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by Mark Gordon
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Your Dream Garage
Topic: Jaguar Mark IX
Replies: 25
Views: 888
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Re: Jaguar Mark IX

I was hoping that you'd pull the trigger on this deal or one very similar, Christopher, so that I could vicariously enjoy the ownership. Please post bunches of pictures, or even better, start a restoration blog even though this isn't an E Type. :thumbsup:
by Mark Gordon
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Going to Australia this summer
Replies: 5
Views: 84
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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: 12
Views: 171
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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 ...
by Mark Gordon
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Over excited soon to be owner
Replies: 17
Views: 514
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Re: Over excited soon to be owner

I had the same problem when I first got my car. It would start instantly when cold, but once warmed up it was a bear. I had the distributor rebuilt and the problem vanished.
by Mark Gordon
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Over excited soon to be owner
Replies: 17
Views: 514
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Re: Over excited soon to be owner

Dave K wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:21 pm
You should have gone for the OTS and bought one of my windbreakers, no buffeting with that fitted :bigrin:

Dave
Yup! 70 mph with Dave's windbreaker feels like about 35 mph. He should pay me for these testimonials. :wink: Dave, have you started making them for Series 3's?
by Mark Gordon
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Grease Guns
Replies: 11
Views: 442
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Re: Grease Guns

I have a cartridge gun and it's so messy loading a new cartridge into it that I gave up and bought one that you have to fill from a tub of grease. I think that it's just the nature of the beast; they're just messy.
by Mark Gordon
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Snowfall issue?
Replies: 14
Views: 658
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Re: Snowfall issue?

Let the fun begin!
by Mark Gordon
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fitting new toggles to switches
Replies: 15
Views: 1508
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Re: Fitting new toggles to switches

I'm about to replace the windscreen wiper switch on my '67. I'd be glad to send you the toggle (if I can get it off of the old switch) if you'd PM me your address.
by Mark Gordon
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Ive only gone and bought one!
Replies: 10
Views: 432
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Re: Ive only gone and bought one!

cactusman wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:17 am
Welcome phil2+2......quite a Christmas present :bigrin:
"Some assembly required." :wink
Congratulations and enjoy the process!
by Mark Gordon
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Radiator fan thermostat control
Replies: 9
Views: 335
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Re: Radiator fan thermostat control

well.. I recall seeing a thermostat add on for cars someplace that basically was attached to the outside of the lower radiator hose and was adjustable for temp. Something like that might be your best bet. As I recall it was tie wrapped to the hose so there was no need to cut or modify anything. Tha...
by Mark Gordon
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 4.2 and high torque starter issue
Replies: 9
Views: 399
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Re: 4.2 and high torque starter issue

I still have my Lucas starter, which AFAIK is original and has never been rebuilt. It works perfectly even after an engine rebuild. This thread has convinced me that if it ever dies, I will do my everlovin' best to get it rebuilt, even if it only lasts another 51 years.
by Mark Gordon
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum knowledge section
Replies: 4
Views: 869
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Re: Forum knowledge section

If you're logged in your username will appear at the top right next to Notifications and Private messages. If you're not logged in, "Login" will appear in that space.
by Mark Gordon
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear Shock absorbers
Replies: 14
Views: 624
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Re: Rear Shock absorbers

Hi The only awkward part for me was getting a spring compressor to fit the small springs, I did manage to modify my existing spring compressor but they are no good for anything else now . The reason I have brought this up is that I’m sure that somebody is going to tell us a simple way of getting th...
by Mark Gordon
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: posting photos on forum
Replies: 4
Views: 267
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Re: posting photos on forun

Easy. Just go to the bottom of the posting window and you'll see "Add image to post." Click on that and then follow the directions.
by Mark Gordon
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: SerII Engine Removal
Replies: 6
Views: 414
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Re: SerII Engine Removal

The general consensus is that it's easier and safer to remove the engine from beneath the car. I'm assuming that you have a workshop manual. It's essential for undertaking any work of this scope and very helpful for any work on the car even if you've turned a spanner a few times in the past. As far ...
by Mark Gordon
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Govt. electric car plans - effect on us
Replies: 34
Views: 1324
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Re: Govt. electric car plans - effect on us

Petrol will be around for a while yet....ships and planes will need hydrocarbon fuels for a while yet and making aviation fuel and diesel necessarily mean production of lighter distillate including petrol....who knows it may become a nuisance by product they just want rid off....I live in hope :big...
by Mark Gordon
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Govt. electric car plans - effect on us
Replies: 34
Views: 1324
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Re: Govt. electric car plans - effect on us

Good points, Richard. When Maria hit Puerto Rico last month, the power grid was nearly completely destroyed. I saw a report yesterday that said that only about 20% of the grid has been restored and it may be until early next summer until everyone has power. In the US, weather related power failures ...
by Mark Gordon
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: E-Type Upgrades
Topic: Alternator- Lightweight with integrated regulator
Replies: 42
Views: 14373
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Re: Alternator- Lightweight with integrated regulator

I don't think that's right Steve. If the 40 amp fuse blows you will just lose your charging. All circuits will still function, you'll just flatten the battery. New fused wiring to the fan is definitely a good idea though. Regards You beat me to it, Stu. In a full admission of guilt, I did blow that...
by Mark Gordon
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: E-Type Upgrades
Topic: Alternator- Lightweight with integrated regulator
Replies: 42
Views: 14373
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Re: Alternator- Lightweight with integrated regulator

I recently installed a Delco 10S alternator which is rated at 60 amp. Since I don't have AC and am running a low amp Coolcat fan (less than 7 amp.), I have no need for more than about 35 amp. output, at most, when fan, heater, headlamps, etc. are running. My concern was overtaxing the original wirin...
by Mark Gordon
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: signs and symptoms but whats the disease?
Replies: 13
Views: 807
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Re: signs and symptoms but whats the disease?

Hi, A think is stange for me. It's the inlete wich are oily wet and specialy the 1 and 2. If you're right in the number ( the 1 is near the radiator ) check the breather pipe. It join the support bracker just between the 1 ands the 2. Mich On the XK engine, the #1 cylinder is at the rear and #6 is ...