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by SEJohnson95
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Magazine Article
Replies: 20
Views: 1564
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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: 20
Views: 1564
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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: 1041
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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: 15
Views: 522
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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: 3332
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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: 1041
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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: 250
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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!

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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: 250
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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: 1411
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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: 21413
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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: 693
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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!
by SEJohnson95
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1:8th e type model
Replies: 3
Views: 476
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Re: 1:8th e type model

Lovely story, Chris. I can only imagine your son's surprise when he walked into that garage! You all know about my "project", which should hopefully jump forward again soon. It's a miserable evening so I decided to have a go at a template for the OTS hood cover, which I will need to fabricate out of...
by SEJohnson95
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Preferred supplier of interior trimming kits?
Replies: 15
Views: 1225
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Re: Preferred supplier of interior trimming kits?

According to their website they do, Stuart :)
by SEJohnson95
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Preferred supplier of interior trimming kits?
Replies: 15
Views: 1225
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Re: Preferred supplier of interior trimming kits?

Although I haven't purchased a kit myself, I've seen some of the work by Suffolk and Turley in Paul Brown's workshop, who he uses for all his restorations and in fact his own car too. The finish always looks exceptional.
by SEJohnson95
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: X-Type project
Replies: 5
Views: 1041
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X-Type project

Something I did for a friend of mine down the road who loves his Jaguars and has an impressive memorabilia collection. His pride and joy is his show-winning X-Type, which he manages to keep even cleaner than my Colt! :lol: https://i.imgur.com/bbWB0uk.jpg He wanted the Corgi 1:18 model stripping and ...
by SEJohnson95
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Magazine Article
Replies: 20
Views: 1564
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Re: Forum Magazine Article

Thanks everyone for your input so far :bigrin: The article is looking pretty good now I think, should be ready soon. Rory - that's a fantastic coincidence and certainly one to mention!
by SEJohnson95
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: v. late 3.8's
Replies: 21
Views: 1898
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Re: v. late 3.8's

You are correct in saying that Aston Martin produce a very similar cross pattern aluminium, with the subtlety being that the reproduction stuff is etched, rather than rolled. My friend Richard ordered the sheets and made his own dash panels for his FHC (860927) which was only the 15th RHD FHC to com...
by SEJohnson95
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Magazine Article
Replies: 20
Views: 1564
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Re: Forum Magazine Article

Morning all

I have made a start on an article, but I would welcome some input if you could spare a few mins :bigrin:
by SEJohnson95
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Father’s Day
Replies: 2
Views: 354
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Re: Father’s Day

Lovely stuff, Richard! The card on the right is a very good freehand drawing too. I wish I could draw like that :lol:
by SEJohnson95
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member - Nottingham, UK
Replies: 9
Views: 788
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Re: New member - Nottingham, UK

Hi Keith Welcome to the forum - There's plenty going on with regards to events in the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire/Lincolnshire region - keep an eye out for posts from me for the Derbyshire stuff, we get quite a crowd on events now. Another restorer worth getting to know is Paul Brown, who's not that ...