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by vee12eman
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Engine out
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Kiribati

Re: Engine out

Hi Peter, You can lift engine and gearbox out together, but it’s a very heavy assembly. It’s also very long and you will need a substantial crane to be up to it. The auto gearbox, if that’s what you have, is even heavier (by a great deal). The engine is too wide to drop between the frames like a six...
by vee12eman
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mig welder advice
Replies: 33
Views: 6305
Kiribati

Re: Mig welder advice

The flux coated wire was developed especially for outside welding, because the gas shield blew away before it reached the arc, whereas the flux is at the point of the arc and thus excludes oxygen That’s interesting, thanks Christopher, I didn’t know that. Nevertheless I maintain from experience tha...
by vee12eman
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mig welder advice
Replies: 33
Views: 6305
Kiribati

Re: Mig welder advice

Hi, Some thoughts. I had two 130 amp MIG welders and did every kind of job with them. The first was badged as a Snap-On, the second as Sealey. Both were virtually the same , slight differences in the cases to accommodate wheels and a support for a larger (still fairly small) bottle on the Sealey. To...
by vee12eman
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: cilinder numbering V12
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Kiribati

Re: cilinder numbering V12

Eric,

RHS (looking forward from cabin) front cylinder is 1a, then 2a, 3a etc back to 6a.
LHS (looking forward from cabin, front cylinder is 1b, then 2b, 3b etc back to 6b

Regards,

Simon
by vee12eman
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: What's This Relay?
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Kiribati

Re: What's This Relay?

Hi again, I just checked and found that I actually have a slightly updated version of the .PDF wiring diagram on this site - I think it was me that sent it to David Jones originally. It came from the XKE data site and I praised it in an article in the club magazine. Shortly afterward, Paul Spurlock,...
by vee12eman
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: What's This Relay?
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Kiribati

Re: What's This Relay?

Hi Niall, I have a series 3 FHC, RHD UK spec, no air con or SBW system and I re-wired it completely. The wiring diagram on here is the best I came across, and I bought both the Coventry Auto Components book (which I found incomplete, sadly) and a colour wiring diagram, I can’t remember exactly where...
by vee12eman
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Scale model
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Kiribati

Re: Scale model

Hi, If you mean a Die-cast model, then there are several. The best are from Auto Art, who make a 1/43 model in various colours. Not sure if they are still in production, but they’re usually on ebay, there’s one with item number (just type into the eBay search box): 402451374265 I don’t have one of t...
by vee12eman
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 seat belts
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Kiribati

Re: Series 3 seat belts

You will have to give more details, as OTS and FHC cars differ and later cars differ from earlier cars.

Suggest you put your name, model and year in a signature block as it’s much easier to answer when we know what car you’re asking about.

Regards,

Simon.
by vee12eman
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fitting a Vacuum Advance Module
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Kiribati

Re: Fitting a Vacuum Advance Module

"Jaguar didn’t do us any favours by locating the timing marks under the car as far away from the dizzy as possible." :lol: Try mounting a mirror on an axle stand - I use a spare wing mirror, it helps when timing by yourself, but might be best to get someone to check when finalising the setting. Set...
by vee12eman
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Thread size of front brake bleeding nipples
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Kiribati

Re: Thread size of front brake bleeding nipples

Hi Holger, Andrew is correct. The thread of most Girling calipers on UK cars at the time (including the Series 3) was UNF and the bleed nipples are 3/8 UNF. Aftermarket units often differ - you can check by running a bolt into the caliper, the vast majority of 3/8 UNF bolts have a 9/16" head. UNF 3/...
by vee12eman
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fitting a Vacuum Advance Module
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Kiribati

Re: Fitting a Vacuum Advance Module

Hi George, MadJack is right that you will have to check/adjust the timing, the advance unit has a different spindle length to the original, so you have to move the distributor accordingly. Not quite sure about the reference to teeth however, as the V12 distributor has two adjustments, a course adjus...
by vee12eman
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Made the front Cover! Classic Car Magazine
Replies: 20
Views: 1159
Kiribati

Re: Made the front Cover! Classic Car Magazine

Congratulations Andrew, I remember the pride I had when I made the front cover of the E-type Club magazine, issue 100 no less! A much smaller distribution of course and I had to take all the photos plus write the articles myself. Still a source of pleasure and pride, plus a talking point at any futu...
by vee12eman
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Decals and positions - UK spec 2+2
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Kiribati

Re: S3 Decals and positions - UK spec 2+2

Hi Drew, The excellent Richard T Russ book was once available on CD and you could buy it on the XKE data site. I took a look recently, but I can’t see it there any longer. I bought both the original (before prices sky rocketed) and the CD, which I think I now have as an electronic copy on my PC. Any...
by vee12eman
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Which Coolant Hose Type?
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Kiribati

Re: Which Coolant Hose Type?

Hi John, I have no experience of silicone hoses for the V12, but I have fitted cotton reinforced units and the Kevlar reinforced type too. My advice is DO NOT buy the Kevlar ones. Utterly rubbish. However, one thing be aware of is that even the cotton reinforced type have difficulty sealing if the f...
by vee12eman
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Boot Floor Drain tubes - S3 2+2 FHC
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Kiribati

Re: Boot Floor Drain tubes - S3 2+2 FHC

Hi. I believe the 2+2 differs from the OTS and only needs one pipe/drain, with one inlet; from the fuel cap drain. The door aperture drains through a single, central drain by the number plate. I could be wrong, it happens often. The normally supplied boot/trunk floor has all the drain holes fitted, ...
by vee12eman
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Workshop Manual
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Kiribati

Re: Workshop Manual

Hi, I think the Brooklands book is actually a reprint of the original. I have the original and also have an electronic copy. The electronic copy is great because I can view on my phone, pc, tablet etc. Very useful especially for the parts catalogue which usually comes with it as you can hunt for spa...
by vee12eman
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Scissor lift safety
Replies: 14
Views: 1141
Kiribati

Re: Scissor lift safety

That’s the one!

Poor old girl. Very undignified end.

Simon.
by vee12eman
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Scissor lift safety
Replies: 14
Views: 1141
Kiribati

Re: Scissor lift safety

Not just the Russian VC10...
RAF VC10 XR806 met her end with her nose pointing skyward in 1997 at Brize Norton.

C of G matters!

Regards,

Simon
by vee12eman
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg jet height
Replies: 24
Views: 1971
Kiribati

Re: Stromberg jet height

Hi again Unleaded petrol sometimes does look rich at the plug, at least in my experience. I find it less helpful than in the days of leaded fuel, although I know others feel that it’s still useful to look at the colour. I think you’re supposed to look right down at the insulator of the plug. Also di...
by vee12eman
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg jet height
Replies: 24
Views: 1971
Kiribati

Re: Stromberg jet height

Hi Harald, You can try, but best to have some way of checking the mixture. I use a Colortune kit or, if feeling lazy, I lift the piston a very small amount, I use a scriber with a taper, push it into the inlet and it causes the piston to rise very slightly, only a mm or so. From memory, if the engin...