My sides are still hurting from the backpack references. I’m heading out at
lunch to Walmart to get some. If I find any, I’ll report back. My Yugo
backpack from Nordstrom is starting to show it’s age.
I thought the Jaguar Collection meant putting a Jaguar Logo on a five dollar pen
and selling it for $50? (Wow, I’ve gotta have one!) How about that burlwood
cellphone they keep advertising? (Two please.) Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for
everyday items stamped with a leaping cat and marked up to ridiculous/overpriced
What’s black and brown and looks good on a lawyer?
A doberman pinscher.
XK150 Question #1:
I have a clicking, rubbing sound when I start out from a stop in first gear. It
doesn’t occur when I rev the engine at all. I sounds like a wire dragging on
the ground. When I get up to 15 mph or so it disappears. The gearbox seems to
be okay. I don’t have any problems shifting and no noises seem to be coming
from there. I’ve climbed under the car once and didn’t see anything. I’m
borrowing some ramps this weekend to really take a good look. Any suggestions?
Where should I concentrate my search?
XK150 Question #2:
Saturday ,while driving around with no particular place to go, I noticed the
ignition light had come on and my ammeter was discharging. I made a beeline
towards home but after twenty minutes or so the ignition light went out and the
ammeter was pegged on the charge side. I checked the belt and it appeared to be
the right tension. The car has charged normally since then. I’m paranoid that
I’m about to be stranded. I’ve never had any problems with my charging/starting
system to date. I’m running two 6 volt batteries and I’m still positive ground.
Is this a sign that my generator needs to be rebuilt/replaced? Should I do it
as a way to start eliminating culprits? Are there kits that I can do myself or
is this something best left to experts? Is there something else that I should
Thanks, Listers for all of your help!
1961 XK150 DHC
(My whitewalls can’t cause electrical problems, can they?)
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