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by Barry
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 15
Views: 841
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Re: Tyres

Why would anyone not want to fit the correct rating of tyre originally intended for the car. This is an area where saving money is foolhardy. Ask people like Longstone, and you will get excellent advice; but what they won’t tell you do is fit anything less than “Z” rated.
by Barry
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 63
Views: 4219
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Re: Built by Many

Refurbish every time. Aftermarket parts are, for the most part, just plain rubbish! Sorry guys but Carsten, and certainly I was responsding to the comment above. Of course, refurbish if you can, or are able to, it’s your choice, but to completely rubbish manufacturer and suppliers of classic Jaguar ...
by Barry
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 63
Views: 4219
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Re: Built by Many

I have to agree with Carsten. Stu, you are out of order “rubbishing” SNG in particular on new parts. Take the time and trouble to talk to Julian and you will understand the time effort, and particularly, the large investment which goes into manufacturing parts to keep our cars on the road. I know fr...
by Barry
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: London Auction
Replies: 21
Views: 1386
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Re: London Auction

Great shame, although many of the employees were also so far up there own backsides, Hood’s personality certainly rubbed off. I for one was never impressed by the gloss over some very bulled up E-types. The quality of the workmanship in three of the cars I looked at was skin deep, and a friend and I...
by Barry
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Evans Waterless Coolant
Replies: 17
Views: 1073
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Re: Evans Waterless Coolant

Don’t do it! It just highlights the clever marketing for this product.
by Barry
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Evans Waterless Coolant
Replies: 17
Views: 1073
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Re: Evans Waterless Coolant

Thanks, I share your views, but there must be someone out there who uses it, and maybe thinks it’s great. I’m certainly not going to use it, but the piece about anti corrosion could be Evans best pitch. Although, putting more inhibitor in with your water will do just fine! So is this just a marketin...
by Barry
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Evans Waterless Coolant
Replies: 17
Views: 1073
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Evans Waterless Coolant

I’d be really interested to hear of experiences with Evans waterless coolant. Many of the well known top E-type restorers have started recommending it. My fear is that engines were designed for specific heat ranges, and exceeding those temperatures could cause longer term damage. Also, is this to be...
by Barry
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: classicfabs exhaust system
Replies: 6
Views: 635
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Re: classicfabs exhaust system

Interesting to note that Classicfabs promote their V12 SS system to create a better “V12” exhaust note. There is no reference to power. Which many people will be looking for. I have an AJ6 Engineering TT Sports system on my 6.0 litre V12. Combined with fuel injection, AJ6 bigger throttle bodies as p...
by Barry
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Query about the Gauge Shop
Replies: 12
Views: 1520
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Re: Query about the Gauge Shop

One very valid reason would be Alan Davis’health. He has been poorly before which resulted in delays which I experienced. I spoke to his wife at the time. I did get my gauge back, and he has always done a fabulous job. (See my previous posts on this thread). Have you tried to ring him either at home...
by Barry
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.5 Litre rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 1728
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Re: 4.5 Litre rebuild

Crosthwaite and Gardner do the 4.7 engines, and they are the top guys. They will even build you an engine with an ally block. Also, a good person to talk to is Rob Beere who I think has all the necessary engine parts to build a 4.7 unit. I have to say the Eagle 4.7 litre cars get a wonderful write u...
by Barry
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type market - are cars selling?
Replies: 20
Views: 1728
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Re: E-type market - are cars selling?

Very well put, Tim. I agree. One further point which always denotes an excellent restoration is the attention to shut lines and panel fit. If those are correct it does a lot for values. Even some of the well known restoration people don’t always get it right. The interior is the next item. A perfect...
by Barry
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Injection Jenvey Throttle Bodies
Replies: 67
Views: 7542
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Re: Fuel Injection Jenvey Throttle Bodies

Whatever you did, I have pictures! Interesting indeed, many thanks.
by Barry
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Injection Jenvey Throttle Bodies
Replies: 67
Views: 7542
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Re: Fuel Injection Jenvey Throttle Bodies

Thanks James.
by Barry
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Injection Jenvey Throttle Bodies
Replies: 67
Views: 7542
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Re: Fuel Injection Jenvey Throttle Bodies

.....none of these photos will download because the sender host name can not be found.....or is it me!
by Barry
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type market - are cars selling?
Replies: 20
Views: 1728
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Re: E-type market - are cars selling?

I’m afraid matching numbers matters on cars over £100k. I tried to sell an immaculate, upgraded and restored 1962 S1 FHC last year with non matching block. It probably made a £25,000 difference. The market is slow at the moment, cars over £110k are difficult to sell, and then that depends upon the m...
by Barry
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Best Colour For Series 1 OTS?
Replies: 16
Views: 891
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Re: Best Colour For Series 1 OTS?

Yep, I agree. Keep it original OGS! Not sure if black was an original interior colour with OGS. You need to check it out.....
by Barry
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 2107
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Re: Running Temperature etc

Well, if this thread has really helped then that’s brilliant. That is what this Forum is about. Good luck mate!
by Barry
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Knock on rear end (sounds painfull)
Replies: 36
Views: 1319
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Re: Knock on rear end (sounds painfull)

To be honest Phil, I have no idea how to check the diff other than checking play as has already been written in this thread. I would go to your trusted E-type specialist, and get them to check it out. That’s what I would do. Sorry, can’t be more helpful.
by Barry
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Knock on rear end (sounds painfull)
Replies: 36
Views: 1319
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Re: Knock on rear end (sounds painfull)

Check out the play in the differential as well as the other suggestions. I ended up having a diff rebuilt on a S1 3.8 because of a similar knock which occurred at bizarre times.
by Barry
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 2107
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Re: Running Temperature etc

All very interesting on vacuum, but I thought this thread was about RUNNING TEMPERATURES!