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by Ikebaddog
Thu May 10, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New MOT rules
Replies: 13
Views: 1972
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Re: New MOT rules

I’ve never had plod check a Car for an oil Leak???
How long will he wait? 5 minutes, a week???
by Ikebaddog
Thu May 10, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: New MOT rules
Replies: 13
Views: 1972
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Re: New MOT rules

But is your car not exempt from the MOT test now?
by Ikebaddog
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First trip abroad
Replies: 5
Views: 1234
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Re: First trip abroad

Made it, got some good snaps
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by Ikebaddog
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First trip abroad
Replies: 5
Views: 1234
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First trip abroad

Taking the Series 3 to Le Touquet this weekend, will be its first trip on the continent, I know its not far, but even so, filled with trepidation... hope to get a photo of the Jag outside the Casino, have done so with the Vantage, will make a good match!
by Ikebaddog
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spring has Sprung!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1046
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Spring has Sprung!!!!

Drove the '71 series 3 in today to work, first time this year, car spent the winter outside under a car cover, started well, no smell of dampness...looking good, Speedo has fixed itself!!!!! it no longer bounces all over the place ( how strange ) but the discs feel a bit "warped " there is a degree ...
by Ikebaddog
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Air filter boxes
Replies: 18
Views: 6694
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Re: S3 Air filter boxes

Pictures are showing and they look lush....doing mine soon...
by Ikebaddog
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 steering wheel replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 2273
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Re: series 3 steering wheel replacement

Moto lita, thin rimmed, feels just right
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by Ikebaddog
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Gritted roads!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1182
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Gritted roads!!!!

Took the E-type out for a 150 mile round trip of some of the best roads in Kent and East Sussex yesterday, the sun was out, took some great photo’s. The roads had been gritted, so I spent 15 minutes spraying hot soapy water under the car and around suspension components, can’t not drive the car on d...
by Ikebaddog
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heritage Throttle body injection
Replies: 32
Views: 4925
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Re: Heritage Throttle body injection

I am sorry if you thought I said that throttle bodies are boring... I was saying that the sterile, predictable, relentless relaibility of modern cars is what I find boring, I'm sure a V12 on throttle bodies with fuel injection is faster, more responsive, and more frugal than one on carbs. But I didn...
by Ikebaddog
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heritage Throttle body injection
Replies: 32
Views: 4925
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Re: Heritage Throttle body injection

Different strokes for different folks I guess, I find the escape from the electronic, digital world, with warning lights and sensors for everything to be quite refreshing, I like the fact that it takes some skill to get the car started and warmed in the correct fashion, explaining what a “choke “ is...
by Ikebaddog
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heritage Throttle body injection
Replies: 32
Views: 4925
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Re: Heritage Throttle body injection

Sorry I asked!, didn't know you could get a factory FI series 3, why weren't they all FI?
Don't you think carbs add a bit of old world charm, in a world of electronic fuel injection, where's the fun in that??
by Ikebaddog
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heritage Throttle body injection
Replies: 32
Views: 4925
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Re: Heritage Throttle body injection

Am I missing something here? Why the need for FI on an engine designed to use carbs???
If you need modern running characteristics, then surely you driving the wrong car???
by Ikebaddog
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Good painter in the southeast
Replies: 9
Views: 2119
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Re: Good painter in the southeast

There is a guy in my yard nr Horsham West Sussex - http://www.panel2paint.co.uk/ . He does top quality work on some very high-end cars. Pete Adams is his name. I do my own painting and I'm pretty good at it but I don't do it professionally, but I know a quality job when I see one, and I have no hes...
by Ikebaddog
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Choke hard to activate
Replies: 5
Views: 1253
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Re: Choke hard to activate

Cool, thanks for the info
by Ikebaddog
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Choke hard to activate
Replies: 5
Views: 1253
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Re: Choke hard to activate

Sounds good, might have to do the same to mine soon, my choke knob looks terrible, where would you get a new one?
by Ikebaddog
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox oil,leak ( moved from Series 3 forum)
Replies: 7
Views: 1213
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Re: Gearbox oil,leak ( moved from Series 3 forum)

I'm looking at getting a means of getting it in the air so I can have a proper look around
by Ikebaddog
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox oil,leak ( moved from Series 3 forum)
Replies: 7
Views: 1213
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Re: Gearbox oil,leak ( moved from Series 3 forum)

You know what, I'm actually going to have a look myself, how hard can it be?
by Ikebaddog
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox oil,leak ( moved from Series 3 forum)
Replies: 7
Views: 1213
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Gearbox oil,leak ( moved from Series 3 forum)

I have noticed quite a bad oil leak from my '71 auto gearbox, would I be better going to an Auto gearbox specialist, or an E-type specialist?? Any recommendations in the southeast England area?
by Ikebaddog
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Auto gearbox oil leak
Replies: 0
Views: 1170
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Auto gearbox oil leak

I have noticed quite a bad oil leak from my '71 auto gearbox, would I be better going to an Auto gearbox specialist, or an E-type specialist?? Any recommendations in the southeast England area?
by Ikebaddog
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Goodwood revival
Replies: 14
Views: 2886
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Re: Goodwood revival

The pre tax parking
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