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    Chesham, Bucks, UK
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    TR5, Hurricane Lightweight, Hurricane 1300, Jag XKR X100

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  1. I don't believe the shims are fitted to equalise pads or anything of that nature. I have only come across them fitted where the caliper body itself is grazing the disc and the shim just centralises the caliper. Whether this is due to poor tolerance in the caliper, mounting bracket, disc or bearing I know not. Jerry
  2. Would seem to point to something not right with the new pump, but can't think what - not much to them really. Have you still got the old one to put back on?
  3. So what was it doing before the water pump change, and why did it need a water pump ? Jerry
  4. Sounds about right but it's long time since I did one. Don't fit the bottom stop until last as you'll need to drop the glass as far as possible to fit the weatherstrips. Jerry
  5. Have you tried one? As Cameron says, many of us find them too thin to be comfortable and can be slippery (= dangerous). Don't want to put you off, but you need to know. Jerry
  6. Harry, I have some 1 x 5/8 which could be filed down. I thought they were the wing fixing ones. Jerry
  7. Just to give an opposing view, I'm not sure that you can pull the inner entirely from the outer to properly clean and lubricate due to the end fittings - or am I mistaken? When I replaced mine with new, I found the operation of the handbrake much improved. Jerry
  8. Not sure about roof mastic - try this one https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Windscreen-Sealer-Window-Sealant-Black-310ml-car-van/371592868637?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 Jerry
  9. 195 will fit but is probably less than desirable on a 5.5 rim. The 195/65 is a good match for rolling radius to keep speedo and gear accuracy and are also cheap because they are used on a lot of moderns. I like this size with Toyo's but I run on 6 inch rims. There will be someone along in a minute to recommend the original size (165 / 80 I think). Probably depends on your wallet and expected use. With wires you need to be aware which tyres are compatible with tubes (assuming you are not running tubeless wires). Jerry
  10. Well done all, now it's working as intended it makes more sense. Jerry
  11. I'm sure I have seen an instruction somewhere that with the window fully wound up the drivers (RHD) handle should be fitted at about 10 or 11 o'clock - this keeps it away from the drivers knee. But Tim's probably right. Jerry
  12. Was it working before? It could be that the inner has moved. Push the inner cable in a bit further. I presume you only jacked up one rear wheel and not both. Some gearbox covers have an access panel over the speedo drive. It's a lumpy sticky out bit on the right side towards the rear of the tunnel. Otherwise the tunnel has to come out. Search for 'speedo angle drive' as that may be a suspect. Jerry
  13. No way can you retain points along with Luminition optical switch and chopper. No physical room. Jerry
  14. Bad luck and hope you both make a good recovery. What exactly were you trying to do as I'm struggling to see how you managed that, and I would like to avoid making the same mistake. As Derek, said, puts one's own issues in perspective as like him I have had to cancel my own holiday with not much chance of the insurance kicking in as the Foreign Office still maintains it's safe to travel even though the receiving country (NZ) effectively bars entry by requiring 14 days self isolation. Jerry
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