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by 42south
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: sound of the v12
Replies: 36
Views: 6890
New Zealand

Re: sound of the v12

Hi
Why doesn't someone publish the Dyno results, to prove the power increase?
In fact I can't understand why Mr Bywater hasn't done it to end the aspersions cast by some about his systems.
by 42south
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: sound of the v12
Replies: 36
Views: 6890
New Zealand

Re: sound of the v12

Hi guys here is a link to the sound of my car with straight through glasspack underbody mufflers, the same size as the originals, exiting into 52mm pipe with no rear resonators. This is stage 3 of Woolfi's ideas. Sounds great to all my mates, translate=(Friends), even my missus, translate = wife, lo...
by 42south
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: oil residue around petrol cap
Replies: 3
Views: 854
New Zealand

Re: oil residue around petrol cap

Hi
Is the car burning oil?
I had similar issues before the rebuild of my V12. Oil was leaking into the cylinders and being burnt during trips. This left more of a sooty residue than oily, if you know what I mean. So an oily residue suggests a leak from the diff, or somewhere on the engine.
by 42south
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: sound of the v12
Replies: 36
Views: 6890
New Zealand

Re: sound of the v12

Hi guys Here's a pic of a 52mm straight through exhaust. You will notice I have done the Marek mod on the rear tailights, nice to get rid of the messy reversing lights. We did have to flatten the pipes where they go under the IRS to keep ground clearance. https://s2.postimg.org/jz8zm5yyx/IMG_0504.jp...
by 42south
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg carb temperature compensators
Replies: 7
Views: 2372
New Zealand

Re: Stromberg carb temperature compensators

Hi, I agree disable them. While you are at it also disable the bypass valve on the side of each carb. To do this just remove the vacuum source from the little pipe on the top of the valve and plug it. These units were only there for emission control purposes. Also I would remove the vacuum from the ...
by 42south
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Timing chain - Setting the timing
Replies: 4
Views: 1350
New Zealand

Re: Timing chain - Setting the timing

Hi Pete
I know you don't want any special tools, but, the cam setting tool is as cheap as chips, and can be hired from the UK jag club, along with the timing chain setting plate.
This protractor is useful for getting TDC exact.



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cheers
Mark
by 42south
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: sound of the v12
Replies: 36
Views: 6890
New Zealand

Re: sound of the v12

Hi
Lots of guys have modded their exhaust system to achieve a more sports car sound.
Try a search in this forum for v12 exhaust sound. In particular read what Woolfi, a German contributor, has to say.
Ive done mine in similar fashion but with no rear resonators, the sound is great.
by 42south
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Ported Vacuum Source
Replies: 8
Views: 2174
New Zealand

Re: Ported Vacuum Source

My car had no vacuum line attached to the dizzy when I bought it. I've now replaced the complete ignition system with a SNG Barratt system and have adjusted everything with no vacuum line attached. Steve Hi Nice location, always one of my favourite destinations. Your car will be better off without ...
by 42south
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Mystery vacuum port
Replies: 10
Views: 2637
New Zealand

Re: Mystery vacuum port

Oddly, my service manual shows the static timing as being 12deg BTDC and 4deg ATDC at idle. That's very interesting, Ive never heard of that before. Is it something to do with having the retard unit connected, although I understand that it only puts in around 8 degrees of retard. My manual is the bl...
by 42south
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Mystery vacuum port
Replies: 10
Views: 2637
New Zealand

Re: Mystery vacuum port

John I use 12deg before tdc, for idle timing with the vacuum unit disconnected. This is specified in the service manual under the electrical section. Do check your dizzy has movement and kick back when you turn the rotor a little way. Many get seized up internally from lack of lubrication down the c...
by 42south
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Mystery vacuum port
Replies: 10
Views: 2637
New Zealand

Re: Mystery vacuum port

Hi John The advance or retard module is the silver unit on the lower side of the distributor. If it is operational it is connected via a vacuum hose to the port on the carburettor that I mentioned. Many people have just blanked the port on the dizzy if the unit has failed. You can tell if it is an a...
by 42south
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Mystery vacuum port
Replies: 10
Views: 2637
New Zealand

Re: Mystery vacuum port

Hi guys Yes that's correct, that port had a vacuum line to the flap in the forward portion of the intake trumpet on the carburetted cars. I also have disconnected mine, and just blanked that port. There is one on the other side as well. Its not for the distributor, that vacuum comes from the LH rear...
by 42south
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 with 2.88 diff
Replies: 11
Views: 2294
New Zealand

Re: S3 with 2.88 diff

Hi Phillip. My car has the 2.88 plus a getrag 5 speed. At our speed limit 100km/hr it shows 2000rpm, this makes it great cruising still with leisurely overtaking. The best thing about this combination is the need for plenty of gearchanging to drive the car properly, especially when things get twisty...
by 42south
Sun May 21, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Changing Rearlight from US-Spec to Euro-Spec
Replies: 1
Views: 1134
New Zealand

Re: Changing Rearlight from US-Spec to Euro-Spec

Hi Guys
Just got Mareks's tailights fitted today. They are an excellent product, well made, and fit well.
His covered headlight mod for the S3 is also very well made, and in my opinion the best on the market.
Cheers
Mark
by 42south
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: New clutch
Replies: 29
Views: 7024
New Zealand

Re: New clutch

Hi You will need to either take the engine and gearbox out as one unit, or make a modification to the tunnel to allow you to get the gearbox out on its own. Cutting out a piece of the tunnel seems a worthwhile modification to me, even though some would say its sacrilege. I did mine then took the pie...
by 42south
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel pump not working after winter
Replies: 7
Views: 2126
New Zealand

Re: Fuel pump not working after winter

Hi Georg
My car is a S3 so I'm not the best person to ask for your questions. However If you google for pictures of jaguar S1 fuel pumps there are plenty of pictures.
The cap is at the end away from the main pump body. The points inside look very similar to the ones in your distributor.
Cheers
Mark
by 42south
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 etype 2+2: cooling system
Replies: 2
Views: 982
New Zealand

Re: Series 3 etype 2+2: cooling system

Hi Chris I did use distilled water when filling mine, I cant give any decisive reasons for doing so, but thought its a new rebuild lets keep it pure. I have not heard of using hylomar on the heater hoses, I only use some red rubber grease when fitting them. I have never had any leaking in this area....
by 42south
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: wiper arm lenght OTS
Replies: 1
Views: 673
New Zealand

wiper arm lenght OTS

Hi Guys
Could someone kindly tell me what the correct length of the wiper arms is on a S3 Convertible.
Its measured from the center of the spindle to the end of the wiper arm.
It looks to be somewhere from around 280mm to 305mm both sizes I can get down here.
Many thanks
Mark
by 42south
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Thermostatic Vacuum Valve and Retard Unit
Replies: 23
Views: 13544
New Zealand

Re: Thermostatic Vacuum Valve and Retard Unit

Sorry I'm late to the party on this issue. In answer to some of your queries. I ran my car with the vacuum retard disconnected for a number of years, no issues were observed. My car is a naked V12 with no emissions pipework, no valve fitted. As part of the rebuild I did exactly as British vacuum rec...
by 42south
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel pump not working after winter
Replies: 7
Views: 2126
New Zealand

Re: Fuel pump not working after winter

I have heard stories of the pump points getting a little corrosion on them over winter. Pull the pump, take off the Bakelite or plastic cap and clean the points with emery paper. They are what gives you the tic tic when power is on.
Regards