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by Herzeg
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: VIN number
Replies: 42
Views: 1251
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Re: VIN number

Yves Whilst "American Football" is much rougher than "Football", it is played using around three tonnes of padding and around 40 players per team, who take it in turns to prance around for a while. It is a complete bastardisation of Rugby, where real men play. Having thrown in that particular hand g...
by Herzeg
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: London Auction
Replies: 21
Views: 1119
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Re: London Auction

I've watched the case with interest and it smells. I remember walking around there during the 2016 E-Type run. It was a definite case of "kid in the sweet shop" as building after building revealed yet more delicacies! My E-Type looked positvely rubbish compared to what was there. What a turn around ...
by Herzeg
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member Saying Hi
Replies: 7
Views: 293
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Re: New Member Saying Hi

Hi welcome to the Forum.

Post away, there are a lot of very experienced people here ready to help. Post some pictures and let's see what you have got.

John
by Herzeg
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: VIN number
Replies: 42
Views: 1251
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Re: VIN number

Isn't there also a body number behind the rear number plate?

John
by Herzeg
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electric E-type from Jaguar
Replies: 28
Views: 897
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Re: Electric E-type from Jaguar

One thing no-one is considering in this debate is the ability of the power grid to supply. I read an article last year that said most american suburban streets only have the capacity to cope with at most 30-35% of houses having electric cars being charged every night alongside the normal energy dema...
by Herzeg
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !
Replies: 38
Views: 2493
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Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

I'm up for Brooklands, never been there in the E.

John
by Herzeg
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: My import now UK registered
Replies: 10
Views: 651
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Re: My import now UK registered

Richard SGS are a worldwide inspection company that are probably No.1 in surveying cargos. I use them for my steel shipments sometimes. What I would question is whether they are suitably qualified to inspect cars to determine their history? I would make sure that you get a car specialist, not just a...
by Herzeg
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 40
Views: 1599
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Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

David I have a repro set for my S2 federal spinners, bought at Stoneleigh in my early innocent days of ownership. I've fitted two so far without trouble but from this thread it sounds like I should use the originals. Given that they are marked from constant use, is it feasible to re-chrome them succ...
by Herzeg
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: MOT Time!!
Replies: 8
Views: 536
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Re: MOT Time!!

Steve

Ok, I stand corrected :yellow: My MOT and tax came up in March so it wasn't a question.

John
by Herzeg
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: MOT Time!!
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Great Britain

Re: MOT Time!!

Hi Julian My understanding was that you have to declare the car as tax free when it turns 40. Once you have done that you get the usual renewal form, which you have to renew, but it costs nothing. The MOT is, as far as i understand not linked and completely voluntary, you choose to do or not to do -...
by Herzeg
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: DVLA Problems registering my US e type
Replies: 12
Views: 810
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Re: DVLA Problems registering my US e type

I don't know if the same system is still in place but twenty years or so ago my boss bought an old ford pop to transfer the reg to his new merc. The authorities insisted that both vehicles must be taxed, insured and mot'd in order to make the transfer. This meant I got to drive a brand new 5 series ...
by Herzeg
Fri May 18, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 9
Views: 511
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Re: Hello everyone!

Hi Simone

Welcome to the forum. As you already know let's a lot of help on offer out there. Others with more specific knowledge will I'm help on the paint matching, I had mine resprayed after someone hit it and had to do the whole car to make it match.

Put some pictures up please when you can.

John
by Herzeg
Fri May 11, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: New MOT rules
Replies: 13
Views: 827
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Re: New MOT rules

I definately will get mine done every year just as an independant check. The guy who tested mine last month loves old cars and builds hot rods. He said that if you have a major accident then it is good if you can show the a piece of paper that says it was tested and complied with the rules at that p...
by Herzeg
Thu May 10, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: New MOT rules
Replies: 13
Views: 827
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Re: New MOT rules

Chris

If you have that much oil coming out I would be more worried if it had enough oil to get it to the test station :fingerscrossed:

John
by Herzeg
Sun May 06, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rusty Sills?
Replies: 8
Views: 672
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Re: Rusty Sills?

Thanks for all the comments. I am not going to worry about it for now and will just drive it. When I spot something amiss that's the time to worry but am finally enjoying driving it more than spending money on it! I've just spent two hours yesterday cleaning the wheels and it's gleaming so I will en...
by Herzeg
Fri May 04, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rusty Sills?
Replies: 8
Views: 672
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Rusty Sills?

Hi everyone I was lucky enough t have bought a visually rust-free car which was sold to me with an MOT and has passed two more with only an advisory about steering column wear (more about that later). Having read the various restoration reports on the forum, I am concerned that my car has hidden cor...
by Herzeg
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Potholes
Replies: 13
Views: 1045
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Re: Potholes

mach2andy wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:50 pm
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Love it :salute: Are there chips down there as well?

John
by Herzeg
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: First trip abroad
Replies: 5
Views: 598
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Re: First trip abroad

Turnip wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:34 pm
Um, those exhaust manifolds?

Simon
No wonder the bonnet needed a firm shove to close it :lol:

John
by Herzeg
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day at e-Conic Cars (Moss Jaguar)
Replies: 98
Views: 7853
Great Britain

Re: Open Day at e-Conic Cars (Moss Jaguar)

Hi Angus

I should be ok also. I'll try to get Katie to bake some biscuits as well - much easier now she has her 3d printed cutters!

Regards
John
by Herzeg
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Broken clock from a 1969 series 2 E-type
Replies: 25
Views: 4387
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Re: Broken clock from a 1969 series 2 E-type

[/quote] That depends on how much power the clock uses. Have you measured how much current the clock draws? I don't know how Smiths designed the 12 volt clock but if the clock uses 1mA of current it will take approximately 3.5 years to half discharge a typical E type battery. Clearly the battery wil...