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by madjack4
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air Pump
Replies: 6
Views: 141
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Re: Air Pump

Hi ive got one call me on 07778807739 thanks
by madjack4
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 2211
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Re: series 3 vs Series 1

Hi its 2 inch further back but it gives so much more room knees not rubbing against door and tunnel

Regards
by madjack4
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 2211
Great Britain

Re: series 3 vs Series 1

Hi back on the getting in and out i have mazda mx5 seats in my s3 on fossway runners it gives me another 2 inches of space plus the shape of the seat backrest misses the roof mechanism when the roof is down i am 6ft 2in and transforms the car for getting in and out and on a long journey it makes it ...
by madjack4
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water in the Oil
Replies: 25
Views: 949
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Re: Water in the Oil

Hi i disagree i compression test for head gasket failure is a total waste of time a small amount of fluid in the bores lifts the compression giving a inaccurate diagnosis anyway ive been in motor trade repairing motor cars successfully for 43yrs what do i know
Regards
by madjack4
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water in the Oil
Replies: 25
Views: 949
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Re: Water in the Oil

Hi doing a compression test will tell u nothing the slight coolant leak into the oil will not show on a compression test drive the car to the nearest garage with a 4 gas exhaust analyzer all mot stations have them and get them to put the probe into the expansion tank and check for H C gasses if it h...
by madjack4
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 3.07 2.88 CWP
Replies: 25
Views: 1996
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Re: 3.07 2.88 CWP

Hi i fitted a 2.88 in my v12 roadster 3 yrs ago its just great we do not use our cars like young kids it will still go round a roundabout in top gear acceleration is still good and it cruises along lovely at 85mph and now with su carbs and vac advance with a PROPER ported vac returns 22mpg local and...
by madjack4
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Window height adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 1550
Great Britain

Re: Window height adjustment

Hi on my s3 roadster it controls the height the window goes as i had to adjust it when i fitted a new glass
Regards Rob
by madjack4
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Window height adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 1550
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Re: Window height adjustment

Hi if i remember right the plate is offset u can turn it round to gain more adjustment
Regards Rob
by madjack4
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Define the spacer into the hub
Replies: 26
Views: 7983
Great Britain

Re: Define the spacer into the hub

Hi the discussion seems to have gone off the e type set up no one has mentioned the diff bearings run in oil to cool them under preload the wheel bearings are filled with grease and has not got the capacity to cool the bearings i built my rear bearings with next to no play after a 50 mile run i got ...
by madjack4
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Exhaust manifold
Replies: 7
Views: 2379
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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: 3850
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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: 3902
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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: 16
Views: 4309
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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: 16
Views: 4309
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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: 2177
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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: 3669
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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: 12
Views: 3934
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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: 3902
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: 835
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: 1129
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