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by MarkRado
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: I got to wear a funny hat
Replies: 16
Views: 167
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: 16
Views: 167
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: 369
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: 311
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: 406
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: 497
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: 497
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: 151
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: 271
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: 306
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: 24
Views: 1000
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: 24
Views: 1000
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: 271
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: 454
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:
by MarkRado
Wed May 30, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Share a top tip
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Austria

Re: Share a top tip

I use either nyloc nuts or Loctite threadlocker (blue)
by MarkRado
Thu May 10, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tuning SU Carbs
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Austria

Re: Tuning SU Carbs

The same is true for me: 0,042 for the UM (standard filter) and 0,052 for the UE (mangoletsi filter). Having read similar posts about carb adjusting, I tried going that much richer- impossible, I immediately get heavy rhythmical misfire and black smoke. Following the spark plug colour with my setup,...
by MarkRado
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cylinder head dowel stud
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Austria

Re: Cylinder head dowel stud

...I cant use my old one anymore
by MarkRado
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cylinder head dowel stud
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Austria

Re: Cylinder head dowel stud

Thank you for your replies;
if SNG is out of the race - where did you source your dowel studs in the end?
by MarkRado
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: composite head gasket fitting
Replies: 0
Views: 145
Austria

composite head gasket fitting

Further to my posting regarding head studs and tightening torque, I received a fitting guide for the composite head gasket together with the gasket kit (from http://www.jmgaskets-seals.co.uk) which is very informative. Firstly they recommend tightening in three stages (40/55/65), secondly the final ...
by MarkRado
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cylinder head dowel stud
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Austria

Re: Cylinder head dowel stud

Addition: the manufacturer of the composite head gasket recommends a tightening torque of 90 Nm instead of original 73 Nm (+25%), which both is not very much. Is there a danger of block distortion?