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by vee12eman
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Auto to Manual
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Kiribati

Re: Auto to Manual

Hi again, The gearbox rear mount was one of those things missing entirely on my car; bought incomplete and in boxes. I sourced a second hand unit and fitted the spring for the manual box. There is a huge weight difference between the Auto and Getrag, so the manual mounting spring (C12299) was chosen...
by vee12eman
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Auto to Manual
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Kiribati

Re: Auto to Manual

Hi Andrew, This subject was covered quite recently: http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11842 I put an answer there so I won’t repeat it. I stress again the bell housing is the big issue since so few V12 cars have were fitted wit manuals - only E-types a tiny number of early XJS and some ra...
by vee12eman
Thu May 17, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Feeling a little low!
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Kiribati

Re: Feeling a little low!

Chris, Steve and all, Chris’ experience with new springs not correcting ride height is not unusual and is why I kept my original springs, but replaced the shock absorbers with Gaz adjustable units, as also recommended by Woolfi. My ride was very good but the car was low and I kept bottoming out. I r...
by vee12eman
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heater blade Series 3
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Kiribati

Re: Heater blade Series 3

Hi Jérôme,

Thanks for confirming the details. Your interior looks fantastic by the way. Good luck with the rest of the work.

Regards,

Simon
by vee12eman
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heater blade Series 3
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Kiribati

Re: Heater blade Series 3

Hi Jérôme,

Glad to have helped. Did you end up with the Terios unit?

Regards,

Simon
by vee12eman
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Air filter boxes
Replies: 18
Views: 4496
Kiribati

Re: S3 Air filter boxes

Just had a look in Richard T Russ’ superb book on V12 E-type originality. He states the boxes were “Silver hammered finish” but in the accompanying photo, I would describe it as much more smooth. It certainly is not the finish you get from full on Hammerite. I am no originality slave, but smooth sil...
by vee12eman
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Air filter boxes
Replies: 18
Views: 4496
Kiribati

Re: S3 Air filter boxes

I know at least one RHD FHC built in December 1970; I have one photo of the engine bay, including the air boxes, again, unrestored. They are smooth silver in appearance. It was a UK delivered car, now down under.

Regards,

Simon
by vee12eman
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Air filter boxes
Replies: 18
Views: 4496
Kiribati

Re: S3 Air filter boxes

My air boxes were original, very tatty and required restoration, including new metal. They had never been repainted unless someone had utterly stripped them inside and out, painted them and replaced the stickers. The PO had owned the car since it was ten years old, it was unrestored then and althoug...
by vee12eman
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heater blade Series 3
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Kiribati

Re: Heater blade Series 3

Hi Jerome,

Here’s the link about the Terios unit:

https://forums.jag-lovers.com/t/e-type- ... e/100797/3

Might help if you sign up to the Jag Lovers Forum.

Regards,

Simon
by vee12eman
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heater blade Series 3
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Kiribati

Re: Heater blade Series 3

Hi, I bought all the Fiero parts to modify my Series 3 but I have not carried out the mod because the fan/squirrel cage is not deep enough. I have some ideas to modify further but I have not tried them yet because I am reluctant to modify the snail casing (the fan case) for the Fiero motor. I also h...
by vee12eman
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Jaguar v Jaguar
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Kiribati

Re: Jaguar v Jaguar

Well I never “drove” one, but I regularly used to “run” one, mine was a 1+1!*

Jet noise. The sound of freedom.

Regards

Simon

*I was usually the +1.
by vee12eman
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Charging issue on my series 3
Replies: 33
Views: 1282
Kiribati

Re: Charging issue on my series 3

Hi Jerome, If the regulator was replaced and still did not fix the problem and the circuit checked out ok otherwise (have you checked that thoroughly?), then unless you were unlucky enough to get a faulty replacement regulator, then it is most likely the alternator. They are expensive but can often ...
by vee12eman
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Vacuum Pipes on series 3
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Kiribati

Re: Vacuum Pipes on series 3

Hi Bob, In a word - no. The engine ran fine for me for several months, without the temperature sensors and associated valves on the filter housings working, until I realised what it was all for and set about making it operate as original. I wanted a challenge to get the system working and although i...
by vee12eman
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Charging issue on my series 3
Replies: 33
Views: 1282
Kiribati

Re: Charging

Hi Jerome, Check the earth of the regulator. Corrosion or paint can prevent the regulator from earthing and you get the symptoms you describe. The earth is just fwd of the regulator. Otherwise the alternator may not be earthing. The original design earths through the body of the alternator and it’s ...
by vee12eman
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Charging issue on my series 3
Replies: 33
Views: 1282
Kiribati

Re: Charging issue on my se

Sorry, duplicate post, now edited, see below.
by vee12eman
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Vacuum Pipes on series 3
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Kiribati

Re: Vacuum Pipes on series 3

Hi Bob, It does depend on the spec of your car, but assuming an early UK spec, the air cleaner vacuum pipes are there to control the temperature of the air entering the carbs during cold running, prior to the engine getting warm. You need the temperature sensors in the filter housings to be working ...
by vee12eman
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3, go on persuade me!
Replies: 38
Views: 1799
Kiribati

Re: Series 3, go on persuade me!

I like my Getrag...... Seriously though Andrew, I can't compare a Series 3 V12 to a Six cylinder E, 'cos I haven't driven one. My car is standard apart from the Getrag and uprated cooling (aluminium radiator, modern fans and extra relays - works really well even in 40 degree C temperatures). I find ...
by vee12eman
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Going to Australia this summer
Replies: 12
Views: 1030
Kiribati

Re: Going to Australia this summer

The constant rush of blood to the head is counteracted by regular doses of V12 Jaguar Power. All paid for at Aussie petrol prices. :bigrin:

Have to keep the sun-roof closed in the rain forest to counteract the Drop-Bear attacks, otherwise fantastic.

All the best,

Simon S-Y
by vee12eman
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: s3 auto to manual conversion.
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Kiribati

Re: s3 auto to manual conversion.

Hi. As has been implied, the hardest part of this conversion is finding the suitable bell housing. I did a similar conversion some time back using a Getrag gearbox and a special bell housing. I had to fabricate a gear linkage to get the lever out in the correct location. The bell housing was (I thin...
by vee12eman
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel line connectors
Replies: 8
Views: 1080
Kiribati

Re: Fuel line connectors

Hi Michel. I had no fuel lines for my Series 3 and bought them complete from Vicarage Jaguar, no one else could supply them at the time unless I sent my old ones to reclaim the fittings. http://www.vicarage.co.uk/ The other place, which may have just the connections is Stevson http://www.stevsonmoto...