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by angelw
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heat Shield
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Australia

Re: Heat Shield

Hello Roy,
Dynamat and the like works quite well.

Regards,

Bill
by angelw
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Australia

Re: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS

Thanks for that Garry, I've just sent them a message.

Kind regards,

Bill
by angelw
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Australia

Re: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS

Marek Wrote: Just ask Pilkington directly. They can then direct you to one of their agents or supply themselves. There was a thread about other etype windscreens elsewhere on this forum and David Jones documented his factory visit and listed their contact details there. Hello Marek, Good luck with t...
by angelw
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heat Shield
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Australia

Re: Heat Shield

Hello Roy, Unfortunately, these heat shields in the original material are not available. The Heat Shield you refer to is cast aluminum alloy and are held in place with self tapping screws; you should be able to find the existing holes in the transmission tunnel of your car. Make a paper pattern of t...
by angelw
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake master cylinder won’t dismantle
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Australia

Re: Brake master cylinder won’t dismantle

Ian Wrote: Just tried a ring spanner on the piston then cabletie and circlip and tapped that. Didn’t work and has marked the piston a bit so won’t try that again. Hello Ian, Arrange threaded nipples to allow a high pressure grease gun; 10,000psi is what I use on stuck Brake Caliper, Master and Slave...
by angelw
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oh no! Engine frame damage, could it be repaired?
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Australia

Re: Oh no! Engine frame damage, could it be repaired?

Andrew Wrote:
I have used one set of Uryk's frames and at least half a dozen from Robeys. The Robeys frames are perfectly OK.
Hello Andrew,
S3 Engine Frames? I don't think so.

Regards,

Bill
by angelw
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Steering rack series 3
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Australia

Re: Steering rack series 3

Bob Wrote: It is the inside of the tower that's damaged. Know anyone who has an old LHD one as that part is not handed Hello Bob, The Pinion Tower is handed. A correct RHD (for an S3) Pinion Tower has the pipe connection face pointing towards 5 o'clock. A LHD Pinion Tower installed on a RHD PAS Rack...
by angelw
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Steering rack series 3
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Australia

Re: Steering rack series 3

Bob Wrote: it certainly shows a more compromised alignment than the original arrangement. Hello Bob, That's why, without actually having installed one of the alternatives, that I wouldn't like to be doing such a conversion. The only part of the original S3 PAS Rack assembly that is not ambidextrous ...
by angelw
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Steering rack series 3
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Australia

Re: Steering rack series 3

Bob Wrote: Since what I understand is the LHD Mondeo based rack conversion became available, I know a number of LHD to RHD conversions have been done using it so there must be old LHD racks around from which you could use the pinion. Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I think the pinion is unique...
by angelw
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fitting Gearstick shifter
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Australia

Re: Fitting Gearstick shifter

Hello Glenn, I've measured Tufnol washers received from SNG Barratt recently and they measure 1.7mm (slightly thinner than the originals - I have no problem with that). Accordingly, using a correct Thackery Washer of 3.4mm and two Tufnol Washers at 1.7mm each, the following will result: Total Width ...
by angelw
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fitting Gearstick shifter
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Australia

Re: Fitting Gearstick shifter

Hello Glenn, I didn't receive your PM. My email address is: bill.angel@bigpond.com What makes a Thackery Washer stand out from the herd is the diagonal component between each face coil; see the the following picture. The Rule is not in the picture for any dimensional reference, but to stop the Thack...
by angelw
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fitting Gearstick shifter
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Australia

Re: Fitting Gearstick shifter

Glenn Wrote: however as per my post #1 I come up 2.1mm short, so something is wrong with my parts - maybe my part A is of a different car? I would love to have that inside measurement. Hello Glenn, Are you measuring the parts with the Thackery Washer completely compressed? Measuring inside the lugs ...
by angelw
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fitting Gearstick shifter
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Australia

Re: Fitting Gearstick shifter

Glenn Wrote: The diagrams don’t show whether the washers go inside or out. It makes sense for the fibre washer to be adjacent to the shifter, and if the spring washer is outside there is too much play. Hello Glenn, One Tufnol Washer (your parts C and D) is assembled either side of the Boss of Part B...
by angelw
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Upper wishbone ball joint
Replies: 28
Views: 4502
Australia

Re: Upper wishbone ball joint

Hello Mike, I agree with Andrew. Originally, the Spherical Socket component of the wishbone, was machined to the tolerance limits of 1.188" and 1.191". After machining, the Spherical surface was induction hardened to a min of 650 VPN (approximately 58 RHC) for a depth from 0.030" to 0.050". By polis...
by angelw
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Door seal
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Australia

Re: Door seal

Hello Chris, I just noticed that your car is a 2+2. They have a different door Top Chrome Moulding to that of an OTS. The 2+2 use two screw, one at each extreme end of the moulding, plus the Pop Rivet Clips. I'll measure the spacing and post them tomorrow. You can also determine the spacing and posi...
by angelw
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Door seal
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Australia

Re: Door seal

Hello Chris, 1. How many rivets are required to fix the door top chrome in position and how are they spaced? Four - see pictures below for spacing. The spacing in the pictures are incremental starting from the very front most hole. The very front most hole uses a screw to secure the front end of the...
by angelw
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: New Exhaust manifold - bad fit
Replies: 11
Views: 1363
Australia

Re: New Exhaust manifold - bad fit

Hello Marek, I don't think he will be able to arrange the two thick and two thin on each respective side of the engine, judging from the pictures. A Rear Left Manifold becomes a Front Right when swapped from one side to the other and visa versa. The pictures seem to indicate that Left Front /Right R...
by angelw
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Seals and seals...
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Australia

Re: Seals and seals...

Thim Wrote: Nr3 do not have indents, but my best guess is also above the sill and between the door. Hello Thim, The Sill Rubber for a 2+2 doesn't have indents. The same position rubber for an OTS and TSC does, but is a much smaller and totally different cross section. The rubber you have shown in pi...
by angelw
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 gearbox swap
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Australia

Re: S3 gearbox swap

Pete Wrote: I did have a thought about the H/T though, everyone talks of the marks that can be caused around the back of the seat when fitting... Has anyone made a rail/strip/thingy to let the H/T sit on, rather than tha actual painted surface of the body? Hello Pete, I use the clear wrap material t...
by angelw
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Ball joints.
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Australia

Re: Ball joints.

Hello Peter, They're the best I've tried and all I use now. They're available from SNG Barratt. Following is a picture of one brand (German manufacture) I've tried that were rubbish. It wasn't just the one but the whole dozen I purchased at the time. It's not a case where I simply had the holes misa...