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by Mark Gordon
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Adapatations to run on unleaded.
Replies: 9
Views: 244
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Re: Adapatations to run on unleaded.

You're right, Malcolm. All E Types run just fine on unleaded. The only problem with modern fuels that some have experienced is due to EtOH in some of the blends: water vapor absorption leading to tank rusting and eating away at rubber components in the fuel lines. I've been running E10 (10% ethanol)...
by Mark Gordon
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Wire Wheels Interchange
Replies: 7
Views: 441
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Re: Wire Wheels Interchange

I know that you're adamant about using tubed tires with tubes for wire wheels, Dougal, but I've had Dayton wireless wheels, tubeless tires and no tubes on my E for 3-4 years and I've never had any more leaking problems with them than I do with my modern cars, i.e., no leaks. I've driven the car aggr...
by Mark Gordon
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member from Ontario Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 303
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Re: New Member from Ontario Canada

Hi, Mike and again, welcome to the forum of loonies! I took a look at some of your photos other than the E type and it made me nostalgic for Ontario, specifically, northern Ontario. Wonderful country with gorgeous lakes and fantastic fishing. I can't think of a better final day than to take my E Typ...
by Mark Gordon
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type reaction plate
Replies: 59
Views: 2099
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Re: E type reaction plate

Pat, this is an excellent opportunity to settle the issue. Please take photos and document the process and then report back so that we can see how it's done.
by Mark Gordon
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: References to production chnages made to early 1961 cars
Replies: 3
Views: 171
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Re: References to production chnages made to early 1961 cars

Appendix Five in Philip Porters book Jaguar E-Type The definitive history lists what I believe is the information you are seeking.
by Mark Gordon
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cylinder head removal
Replies: 17
Views: 477
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Re: Cylinder head removal

+1 on removing the bonnet. I can remove it by myself in about 15 minutes. Once it's off, the improved access will make it SO much easier to do the headwork that the time will probably be recouped, plus you don't run the risk of damaging the inside of the bonnet.
by Mark Gordon
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Wire Wheels Interchange
Replies: 7
Views: 441
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Re: Wire Wheels Interchange

" I have seen too many failed tubeless wire wheels to be able to recommend them. and there is no benefit to them." Other than, at least here in the States, finding a shop that still knows how to properly installed a tubed tire and if you get a tread puncture on a tubeless tire, any shop can fix it g...
by Mark Gordon
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: We're OK
Replies: 7
Views: 292
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Re: We're OK

Glad you're untouched, Moe. It's sure been a rough time the past few days. I wish that west of the Mississippi could get some of the rain we've had on the east coast. As of 11 pm yesterday, DC has had 56.43" of precip; normal to date is 34.51" with annual ave. being about 37. We could let you have a...
by Mark Gordon
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car
Replies: 24
Views: 693
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Re: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car

I agree with the above opinions that at $90,000 US, that car is WAY overpriced. Personally, I wouldn't even bother dickering with him about a lower price. If the seller claims that that car is rust-free, that's an out-and-out lie. If you see that much surface rust, you can be sure that plenty more l...
by Mark Gordon
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car
Replies: 24
Views: 693
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Re: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car

Others on the forum with far more expertise than I will probably chime in, but my observations are as follows: 1. Obviously a rough car, probably a Hagerty condition 3. It needs considerable restoration but you at least have something to work with. 2. Body is questionable. It appears that bondo has ...
by Mark Gordon
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car
Replies: 24
Views: 693
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Re: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car

For comparison, take a look at Trev's '67 coupe in the Wanted/For Sale section of this forum. When making such a purchase, you can't have too much information.
by Mark Gordon
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car
Replies: 24
Views: 693
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Re: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car

Welcome to the forum, Tony. I have a '67 OTS and I think that it's the ultimate E Type. I will admit, though, that if you ask the owner of any other model or year and you'll get the same response. Bottom line, they're all wonderful cars and a blast to own, drive and show. From the time that I saw my...
by Mark Gordon
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pictures of your stolen E-type for a news story in Classic Cars magazine
Replies: 5
Views: 533
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Re: Pictures of your stolen E-type for a news story in Classic Cars magazine

I'm so thankful that I can't be of assistance. Not that I don't have plenty of good photos of my E, mind you.
by Mark Gordon
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Boot release will not open?
Replies: 24
Views: 927
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Re: Boot release will not open?

As a post script to my earlier post, I made this thingy to help keep items in the boot away from the catch. Obviously, one should be careful before closing the lid to make sure that nothing is near the catch, but this device adds another layer of protection and doesn't interfere with the closing of ...
by Mark Gordon
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 254
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Re: New member

How does one eat an elephant? Answer: One bite at a time. I'm not sure how one goes about eating three elephants. :wink: You're a brave man. Good luck on your projects and please keep us updated on your progress. And a most hearty "Welcome to the forum."
by Mark Gordon
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dynamator by Stealth
Replies: 4
Views: 282
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Re: Dynamator by Stealth

Another option (I understand that it's available in UK) is the Delco 10S. I installed one about a year or so ago. Cheap ($49), one wire, internally regulated. Plus, it's stocked in all FLAPS in the US and maybe worldwide. Amazon carries them for about $61.
by Mark Gordon
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Boot release will not open?
Replies: 24
Views: 927
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Re: Boot release will not open?

While the forum was down, I attended a car show which was held about 125 miles from home. Upon arrival, I opened the boot and retrieved my detailing materials and went about removing the road dirt that had accumulated on the trip to the show. The morning was starting to warm up by then so I removed ...
by Mark Gordon
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 51
Views: 1325
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Re: Forum Downtime

I know that this took a lot of work and probably an overdosing of antacid medications, but your efforts are MUCH appreciated, David. I've really missed my daily dose of the forum. :bouncyyellow: :salute:
by Mark Gordon
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Starter motors and stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 233
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Re: Starter motors and stuff

Good info, Julian. Your experience mirrors mine with what I am assuming is my original, untouched Lucas starter. A few years ago I was having some reluctance from the starter to spin the engine. I cleaned the contacts and installed an extra ground cable to the engine. Bingo! I understand that the ge...
by Mark Gordon
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Series 1 cam cover nearside
Replies: 31
Views: 1428
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Re: Series 1 cam cover nearside

Just another thought to add to the confusion. When referring to the cam covers or most anything else that is bilateral on the XK engine, the terms "intake" and "exhaust" are often used. Regardless as to whether the car is RHD or LHD, the intake and exhaust sides of the engine are the same.