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by MontanaDiver
Wed May 20, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Cap and rotor failure
Replies: 4
Views: 636
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Re: Cap and rotor failure

Yes the cap was ok, just coated with dried on foreign matter, presumably from the rotor. I sprayed it with ether to attempt to clean it....I had no electrical cleaning spray. I cleaned it with a one inch scrapper, which took three to four soakings. I made the assumption that the under hood, sorry bo...
by MontanaDiver
Tue May 19, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Cap and rotor failure
Replies: 4
Views: 636
United States of America

Cap and rotor failure

I purchased the opus upgraded distributor from SNG Barrett in October 2016 for my 1974 E-type. Last fall, I was prepping for a car gathering. I was sprayed off the wire wheels with a pressure washer and then finished hand washing the car. When I restarted, it was misfiring. I missed the show and let...
by MontanaDiver
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Best Solution for Tidying Car up
Replies: 2
Views: 894
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Re: Best Solution for Tidying Car up

The engines seem to run at least in the upper end of the temp gage. Not hot but nearly always over half way. My 74 E type had a nasty hot restart issue, mostly solved by updating the distributor to the SNG version. If you decide to do this you might want to ask this group if a nonUSA distributor wou...
by MontanaDiver
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Central legend strip on S3
Replies: 0
Views: 1111
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Central legend strip on S3

I am trying to replace a cracked legend strip in the center instrument cluster. I started to remove the switch cluster to remove the strip. I thought that might allow better access to the strip. That doesn’t seem to make the strip removal easier. Do I need to remove the central gauge cluster or can ...
by MontanaDiver
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: SNG Barratt
Replies: 30
Views: 5908
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Re: SNG Barratt

Welcome to the group.
by MontanaDiver
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: opus ignition system
Replies: 28
Views: 7531
United States of America

Re: opus ignition system

I fitted the SNG to my S3 last fall. She was extremely hard to hot start prior to the new dizzy install. The SNG helped with the problem. After rebuilding the carbs this spring she runs great. Fairly easy install, although it was tough to see the wire colors. I was replacing a cobbled together LED s...
by MontanaDiver
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: headlight failure
Replies: 6
Views: 1671
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Re: headlight failure

There are two fuses. One for the high beams and one for the dipped beam. They should be the top two fuses on the left side of the center gauge cluster. The turn signal switch powers the high beams when pulled towards the steering wheel. I think the low beam is the second fuse. Check them with a mete...
by MontanaDiver
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: downloadable Repair Operation Manual
Replies: 1
Views: 941
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downloadable Repair Operation Manual

I have the hard copy version, however up until a week ago, I had downloaded one to my computer. This was so much more convenient when working on my S3. I could print off the pages I was using and not have to fight to keep the page open on the paperback version. It seems to have disappeared from my c...
by MontanaDiver
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 Stromberg Bypass Valve
Replies: 6
Views: 1709
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Re: S3 Stromberg Bypass Valve

She's all back together and starts so much better with the choke when cold. I now have to back off the choke setting immediately after starting but she runs great. I attempted to sync the carbs and got the two that have the chokes set up similar, however the other two would not lift the ball. She sm...
by MontanaDiver
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Finally, got me an E
Replies: 6
Views: 2349
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Re: Finally, got me an E

Congratulations. Looks like a beautiful ots.
Nice to have one in the neighborhood.

Dennis
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by MontanaDiver
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 Stromberg Bypass Valve
Replies: 6
Views: 1709
United States of America

Re: S3 Stromberg Bypass Valve

Thanks for the information. :thankyouyellow: Us regulations certainly take their toll on the operation and efficiency of cars. I am starting to doubt the abilities of the last rebuilder. I took lot's of pictures to prevent errors and found the float installed upside down. Not certain of the critical...
by MontanaDiver
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 Stromberg Bypass Valve
Replies: 6
Views: 1709
United States of America

S3 Stromberg Bypass Valve

I am overhauling all four carbs on my US S3 V12 E type. I removed the left rear first and discovered upon disassemble a gasket cut and installed to block the airflow for the bypass valve. I am overhauling them one at a time to prevent the STUPID factor from creating the wrong parts installed, i.e. t...
by MontanaDiver
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Ported Vacuum Source
Replies: 8
Views: 2707
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Re: Ported Vacuum Source

Most of my work on cars is limited to cars manufactured during the emission control era. I have never used manifold vacuum as a source for the vacuum advance. From some of the articles and research that I have read about usage of ported vacuum, it was partially to assist in the off idle idle stumble...
by MontanaDiver
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Ported Vacuum Source
Replies: 8
Views: 2707
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Ported Vacuum Source

I lost the fuel pump on my S3 several weeks ago. It sat in the shop while repairs were being done for several days with no fuel in the carbs. After the fuel pump was repaired, I presume the inlet valve started sticking on at least two carbs. I was able to tap the carbs and remedy one, however she st...
by MontanaDiver
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 Sweet Sounds
Replies: 1
Views: 1147
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Re: V12 Sweet Sounds

Thanks for the different perspective. I ran a shop for years and always wanted to run the lightest oil possible to aid in reducing the engine temperature by creating more oil flow. Increasing the amount of oil passing though the various parts of the engine reduces the temperature unless the bearings...
by MontanaDiver
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: bonnet 8 point connection
Replies: 14
Views: 3781
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Re: bonnet 8 point connection

I understand the rationale behind using two fuses for the headlamps, however would there be a disadvantage to using two circuit breakers instead? Just thinking about the issue of losing the low beam until I can replace the fuse versus the circuit breaker allowing the lights to work after a temporary...
by MontanaDiver
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New series III OTS member
Replies: 5
Views: 1750
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New series III OTS member

Looks like this group has some great experienced members. I recently purchased a 74 from an owner who kept it for 12 years. Wandering through the numerous small issues from not having consistent preventive maintenance. Mostly relays and switches so far... next up is the front discs that howl. Rebuil...