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by Adamski
Sun May 05, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Door Drain Hole Shroud
Replies: 7
Views: 484
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Re: Door Drain Hole Shroud

You mean those little bits of bent metal at door bottom holes. Drainage has never been right on my car since major rebuild in eighties. Water likes to go on inside of sill seal near the front even though I have them in place. I now just remove carpets and mats before washing and wipe out with sponge...
by Adamski
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Front indicator lenses Series 3
Replies: 10
Views: 585
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Re: Front indicator lenses Series 3

The attachment you enclose states Series 2 on top but you are enquiring about series 3?
I have checked my parts manual and there are only White or Amber shown and no combination mix.
I'm wondering if people are fitting these to S3's from S2's?
by Adamski
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Serious miss
Replies: 11
Views: 615
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Re: Serious miss

Surely the receipt will say what was purchased, diesel is the most expensive as well. Too much speculation here. How much fuel was added as well. I'm wondering if perhaps it was just a contaminated batch of basic unleaded and the car has been set up for premium unleaded although it shouldn't be that...
by Adamski
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !
Replies: 33
Views: 2912
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Re: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !

I have just realised that I previously contributed to this subject on your link. I suppose I didn't realise that disconnecting the engine mounts and jacking the engine up with all cooling and other ancillaries connected would have this effect. Ah well-Job done anyway. All this talk might help someon...
by Adamski
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !
Replies: 33
Views: 2912
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Re: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !

Just to finally clarify for anyone wishing to perform this procedure on a V12. The reason why you have to take out all the bolts of the pressure plate whilst inside the separated open bell housing is that the whole bell housing is jammed in by the tunnel and pressure plate. Once the pressure plate a...
by Adamski
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !
Replies: 33
Views: 2912
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Re: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !

I have replaced the whole clutch assembly on my V12 car without removing the engine and without any butchering but it's a pig of a job. Even had gearbox reconditioned at same time. Remove/drop down IRS for prop shaft slide back. Once you slide back the bell housing you can loosen the individual pres...
by Adamski
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 spark plugs colours
Replies: 19
Views: 2006
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Re: Series 3 spark plugs colours

I know I'm a bit late to this topic but balanced my carbs by using a Stromberg air flow meter, four Coloutrtunes (one in centre plug of each carb bank.) and a needle mixture adjusting tool that goes into the top of the dashpot. The Colourtunes had a good effect of identifying a lazy carb at tick ove...
by Adamski
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sunroof
Replies: 10
Views: 2825
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Re: Sunroof

Sorry but disagree, Had a Webasto on mine since fairly new. Completely re skinned in the nineties with new blue vinyl to match paint. Never leaked a drop. Big Webasto deflector removes all buffeting at motorway speeds. On hot days really great as we don't have air con on UK cars. Younger generation ...
by Adamski
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Door mirrors
Replies: 9
Views: 732
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Re: Door mirrors

Long stem Tex mirrors work well although I have non descript Paddy Hopkirk mirrors fitted on mine years ago. What I would say that driving in todays traffic conditions it is suicidal not having door mirrors. I tried it on another classic car and talk about people creeping up on your inside these days.
by Adamski
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: thicker Moto-Lita steering wheel
Replies: 32
Views: 2622
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Re: thicker Moto-Lita steering wheel

I know it's each to their own but I fitted this Mota Lita wheel in for 40 years ago and still think it looks great. Original wheel was missing although I do agree they do still look good. Note oil temperature gauge and manual fan over ride switch and tell tale light plus rear fog light switch and li...
by Adamski
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 sereis 3 Exhaust ..straight or std?
Replies: 9
Views: 588
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Re: V12 sereis 3 Exhaust ..straight or std?

Personally keep it original preferably stainless with rear box and 4 flute tail pipe. (the twins were naff)
A complete stainless system is quite noisy anyway as the original mild steel pipes were partly double skinned if I remember rightly.
by Adamski
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Interior Fan Motor Cover/Shroud
Replies: 1
Views: 198
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Re: Interior Fan Motor Cover/Shroud

This must be an air con spec car as in the UK we didn't air con and only a fan in the heater box.
by Adamski
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel vapour Lock
Replies: 1
Views: 218
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Fuel vapour Lock

S3 V12 FHC 1972 Manual. Been very hot today. After a good run the car starts and dies. Impossible to restart. Ignition electrics replaced so I'm sure it's not them. Been using the cheapest fuel which has loads of Ethanol. This boils and vaporises at about 100 deg. C. I suspect the fuel vapour locks ...
by Adamski
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Vacuum Pipes on series 3
Replies: 54
Views: 4660
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Re: Vacuum Pipes on series 3

The by pass valves or anti pop valves have an adjuster that can be found under the brass plugs, that I have removed. Assuming the diaphragms are intact and the gaskets sealed you can crank them up as opposed to blanking them. I used a syringe and vacuum gauges to get an idea of what vacuum they were...
by Adamski
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Vacuum Pipes on series 3
Replies: 54
Views: 4660
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Re: Vacuum Pipes on series 3

I had mentioned on other posts that I still have a retard unit. I have replaced these more than once due to diaphragm perforating. There's a lot of cheap replicas out there so keep a check on them. I had considered advance unit but don't have the tapping next to the butterfly so decided against it b...
by Adamski
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: How to adjust mixture
Replies: 12
Views: 1399
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Re: How to adjust mixture

Moss sell a generic jet adjusting tool very cheap, probably for Triumph or Rover. Mixture can only be done when all the other rubbish around the Strombergs is sorted. This consists of either adjusting or disabling the temperature bi metallic control valves(covered elsewhere} and cranking up the anti...
by Adamski
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 3895
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Re: Running Temperature etc

Have owned car for 39 years, Done all cooling mods including high flow radiator, multiblade fans and replacement otter and gauge sender, thermostats the lot. My fans kick in on the L although I have a bypass for traffic, Helps cool the carburettors and dump out the heat. On motorway stays on the R b...
by Adamski
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Gearbox removal with engine in situ
Replies: 11
Views: 2227
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Re: Gearbox removal with engine in situ

I have done it on my V12 S3 FHC Manual. I once posted this on Jag Lovers. From memory main points but the main obstacle is getting the bell housing past the clutch assembly Drop rear end down low enough to enable prop shaft to be slid back. Remove exhaust but leave downpipes Remove all interior gear...
by Adamski
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 11
Views: 2114
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Re: Overheating

I had terrible problems with this. Solved issue by firstly fitting a high flow radiator core, more guts. Made sure all hoses were unblocked, found remnants of BARS leaks slug in vertical hose behind radiator. Multi blade fans (debated already) and finally those damned temperature control valves on t...
by Adamski
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: opus ignition system
Replies: 28
Views: 5028
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Re: opus ignition system

What I don't like about the SNG system is that you have to relinquish your existing stuff including distributor. (Desperate measures at desperate times I suppose) I some years back managed to get a Crane XR 700 if I remember rightly to work great with some fettling. You discard the OPUS and put in a...