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by MarkRado
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: 5-Speed Boxes
Replies: 22
Views: 3744
Austria

Re: 5-Speed Boxes

I've got a standard, well worn 3.8 engine with factory power (at the most). Mated to a 3.07 axle this leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to spirited driving on winding roads with uphill sections (lots of them in my country). I decided to install a 3.54 axle. Now I am missing a fifth gear on mo...
by MarkRado
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Speedo failure
Replies: 13
Views: 2402
Austria

Re: Speedo failure

:drinkingcheers:
by MarkRado
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Roadster or Coupe
Replies: 18
Views: 4211
Austria

Re: Roadster or Coupe

Roadster with hardtop - really looks "sixties"

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by MarkRado
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Calipers
Replies: 7
Views: 1270
Austria

Re: Rear Calipers

I usually try air and rags first and move over to the grease gun when pistons dont move immediately. The grease gun connects directly to the bleed screw by the way, plug the other thread with another nipple.
by MarkRado
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!
Replies: 81
Views: 8104
Austria

Re: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!

I use a 1" crosshandle in combination with a pipe as extension
by MarkRado
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Reeeeally tempted..
Replies: 41
Views: 9543
Austria

Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Hi Andrew,
sorry to hear that. I am sure those guys have never seen a car like that, so they just wanted to be on the safe side with this statement.

All the best
Mark
by MarkRado
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type Expert in Houston
Replies: 1
Views: 809
Austria

Re: E-Type Expert in Houston

Classic Jaguar, although in Austin
http://classicjaguar.com/

(512) 288 8800
by MarkRado
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Zeus single pot. Pistons not retracting
Replies: 65
Views: 14296
Austria

Re: Zeus single pot. Pistons not retracting

Compare the Dunlop (which has no issues I understand) vs the Zeus, both mounted to the caliper as well as side by side on the bench. There must be a difference to be detected.
by MarkRado
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 seat frame colour
Replies: 11
Views: 2256
Austria

Re: 3.8 seat frame colour

Yes please! Thank you
by MarkRado
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 seat frame colour
Replies: 11
Views: 2256
Austria

Re: 3.8 seat frame colour

Thank you Richard, perfect documentation!
by MarkRado
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Repairs to S1 cam cover
Replies: 14
Views: 2832
Austria

Re: Repairs to S1 cam cover

Hi Rory,
- offtopic, but what a lovely new avatar!
The seats are off my car at the moment, so I should think twice about what to install :bigrin:
by MarkRado
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 seat frame colour
Replies: 11
Views: 2256
Austria

Re: 3.8 seat frame colour

Incidentally I believe the factory only painted the lower area which is visible under the seat cushion & underside of the seat if removed. The “vertical” backrest behind the moquette etc. was left raw steel .... well, that’s what I found when I removed the trim on mine. I suspect this is factory co...
by MarkRado
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Distributor curves
Replies: 23
Views: 3304
Austria

Re: Distributor curves

John,
refering to your post#15- yes, it works very well - easy starting, smooth idle, no audible pinging with 95 leadfree. Smooth on overrun. Following this thread I am tempted to try a more aggressive curve.
by MarkRado
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Repairs to S1 cam cover
Replies: 14
Views: 2832
Austria

Re: Repairs to S1 cam cover

Hi Richard,
I always use Loctite 5910, never got them leakfree without it, do not omit the bore for the tach generator.
Before buying a new cover, make sure you have a crack, maybe try a detecting spray.
by MarkRado
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Distributor curves
Replies: 23
Views: 3304
Austria

Re: Distributor curves

The parts cat lists part number C14269,type DMBZ / 40617 up to engine RA1381, from then onwards part number C20679, type 22D6 / 40887A. According to Porter, the change was made in April 63. The next change is given in August 64 engine RA6834, distributor part number C20680. I have a table that lists...
by MarkRado
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Distributor curves
Replies: 23
Views: 3304
Austria

Re: Distributor curves

Hi John,
here is the curve from my 3.8 with a standard 22D6 built by distributor doctor; my timing is 12° static, a combination without any side effects
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Mark
by MarkRado
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front Crank Seal Fitting Tips Please
Replies: 65
Views: 12706
Austria

Re: Front Crank Seal Fitting Tips Please

I think Tim is talking about the rear cork seal; I also found shrinking with mine several years ago
by MarkRado
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel sender connection at dash.
Replies: 3
Views: 1003
Austria

Re: Fuel sender connection at dash.

According to the wiring diagram, greenbrown (GN) is allocated to the flasher. Greenblack (GB) should be the wire from fuel sender to instrument. Some years ago a loom from autosparks we ordered for a P5 Rover was missing a wire altogether by the way.
by MarkRado
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: E-Type series 2 1969
Replies: 5
Views: 1740
Austria

Re: E-Type series 2 1969

Hi Baz, indeed the car must be very special to you. With this history I would not even think about selling. Unless you buy a completely nut and bolt restored example, sooner or later you will have to replace the clutch and rear pads anyway, let alone other hidden problems. So better to do the work o...
by MarkRado
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Speedo failure
Replies: 13
Views: 2402
Austria

Re: Speedo failure

Hi Richard,
now that the speedodrive ist out, I'd take the opportunity to dismantle and check or have it rebuilt or get a new one (C17087=BG2402-02 for the moss box). The short shaft/ cable may be damadged where it is crimped to the gear.
Also see viewtopic.php?t=1601