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by angelw
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?
Replies: 25
Views: 551
Australia

Re: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?

Barry Wrote: However, with a 2.88 lsd diff, it means at 90 mph, the engine is running at 3500 revs. With so much torque in the V12, you really don’t need a 5 speed gearbox. Hello Barry, Couldn't agree more. There has been a lot written that a 2.88 is too tall for an S3, that it makes them uncomforta...
by angelw
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: alternator
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Australia

Re: alternator

Sven Wrote: No I have to remove the rear bearing and the slip rings. Did no one do this before and can give me a hint if it is a straightforward job? Hello Sven, I've done this many times and it can be either straightforward of not. The un-soldering from the outer end is not much of an issue; the in...
by angelw
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: adhesive advice for diaphragms that hold headlights
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Australia

Re: adhesive advice for diaphragms that hold headlights

Bob Wrote: I originally used Sikaflex, but one diaphragm would repeatedly let go after a few months of driving. Hello Bob, Is the Sikaflex product you used the 221 version that most recommend for E Type Bonnet assembly? If yes, 221 is a general purpose bonding agent in the Sikaflex range and is not ...
by angelw
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: New clutch
Replies: 29
Views: 3835
Australia

Re: New clutch

Hello Mancity8040, How often are you going to be removing the Gearbox that it would warrant mutilating the structure of the car. And I would always opt to have the convenience of being able to marry the Engine and Gearbox with space around me. Admittedly, I have a well equipped workshop, but we remo...
by angelw
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OBL = $565k
Replies: 27
Views: 1317
Australia

Re: OBL = $565k

Steve Wrote: boot trim looks baggy....and whats going on with that wiper blade Hello Steve, I left Australia on the 16th inst. (arrived San Francisco one hour before I left Australia) attended Pebble Beach Concours d'elegance and other Classic Car related activities; flew back to Australia on the 19...
by angelw
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heat Shield
Replies: 6
Views: 302
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: 963
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: 963
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: 302
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: 718
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: 958
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: 587
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: 587
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: 587
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: 780
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: 780
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: 780
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: 780
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: 4827
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: 981
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...