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by MarkRado
Sat May 18, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Help before buying S1 2+2
Replies: 18
Views: 358
Austria

Re: Help before buying S1 2+2

After 7000 miles, the car will have been sorted and major problems will have shown, I guess. I cant comment on market price of a 2+2 or the quality of Lanes restoration (maybe other forum members can), but if you want a right hand drive 2+2 and dont mind some non originalities, then this package doe...
by MarkRado
Thu May 16, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: engine swap
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Austria

Re: engine swap

Soda blastng, but only removes paint, not rust
by MarkRado
Thu May 16, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Help before buying S1 2+2
Replies: 18
Views: 358
Austria

Re: Help before buying S1 2+2

Hi Lual, mechanical advice is indeed difficult without seeing and driving the car. Bodywork/ paint is by far the most expensive single expenditure, and rot may be hdden under new paint. Otherwise an Etype is a surprisingly good car even by todays standards and should drive accordingly- great engine ...
by MarkRado
Fri May 10, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 64
Views: 1510
Austria

Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

I apologize, Johney already explained much better and in detail here: http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6841&p=50018&hilit=height#p50018 Measurement on my car to bottom of tie plate lip gave 20,8cm (8" 3/16?), but that is definitely too high, since I installed distance pieces under the sp...
by MarkRado
Fri May 10, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 64
Views: 1510
Austria

Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

I'd say its plain physics. Springforce F=k.x, where k is a given spring parameter (ie 150 lb/in) and x the amount the spring is compressed. The weight of the car at the rear must be in equilibrium with the springforce. Therefore ride height for a given car weight is only a function of spring rate an...
by MarkRado
Sat May 04, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Jaguar E type series 1 wiring loom
Replies: 22
Views: 602
Austria

Re: Jaguar E type series 1 wiring loom

Hi Robbie, I converted to a dynamator two months ago; no change to the loom necessary Voltage regulator has no more function, I removed the innards from mine and used its terminals as cable connectors. If your car is pos earth (as mine), you need an additional relay (behind the dash) for the warning...
by MarkRado
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Engine back...
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Austria

Re: Engine back...

Perfect! Now that is what I call an Easter present :bigrin:
Congrats!
by MarkRado
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can anybody identify this manifold??
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Austria

Re: Can anybody identify this manifold??

...or rear one from a Mk10
by MarkRado
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: valve clearance
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Austria

Re: valve clearance

Wow, thats really some special information. The indepth knowledge of this forum is impressive and invaluable, thank you very much
by MarkRado
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: valve clearance
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Austria

Re: valve clearance

Andrew, Steve and Christopher, thank you vey much for your input. I was puzzled, because a) the comissioning plate says 004 / 006 rather than 012-014 and b) the interim parts list of 1969 still only lists the early camshafts. So either it is a very late engine and nobody bothered using the appropria...
by MarkRado
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: valve clearance
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Austria

valve clearance

Hi all, I want to check and if necessary adjust the valve clearance on a 4.2 engine from a late 420G (1970). Engine number is 7D60135-8. Both cams are the later 4bolt and have the code P31818A cast in. Actual clearance measured on a few valves showed 009 on inlet and exhaust. Afaik the cam profile w...
by MarkRado
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Starvation
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Austria

Re: Fuel Starvation

You have obviously checked that the choke mechanism at each carb moves to full extent.
I indeed had a vapour lock on my Healey (long time ago), I had to reconnect the pipe with pump running and fuel pouring out to overcome it :shock:
by MarkRado
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Replacing ignition switch
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Austria

Re: Replacing ignition switch

docdcc wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:19 pm
While you are doing this you might want to hook up a relay closer to the battery to run the power through the relay instead of the ignition switch.
docdcc
:yeahthat:

almost a must
by MarkRado
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Installing Headlight scoops?
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Austria

Re: Installing Headlight scoops?

Yes, scoops will be the last.
I did the scoops last week when installing the headlamp relais conversion, they suddenly slide in (sometimes). You can bend them a little bit, though. And use masking tape (where you can get it off later...)
by MarkRado
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: OTS Door Glass
Replies: 24
Views: 842
Austria

Re: OTS Door Glass

Hi Rory, I replaced mine two years ago when I installed a new hood. I got them from Pilkington and was sure that it would cure my ill fitting hood- frame- glass story. I found out that they were almost exactly the same as those nameless replacements previously fitted. After endless adjustments every...
by MarkRado
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: crankshaft damper removal
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Austria

Re: crankshaft damper removal

Thanks James and Tom, damper undone! I put the big crank bolt back in, reversed the servo pulley and put it back on with the four orig setscrews. I did not have anything really suitable at hand to use as a barrier between the inside of the pulley and the big bolt, so I used 3 bolts (3/8 diam) instea...
by MarkRado
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: crankshaft damper removal
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Austria

crankshaft damper removal

Hi all, I need to replace the front crank oil seal on a 1970 4.2 engine (a 420G engine actually), this means the crankshaft damper has to come off. The bolt and the servo pulley have come off without problems, but the damper does not move (using two opposite levers betwenn block and damper). Engine ...
by MarkRado
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Garage / workshop
Replies: 31
Views: 1499
Austria

Re: Garage / workshop

I ve been using a two post lift for more than 25 years and now can hardly imagine working without one. I have to live with the height restriction meaning I cant use to the full, but it is still a big help.I dont know of a professional working mechanic who does not have at least one.
by MarkRado
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mangoletsi ITG Air Filter from SNG
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Austria

Re: Mangoletsi ITG Air Filter from SNG

I had to change the standard UM needles for UE (the UO were far too rich) meaning higher fuel consumption. It is nothing more than a foam-covered wire mesh (you cant lean on it) with corresponding filtering ability. Looks the part and nice induction roar on hard acceleration. I really like it.
by MarkRado
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 58
Views: 2673
Austria

Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

I have to admit I did not stop using it (thanks to no longer existing real winters in our region). I had to take the hardtop off already because it was getting too warm on sunny afternoons- crazy.