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by Adamski
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sunroof
Replies: 10
Views: 3707
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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: 1605
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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: 37
Views: 9014
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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: 1469
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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: 560
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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: 562
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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: 8343
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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: 8343
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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: 2933
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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: 6610
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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: 21
Views: 4982
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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: 3095
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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: 7401
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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...
by Adamski
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil Pressure Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 7013
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Re: Oil Pressure Advice

I don't believe the oil was ever the problem. I ran my V!2 on Halfords blue own brand for years with no problem. I'm suspecting grit under the relief valve had it passing or that notorious sender unit that in another post a David Manners replacement worked great. The oil solution is just too good to...
by Adamski
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Mud flaps/guards
Replies: 1
Views: 667
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Re: Mud flaps/guards

Don't do it. Mud Traps in reality.
by Adamski
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil pressure dilemma in V12
Replies: 3
Views: 1221
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Re: Oil pressure dilemma in V12

Don't worry as if your red no pressure light hasn't tripped then you should be ok as it's from another switch. I had this and solved it by this previous posting. There are fake sender units out there but this fixed it. Early cars like mine a pig to get to though. I changed supplier to David Manners ...
by Adamski
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg carb temperature compensators
Replies: 7
Views: 3248
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Re: Stromberg carb temperature compensators

There's a mix up here between the compensators and the anti pop valves, that have a vacuum source attached. There's a lot of info here on Stromberg's if you search. I've wrestled with this issue for a long time. The compensators were a fudge to weaken the mixture when hot and this raise the tickover...
by Adamski
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil Pressure guage sender early V12E
Replies: 1
Views: 973
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Re: Oil Pressure guage sender early V12E

The original part number from book was correct. I changed supplier to David Manners and received one that fitted and performed perfectly. Made in England. Spade terminal was to one side but wire was long enough. Too many bad repro items out there but this supplier is very good.
by Adamski
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: engine missfire
Replies: 3
Views: 1224
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Re: engine missfire

Usually associated with heat which instigates a vicious case of events. Search misfire or running hot on this forum. Even the distributer cap and rotor arm can leak when hot and cause misfire. Had it. HT leads can be porous. If you have the Lucas OPUS then it's probably expired with heat and the HT ...
by Adamski
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil Pressure guage sender early V12E
Replies: 1
Views: 973
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Oil Pressure guage sender early V12E

My oil pressure has been indicating low and then normal readings, I replaced the sender unit about 30 years ago!! So I purchased a replacement C31177 shown on page 32.60 1974 parts book. Mine is mounted directly above the oil filter and not in the valley. Have to remove the mud shields first. To my ...