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    Simon
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    Esprit S3 '86 NA
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    No mods, just upgrades.
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    Oswestry, Shropshire

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  1. Just changed my clutch components over - same issue. Still slightly crunchy in reverse. Remember the clutch pedal has more than 1 place you can attach the master also!
  2. I live in the village of Whittington, North Shropshire (dont) And before you say it, no, Dick Whittington didnt come from here - he is a fictitious character. Richard Whittington however (Mayor of London, cat etc) did marry the daughter of Fulk Fitzwarin in 1401, who owned the castle at Whittington etc - go figure! There is also a survivor from the Charge of the Light Brigade buried here. One of the 600. Multiple lance and sabre wounds, 2 horses shot from beneath him and was captured and held by the Russians for 12 months. CourtMarshalled on release. Shot himself in the head in the local pub 20 years after the event, 'in a fit of insanity.' Buried with full military honors, chargers etc. We'd call that PTSD now I think.
  3. Too many hobbies really. Trouble is, I do one then move on. Lots are mainly to see if I can! In the past, it's been medieval armour reproduction, square rigged ship modelling, coffee beer and wine making. Bit of cheese making.. Whilst waiting for car parts,I restored this, learning french polishing in the process and an currently restoring this 120bass piano accordion.
  4. Agree that supporting independents preferable but Coverdale is a super little business. Family owned and run I believe. I had dealings with them for a carpet set for my DS23 and they were great. Even sorted out the error I had made in ordering the wrong sided set, no charge. Si
  5. Hey. Same car. Can't find a diagram but can describe! Left ear intake goes to left boot vent. This blows air across the rear screen. This air is 'picked up' by the opposite vent but there is no ducting attached to it. Air then it's picked up by the long open duct in the right rear wing, goes through the moisture trap on top of the right fuel tank board and into the engine bay and the carb air box. The left ear outflow comes from the engine bay surround left out port. The right rear intake goes into the right side engine bay surround port and the other port vents the hot air to the right rear ear. Hope that helps some!
  6. Wife saw this great example in sainsburys carpark. V nice
  7. Yes! That's the stuff. So sounds like a replacement seal then. Yes I have no A/C either. TBH, I probably rarely have just one window open. If I'm alone and open the drivers window, I'll usually open the passenger one a smidge as it improves the airflow. Maybe it's for the reason you say - I'll ask next time I have a passenger. Si
  8. Glad you got it sorted. Yup I found the connection fiddly too. Good luck with the leak. Trying to remember how I fixed mine. I think it was just treating with a rubber restorer/conditioner
  9. So, what happens if you release the boot catch end of the cable? Not as simple as it sounds as there are lots of 'bits' around each catch, but when I did mine, having undone everything, the cable and handle all slid out without having to undo anything behind the bulkhead.
  10. The tensioner on the 'release' housing is found above the drivers side fuel tank on an S3. But if it's just the cable that's broken, it doesn't need to be touched. I've recently replaced my cable 'just in case' and swaged it into the old handle, feeding new cable through sleeve. But perhaps i misunderstand?
  11. My Faithfull mini socket set. Use it nearly every day and it's a joy to use.
  12. 57 here. Kind of addictive though...
  13. Absolutely. Had a look inside the old motor - the grease had turned to sludge. I could have just cleaned it up but found another motor on Ebay that was pristine inside. I think it just needs a good overhaul. I'm putting the old motor back on Ebay as its likely still servicable.
  14. Funny isn't it. Sometimes you answer your own questions. It was a bad contact within the replacement motor. Diagnosis got compounded by another bad contact in the light switch in the binnacle. Anyway, all working now. Pod speed matched. I'll have to investigate the headlight switch - replacement from SJs is £40 including delivery!!!!
  15. Hi guys, I'm sure I have read about this here somewhere but cant find the thread. I have just changed out one of my pod lift motors as my old one was very sluggish. On fitting the replacement, with lights on, they come up and stay up. All good. However, when I turn lights off, they go down and up and down and up. etc etc. Where should I be looking? Bad contact somewhere?? Si
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