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    Replacement seats

    I've used several sets of Britpart Series DeLux seats - which have all been fine and look good.
  2. I made part of one for an 80in - and having done it decided it was a job best avoided. I started with some S3 pipes - to provide the curves. The problem is not only getting the curves in the right place but holding the pipe at the exact angle while its welded, without crushing the pipe. That pipe had a 4 hole flange to the manifold - which I found was tricky to align. I eventually tacked that up with the pipe on the vehicle. People other than Britpart make exhausts. I use Bearmach which has always fitted nicely - and is sometimes cheaper than Britpart. Which lasts longer? Dunno. I'm beginning to wonder if the Solex carb on earlier S2/2A's burns exhausts more rapidly that the Zenith and possibly the Weber.
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    Advice needed re noise from propshaft/gearbox

    Simple bits first: You mention free wheel hubs - have you checked they're engaged? Do they still work properly? In high ratio the thing is in 2WD unless the yellow knob has been pressed. You mention the floor is out - is the centre tunnel still there? yellow knob only works if the tunnel is there and the spring around the shaft is in place (unless you operate the pin restraining movement of the selector by hand) 4WD strange behaviour is usually siezure of the selectors where they emerge from the front of the transfer box above the drive flange. The shaft the yellow knob mechanism engages with is simply spring controlled - and if the front end gets rusty strange things happen. There is a cover which can be removed to inspect and clean - generally some vigorous cleaning and lubrication sorts it out properly. The studs for the rear propshaft are in fact bolts secured in place with a large circlip. They only hold the propshaft on and won't fall out. The handbrake drum is held on by the outer row of BSF studs and nuts. Was thee anything obviously wrong with the back shaft (Knackered and rusty UJ?)
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    Opinions on original 2.25l solex carburetor

    Burlen Fuel Systems make diaphragms and other parts for the Solex. I've used their parts a number of times and they're good. I replaced the float chamber gasket on a Solex with a cheap one I purchased somewhere (not Burlen) and the choke wouldn't work at all. There was a hole missing in the gasket - Burlen gasket and it was fine. http://burlen.co.uk/ Look under Zenith Soles works nicely with new diaphragms and seems far less temperamental than the later Zenith.
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    Series 2A fuses

    Its probably the only one that does anything. Originally one was for the ignition controlled accessories - and one for the interior light when fitted. has a pink wire!
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    Copying and making a part

    Does it have to be alloy? Could something that'll do the job be welded up from steel?
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    Joddler/Joggler and hole punch

    I've had a hand one for years and not used it much, mainly as I don't need to 'Joddle' joints in thin metal very often. The hole punch works nicely but the resultant hole isn't big enough for a decent plug weld. (Ie it looks great but when you turn away the things can be heard popping off! - twice was enough for me to abandon that method.)
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    Release bearing or something else????

    Could be release bearing - When I did my S3 i fitted a new bearing and assumed it was supplied greased and ready to go. Thing was noisy - so when I had the box out as I was far from happy with the change quality of the 1st/2nd synchro that I'd used I got another and filled it with spray grease - and it was quiet. The old one seemed to have traces of rust when I looked into it. Spiggot can make noises - and should be greased.
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    Series 3 gearbox with 3031 stamped on case?

    In the interests of being helpful Land Rover decided that it would be best not to number S3 main gearboxes and to stamp the number on the top of the transfer box - where you show your number. As far as i know S3 numbers run like the vehicle numbers and begin 901 and run on to 902 when the 901's were exhausted. The important bit was the suffix letter as there are 4 types of S3 box. The original is suffix A - which suffered from a weak reverse. This was improved for suffix B, Suffix C introduced chemically machined teeth and suffix D had coffin-shaped engagement teeth. there's a bit more to it than this - all of which is shown in the parts manual. So apart from minor casting differences in the casing you can only tell them apaprt when you've dismantled the thing. I took one apart which from the transfer case seemed to be an 'A' but inside it was definitely a 'C'. What I did notice was the letter 'C' firmly stamped on the input shaft - under the seal housing. I don't know if this was co-incidence or a definitive marker of the type. Rover recon boxes usually have a plate screwed to the bellhousing stating what it is and the part no. (recon parts have their own number). Boxes supplied under warranty (ie when the customer expects a new box rather than a repaired one) may only have the suffix number stamped (I found one in a 2a with just a letter stamped. ) the idea was that the installer would stamp the original number on the box when he fitted it. The 3031 looks like a smaller font than Rover used so may not be a Rover stamping.
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    Series one 80” V8, will a Auto Box fit ?

    I think Ashcroft used to do a kit - probably using a Borg Warner box.
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    valve stem seals

    Yes they're different - inlet have springs - some exhaust don't. Exhaust are Viton - which has the lumps and rough bits so you can tell them apart.
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    Specialised 2.5 N/A Glow Plug Advice Needed Please.

    I don't think you want to adjust the timing if its going well - but you may be able to cut down the maximim fuel a touch - some pumps have an external maximum fuel adjustment. Alternatively are you sure there are no air leaks or restrictions between the turbo and the engine?
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    Trailer Floor preservation

    If you're thinking of planking it - then Keruing could be what you're looking for. Used for planking horse trailer floors and I think for planking on jettys. Described to me as "jungle mahogany."
  14. Most axle threads are BSF
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    Headlights not working

    Isn't the stalk a standard S3 component - in which case I think it has a separate feed for the flasher. As you say the rest of the lights work this suggests that the fault is somewhere in the circuit form the switch to the lights. If its like the standard vehicle there are loads of bullet conectors behind the radiator grill - which corrode and fail. may be worth looking around there.

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