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by SEJohnson95
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Moss
Replies: 3
Views: 550
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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: 345
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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: 924
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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: 924
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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: 0
Views: 301
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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: 11
Views: 1032
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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: 1458
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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: 11
Views: 1032
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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: 281
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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: 573
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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 ...
by SEJohnson95
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Distilled/de-ionised water?
Replies: 19
Views: 1627
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Re: Distilled/de-ionised water?

If given the choice, I would definitely be using distilled/deionised water, something which as an organic chemist I get through by the litre load. As an experiment for the casual observer, allow to evaporate or boil dry 500 mL- 1 L of both tap and distilled water and compare the residue left behind....
by SEJohnson95
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Magazine Article
Replies: 11
Views: 1032
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Forum Magazine Article

Hi everyone Hope you're all doing well in this bizarre upside down world at present :bigrin: I'm always on the lookout for idea to write about in the E-Type Club magazine and usually have something in the pipeline. Incidentally, the next installment of the model OTS article is due soon as is the sto...
by SEJohnson95
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member but not new E owner in Leics England
Replies: 6
Views: 2387
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Re: New member but not new E owner in Leics England

Hi Andy Great looking car, the S1 4.2 OTS has always been my favourite. Not too far away from you in Derbyshire, my friend Richard Eaton and I run the Derbyshire region of the E-type Club and in a normal world, we probably manage 2 or 3 meetings a year with ca. 20 cars now. You'd be more than welcom...
by SEJohnson95
Fri May 29, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wow that's expensive
Replies: 25
Views: 1249
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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: 1249
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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: 1249
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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: 1249
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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: 1034
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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: 11
Views: 4050
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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: 1141
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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_...