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by Whitact
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: AC SYSTEM
Replies: 4
Views: 1319
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Re: AC SYSTEM

Give Clayton Classics a try, their main business is heating and AC for all types of vehicles.
Cheers
by Whitact
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air Pump
Replies: 6
Views: 1429
Great Britain

Re: Air Pump

Hi David,
From the posts above it looks like you may have already found what your need. If not I ordered a Cardone 32-107 via ebay a couple of years ago, with shipping to the UK it came to about $175. It fitted my 1973 OTs with no problems.
Cheers,
by Whitact
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 7829
Great Britain

Re: series 3 vs Series 1

Hi Andrew, If anyone wants to add any more views on the hotting up of the series 3 drive dynamics I would be interested in hearing opinions. thanks Andrew My FHC has Gaz dampers, polybushes all round and SUs. My OTS has Boge, Mealastics and Strombergs. IMHO the OTS is a much nicer car to drive. We h...
by Whitact
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 2+2 1972 - Ignition Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 2352
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Re: Series 3 2+2 1972 - Ignition Issues

Just a thought: one thing that is very easily done when rebuilding these carbs is to fit the "choke" discs the wrong way round which will obviously result in a very rich mixture at all times. The diagrams in the manuals are none to clear and easy to misinterpret. Might be worth double checking. Cheers
by Whitact
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: About distributors
Replies: 2
Views: 1506
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Re: About distributors

Brilliant write up, much appreciated.
Perhaps a bit harsh on SNGB, who overall provide us all with a great service?
Cheers
by Whitact
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Question about a 1.5 model and headlight covers
Replies: 19
Views: 7303
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Re: Question about a 1.5 model and headlight covers

David,
Re the extract from the JCNA I have 1E34500, a LHD FHC, open headlights but otherwise all seems to be S1.
The Heritage Cert gives a build date of 26 June 67. So this supports the comment that there was a typo in the build records and that the Spares Bulletin data is correct.
Cheers
by Whitact
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS
Replies: 17
Views: 5576
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Re: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS

Hi Holger, I ordered direct from Pilkington and had it delivered direct to me by their own transport. Although it was not an easy job I fitted it myself without too many problems and am very happy with the result. They offer many options: top tint, sundym, heated, radio aerial etc so its worth decid...
by Whitact
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 46
Views: 10693
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Re: Tuning Problems V12

Hi Mike, Your description of the symptoms you have suffered sound very much like those that I had after an engine rebuild. In that case it turned out that the cold start mechanism in the carbs had been fitted 180 deg out so that in effect the cold start was always operating even with the control pus...
by Whitact
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake servo heat shield
Replies: 31
Views: 4871
Great Britain

Re: Brake servo heat shield

Another option is Zicoflex or similar. Very easy to trim to size and might do a better job as a heat shield.
Cheers
by Whitact
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is ethanol free fuel still available?
Replies: 19
Views: 8777
Great Britain

Re: Is ethanol free fuel still available?

Hi Marek,
You could try this:
https://aaoil.co.uk/product-category/ra ... rage-fuel/
98 octane & ethanol-free but not cheap.
Cheers
by Whitact
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 52
Views: 12805
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Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

Rory,
From the table here:
http://www.potterassoc.com/pdf/bonded_s ... _chart.pdf
quarter inch (Imperial not BSP) are reference 004 which are listed at 17p each and as available from stock here:
https://www.easternseals.co.uk/shop/bonded-seals/
Cheers
by Whitact
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 V12 Stromberg/Dizzy vacuum pipes
Replies: 22
Views: 5177
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Re: S3 V12 Stromberg/Dizzy vacuum pipes

There is a lot of information about Octane numbers here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_rating#Difference_between_RON,_MON,_and_AKI From the table it looks as though your 92 (AKI) Octane fuel would behave like 97 (RON) fuel in the UK so the 12 deg timing setting might be OK and the 8 deg setti...
by Whitact
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake Vapour Lock
Replies: 3
Views: 883
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Re: Brake Vapour Lock

Thanks for the responses guys.
Rear brake air scoops are fitted and in pretty good shape. New brake fluid was flushed through the whole system just before my trip.
Cheers
by Whitact
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake Vapour Lock
Replies: 3
Views: 883
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Brake Vapour Lock

On a recent run up from Cadiz through Spain & Portugal in my S3 OTS I experienced repeated episodes of vapour lock in the brakes. Car was fully loaded with luggage, tools and spares and ambient temperatures were 30 deg plus. The route included several significant climbs and descent; time controls on...
by Whitact
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: What problems with Crankcase Breather fitted this way?
Replies: 7
Views: 1746
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Re: What problems with Crankcase Breather fitted this way?

Hi Sandy, By connecting the breather that way it is upstream of the throttle butterflies and so will not be seeing the manifold vacuum. It certainly will not work as intended and might make the engine more prone to leak oil from e.g. the crankshaft seal. If the engine is in poor shape oil mist may a...
by Whitact
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 70
Views: 13398
Great Britain

Re: Sovy Failure

Hi Julian, Thanks for the quick, thorough and positive response to us all. Quite different to the terse response from the vendor of my failed unit a while ago. I think the recent forum visit demonstrated very well the challenges SNGB face as manufacturer and vendor of so many different parts to a ma...
by Whitact
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: V12 Hot coil problem & leaky carburettor
Replies: 2
Views: 709
Great Britain

Re: V12 Hot coil problem & leaky carburettor

The misfire sounds like the original OPUS unit is failing which is very common. A replacement system such as the one from SNGB may well cure it.
The O ring replacement procedure is probably in the Stromberg rebuild info in the Knowledge base.
Cheers
by Whitact
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air in the brakes ?? Series 3 E-type
Replies: 15
Views: 2764
Great Britain

Re: Air in the brakes ?? Series 3 E-type

Hi Bob, In my experience the brakes on these cars can be difficult. I experienced exactly what you describe on my FHC and no matter what I tried I (including a full brake rebuild by a "well respected specialist") I could not improve the situation so learned to live with it for several years. The car...
by Whitact
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 70
Views: 13398
Great Britain

Re: Sovy Failure

Yes, I had the same thing happen to me last year. Returned the bottle to MC&W who said they had not come across this before. The paint on the bulkhead was badly marked so the fix involved a lot more work that just changing the bottle. Simon's modification seems like an excellent idea but I suspect t...