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by Woolfi
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heavy clutch
Replies: 8
Views: 1355
Germany

Re: Heavy clutch

I had a similar problem. At the end of the life of the clutch plate, the power to press the pedal completely rose to a uncomfortable amount. I changed the clutch master to another, which had a piston with a smaler diameter. This worked. After I had renewed the clutch plate, the amount of hydraulic w...
by Woolfi
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Thermostatic Vacuum Valve and Retard Unit
Replies: 23
Views: 11920
Germany

Re: Thermostatic Vacuum Valve and Retard Unit

I have a 2,88 and a 5-gear Getrag with 0,81 in fifth. At 90 mph the motor revs with 2700 rpm. The car runs smooth, unexicited and gas saving (19 - 21 mpg when crusing with the V12 6,0 L motor. Like jagwit says: long gearing is much more "feelable" than an injection. I made with the EV12 6,0L a drag ...
by Woolfi
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Thermostatic Vacuum Valve and Retard Unit
Replies: 23
Views: 11920
Germany

Re: Thermostatic Vacuum Valve and Retard Unit

"Longer term I have a full Plus Torque kit from AJ6 so plan to fit EFi to the FHC but am still mulling whether to use the modified Jag ECU or to go with MS or similar. Cheers" I offer a bet: the torque of a well working EV12 motor woth 4 Strombies has between roundabout 2000 and 3800 rpm a higher t...
by Woolfi
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Thermostatic Vacuum Valve and Retard Unit
Replies: 23
Views: 11920
Germany

Re: Thermostatic Vacuum Valve and Retard Unit

I have bought my EV12 in 2001. The owner has mounted a advance capsule und connected to the drilling at the LHR carb below. I fiddled 2 years with problems, spoke to some garage idiots, which understand nothing, red some books and started thinking and investigation about ignition. 1. Every gas motor...
by Woolfi
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:53 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Pulling to the right
Replies: 14
Views: 2373
Germany

Re: Pulling to the right

:swerve:
Front wheel bearing ?
Regards Wolfgang Gatza
by Woolfi
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: stromberg alternative anyone fitted 4 x SU HIF 44?
Replies: 3
Views: 1045
Germany

Re: stromberg alternative anyone fitted 4 x SU HIF 44?

I don't think, that they will peforme better , than well adjusted Stromberg carbs. If there at 2500 rpm is a flat spot, the 4 needles must be a little bit less thick at a certain aera, The problem is , to find this part of the needle, which has to be "reshaped". Maybe the needles of the early UK car...
by Woolfi
Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: SU Carburettor Conversion
Replies: 18
Views: 3246
Germany

" . . .he difference between the original out of tune OEM "Stranglebergs" and the new SU's was / is amazing and well worth it." 1. How would be the difference between two "Stranglebergs", which are well in tune with correct mixture and three SU's ? 2. Has anybody mounted two SU's instead of 2 "Stran...
by Woolfi
Wed May 25, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: wandering S3
Replies: 12
Views: 2726
Germany

A "well done" EV12 with a Getrag and a 2,88 diff runs roundabout 16 - 22 miles with a gallon. My EV12 6,0L takes 13,5 L/100kmon long distance driving and up to 17,5 L on short-distance driving. Not so bad.
Regards Wolfgang Gatza
by Woolfi
Fri May 06, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: S2 automatic transmission 3speed to 4 speed conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 1503
Germany

The freind of me has now driven his XJ6 4,2 with the 4-gear ZF automatic. The gear changes are a little bit "bumpy". He has now "hardy-disk. This is the rubber disk betwwen the automatic and the prop-shaft, which softenens the turn of the crank towards the propshaft. He is planing the add a hard-dis...
by Woolfi
Mon May 02, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 5 Speed Conversion - From Australia
Replies: 15
Views: 4276
Germany

"However there are some aspects that may impact long term reliability." Maybe this is correct, maybe not. I have a Getrag since 28 years in my EV12. Since 5 Years the Getrag is "punished" by a 6,0 L motor. Until today no problems. A friend of me has a EV12 6,0 L with injection and a Getrag and he i...
by Woolfi
Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: S2 automatic transmission 3speed to 4 speed conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 1503
Germany

I know a garage in Germany, which has "mounted" an automatic from a X300 4,0 into a XJ6 series III. I don't know how they have solved the problem to fit the automatic to the motor of the XJ6.
Regards Wolfgang Gatza
by Woolfi
Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Leaking Steering Rack
Replies: 14
Views: 3559
Germany

Rob Beere Offers a Devise to adjustiert the Pressure with a valve, which can be mounted in the cabin. How is this working ?
Regards Wolfgang Gatza
by Woolfi
Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Replacement exhaust
Replies: 3
Views: 1383
Germany

Hello Simon ! I forgot to write, that I have also took the balance pipe out. If you just take the balance pipe out, the sound will becomme a very liitle bit louder. Also it is possible, to measure the CO of each bank correctly. Please tell us, how the sound of your car will be, after you have mounte...
by Woolfi
Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear suspension height
Replies: 3
Views: 1493
Germany

I have mounted 4 adjustable GAZ dampers with adjustable lower spring "support-plates". Since this conversion my riding high AND damper stength are perfect. In the german Jaguar-forum, I have red sometimes, that owner have mounted 4 new springs, but the riding high was still too low. Work and money f...
by Woolfi
Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Modern V12 Injection
Replies: 1
Views: 1090
Germany

Looks great ! But the "inlet pipes" are much too short , that the motor can use dynamic gas movement below 6000 rpm. The resonating frequency of these short lenth is much higher than 50 per second. 50 per second is 6000 rpm of the crank.
Same for the short headers.
Regards Wolfgang Gatza
by Woolfi
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel injection
Replies: 9
Views: 1941
Germany

Hello Paul ! I know two guys which have EV12 6,0 L (from a '93 limousine) with remapped ECU's from earlier V12 cars. The remapping has be done from AJ6. Two times the result have been a desaster. One car has a very bad (stumbling) iddle and a very high gas consumption. The mixture is much to fat. Ho...
by Woolfi
Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel injection
Replies: 9
Views: 1941
Germany

The problem will be, that the mapping for the stock HE-Motor will not fit for the E-type with a slightly different motor. How big the difference is, I can't say. I know a garage owner in Germany, who has done a lot of these conversions. These cars are driving okay, but it was not possible to prgramm...
by Woolfi
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Replacement exhaust
Replies: 3
Views: 1383
Germany

I have also an EV12. The most easy way to a better sound is to hammer a long iron with 1 inch diameter 3 times longline though the front silencers. The type of sound will be the same but it will be a "medium" bit more loud. YXou can keep the original exhaust system, with the original look, with zero...
by Woolfi
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Later V12 engine in the Etype S3
Replies: 2
Views: 1326
Germany

It is possible but difficult, to use a HE-motor with 4 Stromberg-carbs in a E-type. I have a 6,0L motor from a 93' XJ81 in my red EV12 with good result. If you are mounting a 5,3L HE-motor into the E-type and change the original exhaust to a open big-bore system, the original programm of the injecti...
by Woolfi
Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Edis megajolt " trigger-wheels.com"
Replies: 32
Views: 8299
Germany

"The NODIZ Pro? is a state of the art microprocessor controlled digital stand-alone, fully mappable ignition controller for four cylinder spark ignition engines."
Fitting also to a V12 ?

Regards Wolfgang Gatza