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by madjack4
Mon May 11, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MOT status
Replies: 31
Views: 958
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Re: MOT status

Hi my honda cbx100 became exempt this year when i went to tax it at post office it had been changed over automatically by dvla with no forms to fill in no mot needed no tax to pay but first time u have to go to post office carnt do it online

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by madjack4
Sun May 10, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Unknown Engine Part
Replies: 14
Views: 915
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Re: Unknown Engine Part

Hi are u sure it didnt come back from being chromed and is not yours some poor project may be short of it and chrome company will be saying that they gave them it like they do dont worry it does not look like its of importance

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by madjack4
Thu May 07, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Great Britain

Re: MOT exemption

Hi all well and good but i think it is always better to mot my e type and all my classic motorcycles we are driving cars worth a lot of money and if something happens its better to be on the safe side i know a mot only states the car is safe on that day of test it gives you a backup if the worst thi...
by madjack4
Tue May 05, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sump Plug Stripped
Replies: 8
Views: 674
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Re: Sump Plug Stripped

Hi my v12 has no helicoil in its threaded in sump every car with ali sumps are just threaded from new ive had many sump plugs stripped in ali sumps over the years in my repair shop a manufacturer would not rely on a helicoil they are very poor at best as i said just get a timesert put in dont be wel...
by madjack4
Tue May 05, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sump Plug Stripped
Replies: 8
Views: 674
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Re: Sump Plug Stripped

Hi u should be able to get a time sert fitted they normally are large enough to seal past the size of the totally crap helicoils that has been fitted u need to find an engineering co that have the kit to fit one if not find the size and thread of the standard sump plug and get in touch with wurth th...
by madjack4
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Ignition box required (even non-working)
Replies: 2
Views: 206
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Re: Ignition box required (even non-working)

Hi you may struggle as they are usually required back for exchange as new innards are fitted for distributor upgrades good luck

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by madjack4
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Distilled/de-ionised water?
Replies: 17
Views: 1004
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Re: Distilled/de-ionised water?

Tap water do u think when they built these cars they messed about with water they got tap water at 50/50 mix and if u change it every 2 years no problem your main concern is it watertight any slight leaks and air gets in system then it starts to corrode

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by madjack4
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Black smoke Series 3 2+2
Replies: 41
Views: 3617
Great Britain

Re: Black smoke Series 3 2+2

Hi why it does so well is a combination of the vac advance on the distributor the SU carbs and the 2.88 diff plus the rebuilt engine as the SU carbs are brand new and haven't got all the parts to go wrong like the strombergs i remember back in the early eighties when i set up my repair garage i got ...
by madjack4
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starter motor
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Great Britain

Re: Starter motor

Hi thats correct i had my original starter reconditioned and managed to get the larger pinion from a jag breaker and sent it away to be rebuilt been fine for 4 years now

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by madjack4
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starter motor
Replies: 4
Views: 327
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Re: Starter motor

Hi just a quick note the early 72 v12 has a different starter motor pinion size to the later etype v12 when i bought my 72 etype it sounded awful when cranking when i fitted a clutch i could see the starter didn't mesh if u have the engine out you can bolt starter on with no gearbox fitted and check...
by madjack4
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Black smoke Series 3 2+2
Replies: 41
Views: 3617
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Re: Black smoke Series 3 2+2

Hi so basic timing is the same so i will just move the vac pipe so i have full vac i guess i will have to adjust the tickover as it will speed up due to extra advance n lets see what happens to be honest i bought my advance unit off british vacuum advance co in usa i spoke to him at great length and...
by madjack4
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Black smoke Series 3 2+2
Replies: 41
Views: 3617
Great Britain

Re: Black smoke Series 3 2+2

Hi all ive posted many times on this subject of ported v full manifold pressure i am going to do a comparison on my s3 can i ask these people with advance unit with full manifold pressure what do u set the timing at and how do u set it with vac removed or connected i set mine at 12deg at 800rpm with...
by madjack4
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Exhaust
Replies: 3
Views: 589
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Re: Exhaust

Hi i had problems with fumes getting in i put a smoke machine in boot both back lights were leaking and boot seal slightly i have removed light units sealed them back to body with silicone sealer and adjusted the boot down a little and thats cured the smell also check fuel tank sump has a sealing ri...
by madjack4
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch problems.
Replies: 7
Views: 430
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Re: Clutch problems.

Hi its a problem with master cylinder had it quite a few times with different cars over years its either not fully returning or seals have swelled not allowing fluid to return back it acts to pump up system first check piston is fully returning if it is seals may be swelled or hose that feeds fluid ...
by madjack4
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fosseway V12 Alternator Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 1685
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Re: Fosseway V12 Alternator Kit

Hi i fitted a fosseway conversion about 3 years ago the unit failed on me at the jersey motoring festival last year i had to buy a spare battery and charger and keep swapping battery's to get home the fosseway conversion that i have mounts in the original place as the original it has a design flaw i...
by madjack4
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Series 2 fuel problem
Replies: 13
Views: 4431
Great Britain

Re: Series 2 fuel problem

Hi before going any further u have put petrol in and not diesel to check drain a small amount of fuel out pour it on the floor and leave it to evaporate if its petrol it will evaporate in a matter of minutes if its diesel it will not just a thought good luck

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by madjack4
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air Pump
Replies: 6
Views: 1205
Great Britain

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: 6258
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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

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by madjack4
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 6258
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: 32
Views: 3357
Great Britain

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
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