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by Mark Gordon
Thu May 28, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wow that's expensive
Replies: 25
Views: 740
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Re: Wow that's expensive

Isn’t amalgam what fillings are made out of?! Maybe that’s why it sits so low! I bought a 1:1 911 for £2k less only 11 yrs ago so would struggle with that! Yup! Dental amalgam is an alloy of silver, tin and other trace elements such as copper and zinc, delivered to the dentist in powder or pellet f...
by Mark Gordon
Fri May 15, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 1967 E Type Open Headlight
Replies: 3
Views: 331
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Re: 1967 E Type Open Headlight

My car, 1E14988 built early March '67, came with open headlights. My PO installed a covered headlight kit. If yours did, indeed, come with open headlights, and I suspect that it did since it is only 22 cars ahead of mine, it would be one of the so-called Series 1.25 E's.
by Mark Gordon
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stirling Moss racing moments
Replies: 0
Views: 334
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Stirling Moss racing moments

I came across this on Youtube. Enjoy!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml-qnLj2mmA
by Mark Gordon
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Driving our classic cars at the moment ?
Replies: 20
Views: 981
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Re: Driving our classic cars at the moment ?

Currently 49 F., not a cloud in the sky here at 9:30. I'm a periodontist and by Virginia governor's order we are restricted to seeing emergency patients only. I have one patient today scheduled in two hours and am seriously considering driving the E with the hood down. Reading this thread is firming...
by Mark Gordon
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Back up and Running !
Replies: 14
Views: 816
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Re: Back up and Running !

Amen to that! I was going into withdrawal.
by Mark Gordon
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 42
Views: 2082
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Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

"No driving sadly so I will have to wait the outcome of a decent test drive" I'm inferring from this post and others on the forum that you Brits have been restricted from driving during the pandemic? I don't understand the rationale for such a restriction as long as you either drive solo or only wit...
by Mark Gordon
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: KBO
Replies: 8
Views: 691
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Re: KBO

Again showing my ignorance, but what is "KBO"?
by Mark Gordon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bonnet catch
Replies: 20
Views: 1464
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Re: Bonnet catch

Maybe these photos help. The catch does not have any shims and its front edge extends 3" forward from the bulkhead. https://i.postimg.cc/7Ywqp2nW/IMG-0423.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/c4hdZLD4/IMG-0424.jpg In its relaxed position, the catch on the bonnet just touches the front edge of the one on the bul...
by Mark Gordon
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New E-Type book (cont'd)
Replies: 17
Views: 2250
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Re: New E-Type book (cont'd)

Sounds good to me, Pete. I hope it has some nuggets that I haven't already sponged from you for free. :fingerscrossed:
by Mark Gordon
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 6315
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Re: series 3 vs Series 1

Perhaps we could all agree that it's difficult to get into any E Type because of the insane purchase prices? :lol:
by Mark Gordon
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 6315
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Re: series 3 vs Series 1

This has been an interesting thread of opinions and it seems to me that those opinions are similar to political opinions in that some facts and factoids are used to arrive at one's final analysis. When the Series 2's were introduced, I felt strongly that the looks of the car had been downgraded and ...
by Mark Gordon
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 6315
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Re: series 3 vs Series 1

There should be no surprise at the relative difficulty in ingress/egress in a SWB E Type. After all, they were designed to fit Norman Dewis, RIP. :wow:
by Mark Gordon
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Talking about temptations
Replies: 13
Views: 3664
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Re: Talking about temptations

I can't say that I've been a fan of most of the Ferrari stylings, but this one looks awesome! Maybe I like it because it reminds me of an E FHC?
by Mark Gordon
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Huge engine oil consumption
Replies: 37
Views: 14131
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Re: Huge engine oil consumption

Hmmm, if you’re a spirited driver snd usually shift around 4500 it may not work, but you’ve given it your best shot. Bruce Harless, a 3.8 owner and personal friend on Jag-lovers, had his engine rebuilt by a pro but got bad advice on break-in. He did abiut the same miles and was losing oil heavily. ...
by Mark Gordon
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gear box oil
Replies: 21
Views: 3758
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Re: Gear box oil

No leaks with MT90 after 11 years in my all synchro box.
by Mark Gordon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: So sad, FIRE
Replies: 20
Views: 3774
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Re: So sad, FIRE

Halon is the very best but now banned by the EU except in aerospace and in the US along with other countries. I was talking with a guy at a show recently who had both a Halon and a dry chemical extinguisher in his car. I asked him why he carried both and he said, "In case of fire, the Halon is for ...
by Mark Gordon
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 4.2 seats and hood cover
Replies: 8
Views: 2355
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Re: 4.2 seats and hood cover

I'm not sure if this is what you need, Simon. Here are some shots of my hood cover in place.
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by Mark Gordon
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Typical oil pressure 4.2
Replies: 18
Views: 5397
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Re: Typical oil pressure 4.2

Tim, my 4.2 registers pretty much the same as yours on a mechanical gauge, running 20W50 oil. Just short of 60psi cold, around 40psi fully heated up at 2500 rpm and dropping down to about 25psi at idle when hot.
by Mark Gordon
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: engine using oil
Replies: 8
Views: 1461
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Re: engine using oil

Mine uses about a quart per 1000 miles. Much of that is automatic rust prevention distribution from the engine.
by Mark Gordon
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: DISAPPEARING BRAKE PEDAL
Replies: 15
Views: 3839
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Re: DISAPPEARING BRAKE PEDAL

It does sound like hot brake fluid, but the question then becomes why did the fluid get hot enough to boil? I'd be looking for a sticking brake piston that causes the pad to drag on the rotor. Or possibly a sticking piston in the front of the MC which is keeping the reaction valve from returning atm...