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by lowact
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: L2RHD - bending the pedals
Replies: 13
Views: 2038
Australia

Re: L2RHD - bending the pedals

Thx peoples. Mike Cassidy’s tracings show that the LHD and RHD pedals are different, different angles and lengths. The LHD brake pedal and the RHD clutch pedal are longer, I guess so that, despite their larger crank angles, all pedal pads will be the same level. If unmodified LHD pedals are used on ...
by lowact
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: L2RHD - bending the pedals
Replies: 13
Views: 2038
Australia

L2RHD - bending the pedals

I’m converting from left to right-hand drive. SNGB’s price for RH brake and clutch pedals is monstrous, so I’m thinking to heat/bend my LH pedals to suit. On LHD cars the pedals are at least 105 mm apart, including the accelerator. On RHD cars the accelerator is 30 mm closer to the pedal box. So, to...
by lowact
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Water pumps
Replies: 6
Views: 1551
Australia

Water pumps

What I’ve learned about water pumps; here are pic’s of the pump impellers discussed in this post; 1st/2nd /3rd = left/centre/right = top/middle bottom. https://i.postimg.cc/cLzWzzrD/20191230-145303.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/bwZ08Gwz/20191230-145346.jpg The 1st impeller, in “early” pumps (C39768), was...
by lowact
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 7388
Australia

Re: series 3 vs Series 1

i have mazda mx5 seats in my s3 on fossway runners it gives me another 2 inches of space plus the shape of the seat backrest misses the roof mechanism when the roof is down Regards Mad Jack, 2 extra inches, U mean fore/aft not up/down? I’ve lowered my std seats as far as possible, my butt is only m...
by lowact
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Steering tie rod inner ball joint lock washers
Replies: 2
Views: 960
Australia

Re: Steering tie rod inner ball joint lock washers

Thanks Bob, very much.
Parts are ordered.
by lowact
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Steering tie rod inner ball joint lock washers
Replies: 2
Views: 960
Australia

Steering tie rod inner ball joint lock washers

Help pls? Tie rod inner ball joint has two lock washers, one is P/N 12019, the other not sold separately (with critical thickness), both now seemingly "not available". Can anyone suggest a possible source? Thx.
by lowact
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 7388
Australia

Re: series 3 vs Series 1

Seems to me there has been a steep price drop recently, abowie's post #16 this thread is further evidence? How long before we start to go electric? For S1's maybe ok, the sheetmetal is all that needs to be preserved? S3s on the other hand were very innovative, technologically advanced for their time...
by lowact
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Steering rack series 3
Replies: 15
Views: 4484
Australia

Re: Steering rack series 3

t A LHD Pinion Tower installed on a RHD PAS Rack Assembly, will have the pipe connection face pointing towards 2 o'clock and will require a custom set of hydraulic tubes. Hello Bill. Pinion has 3 (equilateral) mounting bolts so I'm seeing options are 2, 6 and 10 o'clock? Is 2 o'clock just to match ...
by lowact
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 7388
Australia

Re: series 3 vs Series 1

Very impressive Andrew, very classy, very elegant. I'd be afraid to drive it. I wonder, where did the notion that S1 were sporty while S3 were tourers, come from? Is there any basis? Or is it just a presumption because S1 wheels are closer together and because S3s do everything so easily? Same power...
by lowact
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 2+2 1972 - Ignition Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 2232
Australia

Re: Series 3 2+2 1972 - Ignition Issues

I would not dismiss the possibility that the problem is on the fuel side. If it’s too rich it won’t ignite, even with good spark. Are you saying it was ok before you rebuilt the carbs? The flash shield protects the electronics (pick-up from any stray HT arching. Also it should have an embossed radia...
by lowact
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Speedo cable routing S3
Replies: 1
Views: 982
Australia

Re: Speedo cable routing S3

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by lowact
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Laycock de Normanville
Replies: 44
Views: 6711
Australia

Re: Laycock de Normanville

Seems Laycock de Normanville became the overdrive division of GKN which was bought out by Gear Vendors (GV). GV still produce these units and market them as under/overdrives, to emphasize the opportunities/benefits of using OD in all gears, called “gear-splitting”. GV website: https://www.gearvendor...
by lowact
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Laycock de Normanville
Replies: 44
Views: 6711
Australia

Re: Laycock de Normanville

OD does reduce torque, here is sample calc. for 3.54 FD in OD in 1st gear: If engine output torque = 350 Nm 1st gear ratio = 2.94. So gbox output (OD input) = 350 x 2.94 = 1030 Nm. OD ratio = 0.78. So OD output = 1030 x 0.78 = 800 Nm. I.e. OD has reduced torque from 1030 Nm to 800 Nm. Same calculati...
by lowact
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dip or blast
Replies: 5
Views: 1466
Australia

Re: Dip or blast

Latest and greatest is wetblasting. Here is video of commercial service: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dxcc0gwTIa8 You should find there are lots of companies offering mobile service, they come to you. You should also find a lot of DYI opportunities, all you need to do is screw a jet (suction pick...
by lowact
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Laycock de Normanville
Replies: 44
Views: 6711
Australia

Re: Laycock de Normanville

the torque which the OD will receive is the engine torque multiplied by the ratio of whatever gear is selected Correct, but what is the magnitude of this torque? It is impossible for it to be more than what would cause wheel-spin. Most people don’t drive in a manner that would cause wheel-spin (hea...
by lowact
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Laycock de Normanville
Replies: 44
Views: 6711
Australia

Re: Laycock de Normanville

If you ignore losses, whatever torque you have at the flywheel can simply be multiplied by the reduction ratio. Remembering that, in lower gears, what you can have at the flywheel is limited to what will cause the wheels to slip (tyre “chirp”). To calculate you need to work backwards from the wheel...
by lowact
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Laycock de Normanville
Replies: 44
Views: 6711
Australia

Re: Laycock de Normanville

Most of the criticism of a 3.54 diff is the high revs at highway speeds. For me, equally tedious is when taking off in 1st gear, the very short distance travelled before wanting to change gear. OD unit fixes the highway issue but not the taking-off issue, unless it was possible to use OD in 1st also...
by lowact
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Laycock de Normanville
Replies: 44
Views: 6711
Australia

Re: Laycock de Normanville

18 months later, I'm finally getting around to it. I was going to add a gearbox isolation switch, to limit OD to only when in top gear. Instead I'm thinking to enable OD in all forward gears (with isolator to prevent reverse gear destruction). This would give my car, with 3.54 diff, gearing that is ...
by lowact
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Acelerator bushes
Replies: 1
Views: 920
Australia

Re: S3 Acelerator bushes

Bushes as in C28732?
If u buy the lever (C32242) from SNGB it includes the 2 of these u need.
Alternatively use the pair from yr LHD lever?
by lowact
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: XJ12 Engine
Replies: 18
Views: 3019
Australia

Re: XJ12 Engine

Dirty one on the left is HE 12.5:1 flat top. Clean one on the right is XKE 9:1 (dished). Subtle differences: rings at different height, skirts different shape, oil holes, etc. https://i.postimg.cc/022PgFNn/20191128-132630.jpg My OEM XKE 9:1 complete and matched pistons and liners have scrap metal va...