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  1. It is a IIIA, attached is the original sales brochure. Sales Brochure Series IIIA 1997.pdf
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    Clutch cable

    This might help
  3. Here are my photos, not sure why they are no long there?
  4. I have a Series 3 and use 125 on the front and 175 on the back.
  5. Trigger-wheels.com do a loom for a zetec but it is not cheap https://trigger-wheels.com/store/contents/en-uk/p282.html Nigel
  6. The MegaJolt is a programmable ignition controller, all is explained here: https://wiki.autosportlabs.com/MegaJolt_Lite_Jr. I have one running on my Series 3 with a pinto engine. Nigel.
  7. I had to replace the bushes on my Series 3 as the centre hole of the bushes had worn and created excessive play. The original bushes were manufactured by Robin Hood Engineering and even back in 2009 were no longer available, I had to have new ones machined out of Nylon 66 bar. The bushes are 1 1/2" long, 1 1/4" diameter and the centre hole is 1/2" diameter. There are 2 bushes in each wishbone. I also did the grease nipple modification to keep the moisture out and make the bushes last longer. Thought some pictures might help you. The original bush: New bush fitted: Grease nipple modification: This is the pivot bar:
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    Sender unit

    I took these measurements back in 2004, hope they help.
  9. I replaced mine with AVO Pro Race shocks - PA160/105: 16" Open - 10.5" Closed - Stem Top 1.9" Springs - 10" free length 175 lb Note: the bottom bolt needs to be 1/2" for these shocks, the mounting holes need to be drilled out to 1/2". They are a vast improvement over the originals supplied by Robin Hood.
  10. I fitted a Facet 60104 to my Series 3 last year. The pump had to go in the boot and it primes OK, the Series 3 tank is 8 inches deep. The fuel pump relay and inertia switch also went in the boot. I also use a Webber 32/36 DGV carb on a 2l Pinto but did not bother with a fuel pressure regulator as the pump is only 1.5 to 4 PSI. I did manage to find an inertia switch that had normally open and normally closed connections, the normally closed feeds the fuel pump and the normally open feeds a 12v buzzer so that if the inertia switch ever activates the buzzer will sound. The pump has now worked perfectly for 2 years, the engine always starts on the first turn over and the inertia switch has never activated. Nigel.
  11. I have a shortened sump on my 2.0l pinto and the capacity is 3.5 litres.
  12. Hopefully this might help. I used to use this system prior to converting to Megajolt but I do have a photo of the module which shows the brown earth wire going to Pin 1. This was the wiring diagram of the ignition system I used: I think that most diagrams are shown for clarity of wiring rather than the actual pin order of the module as the above is. Nigel.
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    gearbox oil

    I bought a cheap pressure sprayer and attached flexible tubing to the end of the lance. Put the oil in the sprayer, pressurise it, bung the flexible tubing into the gearbox filler hole from under the car and then control the flow of oil with trigger. Job done.
  14. Helen and I can do either. Nigel.
  15. I use the same type of fuse in my Series 3 and have a 50A fitted.
  16. Had to use them in January to recover my diesel tin top when it had an injector fail. They were excellent, got straight through to them and they arranged recovery quickly. Well worth the money especially as the policy covers me and the wife in any vehicle.
  17. A history of Robin Hood Engineering can be found on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Hood_Engineering
  18. There is an adjuster on the cable where the cable passes through the rear beam near the differential, this adjusts the slack, there is no adjustment at the handbrake lever end. Nigel.
  19. Helen and I should be there as well. Nigel.
  20. This is from the April 1998 sales brochure: The Series 3 and 3A had inboard shock absorbers whereas the NEW Series 3 has outboard. If you would like a pdf copy of the sales brochure drop me a message with your e-mail address. Nigel.
  21. Sorry, unfortunately I will not be able to make it today. Nigel.
  22. I fitted one of these last winter: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Facet-Posi-Flow-12v-Electronic-1-8-quot-Inch-Fuel-Pump-1-5-4-0-Psi-Low/361015158958?epid=1525018526&hash=item540e2e28ae:g:EI0AAOSwAL9UeXYH I was fed up of cranking the engine after the car had been sat for a few days to get fuel to the carb before it would start, the fuel was evaporating from the carb over time. The pump is 1.5 to 4.0 psi, I also have a DGV on a pinto and have not fitted a regulator. I now turn on the ignition and wait a few seconds for the pump to get fuel to the carb and the engine now starts instantly. I have had no problems at all with not using a regulator. The only downside to the pump is that it is quite noisy. Nigel.
  23. I fitted these to my Series 3: AVO PA 160/105 - 16" open 10.5" closed with stem top Springs 10" free length 175lb A vast improvement over the original Zimmerites.
  24. I will tax the car at the end of the month so should be good to go to Gearheads as long as the car has survived its winter layup. Maybe meet up at your place as we did last year? How about the Robin Hood and Little John Pub at Aslackby for the 13/14th ? Robin Hood and Little John
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