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Yesterday, 10:53 AM
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Posted By Yellow series3

I don't have the answer to make it open wider but...

I don't have the answer to make it open wider but I developed a solution to keep it open as wide as it goes. A gas strut with the lower end mounted on a piece of angle iron and the top end on a...
06-23-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By Yellow series3

I started this post last October and just solved...

I started this post last October and just solved the puzzle. On an 87 at least the area under the dash is jam packed with stuff and I am going to state unequivocally that it is impossible to...
06-21-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,410
Posted By Yellow series3

I guess if you have to lengthen the headlight...

I guess if you have to lengthen the headlight ground wire to reach, the new stay is definitely doing the job. Yes, a nylon washer goes between the two pieces otherwise they are like a pair of...
06-19-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By Yellow series3

Doug, you are a genius. That little shaft on the...

Doug, you are a genius. That little shaft on the back of the volt guage adjusted the volt reading just like you said. For others that want to adjust (calibrate) theirs, counter-clockwise raises the...
06-15-2019, 08:45 PM
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Views: 609
Posted By Yellow series3

New wood for my 87 SIII

I am in the process of replacing all the wood in my 87. I replaced the wood in my 79 four years ago and, in my opinion, enjoying the beautiful woodwork is one of the best parts of driving a classic...
06-13-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,351
Posted By Yellow series3

Here is a link to the springs at Grainger -> Link...

Here is a link to the springs at Grainger -> Link to the springs (https://www.grainger.com/product/SPEC-Compression-Spring-41MK93)

Jeff
P.S. Sanchez, please check the PM I sent you
06-13-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,351
Posted By Yellow series3

I removed the latch pins altogether, got the hood...

I removed the latch pins altogether, got the hood aligned and tightened and then worked on getting the hood latches to work properly. I filed the holes in the latch mounting brackets (sheet metal)...
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06-02-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,505
Posted By Yellow series3

This thread is 5 years old but I just replaced my...

This thread is 5 years old but I just replaced my cruise control bellows and wanted to add my observations. My cruise control worked but the car would speed up and then slow down repeatedly. The...
05-26-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,090
Posted By Yellow series3

Yes, Gary is very knowledgeable and is the owner...

Yes, Gary is very knowledgeable and is the owner of Jag-aire (http://Www.jag-aire.com)
05-25-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,225
Posted By Yellow series3

I know what you mean. After a certain number of...

I know what you mean. After a certain number of birthdays I remember that I have fixed something but can't remember how.
05-24-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,410
Posted By Yellow series3

Carl is right, you can do it by hand if you are...

Carl is right, you can do it by hand if you are patient.

Here is the video showing it in action. Staring yours truly.

Jeff
YouTube video of new hood stay
05-23-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,410
Posted By Yellow series3

Here is the printable pdf file.

Here is the printable pdf file.
05-23-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,410
Posted By Yellow series3

New and improved bonnet stay

Last fall we were talking about a bonnet support or stay system that would hold the hood open at a wider angle. After a lot of hours and prototypes to get the geometry just right I have a new design...
05-22-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,744
Posted By Yellow series3

Yes, the one you labeled #1.

Yes, the one you labeled #1.
05-21-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By Yellow series3

I couldn't agree more. If there is a connector...

I couldn't agree more. If there is a connector that has never been serviced I'll guarantee it has corrosion. And that corrosion keeps getting worse until the electrical device quits working...
05-15-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,900
Posted By Yellow series3

Today I finally got around to rebuilding my...

Today I finally got around to rebuilding my ignition switch and wanted to pass along a couple tips I learned.


The little set screw that holds the switch in the lock part is easily visable when...
05-14-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 866
Posted By Yellow series3

I agree with Elinor, add a discrete on/off switch...

I agree with Elinor, add a discrete on/off switch to break the wire that goes to the compressor. Then on those nice drives in the evening you can switch it off. I also added a switch that forces...
05-14-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By Yellow series3

Ok, the a/c vent in the dash. You can push the...

Ok, the a/c vent in the dash. You can push the flap in with your fingers or turn on the engine and set the a/c at maximum cool and the vent should open. I would guess you should be able to then...
05-06-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By Yellow series3

Hmmm. The British use feet and inches like the...

Hmmm. The British use feet and inches like the US. I take the old ones to Lowe's and find replacements often in stainless. I have heard there are some metrics sprinkled throughout but I haven't...
05-02-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 927
Posted By Yellow series3

The fuel changeover valves fail mechanically but...

The fuel changeover valves fail mechanically but they also fail electrically. I found a fantastic write-up (check out the author of the article).

Fuel Tank Switchover Checklist, Series III XJ6...
05-01-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By Yellow series3

Your ground wire from the battery to the engine...

Your ground wire from the battery to the engine is a great idea. There is supposed to be a grounding strap to the engine under the car. Maybe it is redundant but you are now 100% positive that the...
05-01-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 927
Posted By Yellow series3

Danny, I think Carl is right. It has to be in...

Danny, I think Carl is right. It has to be in the line from the tank to the switchover valve or the valve itself is not opening all the way. I would blow out that line and bench test the valve. ...
04-29-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By Yellow series3

Great post. I am always nervous to drop off my...

Great post. I am always nervous to drop off my car where they have kids working that just do what they are told to do. No thinking and no finesse. The most caring person to ever work on my cars is...
04-28-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By Yellow series3

Very cool. I remember when 8-track came out. It...

Very cool. I remember when 8-track came out. It was "What, I can listen to music that is not on the radio?" Now my phone has my top 1500 rock and roll favorites. I use the cord type cassette...
04-27-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By Yellow series3

Sparkly Jaguar. Great to put a face with the...

Sparkly Jaguar. Great to put a face with the name!
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