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by chris420sa
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Why are my cooling fans on strike?
Replies: 3
Views: 157
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Re: Why are my cooling fans on strike?

Hi Martin - I'm on leave at present so do not have the benefit of a printed wiring diagram to consult. There is a printable diagram in the Series 3 technical section of the Forum Suggest as follows: 1. re-check the wiring connections to the fan relay (inconsiderately situated under the radiator shro...
by chris420sa
Tue May 07, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sunroof
Replies: 10
Views: 2598
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Re: Sunroof for Series 3 2+2

Hi - my 1972 Series 3 2+2 has an after-market Hollandia electric sunroof. Recently maintained (and a new headlining installed) by Steve Camp of the Trimming Centre in Lewes, Sussex as referenced in the link which Colin posted. Given that Steve used to fit these sunroofs, he's your best bet BUT parts...
by chris420sa
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sunroof
Replies: 10
Views: 2598
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Re: Sunroof

Dear tcat and others Colin's link includes the website of The Trimming Centre in Lewes, E Sussex. The Hollandia was an after-market installation which the father of the owner of The Trimmimg Centre, Steve Camp and Steve himself used to fit in the '70's. My Hollandia got stuck halfway open a few week...
by chris420sa
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil Pressure mystery
Replies: 7
Views: 473
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Re: Oil Pressure mystery

Marek - thanks for your response. Just wanted to ask you if you have fitted a mechanical oil pressure gauge? If so, could you please advise from whom you purchased the gauge, its range and its fittings.
Many thanks
Best regards
Chris
by chris420sa
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 28
Views: 1958
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Re: oil pressure woes

Hi JC - just wanted to check if you have any news regarding the mechanical oil pressure gauge and the other questions which I asked?
Look forward to hearing from you either via the Forum or a PM.
All the best
Chris
by chris420sa
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear Light Assemblies
Replies: 4
Views: 332
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Re: Rear Light Assemblies

I had no problem with the replacement rear lights from SNGB. You do need to make sure the light fittings and lenses are UK spec. You will also need to buy new gaskets. Mine didn't fit too well (probably because panels varied a bit) but I used vaseline to better hold the gaskets in place. Agree that ...
by chris420sa
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 28
Views: 1958
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Re: oil pressure woes

JC - many thanks. Look forward to hearing from you.
All the best
Chris
by chris420sa
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 28
Views: 1958
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Re: oil pressure woes

JJ - many thanks for your responses of Dec 31, much appreciated. I contacted Nisonger by email to ask them a few questions including whether their mechanical oil pressure gauge has the same range as my current (presumably original factory fit) electrical gauge, i.e. 0 to 80 psi . I received the foll...
by chris420sa
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 28
Views: 1958
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Re: oil pressure woes

Hi All Series 3 Oil Pressure etc The "Operating, Maintenance and Service Handbook" states on page 2: ".. The minimum pressure at 3,000 rpm when hot should not be less than 2.8 kg/sq. cm (40 lb per sq.in)....After switching on, a period of approximately 20 seconds will elapse before the correct readi...
by chris420sa
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 spark plugs colours
Replies: 19
Views: 1557
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Re: Series 3 spark plugs colours

Phillip - the case for the defence of 2 SO is well made. I'll definitely give it a try. Following your advice, I checked that the front LH carb was operating in unison with rear LH carb etc. All fine. Then set the mix using the screwdriver piston lift method. Front RH carb was definitely running too...
by chris420sa
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 spark plugs colours
Replies: 19
Views: 1557
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Series 3 spark plugs colours

I have just pulled all the plugs on the V12 after a 20 mile run in fairly cool weather and thought it would be helpful if a member or two could please advise what fuel mixture adjustments they would recommend on each of the four Strombergs ....and any other adjustment. The ignition timing is OK (sli...
by chris420sa
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: trim color
Replies: 4
Views: 508
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Re: trim color

Dear Sven - According to Anders Ditlev Clausager's book: "Factory Original Jaguar E-type",page 165, the "most common" trim colour combinations for the Series 3 with Signal Red paint colour and from Aug 1970 to June 1974 was beige, biscuit, black and russet with only 4 cars (of a total of about 15,00...
by chris420sa
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: UPDATE ON IMPORTED 2 PLUS 2 V12 1971
Replies: 20
Views: 1875
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Re: UPDATE ON IMPORTED 2 PLUS 2 V12 1971

Dear Tilty - as there is only one cooling fan relay (part number C31791) fitted on my October 1972 Series 3 (and I assume that's the case for all Series 3's), it would seem unlikely that the relay is at fault if one of the cooling fans is coming on when the thermoswitch (located on the hose behind t...
by chris420sa
Thu May 03, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 2+2 October 1972 Steering Column Lock/Ignition Switch
Replies: 5
Views: 729
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Re: Series 3 2+2 October 1972 Steering Column Lock/Ignition Switch

Garry - my mistake, I meant to say the oil pressure light. Problem now solved after some fiddling around with the switch and installing a new plastic ring around the rear of the switch - the ring seems to act as a good retainer for the switch. Although the ROM, correpondence with Marek and reference...
by chris420sa
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 2+2 October 1972 Steering Column Lock/Ignition Switch
Replies: 5
Views: 729
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Series 3 2+2 October 1972 Steering Column Lock/Ignition Switch

Hi All I turned the ignition key and it continued without the usual stops or resistance to position 3 without ignition light coming on or fuel pump etc working. At other times I turned to position 3 and the ignition light and fuel pump light worked but the key would not turn them off when rotated co...
by chris420sa
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: rear hatch chrome grill
Replies: 4
Views: 452
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Re: rear hatch chrome grill

John - you could try one of the e-type restorers who sometimes seem to be able to source parts when we poor mortals cannot. Could start with Claasic Motor Cars where Paul Norton who runs the stores may be able to assist (Paul Norton <Pauln@classic-motor-cars.co.uk>). I'm sure you have the part numbe...
by chris420sa
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Need help in finding some parts for the S3 dashboard / knobs
Replies: 5
Views: 728
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Re: Need help in finding some parts for the S3 dashboard / knobs

Hi Stefan - the choke knob (with decal) seems to be still available from SC Parts/Limora (pricy), but suggest you also call SNG Barratt. You'll probably need to drill out the rivets securing the operating lever on the dashboard sideand fit (small screws) the new knob to that, then rivet the lever ba...
by chris420sa
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: rear hatch chrome grill
Replies: 4
Views: 452
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Re: rear hatch chrome grill

Hi John - I bought mine (with the gasket etc) about 1 year ago from SC Parts. Pricy but seems to be still available. SNG Barratt does not seem to have (although their new website is not up to much, IMHO) but possibly worth giving them a call.
Best regards
Chris
by chris420sa
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Drain tubes bd28539 - headlight scoop
Replies: 5
Views: 1592
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Re: Drain tubes bd28539 - headlight scoop for Series 3

Hi All - I know it's some time since this topic was raised but can any member please advise where the drain tube connected to the headlamp scoop drain should terminate? The more practical solution, rather than strict compliance to the original, to avoid the water causing future rust problems would b...
by chris420sa
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 2+2 October 1972 B Post Seal
Replies: 1
Views: 398
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Series 3 2+2 October 1972 B Post Seal

Hi All - happy new year. I have just finished (?) fixing up my doors. Have been looking at the B Post rubber seal. The current rubber seal fits into a channel which is riveted to the body and runs from the top of the rearside door opening to the bottom of that opening in a fairly vertical line but w...