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by Ole-xke1974
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 V12 Running Hot
Replies: 37
Views: 13129
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Re: Series 3 V12 Running Hot

That looks a lot like my diagram, except that I wasn’t sure if I needed a relay for each high speed feed and also not having the low speed feed connected to the fans, but through the high speed relay so it is disconnected from the low speed terminals when running high speed. I also have a two step s...
by Ole-xke1974
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil leak advice
Replies: 6
Views: 653
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Re: Oil leak advice

My timing chain access plug was hard as a piece of coal when I worked on the valve clearances a few years ago. I fitted a new plug and added a small spring loaded "clamp" to keep the plug from weeping oil. Under the aluminium bracket is a spring pressing on a washer. https://i.postimg.cc/qMHRQjjc/IM...
by Ole-xke1974
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fitting a 4 spd box with OD into an auto V12
Replies: 6
Views: 630
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Re: Fitting a 4 spd box with OD into an auto V12

Hi Simon, here's a list of things you'll need and some for your consideration from one of my previous posts. Here's a list of items to address that I made a while ago after doing my conversion: Bell housing including clutch release arm and all bits. Clutch master and slave cylinder Hydraulic hose or...
by Ole-xke1974
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Spare wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 1233
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Re: Spare wheel

I don't even carry a spare wheel. I know mentioning this will most likely be bad karma and I will suffer a flat that cannot be repaired with my plug kit. I've even thought of making a space saver wheel from a modern wheel with a splined hub from a wire wheel, but I doubt I'll ever get around to even...
by Ole-xke1974
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air Pump
Replies: 6
Views: 1291
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Re: Air Pump

That’s always gratifying when one is able to get old stuff to turn again
:wrench: :hammer: :drinkingcheers:
by Ole-xke1974
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: master cylinder assembly diagram
Replies: 6
Views: 1604
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Re: master cylinder assembly diagram

After an MC repair, many have experienced sticking brakes. I found it to be down to the small metal “plate” to the very left on the drawing. It’s stamped out and have a round edge side and a sharp edge side. I believe the sharp edge side have to face the reaction valve to avoid getting stuck when yo...
by Ole-xke1974
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air Pump
Replies: 6
Views: 1291
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Re: Air Pump

I bought a used one for my 74 OTS but never fitted it. Think I still have it. In the US.
by Ole-xke1974
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 6829
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Re: series 3 vs Series 1

Hi back on the getting in and out i have mazda mx5 seats in my s3 on fossway runners it gives me another 2 inches of space plus the shape of the seat backrest misses the roof mechanism when the roof is down i am 6ft 2in and transforms the car for getting in and out and on a long journey it makes it...
by Ole-xke1974
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 6829
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Re: series 3 vs Series 1

I have an S3 with poly bushes, adjustable GAZ shocks, springs in the back, updated TBs in the front plus a few other mods for functionality and looks. Do it is my advice.
by Ole-xke1974
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 ECU
Replies: 70
Views: 8790
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Re: V12 ECU

Because I’ve changed my seats to modified XjS type. I was considering the XJS seats for my S3, but decided on the Mazda Miata/MX5 seats. Not that I want to change them out, but I am curious to see how they fit in an E-type. Would you mind sharing a picture or two ? Thanks and Merry Christmas .........
by Ole-xke1974
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative
Replies: 21
Views: 3616
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Re: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative

Danetype3 wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:35 pm

Are you sure Ole ? :bigrin:
I think so ..... :?:
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by Ole-xke1974
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Strange noise
Replies: 4
Views: 1325
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Re: Strange noise

MLBS3V12 wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:42 am
Maybe this is because the spring below is nt there:
Good call I
Certainly a possible reason I didn't think about.
That spring is there to prevent the SS shield from rattling.
by Ole-xke1974
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative
Replies: 21
Views: 3616
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Re: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative

Just to be sure, you are discussing the late series 3? Are you gents discussing setting the ride height with full load on the car's suspension ? Not sure what you mean? Dan, Yes, I am referring to my 1974 S3.(1S25349) By fully loaded I mean that the car is on the ground or up in the air, but no par...
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: US only side indicators/flashers
Replies: 4
Views: 1141
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Re: US only side indicators/flashers

As a part of my restoration which included a bare metal change of color, I deleted the US side marker lights and got the grey lenses from Marek.
I then built in the sidemarker lights in both front (amber) and tail lights (red) using flat colored LEDs.
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Strange noise
Replies: 4
Views: 1325
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Re: Strange noise

Rob,
what do you mean by overrun from low revs ?
I'd expect a tinny or knocking noise under acceleration if you have one or more of these:
  • Lean fuel mixture
    Incorrect ignition timing
    Wrong type of spark plug
    Poor quality gasoline
Cheers ........ Ole
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative
Replies: 21
Views: 3616
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Re: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative

IIRC the fitting of the TBs is done without any tension on the TB. The beauty of the thing is that for a standard strength TB you have a setting tool that position the lower A-arm in a set position (distance between upper and lower shock bolt) and then rotate the TB till it fits in the front and rea...
by Ole-xke1974
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative
Replies: 21
Views: 3616
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Re: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative

Hej Dan, your idea is intriguing, but as far as I remember from installing my TBs, one spline either at the front or back of the TB will result in quite a change in ride height. To get the correct ride height, you have to find the right combination of the 25 splines in the back and 24 (I believe) at...
by Ole-xke1974
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Laycock de Normanville
Replies: 44
Views: 6286
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Re: Laycock de Normanville

The torque from the engine is transmitted un-reduced (in 1st) and less reduced in 2nd and 3rd, which will be too much for the OD to handle. Not quite correct. The torque is multiplied by the lower gears according to their respective ratios. At a ratio of 1:1 the gearbox output torque is equal to th...
by Ole-xke1974
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Laycock de Normanville
Replies: 44
Views: 6286
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Re: Laycock de Normanville

Please, can anyone suggest why this might be a bad idea? I wouldn't have the OD available in all gears. The torque from the engine is transmitted un-reduced (in 1st) and less reduced in 2nd and 3rd, which will be too much for the OD to handle. I'm mainly stating this based on the fact that all fact...
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: thicker Moto-Lita steering wheel
Replies: 37
Views: 8331
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Re: thicker Moto-Lita steering wheel

Great seats. What is the source?
Seats are from a UK Mazda Miata (MX5), new leather design by me, work by a local upholstery shop in Annapolis, USA.