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by Barry
Wed May 22, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Garage / workshop
Replies: 45
Views: 1778
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Re: Garage / workshop

Just seen your new garage, Richard. Just one but of advise; you need to insulate the walls and ceiling otherwise you will get condensation. With the construction you have in your timber framed garage it is easy. Put rock wool insulation between the framing, both on the walls and underside of the roo...
by Barry
Wed May 22, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: ECU on EFI cars
Replies: 20
Views: 707
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Re: ECU on EFI cars

You ignore Roger Bywaters advice at your peril, my friend. He has forgotten more about the Jaguar V12 than most of us know. I look forward to seeing how this new tech works in a V12. Good luck, I shall watch with interest.
by Barry
Mon May 13, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: ECU on EFI cars
Replies: 20
Views: 707
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Re: ECU on EFI cars

I think what Marek is saying makes sense. This could end up being a bit hit and miss, and you spend money on a system that clearly doesn’t work. The electronics in all of this is a bit above my pay-grade, but it is not something for the faint hearted, and certainly only for someone who is an experie...
by Barry
Sun May 12, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: ECU on EFI cars
Replies: 20
Views: 707
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Re: ECU on EFI cars

I can only talk about my own car which has a new 6.0 litre XJS engine. The ignition is based on the original 16CU Lucas system but has an AJ6 Engineering ECU fitted in the boot ceiling panel panel forward of the OTS boot lid. The ECU is supplied by Roger Bywater, who owns AJ6. I also have his High T...
by Barry
Wed May 08, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Garage / workshop
Replies: 45
Views: 1778
Great Britain

Re: Garage / workshop

Thanks Steve for the links. Really interesting and will make up my mind.
Barry
by Barry
Wed May 08, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: thicker Moto-Lita steering wheel
Replies: 28
Views: 839
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Re: thicker Moto-Lita steering wheel

Another alternative which I am currently enjoying on my car is the Italian Nardi wheel which Eagle fit to their cars. Go to the Eagle website and see it on their special cars. About the same price as a Moto-Lita, I think.

Barry
by Barry
Wed May 08, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Garage / workshop
Replies: 45
Views: 1778
Great Britain

Re: Garage / workshop

Hi Rob,
Who makes that and what is the model number?
Barry
by Barry
Sat May 04, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?
Replies: 38
Views: 1613
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Re: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?

Ok Steve, point made! It’s amazing how imotive choice of tyres can be! I suppose the main point is not to buy “cheap rubbish.” Also, not to buy less than VR rating for obvious reasons. However, I’ll Butt out of the debate on choice......as was said earlier, each to his own!
Cheers Barry
by Barry
Fri May 03, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?
Replies: 38
Views: 1613
Great Britain

Re: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?

Personaly i tend to ignore advice from someone pushing to sell me something.....Vredersteines are not cheap tyres...yes they are cheaper than some options but they are not poor quality from an unknown company....I think that they are even more expensive than your 225 60 VR16 Continentals.... Steve H...
by Barry
Thu May 02, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Vredesteins
Replies: 10
Views: 688
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Re: Vredesteins

How right you are Dougal. The dreaded Vreds are just awful when driving the E type with some gusto. No wonder they are cheaper.
by Barry
Thu May 02, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 5 speed options
Replies: 24
Views: 705
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Re: 5 speed options

To answer your question, David, my V12 develops 400bhp, and 375lbs ft Torque. I think with 500 horses it may be a bit too much power!! As I said, standard Jag 4 speed with 16” wheels and 225 60 VR16 Continentals, and the 2.88 dif, it’s 88mph at 3500rpm.
by Barry
Thu May 02, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?
Replies: 38
Views: 1613
Great Britain

Re: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?

Each to his own, as you say Alan. However, Dougal knows what he is talking about.......and his opinion should carry some weight. I drove a S2 with the “V” tyre, and when giving it the beans, they were awful. No wonder they are the cheaper option. So, Michelin or Pirelli has to be the preferred choic...
by Barry
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 5 speed options
Replies: 24
Views: 705
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Re: 5 speed options

The Quaife box is still having problems the last I heard from NFC. Give them a ring to see if things have changed. The other Quaife box of a different design is sold by Eagle but only to their customers. Personally, and having posted on here many times about 5 speed alternatives, I wouldn’t do it! S...
by Barry
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 23
Views: 714
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Re: Insurance

I am surprised no one has mentioned Peter James Insurance. Peter was the James in Footman James, before he left a few years ago, not happy with the way his company was being pushed into corporate oblivion. Why do I deal with Peter James; it’s about service when you need it. I’ve read many posts here...
by Barry
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5815
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Re: Open Day April 2019

Thank you Angus for a great day looking over your fabulous workshop, meeting old and new friends on the forum. I shall be back in the autumn for a pair of those MX5 seats!
by Barry
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5815
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Re: Open Day April 2019

Motorways or not; a beautiful day with perfect weather, of course I’m bringing my E-type! I have got a route from Dorset cutting out as much motorway as I can, but with 6.0 litres of fuel injected V12, it doesn’t matter!

See you guys in the morning.
Best
Barry
by Barry
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: shipwright's disease
Replies: 4
Views: 324
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Re: shipwright's disease

How right you are! I had to laugh seeing myself in several descriptions. So everyone on this Forum have an affliction.......is that the point you are making....!
by Barry
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: The dreaded colour topic
Replies: 15
Views: 781
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Re: The dreaded colour topic

Hi Phil, If you don’t care about the car being painted in the original primrose, then you have to go with your own opinion and desire. The blue is lovely, I’m sure, and I would personally choose the grey, but it is up to what floats your boat. Despite loads of personal comment posted here on choice,...
by Barry
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?
Replies: 38
Views: 1613
Great Britain

Re: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?

Go with the Michelin’s! Also, David Jones advice is spot on. Saving money for a cheaper tyre option which may “do the job” is never the brightest idea. Tyres are the only contact you have with the road, so yes, get the Michelin’s for handling, and authenticity the Dunlops.
by Barry
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coffee and cakes morning
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Great Britain

Re: Coffee and cakes morning

Didn’t see you there Peter, but even though I posted elsewhere in the forum, I echo your comments. A lot of people there, interesting cars, and an opportunity to see what E-type UK are up to.