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by MarkRado
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lightweight engine first start
Replies: 1
Views: 55
Austria

Re: Lightweight engine first start

:bigrin: :bigrin: :bigrin:
:drinkingcheers:
by MarkRado
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Buying MWS wheels
Replies: 26
Views: 517
Austria

Re: Buying MWS wheels

If you want to keep the bump stops, then a wheel with the standard (ie 97mm) backspacing should be ok; eg XW5778 / 6x15: with that wheel the outer rim moves 1 inch to the outside (track is also widened by 1 inch/ 25mm). With the wheel you mentioned (XW5745 / 6x15) you have even 2mm less backspacing,...
by MarkRado
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch bite point
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Austria

Re: Clutch bite point

Hi Dale, if I remember correctly, the workshpp manual tells you exactly how to adjust free play (just without crunchng of the gears). Havng said that it depends on what kind of clutch slave cyl you have - we are talking about the adjustable type. Moreover bleed the clutch slave several times and do ...
by MarkRado
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car
Replies: 24
Views: 1087
Austria

Re: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car

Tony,
I forgot to mention that I would not consider the green car at any price
by MarkRado
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car
Replies: 24
Views: 1087
Austria

Re: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car

Hi Tony, welcome to the club! My car came from the US (Jaguar NewYork) and was a driver, nevertheless received a full restoration, which I did together with my father over a period of two years. Bodywork, paint and engine rebuild were outsourced. Although the body was good and remarkably rustfree, w...
by MarkRado
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Austria

Re: Tyres

It is the same in Austria: speed rating of the tyres must exceed nominal top speed of the car- I must fit "V" rated tyres (240 kph).
by MarkRado
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: dynamo repair
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Austria

Re: dynamo repair

Thank you both,
I'll try jcr for spares and go for a dynamator in the meantime,
Mark
by MarkRado
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dynalite relay wiring
Replies: 21
Views: 767
Austria

Re: Dynalite relay wiring

:drinkingcheers:
by MarkRado
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dynalite relay wiring
Replies: 21
Views: 767
Austria

Re: Dynalite relay wiring

Hi Richard, I suppose your car is pos earth :bigrin: The connections on your relay seem to be ok. The relay switches 12V pos (ie earth), that means that you should have +12V ( earth) on 87 when activated (relay closed, after the click). A test lamp between 87 and a hot terminal on one of the fuse bl...
by MarkRado
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU minutiae
Replies: 18
Views: 1220
Austria

Re: SU minutiae

Hi Terry, I'd start with the test given in the SU manual - remove dome/piston from carb, remove spring, drain oil, refit damper, plug the two holes at bottom of piston, fit a washer to one of the dome lugs to prevent piston falling out, hold in the normal upright position, push piston upwards (in), ...
by MarkRado
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: dynamo repair
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Austria

dynamo repair

Hi all,
one of the armature wires came loose on the commutator and damaged the fieldcoils of my dynamo. Although I am tempted to buy something like a Dynator, I'd like to have the dynamo repaired/ restored. I kindly ask for your recommendations, thank you
Mark
by MarkRado
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake Servo
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Austria

Re: Brake Servo

:yeahthat:
by MarkRado
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 51
Views: 1812
Austria

Re: Forum Downtime

Thank you David for your brave effort!
by MarkRado
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Serious brake bleed issues
Replies: 43
Views: 2036
Austria

Re: Serious brake bleed issues

I had a similar problem, turned out to be an invisible leak at one of the reservoir hoses where the air entered the system on every pump stroke! On a friend's Ferrari 250 GTE the servo pulled air, again invisible. Remember that also new and restored components can fail. After bleeding several cans o...
by MarkRado
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.5 Litre rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 1984
Austria

Re: 4.5 Litre rebuild

Classic Jaguar in Texas do them as well, you can follow their engine-rebuilds in their ongoing blog together with actual rollingroad torque- and power-curves; looks good :wow:
But I think, my father was right, saying: if you want a faster car, buy a faster car
by MarkRado
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cross hatch alloy gearbox gaitor surround uncovered
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Austria

Re: Cross hatch alloy gearbox gaitor surround uncovered

My car was manufactured October 27 (1963), and it has the a.m. alloy under both radio console and shift gaitor, which surprised me at first, but since this was the time of transition, the factory obviously uesd up stock.
by MarkRado
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help needed. - Starter failure
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Austria

Re: Help needed. - Starter failure

:yeahthat:
by MarkRado
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help needed. - Starter failure
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Austria

Re: Help needed. - Starter failure

Hi, the ammeter may show charging, nevertheless the battery can be very weak (just enough to energize the solenoid - the clicking sound). Batteries dont like heat, and I guess its very hot all over Europe at the moment. I had a similar problem on the way to very hot Provence a few years ago - the so...
by MarkRado
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Engine wont go back to idle unless I blip the throttle
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Austria

Re: Engine wont go back to idle unless I blip the throttle

Hi Steve, I had the same problem, albeit on my 3.8; I changed suspect parts in the linkage and re- adjusted it spot-on, only to find that one of the butterflies needed a bit more force to close completely (I assisted each of the return springs one after another while engine running). Checking the ca...
by MarkRado
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: I got to wear a funny hat
Replies: 21
Views: 1275
Austria

Re: I got to wear a funny hat

:yeahthat: