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About DaveyT

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  • Birthday 06/01/1965

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    Fixing and making things generally, bit of guitaring.... now I've got the time.

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    1982 Esprit S3 N/A
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    Bude :-))
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  1. Agree with Paul there... the inside edge of the A pillar looks aprticulary unfinished without the trim. Took about an hour and a half each side. just be extra careful if you can with the rivet placement...too close to the bead and the head of the rivet gun fouls it and will damage it if you dont realise in time.
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    S3 Turbo Engine stops

    If its the original mechanical fuel pump ( and the same as my NAa?) then yes, there is a filter in it. i got crud that covered an (old) 50p piece out of mine. Worth a strip and clean, I suggest
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    back to the future... points?

    Useful info above , thanks all. One addition to the offset dog info: Just put mine back in following the manual's precedure to set at 10deg BTDC, and ended up with the dizzy 180 degrees out, so the cable exit hole was pointing upwards which seemed wrong, and the rotor arm was pointing to #4. I then realised that the ingition sprocket turns twice for every crank revolution, so another turn brought it back round to the right dizzy position, where the slot in the drive spindle is offset to the right of centre, and #1 rotor lined up as it should.
  4. That Upol reface is a godsend, isn't it? Excellent as a conversion coat and surface filler. Glad to see you're still cracking on! Should be doing the front bodyline trim on mine today if it doesnt rain.
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    NA Esprit S3 choke operation

    Eric, my SP also as described above, but as my carbs are currently on the workbench.... Free movement of the mechanism by hand is 90 degrees from stop to stop. Fairly sure far less than that is actuated by use of the lever though. ATB
  6. How much hassle did you have getting the angles right between the filler neck and the body? Any tips there? for me, and I really struggled, ( but now realise I have to do it again cos I didnt silicone the inner!. 😡), once the filler tube was in place on both the tank and the filler neck, the mating face angles really did NOT want to play -- flush at the bottom but 5mm gap at the top) I got there in the end by iterative tightening of the screws to pull in the filler neck, but it felt like there was unnecessary stress involved to do it. tried spinning the hose round, but that didnt seem to help either...
  7. I'll stick a couple n the car. let me know if you want to hook up and collect them.
  8. Normal propane torch worked fine for me. Had an old bit to play on, and followed the inx to the letter (stainless brush, heating substrate, not rod etc) . took a chisel to it afterwards and damaged the test piece, but couldnt dislodge the new material. there are other alternatives..Dad picked one up from a model show a while back, and we couldnt get that to work, but werent using stainless prep brush at the time.
  9. Fabian, try HTS2000 for you pipe repairs from these guys: Aluminium brazing rods...will try to stick a Pic up later, but I had great success with it on my heater pipes last week. Make sure you have a stainless steel brush. going to try a door handle repair in a week or so, too ATB, Dave
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    Car purchase

    In addition to the Esprit? Good luck with it either way....
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    Leaky Carb

    ^^...according to Ben @SWLC, there are often spare O rings once the rebuild is finished. Cheers, Ben
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    Leaky Carb

    Can anyone set my mind at rest here, please? Attached pic is the SWLC OE service kit for the NA, but I appear to have a couple of spare bits: the single O ring and extra ally washer T the top left by the blanking gasket. I suspect the ally washer has been doubled up, as there was already one on each needle jet, tbut the extra (third of one size) O ring has me baffled. All others matched as per layout. have I missed one? TIA.
  13. @Sparky?? 😂😂 Speaking of which...lovely GT3 at SJ today....
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    Clutch alignment?

    Cheers Ian. Off to SJ tomoz for alternator and other bits anyway....👍🏻 Would I be right to assume that any shims would only be here, not at the top of the housing?
  15. Hi all, just dropping the gearbox oil and noticed these numbers on the sump adjacent to the bellhousing. 020, twice, rhs of pic by the bolts. do they indicate a shimming requirement? Seem to recall washers involved when it was split, but cant really remember... TIA