PLEASE
Replies: 16
Views: 4184
Kiribati

Re: HELP PLEASE

Pm sent

Regards,

Simon
by vee12eman
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 Electrical Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1068
Kiribati

Re: S3 Electrical Problem

Hi. Should be a 35A glass fuse. Note the rate of glass fuses is different from the actual rate, but they are normally described by the blow rating, from memory, 35A fuses have a 17A continuous rating. It’s not an after market fuse, correct for S3. Regards, Simon. https://i.postimg.cc/43FDkG0c/CCA0-E...
by vee12eman
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New E Type book
Replies: 9
Views: 2127
Kiribati

Re: New E Type book

Hi Rory, I’m still using Photobox. You can still use the old, Adobe Flash based version, although this limits you a little as you now can’t preview the book and it will only allow you to edit on a pc. I created and ordered one for the E a few years back and did one for my old GT6, which I created in...