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by Paul Buckley
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?
Replies: 34
Views: 7801
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Re: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?

Elite racing transmissions, Stoke on Trent, UK, will build and provide a five speed Tremec T5 gearbox. I have one in my S3 OTS and it is very good, changes well and is not noisy, a common complaint. You can specify the ratio of the fifth gear, I chose .63 which gives me a quiet and comfortable cruis...
by Paul Buckley
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 1971 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 2+2 - Cyprus
Replies: 4
Views: 2071
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Re: 1971 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 2+2 - Cyprus

Fabulous! A colour change from original but was that a new bonnet? If so, why? The original white one looked ok.
by Paul Buckley
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lightweight?. NO. This is a Lightweight.
Replies: 1
Views: 1737
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Re: Lightweight?. NO. This is a Lightweight.

Wow! Some talent.
But it is a pity that the arch flares are a little agricultural.......
by Paul Buckley
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel Pump Electric Supply
Replies: 6
Views: 2879
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Re: Fuel Pump Electric Supply

Give it a sharp tap!
by Paul Buckley
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Suspect voltage regulator
Replies: 4
Views: 1026
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Re: Suspect voltage regulator

Quote: "Hi, new fault has developed on the Series 3, after starting the fan belt will squeal if engine is above 1500 rpm, and the voltmeter in the car goes full deflection, this lasts for about 2-4 minutes, then the belt stops squealing and the volts drop to normal, its as though there is a load on ...
by Paul Buckley
Tue May 07, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: thicker Moto-Lita steering wheel
Replies: 37
Views: 8144
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Re: thicker Moto-Lita steering wheel

No need for pic as it looked exactlyo like your last pic. Not quite Peter, this one has five holes in the spokes, the other has three! The centre boss is also a little different ...... :salute: Frankly, except for authenticity, anything would be more attractive than the original fitment. But I woul...
by Paul Buckley
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Capacity and compression ratio increase
Replies: 20
Views: 2407
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Re: Capacity and compression ratio increase

I have a V12 engine (from an XJ12 HE) which I bought in order to strip it of its EFI components.
Having done that the rest is for sale ..... block, pistons, crankshaft, heads etc..... if it would be of interest.




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by Paul Buckley
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 32
Views: 8580
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Re: oil pressure woes

Sorry, had a brain fart!
I am talking about the brake fluid light ......
Duh!
by Paul Buckley
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 32
Views: 8580
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Re: oil pressure woes

The light will also tell you that the handbrake is on.
I had a problem with the microswitch at the handbrake and the light would only go out when the handbrake was firmly pressed down.
Solved by adjusting the cable.
FWIW .....

Paul
by Paul Buckley
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Removal of Distribtor on V12 Motor
Replies: 7
Views: 1458
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Re: Removal of Distribtor on V12 Motor

How are you doing with your distributor removal, Nigel?
by Paul Buckley
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Series 1 FHC & new F Type
Replies: 16
Views: 6360
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Re: Series 1 FHC & new F Type

Oops! I didn't realise how old this thread was, not that it matters too much!
by Paul Buckley
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Series 1 FHC & new F Type
Replies: 16
Views: 6360
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Re: Series 1 FHC & new F Type

Acaster Malbis? Spent many a happy hour in the Ship Inn at Acaster Malbis. It is the last non tidal village on the River Ouse, about five miles downstream from York, before the Ouse becomes tidal. In fact my S3 OTS was there only a month or so back, taking advantage of the great weather we had. http...
by Paul Buckley
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: s3 under bonnet air scoop
Replies: 7
Views: 1464
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Re: s3 under bonnet air scoop

That chrome trim on the bonnet/hood air scoop. It is a chrome plastic beading which is also used on the original Austin/Morris mini along the whole length of the car .... wheel arches and sill. You can get at least four V12 air scoop trims out of one length of mini trim for the price of one Jaguar t...
by Paul Buckley
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Flickering Headlights
Replies: 9
Views: 1587
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Re: Flickering Headlights

When my car was relatively new, in the 70's, it developed pulsing/flickering lights.
I took it to the Jaguar main dealer, Appleyards of Leeds, and they diagnosed a faulty diode in the alternator.
Whatever they did fixed the problem at that time, but now, forty years later, the symptoms have returned!
by Paul Buckley
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Engine Oil Dipstick
Replies: 12
Views: 2240
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Re: Series 3 Engine Oil Dipstick

I have both a V12 E dipstick and an XJ12 S3 HE dipstick. The E dipstick does not have a 90 degree twist at the top end which the XJ12 has, but the E dipstick turns through 90 degrees along its length. The E dipstick is 48 mm longer but the end markings are essentially the same. The top images (red) ...
by Paul Buckley
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 5929
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Re: Running Temperature etc

With reference to the last comment regarding pulsing lights with idling revs, I have the same symptoms and was going to ask the forum about it.
Watching with interest ......
by Paul Buckley
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starter motor not disengaging
Replies: 25
Views: 3580
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Re: Starter motor not disengaging

Not sure what you are saying here, Bob.
Why are your ring gear teeth chewed up?
by Paul Buckley
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starter motor not disengaging
Replies: 25
Views: 3580
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Re: Starter motor not disengaging

If the starter pinion is indeed jamming in mesh it could well be that the pinion teeth are worn and probably the flywheel ring gear also, where the pinion meshes. If you have had to rock the car to disengage the starter, this is the most probable cause. You would have to remove the starter motor in ...
by Paul Buckley
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3, Differential whine
Replies: 6
Views: 1142
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Re: S3, Differential whine

Thanks for the very prompt replies. Obviously I am not the only one who monitors the forum every thirty minutes or so! :lol: In between working, of course ..... Nope, no oil leaks, but I think that I might change the oil anyway. To what, though? There is some stuff on the forum about oil and additiv...
by Paul Buckley
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3, Differential whine
Replies: 6
Views: 1142
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S3, Differential whine

Hi Guys and Gals I have just noticed a slight whine from my diff when under power, but not on the overrun. We are experiencing hot weather (31c/ 88f) here in the UK at the moment and I am wondering about the oil in the diff. Also, there is an occasional 'clunk' from the rear end when setting off fro...