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by MarkRado
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carb jet height/depth conundrum
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Austria

Re: Carb jet height/depth conundrum

I know that there are people out there claiming that you can do 25. Even with easy highway cruising, I really did never get a consumption better than 23, now with UE needles it is between 18 and 16. I adjust to a Lambda of 0,87/0,89, which results in a CO of between 5 and 6 and nice beige plugs. On ...
by MarkRado
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 dynamo conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Austria

Re: 3.8 dynamo conversion

Hi Mark, I did exactly this conversion. No need to convert to a voltmeter wire gauge and loom is ok (I left the RB340 control box in place using it as a connector block, but removed the innards) pulley fits perfectly relay does indeed fit easily behind the dash panel I took the opportunity and conve...
by MarkRado
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?
Replies: 22
Views: 523
Austria

Re: C2270 3.8 Locating Cylinder Head Stud problems ?

Same experience, I reduced the diameter of the stud shoulder by turning on a lathe - but it always takes us back to specification of reproduction parts...
by MarkRado
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: water temp sender thread type
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Austria

Re: water temp sender thread type

Thank you Andrew, I'll get a 5/8 helicoil.
by MarkRado
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: water temp sender thread type
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Austria

water temp sender thread type

Hi all, upon removing the sender (c16895) from a 4.2 inlet manifold, the thread was damaged, no surprise, so time for helicoil. It seems to be 15,8mm o/d with a very fine pitch, ca 22tpi ( therefore no BSP). Is this a 5/8 UNF? Thank you
by MarkRado
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: clutch replacement jobs
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Austria

Re: clutch replacement jobs

Thank you all, I'll keep you informed as soon as work commences this winter.
by MarkRado
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 2+2 track widening
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Austria

Re: Series 2 2+2 track widening

Aston had a centre hub with smaller diameter than Jaguar afaik
by MarkRado
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: clutch replacement jobs
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Austria

clutch replacement jobs

Hi all, after 30 years it seems that time has come for a new clutch (increasing judder and an oil leak at the rear of the crank). This means crank out, and, following that, I guess new main /thrust bearings. What else, how far should I go? I dont want to do a complete engine rebuild. Thank you for y...
by MarkRado
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Treasure Chest
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Austria

Re: Treasure Chest

Stuart,
as long as you have got the space for the box, just keep it, a nice piece of memory. The revenue of the parts sales (except for the 3.07) will fund next to nothing of a lifelong etype ownership.
by MarkRado
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: creak in the steering column
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Austria

Re: creak in the steering column

In the end I had bronze bushes made, installed and reamed, steering was a little stiff at the beginning, but is still wonderfully tight with zero play after many years now, something Id really recommend.
by MarkRado
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dynamo
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Austria

Re: Dynamo

Hi Robbie, sorry for my delayed reply. My dynamo has a date code of 62, but the car is late 63, so obviously neither matching nor original. I got tired oiling and replacing the rear bearing bush (receiving exessive heat from the exhaust manifold esp on long highway journeys) again and again. I alrea...
by MarkRado
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: creak in the steering column
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Austria

Re: creak in the steering column

:yeahthat:
by MarkRado
Sat May 18, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Help before buying S1 2+2
Replies: 18
Views: 815
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: 509
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: 815
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: 71
Views: 2989
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: 71
Views: 2989
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: 1046
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: 1002
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: 379
Austria

Re: Can anybody identify this manifold??

...or rear one from a Mk10