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by MarkRado
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: tap and Die
Replies: 29
Views: 6232
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: 3878
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: 4629
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.
by MarkRado
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Series 1 hardtop
Replies: 13
Views: 2643
Austria

Re: Series 1 hardtop

The stuff used for wrapping the whole car- good Idea; temp and UV resistant, and removable. Leftovers should be available for little money at the car wrapping shop next door.
by MarkRado
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Series 1 hardtop
Replies: 13
Views: 2643
Austria

Re: Series 1 hardtop

I have to admit my paintwork did not receive the "tape and adjustment" treatment- and was damaged :shock: We have to ask Peter - maybe electric tape?
by MarkRado
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Series 1 hardtop
Replies: 13
Views: 2643
Austria

Re: Series 1 hardtop

Fully agree with Peter! I love my hardtop and use it frequently. It definitely looks unique and swinging sixties to me. Go ahead and buy it, and paint it body colour. Look for a hardtop trolley, do so some arm and back exercises and you can mount it all alone without help :wink: . It rubs against pa...
by MarkRado
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Crayon Writing
Replies: 20
Views: 3878
Austria

Re: Crayon Writing

Thank you David, shame on me :doh: . Even worse, my original bonnet is long gone, so out with the punch numbers...
by MarkRado
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Acrid smoke and low vacuum
Replies: 29
Views: 6142
Austria

Re: Acrid smoke and low vacuum

Acrid smell- reminds my of the Rover V8, where two plug leads were wrongly connected. Was completely down on power though; maybe not easily detected on a V12
by MarkRado
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Crayon Writing
Replies: 20
Views: 3878
Austria

Re: Crayon Writing

Unfortunately no fake, see Haddock et al. Understandable when you look at the way Etypes were manufactured, I have not yet seen a number on a bonnet though
by MarkRado
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: [solved] S1 heater box: secret locking?
Replies: 14
Views: 3360
Austria

Re: [solved] S1 heater box: secret locking?

Serge, depending on how you are going to use your car, this would be be the opportunity to upgrade the unit. Using mine frequently in autumn and sometimes even in winter, I can tell that heater core and fan definitely leave a lot to be desired. There are a few threads on the forum about improvement;...
by MarkRado
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: URGENT.....Building a Replica and IVA
Replies: 18
Views: 7590
Austria

Re: URGENT.....Building a Replica and IVA

The same story in Austria :cussing: all cars to be registered for the first time have to comply with current standards - dont even think of trying to meet them all. Unfortunately this is also the case with imported real classic cars- unless they are considered worth preserving, being on a list issue...
by MarkRado
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil cooler position
Replies: 39
Views: 6941
Austria

Re: Oil cooler position

On my 3.8 I had to cut the stonemesh and mount it further to the front after installing a fan (8cm deep) on the front of the radiator. You can see the 3 original mounting positions (one screw missing)
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by MarkRado
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Restoring Carburettors - Tips, Methods ?
Replies: 25
Views: 4629
Austria

Re: Cleaning carburettor bodies - Soda Blasting ?

I should mention that the manifolds in the above photo had been bead blasted in the past, giving a coarser surface to start with. However soda blasting gives alu a dull apperance and quite the contrary to a shining look (I had to re-polish the front center of the cylinder head after sodablasting). P...
by MarkRado
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Restoring Carburettors - Tips, Methods ?
Replies: 25
Views: 4629
Austria

Re: Cleaning carburettor bodies - Soda Blasting ?

Rory, I had my inlet manifolds and the head sodablasted- soda powder is completely soft, feels and looks like flour, and does no harm to eg valve seats ( at least thats whats I was told- everything working well up to date). But the finish is dull and nothing like the original cast look. Acid dipping...
by MarkRado
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Torsion bar reaction plate
Replies: 28
Views: 5348
Austria

Re: Torsion bar reaction plate

Thank you all,
next time the engine is out I'll give it a try! Never over, never in :bigrin:
by MarkRado
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mystery misfire
Replies: 55
Views: 8309
Austria

Re: Mystery misfire

You didnt really answer if the inlet valve actually opens.....you said that the tappet goes up and down.....that dosnt mean that the valve opens I think it does, else maybe you can explain how that could happen. Otherwise I think that's been answered by subsequent posts. Cylinders 2 & 3 are working...
by MarkRado
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Torsion bar reaction plate
Replies: 28
Views: 5348
Austria

Re: Torsion bar reaction plate

Christopher,
always thought about converting to diaphragm clutch myself;
beside om drilling- does this involve a different slave cyl and other work as well?
TX
Mark
by MarkRado
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 FHC - Dunlop brake master cylinder pipe fittings
Replies: 6
Views: 1481
Austria

Re: 3.8 FHC - Dunlop brake master cylinder pipe fittings

Richard,
diameter is 1/4,
you need to measure m/c bore depht (=min. thread lenght of fitting)
hose -end of pipe has no fitting (push fit with hose clip)

Automec lists fittings on their homepage
by MarkRado
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Cost of respray
Replies: 32
Views: 10875
Austria

Re: Cost of respray

Bill, you're definitely right. Nothing gained with doing the priming yourself and having an expensive paintjob on top of that - except for all the risk that comes with it. Preparing the car (dismantling, taking back to bare metal, degreasing) in consultation with the paintshop as well as exactly tel...
by MarkRado
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mystery misfire
Replies: 55
Views: 8309
Austria

Re: Mystery misfire

You obviously checked the firing order several times - check it once more;
same happend to me on a V8 Rover.