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by Barry
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: V12 50 year anniversary in 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Great Britain

Re: V12 50 year anniversary in 2021

Thank you Louise. Many of us E-type owners will look forward to seeing articles in the magazine, and looking forward to both the 60th and 50th celebrations in June.
by Barry
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 44
Views: 1555
Great Britain

Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

Thanks Robbie. I totally agree, and maybe you made the point better than me! Cheers mate!
by Barry
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 44
Views: 1555
Great Britain

Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

He was then....and his legacy lives on. Eagle and others just make what he created a little more up to date. I no longer want to drive an E-type that won’t stop, and handle like a 1960’s 70’s car. As wonderful as old cars are, if you want to live the dream as it was, I respect that. I’ve done it, bu...
by Barry
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 44
Views: 1555
Great Britain

Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

Yes, I love original cars, and have had more than I care to mention. But I’m afraid the idea that you can’t improve an E-type is just plain wrong. I’ve had original concours 1962 FHC, every last nut and bolt, totally as per original spec. Oh it felt so old, and certainly wonderful in 1962, but it dr...
by Barry
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 44
Views: 1555
Great Britain

Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

Oh, forgot to say, Runnymede have had it for 5 months now, and why would you buy something like this without restorer provenance?
by Barry
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 44
Views: 1555
Great Britain

Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

I have been to see it, as a reference against my own car. The interior is awful, the changes to the bodywork tasteless, and having driven it, it doesn’t have the same flexible power. A friend of mine was interest in buying it. No! Makes mine at £200k seem like a snip.
by Barry
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Classic Motoring Magazines.
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Great Britain

Re: Classic Motoring Magazines.

Watch this space. Octane magazine may well do a S3 V12 article. They have been late to the table in E-type 60. I am talking to them about doing an article of my 6.0 litre car with the last crated V12 engine, compared with a totally original car. Maybe, we will see....
by Barry
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Classic Motoring Magazines.
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Great Britain

Re: Classic Motoring Magazines.

A little late to add comments. However, I have contacted the powers that be in the E-type Club about the total lack of consideration for the 50th Anniversary of the Series. Of perhaps more significance, is the launch of the V12 engine in the same year, and of course, the same car. I await a reply. A...
by Barry
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Adjustable power steering
Replies: 11
Views: 1106
Great Britain

Re: Adjustable power steering

I had the Bob Beere pressure valve fitted and frankly, only half solved the problem. It’s an improvement, but in the end I bit the bullet and fitted a new quick rack steering. SNGB sell one for about £1000 and is the same as the CMC system. It is based on a Ford Focus RS rack. The turn in is so much...
by Barry
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Have I taken over the magazine?!
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Great Britain

Re: Have I taken over the magazine?!

No apologies necessary. I enjoy reading your enthusiasm for all things E-type. I enjoy getting my own car published; to date 4 magazine publications and Octane to come in the 50th anniversary of the V12 engine and the S3. Well done, keep them coming.....
by Barry
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Present for hubby who owns Jaguar
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Great Britain

Re: Present for hubby who owns Jaguar

Presents for the hubby who has now got his dream....(he already has the girl of his dreams!). 1. Swisswax canuba car wax. More expensive than the best ladies body lotion, but can be applied with the same sensual motion to give the bodywork that blemish free shine. Prices range from £50 to £500 a tub...
by Barry
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Who makes full leather (zero vinyl anywhere) seat covers?
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Great Britain

Re: Who makes full leather (zero vinyl anywhere) seat covers?

MCT is Mick Turley with his son Chris. Mick used to be the other half of Suffolk and Turley before setting up on his own. Mick will make any combination of materials for seats or other interior trim parts. They also will trim your car to concours standard. They are about to trim a set of MX5 seats f...
by Barry
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Webers or Fuel Injection
Replies: 25
Views: 2167
Great Britain

Re: Webers or Fuel Injection

Hi Woolfi, Whilst I respect your knowledge and expertise on things V12, I have to say I think you are wrong and my car is the proof! Fuel injection with absolutely no bugs, and more power than any carb equipped car.... The LPG idea is really interesting, and I wait with interest to read more on that...
by Barry
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: V12 50 year anniversary in 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Great Britain

Re: V12 50 year anniversary in 2021

I did make contact but it fell on deaf ears. Of course the emphasis there will always be on a certain 9600 HP! I will not give up...
by Barry
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: V12 50 year anniversary in 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Great Britain

V12 50 year anniversary in 2021

Justifiably, there is a lot of interest in the 60 year anniversary of the E-type. Many events organised for next year, but unless I’ve missed something, there is nothing about the 50 year anniversary of the V12. Don’t forget, this was also the launch of the fabulous V12 engine. The E-type Club certa...
by Barry
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Webers or Fuel Injection
Replies: 25
Views: 2167
Great Britain

Re: Webers or Fuel Injection

Thanks for that. Also, there was another similar article on my V12 in your Australian magazine called Jaguar. It was last year. Interesting what you are doing. Good luck with that.
by Barry
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Webers or Fuel Injection
Replies: 25
Views: 2167
Great Britain

Re: Webers or Fuel Injection

My car is set up really beautifully by a combination of M&C Wilkinson and AJ6 Engineering. Fitted with the very last 6 litre engine from the factory in 2005, XJS fuel injection metered via a AJ6 ECU. AJ6 throttle bodies, electronic ignition via Lumenition. Producing 380bhp, and a chassis set up by E...
by Barry
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Driving during lockdown
Replies: 17
Views: 1109
Great Britain

Re: Driving during lockdown

There is nothing illegal about driving your car in this particular lockdown. I am driving to site meetings and seeing clients, all be it socially distancing. Those are the rules we should be obeying, masks space and washing hands regularly. If you don’t, What part of this don’t you understand! Stay ...
by Barry
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Top 10 E-Type models
Replies: 24
Views: 2100
Great Britain

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: 1976
Great Britain

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.