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by mgman
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Speedo recalibration
Replies: 8
Views: 842
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Re: Speedo recalibration

I had my speedometer recalibrated at Richfields in Nottingham. They trade as Speedograph Richfield a very prompt and good service costing £55 Plus vat and postage. I changed the ratio to 2.88 from 3.54 which has improved the touring RPM, although living in Cornwall there is a bit more gear changing ...
by mgman
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 oil pressure cure.
Replies: 2
Views: 707
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Re: Series 2 oil pressure cure.

After a complete engine rebuild my 4.2 engine struggled to display more than 40psi when cold. On a long continental trip it got down to about 5psi when hot in traffic. I found this very worrying, although looking into the cam cover plenty of oil was getting up to the top of the engine I assumed it l...
by mgman
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: s3 butec to alternator conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 2408
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Re: s3 butec to alternator conversion

I could also do with an alternator wiring diagram
by mgman
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Air con wiring
Replies: 2
Views: 2485
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Re: Air con wiring

You have probably worked it out by now nut on mine the white wire goes to the compressor clutch
by mgman
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Engine paint Colour
Replies: 2
Views: 997
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Re: Engine paint Colour

Thanks,


A previous owner replaced the engine with one from an earlier car. I have been told that the number 7E3436-9 is from a series 1. I will need to know when I set it up as the cam clearances changed somewhere in the production and there may be other differences to look out for.
by mgman
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Engine paint Colour
Replies: 2
Views: 997
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Engine paint Colour

It may seem trivial, but I find that I need to remove the engine from my 69 2+2. Since it is such a performance to extract it (not the trivial bit). I would like to repaint it before re-planting it. At present all parts other than the head are matt (ish) black. The head appears gold in colour. Any g...