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by angelw
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 1973 Series 3 Bonnet Strut Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Australia

Re: 1973 Series 3 Bonnet Strut Replacement

Sandy Wrote: My car's bonnet is behaving like a guillotine....keeps falling shut after opening without warning. I think it is the Bonnet Strut on my 73 Series 3 roadster. Has anyone changed this? If yes is it easy to do, and are there instructions anywhere on how to do it? Hello Sandy, There is a br...
by angelw
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cadmium plating
Replies: 14
Views: 1658
Australia

Re: Cadmium plating

Andrew Wrote: Bill we're just reusing the old bolts so no change of grade. What sort of problems have you had? Sure it may be that our platers are doing the right thing but this simply hasn't been a problem, at all for a lot of years and a lot of cars. Hello Andrew, I wasn't implying literally that ...
by angelw
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cadmium plating
Replies: 14
Views: 1658
Australia

Re: Cadmium plating

Andrew Wrote: My view on hydrogen embrittlement is that it may be more of an internet forum problem that a real world one. We routinely zinc plate all fasteners, castings etc on all our restos. We have used the same platers for all that time and I personally started using them in the mid 80's. Our r...
by angelw
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cadmium plating
Replies: 14
Views: 1658
Australia

Re: Cadmium plating

Dick Wrote: Were they heat treated beginning within 15 minutes of CAD plating to relieve Hydrogen embrittlement? If not properly heat treated (min 4 hours @ 400 degrees F) you may be in for a surprise one day hitting a pot hole. CAD plating is a fantastic surface treatment but stress parts like susp...
by angelw
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Gearbox Crunch
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Australia

Re: Gearbox Crunch

Hello antseries3etype, I don't agree that your issue is typical for a gearbox and clutch in good condition. The condition and effectiveness of the Synchro Baulk Rings (also known as Blocker rings) and the Gearbox oil used are the main contributors of a notchy down shift. Oil that has too high an EP ...
by angelw
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Setting the carburettor jet distance below the bridge
Replies: 8
Views: 1017
Australia

Re: Setting the carburettor jet distance below the bridge

Andrew Wrote: I'm not very familiar with the Strombergs; in an SU you can simply mount the needle a little deeper into the bell but I don't think you can do this with SBs. Hello Andrew, Unless the Strombergs are fitted with After Market jets that are adjustable (not the case with the as supplied SB ...
by angelw
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Upper ball joint
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Australia

Re: Upper ball joint

Hello Fspp369, In the past I've fitted sealed Ball Joints from an MG F; they have a Threaded body with a thin lock not. The wishbone is modified by completely removing the area of the wishbone from the groove for the Gaiter down and Thread Milling the matching female thread. The diameter of the tape...
by angelw
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 to Series 3 V12 Brake Upgrade??
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Australia

Re: Series 2 to Series 3 V12 Brake Upgrade??

Nigel Wrote: I have recently bought a Series 2 with wire wheels and am told that V12 discs and callipers are a straight swap with no mods. Hello Nigel As Marek states, the S3 front calipers are the same as the S2 counterparts, but with spacers to accommodate thicker, ventilated Rotor. However, I can...
by angelw
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!
Replies: 81
Views: 8104
Australia

Re: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!

sheryllee Wrote: The rusted seal maybe causing stucked wheels, penetarting oil will soften the seal and a little bit of strokes would remove it easily Me thinks your knowledge of Wheels, Wheel Hubs and E Type Jaguars in particular is minuscule. The seal doesn't come close to making contact with the ...
by angelw
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front Jacking point
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Australia

Re: Front Jacking point

Hello Steve, Yes there is a support bracket bracket that ties the Floor, Foot Well Closing Panel and Side Panel of the Foot Well together and creates support as a Jacking Point. The following picture is of the part used in both the S3 OTS and the 2+2. As the OTS is built on the 2+2 platform, all the...
by angelw
Wed May 27, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water Pump seal installation
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Australia

Re: Water Pump seal installation

Hello Tadek, The following picture is of the complete S3 Water Pump sold by SNGB. https://i.postimg.cc/hGtzn6jM/Seal4.jpg The Seal has a pressed metal cover and is clear from the inside face of the Impeller by approximately 3mm. The bore of the Seal is an interference fit on the shaft. The following...
by angelw
Tue May 26, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water Pump seal installation
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Australia

Re: Water Pump seal installation

Tadek Wrote: This is the S2/S3 seal SNG sells - why do you say it's not the same one on the drawing? Hello Tadek, I'll take pictures of what I currently have at work and Post tonight. The new, complete S3 Water Pump purchased from SNG Barratt recently, has a gap of approximately 3mm between the inne...
by angelw
Tue May 26, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water Pump seal installation
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Australia

Re: Water Pump seal installation

Hello ysmalkie, I don't believe that the drawing of the S2/S3 Seal relates to the typical Seal supplied by SNG Barratt and is clearly not like the Seal used in their whole pump assembly for the S3. The shaft diameter that interfaces withe the Impeller is 5/8" (15.875) and the Inner Component (Impell...
by angelw
Fri May 22, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tapered bearings..end float or pre load
Replies: 14
Views: 1258
Australia

Re: Tapered bearings..end float or pre load

Peter Wrote: The front hubs of later cars used a pressed 12 point nut cover that extended to form castellations. Hello Pete, I had forgotten about that change. Also through the production of the XJS, different Stub Axles were introduced that were a lot heavier, with lager Bearing Journals and Thread...
by angelw
Thu May 21, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tapered bearings..end float or pre load
Replies: 14
Views: 1258
Australia

Re: Tapered bearings..end float or pre load

christopher storey Wrote: Bill : your arithmetic is fine. All I am saying is that the Jaguar specifications are there for all to see, ( together with their recommendations for setting up front bearings without a dial gauge ) Well, based on the specified procedure of setting the End Float without a d...
by angelw
Thu May 21, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 E diff input seal
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Australia

Re: 3.8 E diff input seal

David Wrote: If I replace the input seal on my 3.8 diff. does the pre-load need checked/rest on the crownwheel? Is there a crush tube on a 3.8-parts book doesn't show one , did the crush tube come in with the 4.2? Hello David, I suspect that your meant Pinion, rather than Crown-wheel. Unless the Cro...
by angelw
Wed May 20, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tapered bearings..end float or pre load
Replies: 14
Views: 1258
Australia

Re: Tapered bearings..end float or pre load

Christopher Wrote: Steve : as far as I am aware, the workshop manuals specified 2 to 6 thou end float for the rear hub bearings throughout the entire 25 year life of Bob Knight's rear suspension design , and Jaguar are hardly likely to have gone to the trouble of providing 15 different sizes of spac...
by angelw
Wed May 20, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tapered bearings..end float or pre load
Replies: 14
Views: 1258
Australia

Re: Tapered bearings..end float or pre load

I put my trousers on in a similar manner to other mechanical engineers. You think that the Front Wheel Bearing system of an E Type, or others with a similar system is great, just because the manufacturer made it that way; a running fit of the bearing with the journal is not that clever. The working ...
by angelw
Wed May 20, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tapered bearings..end float or pre load
Replies: 14
Views: 1258
Australia

Re: Tapered bearings..end float or pre load

Steve Wrote:
How about rear hub bearings....end float as per the manual or pre load...thanks...Steve
Hello Steve,
The Rear Bearings have a reasonable Interference fit with their Journal; accordingly, I set these up with Pre-load.

Regards,

Bill
by angelw
Wed May 20, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tapered bearings..end float or pre load
Replies: 14
Views: 1258
Australia

Re: Tapered bearings..end float or pre load

Hello Steve, If the bearings are due for renewal, almost invariably, you will fins a groove the width of the Inner Bearing at 6 o'clock on the Shaft. This is due to the Bearing spinning on the shaft. Most stub axles being sold for E Types and others, are made so that the Bearings are a close running...