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by madjack4
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: servo fitment puzzle??
Replies: 5
Views: 189
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Re: servo fitment puzzle??

Hi i had same problem fitting my servo it does go in but its a puzzle it took me quite a while trying it different ways to get it in i walked away for a pot of tea when i came back it went straight in keep at it it will go in
`Regards
by madjack4
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: oil smoke on startup
Replies: 13
Views: 908
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Re: oil smoke on startup

Hi ive just had the same problem on a honda cbx1000 motorcycle .I rebuilt the engine into NOS casings perfect for about 200 miles then i changed the oil then just like your e type blue smoke on startup ,It was a low mileage engine i removed the head and replaced the valve guide oil seals with viton ...
by madjack4
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Toe for different width tyres
Replies: 8
Views: 487
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Re: Toe for different width tyres

Hi i would get the tracking checked again these new laser alignment machines are great if the person using them is capable of using them, and they haven't been dropped ive been tracking customers cars for the last 35 years with a dunlop tracking system (basic) always set everything parallel unless t...
by madjack4
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FINISHED!
Replies: 12
Views: 842
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Re: FINISHED!

Well done it looks amazing
Regards Rob
by madjack4
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fitting a Vacuum Advance Module
Replies: 8
Views: 668
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Re: Fitting a Vacuum Advance Module

Hi
From memory thats right i had to move my distributor round a tooth to get the timing right
Regards
by madjack4
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Alternator Light again
Replies: 8
Views: 470
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Re: Alternator Light again

Bin the big useless butec unit and fit a modern unit or spend your life fixing it life's too short

Regards
by madjack4
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Slow cranking after a long lay-up
Replies: 4
Views: 418
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Re: Slow cranking after a long lay-up

Hi First you can put a good heavy duty jump lead from earth on battery to a good earth point on engine that will eliminate a bad earth.Another thing is what oil have u got in engine if its old or too thick that believe it or not will cause so much drag it will slow the engine down on cranking when c...
by madjack4
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Clutch master cylinder spacer
Replies: 3
Views: 380
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Re: Clutch master cylinder spacer

Hi
Burlins do a spacer offset for when SU carb conversion is fitted order one off them save u making one it just mounts master cylinder at slightly different angle
Regard Rob
by madjack4
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dwell angle-proper reading?
Replies: 9
Views: 746
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Re: Dwell angle-proper reading?

If you rev engine while reading dwell if it changes quite a bit dist is worn it should stay virtually the same

Regards Rob
by madjack4
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member - Nottingham, UK
Replies: 11
Views: 2149
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Re: New member - Nottingham, UK

Hi Keith Welcome to the forum just a quick note about registering your jag ive registered 2 motorcycles from USA in last 6 months. If u don't have a title from USA u need to enclose a letter explaining that u didn't receive a title when u bought it and that's why u have enclosed a dating letter or a...
by madjack4
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Boot Floor Drain tubes - S3 2+2 FHC
Replies: 5
Views: 514
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Re: Boot Floor Drain tubes - S3 2+2 FHC

Hi it may have had a boot floor panel in at some time and they haven't blocked off the pipe as boot floor is made to fit FHC and convertible

Regards Rob
by madjack4
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Boot Floor Drain tubes - S3 2+2 FHC
Replies: 5
Views: 514
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Re: Boot Floor Drain tubes - S3 2+2 FHC

Hi they connect to the drain tubes at each side of the boot gutter to take away water that gets down the gap on the boot lid to body
Regards Rob
by madjack4
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 XKE throttle cable stuck
Replies: 2
Views: 553
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Re: Series 3 XKE throttle cable stuck

Hi before u go any further check the engine earth strap if its loose or not connecting good the engine may have earthed through the throttle cable causing it to get red hot and melt together just a thought

Regards
by madjack4
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank
Replies: 15
Views: 1614
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Re: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank

Hi i have done away with my expansion tank after a accident over 2 years ago the tank was destroyed i just blanked the pipes off and drilled a small hole in the filler cap i have had no problems at all i am just careful not to brim the tank then park in the sun in case it expands the fuel and overfl...
by madjack4
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Left/right indicator conversion help
Replies: 20
Views: 1417
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Re: Left/right indicator conversion help

Hi looks same as s3 i have done 2 s3 i cut through outer tube just below switch spun it round there is a hole where the contact for the horn goes through in fact there is two holes one for each way when lined with other hole it is in right place i didn't dismantle the column then got a local welding...
by madjack4
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New Paint
Replies: 37
Views: 3062
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Re: New Paint

Look what ive started i will stand corrected and have a word with my man and see what he thinks of it thanks for your explanation
Regards
by madjack4
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New Paint
Replies: 37
Views: 3062
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Re: New Paint

Hi again all i am going on is my painter the ex sikens paint troubleshooter painted me some panels for my RG500 when i asked him why he put tank in booth at a different time to plastic panels he told me he baked tank hotter to harden it better and plastic would not take that temp and that is why it ...
by madjack4
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New Paint
Replies: 37
Views: 3062
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Re: New Paint

Rory u talk total rubbish get your information correct it must be baked to fully harden it will get by without baking to reach a rock hard finish it MUST be baked last time im going to say it think what u want

Regards
by madjack4
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New Paint
Replies: 37
Views: 3062
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Re: New Paint

Hi i agree its a chemical process but again it needs to be baked to fully harden it my painter is a retired troubleshooter for a leading paint manufacturer he went round to paint shops that were having problems and he told me the main problems he had were complaints of soft paint because they did no...
by madjack4
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New Paint
Replies: 37
Views: 3062
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Re: New Paint

Hi it all depends on how its been painted and what with if its been painted in modern 2 pack paint and baked in a low bake oven the paint will be totally cured and u can polish it as u would with old paint if its been painted then air dried im afraid u need to be careful as it will never cure proper...