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by thomaslk
Thu May 16, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: SP back to England
Replies: 8
Views: 2418

Re: SP back to England

For me it was an eyeopener when i changed the plugs. Some of them extremely oily. Subjectively the engine ran nice and there was no obvious smoke visible when driving - even not for following cars - BUT some valve stem seals were extremely brittle and already split. Exchanging the valve stem seals w...
by thomaslk
Tue May 14, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: SP back to England
Replies: 8
Views: 2418

Re: SP back to England

what a nice license plate ...
rgds
Thomas
by thomaslk
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: 1973 Int. MKIII 133/5839 Salvage on Craigslist
Replies: 4
Views: 1330

Re: 1973 Int. MKIII 133/5839 Salvage on Craigslist

Interesting junkyard with dozends of Porsche 356. They still fetch quite some money these days ...
rgds
Thomas
by thomaslk
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Body wrapping of an Interceptor
Replies: 13
Views: 2161

Re: Body wrapping of an Interceptor

hmm - one aspect beside the appearance issue - will the wrap really stand the temperature of the hood/bonnet in Tokio traffic conditions with hours of "crawling"?
rgds
Thomas
by thomaslk
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Jensen-Healey with interesting exterior modifications
Replies: 8
Views: 1818

Re: Jensen-Healey with interesting exterior modifications

rear lights remind me on Opel Manta (Cavalier?)- but the look is really nice ...
Thomas
by thomaslk
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Jensen Int. MKIII 140/8609 At Estate Auction
Replies: 4
Views: 987

Re: Jensen Int. MKIII 140/8609 At Estate Auction

Robinson D wrote:Appears to be fairly original...
i miss the typical MkIII louvres in hood/bonnet and have some doubts regarding the air cleaner housing and front/rear valances - but yes - fairly original and honest description. Auction result will be interesting.
rgds
Thomas
by thomaslk
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: V-8 Engine Tech
Topic: Spark plugs
Replies: 21
Views: 9360

Re: Spark plugs

Hi Fredrik,
i second Steve's statement that you got the wrong NGKs.
I am currently running on NGK XR5 again. These are just standard NGKs for about 30 Euro per set of 8 - no superduper Iridiums.
rgds
Thomas
by thomaslk
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: V-8 Engine Tech
Topic: Rhythmic vibrations from 383
Replies: 52
Views: 11528

Re: Rhythmic vibrations from 383

Before you start the deep dive with pulling the plugs etc what about a quick check with the infrared thermometer?
A misfiring / non-firing cylinder might be identified with lower exhaust port temperature.
Just an idea ...
rgds
Thomas
by thomaslk
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: C-V8 Mk111 For Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1399

Re: C-V8 Mk111 For Sale

nice half finished project - just to be curious, what was the asking price?
rgds
Thomas
by thomaslk
Mon May 07, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: V-8 Engine Tech
Topic: rocker arm shaft play
Replies: 4
Views: 1074

Re: rocker arm shaft play

Hi Florian, first of all - just for understanding - are you talking about brand new engine parts or a used engine with high mileage? I have the impression some wear seems to be quite normal for the stamped steel rockers. As the contact forces are concentrated in the lower part of the rocker bore whe...
by thomaslk
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Registered in Germany
Replies: 17
Views: 3161

Re: Registered in Germany

... we will monitor very consistently if you could really keep your hands off the Six Pack and do NOT convert to EFI 8)
rgds
Thomas
by thomaslk
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Registered in Germany
Replies: 17
Views: 3161

Re: Registered in Germany

Hi Joerg,
welcome back in the (late) Interceptor community :D
What a nice car in your favourite colour 8)
Congratulations
rgds
Thomas
by thomaslk
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: V-8 Engine Tech
Topic: 440 engine and gearbox split apart with a siezed engine
Replies: 24
Views: 4411

Re: 440 engine and gearbox split apart with a siezed engine

Hmm - not an easy situation. What you might also consider is to disassemble the engine in situ and start/try to unseize it. Means you pull the heads (which will also reduce the weight far by more than 100 pounds incl intake etc and has to be done anyway). Than you can see how desperately corroded th...
by thomaslk
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: V-8 Engine Tech
Topic: valve spring retainer warped
Replies: 0
Views: 474

valve spring retainer warped

Hi all, i am just in the process to replace my 40+ yrs old valve stem seals. Now i have an idea how "petrified rubber" could look like. Genrally the job went smootly but during final inspection - when measuring the installed spring height- i noticed that one inlet valve retainer was about ...
by thomaslk
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: V-8 Engine Tech
Topic: One for the tuning gurus!
Replies: 7
Views: 1492

Re: One for the tuning gurus!

Hi all, as we are a quite global community here the following info might be relevant (borrowed out of www :oops: ) rgds Thomas American fuel vs European fuel – Fuel quality on both sides of the Atlantic explained “Fuel in the US is really bad compared to Europe and the rest of the world” – is a very...

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