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by SESH
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1962 E-type exhumed after being bricked up in 1965
Replies: 15
Views: 608
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Re: 1962 E-type exhumed after being bricked up in 1965

Made me laugh,
"that's the remains of the catalytic converter on the floor"
:bigrin:
by SESH
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: New alternator
Replies: 3
Views: 286
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Re: New alternator

Can you let me have your name and address and a phone number so that I can arrange for it to be collected.
It will be going to a good series 3 home!
Thanks again
Mike
by SESH
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: New alternator
Replies: 3
Views: 286
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Re: New alternator

That would be great and very kind of you.
I have a friend in West Malling who could probably pick it up for me.
Really appreciated.
Thank you.
Mike
by SESH
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 3 fails to start
Replies: 14
Views: 870
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Re: Series 3 fails to start

Hi Harald, I have the replacement non-Opus distributor and amplifier from SNG Barratt. Plus I relocated the amplifier from the centre of the V of the engine to the picture frame, just below the header tank. However, remember to request the longer wires to allow it to be mounted further forward and o...
by SESH
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg jet height
Replies: 24
Views: 1545
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Re: Stromberg jet height

Hi Rob,
Just read my invoice and it says, late CD Manual Jet Conversion rather than Needles! They removed the fixed jet seats and installed a manual jet adj conversion kit. The parts were £55.00 per carb + VAT.
It was done by ATSPEED at Rayleigh, Essex, where they also Dyno tune.
Mike
by SESH
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg jet height
Replies: 24
Views: 1545
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Re: Stromberg jet height

Had my V12 professionally tuned on a rolling road, most of my running problems came from vacuum leaks. Plus I also had a Stromberg carb needle modification done (X4).
Mike
by SESH
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 3 fails to start
Replies: 14
Views: 870
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Re: Series 3 fails to start

It's correct for a series 3 pump to keep pumping. The fuel goes via a return valve which returns unused fuel back to the tank. There is a constant flow of fuel.
Can't help with the non starting issue, have you checked fuel delivery and spark?
Mike
by SESH
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stromberg 175 CD2 Carburettor Float Chamber Plug Leak
Replies: 1
Views: 210
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Re: Stromberg 175 CD2 Carburettor Float Chamber Plug Leak

From memory I think the Triumph Stag has Stromberg 175 CD 2 Carbs.
Mike
by SESH
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Alternator overcharging at 18.5 volts
Replies: 4
Views: 310
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Re: Alternator overcharging at 18.5 volts

Thanks Marek,
Appreciate your advice, as always.
Kind regards
Mike
by SESH
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Alternator overcharging at 18.5 volts
Replies: 4
Views: 310
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Re: Alternator overcharging at 18.5 volts

Thanks Marek,
To the electrical novice, will the replacement of the voltage regulator cure the problem or could something else be going on?
Mike
by SESH
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Alternator overcharging at 18.5 volts
Replies: 4
Views: 310
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Alternator overcharging at 18.5 volts

My series 3 alternator is overcharging the battery at 18.5 volts. The battery is warm and the battery is hissing with vapour, so not using it. I have ordered a new voltage regulator. The alternator was overhauled and reconditioned about 1000 miles ago. Are there any other things that can cause this....
by SESH
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Brake Master Cylinder?
Replies: 7
Views: 1483
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Re: Brake Master Cylinder?

Hi Nigel,
The master cylinder was repaired with a kit and the emergency valve replaced. Has seemed to be ok since, but am now having problems with the feel of the brakes, when hot the pedal doesn't feel right and the return is slow. I have bought a new servo, so next thing is to replace it.
Mike
by SESH
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: BEST ENGINE OIL!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1692
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Re: BEST ENGINE OIL!!

I always use Valvoline VR1 20/50 Mineral Racing Oil.

Mike
by SESH
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member Series3 1972
Replies: 6
Views: 2553
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Re: New Member Series3 1972

Hi Roy,, Welcome to the forum. You may want to consider the coolcat fan replacement. Easy and cheap to do. I dit it on mine and it has worked well for 10 years. There are details on the forum or on the coolcat website. Which airline were you with. I have been working in aviation in the uk for 43 yea...
by SESH
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 fuel pump options
Replies: 12
Views: 819
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Re: V12 fuel pump options

Thanks all for your thoughts. I will investigate all suggestions made. The ignition system is a new Barratt distributor and module and the module is located onto the front picture frame. Marek, Beacon Hill Garage was the garage that maintained the car before I bought it. In fact they carried out a f...
by SESH
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 fuel pump options
Replies: 12
Views: 819
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Re: V12 fuel pump options

Hi Marek, Unfortunately I'm quite a way away from Guildford. I'm in Southend. Otherwise i would have taken you up on your kind offer. Interestingly I bought the car from Hindhead not too far from Guildford about 11 years ago. I have replaced a lot of vacuum parts on the carbs in the recent past incl...
by SESH
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 fuel pump options
Replies: 12
Views: 819
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Re: V12 fuel pump options

Hi Marek, Wondered if I was getting fuel evaporation at high temp, but as you say the pump runs constantly because of the return fuel system, so fuel should be cooling the pump on a constant basis. I have been suffering erratic running for some time and have suffered rich mixture which could be a va...
by SESH
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 fuel pump options
Replies: 12
Views: 819
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Re: V12 fuel pump options

Hi Marek The current pump was fitted about 20 years ago. It's a single non oem pump. I am experiencing some running problems when hot at low speed and rpm when you pull away. At speed it seems to run ok but it feels like fuel starvation at low rpm.The pump has been making some different noises (unle...
by SESH
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 fuel pump options
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Great Britain

V12 fuel pump options

Hi all,
Can anyone give me other good options for a series 3 V12 fuel pump, other than the standard SU twin pump.
Thanks
Mike
by SESH
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Brake Servo Replacement⅚
Replies: 12
Views: 1395
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Re: Series 3 Brake Servo Replacement⅚

Thanks for all comments.
Presume you mean bleeding the brakes could be a problem because of the rear bleed nipples being hard to get to?
Just waiting for my mechanic to give me a price.
Will definitely go with DOT 4.
Mike