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by neal herridge
Sat May 30, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Chrome Hood Trim - repair, or buy new BD21397 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 360
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Re: Chrome Hood Trim - repair, or buy new BD21397 ?

Thanks Richard but it was Castle who could not do them.
I also use Howells but they don't like them either.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Fri May 29, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Chrome Hood Trim - repair, or buy new BD21397 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 360
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Re: Chrome Hood Trim - repair, or buy new BD21397 ?

Hi Mark.
I watched that program & had the same thought re saving rear lights, which don't re chrome.
I have been trying to find who they used with out any luck, have you made contact yet.
I found a few firms on line but not the one they used.
Thanks Neal.
by neal herridge
Tue May 19, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Torsion bar help
Replies: 2
Views: 193
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Re: Torsion bar help

Hi Mich. I have come across this problem before with original torsion bars, & as you say if you jack the car up & then let it back down its the correct height until you drive it. Mostly its when they have been off the car for some time. I now always add about 1/2" ( 12.7 mm ) to the setting length a...
by neal herridge
Sun May 17, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Recent Driving Video
Replies: 10
Views: 566
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Re: My Recent Driving Video

Great car, great road & pie, what's not to like.
Many thanks for making this just what an E-type is for.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!
Replies: 80
Views: 4497
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Re: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!

Hi Jon. I have fitted lots of Zeus calipers over the years to different Jaguars with out any problems. If you did want to change yours I would take them up on their offer, they are not far away from you. Your problem is made worse by the fact you have vented discs, I don't know what other people thi...
by neal herridge
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!
Replies: 80
Views: 4497
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Re: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!

Yes I have had chrome wheels blasted & then painted , I have used both powder coating & wet painting. It works well , the only thing is if your wheels are tube less the blasting/painting can remove or damage the sealing . To over come this you will need to fit tubes . You can also get a chrome powde...
by neal herridge
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Type approval etc UK registration of US Import
Replies: 34
Views: 7586
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Re: Type approval etc UK registration of US Import

I should also have said that if you are a member of the J E C they will provide you with a letter to send to the D V L A . This confirms the details of your car , other clubs may also do this.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Type approval etc UK registration of US Import
Replies: 34
Views: 7586
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Re: Type approval etc UK registration of US Import

I have to say that so far I have never had a problem registering a imported car with the DVLA.
I have done it a few times & just tick the box where it says RHD.
Good luck with it .
Neal.
by neal herridge
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fuel and Brake Lines
Replies: 7
Views: 1434
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Re: Fuel and Brake Lines

Should have read the first post properly as it did say 3.8 car.
What I said is correct for a 4.2 .
Sorry for the confusion .
Neal.
by neal herridge
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fuel and Brake Lines
Replies: 7
Views: 1434
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Re: Fuel and Brake Lines

I have always run the fuel line on the drivers side for a RHD car, this is the same side as the fuel filter. It is fixed with P clips on the outside of the channel ( nearest the sill ) there are holes a long it for that reason. The brake line goes on the other side also outside the channel & uses sp...
by neal herridge
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New E-Type book (cont'd)
Replies: 17
Views: 2248
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Re: New E-Type book (cont'd)

Add me to the list , look forward to reading it Peter.
Good luck Neal.
by neal herridge
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Re-commissioning Project
Replies: 3
Views: 797
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Re: Re-commissioning Project

Hi Ed.
I am based near Crediton, when you get the car back to Devon I would be happy to talk it over with you.
As for hoses SNG or David Manners are all OK , I would stick with standard ones for now.
Good luck looks like a good project.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff bolt thread size
Replies: 5
Views: 601
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Re: Diff bolt thread size

They are UNC will check tomorrow but they are ether 1/2" or 7/16" UNC.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A new direction in life
Replies: 11
Views: 1354
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Re: A new direction in life

Hi Darren. Is it a change of job you want , or a burning desire to start your own business. If its the first with your skills any restoration firm would jump at the chance to employ you, knock on a few doors even if they have no adds for new staff. If its your own business how about working as a sub...
by neal herridge
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Car jacking
Replies: 40
Views: 8724
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Re: Car jacking

I use a Thor nylon faced mallet No. 716 it has 2" dia faces & has a weight of 2 3/4 lbs. A big plus is that the ends screw in & can be replaced if need be & they will not mark the spinners. We use these hammers in the machine shop mostly on the mills to tap down parts before machining & they do not ...
by neal herridge
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: That’s what friends are for!
Replies: 1
Views: 1589
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Re: That’s what friends are for!

Hi Paul.
Looks like a great day, the XK120 is a lovely car to drive, I have been lucky enough to own & restore one.
Very different to drive than an E-type of course , but any XK engine is great to hear & drive.
Car looks great with the painted wire wheels.
Neal.
by neal herridge
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan options
Replies: 15
Views: 2928
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Re: Cooling fan options

I have the cool cat fitted to two cars its very good.
Also Ken is very helpful, although if he has not got any in stock its no problem to buy direct it works out about the same price.
Also go for the better temp sender ( also available fro Fossway )
Neal.
by neal herridge
Fri May 31, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 97
Views: 31436
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

I would like to add my thanks to Julian & his team for a very interesting day & their commitment to quality.
Very impressive setup.
It was also good to meet all of the other forum members, great day all round .
Neal.
by neal herridge
Sun May 26, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 97
Views: 31436
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

I would like to add one more name. David Jones Angus Moss Jeremy Bradshaw Geoff Hughes John Walker Adrian Turner Julian Cooke aka cactusman Adrian Northcott Steve Rundle Ash Marston Christopher Storey Ray Drinkwater Barry Coupe Neal Herridge Richard Baxter - series 1 FHC Steve Hook (Mgcjag Mark Curt...
by neal herridge
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New battery recommendation
Replies: 28
Views: 4409
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Re: New battery recommendation

Hi Neil.
I use a Yuasa battery part number YBX3214 it fits very well . I have fitted a few & they last very well.
I get mine from BBL batteries good price too.
I have not had much luck with the old type of batteries I find the cases are prone to splitting .
Hope this helps Neal.