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by Barry
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Best Colour For Series 1 OTS?
Replies: 16
Views: 427
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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: 861
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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: 20
Views: 377
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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: 20
Views: 377
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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: 861
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Re: Running Temperature etc

All very interesting on vacuum, but I thought this thread was about RUNNING TEMPERATURES!
by Barry
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?
Replies: 10
Views: 480
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Re: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?

Each to his own, however, for some of us it is important that we buy tyres that first of are the correct speed rating. That means at least a “V”. That doesn’t mean an opportunity to buy a lower speed rating to save money. There are many on this fabulous forum who have to spend on a shoe string to ma...
by Barry
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?
Replies: 10
Views: 480
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Re: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?

Cheap tyres are not good for your car. You get what you pay for and I would be surprised if the speed rating is as it should be. They might look like Michelin’s but sure as eggs are eggs won’t perform like them. However, it is your choice, and I hope they live up to your personal expectations.
by Barry
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 861
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Re: Running Temperature etc

My 6.0 litre V12 OTS has occasionally hit the L in volume traffic in temperatures of 28 plus. Fan kicks in and gradually reduces. Engine is fine and dandy as they say across the pond!
Best Barry
by Barry
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Poor Quality Replacement Parts
Replies: 15
Views: 1395
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Re: Poor Quality Replacement Parts

Hi Richard I think you will find that if you ring SNGB, and ask to speak to Julian, they will put you through. I am absolutely sure you will get a very helpful, honest and positve response from him not only to answer questions about your complaint, but also to find an acceptable solution. What has i...
by Barry
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 99
Views: 32104
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Re: Insurance

The explanation is that my car is fitted with the last 6.0 litre engine from the factory when it was restored by M&C Wilkinson. It has AJ6 Engineering inlet manifolds, (TT Torque Plus), fuel injection, special exhaust, uprated suspension, brakes etc etc and 16” x 7” wires with 235 / 60 x 16 tyres. S...
by Barry
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 99
Views: 32104
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Re: Insurance

Renewal time again. Peter James for £497 including taxes, on an agreed value of £195,000. 3k miles a year, and £250 excess, plus overseas recovery. However, Adrian Flux rang me on Friday wanting to give me a quote. Why not, i thought. Dont use them, on the basis they did not understand either the ca...
by Barry
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What suspension do you have?
Replies: 12
Views: 504
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Re: What suspension do you have?

Can’t argue with that, David. That’s why it’s going to cost me £6500 to sort out my V12 with Öhlins at Eagle and setting it up correctly.
by Barry
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What suspension do you have?
Replies: 12
Views: 504
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Re: What suspension do you have?

On this one, im afraid you are wrong! Not often i can say that to you, my friend! You need to drive an Eagle E-type, and then you will realise Ohlins are streets agead of anything out there. Yes, i agree Jaguar did thousands of miles of testing, but technology in certain quarters has moved the game ...
by Barry
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: What suspension do you have?
Replies: 12
Views: 504
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Re: What suspension do you have?

There is a lot of choice out there. Gaz, Spax, Koni to name but three. However, if you are prepared to pay for the best damper technology currently out there to give your E-type the best ride, handling and body control, there is only one option; Öhlins.
by Barry
Mon May 21, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal Jaguar?
Replies: 28
Views: 1451
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Re: Royal Jaguar?

Ummmm, Chrisfell, mpg with a 6.0 litre fuel injected V12. Just like mine........and I get 22 on a run, and an average of 18mpg driving locally! Guess what, 7mpg on a track day! Back to the post, well done JLR for getting the Royal couple to take the Zero.....er E-type. Stunning car, and a nod to the...
by Barry
Fri May 18, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: New magazine article on V12E
Replies: 0
Views: 202
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New magazine article on V12E

A new article has been published this week by an Australian publisher, called Jaguar Magazine. It features my 6.0 litre V12 OTS. Well worth getting a subscription for all things Jaguar for this quality publication. Good graphics, quality paper and much better than any of the equivalent low rent publ...
by Barry
Thu May 10, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Which power steering fluid?
Replies: 3
Views: 276
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Re: Which power steering fluid?

Thanks guys. Advice much appreciated. Barry
by Barry
Wed May 09, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Which power steering fluid?
Replies: 3
Views: 276
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Which power steering fluid?

A simple question; which is the best power steering fluid to use for topping up?
by Barry
Thu May 03, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Query about the Gauge Shop
Replies: 9
Views: 928
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Re: Query about the Gauge Shop

Excellent. I am really pleased to hear that.
by Barry
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Query about the Gauge Shop
Replies: 9
Views: 928
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Re: Query about the Gauge Shop

I am really pleased, Peter. I was sure there wasnt a real problem, other than if Alan was experiencing a health problem. I am sure you will be pleased with his work when it arrives.
Best
Barry