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by angelw
Fri May 19, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 4.2 Gearbox Advice
Replies: 25
Views: 3507
Australia

Re: S1 4.2 Gearbox Advice

Hello Raf, No joy with the Hoffmann company. It took 6 emails to get to the point of Hoffmann offering me the same bearing I can currently purchase here in Australia on a one off basis, but at a price of more 8 times what I pay here and only if I purchase a minimum number of 40. Yes, we can supply y...
by angelw
Mon May 15, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: carburettor gasket
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Australia

Re: carburettor gasket

Hello Sven, The spacer block is as much an insulator as it is a spacer. Originally, only the spacer is used without a gasket; the spacer itself is the gasket. When you remove the carburetors, you will note the spacer is somewhat compressed in the area its caught between the metal of the manifold and...
by angelw
Sun May 14, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: input shaft nut torque
Replies: 18
Views: 2391
Australia

Re: input shaft nut torque

Hello Stuart, The most favorable application for a Tapered Roller bearing is in pre-load, not end-play. Don't start me on wheel bearing application, particularly where front stub axles are concerned, or we may be here for a long time. The overwhelming number of front wheel bearings removed will reve...
by angelw
Sun May 14, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: input shaft nut torque
Replies: 18
Views: 2391
Australia

Re: input shaft nut torque

Hello Stuart, You can wish in one hand and shit in the other and see which one fills up the quickest. I had been a consultant engineer to more than one car manufacturer in Australia for many years and I fully appreciate and understand the implementation of tolerances in the allowance for fit in the ...
by angelw
Fri May 12, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: input shaft nut torque
Replies: 18
Views: 2391
Australia

Re: input shaft nut torque

Hello David, Most will simply follow the procedure described in the repair manual and if all you're doing is replacing the front oil seal, you could do the same yourself by using a new collapsible spacer and torquing the companion flange to 120 to 140lb ft (use a new lock nut). However, if you do it...
by angelw
Wed May 10, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: input shaft nut torque
Replies: 18
Views: 2391
Australia

Re: input shaft nut torque

Hello David, I don't agree with many of the procedures and comments made in the Jaguar Repair Manual and clearly, there are many mistakes printed therein. For example and on the subject that you're most interested in, it states that "As the collapsible spacer preloading the pinion shaft taper roller...
by angelw
Tue May 09, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: input shaft nut torque
Replies: 18
Views: 2391
Australia

Re: input shaft nut torque

Hello David, Steve is correct in that the collapsible spacer doesn't crush to provide preload, but incorrect that there isn't a specific torque range to apply to the spacer; its 120 to 140 lb. ft. It states in the repair manual that if the Input Shaft nut is inadvertently tightened beyond the aforem...
by angelw
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 4.2 Gearbox Advice
Replies: 25
Views: 3507
Australia

Re: S1 4.2 Gearbox Advice

Hello Christopher, The Hoffmann bearing has the following markings: M12 1/2K V3 (outer race marking) N8668 V3 (inner race marking) Hoffmann bearing company still exists in the UK and I recently sent a request for this bearing to them. They replied that they are able to supply, but to confirm the bea...
by angelw
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 4.2 Gearbox Advice
Replies: 25
Views: 3507
Australia

Re: S1 4.2 Gearbox Advice

Hello Alid, There should not be radial play in the front bearing. Sometimes this bearing is not a great fit in the gearbox housing and wobble of the whole assembly can be confused with radial play in this bearing. There is a caged, needle roller bearing fitted at the bottom of a blind bore in the en...
by angelw
Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Calibrating S3 speedo
Replies: 15
Views: 2352
Australia

Re: Calibrating S3 speedo

Hello Philip, Your car definitely qualifies as an early car. Given that it is now RHD, the options are: 1. It started life as a manual car and somewhere in time it was converted to Auto. I don't believe many would do that, but who knows. You can determine the original transmission type from the VIN,...
by angelw
Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Nothing works :-(
Replies: 2
Views: 824
Australia

Re: Nothing works :-(

Hello Steve, There are various reason why the gauges are not working but with regards to the ignition light being on is concerned, it will due to the Alternator not working correctly (not charging), or the Voltage regulator is faulty, or not adjusted correctly (there is a potentiometer accessible by...
by angelw
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Calibrating S3 speedo
Replies: 15
Views: 2352
Australia

Re: Calibrating S3 speedo

Hello Jagwit, 3.31:1 ratio with auto transmission applied to early cars delivered to USA and Canada. However, all late model cars were 3.31:1 irrespective of destination. Typical of E Type production, there will be smudging of that line during the transition, or perhaps even what was available when ...
by angelw
Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: New VIN plate
Replies: 11
Views: 1806
Australia

Re: New VIN plate

Hi Thanks for all your helpfull comments. Yes I confirm I am talking about the VIN plate located top centre on the bulk head /fire wall. Sorry I cannot provide details of the car at this stage because I do not own it yet. There is no mention of the car on XKEDATA. Going back to my original question...
by angelw
Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: New VIN plate
Replies: 11
Views: 1806
Australia

Re: New VIN plate

Hello Christopher, Clearly you're confusing an S3 with earlier cars. The following pictures show: 1. the VIN on the tag riveted to the Left Hand windscreen pillar 2. the VIN (referred to as CAR Number on the Firewall Plate) stamped on the sloping surface at the Left Side of the Firewall and 3. the a...
by angelw
Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: UK Auto - Diff Ratio
Replies: 7
Views: 1273
Australia

Re: UK Auto - Diff Ratio

Hello Pete, As this section of the Forum is related to S3 cars, SWB doesn't come into it, nor does 6 cylinders, except for four S3s with 6 cylinder engines that were built before that form being dropped. Accordingly, my information is related to S3 V12 cars only, which I believe is the Series Garry ...
by angelw
Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: UK Auto - Diff Ratio
Replies: 7
Views: 1273
Australia

Re: UK Auto - Diff Ratio

Hello Peter, On launch, 1. Manual trans for U.S.A and Canada was 3.54:1 2. Manual trans for all other countries was 3.31:1 3. Automatic trans for U.S.A and Canada was 3.31:1 4. Automatic trans for all other countries was 3.07:1 Later cars to the U.S.A and Canada of all types were 3.31:1 I'm unsure w...
by angelw
Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: New VIN plate
Replies: 11
Views: 1806
Australia

Re: New VIN plate

Hello HEN3781, I assume you're referring to the plate attached to the top, centre area of the firewall. If so, this plate often gets quite ratty looking and may have been replaced for that reason alone. The permanent VIN number is stamped on the angled surface of the Left Hand side of the firewall. ...
by angelw
Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Body Number ID Plate
Replies: 6
Views: 1272
Australia

Re: Body Number ID Plate

I have just recently ordered and taken delivery of some body number ID plates stamped with the correct number on as I have various cars that have them missing for unknown reasons. One of the cars is a 1973 home market roadster. I went to "pop rivet" the tag on the rear end of the car where the hole...
by angelw
Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Body Number ID Plate
Replies: 6
Views: 1272
Australia

Another reason the tag may not be there is that they have simply fallen off due to corrosion. I have had my car since 1982 and it has never had the rear tag but the holes are there and did have the remains of the rivets that hold on the plate. Sometime between 1971 and 1982 corrosion must have set ...
by angelw
Sat May 14, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 5 Speed Conversion - From Australia
Replies: 15
Views: 3486
Australia

Hello Garry, Dellows in Sydney have new bell housings cast for the purpose and are correct for a number of gear boxes. Toyota Supra is one gearbox they cater for and they can supply a reconditioned box as well. I operate a restoration business in Ballarat, Victoria, specializing in E Types and S3s i...