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by Mark Gordon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bonnet catch
Replies: 20
Views: 707
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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: 946
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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: 2670
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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: 2670
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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: 2670
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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: 1493
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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: 36
Views: 12827
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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: 2741
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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: 2776
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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: 1958
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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: 4444
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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: 1230
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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: 3136
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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...
by Mark Gordon
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil levels
Replies: 9
Views: 1026
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Re: Oil levels

Another issue with filling to the top of the hash marks, anectdotally reported I admit, is that that can lead to an increase in oil leakage from the rear main seal. I see no reason to fill beyond halfway on the hash marks.
by Mark Gordon
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 2490
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Re: New member

Welcome to the forum, Islam. No better time than now and no better place than here for the info you need to DIY. The best way to learn your car is to do your own work on it. Go for it! :hammerdrill:
by Mark Gordon
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Purchasing an E - advice?
Replies: 14
Views: 2231
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Re: Purchasing an E - advice?

Welcome to the forum, Bruce and good luck in your finding your dream car! It looks like you've done your homework and are aware of the pitfalls. My suggestion to you is that you join Jag-Lovers forum and if you have a car that you're interested in somewhere in the states (or Canada for that matter) ...
by Mark Gordon
Tue May 28, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Washer bottle connections
Replies: 4
Views: 577
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Re: Washer bottle connections

Easy enough to test. Attach a voltmeter between one of the pump leads and ground (earth) then activate the washer pump switch. A 12 v. reading will identify that lead a the +. A 0 v. reading will indicate that it's the -. Attach them accordingly to the pump terminals.
by Mark Gordon
Tue May 28, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 95
Views: 22367
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

I'm very sorry to hear of your wife's illness, Christopher. My best hopes and prayers for a full recovery.
by Mark Gordon
Fri May 24, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 70
Views: 9827
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Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

We're leaving June 8th with a few other Jag owners for a backroads trip to Asheville, NC, with a good portion of the driving in the Appalachian mountans and interesting stops along the way to keep SWMBO's happy. Just finished Spring maintenance including new tires, oil & filter, lube, brakes and clu...
by Mark Gordon
Sat May 18, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNGB WEBSITE
Replies: 8
Views: 1264
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Re: SNGB WEBSITE

:yeahthat:
I downloaded that file to my home and office computers and both of them are running much faster without the usual occasional gremlin. You Da Man, David!