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by 71 V12
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Idle speed adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 1468
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Re: Idle speed adjustment

Turn the throttle stop screw clockwise approx 1/8 turn on each carb until you get the desired idle speed.

Should be straight forward.
by 71 V12
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Mystery vacuum port
Replies: 10
Views: 3237
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Re: Mystery vacuum port

They connect to the air filter intake, air flow control flap. I believe the flaps were designed to assist very cold starting. The seals in vacuum units in mine leaked so I blanked the vacuum ports on the manifolds on both sides. There may be one on the left bank to the dizzy - not sure off hand. I b...
by 71 V12
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fumes in the passenger compartment with a series 3 Roadster
Replies: 6
Views: 2887
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Re: Fumes in the passenger compartment with a series 3 Roadster

I suffered exhaust fumes in the cabin on buying my V12. Completely cured by replacing ALL rubber fittings on the engine breathing system and retuning the carbs. It is essential on a V12 there are no leaks in the breather system, and this includes the large rubber grommet on the top of the left cylin...
by 71 V12
Wed May 31, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Petrol tank
Replies: 3
Views: 1258
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Re: Petrol tank

If you want to seal rust flakes from blocking your fuel filter and getting into the carbs you would better to eliminate the rust in the tank. Voith Industrial Services, Tamworth can chemically remove the rust back to clean metal. They have just done a couple of very rusted motorcycle fuel tanks for ...
by 71 V12
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Recommend for tuning
Replies: 5
Views: 1518
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Re: Recommend for tuning

Hi Richard, I can recommend Alan at http://www.carb-care.co.uk If you are within his call out range from Lichfield he will do the job at your home. He has set up numerous cars for me over the years to a high standard. He gets busy this time of year so you may have to wait some weeks before he can ge...
by 71 V12
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: steering rack
Replies: 4
Views: 1658
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Re: steering rack

Hi Sven,

Your search has found a good source. Kiley Clinton reconditioned my rack eight years ago and no issues.

Kind regard,

Kevin
by 71 V12
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: car transportation
Replies: 16
Views: 2898
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Re: car transportation

This company moved a db5 for me from Knaresborough to Goodwood a couple of years ago. http://www.yorkshirenavigator.co.uk/ I can't recall the name of the guy that runs the business but a one man band - was really helpful and flexible. Can't have been too expensive either as it was a clients car I wa...
by 71 V12
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 2+2 front brake discs
Replies: 2
Views: 1134
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Re: Series 3 2+2 front brake discs

Hi Chris,

I bought the TRW version of the standard OE disc, only because I know TRW bought Lucas GIrling some years ago and I would hope that they are made to OE specifications.

They have proved to be good. No juddering or fit issues.

Regards,

Kevin
by 71 V12
Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anybody used Corley Ash Garage?
Replies: 5
Views: 1580
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Re: Anybody used Corley Ash Garage?

Steve, I do most of the mechanical repairs on my S3 myself, however last year I needed to replace my brake master cylinder and servo and I just did not fancy the doing it so used Leacy MG in Birmingham. Whilst they are MG specialists they do get a wide variety of classics in and the technicians have...
by 71 V12
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anybody used Corley Ash Garage?
Replies: 5
Views: 1580
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Re: Anybody used Corley Ash Garage?

Hi Steve,

I work in the industry and know all of the specialists in and around Coventry. Are you looking for body/ paint, trim or mechanical repairs to be undertaken?

Kind regards,

Kevin
by 71 V12
Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Anyone know what these are?
Replies: 10
Views: 2392
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Re: Anyone know what these are?

Always fun trying to work out where it all came from. I have the same dilemma with a box containing the entire contents of a stripped Honda CB750!

At a guess boot or door striker shims?

Good luck,

Kevin
by 71 V12
Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Blast Cleaning
Replies: 12
Views: 3043
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Re: Blast Cleaning

Hi Andrew,

A long way from Kent but It would be worth talking to Marawise, Eden Street Coventry.

Very experienced at blast cleaning E Types for Robey, Rod Jay and many others. Also very competitive.

Kevin
by 71 V12
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Heated Windshield
Replies: 8
Views: 4442
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Re: Heated Windshield

I think your dealer will be correct. Like any electrical failure no matter how minor a fault code will be visible on the cars On Board Diagnostic system if the feature is disabled or not connected. This may result in a warning light being illuminated on the instrument display. I am not 100% sure, bu...
by 71 V12
Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: itches eyes ..... smoke ?
Replies: 12
Views: 4605
Great Britain

Hi Chistophe, The V12 relies on leak free sealing of the complete induction/ engine breathing system for correct fuelling. Any leaks will lead to rich running and a smelly exhaust. Carefully check all engine breathing hoses including the large rubber breathing grommet at the front top of the left ba...
by 71 V12
Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: mirrors for LHD V12 1973
Replies: 4
Views: 1959
Great Britain

There is topic somewhere in the S3 forum regarding the correct door mirror. The head fixing of the Tex arm turns in too much for the mirror head to give the correct rearward view. This version has the correct geometry for the S3 http://www.sngbarratt.com/ProductDetails.aspx?id=1806c02c-9010-45cb-ba8...
by 71 V12
Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Engine earth strap correct location
Replies: 8
Views: 3183
Great Britain

Many thanks for the replys.

I will be fitting new earth this weekend, hopefully this improves the system performance.

Kind regards,

Kevin
by 71 V12
Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Engine earth strap correct location
Replies: 8
Views: 3183
Great Britain

Hi Marek Many thanks, I will get one from the block to the battery earth to body bolt. The strap supplied by SNG is only 20cm long. The routes you mention look substantially longer. Does battery/ earth strap need to be braided? Will a heavy gauge PVC covered copper be suitable? On a separate note, d...
by 71 V12
Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Engine earth strap correct location
Replies: 8
Views: 3183
Great Britain

Engine earth strap correct location

I am trying to work out the correct fixing locations for the V12 Earth strap to be fixed, can anyone confirm?

Thank you,

Kevin
by 71 V12
Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fosseway V12 Alternator Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 1953
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Fosseway V12 Alternator Kit

Hi Guys, The output from my original Butec alternator is deteriorating and now feeble. Engine running and nothing else on except the radio the voltmeter is just in the charge zone. Just turning the heater on low speed will send the meter into discharge. Reliable electrics are essential. Has anyone y...
by 71 V12
Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 205/70VR15 Pirelli
Replies: 10
Views: 3691
Great Britain

Hi Dougal

I would be interested to understand the reason for your preferences?

Regards

Kevin