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by MarkRado
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: wire wheel rim band
Replies: 0
Views: 68
Austria

wire wheel rim band

Hi all, having experienced 3 flat tyres in the last weeks (none in 30 years before), I am going to have the rim bands (and remaining tubes) of my wire wheels renewed. I have ordered the bands from MWS. To my surprise they look rather crude, nothing like the "endless" Dunlop original https://i.postim...
by MarkRado
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU spindle bushes
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Austria

Re: SU spindle bushes

Thank you for your inputs; I am afraid I still do not know where to send my carbs to for rebushing :scratchheadyellow:
by MarkRado
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Thread size
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Austria

Re: Thread size

Yep, 5/8 Unf
by MarkRado
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Austria

Re: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS

:yeahthat:
but might not just drop in as well.
30 years ago I fitted a then available original Triplex and it seemed to be too wide and generally not of the perfect shape! It was two man job bending and fitting it
by MarkRado
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Parts quality
Replies: 13
Views: 760
Austria

Re: Parts quality

Thank you, I ll check them
by MarkRado
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU spindle bushes
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Austria

SU spindle bushes

My carb spindles seem to have developed some play, I am looking for a rebushing service. Davis Lonsdale has retired afaik, what are the alternatives (aside from Burlens)?
Thank you
by MarkRado
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Parts quality
Replies: 13
Views: 760
Austria

Re: Parts quality

Andrew,
where do you get Payen gaskets from? Are the sold individually as well?
by MarkRado
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: bespoke clutch hose
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Austria

Re: bespoke clutch hose

Hi Steve, it is indeed for a 420G, which has a banjo connector in the slave, therefore you need a hose with different threaded ends, similar to the rear brake flex hose on the etype. I had already been on the brakequip homepage, but found the navigation a little strange. Ill give them a call though,...
by MarkRado
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: bespoke clutch hose
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Austria

bespoke clutch hose

Hi all,

I am looking for a clutch hose for my 420G project. Looking up/ ordering by the spares number from the parts catalogue returns the wrong part. Unfortunately our local hose shop does not have the required fittings in stock. Any recommendations where to buy?
Thank you
by MarkRado
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carb jet height/depth conundrum
Replies: 16
Views: 626
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: 14
Views: 604
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: 767
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: 226
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: 226
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: 542
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: 697
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: 542
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: 369
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: 493
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: 600
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...