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by MarkRado
Tue Mar 22, 2022 7:11 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Feb 63 build with no Aluminum Dash
Replies: 26
Views: 2375
Austria

Re: Feb 63 build with no Aluminum Dash

Quite a lot of other details obviously not correct, maybe nothing serious, but probably not worth the money in this condition.
by MarkRado
Mon Mar 07, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 61 OTS in the stable
Replies: 27
Views: 3282
Austria

Re: 61 OTS in the stable

I'd get the capillary Smiths lookalike gauge sold by the usuals (I got mine from Merlin Motorsports) - reliable, and if you change over the dial face, it looks like original. If you want to stay completely original, temporarily check real vs indicated pressure: install a t-piece at the block and con...
by MarkRado
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Electric power steering
Replies: 18
Views: 6864
Austria

Re: Electric power steering

I have installed the EZ power steering in my S1 E type several years ago, and it certainly helps with low speed maneuvers... I did my own install and found it impossible to get the steering column (the upper section of which is replaced by the EZ unit) mounted fully in the "up" position, which is w...
by MarkRado
Wed Aug 11, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: spark plug equivalent
Replies: 0
Views: 468
Austria

spark plug equivalent

Hi all, I was just checking a cross reference table Champion - NGK. For the 3.8 's Champion N5 the table gives as equivalent NGK B 6 ES. I currently use a BP 6 ES, which has a longer protruding centre electrode (code P), so is quite different. What does that do to the engine and the combustion? Any ...
by MarkRado
Sun Aug 08, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air conditioning experiences
Replies: 38
Views: 9732
Austria

Re: Air conditioning experiences

:bigrin: :bigrin: :bigrin:
by MarkRado
Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Problem with SU No.2 !
Replies: 11
Views: 1898
Austria

Re: Problem with SU No.2 !

Did the car run well with the strombergs? Start trying to get a good idle. I assume that valve clearence is ok and there are no manifold leaks (if you are not sure about brake servo, blank off). Make sure that ignition timing is around 10 btc static. Jets approx 1,6mm down from the bridge, float lev...
by MarkRado
Tue May 18, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series1.5 steering column conversion LHD to RHD
Replies: 34
Views: 4696
Austria

Re: Series1.5 steering column conversion LHD to RHD

Wow, what a story and how much knowledge on the forum! But I wonder how many times Jaguar asked themselves what mess they had with just Etype columns at that time.
by MarkRado
Tue May 04, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 dynamo conversion
Replies: 28
Views: 9841
Austria

Re: 3.8 dynamo conversion

accuspark.co.uk still list the dynamator on their website for 180.- for the C42 pos earth (the Dynalite is 525.-)
by MarkRado
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Exhaust manifold temperature variation
Replies: 2
Views: 982
Austria

Re: Exhaust manifold temperature variation

I run mine with 0,042 down the bridge, sounds you have a massive air leak, maybe the brake vacuum tank check valve
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by MarkRado
Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Tyres advice please.
Replies: 13
Views: 2810
Austria

Re: Tyres advice please.

There was a comparison done by a magazine (Autobild Klassik) some time ago, albeit with a Healey. Avon and Blockley were below par. I can confirm that my Avons were no good on wet surfaces. Dunlop was top in this test. Vredestein and Dunlop are almost half the price of Pirelli and Michelin. I bought...
by MarkRado
Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: CO setting
Replies: 10
Views: 1974
Austria

Re: CO setting

Tim, I got good results with 42thou on the 3.8 ( both UM and UE needle-most have same diameters at idle), and 61thou on the 4.2. You must not underestimate even slightly worn spindle bushes; you can fit neoprene seals from Burlen, but the discs wont close really tight (at least not all the time), ma...
by MarkRado
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Sticky choke
Replies: 2
Views: 1146
Austria

Re: Sticky choke

I assume your car is equipped with SU carbs, then it is worth checking if one of the fast idle rods has got stuck in the carb body.
by MarkRado
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Float level ? S1 4.2 does not start
Replies: 49
Views: 6919
Austria

Re: Float level ? S1 4.2 does not start

Get yourself a copy of the SU workshop manual, everything in there.
Are valve timing +clearance, ignition timing, plug gaps spot on? Jet height below bridge 1,6mm (4.2) resp 1,1mm (3.8) as a starting point.
by MarkRado
Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Float level ? S1 4.2 does not start
Replies: 49
Views: 6919
Austria

Re: Float level ? S1 4.2 does not start

Hi Carsten, just start from scratch, it will be faster and more effective in the end (dont ask how I know): remove carbs, remove piston, idle screw and float, clean thoroughly with carb or brake cleaner, esp idle screw bores; check body visually; check that the discs fully close (look through the ca...
by MarkRado
Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Battery size
Replies: 5
Views: 1363
Austria

Re: Battery size

Batteries on the European market may be a bit different, a standard size is 242 mm x 175 mm x 190 mm, which fits the tray - at least mine. Available in 60 Ah and a lot of brands to choose from, also available in efb technology.
by MarkRado
Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: tubeless wire wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 2318
Austria

Re: tubeless wire wheels

thank you all, I ll report back
by MarkRado
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: tubeless wire wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 2318
Austria

Re: tubeless wire wheels

Thank you for your input, thats reassuring. I'll give it a try
Anybody interested in a set of rim bands and tubes ; ))
by MarkRado
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: tubeless wire wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 2318
Austria

tubeless wire wheels

Hi all, I just received a new set of wire wheels from MWS. The spoke nipples are sealed on the inside of the rim and there is a special valve qualifying them for use with tubeless tyres. Honestly I dont trust these features regarding reliability and tend to use tubes as in the (troublefree 60kmiles)...
by MarkRado
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Selling items to someone in the EU
Replies: 12
Views: 2782
Austria

Re: Selling items to someone in the EU

It works quite well, as long as you follow the basic rules for export: You need to fill out a customs form (CN22 or CN23) This must be done electronically in advance and the form attached to the package. You need to give a tariff number for the items (https://www.trade-tariff.service.gov.uk/headings...
by MarkRado
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: My new S3 OTS
Replies: 10
Views: 1850
Austria

Re: My new S3 OTS

Wonderful! Such a low mileage original condition Etype must be very special :wow: