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by Ole-xke1974
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air Pump
Replies: 6
Views: 193
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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: 5
Views: 254
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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: 193
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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: 2270
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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: 2270
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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: 32
Views: 3608
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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: 1575
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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: 437
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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: 1575
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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: 349
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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: 437
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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: 1575
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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: 1575
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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: 3707
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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: 3707
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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: 6068
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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.
by Ole-xke1974
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Covered Headlamp Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 1668
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Re: S3 Covered Headlamp Kit

I know what swb means, but only ever seen a series 3 swb in Jay Leno’s garage.
Thanks for explaining your very interesting project.
by Ole-xke1974
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: High Beam Headache
Replies: 16
Views: 1253
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Re: High Beam Headache

There's a big round connector inside the LH front wheel arch below the headlight. That carries all the cables for the headlights and indicators. It is prone to fail over time. It could be having bad connections and wiggle it might help. Mind you, if that is the culprit, you might be looking at havin...
by Ole-xke1974
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Alternator Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 727
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Re: Alternator Problems

Good news. Thanks for the heads up .......... Ole
by Ole-xke1974
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Covered Headlamp Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 1668
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Re: S3 Covered Headlamp Kit

61Elite wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:33 pm
I installed the headlight kit on my SWB S3 a couple years ago.
I am intrigued! Can you explain SWB S3 ?