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by Zelandeth
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 537
Views: 62957

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

The XJ-S is a 50/50 blend of aerospace levels of over-engineering and Tom & Jerry jury rigged nonsense. If they had just used an off the shelf expansion bottle with a properly integrated overflow that was actually watertight I wouldn't have a hole in my sill to fix. Instead no, they used one with a ...
by Zelandeth
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 537
Views: 62957

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

The bottle was left soaking overnight before getting thrown in the dishwasher on an intensive wash this morning. Hasn't cleaned up badly actually given there was about an inch of solid mud in the bottom of it originally. https://i.ibb.co/Fmq5C8n/IMG-20200327-175106.jpg Looks perfectly serviceable to...
by Zelandeth
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 537
Views: 62957

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Decided to take advantage of the sunshine this afternoon to try to get something done without me having to leave my property. Garage clear out is now on hold as we obviously can't get any rubbish cleared out to the tip. Today's target was the thoroughly blocked "atmospheric coolant catch tank" - ser...
by Zelandeth
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 537
Views: 62957

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Not really been much going on the last few days. Finally did get the opportunity to give the Jag a wash to get rid of most of the caked on salt and grime. https://i.ibb.co/yhrd7Xg/IMG-20200321-172956.jpg Still doesn't scrub up bad. Really do need to attack the wheels with some solvent cleaner to try...
by Zelandeth
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 537
Views: 62957

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Headroom sadly is pretty minimal on account of the garage door framework taking up a huge chunk of space.

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A roller door would save a bunch of room but hard to justify it when there's absolutely nothing wrong with the existing setup.
by Zelandeth
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 537
Views: 62957

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

I wanted to confirm the garage dimensions so I could start planning out how much shelving I can fit in there. However I didn't want to go out in the rain for a fifth time to measure it. So I dug out the floor plan saved from the original property listing when we were looking at buying this place. ht...
by Zelandeth
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 537
Views: 62957

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Yesterday evening I finally made a start on something that I've been meaning to do literally for months - trying to get the garage tidied into a vaguely user-friendly state. Lately getting into the garage to access the chest freezer at the back has required me to physically climb over the nearside r...
by Zelandeth
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 537
Views: 62957

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Pretty sure we've got a developing issue with either the alternator or the regulator on the Jag. While the light goes out as normal when the engine starts, it doesn't seem to properly start charging until the engine is brought up to around 3000rpm and held there for a couple of seconds. Then the sys...
by Zelandeth
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 537
Views: 62957

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Not content with averaging 13MPG the Jag apparently decided this morning that merely using its fuel wasn't bankrupting me quick enough! https://i.ibb.co/NTsLYLL/IMG-20200311-124001.jpg Yep...it was caught dribbling fuel all over the floor. I had fuelled up in the last hour, our drive slopes slightly...
by Zelandeth
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 537
Views: 62957

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

There has been one area that the van has struggled a bit ever since I got it: Audio. Having upgraded the drivers in the cab they were just about passable - though the dash cutouts only allow for 10cm drivers so there's only so much that we can do there. In the back though we had bigger problems with...