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    Del
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    82 Turbo, Alfa Romeo 'Montreal', Old Mercedes 280ce, w123 the 1st cool estate

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  1. Hi Harry, I have an 82 Turbo. How much is the the timing cover grommet? I'm in the Uk. Thanks Del
  2. Just wanted to report back as I hate reading unfinished threads!! Sucess. I cleaned the dizzy plug etc. changed coil and rotor. I couldnt get the old cap out so that will have to wait. After jumping the lead from the ballast straight to the coil + terminal the car started perfectly. The ballast resistor read 1.6 ohm but was getting very very hot. I know they can get warm but not finger burning hot. I'm going to replace it and see what happens. Now I know that if it wont start it can only be wiring from battery voltage between the ballast and the coil +. Back in business.
  3. Thanks John. I removed the air filter housing (it fell off really) and moved the trunking down and out of the way. Getting into to boot and getting my head down I can see what you mean looking from the starter motor side. I think I'll remove the clamp bolt at some stage to check the timing. I will unbolt the whole thing as you say. I gave it all a good degrease and it's shiny up nicely. I have alot of oil onto of the gear box and around the hole in the bell housing. The air filter trunking all the way up to the turbo is very oily on the outside. Is it common for oil to leak out around the tubo joint and run back down the trunking dripping onto the clutch cover and bellhousing/gearbox? I was thinking it might be from the oil feed pipe to the turbo but it looks ok. I did briefly see battery voltage on both coil terminals after cleaning the dizzy plug to the amplifier but it was short lived. I'll resume when the new parts arrive next week. Off to rest my back. Yes a Montreal.......once you've owned one of these you're ready for anything. Stunning car.....you cant go anywhere quietly
  4. John, Hello. I'm glad you replied. I read your epic saga and it sounds like you've gone through the same issues my car has. I'll go over it again later. When I remove the plenum do you mean I should remove just the front cover over the carb throats or the whole thing? Is the complete clamp housing bolt a 10mm one and it it approached from the side ? Del
  5. After fitting a new clutch hose and cylinders my car wont start. I have read through the previous posts (always a good read). I have fuel flowing and the plugs are wet but a very weak spark from all plugs when a plug is placed on the head. I have pulled out the coil and Lumention amplifier and all wires are connected. i did the tests like it says in the wrkshop manual and it indicates that the voltages on both the + and _ sides of the coil are too low. The + side should be no more than 1 volt below battery voltage. I have 12.49volts on the battery and have just charged it. The + side reads 6.4v and the - side reads 1.4v. Manual says that I have problem with the ignition switch or wiring. Thats a bit vauge. Could wiring to the dizzy be at fault? I have a Moss MS715 alarm which I think is an immobiliser could this cut the voltage down if it's not working? I heard these were crap back in the day and get it taken out but there are so many wires under the dash and in the front boot realteed to it. I fear nothing will work if i remove it. Where should I check. I have ordered a new rotor and cap but I know its not these causing the low volts. One of the cap clips fell off so now I have to remove the dizzy (spares ordered as I might as well change something cheapish). Where is the clamp bolt and do I have to remove the boot floor for easier access? Del learning the 'Lotus Limbo'
  6. Neil cheers. Elise S2. First car I drove really hard and fell in love with............1st car I crashed. Amazing machine
  7. Excellent. Yes please measure for me. Is the metal totally flat? Also the manual mentions a rubber strip to be fitted to the bottom of the screen. SJ cars list a screen finishing tape now sold by the metre.. Can anyone tell me/take a photo of this finishing tape? What finish/thickness size of rubber is used? I think I could find a correct strip if I know what to look for. My screen has been replaced back in the Eighties as I found the National Windscreens receipt in the excellent history file that came with her. It appears to be bonded in well and I dont think it leaks but have only been out once in the rain. Del
  8. Can someone please post a very close up clear picture of the front windscreen chrome trims. I'm looking at an alternative that I think will look the same as the original part externally. I'd like someone to aslo measure the width of the visible part of the chrome trim. Is it 15mm, 20mm ? Is the trim completley flat or is it dished slightly? Is it a shiny finish like polished chrome or a satin finish? Is it flush with the body work? The works manual says that silastic should be applied to it s outer edge between the capping trim or body. How think is the bead of silastic? Are you gusy using an RTV sype black silicone here? The manual also says that the finishers should be bonded in using a 2 part 3M 8101 adhesive. I can't find this in the UK, What should I use to stick them in place? Do the painted external body parts on the A post and abover the door have to be removed to fit the bright plastic chrome capping trim or is it got at from removing interior leather trims? Ta very much Del
  9. Seems to be alot of clutch hose fixing going on... I have found a Master cylinder for Landrovers. They all seem to be a 3/4 inch cylinder instead of the 5/8 marked on my Girling. Can I use this without major problems? Del
  10. Thanks for the replies. Heres the plan.... I'm going to get a new Land Rover master cyl and will also upgrade to the SJ braided hose. The red hose is too mauch hassle to fit to the new slave due to differnt sized threads. It's a breakdown waiting to happen. Does anyone know if the adaptors supplied with the SJ kit fit the Master cylinder (original Girling) assuming that the new one I buy will have the same threads as the 'metal cap' one I have fitted which looks original (worn out). Will it fit the slave cylinder thread? I live near an excellent shop for nuts and bolts who should get me what I need so I'm hopeful I can make it work. I heard about a hose that comes with a heat resisting sleeve. is it worth getting this one? Is anyone using it? Also it doesnt look like the braided hose will fit through the chassis holes and grommets. Do i go under the chassis at the front or will it fit if I take out the grommets? How do i feed it through the front section etc? Go Lewis... D
  11. Hi, Can anyone confirm that the clutch master cylinder for my UK '82 Turbo is the same as the one for a Land Rover 90, 110 and Series 3 before I buy one from Ebay? I'm impressed by the cheapness of some parts for this car! Other parts are amazingly expensive also I bought a slave cylinder last week. Should there be a circlip holding the piston in at the end or should it be removed to allow the piston a bit more travel? This is where it 'connects' to the push rod onto the clutch fork. having slight problems getting it adjusted but I still have to do the free play at the pedal end. I'm just going to change it for a new one to be sure with my savings from not buying a branded part! I'm not tight ....honest D
  12. Hi, Will this be the same as an 82 turbo? It must be very very similar? Can you add me to your list please. Thanks Del
  13. Really? Thanks for the offer John... Yes please. I'd like a parts list with drawings for the gearchange linkages. I want to change the fixings and bushes and want to know what should be fitted as mine is a bit ropey. I'll be doing the front suspension and bearings, steering column, radiator and fans, handbrake/rear calipers, air filter housing, choke linkage in the near future so these pages would be great. I do have a fax but its not always plugged in. You could call me when you are ready to send and i could turn it on. I could send you personal message. How do I do this? Del
  14. I'm looking for a complete paper copy of the parts list for my 82 Turbo. Does anyone have one lying around without missing pages etc. A reasonable price paid for an original or clean re-print. Del
  15. Dear Lotus gentelman, It's been a long time since my 1st and last posts. Almost 10 months. The joys of too many cars and a slow economy!!!! I have got the car up on stands finally and have decided to 'get it going' to work out whats needed. I can engage gears so wanted to bleed the system. The slave cylinder was leaking from day one. My car is a S3 1982 Turbo. What Rangerover or Landrover slave cylinder will fit? There are many bargains on Ebay. I'm looking for cheap but good as I need to spread the love to 5 cars now. Some great some s.......
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