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by lowact
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil pressure gauge
Replies: 24
Views: 4081
Australia

Re: Oil pressure gauge

With confidence buoyed by the fading of memories of past failures I have embarked on the next great challenge, accurate oil pressure indication. Now I know that the consensus of the enlightened is to ditch the electric gauge in favour of a mechanical one, to the extent that SNGB now stock them as up...
by lowact
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Who knows about the Ignition timing ?
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Australia

Re: Who knows about the Ignition timing ?

Ignition advance is done to make the engine more efficient (use less petrol). Ignition retard is to make the engine warm up faster, by making the engine temporarily inefficient only when cold and idling (inefficient = less torque, more heat). The source of the vacuum and the type of distributor must...
by lowact
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Not all cylinders firing...
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Australia

Re: Not all cylinders firing...

Left bank is B bank, Right bank is A bank. I.e. D = B, P = A Firing order is 1A, 6B, 5A, 2B, 3A, 4B, 6A, 1B, 2A, 5B, 4A, 3B. I suspect either yr coil is stuffed, or it is the wrong one, or there is a very poor connection or wire supplying it. When using the in-line spark tester, were all the other p...
by lowact
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Exhaust Fantails.
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Australia

Re: Exhaust Fantails.

Garry, i'm going the other way, from quad to twin. Will swap if you want?
by lowact
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Engine & gearbox dimensions
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Australia

Re: Engine & gearbox dimensions

These dimensions may also be useful: https://i.postimg.cc/Wzhhh2X1/20200620-225607.jpg This is showing Jag 4speed with the tunnel cover propped into correct position over. Box is in 2nd gear, i.e. the lever is as far back as it goes, note the angle of the gear lever. Note also that the gear lever is...
by lowact
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Engine & gearbox dimensions
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Australia

Re: Engine & gearbox dimensions

That’s correct, sum gives you the position of the lever when it is vertical, i.e. a reference dimension to locate the lever in the cabin, not were it mounts to the gearbox which is offset (forward of this). On E-type the lever is as far back as it can go, zero opportunity for it to back any further ...
by lowact
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Engine & gearbox dimensions
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Australia

Re: Engine & gearbox dimensions

OEM, bellhousing length = 156mm. Gearbox length from bellhousing to vertical gear lever = 316 mm. Any other dimensions or photos req’d just list them. As well as fit, consider torque and ratio. XJ81 (6 litre HE) engine max torque > 460 Nm (340 ft-lb), gearbox may need to be rated at more than this i...
by lowact
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Emission control - removal
Replies: 11
Views: 1740
Australia

Re: Emission control - removal

Does anyone else have any suggestions or recommendations? I’m interpreting Curtis that you’re on the same trajectory as me, US car, drive it around for a while (Stage I) while planning significant upgrades (Stage 2). I’m deep into Stage 2. With the state of your car as described (hoses) you might f...
by lowact
Fri May 22, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dedicated LPG?
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Australia

Re: Dedicated LPG?

Bob, I hope that Spitfire is saved for posterity? Garry, my car is my hobby, making sympathetic improvements. I.e. I bought it to mod. Gridlocked in a taxi on the Tullamarine freeway, missing flight again, an FHC cruised past in the opposite direction, I had an epiphany. Bought a cheap OTS sight uns...
by lowact
Tue May 19, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Cap and rotor failure
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Australia

Re: Cap and rotor failure

Was the cap ok, just the rotor that was softening? I think they are the same material? Maybe SNGB should review their souces of both.
by lowact
Sun May 17, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dedicated LPG?
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Australia

Re: Dedicated LPG?

Garry thx for the app reference, PetrolSpy, kept up to date by users, I like it. I think what you are describing is vapour mixing vs vapour injection, both use a converter to 1st convert the liquid to gas, when it’s very cold the converter needs some warmth to stop it freezing. So cars using these s...
by lowact
Sat May 16, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dedicated LPG?
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Australia

Dedicated LPG?

Currently upgrading my V12 to HE, EFI, by swapping heads and pistons and a new ecu. Hoping to set new records for cleanliness and efficiency. Question is, should follow Marek and convert to LPG? I really like the idea of dedicated LPG (no petrol) liquid phase injection (LPi). Petrol tank and pump re...
by lowact
Mon May 11, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Cracked firewall
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Australia

Cracked firewall

Image
Where the centre bonnet latch mounts.
Anyone else experienced this?
Not sure why this is loaded, maybe I need to adjust my bonnet latches ...?
by lowact
Mon May 04, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel injection on the V12 engine
Replies: 46
Views: 4503
Australia

Re: Fuel injection on the V12 engine

Bit of an update. Adaptronic parent company is Haltech (since 2018). Product lines are being merged, Adaptronic proprietor is now Haltech R&D guru. New flagship “Haltech Nexus R5”, release delayed by pandemic, is also capable of running a V12 sequentially, fuel and spark (18 injector outputs, 12 ign...
by lowact
Mon May 04, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: L2RHD - bending the pedals
Replies: 12
Views: 1639
Australia

Re: L2RHD - bending the pedals

G'day Andrew, what you say makes sense, that Jaguar design would not have req’d different casting for LHD and RHD pedals. On LHD S3 (and therefore S2 also?) the brake and clutch pedals are the same (centerline) length. Each is bent the same (mirrored) angle so originally they were the same height ab...
by lowact
Sun May 03, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: L2RHD - bending the pedals
Replies: 12
Views: 1639
Australia

Re: L2RHD - bending the pedals

Gianni wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 8:22 pm
Can sell me that one?
Yep. Anything LHD u can have for the cost of the postage. PM me a parts list and I'll send u photos.
by lowact
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Brake Servo Replacement⅚
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Australia

Re: Series 3 Brake Servo Replacement⅚

I tried to get mine done professionally, by ABS (national brake engineers in Oz). They dredged up a retired old ex employee especially. He started very keen and excited but cooled off when he learned what was involved in removing the servo, and bleeding the inboard rear brakes, etc. In the end he wa...
by lowact
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Ignition box required (even non-working)
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Australia

Re: Ignition box required (even non-working)

I have a good working one, from aus if nothing closer ...
by lowact
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil leak advice
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Australia

Re: Oil leak advice

If you lose any of the rubber plug into the timing cover, don’t worry about it, there is nothing in there that would be in the slightest bit compromised by a bit of (short-lived) gnarly old rubber. Which reminds me, I’ll be needing a new one, thx. Yr problem cannot be the bolt hole, that bolt clamps...
by lowact
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starter motor
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Australia

Re: Starter motor

Thx Marek – exactly the experience, rationale/reassurance I was hoping for. I interpret you have the later 160 tooth ring-gear with the 25 mm dia. pinion (my option 2). I have the earlier 134 tooth ring-rear with the 29 mm dia. pinion. Means you have the 18x torque advantage while I will only have t...