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Offline 94mharris

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Katie
« on: March 02, 2016, 09:46:30 pm »



Finally worked out how to upload images  whoo

So this is my 1980 S3 88" Station wagon 2.25 petrol. Purchased late last year and it's been my daily driver since, it's an ongoing project. Trying to keep it as original as I can, but I do rather like the 8 spoke wheels :P
Katie: 1980 Series 3 SWB Station Wagon

Bertha: 1994 Range Rover Vogue 3.9 V8 EFI

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Re: Katie
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2016, 10:00:42 pm »
Nice looking motor dude.
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Re: Katie
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2016, 10:07:19 pm »
Looks nice and original.   :)

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Re: Katie
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2016, 10:27:56 pm »
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Green with 'Envy' Safari's should all be that colour - been thinking about how much of a pain it would be to change mine   wdesmle

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Re: Katie
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2016, 10:42:14 pm »
Very nice

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Re: Katie
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2016, 07:14:37 am »
Pretty bud,very pretty.
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Re: Katie
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2016, 11:15:07 am »
Lovely.

I do like that green.

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Re: Katie
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2016, 12:10:18 pm »
Thanks for the nice comments, she's mostly original apart from the wheels and the seats. Which are exmoor trim replacements, with forward facing seats in the rear.

I'm not 100% sure on the proper name for the color to be honest. Light green, lime green, the other green, they're all names I've heard used for it! But i do prefer this green to the bronze green. :)
Katie: 1980 Series 3 SWB Station Wagon

Bertha: 1994 Range Rover Vogue 3.9 V8 EFI

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Re: Katie
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2016, 11:26:47 pm »


A nice covering of snow just before I left for amateur radio club this evening :)
Katie: 1980 Series 3 SWB Station Wagon

Bertha: 1994 Range Rover Vogue 3.9 V8 EFI

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Re: Katie
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2016, 08:01:25 pm »
Nice looking motor. Do like that colour.

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Re: Katie
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2016, 12:15:47 am »
Went to a pay and play site today, and quite massively underestimated one of the climbs. So I got stuck halfway and had to get winched out. Then this happend:





Apparently the front chassis wasn't as strong as I first though it was :( oh well, out with the welder over the Easter break...,
Katie: 1980 Series 3 SWB Station Wagon

Bertha: 1994 Range Rover Vogue 3.9 V8 EFI

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Re: Katie S3 88
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2016, 02:41:34 pm »
Started over the weekend to strip out the car to assess the damage and start the cleaning process:





Still got quite a way to go...,
Katie: 1980 Series 3 SWB Station Wagon

Bertha: 1994 Range Rover Vogue 3.9 V8 EFI

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Re: Katie
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2016, 08:47:26 pm »
Assessment the damage to the front chassis





Continuing the cleanup of the interior:





Renewing the rocker cover gasket after resetting the valve clearance, the gasket needed a little fettling:





Looking much better now:



Katie: 1980 Series 3 SWB Station Wagon

Bertha: 1994 Range Rover Vogue 3.9 V8 EFI

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Re: Katie
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2016, 10:50:19 am »
nice motor. looks like the damage is minimal and shouldnt take much to sort.

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Re: Katie
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2016, 11:33:26 pm »
There's no damage to any of the body panels, but there's an expensive growling sound coming from the lower end of the engine, but only at high rpms (over 3000rpm) and only when under load. Not really sure what it is though? Possibly the crank?
Katie: 1980 Series 3 SWB Station Wagon

Bertha: 1994 Range Rover Vogue 3.9 V8 EFI