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by MarkRado
Sat May 09, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Primer... which is best for bare metal?
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Austria

Re: Primer... which is best for bare metal?

Professional paintshops recommend 2pack epoxy, thats what I use, dont care for the brand, but make sure that you get the recipe for the product right (eg paint/hardener: 3:1, 15% thinner). If I have to do a "dirty" repair on small areas (not all rust etc removed completely), I use an epoxy based rus...
by MarkRado
Sun May 03, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 seat shell colour?
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Austria

Re: 3.8 seat shell colour?

:yeahthat:
by MarkRado
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Driveline clunk
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Austria

Re: Driveline clunk

:yeahthat:
by MarkRado
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Covering material on OTS hood canopy?
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Austria

Re: Covering material on OTS hood canopy?

Afaik this is a special fabric, no longer available according to Eric Suffolk. I received a material from Aldridge (togehter with the hood) similar to the photos in Haddocks book , but used vinyl instead - fabric gets dirty easily, esp if you do a lot of hood down driving without cover.
by MarkRado
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Brake Servo Replacement⅚
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Austria

Re: Series 3 Brake Servo Replacement⅚

Getting all the air out of the system is the challenge.
by MarkRado
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Headliner supplier
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Austria

Re: Headliner supplier

Eric Suffolk (Suffolk&Turley) is a Jaguar - only specialist, but a trimmer.
by MarkRado
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Reeeeally tempted..
Replies: 41
Views: 6525
Austria

Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Fantastic! But 5 weeks for two digits? :scratchheadyellow:
by MarkRado
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member from Holland with a backrest problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1276
Austria

Re: New member from Holland with a backrest problem

The OTS seat backs are much smaller to clear the hood when folding down, but even then the mechanism fouls the trim piping when the seat is fully back :shock: All the seat wood is easily available https://i.postimg.cc/QNRDgFsZ/DSC-0059-864x1536.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/XvycC1gb/DSC-0061-1536x864.jpg...
by MarkRado
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Differential Fixing Threads
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Austria

Re: Differential Fixing Threads

Thanks for the info, did not realize that before, would be a nice to have feature on the SNG website :wink: . Nevertheless it might be of help for Oliver, since I measured thread lenght only (without cone) as I understand that he rebuilds a special which might use the axle (diff) only, fastened with...
by MarkRado
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Differential Fixing Threads
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Austria

Re: Differential Fixing Threads

I have a rear suspension on my bench at the moment (with type C axle)
the lower fulc bracket bolts are 7/16 UNC, the short ones have 1/2 , the longer ones 3/4 thread lenght (approx).
The 4top bolts are 1/2 UNC x 3/4.
by MarkRado
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member from Holland with a backrest problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1276
Austria

Re: New member from Holland with a backrest problem

Mine are, even the mounting holes for the seat slide lever bracket are present on both sides of the bottom panel.
by MarkRado
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: General Handling S2
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Austria

Re: General Handling S2

You really cant compare a modern BMW with a classic EType.
But I found tyre pressure to be of importance when it comes to breaking away in tight corners. I ve got skinny Avon turbosteels on orig 5 rims. Anything above 2,2 bars (31 psi) makes the tail swing.
by MarkRado
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch flexible hose mounting points
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Austria

Re: Clutch flexible hose mounting points

the same on my 63 lhd
by MarkRado
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch hydraulic gearing
Replies: 40
Views: 1984
Austria

Re: Clutch hydraulic gearing

From experience: the diaphragm clutch has a in/out feel and is heavy at the point where it closes, so more difficult to dose (sorry for my English) than the spring clutch, which sems to have a constant backforce. But both not heavy at all compared to a 1974 Aston AMV8 :oops:
by MarkRado
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: 5-Speed Boxes
Replies: 22
Views: 2147
Austria

Re: 5-Speed Boxes

I've got a standard, well worn 3.8 engine with factory power (at the most). Mated to a 3.07 axle this leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to spirited driving on winding roads with uphill sections (lots of them in my country). I decided to install a 3.54 axle. Now I am missing a fifth gear on mo...
by MarkRado
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Speedo failure
Replies: 13
Views: 1650
Austria

Re: Speedo failure

:drinkingcheers:
by MarkRado
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Roadster or Coupe
Replies: 18
Views: 2673
Austria

Re: Roadster or Coupe

Roadster with hardtop - really looks "sixties"

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by MarkRado
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Calipers
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Austria

Re: Rear Calipers

I usually try air and rags first and move over to the grease gun when pistons dont move immediately. The grease gun connects directly to the bleed screw by the way, plug the other thread with another nipple.
by MarkRado
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!
Replies: 80
Views: 4276
Austria

Re: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!

I use a 1" crosshandle in combination with a pipe as extension
by MarkRado
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Reeeeally tempted..
Replies: 41
Views: 6525
Austria

Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Hi Andrew,
sorry to hear that. I am sure those guys have never seen a car like that, so they just wanted to be on the safe side with this statement.

All the best
Mark