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by angelw
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: engine oil dipstick
Replies: 5
Views: 1062
Australia

Re: engine oil dipstick

Hello Sven, I have eight S3 E Types in at work, ranging from an early 1972 build through to a late 1974 build car and all have the Dip Stick tethered to the LH Induction Housing, at 7 o'clock of the lower left stud for the left front carburetor. I suspect that on your car the round boss (as circled ...
by angelw
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Ported Vacuum Source
Replies: 8
Views: 1372
Australia

Re: Ported Vacuum Source

Dennis Wrote: The attached photo, one I stole from another topic has the blue line leading to the pipe. Is this a ported vacuum source? I cannot find any information in the parts catalog or the service manual detailing what this pipe does. Seems to go nowhere, just connects the two carbs. Can I ada...
by angelw
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bonnet hinge brass fitting
Replies: 13
Views: 2319
Australia

Re: Bonnet hinge brass fitting

Hello JD, As Hugo states, its most likely that someone has previously tapped the holes to a metric size, if your bolts are metric. If it is metric, the closest size to 3/8 unf would be 10mm and If the Threads are stuffed, I would bring them back to factory original size by fitting Heli-Coils. Even t...
by angelw
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: woe and impending doom
Replies: 7
Views: 1798
Australia

Re: woe and impending doom

Hello Jon, If the front carburetors didn't have adjustable metering needles, these carburetors must have been swapped with the original equipment during the life of the car. All S3 cars were fitted with Stomberg CD175 carburetors having adjustable metering needles. It is not the norm that the front ...
by angelw
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: bonnet support frame S3 1971
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Australia

Re: bonnet support frame S3 1971

Hello Sven, The Bonnet Support frame shown in your attached picture is not that of an S3 E Type. Accordingly, you have either posted a picture of the wrong frame, or the title of your Thread is incorrect. The lug you're referring to actuates a rod that is connected between it and a hinged number pla...
by angelw
Sat May 20, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 4.2 Gearbox Advice
Replies: 25
Views: 3852
Australia

Re: S1 4.2 Gearbox Advice

Hugo Wrote: Yes, it doesnt look like a very clever design. But as I said earlier, the degree of friction, or 'grip' is not dependent on the surface area. If it slips with the correct bearing, you've got nothing to lose really, by fitting a common or garden bearing with a radiused edge. So you think...
by angelw
Fri May 19, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 4.2 Gearbox Advice
Replies: 25
Views: 3852
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: 882
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: 2606
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: 2606
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: 2606
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: 2606
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: 2606
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: 3852
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: 3852
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: 2517
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: 841
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: 2517
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: 2016
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: 2016
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...