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by lowact
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg 175cd Carb Tuning
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Australia

Re: Stromberg 175cd Carb Tuning

I reckon u have a vacuum leak. Note this would be same as too lean prognosis. Go over y intake manifold, plug/seal off every single offtake, incl. Brakes, distributor, crankcase. You'll idle up the incline from yr garage.
by lowact
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Exhaust manifold seal rings
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Australia

Re: Exhaust manifold seal rings

Ok, thx, stainless downpipe studs now are ordered.
by lowact
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Exhaust manifold seal rings
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Australia

Re: Exhaust manifold seal rings

Ouch, all my complaining, seems I had it easy. Came apart easy(ish) I think because the seal rings split open, leaving the tops fused into the manifolds and the bottoms fused into the downpipes. Hacksawing off a slice and peeling was basically what we did, although hacksaw teeth melted away almost i...
by lowact
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Exhaust manifold seal rings
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Australia

Re: Exhaust manifold seal rings

Yep, a definitive “not broke don’t fix”. But I’ve started, so will persevere. There is a lot of white stuff, internal as well as external … https://i.postimg.cc/Y2GLFQZp/20201221-172803.jpg The reason for pulling it all apart, pretty it up and insulate with a few coats of ceramic paint, VHF Flamepro...
by lowact
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Exhaust manifold seal rings
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Australia

Exhaust manifold seal rings

My nomination for the hardest task: renewing the exhaust manifold seal rings (C.18405/1 > EBC9388). Old one's fused into place. Exhaust so it is impervious to heat. Hacksaw, chisels and files. All that white stuff I guess is asbestos? One down 3 to go ... https://i.postimg.cc/Gtg759W1/20201220-17355...
by lowact
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fitting a Vacuum Advance Module
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Australia

Re: Fitting a Vacuum Advance Module

Anyone else contemplating this, consider getting the DAB113HEF (F on the end) ignition conversion kit. This is the vacuum advance version.
by lowact
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Webers or Fuel Injection
Replies: 25
Views: 2156
Australia

Re: Webers or Fuel Injection

Up to 10% more air … with LPG liquid-phase injection that is effectively what happens. The LPG instantly vaporizes, its temperature switches to as low as 40 degC below zero, this chills the incoming air, increasing its density, volumetric efficiency is much improved. Volumetric efficiency (and frict...
by lowact
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Webers or Fuel Injection
Replies: 25
Views: 2156
Australia

Re: Webers or Fuel Injection

Yep, read yr Classic Jaguars mag article. Imo you have the holy grail, an upgraded e-type that has increased value.
by lowact
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Webers or Fuel Injection
Replies: 25
Views: 2156
Australia

Re: Webers or Fuel Injection

Carb vs efi? I think this discussion is comparing carbs with legacy efi? Surely, no reason a modern ecu couldn’t be programmed to do at least anything that carbs can do, if that’s what u want? I’m hoping that, with modern efi, controlled by latest tech 4D fully sequential adaptive ecu, efi will outp...
by lowact
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Wiring
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Australia

Re: Wiring

I like this wiring diag, can't remember where I found it ...
https://1drv.ms/b/s!AiSPBKa26IcchNwTfxO ... w?e=FhbOMf
by lowact
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Clutch master cylinder spacer
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Australia

Re: Clutch master cylinder spacer

My C31725 is 10.5 mm thick.
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by lowact
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Windscreen wiper arm
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Australia

Re: Windscreen wiper arm

I’ve never had this problem. Replacing the wiper mechanism requires major dismantling including wiring looms so case for trying anything else first is obvious. If it does not work, it was no good anyway? Drilling for a roll-pin-would be tricky imo. Through from the side (cross-pin) may be too diffic...
by lowact
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: How to fasten seat belt retainer
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Australia

Re: How to fasten seat belt retainer

BD35681 is a rubber expansion anchor, basically a rubber plug with a brass nut molded into the end. Tightening the screw draws in the nut which expands the rubber behind the seat back. Holes should be there, seats are recovered? You should be able to feel the 1 cm holes through the covering ... http...
by lowact
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank
Replies: 15
Views: 1828
Australia

Re: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank

72 US spec; charcoal canister on the bulkhead behind the battery.
by lowact
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Overdrive S3
Replies: 26
Views: 2251
Australia

Re: Overdrive S3

Imo 2.88 is a better match for an E with monster torque. Two real world considerations, wheelspin and gear change lag. The torque you can apply is limited by wheelspin. For the same car (mass, gears, tyres) wheelspin depends on torque and diff ratio. With a 3.54 diff, 272 Nm will cause an S3E to whe...
by lowact
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover
Replies: 28
Views: 1720
Australia

Re: Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover

Here is pic of the most valuable tool in my workshop. Goes on the end of the vacuum cleaner hose, relies on suction holding the dropped part while you carefully lift it out. Never failed me yet, except, don't accidently suck up anything flammable, vac cleaner explodes ... https://i.postimg.cc/cCC6Mb...
by lowact
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Overdrive S3
Replies: 26
Views: 2251
Australia

Re: Overdrive S3

That's a lot of HP. Uncharted territory for a Jag OD? That aside, it would depend on yr current diff, US manual I guess 3.54? Here is comparison of 3.54+OD versus 2.88. Imo not much difference ...
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by lowact
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Hi Torque starter motor
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Australia

Re: Hi Torque starter motor

Double check it has the correct pinion. Pre engine 7S7000 need a 29 mm diameter pinion. Later engines used 25 mm diameter (smaller teeth).
by lowact
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: s3 automatic gearbox cooler pipes
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Australia

Re: s3 automatic gearbox cooler pipes

If you do find some, they will most likely be straight, with fittings, that you will need to bend into shape yourself. If necessary any hydraulic (e.g. brake or steering) shop should be happy to make parts up for you if you know the length and the end flare and fitting required. Don't skimp on the q...
by lowact
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Trying to locate BD38047 Seal retainer
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Australia

Re: Trying to locate BD38047 Seal retainer

Part of SNGB special order part no. SRC12R?