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    TR5 1968
    Mercedes 350SL 1972
    Jaguar XF Sportbrake
    Jaguar XK8 2005

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  1. I had a similar issue on my 5. The slotted aluminium pad actually fell out and I heard it pass under the car and saw it bouncing in the road in my rear view mirror! This happened around 4 months ago, so I cannot remember exactly, but I know I replaced the rubber pad too and it was not a hard job.
  2. Hi Steve I was having failures of the ball on the links on my TR5 so got a set of upgrades from CDD. They were fitted over a year ago and both sides are still OK. Others will no doubt have views soon. Mike
  3. Thanks Folks Having looked at everything, I think I will get a professional to do the job. A shame, as I would enjoy having a go, but it could easily turn into a costly mistake, if I screwed it up. I am already resigned to a pretty big labour bill. Thank goodness the parts will be negligible. Thanks again for such helpful replies Mike
  4. Thanks Hamish. Just about to go out for a breakfast blast in the TR5 (chilly, but dry here in Bedfordshire), so will view everything this afternoon. Suspect I will get a professional to do the work if it’s a box out job. Really useful reply thanks. Mike
  5. Hi Roger. I think I have a similar leak where the O/D joined the G/box. I do quite a bit of mechanical stuff on my car, but have always stopped short of anything needing engine or gearbox parts removal. How easy was the seal replacement job? How long did it take and can you give me any pointers to do the job? I do have a 1m lift, so it’s not a job I would tackle on axle stands. Thanks in advance. Mike
  6. Well guys, you certainly gave me lots of places to look, but Stuart got it in one. The front offside mounting on the wheel arch was where the part came from. The rest of the body mountings were tight, so there was not much movement for the gap it left, but I suspect it would be different when moving. I have now replaced it with rubber washers both side of the shim and all seems well. Thanks again for the guidance. Mike
  7. Thanks Stuart. I now know where to look. Mike
  8. I was out for a drive in my TR5 this morning and after turning a corner I heard a tinkling sound underneath me and saw a washer/shim like item bouncing down the road behind me. Can anyone give me any clue what or where it might have come from. I didn’t notice any change in driving afterwards and when I picked it up it was quite hot. Pound coin to give perspective of size. Thanks Mike
  9. Was the car a “Hole in one” prize???
  10. Having driven my TR5 with a misbehaving overdrive for a year (worked occasionally and 20% of the time at best), I can say get an overdrive. It will make your enjoyment of driving the car so much more rewarding. Hope you enjoy your new toy. Mike
  11. All outlets have similar prices. At best you could save a tenner by shopping around. I replaced mine a year ago and the darn thing has a tendency to jam. It seems the dual cable is the reason for the price, but Roger recommends using your old one to make up yourself from cables purchased from a bike shop. Most people just fit a single cable from the MU and kick in a bit of throttle to get it started. Mike
  12. Brilliant, many thanks Richard Mike
  13. Does anyone know where I can get some of the brackets in the photo attached? Thanks Mike
  14. Hi Adrian. Unless Wayne can help, I think you have to up load in chronological order. I took on this role for Lea Valley Group (take a look at our gallery) and quickly found out things needed careful planning. Once you get everything on there, the adding of new pictures as you get them, becomes easy. I also quickly found out there was a file size restriction (Wayne can increase this for you, if it is still there after the recent website updates). Don’t manage the pictures down in size too much, or the viewing becomes poor. I found it was trial and error, but I seem to have the knack now.
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