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by cactusman
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New Member HELP with Series 1 History
Replies: 7
Views: 105
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Re: New Member HELP with Series 1 History

Oh....pain in the back side....I sent mine in five years back and got a load of stuff... Having had a quick ferret around on the interweb it seems the DVLA have indeed 're-assessed what is deemed 'reasonable cause ' for requesting information and have decided that knowing the past history of your ca...
by cactusman
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New Member HELP with Series 1 History
Replies: 7
Views: 105
Great Britain

Re: New Member HELP with Series 1 History

If you are the registered keeper of the car then you can fill in form V888 and send to the dvla with £5 and they will usually supply copies of details they have on file back to the late 1970's. These will include changes of owner, registration number, colour etc. If you are not the registered keeper...
by cactusman
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 123 and tachometer
Replies: 12
Views: 244
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Re: 123 and tachometer

Well I ran my mgb on points for two years. Got through at least two sets and broke down st 6 am in Leighton Buzzard when the condenser went short circuit. I then fitted a lumenition system that has never missed so much as a single spark in 25 years. I would agree that earthing is extra important but...
by cactusman
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fuel tank removal & refit
Replies: 7
Views: 343
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Re: Fuel tank removal & refit

Thanks Marek....next time it is out I will look at that. Worst bit was reconnecting the fill hose and vent hose in the wheel arch...
by cactusman
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 123 and tachometer
Replies: 12
Views: 244
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Re: 123 and tachometer

O dear....not sure mine is actually Pertonix. Memory fails me......there are several makes advertised...touch wood mine works a dream...
by cactusman
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fuel tank removal & refit
Replies: 7
Views: 343
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Re: Fuel tank removal & refit

I took mine out to fix a leak...it was a job invented by the devil....quite how Jaguar ever fitted them on the line I shall never know....I admire those people who did it for a living....as after a day doing it I would be devising a plan to murder who ever who came up with the fuel tank design bit :...
by cactusman
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 123 and tachometer
Replies: 12
Views: 244
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Re: 123 and tachometer

Good question Phil....the 123 has not always been a success for others who have fitted it I believe....for some it is fine but for others just a heap more problems. And if it fails out on the road you are stuffed. I suspect the simple answer to your question Andrew is there is no way to know...your ...
by cactusman
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: early series 1 chassis numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 347
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Re: early series 1 chassis numbers

Indeed Stuart....how times change. My guess is that the survival rate of flat floor cars is probably not that dissimilar to the non flat floor 3.8's. Rust is not selective and they have all had 50 years to rust away...rarity is indeed a very funny thing... If you look at "how many left" https://www....
by cactusman
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: early series 1 chassis numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 347
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Re: early series 1 chassis numbers

No problem....if you really want a flat for they are really not that rare. It is the very few with outside bonnet locks that are rare...
by cactusman
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: early series 1 chassis numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 347
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Re: early series 1 chassis numbers

Clausagers book says the dish floor was fitted from the following chassis numbers. Right hand drive OTS 850358 RHD FHC 860139. Left hand drive OTS 876582 LHD FHC 885504. Change was in Jan 1962. He mentions 886093 as being the first LHD to have recesses behind the seats so as I read it yours will hav...
by cactusman
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Memory Lane Magazines
Replies: 10
Views: 276
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Re: Memory Lane Magazines

Tricky...the copyright holder would have to see the post...get upset...decide to chase....given the age of the magazine and the niche nature of the forum and the fact that only bits have been snapped obviously just to illustrate I would say there is little likelihood of an issue...but that is just m...
by cactusman
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Jelly like residue in drivers footwell
Replies: 5
Views: 160
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Re: Jelly like residue in drivers footwell

Probably just grease from somewhere. Brake fluid is not jelly like unless it is mixed with paint. Worth keeping an eye on the fluid level as of course you should anyway..
by cactusman
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Memory Lane Magazines
Replies: 10
Views: 276
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Re: Memory Lane Magazines

Just look at the bit in the magazine that lists the publisher....often on the inside front cover...it will almost certainly include a copyright notice. Even it it does not copyright still exists and usually lasts for 70 years after the author dies....so the magazine will be copyright and the people ...
by cactusman
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 Inlet Manifold
Replies: 2
Views: 160
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Re: S1 Inlet Manifold

Physically probably yes although if it is a manifold from a 3.8 series 1 the plumbing of the water jacket will not match the plumbing you have for the S2. A later 4.2 series one manifold will probably fit and the plumbing might be the same but I am not sure...
by cactusman
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Selling my car - advice
Replies: 9
Views: 540
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Re: Selling my car - advice

I would agree Malcolm...although several seemingly high end cars have failed to sell recently at auction or have sold at the low end of the estimate and below the Hagerty values so it seems the market has at least stabilised a bit....at the end of the day any car is only worth what someone is prepar...
by cactusman
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Memory Lane Magazines
Replies: 10
Views: 276
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Re: Memory Lane Magazines

That would be great....however be careful as the magazine text and images will be copyright and the unauthorized copying or distribution is a violation of copyright and may result in a rather strident posting from the copyright owner...I would seek permission from the original publisher first.
by cactusman
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Memory Lane Magazines
Replies: 10
Views: 276
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Re: Memory Lane Magazines

Wow....how lovely....
by cactusman
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Selling my car - advice
Replies: 9
Views: 540
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Re: Selling my car - advice

Afraid I can't offer any recommendations based on experience...although I bought mine from a Morgan dealership who were great it has to be said...do your research carefully and, sadly, if selling privately be extremely cautious...I would arrange any initial meet with a potential buyer away from your...
by cactusman
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Selling my car - advice
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Great Britain

Re: Selling my car - advice

There has been debate on valuations here before....it is really rather difficult (impossible) to value over the internet. As a rough guide the Hagerty valuation tool here says £108k for an excellent one....more for concourse. https://www.hagertyinsurance.co.uk/classiccarvalue This would be an insura...
by cactusman
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Over excited soon to be owner
Replies: 17
Views: 570
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Re: Over excited soon to be owner

Well Woly64...are you back in from the garage yet....or are you sleeping in the car :bigrin: :bigrin: