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by Sarthe72
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: My missing V12 roadster
Replies: 9
Views: 2287
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Re: My missing V12 roadster

I can remember the first 50p gallon and the first £1 gallon. I never bought petrol for shillings. But some did. Youf, that's what you are. I remember 4/6d a gallon (that would be 24.5p to you sir) and I remember the Suez ration books. My Dad had a garage and at 11 I was serving petrol out of school...
by Sarthe72
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Curious LHD roadster
Replies: 7
Views: 616
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Re: Curious LHD roadster

I thought the same, but it is good to have confirmation from the elite!
by Sarthe72
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: My missing V12 roadster
Replies: 9
Views: 2287
Great Britain

Re: My missing V12 roadster

Shows up on the DVLA as currently taxed:-

https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/V ... ?locale=en

And the car seems to go to the MOT station (or did) and back and that's about all looking at the MOT statistics:-

https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/
by Sarthe72
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Curious LHD roadster
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Great Britain

Curious LHD roadster

Firstly, the photos can be found here:- https://www.caranddriver.com/photos/g18039620/1961-jaguar-e-type-road-test-review-gallery/ I find it an interesting car with lots of peculiarities. Outside locks yet double boot hinges for one - or were the double hinges introduced before the inside locks? Any...
by Sarthe72
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Interior re-trim suppliers?
Replies: 15
Views: 1326
Great Britain

Re: Interior re-trim suppliers?

christopher storey wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:43 pm
Sarthe72 wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:49 pm
I wouldn't recommend BAS these days. Aldridge according to my restorers are considerably better.
Are you perhaps confusing BAS here with the BAS in the US ?
Probably. I had no idea that the US one existed. Sorry for the confusion.
by Sarthe72
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type vs 250 GTO?
Replies: 34
Views: 9529
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Re: E-Type vs 250 GTO?

Seen the Aussie group three times, and the last time (April 2019) they had vastly improved, the light show lasers being exceptional, and they have gone back in time to the more technical music of the early days, plus of course the standards. I have seen the originals three times between the 70's and...
by Sarthe72
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ownership issues and beyond...
Replies: 15
Views: 1201
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Re: Ownership issues and beyond...

My car was restored (for the second time in 30 years!) by Castle Classics near Basingstoke. Fabulous rapport, excellent workmanship (he taught himself to lead load) and a final product to be proud of. I can only speak as I find, but have one reservation. Would he be able to take the job on? He tends...
by Sarthe72
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type vs 250 GTO?
Replies: 34
Views: 9529
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Re: E-Type vs 250 GTO?

Wonderful reading this thread. In hindsight, some of the predictions of doom and gloom were right - but five years out. Prices of E-types have dropped, but as for the 250 GTO, I have no idea and nor do most of us since I believe only one has come to auction in the last ten years at least. Most deals...
by Sarthe72
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jaguar halts E Type Zero
Replies: 13
Views: 1311
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Re: Jaguar halts E Type Zero

I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong, but I had heard that the change of the car from fuel to electric was being regarded by the DVLA as a substantial change leading the cars open to being re-registered and having to undergo an IVA approval. Cynic that I am I personally believe that they ...
by Sarthe72
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Interior re-trim suppliers?
Replies: 15
Views: 1326
Great Britain

Re: Interior re-trim suppliers?

I wouldn't recommend BAS these days. Aldridge according to my restorers are considerably better.
by Sarthe72
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Xmas cards
Replies: 4
Views: 682
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Re: Xmas cards

A couple of my own car just to add to the collection:-
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by Sarthe72
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 67
Views: 3677
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Re: HD8 carb issue

As a point, do you use plastic or brass floats these days? I have had for years a stock of brass floats and still have a few left, so I've never changed. But what is the concensus of the members?
by Sarthe72
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Xmas cards
Replies: 4
Views: 682
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Xmas cards

Many of us make our own these days so I thought I would post some images which might make you smile, and which you may use should you so wish. The history of these dates back nearly 30 years when we were planning the E-type tours, and a friend did these sketches for the programmes. I have the origin...
by Sarthe72
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Twin headlamp E-type
Replies: 6
Views: 829
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Twin headlamp E-type

Back in 2010 I was sent this picture by a JDC member with a letter saying he had bought the car some years before and was told that the conversion had been done by Jaguar themselves to see if it would improve night driving. Frankly I don't believe it although I spent some time researching, but I tho...
by Sarthe72
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Period photos, some interesting points
Replies: 9
Views: 972
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Re: Period photos, some interesting points

Thanks David for correcting me. I ought to have known seeing the car in the flesh but the chassis plate had disappeared! You, as always, are right, and I should have twigged because my car is 13/9/61 and a later engine R1798, not that that is proof of course knowing Jaguar's mix and match propensity...
by Sarthe72
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1.5 electronic tachometer
Replies: 9
Views: 717
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Re: Series 1.5 electronic tachometer

Teach me to learn to read better! Apologies all.
by Sarthe72
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: An interesting insight into rising E-Type prices
Replies: 20
Views: 5773
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Re: An interesting insight into rising E-Type prices

Prices are dearer here in France, and one reason is the Wealth Tax. Cars don't count for that, and they have, until recently, proved to be a better investment than the bank. In the main, the French avoid stocks and shares like the plague. I can't access the advert sadly or else I'd have looked it ov...
by Sarthe72
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Period photos, some interesting points
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Great Britain

Re: Period photos, some interesting points

From what I have gleaned over the years the problem with thesingle hinge was that, yes, it wasn't rigid enough but that it was changed not because it broke but that the oscillation allowed the boot lid to open while driving. Perhaps a mix of both but it didn't last long anyway. Sorry to contradict y...
by Sarthe72
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1.5 electronic tachometer
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Great Britain

Re: Series 1.5 electronic tachometer

A thought. could it be the magnet on the end of the camshaft moving?
by Sarthe72
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1.5 electronic tachometer
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Great Britain

Re: Series 1.5 electronic tachometer

I'm running a 3.8 positive earth car and changed to a 123 dizzy some years back due to arthritis making gapping points difficult. I've had not a problem at all.