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PostPosted: July 25, 2018, 3:49 pm 
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Location: That point where the humidity and the temperature combine forces to destroy all that is good
Specifically, the Series 1-3 cars. It's a convoluted amalgamation of rubber-bonded isolators in a stout square steel frame, eventually held in place by two large bolts. The centre of this experiment is a coil spring trapped between a triangular bottom bar and a single large bolt into the tailpiece. This coil spring is held in a washer and a cup and allows the transmission to move vertically, while the rubber bonded isolators allow slight movement side-to-side. This, of course, is when the pieces are all intact, no rubber has perished, and the planets are in perfect alignment.... So, never. After examining this contraption thoroughly over the past few weeks, it finally occurred to me that, if I added tabs to each side of the large, heavy, square channel, I could insert some hard rubber bushes there and finally bolt this into place. It never occurred to me, however, that the coil spring was so light in compression that it offers nearly NO resistance to vertical movement.... ah, Jaguar. Pace, Space, and Grace, indeed.

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The upside to all this over-engineered ephemera is that it left me with a handful of odds and ends for doing related and completely UN-related jobs. There are pieces of all kinds of cars incorporated into Patrick or the machinery I've built for working on him.

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