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#1 New fly eater!

Post by Fspp369 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:38 am

Hi all, just driven an S3 open top into my garage...smug smile!
Some work to do but essentially good. It joins a stable of various manufacturers, and sits proudly amongst them.
Wandering my way through a restoration of a Phantom 3, now given myself even more reasons to stay in the garage with midnight oil.
Will be asking lots of ?s as I get to them.
Cherrs
Pete.
Peter {XKE V12HE efi}

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#2 Re: New fly eater!

Post by rswaffie » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:20 pm

Welcome Pete,
Look forward to seeing some pics of the Jag - and your other projects.

Best regards
Richard
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S1 3.8 FHC Opalescent Golden Sand with Tan Trim 889504
Now running-in my diy nut ‘n’ bolt restoration. :wrench: :hammer: :fingerscrossed:

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#3 Re: New fly eater!

Post by gregys » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:03 am

I hope to see some pics too. Any update?
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#4 Re: New fly eater!

Post by mgcjag » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:19 am

Hi Gregys.....you have given your full address in your location...think you need to remove it....this is an open forum and anyone that registers can see it.....Steve
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1969 S2 2+2 & Building a C type replica

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#5 Re: New fly eater!

Post by Fspp369 » Wed May 22, 2019 11:15 am

Hi,
Just to give a profile of the car.
S3 Fuel injected V12, manual 3 with O/D, larger cooling tank, 2:88 diff, outboard rear disks with associated mods, larger ventilated front disks, slightly modified exhaust system, 2 H P fuel pumps spare operated by switch in car, security battery isolator, non std ignition pack, factory H/T with pin locks to upper catches, steel wheels ala xj6 etc.
All finished in azure blue. Black hood.
All of this stuff was done by previous owner
Peter Mitchell OBE.
I have made a significant change to its nocturnal habit by fitting led headlamp conversion...A+!!!
It needs little bodywork details but nothing serious.

I am thinking of changing the G/B to auto as my wife and to some degree I suffer from joint disease and it would simply be easier to drive. I have canvassed opinion locally and several people have suggested a 4HP24 as a good box....any opinions?

P3 engine going together at present.....pic as it was....and will be.....






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#6 Re: New fly eater!

Post by Fspp369 » Mon May 27, 2019 4:07 pm

If anyone would like to see an article about the Peter Mitchell mods ...let me know and I'll send a copy via email or PM whatever.
Currently making up a new seat base mounting point to move the seat back two inches ...anyone like to chip in with thoughts?
Peter {XKE V12HE efi}

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