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by Dave123m
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Cable/Hose
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Great Britain

Re: Cable/Hose

Hi,

On my UK car this pipe just vents from the fuel breather tank (by fuel filler) to atmosphere above the rear IRS cage.

I know this as I removed the fuel tank & dropped the IRS last week to do some work & confirmed the fuel pipe routes before I removed things.

Hope this helps.

Dave.
by Dave123m
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear Brake Bleeding 1971 Series 3 V12
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Great Britain

Re: Rear Brake Bleeding 1971 Series 3 V12

Hi Des, Great news you have a good brake pedal feel & that replacing the rear flexible appears to have improved the situation. My front brakes bled exactly as I would have expected them to (as it appears did yours) however I replaced all my flexible lines with Goodrich when I re-commissioned the car...
by Dave123m
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear Brake Bleeding 1971 Series 3 V12
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Great Britain

Re: Rear Brake Bleeding 1971 Series 3 V12

Hi Des, This is not uncommon when changing the Servo as I had exactly the same problem. If you have access to a 'pressure system' such as the Gunson Easibleed it makes this very easy as it pushes the fluid through the system from the reservoir to the rear brakes. Without it you will get exactly what...
by Dave123m
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Engine Hoist Chain Length
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Great Britain

Re: Engine Hoist Chain Length

Hi Nigel,

Have you removed the top frame rail (behind the radiator) as I didn't have to lift my engine particularly high to get it out once this was removed?

Dave.
by Dave123m
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Laycock de Normanville
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Great Britain

Re: Laycock de Normanville

Hi,

Another positive vote for O/D Spares in Rugby, this is where I got all the parts for my uprated rebuild.

Dave definitely prefers to discuss by phone & he's picked up both times I have called him in the last week.

If time zones allow give him another call on Monday?

Good luck,

Dave.
by Dave123m
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Replacement Butec Alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Great Britain

Re: Replacement Butec Alternator

Hi Jerome,

I sent my original Butec Alternator back as Part Exchange, Marek may still have spares though?

Good luck in your search.

Dave.
by Dave123m
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: s3 auto to manual conversion.
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Great Britain

Re: s3 auto to manual conversion.

Hi Rob, I've had the dubious pleasure of personally having done both of these conversions on my Series 3 V12. The good thing is if a UK car you are highly likely to already have a 3.07 Diff (as I did) so even a standard 4 speed would probably be bearable however if you have the option of an Overdriv...
by Dave123m
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Over excited soon to be owner
Replies: 18
Views: 1215
Great Britain

Re: Over excited soon to be owner

Hi Martin, Congratulations on the recent acquisition, it looks exactly like mine should, shiny red with a Webasto! Another vote from me for the Opus Ignition Module being the reason for poor hot starting, I'd definitely be looking there if I were you. Sadly the biggest issue for you will be both the...
by Dave123m
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Servo master cylinder
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Great Britain

Re: Servo master cylinder

Hi, The servo unit actually comes out in a forward direction towards the top so there is no requirement to jack the car up however if the front wheel is removed it would definitely be easier. If you have a bad back probably the most challenging issue will be all the work is low down & you will proba...
by Dave123m
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 with 2.88 diff
Replies: 11
Views: 1459
Great Britain

Re: S3 with 2.88 diff

Hi, If it helps I'm running 215/65 R15 tyres (V Rated) all round & these appear to be a good alternative. The thing to be very careful of is to ensure you get 'V Rated' Tyres as there are very few 205/70 R15 tyres that comply with this as many were produced suitable for vans? Whilst I don't have a d...
by Dave123m
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prescott Hill
Replies: 42
Views: 3262
Great Britain

Re: Prescott Hill

Hi Malcolm, I would agree that the noise you heard at Prescott is unlikely to be the diff as the frequency was too high, I would hazard a guess that it is more likely to be something like the Propshaft bolts hitting the crossmember behind the gearbox? As mentioned by others if the rubber collar on t...
by Dave123m
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 with 2.88 diff
Replies: 11
Views: 1459
Great Britain

Re: S3 with 2.88 diff

Hi, Having also done something similar you have every reason to be excited, I moved from BW Auto to Getrag 5 Speed both using the 3.07 Auto Difff. I then fitted the 2.88 diff with the Getrag 5 Speed & have now moved to 4 Speed with OD whilst retaining the 2.88 Diff. I have kept all the original part...
by Dave123m
Wed May 03, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Something electrical died
Replies: 5
Views: 955
Great Britain

Re: Something electrical died

Hi, I had a similar problem with mine after being stood for 25 years. It was fine for about 3 months with regular short duration starting & running to move it whilst it was being re-commissioned then it simply died & would not restart. After extensive investigation my issue was faulty Opus Module (p...
by Dave123m
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Replacement Butec Alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Great Britain

Re: Replacement Butec Alternator

Hi Both,

Many thanks for your prompt offers of support & assistance, I will drop you a PM as suggested.

Regards,

Dave
by Dave123m
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Replacement Butec Alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Great Britain

Replacement Butec Alternator

Hi, I'm hoping someone may be able to assist with a spare alternator they may be willing to sell or any advice regarding a source for rebuild parts as since I took the car out of storage last weekend unfortunately the Alternator appears to no longer be charging despite all being fine when stored. I ...
by Dave123m
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Reverse lamp switch
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Great Britain

Re: Reverse lamp switch

Hi Simon, The switch is screwed into the top of the aluminium gearbox cover & is operated when the reverse selector moves. I am unsure if you can reach it from below (doubt it) but you would need to remove the exhaust & heat shield to even try. Alternatively you can definitely access it by removing ...
by Dave123m
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Source for distributor gear?
Replies: 6
Views: 1238
Great Britain

Re: Source for distributor gear?

Hi Manfred, Whilst there is no guarantee I would suggest also looking at E-Bay for any Lucas XJS HE or Non HE V12 Distributor & then remove the Gear Drive from this & fit it to your distributor as whilst the Distributor components are different (& won't work in an E-Type) but I believe the gear driv...
by Dave123m
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Calibrating S3 speedo
Replies: 15
Views: 2048
Great Britain

Re: Calibrating S3 speedo

Hi Philip, Not exactly the same as yours but the below definitely shows 3.07 so well done confirming this. SN 6322/10 ; 700; 3.07; kph SN 6322/11 ; 700; 3.07; kph (Germany/Italy) With regard to the 2.88 Diff Conversion this is a really satisfying & relatively simple process as per my other reply & w...
by Dave123m
Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Calibrating S3 speedo
Replies: 15
Views: 2048
Great Britain

Re: Calibrating S3 speedo

Hi Philip, As you recognised in your first post the Speedometer should indeed be matched to the Differential as the Gearbox Speedo Gear was constant for all diff combinations. If a 3.07 BW Car (reading mph) your car should have the same numbers on the Speedo Face as mine, just above the centre of th...
by Dave123m
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Unrestored Barn Find Series 3
Replies: 11
Views: 2108
Great Britain

Re: Unrestored Since Barn Find Series 3

Good point, never really thought about it that way so I guess 'Unrestored Since Barn Find Series 3' would probably be a better description. The fact it has been restored once certainly does allow me to play with it without the risk of destroying all the heritage but the fact it was done 36 years ago...