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by JJC
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 5
Views: 105
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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: 5
Views: 105
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: 7
Views: 156
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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: 7
Views: 156
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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: 5
Views: 84
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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: 187
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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: 956
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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: 956
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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: 956
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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: 956
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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: 956
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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: 987
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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...
by JJC
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Overwintering ...synthetic petrol
Replies: 15
Views: 398
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Re: Overwintering ...synthetic petrol

Boy....you really have to let fuel sit around forever before it turns. And if the car has been sitting around for that long, sadly you will have other issues to address. A can of dry gas, or a bottle of Marvel Mystery oil might have helped before the car was sent off to a long slumber. Or......keep ...
by JJC
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Top hat & tails!
Replies: 1
Views: 159
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Re: Top hat & tails!

A freshly re-built engine.....one of life's true satisfying moments !! Enjoy and congrats .

JC
by JJC
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door mirrors
Replies: 26
Views: 680
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Re: Door mirrors

Simon...it is not a blind spot collision. It is two drivers fighting for the same real estate.

JC
by JJC
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door mirrors
Replies: 26
Views: 680
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Re: Door mirrors

Well, whatever works for you.
by JJC
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Myths concerning the V-12
Replies: 8
Views: 491
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Re: Myths concerning the V-12

Spot on Peter !! I drive my Series 3 several times a week for the last 44 years. 150K miles...not a lot for a 44 year old car, but a nut to keep all the juices flowing. Great engine, simple maintenance, strong, smooth, and reliable. Got to drive'em !

JC
by JJC
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 V12 Roadster - Fuel Tank
Replies: 2
Views: 174
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Re: S3 V12 Roadster - Fuel Tank

Question asked......question answered !! Way to go Mr.Mgcjag !!

JC
by JJC
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Heater comparison S3 Vs S1/2
Replies: 8
Views: 279
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Re: Heater comparison S3 Vs S1/2

On the S#, standard heater, in working condition, is just fine. The point has also been well put here.......don't need any more heat then you get from the V12 lump......my favorite motor in the whole world !!
by JJC
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door mirrors
Replies: 26
Views: 680
United States of America

Re: Door mirrors

I disagree. But thats what makes a forum so interesting. Happy motoring !