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by Mark Gordon
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Starter motors and stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 128
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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: 975
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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.
by Mark Gordon
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Anyone feeling brave!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 319
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Re: Anyone feeling brave!!!

Unless the engine has issues, I would think that the engine alone would be worth the price. The rest of it could go to a scrap metal collector.
by Mark Gordon
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Series 1 cam cover nearside
Replies: 31
Views: 975
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Re: Series 1 cam cover nearside

ALAN COCHRANE wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:40 pm
Mark

It’s lorry, sorry.

Alan
I said that I'm learning to speak the language, Alan. I didn't say that I could spell it! :bigrin:
by Mark Gordon
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Engine reconditioning
Replies: 11
Views: 557
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Re: Engine reconditioning

I would have to agree with Jerry. The machine work of course has to be jobbed out, but the rest of the tear down and rebuild is very straight forward and is fully covered in that essential part of your E Type tool kit, the Bentley workshop manual. I had never done anything to an engine other than sw...
by Mark Gordon
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Series 1 cam cover nearside
Replies: 31
Views: 975
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Re: Series 1 cam cover nearside

Oh, please do remain British in all of your wonderful idiosynchracies. Learning the British terms for things, particularly those that pertain to the automobile is part of belonging to the British club of car nuts. It really doesn't take that much effort to learn what a bulkhead or a lorrie is and it...
by Mark Gordon
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Head stud suspicious thread
Replies: 14
Views: 623
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Re: Head stud suspicious thread

You probably already know this, but be sure when you try to torque the new dome nut that the top of the stud is not bottoming out inside the nut before the nut makes contact with the washer on the stud. I.e., there is room inside the dome nut between it and the top of the stud. Otherwise, you're jus...
by Mark Gordon
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Choke cable Routing
Replies: 2
Views: 204
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Re: Choke cable Routing

It's a little hard to see, but the choke cable lies beneath the fabric wrapped vacuum hose and exits the bulkhead through that same hole. That black boxy item at the top of the photo is the windscreen wiper motor if that helps you orient the location. https://s33.postimg.cc/524d0stzj/001.jpg https:/...
by Mark Gordon
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Jaguar TV series
Replies: 3
Views: 421
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Re: New Jaguar TV series

Sounds like you want a piece of GT Joey, David. Fugeddaboutit!
Good thing you don't live in New Joisey. :bigrin:
by Mark Gordon
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help needed. - Starter failure
Replies: 14
Views: 393
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Re: Help needed. - Starter failure

:yeahthat:
The first thing that I'd try is to jump start your engine. If it fires up, you'll know that it's a battery or other non-starter related electrical problem. Weak battery is the best guess.
by Mark Gordon
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Distributor problem
Replies: 21
Views: 1139
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Re: Distributor problem

The quality/reliability of the 123 has been debated here previously with sharply divided opinions. I used Pertronix in my old Volvo years ago and then when I got my E, I replaced the points with Pertronix in its Lucas dizzy. Both worked flawlessly. My Lucas broke about 4 years ago (something must ha...
by Mark Gordon
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Revs Generator reconditioner
Replies: 7
Views: 315
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Re: Revs Generator reconditioner

"You could try replacing the poles with meomydium ones." If it was a generator for anything other than a cat, you might try neodymium magnets. :bigrin:
by Mark Gordon
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Best Colour For Series 1 OTS?
Replies: 16
Views: 694
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Re: Best Colour For Series 1 OTS?

Oh, I agree Robbie! If I had the money or a magic wand, I would change my cream OTS opalescent dark green with tan (the light brown, not beige shade) with a matching hood and a zip out rear window. Since I have neither the money nor the wand, I'll just have be satisfied with what I have; poor me!
by Mark Gordon
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Which exhaust
Replies: 7
Views: 520
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Re: Which exhaust

I have the Bell s.s. exhaust system, original manifolds and original mild steel resonators. The sound, to my ear, is awesome.
by Mark Gordon
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard mirror bar
Replies: 22
Views: 742
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Re: Dashboard mirror bar

Maybe one that's held on by a suction cup?
by Mark Gordon
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: I got to wear a funny hat
Replies: 21
Views: 793
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Re: I got to wear a funny hat

Congratulations, Simon, and well done! I know how proud of you and your achievement your parents are. When I was an undergraduate last century, I really enjoyed inorganic and the early study of organic chemistry and was seriously considering majoring in chemistry. Then, after the first midterm in or...
by Mark Gordon
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 40
Views: 1369
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Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

Ever hear of a spinner falling off while driving ?? NOPE !! LOL YEP!! Someone once posted a tale of woe, I think that it was on J-L, of a knock off working loose while driving. Turns out that during a complete rebuild of the car, he had installed the hubs on the wrong side. But, no, if the car is a...
by Mark Gordon
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frightening experience
Replies: 4
Views: 424
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Re: Frightening experience

Glad to hear that it was a minor problem and that you and your E are OK. A similar problem has been reported a few times in which, due to engine torque probably combined with old or poor quality engine mounts, the right side engine mount has become crushed and under hard throttle the carb linkage ca...
by Mark Gordon
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch...no more
Replies: 3
Views: 316
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Re: Clutch...no more

"Belgium v England today Ralph, I can’t lose..." Or a pessimist would say, "I can't win." Maybe the best outcome for you, Pete, would be one of those thrilling 1-1 ties. :roll:
by Mark Gordon
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dashboard Switch Knobs
Replies: 3
Views: 348
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Re: Dashboard Switch Knobs

They are attached by force fitting; they just pull off. You might try warming them with a hair dryer if any of them are reluctant.