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by Barry
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Eagle Lightweight GT
Replies: 23
Views: 470
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Re: Eagle Lightweight GT

With regards to Eagle homologation: the easiest way to answer your questions is to ring Eagle and get the answer! One thing is for sure, registration of each car will have been carried out legally.
by Barry
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Eagle Lightweight GT
Replies: 23
Views: 470
Great Britain

Re: Eagle Lightweight GT

Steve, If you buy the latest Classic Jaguar magazine, my V12 is the featured car, and tells the complete story of the car and it’s restoration. There was also an article of the car at the beginning of the year in the E-type Club Magazine. However, to answer your question, Eagle fitted AP Racing 4 po...
by Barry
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Eagle Lightweight GT
Replies: 23
Views: 470
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Re: Eagle Lightweight GT

Quite right Stuart, one man’s meat is indeed another man’s poison, but it is annoying when comments linking too much money and bad taste and Eagle! A somewhat fatuous comment! I am only defending Eagle for their engineering, design, quality and finish in what they do, which is par excellence. Stay S...
by Barry
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Eagle Lightweight GT
Replies: 23
Views: 470
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Re: Eagle Lightweight GT

Well guys. I can tell you from experience Eagle are THE best Jaguar specialist. I know because I am a customer, and have used many respected Jaguar specialists in the past few years! The quality of engineering in these cars is second to none. Bear in mind, they are what people call Resto-mod, and wh...
by Barry
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Eagle Lightweight GT
Replies: 1
Views: 249
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Eagle Lightweight GT

I have made no bones in the past on this forum about Eagle being the ultimate restorer, and resto mod company based upon my own experience as a customer. Now they have done it again to produce what is probably the most beautiful E-type project ever. The recently announced Lightweight GT is just stun...
by Barry
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Big Six
Replies: 6
Views: 444
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Re: The Big Six

Wonderful. I really enjoyed that.....
by Barry
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Classic Jaguar Magazine latest issue
Replies: 0
Views: 292
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Classic Jaguar Magazine latest issue

The latest edition of Classic Jaguar is now out. The feature car in this issue is my 6.0 litre V12. I am really delighted with the professional way editor Paul Guinness approached the whole project. The photos are pretty good too. I am about to pick the car up from Eagle on Tuesday next week followi...
by Barry
Fri May 22, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dedicated LPG?
Replies: 13
Views: 732
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Re: Dedicated LPG?

Thank you Marek. Not that I’d ever want to question you excellent engineering prowess. You have clearly shown it works! I’ll stick to my 6.0 litre, Roger Bywater Torque Plus engine. The thought of changing it is above my pay grade! Your LPG conversion is clearly beautifully engineered.
by Barry
Thu May 21, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dedicated LPG?
Replies: 13
Views: 732
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Re: Dedicated LPG?

Sir William Lyons, Walter Hassan et al would turn in their graves! The beautiful V12 was designed to run on petrol. So why on earth would you want to change to LPG? All that effort to achieve what?
by Barry
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coys of Kensington Automobiles Limited ( again)
Replies: 5
Views: 832
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Re: Coys of Kensington Automobiles Limited ( again)

Coys have a appalling record. It’s happened a few times now. They are all a bit too much up their own backsides for me. Too much hot air, no substance. Let’s see if they really do rise from the ashes yet again.....
by Barry
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 ECU
Replies: 70
Views: 8109
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Re: V12 ECU

Hi Rui,
I don’t have any photos of the loom and exactly where it went because all the work was done in 2005. Mind, looking at the car you’d think it was restored last year. If you go on the AJ 6 Engineering website, the picture of a red Series 3 engine is my car.
by Barry
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sunny Sunday in spring
Replies: 4
Views: 405
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Re: Sunny Sunday in spring

Always nice to have a project! While the V12 is in the garage, polished to a high gloss with nowhere to go, I have been building a greenhouse; it should be finished by tomorrow. Then what? A Pocher Alfa Monza beckons, which has remained in its box, and not started, since given as a present 27 years ...
by Barry
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel injection on the V12 engine
Replies: 46
Views: 4494
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Re: Fuel injection on the V12 engine

Visit Roger Bywater’s web site on AJ6 Engineering for converting an engine to Fuel injection mailto:aj6engineering@ntlworld.com You will see the 6.0 litre engine photographed on his website. My car uses the AJ6 ECU with Bosch injectors, and AJ6 larger throttle bodies. Hope that helps, and good luck ...
by Barry
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 6469
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Re: series 3 vs Series 1

Sorry LWB not lab! Doh....
by Barry
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 6469
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Re: series 3 vs Series 1

Oh dear, such postering, boys! Can we leave it where if you think it’s easier to get in and out of a lab, then fine. And if you don’t, the equally fine! :salute:
by Barry
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 6469
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Re: series 3 vs Series 1

Hi Andrew The brakes are AP Racing, and the dampers are a set of Ohlins all round. Both those advised and fitted by Eagle. I had Gaz on originally, but the Ohlins are in a different league, and so they should be for the price! Easier to set up, rebound much better, body control far superior, and han...
by Barry
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 6469
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Re: series 3 vs Series 1

Apologies for entering this discussion a bit late, but we have been away.....well, I have had both an S1 and currently, an S3. My S1 was updated with many mods, but still drove like a 1962 car. Amazing for that era, but I really had to scratch the S3 itch. As a drivers car, there simply is no compar...
by Barry
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Jaguar halts E Type Zero
Replies: 13
Views: 2222
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Re: Jaguar halts E Type Zero

Well, I think you need to talk to Toyota who seem to think that in a few years, this will be the fuel of the future. However, the point of my previous post was to explain why electric cars are Not going to be the answer to our future transport needs. It will be interesting to see what will be.........
by Barry
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jaguar halts E Type Zero
Replies: 13
Views: 2222
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Re: Jaguar halts E Type Zero

Never mind electric power. It’s a doomed phenomenon peddled by politicians as the answer to saving the planet! Exactly what Toyota said at the recent launch of a hydrogen cell powered car. If anyone has read Doug Nye’s comment in this month’s Motor Sport you can understand the theory. “To replace a ...
by Barry
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?
Replies: 34
Views: 7767
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Re: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?

Thanks for that. I’ll chat to Vicarage.
Cheers
Barry