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by MarkRado
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: clutch replacement jobs
Replies: 4
Views: 340
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: 357
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: 340
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: 196
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: 303
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: 395
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: 303
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: 680
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: 461
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: 680
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: 2579
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: 2579
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: 892
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: 929
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: 338
Austria

Re: Can anybody identify this manifold??

...or rear one from a Mk10
by MarkRado
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: valve clearance
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Austria

Re: valve clearance

Wow, thats really some special information. The indepth knowledge of this forum is impressive and invaluable, thank you very much
by MarkRado
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: valve clearance
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Austria

Re: valve clearance

Andrew, Steve and Christopher, thank you vey much for your input. I was puzzled, because a) the comissioning plate says 004 / 006 rather than 012-014 and b) the interim parts list of 1969 still only lists the early camshafts. So either it is a very late engine and nobody bothered using the appropria...
by MarkRado
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: valve clearance
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Austria

valve clearance

Hi all, I want to check and if necessary adjust the valve clearance on a 4.2 engine from a late 420G (1970). Engine number is 7D60135-8. Both cams are the later 4bolt and have the code P31818A cast in. Actual clearance measured on a few valves showed 009 on inlet and exhaust. Afaik the cam profile w...
by MarkRado
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Starvation
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Austria

Re: Fuel Starvation

You have obviously checked that the choke mechanism at each carb moves to full extent.
I indeed had a vapour lock on my Healey (long time ago), I had to reconnect the pipe with pump running and fuel pouring out to overcome it :shock:
by MarkRado
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Replacing ignition switch
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Austria

Re: Replacing ignition switch

docdcc wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:19 pm
While you are doing this you might want to hook up a relay closer to the battery to run the power through the relay instead of the ignition switch.
docdcc
:yeahthat:

almost a must