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by vee12eman
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Heater comparison S3 Vs S1/2
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Kiribati

Re: Heater comparison S3 Vs S1/2

Hi, I have a Series 3 and a Fiero fan/motor, which has been awaiting fit for a very long time. As you guessed, the fan is too shallow so although I have ideas on how to modify the system, I know I can’t go back because I would have to modify the involute to match the new motor and it just might not ...
by vee12eman
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Myths concerning the V-12
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Kiribati

Re: Myths concerning the V-12

Hi Atle, Whilst I don’t claim to be an expert on the V12, I do have a fair amount of experience with it. Christopher is right that the engine can be a problem if not previously maintained correctly. It is a very strong engine which can last many miles and years and is relatively unstressed in the E-...
by vee12eman
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: s3 under bonnet air scoop
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Kiribati

Re: s3 under bonnet air scoop

Hi Rob,

Do you mean the air scoop to the heater or the one under the nose? I changed the heater scoop for a new glass fibre one and also replaced the entire under nose panel, not just the scoop.

Regards,

Simon
by vee12eman
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Electric E-type from Jaguar
Replies: 28
Views: 671
Kiribati

Re: Electric E-type from Jaguar

But you can fit a V8 🙄 with no rego change…
by vee12eman
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Electric E-type from Jaguar
Replies: 28
Views: 671
Kiribati

Re: Electric E-type from Jaguar

More info:

https://www.ausbt.com.au/jaguar-is-now- ... -type-zero

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/pebble ... ric-e-type

Looks like converting original cars, so potentially road legal …

Simon
by vee12eman
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Electric E-type from Jaguar
Replies: 28
Views: 671
Kiribati

Electric E-type from Jaguar

Hi all,

Just heard on Radio 2 that Jaguar are about to release a new Electric E-type. What do we know about it, converted original, new model or something that cannot be used on the road, like the new DB5s?

Regards

Simon
by vee12eman
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Vacuum Pipes on series 3
Replies: 54
Views: 2036
Kiribati

Re: Vacuum Pipes on series 3

Hi Hilton, Good luck with the temperature sensors, I definitely feel they had positive effects on my car, reducing warm up time, though I did not check scientifically. I note you have other issues and components removed. When you come to rebuild, take time to ensure there are no air leaks. I used ve...
by vee12eman
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starting woes
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Kiribati

Re: Starting woes

On roadster its in the spare wheel well, rhs.
Hi,

Same filter location in the FHC (Jaguar normally referred to the 2+2 Series III as the FHC, though not always).

Two different designs, early and late.

Regards,

Simon
by vee12eman
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Vacuum Pipes on series 3
Replies: 54
Views: 2036
Kiribati

Re: Vacuum Pipes on series 3

Hilton, Colin has raised a valid point regarding the bypass valve diaphragms, which are very likely torn or damaged by now. However, as he also said, that is another story. Most important thing is to find and cure leaks, then make the various vacuum driven units either functional or excluded, at lea...
by vee12eman
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Vacuum Pipes on series 3
Replies: 54
Views: 2036
Kiribati

Re: Vacuum Pipes on series 3

Hi Hilton, If the distributor vacuum retard is fed from the inlet manifold, this is bad. The setup is designed to give retard at idle only and to do this, the vacuum used for control must only be present at idle. This is why a tapping is provided from just below the carb butterfly, on the left rear ...
by vee12eman
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Vacuum Pipes on series 3
Replies: 54
Views: 2036
Kiribati

Re: Vacuum Pipes on series 3

Hi Colin, Hilton, A couple of points. Firstly,I am not going to get into the debate about vacuum advance vs retard. This is being considered elsewhere and without studying it, this is beyond my full understanding and ability to explain correctly. I aim to look into it soon and consider modifying my ...
by vee12eman
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Vacuum Pipes on series 3
Replies: 54
Views: 2036
Kiribati

Re: Vacuum Pipes on series 3

Hi Hilton, Glad to have helped. I did a quick search and whilst SNG do now list the sensors (and their replacements) as no longer available, if you do a search for the later design by part number (C38357), there are a couple of companies that claim to have some in stock – you could try them if you a...
by vee12eman
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Vacuum Pipes on series 3
Replies: 54
Views: 2036
Kiribati

Re: Vacuum Pipes on series 3

Hi Hilton, In the interest of keeping the information in one place I have edited my original post with the requested information, amending a couple of typos along the way. Tappings (as opposed to Trappings) are on the opposing faces of the INLET manifolds and temp sensors were obtained from SNGB. Ha...
by vee12eman
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Engine Oil Dipstick
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Kiribati

Re: Series 3 Engine Oil Dipstick

Hi all, Many thanks for the measurements, I could not get out to the garage at the weekend, but it appears I no longer need to! My replacement dipstick is definitely red, so is probably correct, I will check very soon. Hopefully this will help define the difference between XJ12 & E V12 dipsticks whi...
by vee12eman
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Engine Oil Dipstick
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Kiribati

Re: Series 3 Engine Oil Dipstick

Thanks Phillip,

I will try to measure and confirm over the weekend.

Regards,

Simon
by vee12eman
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Engine Oil Dipstick
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Kiribati

Re: Series 3 Engine Oil Dipstick

Hi Sandy. This was a problem I had years ago but I solved it wit a dipstick from eBay. I am fairly sure I used one from an XJ12, but now I am worried that this might be incorrect. To that end, could someone please measure an E-type V12 dipstick, including the measurements from the seat (which bears ...
by vee12eman
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: How to adjust mixture
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Kiribati

Re: How to adjust mixture

Hi all, Having rebuilt several V12 Strombergs, I have never come across the retaining spring shown in Marks photo. Here’s one I worked on a few days ago, assembled, sorry about focus, very difficult given the design: https://s15.postimg.cc/eoleq56ob/465404_D1-_EBD6-424_E-_BAEC-8_AF34764_F30_F.jpg An...
by vee12eman
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 1244
Kiribati

Re: Running Temperature etc

Hi Colin, My car has a fairly modified cooling system, ally rad and modern fans. Those mods are expensive, only worthwhile in my case because I bought the car without either fans or rad and the upgrades were only very slightly more expensive than finding original spec items. Also, both were new wher...
by vee12eman
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Gear Knob for 5 speed T5 box
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Kiribati

Re: Gear Knob for 5 speed T5 box

I know. I sound like a cheap skate (perhaps I am!). However, I have a non standard gear lever - a legacy of the Getrag conversion. The correct nut would not fit and I actually had to drill and tap my gear knob. The home made thread was not a tight fit as per the original so I had an almost identical...
by vee12eman
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Gear Knob for 5 speed T5 box
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Kiribati

Re: Gear Knob for 5 speed T5 box

Try a slim lock nut under the knob. I filed one down from an ordinary nut. No damage to threads.

Regards,

Simon.