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by Paul Buckley
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear Number Plate Panel Finisher
Replies: 7
Views: 475
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Re: Rear Number Plate Panel Finisher

Yes, I do use that stuff via a 20ltr backpack, but, even though I live in the country, the muck that falls out of the sky is unbelievable, so I need to pressure wash virtually every year anyway, and its a big and dirty job.
But when it is finished it sets my S3 off perfectly ........ :bigrin:
by Paul Buckley
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear Number Plate Panel Finisher
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Great Britain

Re: Rear Number Plate Panel Finisher

I am glad to see that I am not the only one with problematic block paving!
Just spent three days jet washing my acreage......... :cry: :wavegreatbritain:
by Paul Buckley
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Misfire Petrol related?
Replies: 8
Views: 560
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Re: Misfire Petrol related?

The recommendation to try running for longer periods of time is called an 'Italian tune up'. I once bought an MGB from a lady who lived in a town on a small caribbean island. The car was incapable of more than 30mph, but after several runs of eight miles at full throttle the car became alive and bec...
by Paul Buckley
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Misfire Petrol related?
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Great Britain

Re: Misfire Petrol related?

The problem is certainly not the use of modern fuels. My V12 runs perfectly well on super grade petrol, and the valve seats were hardened at the factory during manufacture so the lack of lead is no problem either.
by Paul Buckley
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Trim colour change S3 V12 2+2
Replies: 4
Views: 693
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Re: Trim colour change S3 V12 2+2

If it's of any use, my early '72 OTS is Old English White with a red interior, and the sun visors are black. Can't say about the headlining! :roll:
by Paul Buckley
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Black smoke Series 3 2+2
Replies: 41
Views: 5204
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Re: Black smoke Series 3 2+2

26 mpg? Jeez, my completely stock '72 S3 OTS has never returned more than 17 mpg, even on a sedate run.
by Paul Buckley
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dunlop,or Avon
Replies: 4
Views: 1261
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Re: Dunlop,or Avon

The Dunlop SP's are original fitment and I have used no others in my nearly 50 years of ownership, the last set being fitted four years ago, so I can't compare to other makes. Have a look at 'Longstone classic tyres'. I believe they have a short video that compares the tyre makes for the E-Type. Che...
by Paul Buckley
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Best Diff Ratio for V12 roadster / BW Tremec T5 gearbox
Replies: 6
Views: 2893
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If you are going to fit a 5 speed box then why sacrifice all that torque (from a 3.31 diff) when you can simply fit a lower ratio 5th gear and have the best of both worlds ? The earlier S3's had 3.31 diffs but they changed in Jan 73 to 3.07 diffs as standard. The S3 is a really quick car off the li...
by Paul Buckley
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tremec 5 Speed box V12
Replies: 5
Views: 1706
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Re: Tremec 5 Speed box V12

What 5th gear ratio did you specify.
by Paul Buckley
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Problem with horn on Moto Lita steering wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 1596
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Re: Problem with horn on Moto Lita steering wheel

Pleased to hear!
The day that you learn nothing is the day that you have died!
So I am told .......
by Paul Buckley
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Loss of Self Centring Steering
Replies: 6
Views: 1282
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Re: Loss of Self Centring Steering

When my car was returned to me after re-commissioning I had the same problem. I moved the caster angle to maximum as per the Jaguar specs and it improved a great deal. However, it is still not as it was and I wonder if the problem lies within the steering column, which had been removed. Something I ...
by Paul Buckley
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 OTS Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 1900
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Re: S3 OTS Brakes

Phillip and Barry, thanks for the warning 🙂
by Paul Buckley
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 OTS Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 1900
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Re: S3 OTS Brakes

Phillip. Thank you for that. It would seem that you are right, but I’ll do what Barry suggests first. Barry. Sorry, I wrote ‘transfer valve’ when it should have been ‘reaction valve!’ Yes, I kind of suspected that the problem was with that valve. Thank you for the ‘Eagle’ tip, very useful and seemin...
by Paul Buckley
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 OTS Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 1900
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Re: S3 OTS Brakes

Thanks Phillip. So you think that the problem lies in the master cylinder? Could you enlarge on that for me? I thought the problem might be the transfer valve, but I am not sure how it works. Russ, I don’t know if your offer of calipers and discs was meant for me. However, my calipers were refurbis...
by Paul Buckley
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 OTS Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 1900
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Re: S3 OTS Brakes

Thanks Phillip. So you think that the problem lies in the master cylinder? Could you enlarge on that for me? I thought the problem might be the transfer valve, but I am not sure how it works. Russ, I don’t know if your offer of slave cylinders and discs was meant for me. However, my slave cylinders ...
by Paul Buckley
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 OTS Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 1900
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S3 OTS Brakes

My S3 braking system was professionally mechanically 're-commissioned' three years ago with recon servos, new vacuum tank, new master cylinder, lines, pads etc. Just recently, after a week or so not used, on the first brake application it seems that the rear brakes operate seconds before the front b...
by Paul Buckley
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Problem with horn on Moto Lita steering wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 1596
Great Britain

Re: Problem with horn on Moto Lita steering wheel

I am shortly going down your path with a MotoLite steering wheel ..... which one did you go for?
by Paul Buckley
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Problem with horn on Moto Lita steering wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 1596
Great Britain

Re: Problem with horn on Moto Lita steering wheel

I would suspect that the superglue is acting as an insulator.
Soldering is not hard to do, the main thing is to have the surfaces clean and use a flux.
You will need a soldering iron of course .... is there no-one you could ask to help?
Cheers
by Paul Buckley
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: gearbox woe
Replies: 5
Views: 2898
Great Britain

Re: gearbox woe

:questionmarks: I realised that Chris, but I can always live in hope!

I find it somewhat disappointing when someone posts a problem and then doesn't follow up with how it was resolved.

Cheers
by Paul Buckley
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: gearbox woe
Replies: 5
Views: 2898
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Re: gearbox woe

However once we got going it became apparent that 3rd wasnt going to join in the fun. Try as I might without being too brutal I just could not get 3rd. I just had to go from 2nd to 4th.


What was the problem with that third gear?