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by JJC
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 621
United States of America

Re: Tyres

morganjag wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:29 pm
For insurance purposes you have to fit z rated tyres to an S3 , which makes it expensive to buy these tyres !
What ?? Who requires a specific speed rating on a Series 3 ? Is that normal in Great Britain ? Not so in USA. Thanks,

JC
by JJC
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: The Kids went playing...
Replies: 2
Views: 196
United States of America

Re: The Kids went playing...

Well you have excellent taste ! I had a beautiful yellow 74 Jensen convertible, black top & interior....sorry I sold it. But still have my 73 E OTS, red, black top and interior. Bought it new......taking it to the grave. Still get a kick every day when I take her out to run errands. What sort of mil...
by JJC
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 spark plugs colours
Replies: 17
Views: 453
United States of America

Re: Series 3 spark plugs colours

Philip: Your plugs look perfect ! I am also curious as to the addition of two stroke oil. Always several ways to skin the cat......love to hear !

Thanks

JC

ps: I'm guessing the carbs are set more on the lean side.....that's where I found my sweet spot.
by JJC
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Boot release will not open?
Replies: 24
Views: 841
United States of America

Re: Boot release will not open?

Simon has the right idea.....two person job.........one pulls on the interior handle, while someone plays with the boot. It will work.

JC
by JJC
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 spark plugs colours
Replies: 17
Views: 453
United States of America

Re: Series 3 spark plugs colours

Can always learn something new ! Why is reading spark plugs no longer a great way to get a handle on mixture, timing, etc ., since no one really using anything but unleaded gas these days ?


Thanks.

FYI.....I do it all the time !
by JJC
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gauge face lift
Replies: 7
Views: 300
United States of America

Re: Gauge face lift

Just replace...cheap enough. Good luck.
by JJC
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gauge face lift
Replies: 7
Views: 300
United States of America

Re: Gauge face lift

Is that dirt on the glass, or damage to the face of the gauge ?

JC
by JJC
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil pressure gauge
Replies: 14
Views: 593
United States of America

Re: Oil pressure gauge

Spot on.....the "wet gauge" simply taps into the oil system via a brass fitting on the top of the block on later V12's . What you see on your dash mounted Smiths gauge is exactly whats going on , real pressure reading in real time. Only way to fly.

JC
by JJC
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 621
United States of America

Re: Tyres

Yup...215's not a problem...plenty of room. Wondering why folks would put a z rated tire on what is basically a touring car ? Do you really need that kind of grip, and the high rate of wear that go's with sticky dry season only tires ?
by JJC
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 621
United States of America

Re: Tyres

I have used Goodyear Advantage 215/70/15 for years. Great all weather tire, long life, fit great/look great, available anywhere, reasonably priced. Just my 2 cents, but I think they might do the trick for your Series 3.

All the best,

JC
by JJC
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil pressure gauge
Replies: 14
Views: 593
United States of America

Re: Oil pressure gauge

Hi Simon: Once again, easy solution to your problem....few simple steps. 1. Open bonnet 2. Remove electric oil sender. 3. Place electric sending unit in nearest garbage container. 4. Get hold of Smiths mechanical gauge and sending unit with kit. 5. If your my age, time for a bathroom break. 6. Insta...
by JJC
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil pressure gauge
Replies: 14
Views: 593
United States of America

Re: Oil pressure gauge

Hello ! This subject has been discussed in the past. Common problem, no worries. Call a Smiths dealer an order the mechanical gauge/set-up. Fairly easy install, and ,once warm, you will get spot on pressure readings. Gauge different, but can't tell...looks stock. FYI: rule of thumb....once warm, you...
by JJC
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 OTS Interior Rear Body Trim
Replies: 10
Views: 345
United States of America

Re: Series 3 OTS Interior Rear Body Trim

I would try XK'S Unlimited in California, US. Good luck !

JC
by JJC
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Greensand Color
Replies: 8
Views: 366
United States of America

Re: Greensand Color

Great color !! Not a fan of color change.....HUGE job !!

Enjoy.....I have a 1973 for 44 years......fantastic car. Best of luck!

JC
by JJC
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !
Replies: 27
Views: 1298
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Re: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !

Better off checking out Rock Auto here in the US.. Here is the big clue.....don't check for Jaguar parts....check Chevy parts foe Camaro's and Corvette's. The small block version of both cars use the same drive train parts Jaguar used...exactly the same. Have fun ! FYI....don't pay more then $80 plu...
by JJC
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !
Replies: 27
Views: 1298
United States of America

Re: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !

Well, you have a short wheel base car, I believe, why don't you put in a 5 speed. You can buy one for less then 6K US, with all the bits, Get a friend with a lift, put one in, and take pictures along the way, perhaps a video, which you could put on UTube. Why in God's name would I track down an owne...
by JJC
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !
Replies: 27
Views: 1298
United States of America

Re: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !

Not looking for credit from you or anybody else. Get a grip on your ego. I am here to learn, and possibly offer a few shreds of advice from my over 50 years of working on cars as a passion. If it helps someone, one person, mission accomplished ! Why are you here? Oh wait.....I know the answer to thi...
by JJC
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !
Replies: 27
Views: 1298
United States of America

Re: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !

Hi Steve, not an upgrade, just new. In the Series 3, the EXEDY clutch kit # 04021 does the trick. 10.5 inch, 10 tooth. Cheap, available from most suppliers. Its all you will need, and stay with old style heavy flywheel. Don't want to be reving the engine more then you have to in order to get moving....
by JJC
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !
Replies: 27
Views: 1298
United States of America

Re: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !

You don't have to butcher the floor, in fact, floor is not touched. There is some trimming and minor altering of the tunnel , but not visible once instillation of gear box and work has been completed This in no way affects the structural integrity of the car. Not a easy as the long wheel base car, b...
by JJC
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: London Auction
Replies: 21
Views: 1315
United States of America

Re: London Auction

Market slowing down. Typical of any market...never in a straight line, one way , or the other. If it continues to slow, or decline, in time, it will find a level that might draw a new age group to the collector car market. Fresh blood ($$) always welcomed, always needed. No worries here, time is the...