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Old 11th June 2021, 13:04   #13691
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Well done for getting the sensor out in one piece! That is a rare occurrence.
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Old 11th June 2021, 13:56   #13692
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Well done for getting the sensor out in one piece! That is a rare occurrence.
Absolutely! I couldn't believe it when I saw movement! I've been eating lots of jam lately! Plus Gas is wonderful!
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Old 11th June 2021, 15:39   #13693
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Pics of original lead and "rubbed" part!








Not bad for 22 years old!
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Old 11th June 2021, 21:06   #13694
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Since the mot is due on the 2.5 KV6 soon, I decided to adjust the handbrake. Took me about half an hour to complete with the car supported up in the air. I always do it with both wheels off the floor when adjusting . It’s the only way to get both sides properly adjusted.
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Old 11th June 2021, 21:15   #13695
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Took her to MGR John for several Project Drive retrofits and a couple of odds and ends, also a chat re the isolated gearbox issue of a few days ago.

The gearbox is as smooth as ever, but if the fault pops up again after a longish run John will have it back for a full investigation.

The pick of the Project Drive retrofits was the fitting of a real wood dash. Compared with the plastic version, its stunning and in another world, unmarked and sporting a lovely deep gloss.

Also done were the rear head restraints with piping, which were off the same car that donated a front wing last year, wiring of the illuminated sun visors, leather gear knob and drivers side front grab handle,

Other non Project Drive items supplied included a battery box cover, bonnet insulation liner, 4 roof trim grommets as well as a PAS fluid top up.

So hopefully that's it for the time being. Barring the unexpected, her next date with John will be in early November for an oil service and MOT.

I'll post a couple of pics of the retrofits tomorrow.
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Old 11th June 2021, 22:05   #13696
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A little more on the Dorchester today, replaced four door finishers, swapped the scuttle panel for a better one and threw in a pollen filter while the scuttle was off.
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Yesterday, Oxford to The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre then across to Belper. Today to The Great British Car Journey then Cromford and back home.

Some great places to visit.
Almost 400 miles at 33 mpg :¬) The old girl just loves motorways
Glad I wasn't northbound on the M40 - grim.

Finally, saw more Ferraris (2) than 75 Mk1s on the road. Saw one Mk2 near Sleaford in probably 7 hours of motoring. There was another in the museum.
We are definitely getting rarer.
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Old 12th June 2021, 09:26   #13698
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Yesterday, Oxford to The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre then across to Belper. Today to The Great British Car Journey then Cromford and back home.

Some great places to visit.
Almost 400 miles at 33 mpg :¬) The old girl just loves motorways
Glad I wasn't northbound on the M40 - grim.

Finally, saw more Ferraris (2) than 75 Mk1s on the road. Saw one Mk2 near Sleaford in probably 7 hours of motoring. There was another in the museum.
We are definitely getting rarer.
I see more ZTs and 75s when out and about locally or NOT on Motorways or major roads. Most motorway cars now are much younger than our cars.

I did the first long run recently best part of 400 miles round trip oop norf and back. My 1.8T ZT-T with the MG6 engine averaged mid-30s mpg which I was happy with not driven for economy. Overall including shorter trips since I've been using it more it is averaging 28 mpg which is also what is displayed on the IPK Screen... MPG calculated using brim-to-brim tank fills checks.

There was a time when seeing a Ferrari when out and about was a rare event. Less rare to see them when out and about now.
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Fitted the Black Oak dash set I bought in place of the technical grey. I do need to dremel out the blank switch piece to suit my 4 button needs so it’s still silver for now.

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Old 12th June 2021, 15:27   #13700
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Default New gearbox mount

In my ongoing attempts to cure mysterious vibration I decided to change out the front gearbox mount. Probably was doing something wrong because the mount bolts wouldn't come out without undoing the gearbox bracket and then I couldn't move the gearbox bracket back far enough as it fouled on the starter motor (2.5 V6). Then the bolt that goes through the middle of the mount fouled on the airbox mount and I couldn't pull it clear.
Anyway, after disassembling half the engine bay I managed to sort it but what a painful job...
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