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by Gfhug
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: spare keys.
Replies: 9
Views: 110
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Re: spare keys.

Bill, if you find the key number, typically starting FS, e.g. FS923, then any decent locksmith will cut brand new keys from that code. One warning is that with age the lock itself may have worn to the extent that a correctly cut key from the code will not work smoothly. I suggest you take the lock b...
by Gfhug
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 Horn stopped working
Replies: 5
Views: 116
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Re: Series 1 Horn stopped working

James, the E Type brake lights are switched via a brake fluid pressure sensor/switch on the firewall which can be unreliable. An upgrade is shown in this topic: http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3134 SNG Barratts sell new switchs which are supposed to be much better than the old troubleso...
by Gfhug
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Reproduction Steering Wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 185
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Re: Reproduction Steering Wheels

Angus bought you lunch? :roll: You must have caught him on a good (bad?) day :bigrin: David, I've no wish to get into product endorsement. At some point it would be nice to get an original style wheel in 15" and will keep looking at the various options. Thanks for all the work you do to keep us awar...
by Gfhug
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Reproduction Steering Wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 185
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Re: Reproduction Steering Wheels

One would hope they would be good at twice the price of the SNGB offering which also comes in 15" size, a useful benefit. Can we rely on you to buy one to do a comparison on our behalf? :wink:

Seriously, do you think they compare?

Geoff
by Gfhug
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help needed. - Starter failure
Replies: 14
Views: 249
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Re: Help needed. - Starter failure

LeffeBrune wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:41 pm
But it was sooooo much fun!
:bigrin: :bigrin:
by Gfhug
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Restoration story
Replies: 2
Views: 231
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Re: Restoration story

Robbiee, you'll see lots of different presentations of rebuilds in the restoration section. Each one reflects the owners ability both in technical skills and erudition in writing skills. Maybe you must think of how well you would keep it going one, two, three, four years down the line as the progres...
by Gfhug
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Birthday Norman
Replies: 7
Views: 202
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Re: Happy Birthday Norman

I just wish he'd eaten all his Weetabix, then the E Type could have been designed for someone six feet tall :bigrin:

:yellow: :drinkingcheers:
by Gfhug
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member - series 3 restoration project
Replies: 3
Views: 176
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Re: New member - series 3 restoration project

Hello Ben, welcome to the forum. Do tell us more about the car, how much of a restoration project is it? Complete £100,000 full nut and bolt or a fair amount of TLC and some mechanical and/or body work? Is Hertfordshire too far? Angus Moss (http://www.mossjaguar.com/index.html) is in Letchworth and ...
by Gfhug
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: engine issue my specialist can't fix ... help!
Replies: 62
Views: 1105
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Re: engine issue my specialist can't fix ... help!

Jonny, unlike other forums there is no need to use the quote function, you'll notice others don't. It can be useful if you are referring to a much earlier post, but even then you can edit it down to just a sentence or two. It takes up valuable server space. John Burton of the Jaguar Driver's Club is...
by Gfhug
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: engine issue my specialist can't fix ... help!
Replies: 62
Views: 1105
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Re: engine issue my specialist can't fix ... help!

I heartily agree with Christopher and Steve. A brief search for Rhave didn't show any "XK" specialists, maybe I missed finding them. I suggest you tell us which part of the country you live and then, perhaps, one of our more knowledgeable owners could have a look at the car and/or suggest a recognis...
by Gfhug
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 149
Views: 9284
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Dana, a well deserved award. Well done and it's good to hear how well the car is running. Is there still a permanent smile on your face :wink:

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?
Replies: 10
Views: 505
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Re: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?

And let's remember a recent German magazine evaluation of classic tyres put the expensive Pirellis first, the far cheaper Vredesteins second, the expensive Michelins a definite third and the cheap and cheerful Blockleys fourth. Yet, there are many on here who think each one is good. Yes, let's see h...
by Gfhug
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine frames.
Replies: 20
Views: 837
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Re: Engine frames.

Lee, Steve's point is that it is polite to say thank you when people take the time to give you advice and information. Everyone happily shares their knowledge and experience but there are times when those who take the time to search out information for others get frustrated when no thanks or gratitu...
by Gfhug
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 891
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Re: Running Temperature etc

JJC wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:59 pm
I was banned till 2045
That's not so bad, most inappropriate content is banned till after 9 o'clock over here :lol:
by Gfhug
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air conditioning experiences
Replies: 24
Views: 446
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Re: Air conditioning experiences

Hilton, using quotes takes up valuable server space and unlike some forums it isn't need on this one.
It can be useful when referring to a much earlier post but not really needed when responding to the immediate previous one. Even then the quote can be edited down to just the relevant sentence.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Current values
Replies: 8
Views: 235
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Re: Current values

Julian, sorry if my comment might have mislead you, I was only saying that to ask what is it worth to Derek as his investment in the car, which he has answered himself. I agree with you regarding restoring costs. Your £2 million lightweight (or whatever figure you put on it) costs just about the sam...
by Gfhug
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Current values
Replies: 8
Views: 235
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Re: Current values

Derek, the valuation is what you feel you would have to pay to buy a car in that condition if yours were written off or stolen. Does your insurance not require a valuation from a club e.g. JEC, JDC etc? Now if you're trying to test the waters to sell? That is a different subject. As for dealers, is ...
by Gfhug
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: set screws hinge to bonnet
Replies: 5
Views: 170
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Re: set screws hinge to bonnet

Greg, putting those part numbers into SNG Barratt's website returns setscrew 5/16" UNF x 1inch
Hope that helps

Geoff
by Gfhug
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cylinder head paint
Replies: 9
Views: 500
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Re: Cylinder head paint

Seeing two early S1s parked next to each other it was quite noticeable how different the pumpkin paint was on each of the engines. Which one was correct I've no idea :shrug:

Geoff
by Gfhug
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard mirror bar
Replies: 22
Views: 504
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Re: Dashboard mirror bar

My experience with mirrors glued to the windscreen is they fall off too easily, so choose carefully.

Geoff