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by TrevS
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Old parts - worth anything?
Replies: 9
Views: 1508
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Re: Old parts - worth anything?

politeperson wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:51 pm
Is the miniature plastic grey lawnmower for sale?

My e type has been missing one of these since I got it.

Been looking for one for ages.
Ha, plastic playmobil jack stand from my son's Porsche 911 toy. Not sure he would be happy if I sold it
by TrevS
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Old parts - worth anything?
Replies: 9
Views: 1508
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Re: Old parts - worth anything?

I’ll relist on the sale section Steve as will need to think about price and if better to sell as job lot or split up.

Thanks

Trevor
by TrevS
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Old parts - worth anything?
Replies: 9
Views: 1508
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Old parts - worth anything?

Hi all So I finally sold my beautiful series 1 FHC 4.2 and have been giving the garage a bit of a spring clean and found a load of e-type parts and was wondering what would be salvageable to someone and are they worth listing for sale? I've got the following parts: Set of cast iron manifolds, rusty ...
by TrevS
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sidelights not working - advice needed
Replies: 7
Views: 890
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Re: Sidelights not working - advice needed

If it is the front lights not working , but the back lights working, then the prime candidate is a fault in the bonnet multiplug. The terminals often get corroded, and/or broken wires can appear/ and/or poor earthing all being possibilities Could someone post a photo of the multi plug and it’s loca...
by TrevS
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sidelights not working - advice needed
Replies: 7
Views: 890
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Re: Sidelights not working - advice needed

Hi all Sorry for lack of detail. Car is a series 1 FHC and the fault is that both front sidelights are not working when switched on. I've told them to get a multimeter and check the switch, wires and light units for continuity as that is the way I have usually traced electrical gremlins but wondered...
by TrevS
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sidelights not working - advice needed
Replies: 7
Views: 890
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Sidelights not working - advice needed

Hi all My car is at a garage and has failed an mot on the sidelights not working. They guys at the garage are currently looking at the wiring but are struggling to identify where the issue is as not e-type mechanics and I don't have access to the car. Is there any typical places that they should be ...
by TrevS
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: E-type market - are cars selling?
Replies: 24
Views: 4575
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Re: E-type market - are cars selling?

Hi all I've just re listed my e-type on here in the sale section with a realistic selling price based on the current market values. It's now means the car is the cheapest UK RHD E-type for sale that isn't resto project. Does anyone have any recommendations on where to list the car for sale? Are ther...
by TrevS
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type illustrations - colour help
Replies: 24
Views: 3749
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Re: E-type illustrations - colour help

Hi all I thought I'd give a quick update on where I am with my car print ideas and designs. I've been through a number of ideas and have been working hard on using 3D models rather than purely illustrating the cars to give a more realistic look to the car and the lighting. Here are a few quick test ...
by TrevS
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type market - are cars selling?
Replies: 24
Views: 4575
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Re: E-type market - are cars selling?

Barry wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:37 pm
I’m afraid matching numbers matters on cars over £100k.
Well mine is priced at £94,800. Seems to be one of the cheapest UK RHD series 1 cars for sale. So do you think price is right and I just have to be patient?

Trev
by TrevS
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type market - are cars selling?
Replies: 24
Views: 4575
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Re: E-type market - are cars selling?

Thanks everyone, some useful information. The feedback I’ve had from the dealer seems to be that the market is quite slow and that it’s just going to take time which is what you are saying. I will check where they are marketing the car to see if any channels haven’t been considered and see what they...
by TrevS
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type market - are cars selling?
Replies: 24
Views: 4575
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E-type market - are cars selling?

Hi all I was wondering if anyone had any idea if E-types are currently selling and the current state of the market? I've had my series 1 4.2 FHC for sale for a few months and haven't had much interest. Are cars selling or is the market quite flat at the moment? Also does anyone have any recommendati...
by TrevS
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type illustrations - colour help
Replies: 24
Views: 3749
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Re: E-type illustrations - colour help

Tried adjusting the colours on the red. I agree it's more metallic almost burgundy in the original because the colour tone seems to work better. I've done another version so see what you think, I still prefer the original I think, even though it's not 100% accurate colour it is supposed to be an art...
by TrevS
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: E-type illustrations - colour help
Replies: 24
Views: 3749
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Re: E-type illustrations - colour help

Hi all OK here are a few final options Blue http://gt40builder.com/image-dump/car-prints/etype-frame1.jpg Red http://gt40builder.com/image-dump/car-prints/etype-frame2.jpg Black http://gt40builder.com/image-dump/car-prints/etype-frame4.jpg Grey http://gt40builder.com/image-dump/car-prints/etype-fram...
by TrevS
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type illustrations - colour help
Replies: 24
Views: 3749
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Re: E-type illustrations - colour help

OK here are the colours I've done so far, what do you all think to these? Dark Blue http://gt40builder.com/image-dump/car-prints/etype-blue-background-forum.jpg Carmine red http://gt40builder.com/image-dump/car-prints/etype-red-background-forum.jpg Green http://gt40builder.com/image-dump/car-prints/...
by TrevS
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type illustrations - colour help
Replies: 24
Views: 3749
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Re: E-type illustrations - colour help

Heuer wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:40 pm
Oddly the rarest colour was BRG followed by ODG. Green was not popular despite the racing heritage - something to do with bad luck apparently. In the UK you never painted a front door green!
Hmm interesting, shame E-types look bloody lovely in opalescent dark green I think
by TrevS
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type illustrations - colour help
Replies: 24
Views: 3749
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Re: E-type illustrations - colour help

So I was thinking maybe:

- Carmine red
- British Racing Green or opalescent dark green
- Opalescent silver grey
- Opalescent dark blue
- Black
- White

Would they be the most common colours?

Trev
by TrevS
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type illustrations - colour help
Replies: 24
Views: 3749
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E-type illustrations - colour help

Hi all I am working on a series of car illustrations which I am looking to turn into a limited run of prints and of course the e-type had to be one of the cars in the collection. Anyway the car is finished but I need help choosing the final colours for the prints. Can you please help tell me what th...
by TrevS
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 strange sound coming from engine bay
Replies: 9
Views: 1648
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Re: 4.2 strange sound coming from engine bay

Thanks for the help everyone, problem is now sorted. Pipe just needed repositioning and after a bit of adjusting there is no more rattle.
by TrevS
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 strange sound coming from engine bay
Replies: 9
Views: 1648
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Re: 4.2 strange sound coming from engine bay

Under the carbs there are 3 metal overflow pipes these can rattle against each other and on the frame rails. Well done that man, spot on with where the noise is coming from. Turns out in to the overflow pipe from the centre carb. Not sure how to stop it rattling though and not sure it's completely ...
by TrevS
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 strange sound coming from engine bay
Replies: 9
Views: 1648
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Re: 4.2 strange sound coming from engine bay

Haven’t had proper chance to have a look but noticed that one of the aluminium floor panels looks like it might be rattling. I got XK to fit a new speed cable so maybe something got moved etc at the time which is causing the rattle. Hoping it’s nothing serious but will report back tomorrow