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by Paul Buckley
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Trim colour change S3 V12 2+2
Replies: 4
Views: 356
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Re: Trim colour change S3 V12 2+2

If it's of any use, my early '72 OTS is Old English White with a red interior, and the sun visors are black. Can't say about the headlining! :roll:
by Paul Buckley
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Black smoke Series 3 2+2
Replies: 41
Views: 3624
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Re: Black smoke Series 3 2+2

26 mpg? Jeez, my completely stock '72 S3 OTS has never returned more than 17 mpg, even on a sedate run.
by Paul Buckley
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dunlop,or Avon
Replies: 2
Views: 861
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Re: Dunlop,or Avon

The Dunlop SP's are original fitment and I have used no others in my nearly 50 years of ownership, the last set being fitted four years ago, so I can't compare to other makes. Have a look at 'Longstone classic tyres'. I believe they have a short video that compares the tyre makes for the E-Type. Che...
by Paul Buckley
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Best Diff Ratio for V12 roadster / BW Tremec T5 gearbox
Replies: 6
Views: 2714
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Re:

If you are going to fit a 5 speed box then why sacrifice all that torque (from a 3.31 diff) when you can simply fit a lower ratio 5th gear and have the best of both worlds ? The earlier S3's had 3.31 diffs but they changed in Jan 73 to 3.07 diffs as standard. The S3 is a really quick car off the li...
by Paul Buckley
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tremec 5 Speed box V12
Replies: 5
Views: 1440
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Re: Tremec 5 Speed box V12

What 5th gear ratio did you specify.
by Paul Buckley
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Problem with horn on Moto Lita steering wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 1333
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Re: Problem with horn on Moto Lita steering wheel

Pleased to hear!
The day that you learn nothing is the day that you have died!
So I am told .......
by Paul Buckley
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Loss of Self Centring Steering
Replies: 6
Views: 1058
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Re: Loss of Self Centring Steering

When my car was returned to me after re-commissioning I had the same problem. I moved the caster angle to maximum as per the Jaguar specs and it improved a great deal. However, it is still not as it was and I wonder if the problem lies within the steering column, which had been removed. Something I ...
by Paul Buckley
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 OTS Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 1464
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Re: S3 OTS Brakes

Phillip and Barry, thanks for the warning 🙂
by Paul Buckley
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 OTS Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 1464
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Re: S3 OTS Brakes

Phillip. Thank you for that. It would seem that you are right, but I’ll do what Barry suggests first. Barry. Sorry, I wrote ‘transfer valve’ when it should have been ‘reaction valve!’ Yes, I kind of suspected that the problem was with that valve. Thank you for the ‘Eagle’ tip, very useful and seemin...
by Paul Buckley
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 OTS Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 1464
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Re: S3 OTS Brakes

Thanks Phillip. So you think that the problem lies in the master cylinder? Could you enlarge on that for me? I thought the problem might be the transfer valve, but I am not sure how it works. Russ, I don’t know if your offer of calipers and discs was meant for me. However, my calipers were refurbis...
by Paul Buckley
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 OTS Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 1464
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Re: S3 OTS Brakes

Thanks Phillip. So you think that the problem lies in the master cylinder? Could you enlarge on that for me? I thought the problem might be the transfer valve, but I am not sure how it works. Russ, I don’t know if your offer of slave cylinders and discs was meant for me. However, my slave cylinders ...
by Paul Buckley
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 OTS Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 1464
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S3 OTS Brakes

My S3 braking system was professionally mechanically 're-commissioned' three years ago with recon servos, new vacuum tank, new master cylinder, lines, pads etc. Just recently, after a week or so not used, on the first brake application it seems that the rear brakes operate seconds before the front b...
by Paul Buckley
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Problem with horn on Moto Lita steering wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 1333
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Re: Problem with horn on Moto Lita steering wheel

I am shortly going down your path with a MotoLite steering wheel ..... which one did you go for?
by Paul Buckley
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Problem with horn on Moto Lita steering wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 1333
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Re: Problem with horn on Moto Lita steering wheel

I would suspect that the superglue is acting as an insulator.
Soldering is not hard to do, the main thing is to have the surfaces clean and use a flux.
You will need a soldering iron of course .... is there no-one you could ask to help?
Cheers
by Paul Buckley
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: gearbox woe
Replies: 5
Views: 2692
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Re: gearbox woe

:questionmarks: I realised that Chris, but I can always live in hope!

I find it somewhat disappointing when someone posts a problem and then doesn't follow up with how it was resolved.

Cheers
by Paul Buckley
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: gearbox woe
Replies: 5
Views: 2692
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Re: gearbox woe

However once we got going it became apparent that 3rd wasnt going to join in the fun. Try as I might without being too brutal I just could not get 3rd. I just had to go from 2nd to 4th.


What was the problem with that third gear?
by Paul Buckley
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Crankshaft Pulley
Replies: 10
Views: 1482
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Re: Crankshaft Pulley

Hello Michel

I am so sorry, the PO seems to have removed the pully before I received the engine! :roll:
I DID tell him that I was only interested in the EFI components .......
Again, my apologies .

Paul
by Paul Buckley
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Crankshaft Pulley
Replies: 10
Views: 1482
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Re: Crankshaft Pulley

Hi Michel

I bought a V12 engine from an XJ12 HE in order to use the EFI bits to convert my series 3 to fuel injection.
Would the pully from this spare engine be the one you need?
I will send you a photograph later on today, when I am back home .....

Regards
by Paul Buckley
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Shaking / vibrating engine
Replies: 24
Views: 8514
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Re: Shaking / vibrating engine

Did replacing the u/j solve the vibration?
Or did you find something else?
by Paul Buckley
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?
Replies: 34
Views: 7632
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Re: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?

Elite's problem laid with its manager at the time, a Rob Swift, who left a few years ago and was replaced by Ben. Elite is a subsidiary of Beagle engineering, a large and well equipped machine shop, whose owner is Mark Bloor. Mark has engineering in his genes and spends most of his time on the large...