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by Mark Gordon
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Norman Dewis interview
Replies: 8
Views: 427
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Norman Dewis interview

I don't believe that this has been posted before; my apologies if it has. A fascinating interview with the Legend.

by Mark Gordon
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: BHP of 4.2 engine.
Replies: 9
Views: 364
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Re: BHP of 4.2 engine.

Excellent write-up, James. I've always had trouble understanding the relationship (or lack thereof) between horsepower and torque and how horsepower is measured by various standards. You make it very clear. Thanks! I once saw a Honda motorcycle on display that had an engine which produced something ...
by Mark Gordon
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaner
Replies: 11
Views: 565
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Re: Ultrasonic cleaner

The real advantage to ultrasonic cleaners is that they clean areas that are nearly inaccessible as long as you can get the immersion liquid into the tiny crevices and passageways. When you turn it on, you can watch the gunk just dissolve and float away from the dirty part. :bouncyyellow:
by Mark Gordon
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Build engine frames around the engine?
Replies: 11
Views: 562
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Re: Build engine frames around the engine?

Obviously from the previous responses, this can be done. According to Phillip Porter's "Jaguar E Type The definitive history", page 163, it's exactly how Jaguar did it on the early models although later on (he doesn't say just when) they installed the subframes first and then installed the engine. I...
by Mark Gordon
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Custom wheels series 1
Replies: 21
Views: 829
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Re: Custom wheels series 1

"Or buy MWS or Dayton, of both of which I read horror stories in another thread ?" I can only speak from personal experience, Carsten, but I've been running tubeless Dayton "6X15's for about 4 years and have absolutely NO problems. They hold air as well as modern wheels do and there is no vibration ...
by Mark Gordon
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Greetings From Whidbey Island Washington, USA
Replies: 13
Views: 525
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Re: Greetings From Whidbey Island Washington, USA

"Tyres not tires. Labour not labor. Boot not trunk (elephants have trunks!). Bonnet not hood (hoodies, thems wot yoof wear!). All said with tongue firmly in cheek and in friendship :wink: Oh! And we drive on the right side of the road, you drive on the wrong side :lol:" I beg to differ, Geoff. Boots...
by Mark Gordon
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Greetings From Whidbey Island Washington, USA
Replies: 13
Views: 525
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Re: Greetings From Whidbey Island Washington, USA

"Since I am taking copious notes of what is required to get it back on the road, I trust it will be a labor of love and money. " Another welcome to the forum, Charles. You appear to be well-experienced in the pitfalls of auto restoration so you know that it is a labor of love to do the work yourself...
by Mark Gordon
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thought and Contemplation
Replies: 49
Views: 2072
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Re: Thought and Contemplation

As a general rule, I suspect that one's interest in their dream car centers on what is currently hot around the time the hormones start circulating. For me, age 70, it was unequivocally the E Type when I first saw one in probably '62. School, career building, family monetary drain, etc. kept it out ...
by Mark Gordon
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"
Replies: 24
Views: 1339
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Re: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"

Christopher, if his interest in uniting the current owner with the photos is truly altruistic, how about having him send the photos to you so that you could forward them to said current owner. I won't hold my breath until that happens.
by Mark Gordon
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Xmas Lights
Replies: 8
Views: 368
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Re: Xmas Lights

ALAN COCHRANE wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:46 pm
They're here again and I couldn't stop until they were all smashed. I tried to do it in one sweep of the cursor, Al Capone style.
Anyone else similarly addicted.

Merry Xmas

Alan
Yes, Alan, Lord help me I am. It must be that suppressed vandal in me.
by Mark Gordon
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It must be Christmas
Replies: 31
Views: 1161
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Re: It must be Christmas

:yeahthat:
by Mark Gordon
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Arriving at destination smelling like a spark plug.
Replies: 5
Views: 364
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Re: Arriving at destination smelling like a spark plug.

Nope, not normal. Perhaps a leak around the exhaust headers or down pipe being diffused into the passenger compartment?
by Mark Gordon
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: It must be Christmas
Replies: 31
Views: 1161
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Re: It must be Christmas

:thankyouyellow: :bouncyyellow: :bouncyyellow:
by Mark Gordon
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It must be Christmas
Replies: 31
Views: 1161
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Re: It must be Christmas

Somehow, it doesn't seem like Christmas without the Christmas lights at the top of the heading to smash. Merry Christmas to all.
by Mark Gordon
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It must be Christmas
Replies: 31
Views: 1161
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Re: It must be Christmas

:yeahthat: :swerve:
by Mark Gordon
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Adapatations to run on unleaded.
Replies: 9
Views: 529
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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: 659
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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: 601
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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: 60
Views: 3181
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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: 295
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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.