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S3 Restoration

PostPost by: SENC » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:39 am

davidj wrote:Just to confirm, both my s3 and my +2 have green bellhousing and gearboxes, and I am positive it is the original colour. Consequently, not all were black! I would be interested in finding matching green paint.


glennmoule wrote:I am finding some nice evidence of green paint on the gearbox after getting rid of the majority of the incorrect yellow, and oddly there are definite traces of original green on the bell housing as well. I have been informed that this should be black and I am sure this is true but this one looks to be an exception. I will be rolling with what I have found as it is too honest to believe otherwise.


POR sells a "ford green" that I've used on mine. Can't speak to whether it matches the original, but will try to grab and post a picture tomorrow.
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PostPost by: glennmoule » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:50 am

Bottle Green is the reference that I have been given.
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PostPost by: ROADRUNNER » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:25 am

glennmoule wrote:Nice work, it is a good feeling when your work pays off.
That looks like a very nice early S1.
What category were you in that year?


It was the 'Classic Car Paddock' prize - a few years ago, when they were still at Syon Park.
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PostPost by: SENC » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:39 pm

Here is a picture of mine after painting with POR ford green. I left the turret untouched, and if you look closely you can see some green patches where the black that was once painted over it has worn. The 2 greens match fairly closely to my eye.

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PostPost by: glennmoule » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:27 pm

Hi all, I am after an original jack and ratchet. Does anyone out there have one for sale for an S3?
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:19 am

The jack and ratchet are both rare and expensive. It took me many years to find them at a reasonable price.
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PostPost by: glennmoule » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:44 am

Correct, so if there is a right place to reach out in then here is it.
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PostPost by: glennmoule » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:09 pm

Engine painting this very second.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:33 am

Nice, what colour did you settle on?
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PostPost by: glennmoule » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:37 pm

A variant of Ford Grey
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PostPost by: glennmoule » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:12 pm

Gearbox rebuild has begun.
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PostPost by: glennmoule » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:46 pm

2k looks good
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PostPost by: glennmoule » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:47 pm

In great condition inside
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PostPost by: glennmoule » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:37 am

Gearbox taking a little longer as there is too many other things in the way that are not Elan related.
It is moving though and very happy to say the the gearbox will be finished tonight.
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PostPost by: glennmoule » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:27 pm

1 hour left.
Once again, an absolute pleasure to be able to work on one of these cars.
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