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by MarkRado
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Basic questions when buying an E Type. Question 1
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Austria

Re: Basic questions when buying an E Type. Question 1

Nothing wrong with a very good Moss box with Redline transmission oil, it gives you a nice feedback and is very rewarding to shift once you have some practice. If you intend to do a lot of long distance high speed touring and you want to retain top performance through the gears, then you might want ...
by MarkRado
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speeding
Replies: 22
Views: 1061
Austria

Re: Speeding

...or you go for the Genovo Assist radar/laser warning device :bigrin:
...2.500 EUR :shock:
by MarkRado
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Autumn drive to work
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Austria

Re: Autumn drive to work

:yeahthat:
by MarkRado
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Steering Wheel
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Austria

Re: Steering Wheel

I am 6'1" too and, as already indicated, I adjusted the wheel column as high as possible. Furthermore I cut the seat foam about 3/4" and I put additional washers under the front of the seat slides (double the exising using the rear ones, use longer bolts, needs some detail work). This gives you noti...
by MarkRado
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Moving on. Bike resto
Replies: 29
Views: 1236
Austria

Re: Moving on. Bike resto

:yeahthat:
by MarkRado
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Wheel inner arch & floor paint in original S1 3.8
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Austria

Re: Wheel inner arch & floor paint in original S1 3.8

Tadek, if you are going for a car that is to be driven rather than 100% concours, I' d strongly recommend not to use the black stuff on the underside or anywhere else. I did use it in the first instance and found rust developing in some places between panels and coating that became brittle, making i...
by MarkRado
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Two Black Cables 3.8 Roadster
Replies: 8
Views: 1429
Austria

Re: Two Black Cables 3.8 Roadster

On my 3.8 the fan relay sits on the rh side (view from drivers seat) under the header tank bracket. On the lh side there is the brake light switch (although spade connectors) . I think the 4.2 has the horns somewhere down there, but again spade connectors.
by MarkRado
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Speedo failure
Replies: 6
Views: 1200
Austria

Re: Speedo failure

On my angle drive, the shaft going into the gearbox broke in two. I dismantled and resoldiered the shorter remains, but that did not work very long (I was told it has to be crimped)- in the end I bought a new one, would recommend that considering the effort of installation.
by MarkRado
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Vacuum pipes
Replies: 12
Views: 2183
Austria

Re: Vacuum pipes

Peter is right, vacuum is biggest at part throttle (and max at idle), and advance used for fuel economy. Vacuum is immediately lost during acc and not present at wide open throttle.
by MarkRado
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Early 4.2 FHC RHD Brake Pipe Sizes
Replies: 4
Views: 1208
Austria

Re: Early 4.2 FHC RHD Brake Pipe Sizes

A flaring tool needs a straight lenght of 2in for clamping. Straightening and rebending an existing (steel) pipewill be almost impossible, furthermore you lose ca 5mm- this is a lot with brake pipes. I'd go for a set eg from Automec, they are easy to bend and have a clearly numbered fitting instruct...
by MarkRado
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: MPG
Replies: 6
Views: 1544
Austria

Re: MPG

I never got a consumption better than 23, now with UE needles it is between 18 and 16. Would also be interesting to hear from other members with non standard setup, eg Heuer
by MarkRado
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: wire wheel rim band
Replies: 1
Views: 992
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: 1524
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: 3
Views: 1204
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: 2679
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: 2993
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: 1524
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: 2993
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: 477
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: 477
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