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by Nialls Shortbear
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Exhaust manifold seal rings
Replies: 10
Views: 881
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Re: Exhaust manifold seal rings

Yeah, use those stainless studs with anti-seize. And speaking of those studs, our 71 coupe has 3/8" UNF fine, whereas the 72 OTS has a right weird coarse thread. That seemed strange.
by Nialls Shortbear
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Exhaust manifold seal rings
Replies: 10
Views: 881
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Re: Exhaust manifold seal rings

I'm amazed you managed to separate the down pipe from manifold. This is what we had to do to get the down pipes off, I just took it off the shop coffee table where it sits as a monument to the task of brute force it took to get it out. It still has your mate the sealing ring on after all that beatin...
by Nialls Shortbear
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: What's This Relay?
Replies: 5
Views: 493
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Re: What's This Relay?

Thanks for these answers Gents. I am somewhat mystified as to how a 3-pin relay works, does it energize the third pin to the power signal when on? I cannot find the pin out to that relay online. Either way its solves my issue, as the SBW is long gone in previous owner wiring debauchery actions and I...
by Nialls Shortbear
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: new alternator fitting
Replies: 1
Views: 277
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Re: new alternator fitting

Now Sir, I have fitted a denso, by WOSP, and its great, you don't connect the brown/green to the alternator, only the brown/red for the low volt light in Dash and main power Brown. That wire runs to regulator connector, and you need that, as the wire to the light runs from the back of that connector...
by Nialls Shortbear
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: What's This Relay?
Replies: 5
Views: 493
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What's This Relay?

Could anyone enlighten me on this relay please? Its on a US spec 72 OTS that had AC, located RHS of tunnel behind radio panel. I am quite sure it is factory wired. It is fed from the non fused side of F6 with a white wire to a line fuse, and onwards to the relay with a Light Green. Is it SBW related...
by Nialls Shortbear
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Overdrive S3
Replies: 26
Views: 2276
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Re: Overdrive S3

This is great thanks for all the replies My only concern then seeing as its the reverse of what I thought is that if you are cranking away on some long distance freeway run in a US stylee, you could be with your solenoid OD engaged for many hours (well as long as your fuel lasts). In electrical theo...
by Nialls Shortbear
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Overdrive S3
Replies: 26
Views: 2276
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Re: Overdrive S3

Another Q, don't know much about these. Does the overdrive give a rear wheel speed higher than 4th? per engine RPM when engaged or does it place the engaged output ratio between existing 3rd and 4th gear? I always thought that these shifted down rather than up when engaged, meaning the latter would ...
by Nialls Shortbear
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Overdrive S3
Replies: 26
Views: 2276
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Re: Overdrive S3

What about the Speedo cable and drive? does that swap over?
Cheers
by Nialls Shortbear
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Steering Lock & Ignition Switch
Replies: 3
Views: 477
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Re: Steering Lock & Ignition Switch

Sir,

What year is Car?

What colour wires on new switch. Are you sure white/red on old switch is not white/pink?

Cheers
by Nialls Shortbear
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Pertronix install on S3 V12 help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1030
Virgin Islands (USA)

Re: Pertronix install on S3 V12 help needed

From Jag Lovers.

https://forums.jag-lovers.com/t/pertron ... v12/374403

loads of info in there on this install.

CHeers
by Nialls Shortbear
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 V12 Running Hot
Replies: 37
Views: 14430
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Re: Series 3 V12 Running Hot

Thanks Mark, I should add that I posted that photo more in the relay oriented conversation as it doesn't show the coolcat 2 speed install, that' a different car. But yes I was also going by the much higher current draw figures posted here when I designed my coolcat wiring, hence the diagram above wi...
by Nialls Shortbear
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 V12 Running Hot
Replies: 37
Views: 14430
Virgin Islands (USA)

Re: Series 3 V12 Running Hot

Yeah there's not much in it, and you are of course right about the cowling! Doh!
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by Nialls Shortbear
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil pressure gauge
Replies: 26
Views: 5926
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Re: Oil pressure gauge

Dear Mr. Simon, I don't know if you sorted out your problem with the sender unit after all the responses. We had the same thing with the senders going full scale when faulty, and also the same thing with them being positioned in that most ludicrous spot down by the exhaust. Later models they moved t...
by Nialls Shortbear
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 V12 Running Hot
Replies: 37
Views: 14430
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Re: Series 3 V12 Running Hot

Gents; I agree about the coolcat switch instead of otter, we are using that too with the housing they sell. I find it comes on a little before the Otter i.e. slightly lower output radiator temp. I used two relays for high speed because of the other comments on this thread about the current draw, as ...
by Nialls Shortbear
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 V12 Running Hot
Replies: 37
Views: 14430
Virgin Islands (USA)

Re: Series 3 V12 Running Hot

Here's my wiring diagram for the 2 speed coolcats job
Cheers
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