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by madjack4
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank
Replies: 12
Views: 460
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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: 862
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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: 33
Views: 1796
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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: 33
Views: 1796
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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: 33
Views: 1796
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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: 33
Views: 1796
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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: 33
Views: 1796
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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...
by madjack4
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Moving Seats Back
Replies: 4
Views: 349
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Re: Moving Seats Back

Hi ive fitted mx5 seats on fosway runners that allows the seats to move back about 2in extra plus the mx5 seats are rounded at the top missing the hood mechanism when the top is down and the seats are fully back if u try to fit standard seats further back they will hit the roof mechanism and tear th...
by madjack4
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Pertronix install on S3 V12 help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 765
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Re: Pertronix install on S3 V12 help needed

Hi i fitted a diode off ebay item no 111777815515 i bought the middle of the range fitted it next to coil on wire from tacho and left ballast resistor on but picked up a 12v feed before ballast resistor for pertronix unit im away from car for a couple of weeks if u still dont sort it with that i wil...
by madjack4
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch thrust bearing issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1309
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Re: Clutch thrust bearing issue

As i said in my last post NO OIL in box that explains bearing failure easy done get broke off job and forget to fill it
Regards
by madjack4
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Pertronix install on S3 V12 help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 765
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Re: Pertronix install on S3 V12 help needed

Hi i fitted pertronix to my s111 roadster 3 years ago only problem i had was tacho reading wrong it has been faultless i needed to fit a resistor to the coil to make the tacho read correct the helpdesk sent me a wiring diagram i left the original opus box next to the distributor for originality its ...
by madjack4
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Wind Deflectors
Replies: 10
Views: 687
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Re: Wind Deflectors

Hi company is called just roadster at doncaster i colected mine as im not far away but they do mail order

Regards
by madjack4
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Wind Deflectors
Replies: 10
Views: 687
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Re: Wind Deflectors

Hi i fitted one on my s3 3 years ago its a good idea stops a lot of the buffeting n keeps her indoors happy doesn't blow her hair about as much doesn't bother me as i am eggshell blonde seriously i fitted it to stop exhaust fumes vortex back into car which it does makes driving far more pleasurable ...
by madjack4
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Setting the carburettor jet distance below the bridge
Replies: 8
Views: 684
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Re: Setting the carburettor jet distance below the bridge

its like another 5 mpg less or more if they are a good colour leave well alone in my experience the v12 setup will not tickover as smooth as we would like due in my mind to the distance between the carbs and the inlet tract terrible design far too long at low rpm

Regards
by madjack4
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch thrust bearing issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1309
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Re: Clutch thrust bearing issue

Hi its possible they forgot to fill the gearbox with oil if they drained it of course when the clutch is pressed the box stops spinning if the box has no oil in they rattle as the baulk rings and hubs rattle like mad with no oil to cushion them just a thought

Regards
by madjack4
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type major price correction expected?!
Replies: 72
Views: 7686
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Re: E-Type major price correction expected?!

Its a dog park it in rain for a week and it will blister everywhere its been botched to sell
by madjack4
Mon May 11, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MOT status
Replies: 31
Views: 1925
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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

Regards
by madjack4
Sun May 10, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Unknown Engine Part
Replies: 14
Views: 1427
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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

Regards
by madjack4
Thu May 07, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 6
Views: 715
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: 1120
Great Britain

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...