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by Barry
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Top 10 E-Type models
Replies: 24
Views: 1461
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Re: Top 10 E-Type models

Umm, Mr Porter doesn’t talk to mere mortals like you and I! To get back on theme; all E-types are the spice of life, and whatever your preference, there are enough different Models to satisfy us all. For me it’s a Series 3 OTS, with 16” wheels, more power, decent brakes, comfortable seats, quicker s...
by Barry
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Diamond Jubilee E-Type's
Replies: 24
Views: 1435
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Re: Diamond Jubilee E-Type's

I can understand the price if these cars were built to a fantastic standard. Sadly, cars I have seen restored by Jaguar are not top drawer restorations. Shut lines not consistent, paint with areas of orange peel, and poorly trimmed seats with baggy leather.
by Barry
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bonnet (hood) shake on bumpy roads
Replies: 5
Views: 406
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Re: Bonnet (hood) shake on bumpy roads

Thanks guys. I thought I had adjusted each side for tight fit, but clearly not! It is really tight now, and solved the problem.
by Barry
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Garage Flooring
Replies: 66
Views: 14282
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Re: Garage Flooring

I thought I’d respond with some professional advise after noting a couple of points on two recent posts. As an architect I often get asked about materials to use in garages, having designed a handful for some valuable car collections. Ceramic flooring is the best, but also the most expensive solutio...
by Barry
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bonnet (hood) shake on bumpy roads
Replies: 5
Views: 406
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Bonnet (hood) shake on bumpy roads

Every E-type I have owned (4), has suffered from the bonnet shaking from side to side on our typical British “B” roads. It’s not the shaking that bothers me, but the same accompanying rattle. It’s not especially loud, but I am sure many of you have the same problem. It’s the only rattle on my car, a...
by Barry
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Indicator gasket : another poor reproduction part
Replies: 12
Views: 1000
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Re: Indicator gasket : another poor reproduction part

I think you will find CMC get their parts from a SNGB who are only a couple of miles down the road from each other. Why don’t you contact Julian Barrett direct and tell him about the problem, and ask him what they can do about it. Of all the parts suppliers, and they are the biggest, and the most he...
by Barry
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Preferred supplier of interior trimming kits?
Replies: 15
Views: 1228
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Re: Preferred supplier of interior trimming kits?

I have made a good start. Bought a pair of MX5 Mk1 seats (separate head rest) and got a price from Mick Turley to retrim the whole car in Biscuit. I will be selling the old seats (perfect and retrimmed 18 months ago in black) and will post a for sale at the end of the season.
by Barry
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Preferred supplier of interior trimming kits?
Replies: 15
Views: 1228
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Re: Preferred supplier of interior trimming kits?

Thanks for that tip, David. I had forgotten about Mick Turley, as he trimmed a Series 2 I had and it was fabulous. I’ll give him a ring...
by Barry
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Preferred supplier of interior trimming kits?
Replies: 15
Views: 1228
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Re: Preferred supplier of interior trimming kits?

Thanks guys, that’s most helpful. My instincts said BAS for the materials if you do some of it yourself. I’ll report later about how I get on. I just fancy a change from black to biscuit! Maybe a more comfortable seat too....MX5?
by Barry
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Preferred supplier of interior trimming kits?
Replies: 15
Views: 1228
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Preferred supplier of interior trimming kits?

I have been looking to buy a trimming kit but not sure who the best or recommended supplier is? Any advise here between BAS (S Wales), Aldridge, BAS (USA).
by Barry
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Eagle Lightweight GT
Replies: 23
Views: 1587
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Re: Eagle Lightweight GT

With regards to Eagle homologation: the easiest way to answer your questions is to ring Eagle and get the answer! One thing is for sure, registration of each car will have been carried out legally.
by Barry
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Eagle Lightweight GT
Replies: 23
Views: 1587
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Re: Eagle Lightweight GT

Steve, If you buy the latest Classic Jaguar magazine, my V12 is the featured car, and tells the complete story of the car and it’s restoration. There was also an article of the car at the beginning of the year in the E-type Club Magazine. However, to answer your question, Eagle fitted AP Racing 4 po...
by Barry
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Eagle Lightweight GT
Replies: 23
Views: 1587
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Re: Eagle Lightweight GT

Quite right Stuart, one man’s meat is indeed another man’s poison, but it is annoying when comments linking too much money and bad taste and Eagle! A somewhat fatuous comment! I am only defending Eagle for their engineering, design, quality and finish in what they do, which is par excellence. Stay S...
by Barry
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Eagle Lightweight GT
Replies: 23
Views: 1587
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Re: Eagle Lightweight GT

Well guys. I can tell you from experience Eagle are THE best Jaguar specialist. I know because I am a customer, and have used many respected Jaguar specialists in the past few years! The quality of engineering in these cars is second to none. Bear in mind, they are what people call Resto-mod, and wh...
by Barry
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Eagle Lightweight GT
Replies: 1
Views: 479
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Eagle Lightweight GT

I have made no bones in the past on this forum about Eagle being the ultimate restorer, and resto mod company based upon my own experience as a customer. Now they have done it again to produce what is probably the most beautiful E-type project ever. The recently announced Lightweight GT is just stun...
by Barry
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Big Six
Replies: 7
Views: 935
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Re: The Big Six

Wonderful. I really enjoyed that.....
by Barry
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Classic Jaguar Magazine latest issue
Replies: 0
Views: 846
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Classic Jaguar Magazine latest issue

The latest edition of Classic Jaguar is now out. The feature car in this issue is my 6.0 litre V12. I am really delighted with the professional way editor Paul Guinness approached the whole project. The photos are pretty good too. I am about to pick the car up from Eagle on Tuesday next week followi...
by Barry
Fri May 22, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dedicated LPG?
Replies: 13
Views: 1181
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Re: Dedicated LPG?

Thank you Marek. Not that I’d ever want to question you excellent engineering prowess. You have clearly shown it works! I’ll stick to my 6.0 litre, Roger Bywater Torque Plus engine. The thought of changing it is above my pay grade! Your LPG conversion is clearly beautifully engineered.
by Barry
Thu May 21, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dedicated LPG?
Replies: 13
Views: 1181
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Re: Dedicated LPG?

Sir William Lyons, Walter Hassan et al would turn in their graves! The beautiful V12 was designed to run on petrol. So why on earth would you want to change to LPG? All that effort to achieve what?
by Barry
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coys of Kensington Automobiles Limited ( again)
Replies: 5
Views: 1103
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Re: Coys of Kensington Automobiles Limited ( again)

Coys have a appalling record. It’s happened a few times now. They are all a bit too much up their own backsides for me. Too much hot air, no substance. Let’s see if they really do rise from the ashes yet again.....