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by rswaffie
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Headlight bulbs
Replies: 6
Views: 181
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Re: Headlight bulbs

:yeahthat:
I use H4’s with the relay upgrade and they are on a par with my 2005 Audi. Even the mot tester commented on the performance when they did the calibration for me.
by rswaffie
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sweating Cohline hoses
Replies: 5
Views: 305
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Re: Sweating Cohline hoses

:yeahthat:
by rswaffie
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 44
Views: 1572
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Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

Lockdown has provided plenty of time for me to reflect on the impact my fully restored 3.8 will have on both the environment and the varying sensitivities of my fellow human beings. So, I’ve decided on the following course of action that will help me sleep sounder in my bed: 1. Replace the engine an...
by rswaffie
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brake pedal box rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 775
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Re: Brake pedal box rebuild

I found this useful when I rebuilt mine - you’ve probably already seen it in the knowledgebase: Mike Cassidy's Kelsey Hayes brake overhaul.
by rswaffie
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 44
Views: 1572
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Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

£500k?
To quote Edmund Blackadder ‘My opinions are rather difficult to express in words, Baldrick’.
by rswaffie
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 44
Views: 1572
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Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

Looking at the marketing blurb, they are building the space frame and body from scratch - they talk about the chassis being made ‘wider’, the xk 4.2 being fitted with electronic fuel injection and running gear being modified. So, I think that in DVLA terms, it is significantly altered from original ...
by rswaffie
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 44
Views: 1572
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Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

On a similar note, the ‘re-creation’ bandwagon is being jumped on by Ecurie Ecosse..... https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.evo.co.uk/jaguar/203430/ecurie-ecosse-c-type-homage-series-revealed%3famp Apparently, they will be registered as a ‘new’ car. So I’m guessing that they will not have age related...
by rswaffie
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 44
Views: 1572
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Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

Was there no documentation/photos from Southern Classics? That would be a huge error given the amount of work attributed to them.
by rswaffie
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: central armrest for late 3.8 hinge arrangement question
Replies: 2
Views: 307
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Re: central armrest for late 3.8 hinge arrangement question

Hi This of any help? https://i.postimg.cc/L8wW3c00/978-F1184-385-A-44-EE-8-A44-CB40-CE831-D13.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/rm3GBTxv/22-AE09-D6-4-A61-461-D-9-F97-82-F27-C29-E586.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/GtDPrfj9/CE23-CBFF-21-BE-40-D1-BFBE-35-EFD1-A136-A9.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/tT3Cjtxp/image.jpg https:...
by rswaffie
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 44
Views: 1572
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Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

“One man’s dream of the ultimate e-type”. Well, that dream only lasted 400 miles by the sound of it! “Realistically priced at £300,000”. Replace realistically with optimistically. If you can afford to pay a restoration company that much money to do something like this, then surely you must know you ...
by rswaffie
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Ignition wire order
Replies: 8
Views: 491
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Re: Ignition wire order

It would be worth following the process in the Engine section of the workshop manual, page B.28. You can find this in the knowledgebase.
by rswaffie
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Ignition wire order
Replies: 8
Views: 491
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Re: Ignition wire order

Hi,
From the workshop manual...


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by rswaffie
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member in East Anglia
Replies: 5
Views: 1134
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Re: New member in East Anglia

It would be great to see some pics of what you have - once you start the work, post them in the ‘Restoration Stories...’ section so we can follow your progress! If you do a search in that section, you will see all the other 3.8 restorations which will both inspire, motivate and scare you in equal me...
by rswaffie
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Possible Stolen E Type
Replies: 26
Views: 1846
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Re: Possible Stolen E Type

This is a 1978 xj6 4.2 vin plate- looks similar.


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by rswaffie
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Possible Stolen E Type
Replies: 26
Views: 1846
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Re: Possible Stolen E Type

Hi,
That looks like a kit car to me. Dashboard area is a giveaway, along with the xj6 vin plate, the windscreen surround and many other non-etype features!
by rswaffie
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Possible Stolen E Type
Replies: 26
Views: 1846
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Re: Possible Stolen E Type

If you are going to check the VIN, I suggest you take lots of pics of the exterior and interior, chassis number stamping on the front frame, cylinder head number and the id plate on the driver’s side near the air filter. Post the pics on this site. You won’t be able to open the bonnet if the car is ...
by rswaffie
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member in East Anglia
Replies: 5
Views: 1134
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Re: New member in East Anglia

Hi and welcome,
I have completed a nut n bolt rebuild of a 63 fhc last year and there are many others (both ‘amateur’ and professional) who have done the same. So, plenty of help and photos available on this splendid site!
by rswaffie
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: High beam problem
Replies: 26
Views: 1366
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Re: High beam problem

Drop an email, or call Gil. He’s always sorted out any issues I had with my led upgrades.
by rswaffie
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas lights
Replies: 10
Views: 635
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Re: Christmas lights

They tested positive for COVID-19, so are in isolation for ten days. :lol:
by rswaffie
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Recommendations for a V12 specialist near Northants/Cambs/Beds
Replies: 6
Views: 476
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Re: Recommendations for a V12 specialist near Northants/Cambs/Beds

Hi,
Try The Splined Hub, Oundle, Northants.