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by commemorative74
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Very early handbrake / parking brake calipers
Replies: 3
Views: 931
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Very early handbrake / parking brake calipers

I am currently negotiating with a chap in Germany who apparently has for sale a very early (supplied on the first 89 or so UK roadsters 3.8) set of manual adjustment hand brake calipers. As you can appreciate these are like Hens teeth if what he is saying is correct. Would anyone have a photo(s) the...
by commemorative74
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Left hand drive to right hand drive steering conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 2329
Cyprus

Left hand drive to right hand drive steering conversion

Looking as purchasing parts for steering conversion (left to right) for my 1966 2+2 Series One E type. Looks a fairly simple job to undertake but are there any points that I need to be aware of. Can anyone recommend a reputable parts supplier who can supply in kit form, as opposed to ordering indivi...
by commemorative74
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Automatic to manual gearbox swap
Replies: 2
Views: 935
Cyprus

Automatic to manual gearbox swap

I have just purchased a 1966 2+2 Series One E Type which was supplied from the factory with an automatic gearbox. I would like to convert it to a manual all synchro E Type gearbox from the same year. Whilst in principal it doesn't seem too complicated I would like to know if there are any detailed r...
by commemorative74
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: CKL Seminar Saturday 11 November
Replies: 0
Views: 1307
Cyprus

CKL Seminar Saturday 11 November

I have paid for two tickets to the above event being held in Battle tomorrow. Check out the link below for more information.
My brother is now unable to attend so if anyone would like a free entry please let me know.


http://www.xkclub.com/CKL-Seminar-2017.pdf


Alex
01689 855711
07867 528161
by commemorative74
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rear suspension components
Replies: 0
Views: 1097
Cyprus

Rear suspension components

I am having a sort out of my E-type rear suspension components and I know I have a mixture of very early 3.8 and later parts. With regards to the hub carriers, drive shafts and tie plate these are quite well documented and there are various photographs showing the difference but not when it comes to...
by commemorative74
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Torsion bars
Replies: 0
Views: 1243
Cyprus

Torsion bars

HI to all Could anyone please tell me who supplies good proven quality torsion bars for a 1973 Series 3 car. I bought one set from a very well known parts company and was not happy with how the splines had been machined as one bar would not fit into the bracket. Or does anyone know if there is a spe...
by commemorative74
Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel bearing removal
Replies: 5
Views: 1921
Cyprus

Wheel bearing removal

Over the last couple of years I have had to replace the rear wheel bearings on a couple of e-types. I made up a jig to remove the hub from its carrier (both on wire wheels) which works quite well. Once the hub has been removed from the carrier the outer bearing remains in situ. On both occasions I h...
by commemorative74
Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Kelsey Hayes braking system
Replies: 5
Views: 2249
Cyprus

Re: Kelsey Hayes braking system

Thanks Mark and Neil for your informative response. Both units should be turning up towards the end of this week and I currently have access to a friends complete unit who has his in storage at the moment whilst his car is being restored, so I will use his as a template which will help in assessing ...
by commemorative74
Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Kelsey Hayes braking system
Replies: 5
Views: 2249
Cyprus

Kelsey Hayes braking system

I have located from two different sources components that should, if advertised correctly, provide me with a complete braking / clutch system for my 1962 roadster that at some point has had a later braking update installed, which I now wish to return to original. The purchased parts will need to be ...
by commemorative74
Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Dunlop / Kelsey early mechanical brake servo
Replies: 1
Views: 1153
Cyprus

Dunlop / Kelsey early mechanical brake servo

I have a 1962 home market roadster than at some point in its life has had a upgraded (dealer talk!)later Lockhead type Servo with miles of additional pipework added. I have started stripping the engine bay for a little detailing work and now am seriously considering trying to locate the original typ...
by commemorative74
Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Shock absorber springs
Replies: 2
Views: 1305
Cyprus

Shock absorber springs

After years of struggling removing and installing rear shock absorber springs with clamps that are just about suitable and lengths of chain wrapped around the springs securely fastened to my bench vice I have now decided enough is enough and its time to purchase sometime purpose made for the job. I ...
by commemorative74
Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Body Number ID Plate
Replies: 6
Views: 2152
Cyprus

Body ID Plate

I am not looking to get too involved in a long drawn out conversation on why the body tags are missing when all I wanted to know are the fixing hole centers, but having been around these cars for nearly twenty years you start to understand a little bit more about how they have been treated and resto...
by commemorative74
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Body number ID plate
Replies: 1
Views: 1258
Cyprus

Body number ID plate

I have various cars with the body number ID plates missing for various reasons. So I decided, at vast expense, to order them already reverse embossed. One of the cars is a home market, very late, 1967 roadster. Unfortunately where the tag is normally pop riveted on there are numerous holes where I a...
by commemorative74
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Body Number ID Plate
Replies: 6
Views: 2152
Cyprus

Body Number ID Plate

I have just recently ordered and taken delivery of some body number ID plates stamped with the correct number on as I have various cars that have them missing for unknown reasons. One of the cars is a 1973 home market roadster. I went to "pop rivet" the tag on the rear end of the car where the holes...
by commemorative74
Sun May 01, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Body No / ID Plate
Replies: 1
Views: 1026
Cyprus

Body No / ID Plate

During the restoration of my V12 Roadster, the restoration company removed the body number ID plate (located behind the rear number plate). Subsequently this has been lost!!

Does anyone know where I could have these re stamped to match the original?

Regards

Alex
by commemorative74
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: TRIMMING
Replies: 0
Views: 1364
Cyprus

TRIMMING

I recently had a bad experience with regards to sending on of my E Types off to a well known trimming company. Although the end result was quite good the car came back in an absolute state. (covered in dust, specs of glue on the paint, scratches on the paintwork, etc etc) As I have another vehicle t...
by commemorative74
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: What type of paint ??
Replies: 4
Views: 2086
Cyprus

Thanks again for the comments, very informative.
by commemorative74
Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: What type of paint ??
Replies: 4
Views: 2086
Cyprus

Thanks Johnny for the information. I will order a timn and see how I get on.

Alex
by commemorative74
Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: What type of paint ??
Replies: 4
Views: 2086
Cyprus

What type of paint ??

I am nearing the completion of my Series 3 E Type roadster and the metal speaker panel / radio console that sits on top of the gear box is looking a little tired. Can anyone recommend the best type of paint to simulate the original textured effect as I would like to get it as close to the factory fi...
by commemorative74
Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear suspension height part 2 !!
Replies: 3
Views: 2091
Cyprus

Hi there

Thanks for your comment, I think you are probably right and I have been supplied the incorrect springs. I purchased a set of adjustable platform GAZ shocks and installed those. I managed to get the rear ride height absolutely spot on as per the workshop manual.
Regards Alex