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by lowact
Mon May 11, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Cracked firewall
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Australia

Cracked firewall

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Where the centre bonnet latch mounts.
Anyone else experienced this?
Not sure why this is loaded, maybe I need to adjust my bonnet latches ...?
by lowact
Mon May 04, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel injection on the V12 engine
Replies: 46
Views: 6938
Australia

Re: Fuel injection on the V12 engine

Bit of an update. Adaptronic parent company is Haltech (since 2018). Product lines are being merged, Adaptronic proprietor is now Haltech R&D guru. New flagship “Haltech Nexus R5”, release delayed by pandemic, is also capable of running a V12 sequentially, fuel and spark (18 injector outputs, 12 ign...
by lowact
Mon May 04, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: L2RHD - bending the pedals
Replies: 13
Views: 2756
Australia

Re: L2RHD - bending the pedals

G'day Andrew, what you say makes sense, that Jaguar design would not have req’d different casting for LHD and RHD pedals. On LHD S3 (and therefore S2 also?) the brake and clutch pedals are the same (centerline) length. Each is bent the same (mirrored) angle so originally they were the same height ab...
by lowact
Sun May 03, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: L2RHD - bending the pedals
Replies: 13
Views: 2756
Australia

Re: L2RHD - bending the pedals

Gianni wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 8:22 pm
Can sell me that one?
Yep. Anything LHD u can have for the cost of the postage. PM me a parts list and I'll send u photos.
by lowact
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Brake Servo Replacement⅚
Replies: 12
Views: 1757
Australia

Re: Series 3 Brake Servo Replacement⅚

I tried to get mine done professionally, by ABS (national brake engineers in Oz). They dredged up a retired old ex employee especially. He started very keen and excited but cooled off when he learned what was involved in removing the servo, and bleeding the inboard rear brakes, etc. In the end he wa...
by lowact
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Ignition box required (even non-working)
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Australia

Re: Ignition box required (even non-working)

I have a good working one, from aus if nothing closer ...
by lowact
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil leak advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1050
Australia

Re: Oil leak advice

If you lose any of the rubber plug into the timing cover, don’t worry about it, there is nothing in there that would be in the slightest bit compromised by a bit of (short-lived) gnarly old rubber. Which reminds me, I’ll be needing a new one, thx. Yr problem cannot be the bolt hole, that bolt clamps...
by lowact
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starter motor
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Australia

Re: Starter motor

Thx Marek – exactly the experience, rationale/reassurance I was hoping for. I interpret you have the later 160 tooth ring-gear with the 25 mm dia. pinion (my option 2). I have the earlier 134 tooth ring-rear with the 29 mm dia. pinion. Means you have the 18x torque advantage while I will only have t...
by lowact
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starter motor
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Australia

Starter motor

Trying to decide if I will need to upgrade my starter motor. Upgrading my (matching number) engine to HE spec., this will increase cylinder pressures from 160 to 250 psi, making the starter motor’s job a lot harder. The starter motor from my donor (XJ12S3 HE parts) engine (Lucas 27457E) appears very...
by lowact
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 Coversions in Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 1235
Australia

Re: V12 Coversions in Australia

Garry, I’m an “if not broke don’t fix” sort of person. if it was properly done (balanced, spigoted, etc.) yr existing Getrag should have no reliability problems? My understanding: Commodores had Getrag 260’s with GM bellhousing & different appearance. Ratios believed to be: Getrag 260 and 265’s: 3.8...
by lowact
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 ECU
Replies: 70
Views: 11914
Australia

Re: V12 ECU

MLBS3V12 wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:56 am
Steeve from jaglovers forum remindes me this
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Hello Michel. Do you have a complete copy of this publication that you can share? Or it's title so I can track one down?
Thanks!
by lowact
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel injection on the V12 engine
Replies: 46
Views: 6938
Australia

Re: Fuel injection on the V12 engine

Yr ida arrangement has 110% of the stock inlet capacity so in theory it could make more power. In practice maybe not that much because HE heads are exhaust flow limited. At the same time the throttling losses would be more, normal driving u would only need ~90% of the meagre throttle req’d with stoc...
by lowact
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel injection on the V12 engine
Replies: 46
Views: 6938
Australia

Re: Fuel injection on the V12 engine

Part of the exercise is to learn about this stuff so I'm not bothered by complexity. Exactly my rationale. I was initially on the way to use a modern EFI/Ignition solution ... During my research on the web I have found what looks like a solution to avoid easily the low impedance injectors... First ...
by lowact
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Wanted: oil suction pipe
Replies: 4
Views: 1243
Australia

Re: Wanted: oil suction pipe

I've one from an XJ you can have. Pipe needs to be shortened otherwise is exactly the same. In Aus.
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by lowact
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel injection on the V12 engine
Replies: 46
Views: 6938
Australia

Re: Fuel injection on the V12 engine

Are you using current limit resistors? Injectors are pulse width modulated. High or low impedance is irrelevant with modern, aftermarket ECUs. Adaptronic have library of injector characterization data, ours of course is not one of them so I have commissioned characterisiation tests, data includes f...
by lowact
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel injection on the V12 engine
Replies: 46
Views: 6938
Australia

Re: Fuel injection on the V12 engine

Yes you can choose how rich to run at full throttle, ECU/EFI can do everything yr webers can and more, it’s just that the “more” is massively improved part load efficiency which would be wasted on anything not road registered. O2 sensors provide the feedback for closed loop control. For all ECU’s, c...
by lowact
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel injection on the V12 engine
Replies: 46
Views: 6938
Australia

Re: Fuel injection on the V12 engine

I’m in the process, using an Adaptronic M6000 ECU. Easily operates 12 cylinders, if fully optioned can do 24 cylinders sequentially fueled with direct fire (coil on plug) sequential ignition, or any lesser configuration. I’ll be using twin MAP sensors, fuel temp and pressure sensors, twin wide-band ...
by lowact
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air Pump
Replies: 6
Views: 1681
Australia

Re: Air Pump

I managed to unseize mine, by dismantling, cleaning reassembling.
by lowact
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: L2RHD - bending the pedals
Replies: 13
Views: 2756
Australia

Re: L2RHD - bending the pedals

Thx peoples. Mike Cassidy’s tracings show that the LHD and RHD pedals are different, different angles and lengths. The LHD brake pedal and the RHD clutch pedal are longer, I guess so that, despite their larger crank angles, all pedal pads will be the same level. If unmodified LHD pedals are used on ...
by lowact
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: L2RHD - bending the pedals
Replies: 13
Views: 2756
Australia

L2RHD - bending the pedals

I’m converting from left to right-hand drive. SNGB’s price for RH brake and clutch pedals is monstrous, so I’m thinking to heat/bend my LH pedals to suit. On LHD cars the pedals are at least 105 mm apart, including the accelerator. On RHD cars the accelerator is 30 mm closer to the pedal box. So, to...