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by SEJohnson95
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Going to Australia this summer
Replies: 10
Views: 160
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Re: Going to Australia this summer

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Be careful down there, Carsten. We don't want you dropping off the edge. I wonder if Simon S-Y has adjusted to the constant rush of blood to the head he must get, given that he's an expat?

:bigrin: :lol:
by SEJohnson95
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: early series 1 chassis numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 303
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Re: early series 1 chassis numbers

Do you often find that your opinions on what is more valuable are often influenced by whatever anyone else thinks? OK, it’s also influenced by rarity, all the different specs and what have you (which is why flat floors are so valuable) but it could also be broken down into something simpler. Take fo...
by SEJohnson95
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day at e-Conic Cars (Moss Jaguar)
Replies: 18
Views: 1329
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Re: Open Day at e-Conic Cars (Moss Jaguar)

24th is perilously close to my final masters thesis hand-in (27th) so couldn't possibly commit to that at this stage. The 31st looks good, or a weekend in April perhaps. By all means, the last person you should be considering is me but I would like to come! I will float the idea to Richard, see if h...
by SEJohnson95
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A visit to Paul Brown’s
Replies: 7
Views: 295
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Re: A visit to Paul Brown’s

Once upon a time he did work for Derek, Stuart, although he has been independent for a while now IIRC.
by SEJohnson95
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A visit to Paul Brown’s
Replies: 7
Views: 295
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Re: A visit to Paul Brown’s

I should have said that. Sorry, Stu. Paul Brown (of Paul Brown Classic Jaguar) is a specialist E-Type restorer located in Ripley, Derbyshire. He carries out full rebuilds, paintwork in-house, servicing, modifications and the like. http://pbcj.co.uk/ His details are also in the knowledge base, and he...
by SEJohnson95
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A visit to Paul Brown’s
Replies: 7
Views: 295
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A visit to Paul Brown’s

Whenever I’m home, I tend to pop in to see Paul Brown and his team, who are a matter of 15 mins from where I live, to have a cuppa and catch up on his latest going’s-on. Although I don’t always take photos, I’ve seen quite a few cars go through his workshop. He always lets me sit in them, learn what...
by SEJohnson95
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Restoration Stories and Owners Gallery
Topic: My 1962 3.8 OTS lhd
Replies: 2
Views: 257
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Re: My 1962 3.8 OTS lhd

That looks like a wonderful car, Steven. The Coventry reg is an added bonus. My overriding memories of classic cars comes from when I was a small kid, riding around with my Dad in his white Triumph Herald with, you guessed it, red leather. I therefore have always loved seeing this combination, espec...
by SEJohnson95
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Paint/bodyshop UK Yorkshire
Replies: 4
Views: 229
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Re: Paint/bodyshop UK Yorkshire

Ken Verity runs the Northern E-Type Centre in Rotherham, 07977 198350. My friend Richard has been going there for ages for spares too, of which he has a plethora of parts! He’s a very experienced guy.
by SEJohnson95
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: E-Type Running Reports
Topic: 15 hour road trip in hellcat, UK - Austria
Replies: 8
Views: 418
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Re: 15 hour road trip in hellcat, UK - Austria

Wonderful to hear of an E-type being used as it should be, Mark. I can only hope to be flying through Europe in a similar manner in my own one day! (Before that, it'll probably be in the Mazda, although that'll not need restoration) Shame we couldn't meet up / the car was done before I left Basel, b...
by SEJohnson95
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 34
Views: 689
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Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all, wishing everyone a happy and prosperous New Year Too. Thanks for another great year of the Forum. I may have been a little quiet this year but I have still enjoyed reading along, seeing everyone's restoration stories come good, their trips out and about, plus the usual intere...
by SEJohnson95
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Marston radiator advice sought
Replies: 4
Views: 212
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Re: Marston radiator advice sought

My friend Richard has installed a Fosseway "Marston" radiator on his 62 3.8 FHC and has had no issues with cooling. Plus it looks amazing, a great piece of kit. It has only done a few thousand miles so far but nobody has reported any issues with them - not to my knowledge anyway. (Yes, a thread on M...
by SEJohnson95
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Classic Show NEC. Going ?
Replies: 7
Views: 436
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Re: Classic Show NEC. Going ?

Not going this year as I just have too much on, but been several times over the years with Dad or Richard. Usually a good day out with a broad range of cars on show. You can also find some nice “automobilia” for garages and the like too. One stand last time I went was doing custom rally plaques (toy...
by SEJohnson95
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New With 1R11203 Series II
Replies: 12
Views: 585
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Re: New With 1R11203 Series II

Hi Jim Lucky you! I need to find someone who is "disposing" of an E-Type in that manner! Looks like you have a lovely car there. How's the interior faired? From those shots it looks as though you have a nicely aged interior which doesn't require too much attention. With a bit of patience and time, y...
by SEJohnson95
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winter is on the way
Replies: 3
Views: 252
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Re: Winter is on the way

Seems a little much already perhaps? Not too cold here in Brum yet, unless Switzerland mountain cold has desensitised me! Was at home earlier and Dad and I took the Mazda out for its first run in ages, a lovely dry day in Derbyshire today. That being said, I think Richard has already put the 3.8 "aw...
by SEJohnson95
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Your Dream Garage
Topic: Fibreglass Mech Mate Garage Pits
Replies: 12
Views: 1036
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Re: Fibreglass Mech Mate Garage Pits

Don't forget....you have to dig the hole and having dug a pond of a similar size a LOT comes out....you will need a skip unless you have a very large garden to loose it in :bigrin: There is already a known solution for that one, Julian. You fill these bags, tuck them in your trousers and go for a w...
by SEJohnson95
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: How did they squeeze that in there?
Replies: 11
Views: 662
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Re: How did they squeeze that in there?

More tasteless American lumping drivel. Still trying to understand why anyone would do that. One of the best things about an E is the XK engine. It's not like I have one to butcher myself! :lol: Somebody please remove the can of paint thinners from the vicinity of the people in question, I believe t...
by SEJohnson95
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: E-Type Running Reports
Topic: JDC European Tour
Replies: 7
Views: 464
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Re: JDC European Tour

Sounds like a lovely trip Malcolm (aside from hearing the sad news about your fellow tourers) Was in Strasbourg and Colmar just a few months ago. Colmar in particular I really enjoyed - a very quaint setting and some wonderful restaurants. I presume you and Jan enjoyed yourself? https://i.imgur.com/...
by SEJohnson95
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Restoration Stories and Owners Gallery
Topic: 1966 4.2 Restoration Series One Roadster
Replies: 95
Views: 9972
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Re: 1966 4.2 Restoration Series One Roadster

Wow. Stunning job, Andrew. When can I come and pick her up? :wink:
by SEJohnson95
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 356
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Re: Christmas ideas

What a great idea. I can certainly think of someone who would like this (non E-Type related mind you), but wasn't aware that jigsaws can be personalised. That being said, most other things can be!
by SEJohnson95
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: E-Type Running Reports
Topic: Travels across Europe
Replies: 3
Views: 380
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Re: Travels across Europe

It's a case of enjoying the time whilst I was out there. Austria was the nearest GP given Hockenheim was not on the calendar this year. Mulhouse was only a stone's throw away from Basel, and Stuttgart wasn't a million miles away either. I would be kicking myself if I missed out on the opportunities!