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Old 04-02-2015, 05:29 PM
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In the last few days.

On my XK8:-
1) Stopped 2 leeks in hydraulic roof system with a replacement latch ram and some hose O rings on left roof ram.
2) New front shocks, upper wishbone poly bushes, lower wishbone front metalastic bush and rear A frame poly bushes.
3) Repaired plastic fittings on drivers door panel to stop rattle.
4) Cleaned out throttle body, breathers and intake.

On wifes MGZS180.
1) Front liners off to find and fix water ingress through the seams then I can refit the previously soaked carpets.( needs all the interior out - again)

Still to do this holiday. If the parts arrive:-
1) furniture clinic kit to repair a tier in MG seat leather and to repair cracks in xk8 drivers seat.
2) Engine steady bush on the MG.
3) XK8 throttle body to cure infrequent rough running and lack of throttle response.
4) Revsam and whitexkr mods to raise and lower rear quarterlights with the roof down. (Cables from boot/trunk) to centre console are already in.
5) Replace cracked drivers wing mirror on MG.

Oh and a 4 wheel alignment on the XK8.

Then a drink before using the new golf club!
 

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Old 04-02-2015, 05:41 PM
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After stuffing the Jag back in the garage today, I pulled my 59 BelAir into the shop and spent the PM exchanging the straight shaft shift linkage for a nice chrome curved Hurst. fits me better and looks way cool as well….. IMHO

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Old 04-04-2015, 07:03 AM
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New Conventrys installed and touching the ground
 
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:05 AM
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Now comes the hard part.....cleaning up the shop.
 
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Old 04-04-2015, 10:24 AM
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Looks great Hare! something different without being so over the top.
BTW: My shop looks like yours right AFTER I clean it.

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Old 04-04-2015, 12:07 PM
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Just taken Thunderbird1 out of hibernation today and taxed for the next 6 months.
Fitted the rear spoiler and gave him a wash and polish.
Sadley there was a bit of cover rash on the roof and bonnet from the winds, even under cover in the barn, it came out with some good polish.
Very surprised he started up first turn of the key, was well pleased.
Hoping for some good dry sunny weather so we can take to the road this weekend,
 
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Hare - the Whitley's look awesome - can't wait for mine to arrive! Raining today so not much getting done on the cat
 
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Fitted new bushes to my rear shocks and started to reassemble the rear suspension.
I'll be glad when she's off the axle stands and back on her wheels!
 
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Washed and detailed my XK8 for no reason since the pollen covered it within an hour. ARGH!!!
 
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Checked all control wiring to my transmission from the transmission control module (TCM) and reinstalled the TCM after it was rebuilt. Tested all grounds from the battery to all points in the engine, TCM & ECM compartments looking for what caused the TCM failure.
 
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Gus,

Just curious, what were your symptoms of TCM problems or a link to the thread discussion.
 
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Finally got the rear seat and side cards out of the Bertone. I always wondered exactly what was leather in this interior and what was not. The answer is that it is all leather, the seat backs, the door panels, everything I have removed so far. The headliner is not calf skin as the rest . . . it is pigskin.

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It was dark and I didn't want to get chilly in this Northern Utah (Best Snow on Earth) winter, it went from 69f all the way down to 47 last night! Anyway, evidently the same spot had been repaired before I bought the car so it didn't quite turn out as good as it could have, but still not TOO bad. Repairing the hole was $95 and there were two long cracks that needed repair, and the guy also sprayed and polished the whole seat for an additional $20. So, $115 plus tax and guaranteed for three years.
NICE repair! Reasonable too!
 

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Old 04-04-2015, 09:41 PM
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Going to try a third time to get my drooping passenger side low beam to come up to proper angle.

Got it about halfway from "seriously useless" to "meh", but the adjustment was getting tight: it's made of nylon and the last thing I want to do is strip it.

It seems like it will bottom out in a few more turns.
 
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"Raining today so not much getting done on the cat "


Snowing here...will gladly trade you
 
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Tom I had a P1747 & P1643. All wiring, grounds and pressure regulators meet the approved limits. No I did not start a thread.

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Just curious, what were your symptoms of TCM problems or a link to the thread discussion.
 
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Just did the secondary tensioners on my 98 XJR, along with new spark plugs while I was there. The car has 85k and the tensioners (plastic first gen) honestly were in perfect condition, while my 2000 XKR in 2011 when I changed the tensioners at 68k miles were on deaths door with cracks and stuff. Weird. Glad I did it though, I feel safer driving it and hammering it.
 
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Popped in my Bday present (4-3)
 
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Talk about going to the edge.
 
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Looks great
 

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