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by Mark Gordon
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vibration
Replies: 7
Views: 255
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Re: Vibration

Another possibility is that the tires have developed a flat spot if the car sat without moving over the winter months. If that's the case, they may self-correct after a few long runs at speed to heat them up.
by Mark Gordon
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Here, e type wanted!
Replies: 4
Views: 213
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Re: New Here, e type wanted!

Congratulations! Why don't you give Prince Harry a call?
by Mark Gordon
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S2 OTS boot
Replies: 1
Views: 98
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Re: S2 OTS boot

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by Mark Gordon
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Scratched windscreen repair
Replies: 2
Views: 186
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Re: Scratched windscreen repair

"Do you see any distortions ? I think the glass must be thinner now where you abrased it- this should / will alter the optical properties?" No, I don't see any distortions although that is one of the things that the directions caution against. I think that the key is to keep the abrasive discs movi...
by Mark Gordon
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Scratched windscreen repair
Replies: 2
Views: 186
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Scratched windscreen repair

I can't find the original thread, but last summer or autumn, we had a discussion about repairing scratched windscreens. I had posted in a reply that I had purchased a kit for removing scratches and that I would post a write-up of my experience after the warm weather driving season ended. Well, one t...
by Mark Gordon
Mon May 21, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type Roadster Boot lid springs open
Replies: 3
Views: 195
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Re: E-Type Roadster Boot lid springs open

I had the same problem. As David stated, you will need to adjust the latching mechanism. In order to do that, you have to see just what the alignment problem is. Hop into the boot with a torch and have someone close the lid so that you can see what's out of whack. Or, you can set a digital camera in...
by Mark Gordon
Wed May 09, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: deagostini etype jaguar
Replies: 4
Views: 349
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Re: deagostini etype jaguar

Gosh, Simon. Two more weeks to graduation. Congratulations! It seems like it was just last autumn that you were bemoaning the fact that you had to leave for school and leave the work with Richard on his restoration behind. I hope that a full sized E is in your near future! Again, congratulations and...
by Mark Gordon
Wed May 02, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Air Filter Cylinder Colour
Replies: 5
Views: 327
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Re: Air Filter Cylinder Colour

Silver on my 3 March 67.
by Mark Gordon
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: brakes stays slightly applied after stop
Replies: 9
Views: 510
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Re: brakes stays slightly applied after stop

This symptom is very common and the problem frequently resides in the vacuum side of the braking system. The diagnostic test is to disconnect the vacuum line at the intake manifold and plug the intake manifold connection so that you don't have a vacuum leak. This will disconnect the vacuum boost ass...
by Mark Gordon
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chrome wires
Replies: 18
Views: 882
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Re: Chrome wires

The easiest way that I've found to keep chrome wires "show ready" is to spray them with Meguiar's Hot Rims, give them a quick scrub with a nylon wheel brush if they're really funky, rinse with a power washer (or just the water hose) and then dry with a leaf blower. Total time is maybe 10 minutes.
by Mark Gordon
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dynamo on a serie 2 -69????
Replies: 18
Views: 640
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Re: Dynamo on a serie 2 -69????

Definitely not original. I can't think of a reason as to why anyone would replace an alternator with a dynamo unless they enjoyed poor charging issues. Many 3.8 owners, whose cars came with dynamos, have opted to upgrade to alternators. Those who have made the upgrade but prefer the original look of...
by Mark Gordon
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Just wondering
Replies: 9
Views: 622
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Re: Just wondering

By far the easiest and most universally suitable way is simply to say left hand side or right hand side. The rule being that its left or right when sitting in the vehicle facing forward (behind the steering wheel). Regards And this is precisely what got me to wondering. It doesn't seem to be a prob...
by Mark Gordon
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Just wondering
Replies: 9
Views: 622
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Re: Just wondering

So when you're going up the Thames, you would go to the port side of the ship to view the starboard bank of the river? Makes sense to me! :scratchheadyellow:
by Mark Gordon
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Just wondering
Replies: 9
Views: 622
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Just wondering

In describing the two sides of a car, we use the terms "right" and "left" or "nearside" and "offside". Often, when using "right" or "left" the question comes up as to whether the vehicle is being viewed from the front or rear and (although one would think which orientation is obvious) and the terms ...
by Mark Gordon
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust manifolds / headers.
Replies: 32
Views: 948
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Re: Exhaust manifolds / headers.

Heuer wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:03 pm
Best finish by far is BBQ paint from B&Q and not as expensive as stuff like VHT.
Huh? VHT is $9.49 at my FLAPS. How much is a can of BBQ paint? Do they give it away for free? :bigrin:
by Mark Gordon
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust manifolds / headers.
Replies: 32
Views: 948
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Re: Exhaust manifolds / headers.

+1 on VHT. It's cheap (a $10 rattle can will do the job with plenty left over for later touchups PRN), lasts quite a long time (2-3 years before touchup is needed) and once cured the "flat black" finish can be buffed to a semigloss type shine. It won't do for concours, but if you're looking to make ...
by Mark Gordon
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Points to electronic igntion conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 477
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Re: Points to electronic igntion conversion

The cheapest option that I know of is to keep the original distributor if it is working well and install a Pertronix electronic ignition in place of the points for around $125. I've done that conversion on several of my earlier cars and they worked flawlessly. If the dizzy is toast, you can buy a Pe...
by Mark Gordon
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: another one back on the road......
Replies: 18
Views: 1167
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Re: another one back on the road......

I join the others, Norman, in offering my congratulations on the beautiful restoration work and I wish you many happy, trouble-free miles of motoring! It's often been said (because it's true) that the best E Type is the one that you own. They all have their pluses and minuses and you should just ign...
by Mark Gordon
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Going to Australia this summer
Replies: 12
Views: 1030
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Re: Going to Australia this summer

Hate to tell you, Carsten, but if you're going to Oz in June-August, you're going in the winter. :wow:
by Mark Gordon
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 123 and tachometer
Replies: 32
Views: 1829
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Re: 123 and tachometer

You really have nothing to lose by going back to conventional points, setting them up properly and seeing how they do. I really doubt that your problem of missing has anything to do with your Pertronix or any other electronic system. Unlike points, electronic ignition either works or it doesn't. If ...