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by SESH
Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: itches eyes ..... smoke ?
Replies: 12
Views: 4697
Great Britain

Hi Christophe, I had a similar problem with my series 3. It was running too rich and the fumes were petrol vapour. However, do not discount problems with leaking exhaust gasses getting into the car. Have the exhaust and manifolds checked for leaks and check the carbs are set up/tuned correctly. I am...
by SESH
Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Automatic Transmission Fluid Type.
Replies: 0
Views: 1129
Great Britain

Automatic Transmission Fluid Type.

Hi All,
Anyone know if you can use Dexron 11D Auto Transmission oil in a series 3 Borg Warner auto box? I thought you had to use the old ATF oil specifically recommended for the Borg Warner box.
Thanks
Mike
by SESH
Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 3 Electrical/Ignition Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 2153
Great Britain

Problem seems to have been sorted. Alternator overhauled and re-furbished plus new rectifiers. Car now running as it should!
Mike
by SESH
Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 3 Electrical/Ignition Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 2153
Great Britain

Not sure if we have the problem sorted. However the Alternator overhaul specialist says that the rectifier in the alternator has failed. In the opinion of the mechanic the engine was drawing on the power from the battery and as the power reduced in the battery the engine started to misfire due to lo...
by SESH
Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 3 Electrical/Ignition Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 2153
Great Britain

Series 3 Electrical/Ignition Problem

I have a 1973 Series 3 OTS. About 4 weeks ago I took the car out for about a 20 mile run. On the way home the car started to cut out and misfire then backfire and re-start again. I managed to get it home with this intermittent problem. My local classic garage took the car away on a trailer and later...
by SESH
Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Front indicator lense specification
Replies: 10
Views: 3412
Great Britain

I have an AUG 73 Build UK car and it has the completely clear lens.

Don't know if that is original as I got the car in 2010. But I had to replace the offside lens in 2011 and the replacement I was sent by SNG Barratt was a clear lens as well.

Mike
by SESH
Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Solar eclipse
Replies: 15
Views: 5405
Great Britain

38.5 pairs of high heels ? or :- The Sunbeam Stiletto is considered by many to be the most desirable, certainly the most sought after, Imp model. It's name probably has something to do with the existing Sunbeam Rapier, shrink a rapier and it becomes a stiletto (medieval dagger with a very slim blade...
by SESH
Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Solar eclipse
Replies: 15
Views: 5405
Great Britain

My secret is out! :oops:
by SESH
Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Solar eclipse
Replies: 15
Views: 5405
Great Britain

Re: Solar eclipse

Have you heard of the panic in Essex? (Or Norfolk, or as you wish!) They think the solar eclipse is a warning from the gods of the end of the world. Now they are desperately searching for a virgin to sacrifice :lol: Now forgive me if I'm wrong (as I am a mere uneducated Essex boy) but I thought tho...
by SESH
Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: auto radiator and manual radiator differences
Replies: 2
Views: 1416
Great Britain

As far as I am aware the auto variant of the Radiator has a transmission oil cooler in the bottom of the rad.
Mike
by SESH
Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V-12 ignition system upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 4974
Great Britain

I have fitted the SNG Barratt unit and it works fine.
by SESH
Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Excel Classic Car Show
Replies: 7
Views: 2529
Great Britain

I went on the Saturday. Fortunately I had a free ticket from some friends who had a stand there. However, I think if I had paid the full price I would have been a bit disappointed. It was a lot of money for the amount on show. I think Birmingham was probably three times the size and about the same c...
by SESH
Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NORMAN DEWIS OBE
Replies: 6
Views: 2042
Great Britain

NORMAN DEWIS OBE

Norman Dewis, famed Jaguar test driver, to be made OBE Norman Dewis, one of the motoring world?s most revered characters, was finally recognised in the New Year Honours with an OBE Norman Dewis - Andrew English interviews the legendary Jaguar test driver, 25/02/2014 Norman Dewis is to be made an OB...
by SESH
Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 3 Door Mirror
Replies: 22
Views: 11180
Great Britain

Hi Geoff,
Unfortunately my mirror is already drilled and fitted so no choice but to leave it in situ!
I will look into the cups idea and see if it makes a difference.
Mike.
by SESH
Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 3 Door Mirror
Replies: 22
Views: 11180
Great Britain

SESH, is this the type of Tex mirror you've got? http://www.sngbarratt.com/ProductDetails.aspx?id=1806c02c-9010-45cb-ba8c-84758133c7a2&l=7 If so I had to modify it to fit my S2 FHC because of the very limited range of adjustment. Of all the silly things, but it worked, was to craft a cup washer out...
by SESH
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 3 Door Mirror
Replies: 22
Views: 11180
Great Britain

After fitting what I was told by TEX to be the correct mirror, it doesn't adjust enough to be able to see behind. The only way I can get a reasonable rear view is by placing a shim under the spring loaded section and angling the mirror head to its max. Someone at TEX is telling everyone that these a...
by SESH
Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Silversone Classic
Replies: 10
Views: 4394
Great Britain

Agree the Goodwood Revival is great, but I get relegated to the public car park in my E Type because it's a 1973!
by SESH
Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Silversone Classic
Replies: 10
Views: 4394
Great Britain

I'm going on Sunday. Managed to get an infield pass with E Type Register. Am also concerned with the excessive queuing. The old V12's don't like standing too long in the heat!
by SESH
Wed May 14, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE LIGHTWEIGHT E TYPE IS REBORN
Replies: 30
Views: 12440
Great Britain

THE LIGHTWEIGHT E TYPE IS REBORN

THE LIGHTWEIGHT E-TYPE IS REBORN Jaguar is to build six perfect reproductions of the original, race-bred Lightweight E-type that was created in 1963. To view the full release and related files, please click here If you cannot use the link above, copy and paste the address below into your web browser...
by SESH
Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VED exemption for pre 1973 cars - petition to extend
Replies: 23
Views: 5929
Great Britain

The 40 year rolling exemption is confirmed. This time next year all E-types will have finally paid their dues... https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/293910/TIIN_2507_8011_40_year_rolling_exemption_for_classic_vehicles_.pdf Don't rock the boat I heard you say! D...