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by madjack4
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Exhaust manifold
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Great Britain

Re: Exhaust manifold

Hi i fitted 2 manifolds recently i drilled out heat shields and fitted larger diameter bolts To remove manifolds undo engine mount on that side jack up engine be careful not to damage sump and they come out not easy very tight
Regards Rob
by madjack4
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS
Replies: 17
Views: 1038
Great Britain

Re: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS

Hi ive had problems with windscreens for my s3 roadster the first screen i got direct from pilkingtons came with a chip on the top edge i called them very annoyed they said keep it and we will make u another i fitted it but it was tight like u said too wide but i managed to get it in. Another screen...
by madjack4
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: High Peak Run 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1554
Great Britain

Re: High Peak Run 2019

Hi thanks for organizing a fantastic day nice cars nice people great route

Regards Rob
by madjack4
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Parts quality
Replies: 13
Views: 1154
Great Britain

Re: Parts quality

Hi again u mention the clutch i put a borg n beck in my s3 ive been in the motor trade for 37years working for myself the borg n beck clutch is not what they used to be most parts may say it on the box but take it from me they are not made by who u think as the old saying goes is says oxo on the bus...
by madjack4
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Parts quality
Replies: 13
Views: 1154
Great Britain

Re: Parts quality

Hi good luck most of the parts supplied by the main suppliers are pattern parts most are poor quality so if parts come and dont fit or look poor just send them back for a refund i guess we are blessed that we can get any type of parts for a 50 year old car best of look

Regards Rob
by madjack4
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel Pump Electric Supply
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Great Britain

Re: Fuel Pump Electric Supply

Hi the fuel pump feed wire is not fused it amazed me when i had mine out so dangerous turn ignition on check for a 12v feed to pump if it has got one check earth with a test lamp from feed to earth if it has feed and earth power up pump with a seperate power and earth to check pump works could be st...
by madjack4
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: hand brake adjustment...
Replies: 17
Views: 1266
Great Britain

Re: hand brake adjustment...

Hi u can buy a small ratchet that takes those small srewdriver bits ive used mine a few times perfect for the job
Regards Rob
by madjack4
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: At long last
Replies: 11
Views: 1231
Great Britain

Re: At long last

Hi welcome to the forum looks like u have the same name as me and the same car Rob Nicholson red v12 roadster
Regards Rob
by madjack4
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: High Peak Run 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1554
Great Britain

Re: High Peak Run 2019

Hi can u put me down for the run no lunch order please RED V12 ROADSTER
Regards Rob
by madjack4
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Slight clonk from back of car
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Great Britain

Re: Slight clonk from back of car

Hi i had the same problem it ended up being one of the driveshaft UJs no play could be found but when i dismantled the shafts i found the right hand inner joint had one cup that had collapsed no play could be felt on shaft when on the bench i had decided to replace them even though they were new whe...
by madjack4
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Great Britain

Re: EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER

Hi smoke machine inside car and then boot it was a proper snap on machine but no reason why a disco type machine wont do the job
Regards Rob
by madjack4
Sun May 26, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Great Britain

Re: EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER

Hi yes mine is a 72 s3 roadster i carnt believe it neither its a different car now no smell at all check your rear lamps and no plate lamp any any holes around back of car
Regards Rob
by madjack4
Sat May 25, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Great Britain

EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER

Hi all having suffered for 5 years will exhaust gasses getting in car when driving with top down ive checked everything i could think of leaking exhaust no engine breather piped to rear of car no all grommets in bulkhead sealed no finally found it i borrowed a smoke machine and filled car and boot s...
by madjack4
Mon May 20, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wipers won't stop
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Great Britain

Re: Wipers won't stop

Hi your problem will be the park switch in the wiper motor i had the same problem 2 years ago at the time i could not buy a park switch for the etype s3 when i looked at it it reminded me of a old mini switch so i ordered a mini park switch off ebay spot on the motor does not need to be removed just...
by madjack4
Sat May 11, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?
Replies: 23
Views: 1017
Great Britain

Re: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?

Hi
I think that the giggling sticks that connect to the handles can be cut shorter to about 28mts that will allow all the nerds in the clock to rotate anticlockwise then u can make sure the nut behind the wheel is tight and all will be well
Regards :banghead:
by madjack4
Tue May 07, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Garage / workshop
Replies: 52
Views: 4153
Great Britain

Re: Garage / workshop

Hi you can get a 2 post lift over a shallow pit that allows u a low roof but the lift needs no base a bit more expensive but works well
Regards Rob
by madjack4
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Headlamp / sugar scoop chrome mouldings
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Great Britain

Re: Headlamp / sugar scoop chrome mouldings

Hi over the last 6 years since buying my e type in usa then importing it in to the uk i have spent approximately 32k on parts. Out of the parts i have bought i have had to cut,grind,bend and reshape most of them i am in the motor trade so work on cars every day i am afraid most people on this forum ...
by madjack4
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Seized brakes
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Great Britain

Re: Seized brakes

Hi if reaction valve is free check u have all the vacuum pipes to master cylinder the correct way try disconnecting the pipes see if it still sticks on it sounds like something simple just need to find it

Regards Rob
by madjack4
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Headlamp / sugar scoop chrome mouldings
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Great Britain

Re: Headlamp / sugar scoop chrome mouldings

Hi ive fitted 2 sets of new chrome trims after a accident they need to be gently bent to shape like everything that you buy for a etype 95% of parts that come from the main suppliers are basically cheep crap made in china and the like but what alternative have we got its crap or nothing so we are lu...
by madjack4
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 30
Views: 2408
Great Britain

Re: Insurance

HI Hagerty are a very good company i have a classic policy with 7 bikes and my etype i had a no fault accident in my etype in france last year they were fantastic there European recovery picked it up from the accident site within 30mins and paid for taxi to airport the flight and taxi home the car w...