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Re: S3 Restoration

PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:39 am
by SENC
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.

Re: S3 Restoration

PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:50 am
by glennmoule
Bottle Green is the reference that I have been given.
RAL 6007

Re: S3 Restoration

PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:25 am
by ROADRUNNER
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.

Re: S3 Restoration

PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:39 pm
by SENC
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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Re: S3 Restoration

PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:27 pm
by glennmoule
Hi all, I am after an original jack and ratchet. Does anyone out there have one for sale for an S3?

Re: S3 Restoration

PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:19 am
by elancoupe
The jack and ratchet are both rare and expensive. It took me many years to find them at a reasonable price.

Re: S3 Restoration

PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:44 am
by glennmoule
Correct, so if there is a right place to reach out in then here is it.

Re: S3 Restoration

PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:09 pm
by glennmoule
Engine painting this very second.

Re: S3 Restoration

PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:33 am
by Mazzini
Nice, what colour did you settle on?

Re: S3 Restoration

PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:37 pm
by glennmoule
A variant of Ford Grey

Re: S3 Restoration

PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:12 pm
by glennmoule
Gearbox rebuild has begun.

Re: S3 Restoration

PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:46 pm
by glennmoule
2k looks good

Re: S3 Restoration

PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:47 pm
by glennmoule
In great condition inside

Re: S3 Restoration

PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:37 am
by glennmoule
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.

Re: S3 Restoration

PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:27 pm
by glennmoule
1 hour left.
Once again, an absolute pleasure to be able to work on one of these cars.