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by MarkRado
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: OTS Door Glass
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Austria

Re: OTS Door Glass

Hi Rory, I replaced mine two years ago when I installed a new hood. I got them from Pilkington and was sure that it would cure my ill fitting hood- frame- glass story. I found out that they were almost exactly the same as those nameless replacements previously fitted. After endless adjustments every...
by MarkRado
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: crankshaft damper removal
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Austria

Re: crankshaft damper removal

Thanks James and Tom, damper undone! I put the big crank bolt back in, reversed the servo pulley and put it back on with the four orig setscrews. I did not have anything really suitable at hand to use as a barrier between the inside of the pulley and the big bolt, so I used 3 bolts (3/8 diam) instea...
by MarkRado
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: crankshaft damper removal
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Austria

crankshaft damper removal

Hi all, I need to replace the front crank oil seal on a 1970 4.2 engine (a 420G engine actually), this means the crankshaft damper has to come off. The bolt and the servo pulley have come off without problems, but the damper does not move (using two opposite levers betwenn block and damper). Engine ...
by MarkRado
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Garage / workshop
Replies: 21
Views: 719
Austria

Re: Garage / workshop

I ve been using a two post lift for more than 25 years and now can hardly imagine working without one. I have to live with the height restriction meaning I cant use to the full, but it is still a big help.I dont know of a professional working mechanic who does not have at least one.
by MarkRado
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mangoletsi ITG Air Filter from SNG
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Austria

Re: Mangoletsi ITG Air Filter from SNG

I had to change the standard UM needles for UE (the UO were far too rich) meaning higher fuel consumption. It is nothing more than a foam-covered wire mesh (you cant lean on it) with corresponding filtering ability. Looks the part and nice induction roar on hard acceleration. I really like it.
by MarkRado
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 48
Views: 1832
Austria

Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

I have to admit I did not stop using it (thanks to no longer existing real winters in our region). I had to take the hardtop off already because it was getting too warm on sunny afternoons- crazy.
by MarkRado
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Smith oil pressure gauge - how to reattach black plastic hose to fitting
Replies: 14
Views: 386
Austria

Re: Smith oil pressure gauge - how to reattach black plastic hose to fitting

I changed over the dial to keep the original looks. You need to check real vs indicated pressure and learn by heart though. (in my case it is quite easy: 40 lbs indicated equals 4 bars real press, 20 equals 2 and so on)
by MarkRado
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 DHC Blue Reg 3WBJ - Circa 1980
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Austria

Re: Series 2 DHC Blue Reg 3WBJ - Circa 1980

Already off topic - It depends on colour and size of the plate; think of the tiny Italian old style front plates. Our current huge white Austrian plates are an aesthetic disaster and - mounted below the air intake- definitely something Sir Lyons would not have approved of.
by MarkRado
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Reaction plate removal
Replies: 17
Views: 606
Austria

Re: Reaction plate removal

I had two rods made as per manual; I was lucky when using them first time (some time ago). Last autumn I did it again, but I found that the rods were not locating the torsion bar brackets exactly requiring to force the bolts back in which I did not want to do. In the end I went for the "undo the wis...
by MarkRado
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Distrubutor Identity
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Austria

Re: Distrubutor Identity

Send yours to the distributor doctor Martin Jay, he will rebuild it to correct spec incl the lettering/ numbers
by MarkRado
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: my soft top leaks
Replies: 17
Views: 727
Austria

Re: my soft top leaks

I replaced my hood with a mohair one from Aldridge two years ago. As stated in several forum threads I started with getting the frame and the wooden header rail right. I went for " the top screen rail must be hidden by the front hood chrome trim with hood up". First thing was the door drop glass (ne...
by MarkRado
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Upper wishbone ball joint
Replies: 24
Views: 3592
Austria

Re: Upper wishbone ball joint

Steve, thank you very much!
by MarkRado
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Upper wishbone ball joint
Replies: 24
Views: 3592
Austria

Re: Upper wishbone ball joint

You will need to break the joint to check properly....Get yourself a ball joint breaker.....i have this one, works great https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/laser-3525-ball-joint-separator-scissor-type/?da=1&TC=GS-040813525&gclid=CI-GmbXXxNMCFdBWDQods8kAfg leave the nut on loose when you split it so yo...
by MarkRado
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Value S1 Jag e-type 4.2 LHD Roadster
Replies: 32
Views: 1489
Austria

Re: Value S1 Jag e-type 4.2 LHD Roadster

Wise words from Chris. Unless someone's aim is not the restoration itself, by experience I would strongly recommend buying the best example one can afford. I would look out especialy for a car with a good body/ paint, which is the biggest single workpackage expense during restoration.
by MarkRado
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3rd time lucky?
Replies: 14
Views: 544
Austria

Re: 3rd time lucky?

:yeahthat:
by MarkRado
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Buying MWS wheels
Replies: 45
Views: 1734
Austria

Re: Buying MWS wheels

DB6,...which are an option on the MWS page for the E ser 2; code XW474, backspacing 96.5
by MarkRado
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Buying MWS wheels
Replies: 45
Views: 1734
Austria

Re: Buying MWS wheels

The ser3 wheel has a backspacing of 109mm and a flat hub (ser1: curly hub). The correct 6x15 would be Dayton JB156. Much has been said about tyres on the forum. Unfortunately good tyres for the Etype are not cheap. But do not underestimate the influence on handling, ride quality, noise, let alone gr...
by MarkRado
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lightweight engine first start
Replies: 1
Views: 258
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: 45
Views: 1734
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: 327
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 ...