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by mark10337
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: DAB radio for 1974 E type.
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Switzerland

Re: DAB radio for 1974 E type.

Have a look around on some of the forums. "good car DAB+ aerial" etc. etc. You should be able to get some recommendations for your exact requirements.
by mark10337
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: DAB radio for 1974 E type.
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Switzerland

Re: DAB radio for 1974 E type.

I use a windscreen mounted with mine. It goes vertically. You get one in the box with many DAB+ radios these days. That one didn't have the greatest reception and I changed it and put in a ZEMEX DAB / DAB+ antenna which has been a big improvement. The best is always a body mounted aerial and a winds...
by mark10337
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brake pedal travel..
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Switzerland

Re: Brake pedal travel..

You should bleed in the correct order
Nearside rear
Offside rear
Nearside front
Offside front

Ref. L10 Service Manual
by mark10337
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Great MoT Confusion
Replies: 18
Views: 484
Switzerland

Re: The Great MoT Confusion

I too waited for the Tax renewal notice from the DVLA (for my GT6), and then couldn't sort out this MOT exemption business. Ended up calling them and they fixed it all straightaway in a couple of minutes. Sometimes it's just simpler to speak to someone. I know the online system should work correctly...
by mark10337
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Vacuum pipe hose clips
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Switzerland

Re: Vacuum pipe hose clips

Low Pressure Clamps - Hose Diameters
C.15886/3 - 9/16"
C.15886/4 - 5/8"
C.15886/5 - 11/16"
C.15886/6 - 3/4"
C.15886/7 - 13/16"
C.15886/8 - 7/8"
C.15886/14 - 1 1/8"
by mark10337
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Temporary or drive away insurance for classic car
Replies: 16
Views: 403
Switzerland

Re: Temporary or drive away insurance for classic car

Some people, as part of their insurance have 3rd party insurance to drive another person's car with the owner's permission. That could be possibly the cheapest way to do it. Or get a quote on Shiply.com - I've used it a couple of times. Not only do they transport on trailers but also the option some...
by mark10337
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Heat Shrink
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Switzerland

Re: Heat Shrink

Hi Ian :-) I am about to replace that exact section on mine! (LHD though) It also depends what the PO had used the insulating tape for - to insulate a join made (replace with heat shrink) or to just bind them together out of the way. I will have the wires between the two reservoirs without any furth...
by mark10337
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: FACTORY FIT - Series 2
Replies: 12
Views: 6488
Switzerland

Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 2

"This 1969 Jaguar XKE Series II roadster was reportedly parked in a Dallas garage by its original owner with 25,688 miles in early 1973, and was recently recovered by the selling dealer after 45 years of storage. Finished in British Racing Green with a Fawn soft top over Beige leather upholstery, t...
by mark10337
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Heat Shrink
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Switzerland

Re: Heat Shrink

I'm not sure if you are getting heat shrink and standard sleeving mixed up. Heat shrink is used to insulate and add strength to connections, e.g. joining 2 wires or a wire onto a connector e.g. a ring or spade connector. Sleeving is sometimes used to loosely group some wires together. e.g. 2 wires t...
by mark10337
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which exhaust
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Switzerland

Re: Which exhaust

I was having a chat with another owner at the weekend on our Swiss eType Register 2 day tour. He also has a Stainless steel exhaust. I raised with him the point about mild steel sounding better. He agreed and said the secret was to get thicker stainless steel and it will sound on-par with the mild s...
by mark10337
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Head port injection
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Switzerland

Re: Head port injection

Mangoletsi give a list of the UK dealers on their website. Perhaps one of them may have a definitive answer.

http://www.mangoletsimanifolds.com/dealers.html
by mark10337
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 40
Views: 1014
Switzerland

Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

Thanks. Thinking on it some more, I know that O/S hub has definitely been replaced in the last 2 years. The other's I'm uncertain of their history. The aftermarket eared spinners have been off the car for over 2 years. Taking a look, I can definitely see the grease has not hit the end of the threads...
by mark10337
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 40
Views: 1014
Switzerland

Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

I have terrible knocking on the front O/S with a repro continental spinner. However, this is only noticeable with the Dayton wheels. The Realm D-type wheels are ok.

Do you know if Julian Barratt is aware of this? Where should the repros be shaved exactly? In the U channel around the centre?
by mark10337
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 40
Views: 1014
Switzerland

Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

Have a look at Dave's video on youtube


If you look at the spinners, they loosen in the same direction as the forward motion of the car. It is the braking forces that would cause tightening (if any).
by mark10337
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Windscreen fitting south wales
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Switzerland

Re: Windscreen fitting south wales

When I enquiried about a year ago, the aerial was only standard and not a DAB one. Double check with pilkinington before if that is one of your criteria.
by mark10337
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Gear Knob for 5 speed T5 box
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Switzerland

Re: Gear Knob for 5 speed T5 box

some success has been had with putting PTFE tape on the thread to stop slippage.
by mark10337
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Injection Jenvey Throttle Bodies
Replies: 54
Views: 5632
Switzerland

Re: Fuel Injection Jenvey Throttle Bodies

more details on the pump and swirl pot arrangement pretty please :smile: make, model etc.? Any issues with the fitting? Where did you attach the return line to the tank?
by mark10337
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Differential Identification numbers ?
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Switzerland

Re: Differential Identification numbers ?

I thought it was 4HU that denoted a PowrLok unit.
by mark10337
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil pressure gauge for stronger pump
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Switzerland

Re: Oil pressure gauge for stronger pump

The mechanical gauges that Steve suggested are the way to go. Also they go up to 100 PSI. M&C Wilkinson have them amongst others.
by mark10337
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lock barrel direction?
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Switzerland

Re: Lock barrel direction?

Can you show which hand goes on which side and which way up for the key?