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Given it's been sat for a while, my first port of call on the Maserati for the poor running would be checking the dashpot oil in the carbs - assuming I'm remembering correctly that it's running twin SUs...if not ignore me!

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3 hours ago, Six-cylinder said:

Today was supposed to be a regular workday 9-5, but I wanted to move some cars around and had to do that during normal working hours.

First car to start was 230TE just to move it out of the way.

Next was the E320 Coupe to storage partly as transport to get there and partly to ease the drive congestion. 

The 2CV was prebooked for MOT so after a jump start I drove it home and snapped a photo with my Ami. Then forward to my favourite garage who are dealing with the MOT, service and air filter we blew up.

For my return they had my MOTed, serviced and tyre replaced M3 ready for me. One the way back I had it cleaned. and while in was being done I popped into the garage in Winslow who had agreed to arrange another MOT and they asked me what I was bringing. I declined to answer! 

I manged to find a sports ground car park to take some fresh pictures of the M3 ready to advertise it more widely.

I then put the M3 back in storage to keep it clean and because I needed to get there for my next move.

Next was another jump start and a lumpy idle, this time the BiTurbo 425 I have been itching to drive again. It ran like a pig and I think the brakes were also dragging, but we made it. Even with it in front of the garage I was asked what is it?

For my next movement the MG Metro was ready so I got to drive it home with its new MG decals. I have kept it out for the weekend so it will visit the FoD and may do the high speed fish and chip run Saturday night.

I never did get to start work today, cars are much more fun!

 

 

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Sounds like you're retired!

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39 minutes ago, Zelandeth said:

Given it's been sat for a while, my first port of call on the Maserati for the poor running would be checking the dashpot oil in the carbs - assuming I'm remembering correctly that it's running twin SUs...if not ignore me!

once warm

italian tune up down the bypass obvs

 

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59 minutes ago, catsinthewelder said:

How many laps will Dez need to do on the Jinling towing the little roller to get if flat?

Alternatively if you can find a source of dark matter locally, you can fill the little roller with that and get it up to 20 tonnes easily.

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15 hours ago, wuvvum said:

Alternatively if you can find a source of dark matter locally, you can fill the little roller with that and get it up to 20 tonnes easily.

Could cut the ends off and fill the cylinder with railway sleepers? 🤔

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I have been asked if I could display my Jaguar E Type in Thornborough Village for the Platinum Jubilee celebration 3rd June.

This morning Talbot had a few minutes while Mrs6C prepared the barn ready for slating.

It gave Talbot and I the opportunity to take a look at my E Type, which was buried at the back of storage so lots of  moving cars. The E-Type has been spiting back though the rear carburettors. Turns out to have two reversed plug leads at the distributor cap. Then Talbot took it for a test drive.

That was when it all went wrong, thinking it was going very well he took a wrong turning. While tracing has steps back the E-Type cut out not to run again. I went out to rescue him in his Mercedes estate (I was driving the Ami). A check of the fuel system revealed nothing so we moved to the ignition and found the coil was dead. As it was parked on a quiet but 60mph lane we elected to tow it back to storage with the Merc.

I have found a new coil, but we did not have time to fit it yet to prove our diagnosis. 

 

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59 minutes ago, Six-cylinder said:

I have been asked if I could display my Jaguar E Type in Thornborough Village for the Platinum Jubilee celebration 3rd June.

This morning Talbot had a few minutes while Mrs6C prepared the barn ready for slating.

It gave Talbot and I the opportunity to take a look at my E Type, which was buried at the back of storage so lots of  moving cars. The E-Type has been spiting back though the rear carburettors. Turns out to have two reversed plug leads at the distributor cap. Then Talbot took it for a test drive.

That was when it all went wrong, thinking it was going very well he took a wrong turning. While tracing has steps back the E-Type cut out not to run again. I went out to rescue him in his Mercedes estate (I was driving the Ami). A check of the fuel system revealed nothing so we moved to the ignition and found the coil was dead. As it was parked on a quiet but 60mph lane we elected to tow it back to storage with the Merc.

I have found a new coil, but we did not have time to fit it yet to prove our diagnosis. 

 

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What is it with you and ignition systems this last month or so?

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17 minutes ago, Zelandeth said:

What is it with you and ignition systems this last month or so?

Your not fixing them fast enough whilst also creating a full compatible parts list whilst correcting decades old parts databases at the same time. 

I hope your making him a nice spreadsheet of all the parts his cars require as you go? 🤣

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5 hours ago, chaseracer said:

That's at least the second @Six-cylinder Jaaaaaaaag that @Talbot's killed!

Only temporarily though, cos he's a bit of an XK-whisperer... 😎

Have you seen the businesscard of @Talbot?

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@Six-cylinder any downed bridges locally?

https://youtu.be/vYaOo23q5Cc

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being a fool I got press ganged into this weekend's village Drama Group production;  will keep my fingers crossed for my availability for the next FoD - the camper is now MoT'd which is a good start

Best wishes to all, not at all envious

 

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