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by MarkRado
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 57
Views: 2486
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Re: HD8 carb issue

Absolutely right Peter. I was thinking in terms of quantity- the same amount of air has to pass the carbs, no matter if there are two or three of them. So more air and therefore more fuel per unit in an installation with two carbs compared to three, but not richer.
by MarkRado
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 57
Views: 2486
Austria

Re: HD8 carb issue

Indeed very interesting. I fully agree with Christopher #46 that the engine with two carbs is sucking harder therefore lifting the piston more thus increasing mixture strenght. The jet height difference between 3.8 and 4.2 (my Etype/ my friends Mk10/- both 3 HD8) is considerable: 1,1mm (3.8) vs 1,6m...
by MarkRado
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module
Replies: 23
Views: 263
Austria

Re: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module

Yes I was asking myself :smile: but admittedly nicely excuted, esp the escutcheons and the chrome bits. Are you thinking of producing a little batch ? :bigrin:
by MarkRado
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Gearbox Tunnel Foam BD27833
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Austria

Re: Gearbox Tunnel Foam BD27833

Definitely to reduce heat ingress - I also stuffed some foam between both tunnel sides and gearbox. Made the cabin noticably cooler when driving in summer heat for several hours on the motorway.
by MarkRado
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Interior re-trim suppliers?
Replies: 15
Views: 1126
Austria

Re: Interior re-trim suppliers?

Aldridge left a bit to be desired (I ordered an Etype hood and a Mk10 boot trim kit). But I understand that they also do trimming inhouse which might be a different story. Eric Suffolk, Mick Turley or GB trim would be my choice.
by MarkRado
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 clutch
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Austria

Re: Series 2 clutch

Hi James,
my clutch is due for replacement as well - a pity you are so far away :bigrin:
What is the min flywheel thickness? I guess that my car had at least 2 new clutches in the past maybe with scimmed flywheel, so I have to be careful,
thank you
by MarkRado
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8
Replies: 278
Views: 366300
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Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 3.8

Seems to be the next car in the line
by MarkRado
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: SU Carbs problems
Replies: 29
Views: 985
Austria

Re: SU Carbs problems

The summary so far is: - check that the throttle discs fully open with the pedal floored - check timing - check distributor (function of centrifugal advance; specific type/ number) - make sure needles and piston springs fit your carb type for a 4.2 Jag application http://sucarb.co.uk/ - adjust carbs...
by MarkRado
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dynamo fan
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Austria

Re: Dynamo fan

Thats ok, its tightened by the pulley.
by MarkRado
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: SU Carbs problems
Replies: 29
Views: 985
Austria

Re: SU Carbs problems

The SU Burlen reference catalogue states the HIF 44 with man choke to be correct for the 1983 Daimler limousine (4.2 litre), with NZX 8022 BDX needles (be careful- the 3.4 engine also used HIF44, but with different needles). So if thats the type of carbs you have its worth trying to keep the current...
by MarkRado
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: SU Carbs problems
Replies: 29
Views: 985
Austria

Re: SU Carbs problems

Hi Allen, nice looking Etype (in a wonderful surrounding!). A pity it is let down by non orig carbs. I would not bother trying to get these carbs right (esp with non orig distance pieces), but buy a set of original equipment carbs together with manifold instead (triple SU HD8) and re- convert (quite...
by MarkRado
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Hardtop question
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Austria

Re: Hardtop question

Mine are flush.
Nevertheless they direct the water to the top of the a-post and along the b-post right into the cabin (without lots of sealer behind them) :bigrin:
by MarkRado
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Talking about temptations
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Austria

Re: Talking about temptations

Looking at all Ferraris, my favourite still is the 250GT lusso and still the only one I'd buy, if I could afford it. Regarding SUVs, if you are looking for the most versatile car, go for a VW Bus (or similar) with AWD - not beautiful either :bigrin:
by MarkRado
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Top Price S2 2+2
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Austria

Re: Top Price S2 2+2

Lets assume the bonnet isnt locked, but rear bumper alignment, passenger door fit, rear hatch (maybe not fully closed?), hole for antenna ...seems to need at least the body (and paint) shop again
by MarkRado
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Reeeeally tempted..
Replies: 29
Views: 2385
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Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Congrats Andrew, seems to be in very tidy condition,
- wow, if she drives as well!
by MarkRado
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member
Replies: 5
Views: 1601
Austria

Re: New member

Harry,
looks fabulous! How about posting some prices for typical polishing work, eg cam cover, inlet manifold (3.8/4.2), carb dome, in the "for sale" section?
by MarkRado
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 57
Views: 2486
Austria

Re: HD8 carb issue

:yeahthat:
by MarkRado
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Suspension
Replies: 13
Views: 1057
Austria

Re: Suspension

How strong is strong? Strong under which conditions, compared to what? The Etype is a 60' sportscar with ca 1200 kg, so thats what you can expect- its strong enough for normal road use and it was for racing without modification. You cant compare it to a modern safety feature car designed using FEM.
by MarkRado
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 2+2 1972 - Ignition Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Austria

Re: Series 3 2+2 1972 - Ignition Issues

Chris,
judging from the photos from the discs, someone seems to have drilled yours in the past- maybe in an attempt to help starting. I'd go for new discs.
by MarkRado
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Breaking the barrier
Replies: 22
Views: 1510
Austria

Re: Breaking the barrier

Nick wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:50 pm


What's the point in trying to get high mpg through careful driving ? It's a sports car !

Nick
:yeahthat: