MAZ1986 - 1985 S3

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Re: MAZ1986 - 1985 S3

Post by A7RXY » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:56 pm

£2k those were the days .... spares car price now.
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Re: MAZ1986 - 1985 S3

Post by spirit r » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:07 am

The flower power flip flop look, rocks the scene :D



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Re: MAZ1986 - 1985 S3

Post by DC_MXV » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:29 pm

ian65 wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:37 pm
How many years ago was this? Seems like yesterday!

It was filmed on 18/08/2005 in Swindon. I can remember we were waiting about 1 and a half hours whilst they took the car out on the road to film the driving sequences. Normally they would have had a cameraman and a soundman in the car but decided there was not enough space to get a third person with equipment in the back. Before the days of GoPro cameras!
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MAZ1986 - Opal Green - Series 3 - Built around Oct 1985 - Reg March 1986 - owned since 1996
Maya Gold - Series 2 - Reg Aug 1983 - owned 1987 - 2003
RCR Mk11 (GT40/P1015 replica) Arcadian Blue 331ci SBF ZF 5DS25/2 transmission

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Re: MAZ1986 - 1985 S3

Post by DC_MXV » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:32 pm

I did get the chance to review some of the script that Alex Riley used and was able to make a few corrections/additions!
MAZ1986 - Opal Green - Series 3 - Built around Oct 1985 - Reg March 1986 - owned since 1996
Maya Gold - Series 2 - Reg Aug 1983 - owned 1987 - 2003
RCR Mk11 (GT40/P1015 replica) Arcadian Blue 331ci SBF ZF 5DS25/2 transmission

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Re: MAZ1986 - 1985 S3

Post by DC_MXV » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:25 pm

Car finally taxed and now on the road. Short trip today. Need to investigate a slight stickiness in the throttle linkage when the secondaries start to open. Hopefully something straightforward as there is a slight resistance in the throttle travel which you have to apply more pressure to go through.
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Maya Gold - Series 2 - Reg Aug 1983 - owned 1987 - 2003
RCR Mk11 (GT40/P1015 replica) Arcadian Blue 331ci SBF ZF 5DS25/2 transmission

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Re: MAZ1986 - 1985 S3

Post by CarrieBee » Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:02 pm

DC_MXV wrote:
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I was planning to take some decent ones on Saturday when I get on the road. I have these from the garage yesterday as a taster.
Lovely to see her back on the road!

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Re: MAZ1986 - 1985 S3

Post by Threesevens » Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:20 pm

looks great in green with the grey interior.
Happy motoring i am sure :thumbup:

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Re: MAZ1986 - 1985 S3

Post by Hobbawobba » Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:07 am

Welcome to the forum aye. That is a super clean car there :shock: . Cool history to go along with it also h:

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Re: MAZ1986 - 1985 S3

Post by KiwiDave » Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:26 pm

DC_MXV wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:25 pm
Need to investigate a slight stickiness in the throttle linkage when the secondaries start to open. Hopefully something straightforward as there is a slight resistance in the throttle travel which you have to apply more pressure to go through.
This is normal. It's not sticking, there is simply a little more resistance to overcome as it's a mechanical process.

I'm experiencing the opposite to you. I've changed to a twin carb setup and I'm having to adapt to having no primary to secondary step change which is rather novel after many decades.

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