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by MarkRado
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 71 V12 e type oil pressure gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 75
Austria

Re: 71 V12 e type oil pressure gauge

Having changed the sender several times, I finally converted to a mechanical gauge https://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/p/smiths-classic-oil-pressure-gauge-cb-op also see elsewhere on the forum. I changed over the facia to keep the correct looks, but then you have to convert values once to know actual...
by MarkRado
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tyres - 205/65R15
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Austria

Re: Tyres - 205/65R15

Google tyre size calculator, eg
http://www.tyresave.co.uk/tyre-size-calculator/
by MarkRado
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tyres - 205/65R15
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Austria

Re: Tyres - 205/65R15

Jan, as you already know original size was 185 80 15. Equivalent in circumference is the pervious mentioned 205 70. Although its true that the real feeling is lost with modern tyres, you can get away with careful selection. Actual tyre width can vary significantly in the same range (eg 205); you wil...
by MarkRado
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door drop glass seal gets dragged under
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Austria

Re: Door drop glass seal gets dragged under

Hi Jeremy, I had the same problem, I solved it trying seals from different suppliers, unfortunately cant remember where the last (working) one came from. I also tried Baines, his profiles were flocked inside but were missing the metal strip. I remember cleaning back the inside top of the lip with fi...
by MarkRado
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Changing Automatic Transmission Fluid
Replies: 11
Views: 147
Austria

Re: Changing Automatic Transmission Fluid

Sorry for shocking you; if your box shifts smoothly withing correct speed limits, and the old oil is not contaminated, a standard oil change will of course perfectly do :wink:
by MarkRado
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Changing Automatic Transmission Fluid
Replies: 11
Views: 147
Austria

Re: Changing Automatic Transmission Fluid

From experience with the ZF 5HP24 box from my XJ8, to get rid of all the ultrafine debris you have to dismantle the gearbox, clean it manually (and overhaul it in due course) and get a new torque converter and oil cooler. You cant really clean the converter without cutting it open. In case the gearb...
by MarkRado
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Torsion bar adjustment
Replies: 16
Views: 2266
Austria

Re: Torsion bar adjustment

At least theoretically, you can calculate it quite easily using trigonometric functions. The triangle consists of the (horizontal) upper wishbone and the (vertical) distance you want to make your suspension lower or higher. They both form an angle, which you can adjust using the frt/ rear splines. O...
by MarkRado
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Another tyre post... Pirelli 205/70R15 91V Amazon
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Austria

Re: Another tyre post... Pirelli 205/70R15 91V Amazon

Googled, only found "all season" with H speed rating (up to 210). Based on my tyre experience I dont think that they suit an Etype standard suspension under normal driving conditions; Moreover you obviously have or need wheels which are wider than standard 5'', which -regarding to several forum thre...
by MarkRado
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bump Stops in rear arches
Replies: 31
Views: 823
Austria

Re: Bump Stops in rear arches

Perfect and detailed explanation from David - should be in the knowledge base
by MarkRado
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ebay: Series 2 FHC with front coil springs?
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Austria

Re: Ebay: Series 2 FHC with front coil springs?

Maybe to produce a progressive spring rate ? havent heard of a progressive torsion bar
by MarkRado
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water pump - rebuild, replace or have mine reconditioned?
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Austria

Re: Water pump - rebuild, replace or have mine reconditioned?

Hi Phil,
sorry, cant remember where I bought the repair kit -too long ago; today I would also tend to buy a good quality new one.
by MarkRado
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water pump - rebuild, replace or have mine reconditioned?
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Austria

Re: Water pump - rebuild, replace or have mine reconditioned?

Hi Phil,
sometimes it stops leaking after a longer spin. As far as I can remember, the pump has to come off for any repair, at least on the 3.8. I rebuilt mine with a repair kit many years ago and it is still ok.
As long as as it leaks only slightly I'd try the drive-it-method,
good luck.
by MarkRado
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Under reading temperature and fuel gauges
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Austria

Re: Under reading temperature and fuel gauges

Thank you, perfect,
gonna buy one immediately, see engine temp rise and start restoration of cooling system :oops:

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by MarkRado
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Blasting media
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Austria

Re: Blasting media

Hi Geoff, I have used several media: corundum ("sand")/ different grades: for chassis, underside and suspension parts; creates a coarse surface very effective for removing heavy rust and almost anything else; the paintshop does not like it, because it is difficult to remove (air gun) from all the ca...
by MarkRado
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Under reading temperature and fuel gauges
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Austria

Re: Under reading temperature and fuel gauges

Philip,

thank you for your research! On google I found this for LM7810,
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I am wrong that this is no solution for pos ground cars?

Mark
by MarkRado
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: IRS
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Austria

Re: IRS

Hi Ash,
look nice! I guess complete overhaul incl axle; blasted, painted and replated. How long did it take and would you tell us what Alan charged you? I am considering the same with a complete spare unit.

Regards
Mark
by MarkRado
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: tap and Die
Replies: 28
Views: 1102
Austria

Re: tap and Die

Quite right! I got many taps and dies from Namrick, and, as stated , via google.
by MarkRado
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: tap and Die
Replies: 28
Views: 1102
Austria

Re: tap and Die

Absolutely right! Furthermore, there will be a moment during repair/ restoration when you need all the help you can get at least tool- wise. For example I have different spanners of the same size but of different lenght/ geometry. You might get along with little more than the orig tool kit; but work...
by MarkRado
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Crayon Writing
Replies: 20
Views: 1055
Austria

Re: Crayon Writing

From my dashboard (on left and right, but not on centre panel)
7122 = body number;
blk= black? heritage certificate says trim colour red
03 = maybe worker' s signature?
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by MarkRado
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Restoring Carburettors - Tips, Methods ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1084
Austria

Re: Restoring Carburettors - Tips, Methods ?

Thought about vibration polishing? Obviously used for alloy wheels, but should work on any alloy. Only high gloss though.