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by SEJohnson95
Fri May 29, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wow that's expensive
Replies: 25
Views: 754
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Re: Wow that's expensive

Marek, you do make a good point about this being a completely different ball game. I saw a few of these style 1:8 diecast models on the Jaguar stand in Geneva a few years ago and the quality is superb. You are indeed paying for the labour and commitment that goes into them.
by SEJohnson95
Fri May 29, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wow that's expensive
Replies: 25
Views: 754
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Re: Wow that's expensive

Your spare wheel is upside down, Simon :bigrin: :bigrin: :bigrin: Indeed, and annoyingly it will not fit very well the other way up at present! The recess in the floor doesn't line up with the middle of the wheel, but then again it's a custom build that never intended to have anything visible in th...
by SEJohnson95
Fri May 29, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wow that's expensive
Replies: 25
Views: 754
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Re: Wow that's expensive

What they don't realize or ignore is that once mixed, there is no longer clinically significant amounts of the toxic free mercury because of the chemical reactions between the metals during the setting of the restoration. Absolutely. One of my final year modules focused on bio-inorganic chemistry a...
by SEJohnson95
Fri May 29, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wow that's expensive
Replies: 25
Views: 754
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Re: Wow that's expensive

Stunning model and reasonably well detailed, but you'd be mad to buy it for nearly 10K I often wonder how much my heavily modified 1:8 OTS is actually worth to a collector. True, it is not quite finished and the proportions are not absolutely bang on, but there's some hours gone into that and there'...
by SEJohnson95
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spares day
Replies: 10
Views: 934
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Re: Spares day

Hi Tim....havent heard it been postponed....what with the " Car Owners Virus".......your bound to come home with a lighter wallet....Steve Brilliant, Steve. I was in the process coming up with something but you beat me to it! On a serious note, I was talking to someone in the restoration business a...
by SEJohnson95
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Jaguar Paintings.
Replies: 7
Views: 3457
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Re: Jaguar Paintings.

Fabulous work, Paul! I would never have the ability to do free-hand drawing like that. Mine would look vaguely like an E-type, but nowhere near an accurate representation! I can build model kits, but that’s kind of cheating in comparison ;) If my mate Richard gets his act together and sorts out eith...
by SEJohnson95
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Marston radiator
Replies: 12
Views: 1068
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Re: Marston radiator

Richard has one of the "replica" Fosseway radiators installed in his 3.8 FHC. Looks fabulous. It has been on the road for going on 3 years now and runs on Evans water-less coolant. No issues reported so far http://i1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj565/SEJohnson95/11065657_1629766193922589_1079209880_o_...
by SEJohnson95
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 22
Views: 2687
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Re: Merry Christmas

A very Merry Christmas to everyone, and thanks once again to David, Steve and Angus among others for their work and everyone for their continued interesting and (mostly) insightful discussion! :bigrin: :lol:
by SEJohnson95
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Front wing part panel. 62 series 1 e Type convert
Replies: 33
Views: 4889
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Re: Front wing part panel. 62 series 1 e Type convert

Looks great, Tony. Hopefully catch you out on the road somewhere when spring arrives and this miserable weather disappears!
by SEJohnson95
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member
Replies: 6
Views: 3004
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Re: New member

Hi Harry Welcome to the forum - I’ve seen your work on various Facebook groups, and it’s always been very impressive. Nice to hear from a fellow Derbyshireman too - when I’m not doing my PhD, I’m straight back home to my favourite place, I love Derbyshire. Keep an eye out for Derbyshire events as my...
by SEJohnson95
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2019 NEC Classic car show - my Etype
Replies: 9
Views: 1343
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Re: 2019 NEC Classic car show - my Etype

Richard and I visited on Sunday and had a great day. A perfect excuse to visit a nearby Chinese buffet restaurant I knew from my days in Brum also :wink: Some photos from the day - as ever a good mix of all sorts on display. Saw your E-type Chris - it looked lovely. https://i.imgur.com/jHXi2iS.jpg T...
by SEJohnson95
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newspaper report E type in crash
Replies: 6
Views: 1672
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Re: Newspaper report E type in crash

I saw this and was asked about it, given the E-type featuring and the fact that the incident was around a mile from home. I haven't seen or heard any details about the parties involved either, although the convoy of police cars and ambulances came speeding through our village when were were outside ...
by SEJohnson95
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Windscreen scratches
Replies: 10
Views: 2489
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Re: Windscreen scratches

Just to bring this one to a close - I had a new windscreen fitted last Thursday. Quite an interesting process to see, and I'm delighted with the results, and excellent value for money. Superb optical quality, no smears or anything of the sort to worry about. Brand new screen had glass polish then Ra...
by SEJohnson95
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Windscreen scratches
Replies: 10
Views: 2489
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Re: Windscreen scratches

Thanks for the responses, gents. I have had a ring round a few places for some quotes for new windscreens + fitting and the quotes weren't half as past as I was dreading them to be. My car is actually only insured 3rd party fire and theft, so no windscreen cover, although the excess would be most of...
by SEJohnson95
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Windscreen scratches
Replies: 10
Views: 2489
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Re: Windscreen scratches

Not as far as I am aware, Christopher. Certainly over the past 4 or so years that I’ve known about the car, it hasn’t been exposed to those environments. I think I will get the opinion of autoglass or someone similar It does seem a little strange admittedly. Can’t remember it being a problem last ye...
by SEJohnson95
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Windscreen scratches
Replies: 10
Views: 2489
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Windscreen scratches

OK, this on is my "daily driver" (as opposed to anything else I have the occasional access to! :lol: ) but I'll probably get away with it. The windscreen on my car is showing plenty of age-related marks, particularly noticeable are scratches following the arc of the driver's side wiper. Polarised le...
by SEJohnson95
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member in Lancashire
Replies: 21
Views: 8108
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Re: New member in Lancashire

Hi Kenny It may be worth dropping Paul Brown (of Paul Brown Classic Jaguar, Ripley, Derbyshire) a line if you're on the hunt for cars. He occasionally helps to sell cars on behalf of his customers. For example, I'm sure he has a V12 OTS for sale at present (which needs a little work but is a good us...
by SEJohnson95
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Using the FHC
Replies: 6
Views: 2632
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Re: Using the FHC

I'm loving some of the responses here. Two of your sister's best mats in the back? Enough said really :wink: :lol: And yes Mark, you'd be absolutely spot on, it is from an RV7
by SEJohnson95
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Using the FHC
Replies: 6
Views: 2632
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Using the FHC

Richard sent me this picture which made me chuckle.

Squeezing the engine frames from his light aircraft in the back of the FHC - they've been off for welding and painting.

Couldn't do that with an OTS! :lol:

Image
by SEJohnson95
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Breakfast Meeting - Sunday 1st September
Replies: 2
Views: 2675
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Re: Breakfast Meeting - Sunday 1st September

A few photos from last Sunday's event Once again we had a fabulous turnout for breakfast - 20 E-types and the lovely XJS invading an otherwise peaceful Derbyshire village. Difficult to get them all in the same shot, but we did have 20 at one point! We had a lovely mix colours and series again as wel...