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by Barry
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 43
Views: 1433
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

I have had a positive experience with Julian about how to improve specific items, and posted here the positive results. This initiative proves how much he cares about his customers, and the least I can do is support it. Looking forward to meeting you guys then. David Jones Angus Moss Jeremy Bradshaw...
by Barry
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E types sold in Kings Lynn Today. Some Prices.
Replies: 8
Views: 667
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Re: E types sold in Kings Lynn Today. Some Prices.

Not one of them in reasonable condition and lhd. So prices about right for tatty cars in need of resto.......I like the description in the mustard car, “a dent in the back!” More like a serious panel replacement!
by Barry
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2051
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Re: Open Day April 2019

David Jones Richard Hartfall Steve Hook (mgcjag) Steve&Jo (TheDampMan) Jonathan John (johnetype) Julian aka cactusman Jerry Lunt Jeremy Stuart Exelby John and Teresa Fowle Paul and Sandra (paulsco) Martin Scherz Peter Crespin Simon Pimblett Julian Barratt David Dawson Tim Sargeant Chris Allen Darren...
by Barry
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak
Replies: 11
Views: 546
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Re: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak

If it’s any help, I experienced a leak, to what I thought was the gasket. A new gasket later, and a look at the screws and copper washers revealed the leak was coming from a stripped thread around one of the screws, which just could not be tightened. Petrol leaked through the thread. Retapping the t...
by Barry
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thought and Contemplation
Replies: 49
Views: 2085
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Re: Thought and Contemplation

It is heartening to read some of the responses from younger members. Well, I am 67, and have owned a total of 107 cars from the age of 17. I inherited the “disease” from my father; forever a Jaguar man. He bought a new Jag every year “when the ash trays were full!” His first a new 1956 Mk1. His last...
by Barry
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lindner Nocker Low Drag Pictures.....Help Please
Replies: 13
Views: 601
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Re: Lindner Nocker Low Drag Pictures.....Help Please

You must contact James Smith At RS Panels. He is so helpful, and seems to produce Low Drag shells for whoever wants one. The CMC Lindner car was their own project. Also, bear in mind it is RS Panels who made the shells for the Lightweight E-types made by Classic Jaguar. Happy Christmas!
by Barry
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 15
Views: 1105
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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: 70
Views: 5636
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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: 70
Views: 5636
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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: 1648
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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: 1360
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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: 1360
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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: 1360
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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: 795
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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: 1792
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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: 2098
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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: 24
Views: 2381
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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: 8460
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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: 8460
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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: 8460
Great Britain

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!