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by chris420sa
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 V12 Engine Oil Dipstick Tube
Replies: 1
Views: 151
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Series 3 V12 Engine Oil Dipstick Tube

My dipstick tube has seen better days and needs to be replaced. However, part number C37003 (my engine number is: 7S 7947 SA) is not available from the usual UK suppliers. Would greatly appreciate if a member could advise where I can purchase this item or alternatively a company which could fabricat...
by chris420sa
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Door waist/glass seal 2+2
Replies: 6
Views: 1156
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Re: Door waist/glass seal 2+2

Hi Bob - hope all's well.
I'd be interested to know how the work on the window rubber etc went when you've finished.
Best regards
Chris
by chris420sa
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Door waist/glass seal 2+2
Replies: 6
Views: 1156
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Re: Door waist/glass seal 2+2

Hi Bob - this self isolation seems to make it compulsory to spend time in the garage getting those jobs done which get deferred under more normal circumstances. I recently replaced my passenger and driver door assemblies so had to fit the windows and all the trim parts before hanging the doors. If y...
by chris420sa
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 V 12 Engine Parts
Replies: 4
Views: 1173
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Series 3 V 12 Engine Parts

I'm about to have my Pre HE engine rebuilt. I see that SNGB does not have a number of the engine parts in stock/no longer available. SNGB does have pistons and liners (made by Mahle) but they are for 7.8:1 comp ratio, not 9:1. Can you please advise preferred supplier of engine parts and particularly...
by chris420sa
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 2+2 1972 - Ignition Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 2305
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Re: Series 3 2+2 1972 - Ignition Issues

Tony and Phillip - many thanks for your responses.

Phillip - did you get a chance to look at the photo of my choke and advise your thoughts on the correct orientation when re-assembling?

Best regards

Chris
by chris420sa
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 2+2 1972 - Ignition Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 2305
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Re: Series 3 2+2 1972 - Ignition Issues

Philip, Adrian, Tony - many thanks for your very helpful responses. Could well be a fuel issue. I replaced the plugs with a cleaner set and also checked the plug leads - the resistances of the "silicon" leads (as supplied by SNGB a year or so ago) were quite variable in terms of "ohms per inch lengt...
by chris420sa
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 2+2 1972 - Ignition Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 2305
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Re: Series 3 2+2 1972 - Ignition Issues

Tony and Colin - many thanks for your responses. To answer Tony's questions first: 1. How did the car start and run before you did any of this work It started reasonably well although slightly reluctant and ran OK but there was a flat spot which prompted me to do the rebuild of the carbs 2. Had the ...
by chris420sa
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 2+2 1972 - Ignition Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 2305
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Series 3 2+2 1972 - Ignition Issues

My Series 3 is fitted with the SNGB electronic ignition replacement (DAB113HE) although I do not have the records to know when it was fitted by a PO. I fairly recently fitted a vacuum advance with vacuum source from rear side of rear lh inlet manifold and timing was re-set to suit. Original vacuum r...
by chris420sa
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: High Beam Headache
Replies: 16
Views: 2475
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Re: High Beam Headache

Hi Mark - have you taken a look at the wiring diagram which you can download from the Knowledge Base - Series 3? High beam lamp cct is on the LHS of the diagram. Also see SNG Barratt parts - "Other Electrical - harness" It seems that you've checked the circular cable plug to the front of the undersi...
by chris420sa
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Door seal
Replies: 11
Views: 3277
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Re: Door seal

Bill - good point. Look forward to your update.
Best regards
Chris
by chris420sa
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Door seal
Replies: 11
Views: 3277
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Re: Door seal and door chrome

Bill - many thanks. Very helpful - wish me luck.
Best regards
Chris
by chris420sa
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Door seal
Replies: 11
Views: 3277
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Re: Door Top Chrome Series 3 2+2

Can you please advise regarding: 1. How many rivets are required to fix the door top chrome in position and how are they spaced? 2. How many screws are required to fix the same door top chrome in position and where is it/they located? 3. Are there supposed to be one/two or no small screws in the upp...
by chris420sa
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Why were my cooling fans on strike? - ** update ..now back at work!
Replies: 4
Views: 2501
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Re: Why are my cooling fans on strike?

Hi Martin - I'm on leave at present so do not have the benefit of a printed wiring diagram to consult. There is a printable diagram in the Series 3 technical section of the Forum Suggest as follows: 1. re-check the wiring connections to the fan relay (inconsiderately situated under the radiator shro...
by chris420sa
Tue May 07, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sunroof
Replies: 10
Views: 3674
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Re: Sunroof for Series 3 2+2

Hi - my 1972 Series 3 2+2 has an after-market Hollandia electric sunroof. Recently maintained (and a new headlining installed) by Steve Camp of the Trimming Centre in Lewes, Sussex as referenced in the link which Colin posted. Given that Steve used to fit these sunroofs, he's your best bet BUT parts...
by chris420sa
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sunroof
Replies: 10
Views: 3674
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Re: Sunroof

Dear tcat and others Colin's link includes the website of The Trimming Centre in Lewes, E Sussex. The Hollandia was an after-market installation which the father of the owner of The Trimmimg Centre, Steve Camp and Steve himself used to fit in the '70's. My Hollandia got stuck halfway open a few week...
by chris420sa
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil Pressure mystery
Replies: 7
Views: 1273
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Re: Oil Pressure mystery

Marek - thanks for your response. Just wanted to ask you if you have fitted a mechanical oil pressure gauge? If so, could you please advise from whom you purchased the gauge, its range and its fittings.
Many thanks
Best regards
Chris
by chris420sa
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 32
Views: 9132
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Re: oil pressure woes

Hi JC - just wanted to check if you have any news regarding the mechanical oil pressure gauge and the other questions which I asked?
Look forward to hearing from you either via the Forum or a PM.
All the best
Chris
by chris420sa
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear Light Assemblies
Replies: 4
Views: 974
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Re: Rear Light Assemblies

I had no problem with the replacement rear lights from SNGB. You do need to make sure the light fittings and lenses are UK spec. You will also need to buy new gaskets. Mine didn't fit too well (probably because panels varied a bit) but I used vaseline to better hold the gaskets in place. Agree that ...
by chris420sa
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 32
Views: 9132
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Re: oil pressure woes

JC - many thanks. Look forward to hearing from you.
All the best
Chris
by chris420sa
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 32
Views: 9132
Great Britain

Re: oil pressure woes

JJ - many thanks for your responses of Dec 31, much appreciated. I contacted Nisonger by email to ask them a few questions including whether their mechanical oil pressure gauge has the same range as my current (presumably original factory fit) electrical gauge, i.e. 0 to 80 psi. I received the follo...