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by Jeremy
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 headlight chrome fitting
Replies: 8
Views: 294
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Re: S1 headlight chrome fitting

I can't say I'm surprised Chris. I struggled mightily with mine and they were the originals, AND Robeys had fitted them when fettling the (new) bonnet. I tried longer screws, some with sharpened ends, in my increasingly desperate attempts to get the damned threads to engage. Then if they were too lo...
by Jeremy
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clever instrument panel trick
Replies: 6
Views: 350
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Re: Clever instrument panel trick

You do have to be careful with that fragile legend strip. On my car, the left hand end had been snapped off at the screw hole when I bought it...possibly by some passenger's shoe. But, oh, my delight during the grim process of scraping the slowly composting underfelt off the crumbling floor panel, t...
by Jeremy
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Windscreen scratches
Replies: 10
Views: 988
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Re: Windscreen scratches

I agree...ask a specialist. I bought a DIY scratch removal kit a few years ago to deal with a scratched screen and it didn't make the slightest difference.
by Jeremy
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: The Evolution of 'Aero'
Replies: 1
Views: 410
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Re: The Evolution of 'Aero'

Great photo Simon. Lovely cars, all 3 of them.
by Jeremy
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oh no! Engine frame damage, could it be repaired?
Replies: 14
Views: 1734
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Re: Oh no! Engine frame damage, could it be repaired?

Good for you Nick. In my experience you continue to enjoy the fruits of a job done well long after you have forgotten how much it cost....
I'd love to whizz up to see you and the car in the next few weeks if you are around...never got up real close to an S3. Will PM you.
by Jeremy
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: ’nother problem - rear hatch bracket
Replies: 3
Views: 553
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Re: ’nother problem - rear hatch bracket

Malc, I believe yours is the same as mine, i.e. the later hinged prop.....here's mine as it was originally before dismantling: https://i.postimg.cc/PJR9cfvZ/IMAG0872.jpg But that rear section of bodywork below the hatch opening was completely rotten so was replaced...and the hatch support didn't lin...
by Jeremy
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Windscreen trim panel part number.
Replies: 17
Views: 2477
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Re: Windscreen trim panel part number.

Great ingenuity Andrew...most impressive! :yellow:
by Jeremy
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Door seal
Replies: 11
Views: 2238
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Re: Door seal

And you won't know how it's going to work until you give the door the correct weight and momentum by fitting lock, winder, glass etc.
by Jeremy
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Door seal
Replies: 11
Views: 2238
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Re: Door seal

I assume your seals are the softer ones (which I believe all the usuals now supply, certainly SNG and M&CW do) made by COH Baines?
You should also give them time to compress with the doors shut. Mine got much easier after a few weeks.
by Jeremy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: New Left Window Regulator Binding.
Replies: 3
Views: 1536
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Re: New Left Window Regulator Binding.

You just have to examine exactly what is catching/binding with what, and do a bit of careful bending to get the offending bits out of each other's path. When I was trying to get my (orginal) mechanisms to work within the (new) doors, I concluded that it's a mechanism that isn't particularly stiff (s...
by Jeremy
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 54
Views: 7323
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Re: Sovy Failure

If Paul can build a better bottle, I think the world will beat a path to SNGB's door and they will sell hundreds...
by Jeremy
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 54
Views: 7323
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Re: Sovy Failure

Having read all the tales of split outlets on these bottles, I always feel slight anxiety every time I open the bonnet. I got a new set from SNGB as they had metal inserts and my existing ones didn't - so I hoped they'd be more durable. But judging by David's post it doesn't look like that helps. Da...
by Jeremy
Thu May 30, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 88
Views: 15976
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Julian, thanks a million for a superb day. It was extremely informative and enjoyable, and an exemplary approach to getting it right for your customers. You have a team to be very proud of too! Thank you too for giving me a spin in the i-pace....an addictive machine I suspect, tho not as addictive a...
by Jeremy
Fri May 24, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 88
Views: 15976
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Thanks David. Very much looking forward to it.
by Jeremy
Sun May 19, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick Release Steering Wheel
Replies: 82
Views: 7460
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Re: Quick Release Steering Wheel

Ah, the Gullwing. Doncha just love that white plastic wheel?
by Jeremy
Tue May 07, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: I have seriously improved my E-Type!
Replies: 7
Views: 1000
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Re: I have seriously improved my E-Type!

Clever fix for that irritating problem Carsten. :yellow: FWIW, my solution was to use one of those white nylon square plug nuts that hold mini headlamps in place. And a self tapping panhead screw + washer. It's designed for square holes and is split at the back so it expands when the screw goes in, ...
by Jeremy
Tue May 07, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 71
Views: 4969
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Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

And to add yet another wrinkle, what about tyre diameter? Mine are SP Sports which I believe are slightly bigger than Michelins or Pirellis...and isn't EE50 currently running on low profile 205s?
by Jeremy
Mon May 06, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 71
Views: 4969
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Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

Geoff, I have found that the best way to deal with the matter of parts prices is to forget what I paid as quickly as possible, and above all not to keep any kind of running total of the cost of the restoration....
by Jeremy
Sun May 05, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 71
Views: 4969
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Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

And Mark, no I didn't get any specs with the springs, just the statement (delivered with some considerable conviction) that they would do the job. Which they do.
by Jeremy
Sun May 05, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 71
Views: 4969
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Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

I got just under 8" (7 15/16) to bottom of tie plate. No lip as it's the Rob Beere alloy plate with a tow hole (for towing other less-reliable makes of car when they break down you understand). https://i.postimg.cc/Y24pgR3F/IMG-20190505-184139-1.jpg Geoff, that mark on the front wing is merely a scr...