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by MarkRado
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Serious brake bleed issues
Replies: 43
Views: 1032
Austria

Re: Serious brake bleed issues

I had a similar problem, turned out to be an invisible leak at one of the reservoir hoses where the air entered the system on every pump stroke! On a friend's Ferrari 250 GTE the servo pulled air, again invisible. Remember that also new and restored components can fail. After bleeding several cans o...
by MarkRado
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.5 Litre rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 1188
Austria

Re: 4.5 Litre rebuild

Classic Jaguar in Texas do them as well, you can follow their engine-rebuilds in their ongoing blog together with actual rollingroad torque- and power-curves; looks good :wow:
But I think, my father was right, saying: if you want a faster car, buy a faster car
by MarkRado
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cross hatch alloy gearbox gaitor surround uncovered
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Austria

Re: Cross hatch alloy gearbox gaitor surround uncovered

My car was manufactured October 27 (1963), and it has the a.m. alloy under both radio console and shift gaitor, which surprised me at first, but since this was the time of transition, the factory obviously uesd up stock.
by MarkRado
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help needed. - Starter failure
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Austria

Re: Help needed. - Starter failure

:yeahthat:
by MarkRado
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help needed. - Starter failure
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Austria

Re: Help needed. - Starter failure

Hi, the ammeter may show charging, nevertheless the battery can be very weak (just enough to energize the solenoid - the clicking sound). Batteries dont like heat, and I guess its very hot all over Europe at the moment. I had a similar problem on the way to very hot Provence a few years ago - the so...
by MarkRado
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Engine wont go back to idle unless I blip the throttle
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Austria

Re: Engine wont go back to idle unless I blip the throttle

Hi Steve, I had the same problem, albeit on my 3.8; I changed suspect parts in the linkage and re- adjusted it spot-on, only to find that one of the butterflies needed a bit more force to close completely (I assisted each of the return springs one after another while engine running). Checking the ca...
by MarkRado
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: I got to wear a funny hat
Replies: 21
Views: 788
Austria

Re: I got to wear a funny hat

:yeahthat:
by MarkRado
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: I got to wear a funny hat
Replies: 21
Views: 788
Austria

Re: I got to wear a funny hat

Congratulations! Now on to your own Etype :wow:
by MarkRado
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cylinder head paint
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Austria

Re: Cylinder head paint

I had to paint the head twice - special heat resistant paint flaked off despite having followed the instructions. :banghead: The second time I used 2pack etch primer (after having had sodablasted the head - again) and standard automotive paint (which I brushed on). You should be able to find the col...
by MarkRado
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil?
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Austria

Re: Oil?

:yeahthat:
by MarkRado
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: What could be the cause of this noise
Replies: 13
Views: 613
Austria

Re: What could be the cause of this noise

Had the same problem years ago, turned out to be a bent waterthrower
by MarkRado
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Engine breather hose.
Replies: 23
Views: 891
Austria

Re: Engine breather hose.

Steve, thank you, I ordered from them last time, I thought it to be a bit expensive and would like to buy a roll of say three metres - for that money :wink:
by MarkRado
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Engine breather hose.
Replies: 23
Views: 891
Austria

Re: Engine breather hose.

Is the breather hose also available by the metre? Would be convenient for more frequent replacement, sinde it gets dented quite easily.
by MarkRado
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Oil pressure
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Austria

Re: Oil pressure

Nothing wrong in my opinion; you might want to check oil pressure with a direct acting gauge with a suitable scale. Watch out for a deep knocking noise from the main bearings at idle - this means too low a pressure. Pressure on my 3.8 (60k miles) drops to somewhere to around or under 20 psi hot, but...
by MarkRado
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Glue cantrail seals
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Austria

Re: Glue cantrail seals

Thank you, Ash & Mark!
I believe I still have a black super-sticky Loctite cartridge lying around - will have a look what number it has.
by MarkRado
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: It's Registerd
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Austria

Re: It's Registerd

Congratulations and best wishes!
by MarkRado
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Champion WCX 600 bow tie caps
Replies: 28
Views: 1523
Austria

Re: Champion WCX 600 bow tie caps

Thank you David, your in-depth knowledge is always impressive
by MarkRado
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Champion WCX 600 bow tie caps
Replies: 28
Views: 1523
Austria

Re: Champion WCX 600 bow tie caps

After having had problems with the bowties (from different suppliers) for more than 20 years I finally switched to NGK; of course not original (neither were the bowties on my 3.8) and not looking that good, but much cheaper and RELIABLE. In the meantime I look out for a set of original style Champio...
by MarkRado
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Glue cantrail seals
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Austria

Glue cantrail seals

Hi all,

I am about to replace the hoodframe -to-doorglas cantrail seals on my OTS using seals from Baines. What kind of glue can you recommend? Where to glue - only the channel or also the sealing section? :scratchheadyellow:
Thank you
by MarkRado
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: What suspension do you have?
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Austria

Re: What suspension do you have?

I reverted back to Boge, but on my list (concerning handling) are uprated antirollbars to keep up with my friend's Porsches during cornering :wink: