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by Danetype3
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative
Replies: 21
Views: 4778
Denmark

Re: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative

OK, I tried to figure out for which cars the alternative tool "should" be used. But this is not as straightforward as I thought.

Anyways, I am sure you all know best yourself what works for your car. I will just have some rings made and let you know when ready.
by Danetype3
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative
Replies: 21
Views: 4778
Denmark

Re: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative

Period S3 workshop manuals I have indicate use of the tool with OTS cars as well as 2+2s. OK, that makes more sense than having different suspensions for the OTS and 2+2. But Ole wrote with his 1S25349 (which is late S3 OTS): IIRC the fitting of the TBs is done without any tension on the TB. . Are ...
by Danetype3
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative
Replies: 21
Views: 4778
Denmark

Re: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative

Yes, I am referring to my 1974 S3.(1S25349) Interesting. So it seems my assumption of "late" series 3 was wrong. I checked in the (German) etype handbook and the serial numbers the JD43 tool refers to are 2+2 (1971 onwards) only. Can anyone confirm that the extra TB spline is only needed for the 2+...
by Danetype3
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative
Replies: 21
Views: 4778
Denmark

Re: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative

Hi Ole Just to be sure, you are discussing the late series 3? The tension that was on my TB's fits pretty much what you describe. Meaning there was no tension left at roughly setting bar distance when I lowered the lower arm with a jack the first time. In other words, fitting of TB is done without t...
by Danetype3
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative
Replies: 21
Views: 4778
Denmark

Re: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative

Hi Bill If you read the manual carefully, Jaguar only specify the use of the JB43 tool being required, when refitting the torsion bars, for cars with chassis numbers from IS50065 (RHD) and IS70413 (LHD). This is the kind of car I have and that is what I am doing and the tool is meant for those in a ...
by Danetype3
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative
Replies: 21
Views: 4778
Denmark

Re: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative

Hi Bill In my case I will not be able to put enough tension on the TB with only a turnbuckle. And the extra spline as the manual describes would rotate the turnbuckle beyond where it can be used to pull the lower arm up again to mount the shock. Maybe my TB's are soft and require more pre tension th...
by Danetype3
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative
Replies: 21
Views: 4778
Denmark

Re: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative

Hi Ole I am no expert, but the procedure I followed is described in the manual and it made sense. Rotate and mount the front spline such that the rear reaction bracket and mounting bracket holes align. From that point you rotate the rear bracket one spline and fix the bolts. Together with the correc...
by Danetype3
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Brakes V12
Replies: 1
Views: 3312
Denmark

Re: Brakes V12

Here is what I did Roy. Hope the pictures help. The tight bend close to the steering was a bit of a challenge with my bending tool.

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by Danetype3
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative
Replies: 21
Views: 4778
Denmark

Re: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative

Here are some pictures of the simple tool (with the bling bling breaker bar). Just for show because as you can see the bracket bolts are in. But I tried it on the left side with success. The adapter rings fit in the socket and around the torsion bar. They are a bit crude on the outside but that is j...
by Danetype3
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative
Replies: 21
Views: 4778
Denmark

Re: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative

Hi Peter, Thanks for the response. It would still be cheap because it can be a short piece of steel with two square 1/2" holes for the socket and breaker bar, to get the "breaker bar attach point" below the exhaust. But heavier to ship than some small adapter rings. I will have some bars made and so...
by Danetype3
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative
Replies: 21
Views: 4778
Denmark

JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative

Hello everyone, New to this forum. Just wanted to check if there is interest in a "JD43" tool. I have laser cut an adapter ring that fits around the 25 splines of the torsion bar and in a socket. With a breaker bar and a hydraulic jack you can rotate the socket/torsion bar 1 spline as per the manual...