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by 288gto
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear Bumpers & Rubber Lip Seals
Replies: 9
Views: 448
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Re: Rear Bumpers & Rubber Lip Seals

ysmalkie wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:41 pm

PS. the lip seems to be upside down?
I was thinking the same thing. Apparently the very early 3.8 cars had an even smaller seal, I'm not sure if that applies to Stu's car?
by 288gto
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is this car
Replies: 28
Views: 844
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Re: What is this car

1E200xx ---that would be Approx September -October 1964 ---- One of the first 4.2's I've just seen the 1E 200 xx. Unfortunately that throws my 151car theory out!! :lol: So we are back to a series 1 body, a Series 1.5 or 2 picture frame and a Series 1 chassis number. :bigrin: The plot thickens, do k...
by 288gto
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is this car
Replies: 28
Views: 844
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Re: What is this car

No it does not have the bracket The vin number is an E not R ive just very carefully dug it out with a sharp pick However i have a feeling this front section has been replaced. Regards Rob The absence of a bracket would suggest this is possibly the picture frame from a late Series 1.5 or Series 2 c...
by 288gto
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is this car
Replies: 28
Views: 844
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Re: What is this car

Hi Rob,

Does your picture frame have the bracket circled in red below?

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by 288gto
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is this car
Replies: 28
Views: 844
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Re: What is this car

Hi Rob,

Post a picture of the whole frame and also a close up picture of the first 3 digits of the Vin number. Cover the rest with tape or a piece of paper.

Simon
by 288gto
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is this car
Replies: 28
Views: 844
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Re: What is this car

Hi Rob, You say the  "vin we have uncovered on the frame looks like it starts 1R2xxxx (series2)" . I presume you are referring to the stamped number on the top right hand side of the picture frame where the shock absorber mounts? Does the picture frame have a bracket extending forwards that the fan ...
by 288gto
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Classic Motoring Magazines.
Replies: 13
Views: 747
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Re: Classic Motoring Magazines.

Being a Series 2 owner I have come to accept that....

All E types are equal but some are more equal than others. :bigrin:
by 288gto
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Harness work
Replies: 5
Views: 621
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Re: Harness work

Steve Well I had thought of making it a permanent feature. Have seen a plastic tag system..bit like bird leg rings ..but not sure if it would be still there in a year or two. Peter We use a more expensive version for work but this basic model the same brand should be more than adequate. It uses the...
by 288gto
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fresh engine, water in oil☹️
Replies: 4
Views: 450
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Re: Fresh engine, water in oil☹️

As Andrew and Steve say and also have a look at a similar problem here......

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by 288gto
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 and 3 Headlamp chrome trims supplier?
Replies: 23
Views: 1505
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Re: Series 2 and 3 Headlamp chrome trims supplier?

........ There is plenty of Press Tool Design software around where a 3D surface can be imported and the true shape of the Press Tool surface obtained taking into account how various materials, that may be trialed, react. Best regards, Bill Hi Bill, I did offer to send Julian a pair of original hea...
by 288gto
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nothing to see here.
Replies: 8
Views: 601
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Re: Nothing to see here.

Glad you are pleased with it Tony. :swerve: Who fitted it for you?

Hopefully we'll get to meet up again next year. :bigrin:

Simon
by 288gto
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 and 3 Headlamp chrome trims supplier?
Replies: 23
Views: 1505
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Re: Series 2 and 3 Headlamp chrome trims supplier?

.......I am going to backtrack on that comment after a long conversation with our technician today who said that fitting these is "the most horrible job when rebuilding a S2 or S3 bonnet" and that they always require "tweaking" to get anything like a satisfactory fit. :lol: :lol: Thanks for your ho...
by 288gto
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 and 3 Headlamp chrome trims supplier?
Replies: 23
Views: 1505
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Re: Series 2 and 3 Headlamp chrome trims supplier?

Interesting Steve, thanks for that.

I was going to have another bash at it today but didn't get chance.
by 288gto
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 and 3 Headlamp chrome trims supplier?
Replies: 23
Views: 1505
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Re: Series 2 and 3 Headlamp chrome trims supplier?

The interesting thing here is that it isn't the wing or centre section which defines this.............. Look at the scoop geometry instead. kind regards Marek Thanks Marek, as per my post above we seem to be in agreement on this hence my offer of an original pair of scoops to Julian and his team to...
by 288gto
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 and 3 Headlamp chrome trims supplier?
Replies: 23
Views: 1505
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Re: Series 2 and 3 Headlamp chrome trims supplier?

Hi all, The difference in profile of the bonnets over the years, especially if a wing or centre panel has been replaced, is making it challenging to make one part that will fit all cars in some cases. I will report back in due course on this. Hi Julian, Thanks for taking the time to reply. I did ge...
by 288gto
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 and 3 Headlamp chrome trims supplier?
Replies: 23
Views: 1505
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Re: Series 2 and 3 Headlamp chrome trims supplier?

A quick weekend update. Several more sets of trims arrived from Barratts, non of which have been fitted. I will elaborate more when I've had the opportunity to speak to Barratts on Monday. One observation I will make now I've had chance to compare them with an original trim is that the return lip on...
by 288gto
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.
Replies: 40
Views: 2059
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Re: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.

Hi Rory, Glad you're alive and well and as frustrated as me with the joys of E type restoration. Could this be partially due to flex in the shell at these points, especially given that it is an OTS. I know Hutsons use an extra inner sill strengthener and Chuck uses his own internal ladder frame set ...
by 288gto
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: EZ power steering
Replies: 7
Views: 570
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Re: EZ power steering

Incidentally beware of a new scam going around. You order up a new handbag and silk scarf for you wife and and a set of tyres turn up. It's disgusting how low these scammers will go. :bigrin: I don't think it's a scam Tony just a mix up with the deliveries. I wanted tyres but a handbag and scarf ar...
by 288gto
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 and 3 Headlamp chrome trims supplier?
Replies: 23
Views: 1505
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Re: Series 2 and 3 Headlamp chrome trims supplier?

Hi Simon...I could be wrong but Julian from SNG at out user group meeting quite a while ago did mention some trim parts that they would be offered chromed ....i thought this was one of them.....I would PM Julian and ask ....Steve Hi Steve, After a couple of calls to Barratts and speaking to Peter t...
by 288gto
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Bonnet lock handles orientation
Replies: 6
Views: 401
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Re: Bonnet lock handles orientation

rswaffie wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:09 pm

. Bit of a pain if you suffer from OCD!
Don't laugh Richard but this lack of symmetry upsets me to the extent that I actually considered getting handed escutcheons machined from billet. :lol: