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by SEJohnson95
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mechanic Recommendation near Cheshire, Manchester, Lancs?
Replies: 3
Views: 258
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Re: Mechanic Recommendation near Cheshire, Manchester, Lancs?

Can't help you with Cheshire/Manc, I'm afraid, but another Derbyshire contact to add to your list would be Paul Brown, in Ripley nr Derby. Huge amount of experience with all series of E-Types (there are members on here who have had Series 3s restored by him) and always happy to help or answer questi...
by SEJohnson95
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Xmas everyone
Replies: 23
Views: 661
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Re: Merry Xmas everyone

Merry Christmas to you all, wishing everyone a happy , peaceful and safe Christmas and New Year. Let’s hope we can get back to meeting in person and out in these wonderful cars again soon! :drinkingcheers:
by SEJohnson95
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas lights
Replies: 10
Views: 635
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Christmas lights

Aside from driving every other household occupant mad, is there another reason why the "smashing" Christmas lights have not appeared at the top of the homepage this year? (at least for me anyway) :lol:
by SEJohnson95
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FINISHED!
Replies: 12
Views: 856
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Re: FINISHED!

Thank you everyone :bigrin: Having done two of these now (one in ca. 3 months and one in 5 years) I'm not sure I could attempt another. In terms of man hours, I dare bet there's 1,000 hours in that OTS (building, painting, researching, head scratching, sourcing bits, 500 hours constantly fixing the ...
by SEJohnson95
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FINISHED!
Replies: 12
Views: 856
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Re: FINISHED!

Thanks, James. I've fooled a few people already! This little project demonstrates a classic trait of mine. You'll all laugh at this, but I'm not creative. I say creative, what I tend to refer to is "freehand creative" - ask me to draw that now, it'd be terrible. Ask me to draw an E-Type (or anything...
by SEJohnson95
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Have I taken over the magazine?!
Replies: 3
Views: 485
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Re: Have I taken over the magazine?!

Thank you everyone :) It's nice to know I'm not writing complete rubbish, which I can guarantee is not always the case! Really enjoyed writing for the magazine, and will crack on with more soon :bigrin:
by SEJohnson95
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: FINISHED!
Replies: 12
Views: 856
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FINISHED!

And so, almost 5 years to the day after starting work on the first pieces, I present to you all (on a slightly damp car park!) my 4.2 OTS. Just a shame I can't drive it, but I'll bring it along to the next forum meet :bigrin: I am, overall, quite pleased with it. Aimed for perfection, came reasonabl...
by SEJohnson95
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Made the front Cover! Classic Car Magazine
Replies: 20
Views: 1206
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Re: Made the front Cover! Classic Car Magazine

Wow, fantastic stuff gents! A professional photoshoot and a nice glossy article featuring your own cars. Looks great - how long is the magazine on sale for? I'll pick a copy up next time I'm out and about
by SEJohnson95
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Have I taken over the magazine?!
Replies: 3
Views: 485
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Have I taken over the magazine?!

For those of you who receive the E-Type Club magazine, I rather appear to have taken over this month! :lol: I do hope you enjoy the two articles from me this month, I would love to know you thought they read :bigrin: The Mulhouse museum trip was adapted from my Forum write-up - you can find a conden...
by SEJohnson95
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Magazine Article
Replies: 24
Views: 2550
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Re: Forum Magazine Article

Thanks, Steve. Hopefully it's another step on the journey to everything. Started at uni 6 years ago now - 4 years since heading out for my year abroad. Scary stuff! I have said the same thing to most of my family - look at the title, the bio and be content at that, since it may as well be written in...
by SEJohnson95
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Magazine Article
Replies: 24
Views: 2550
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Re: Forum Magazine Article

Evening all Some of you may have already noticed, but for those of you who haven't yet picked up your copy of the E-Type magazine, the article is now in print. https://i.imgur.com/SHxT0wh.jpg Thank you to everyone for your input :bigrin: P.S : It's not been a bad time for "publications" recently - s...
by SEJohnson95
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: X-Type project
Replies: 5
Views: 1449
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Re: X-Type project

Thank you :bigrin: It was certainly a refreshing break from my main E-type model project. I'd happily do another car of that scale!
by SEJohnson95
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 (4.2) vs S3
Replies: 18
Views: 1440
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Re: S1 (4.2) vs S3

Hi Philip The S1 is indeed very impressive. Although I haven't driven a 3.8 myself (nor a S3, although I have driven a 4.2), I have spent plenty of time as a passenger in both types of S1. To me at least, they're are notably different in feel. Whilst the 4.2 has more low-down torque and seems a litt...
by SEJohnson95
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: GB Classic Trim Nuneaton
Replies: 5
Views: 3579
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Re: GB Classic Trim Nuneaton

Seen some beautiful interiors finished by them out and about. Very impressive job. On another note, following a conversation at XK70, Graham Watkins was also kind enough to provide me with some biscuit leather offcuts (all I really needed) for my roadster model FOC. This was particularly good of the...
by SEJohnson95
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: X-Type project
Replies: 5
Views: 1449
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Re: X-Type project

Thank you, Tom, I do enjoy the mini projects and I was surprised how quickly this came together. Then again, 1:18 scale is a lovely scale to work on - you can do plenty but it doesn't take you ages like maybe 1:8 does. Chris - the shape of the dashboard makes it quite challenging, if it were a littl...
by SEJohnson95
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Run out in Cheshire, this Sunday 27th
Replies: 3
Views: 390
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Re: Run out in Cheshire, this Sunday 27th

Hi Ray

Yes, no problem, we'll keep Forum members posted as well.

Absolutely - Richard and I happened to be behind your car last year on the run for most of the way, which meant we got some excellent shots!

Image

Take care for now

Simon
by SEJohnson95
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Run out in Cheshire, this Sunday 27th
Replies: 3
Views: 390
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Re: Run out in Cheshire, this Sunday 27th

Hi Ray The event you're thinking of was the Great North Run in our (Derbyshire/Cheshire) region of the E-Type Club, organised by Jonathan Mitchell. Starting point was The Windmill at Tabley (right next to Junction 19 of the M6). Richard and I were also meant to be hosting a breakfast meeting at Hass...
by SEJohnson95
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Diamond Jubilee E-Type's
Replies: 24
Views: 1984
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Re: Diamond Jubilee E-Type's

Usually one for the enthusiastic responses, but I can't say I was particular enthused/excited by this announcement either. None of those cars will ever see the light of day on the road and will live in a private collection somewhere. It is in no way appealing to the vast number of Jaguar enthusiasts...
by SEJohnson95
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Forum Features
Replies: 44
Views: 23539
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Re: New Forum Features

All I could do with now is the Derbyshire flag, David :wink: Always loved the design and most things about where I grew up and still spend lots of time. Very proud to be from round 'ere, duck. It's never far away from most things I do... car, office, you name it :bigrin: https://i.imgur.com/9fK2Fem....
by SEJohnson95
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Moss
Replies: 3
Views: 833
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Re: Moss

I too have been enjoying the regular updates, although through the Facebook page. Some excellent photography / creative shots of cars of all colours and series. Lovely!