Terry's tale. (S3 resto ++)

Terry's tale. (S3 resto ++)

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Blue 30

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244 posts

52 months

Saturday 19th May
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Hi Damian...
My engine unit is a 2006 spec (with only 1200 miles recorded) so has the later type inlet manifold including IMTs. These are plumbed into the ecu. I bought an unbranded 65mm TB, it just needed the fixing holes modifying a little. Original Jag fbw tb was 60mm-ish, Ford 3.0 duratec used 62mm, with popular modified tb's being 65mm, so that's why I used that one, as it'll keep air velocity good (on standard cams).
As my car on purchase had a decent condition s-steel exhaust system, I plan to reuse the silencer & tail pipes. The silencer is twin in & twin out. Probably like you, I have no idea what it will sound like, or if acceptable to my (already degrading) hearing ! Or what power it gains/looses.
My master plan LOL, is that sometime in the autumn (say Oct) I will do an initial fire up, then carry on with the resto (brakes, pas, interior, hood, other mods, etc etc) through the winter (at my retired lazy pace). And get it to move under its own power. & get it road legal finished in the spring/summer 2019. After that we'll get some local miles on it, to gain confidence, reliability etc. With a second master plan to do an open ended Euro tour in 2020, following the coastline from northern Spain, Portugal, France, to at least the Amalfi, Italy, then head north slowly heading home via Austria, Germany, Netherlands.
Phew !!
TerryB.

DamianS3

1,712 posts

117 months

Saturday 19th May
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Nice im running a 70mm but its inho too large so the 65mm is probably a good choice.. FYI we mapped the IMT as per jag pdf ie on or off (do you have the engine pdf?) which gave a noticacble sound change and surge as they switched in... later Nobel mapped them in a progressive manner which filled the torque line better than before even if i now dont notice the change. The std exhaust will be loud.. but will howl in a lovely way at highrt revs.. probably be a bit of drone at 1.5-2.5k so keep her spinning.. my mapper said she rips.. rips like paper whatever that means lols.. you will love it. mine is running so sweet right now smile

oh make sure you upgrade the fuel pump i have a syvec bosch 044 copy on mine flows plenty..

I would love to see your graph when she is mapped smile

Damian

v8s4me

6,139 posts

154 months

Sunday 20th May
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Blue 30 said:
..... With a second master plan to do an open ended Euro tour in 2020, following the coastline from northern Spain, Portugal, France, to at least the Amalfi, Italy, then head north slowly heading home via Austria, Germany, Netherlands.....
That sounds well worth saving up for. Fancy some company? laugh

DamianS3

1,712 posts

117 months

Sunday 20th May
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That does sound pretty awesome..smile

Need bitcoin to rocket so i can retire lols HODL..

Damian

Blue 30

Original Poster:

244 posts

52 months

Sunday 20th May
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I won't get drawn into any indepth financial debate, especially about pensions, mainly as I'm no expert.
But purely based on my own experience, do some research into AVCs.
These can be available on your company pension.
All I will say is, if you can afford it, do it !
TerryB.
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Blue 30

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244 posts

52 months

Sunday 20th May
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To V8S4ME.
For our eurotour we plan to not plan too much, & wing it as much as we can.
We have done plenty of euro tours before, usually to one country per holiday, so this (in theory) will be just linking those together... Ha !
I guess she who must be obeyed will ensure some strategically placed decent hotels will be pre booked, but eurocamp & canvas holidays do good options too.

Oh, based on what Damian has said about the power of the AJ30 (so that I can swerve the blame)... Only if you can keep up.... smile
TerryB.

Blue 30

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244 posts

52 months

Sunday 20th May
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To Damian...

Thanks. Interesting on the exhaust note, I had surmised that with only one medium sized silencer it was going to be loud... Very Tvr !!
As I'm doing the full resto, plus the drive train swop, plus most of the sensible mods you guys have already done, plus my own Terry-isms, I have to have focus on whatever I'm doing on that day/session. Which means I do 'park' thoughts of 'what about'... 'how to' etc etc, until I actually get around to that job.
At the moment that includes the fine mapping of the ecu. I'm using an Emerald K6, of which has been pre mapped, as Dave Walker informed me that he has done the AJ30 before. Obviously it will need tweeking to suit my installation, plus our discussion included that they didn't use an IAV. But I've dealt with that before. Plus I have an Innovate data logger.... To have a play myself first.
But eventually it will go on a rolling road, to confirm & lock everything down.
I don't have any PDF info so would be grateful for any useful info....
As it saves buying too many rolls of wallpaper. smile
044 copy already bolted in, thanks.
Keep the info coming... Cheers.
TerryB.

Blue 30

Original Poster:

244 posts

52 months

Thursday 28th June
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Update as of today 28/06/18
Fuel tank stripped of sump plug, gauge sender, and the in tank filter (which was as clean as a whistle), its not going back in so shout if you want it. I washed the tank out, again no debris. Then checked it over & scrapped the outside clean. As I had some Por15 tank sealant paint left over, I painted the outside of the tank with it, finished off with my Blue chassis paint. The sump plug refitted with a new seal & ring. A new Landrover disco gauge sender adjusted to suit & fitted, again using a new seal & ring.
The tank is a bit of a bugger to reinstall when the car is on a four-post lift and you're doing things on your own! Anyway its back in.
New big bore pipe from tank to new pump, plus i have fitted a before the pump in line filter, and a new after pump filter.
I have reused the plastic fuel lines, but with new R9 rubber ends to suit the yet to be fitted layout in the engine bay.
Having decided to re site the battery into the boot (drivers side) plus having loads of surplus 25mm2 cable lying about. I have now run in the main +Ve battery to starter motor & alternator cabling, plus what some might call 'a PME' earth cabling run,
thats from the battery to each of the welded chassis studs, a bit Ott, but it'll stop the bugger having bad earths for a while...
I have trial fitted the new bespoke prop shaft but removed it until the gear linkage is fully adjusted to suit me !! Plus I haven't re fitted the handbrake lever either yet.
Next, I'll be back head in the engine bay re fitting the steering column & mating it up to the pas rack, fitting the fiesta servo/ms, and associated pipework.
More trials to come, no doubt....
TerryB



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Blue 30

Original Poster:

244 posts

52 months

Friday 29th June
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Oh, I forgot to say...
I'm looking for a responsible person to take over these S3 surplus parts.
With maybe a small injection to my resto pot.
You'll have to collect from WS7 Burntwood, Staffs.
TerryB

Blue 30

Original Poster:

244 posts

52 months

Friday 29th June
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Sorry guys, the parts as above have now been donated to a good cause.
TerryB

magpies

3,766 posts

117 months

Friday 17th August
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Hi Blue

I have just started out on the same adventure rolleyes and purchased a low mileage manual S-Type

and today advertised my existing cossy engine and MT75 box

We will be doing the conversion early 2019 with a (relatively) short timescale hopefully.

Blue 30

Original Poster:

244 posts

52 months

Monday 20th August
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'We' sounds like a good idea... smile
I have been/am doing mine on my own, so nobody to blame other than myself.
I have just email replied to you Mick.
Enjoy...
I AM going to have a days work on mine on Wednesday.
Next to do is the custom lower steering column to suit the Pas.
TerryB.

magpies

3,766 posts

117 months

Monday 20th August
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Blue 30 said:
'We' sounds like a good idea... smile
I have been/am doing mine on my own, so nobody to blame other than myself.
I have just email replied to you Mick.
Enjoy...
I AM going to have a days work on mine on Wednesday.
Next to do is the custom lower steering column to suit the Pas.
TerryB.
I say 'we' as my friendly garage owner (also a Michael) as a great chap and very knowledgeable but does charge wink so I will be carrying out as much as I can. He is also willing to learn and is a great chap.

Magpies



magpies

3,766 posts

117 months

Thursday 23rd August
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Hi Blue

have you used the TVR or the Jag throttle pedal to match the Throttle Body?

Blue 30

Original Poster:

244 posts

52 months

Thursday 30th August
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Sorry about the delay to reply... Sorting out a new project for the better 1/2 !!!
Indi throttle body is currently sitting on inlet manifold, & original (Tvr) cable is still connected to the pedal... I will get around (through the winter) in connecting the two somehow.
TerryB.

magpies

3,766 posts

117 months

Monday 10th September
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Hi Blue

do you know if your exhaust manifold manufacturer keep details so another person (me) could have a set made?

Blue 30

Original Poster:

244 posts

52 months

Friday 14th September
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Hi Mike...
Sorry, been away again !
They worked from my made up plastic manifolds.
But even then, the finished S steel items required fine adjusting, plus some subtle grinding away of surplus alloy on both the engine & the bell housing areas.
As mine exit rearwards, they really do have to hug the engine contour, with very little room for error.
IE. A thick finger gap in some areas between exhaust piping and the chassis is all there is.
TerryB

magpies

3,766 posts

117 months

Saturday 15th September
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Blue 30 said:
Hi Mike...
Sorry, been away again !
They worked from my made up plastic manifolds.
But even then, the finished S steel items required fine adjusting, plus some subtle grinding away of surplus alloy on both the engine & the bell housing areas.
As mine exit rearwards, they really do have to hug the engine contour, with very little room for error.
IE. A thick finger gap in some areas between exhaust piping and the chassis is all there is.
TerryB
do you still have the plastic manifolds?

DamianS3

1,712 posts

117 months

Saturday 15th September
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Have you considered using the cast iron oem manifolds?

Or are these too large?

Juat a thought...

Damian S3

DamianS3

1,712 posts

117 months

Sunday 16th September
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Love the rocketier plenum's smile