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by paustin
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Adjustable power steering
Replies: 8
Views: 460

Re: Adjustable power steering

Hi Holger, I tried the kit ... didn't like it and sold it on. Went for a new fast rack from Vicarage in the UK - much better feel ( weight ), only compromise a slightly bigger turning circle. As it's a modern rack, looking forward to long life with no leaks.

Phil
by paustin
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Hi Torque starter motor
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: Hi Torque starter motor

Wow, thanks guys, overwhelmed by your responses. My car is fuel injected and an automatic - intrigued regarding different number of teeth auto to manual. Does this mean high torque starter LMS 017 isn't suitable for both transmissions?

Thanks in advance, Phil
by paustin
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Hi Torque starter motor
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Hi Torque starter motor

Hi, I am about to source a WOSP 017 high torque starter for my ( late engine number ) Series 3 - was wondering if anyone has experience with this upgrade eg wiring compatibility etc?

Thx, Phil
by paustin
Sat May 23, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Miss fire on start up
Replies: 0
Views: 727

Miss fire on start up

Hi, my Series 3 was converted to EFI about 8 years ago and is normally a dream to drive. The conversion done by MC Wilkinson followed the AJ6 guidelines and used mainly new parts. Recently the car is hard to start from cold if humidity is above 85% ( not unusual in UK ) - the car is housed in a leak...
by paustin
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wiper Blades ( refill )
Replies: 2
Views: 1811

Re: Wiper Blades ( refill )

Thanks for that Stuart.

Regards,

Phil
by paustin
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wiper Blades ( refill )
Replies: 2
Views: 1811

Wiper Blades ( refill )

Hi, anyone know where you can source refills in the UK? ( Series 3 DHC ). All the usual suspects expect you to buy the whole thing!

Phil
by paustin
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Steering rack series 3
Replies: 15
Views: 4729

Re: Steering rack series 3

Hi Bob, I sourced from Vicarage a couple of years ago a rack and pinion ( kit ) which is a Ford product. I am more than happy with the conversion which gives a better weighted feel and less turns lock to lock. Also as a far more modern product, I've confidence that over time leaks are far less likel...
by paustin
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Header Tank Corrosion
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Header Tank Corrosion

I'm about to purchase new ( steel ) header tank after pin holes have appeared in the one currently fitted. Has anyone successfully coated interior of new tank to minimise corrosion? I don't want aluminium one as non standard appearance.
by paustin
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Front indicator lenses Series 3
Replies: 10
Views: 1640

Re: Front indicator lenses Series 3

It's a UK original car, series 3 with what appear original lenses ( amber top half and white paint? on inside lower half)
by paustin
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Front indicator lenses Series 3
Replies: 10
Views: 1640

Front indicator lenses Series 3

Anyone know why the lower half of my lenses are painted white?

Phil
by paustin
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Adhesive number plate
Replies: 8
Views: 1554

Adhesive number plate

After repaint I'm about to apply adhesive plate to the bonnet. It's been a few years since I did one and wonder if applying soapy water to area so as to slide plate into place while squeezing out any bubbles/rinkles is still best practice?

Phil
by paustin
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 3 hood frame
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Series 3 hood frame

Anyone happen to know what colour hood frame should be? Ideally I want to buy an aerosol from Halfords ( grey with a tinge of green ?? )

Phil
by paustin
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear Light Assemblies
Replies: 4
Views: 1040

Re: Rear Light Assemblies

Thanks guys, will take the rechroming of old units route.

Phil
by paustin
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear Light Assemblies
Replies: 4
Views: 1040

Rear Light Assemblies

Hi, about to receive my roadster back from a full repaint and will start refitting chrome work. Most is good but rear lights have pitted chrome. I understand Mazak is difficult to repair and re chrome. Anyone had experience with Barratts or Manners replica units. Particularly chrome longevity recogn...
by paustin
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Steering Upgrade
Replies: 25
Views: 3573

Re: Series 3 Steering Upgrade

Hi Barry, the cost including fitting kit, £610 + VAT ( 4 years ago ).

Phil
by paustin
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: GM TH 400 Auto box - Series 3 Etype
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

GM TH 400 Auto box - Series 3 Etype

Thinking of converting my BW12 Auto equipped series 3 to 4 speed GM 400. Anyone with experience? Is it a worthwhile mod from a driving point of view?
by paustin
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Steering Upgrade
Replies: 25
Views: 3573

Re: Series 3 Steering Upgrade

Hi, I am very pleased with Vicarage supplied power rack which while reducing number of turns lock to lock, gives good feel and more ' planted ' at speed. Unit is based a Ford product - original Saginaw P/S pump is maintained.
Phil
by paustin
Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Terraclean
Replies: 0
Views: 1130

Terraclean

Hi, wondering if any member has experience with having their engine 'Terracleaned'. My Series 3 ( fuel injected ) has at 58000 miles never had the heads off so imagine well coked up over the years.

Regards, Phil
by paustin
Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: rear number plate
Replies: 4
Views: 2164

Series 3 reversing lights

Hi, I read recently that Lotus Europa S4 have same Lucas rear lights but reversing lights are integrated in lens/light body.

Regards. Phil
by paustin
Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Roadster boot lid springs
Replies: 4
Views: 1671

Roadster boot lid springs

Has anybody perfected an easy way to replace boot lid springs - mine have just broken ( one side ) and I plan to replace both?