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by Jeremy
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Surprising
Replies: 11
Views: 365
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Re: Surprising

I think the prices these project cars fetch reflect the fact that in many cases it isn't a financially rational purchasing decision. If certainly wasn't in my case. The satisfaction and enjoyment I have got from restoring my E Type, and now from driving the result, completely outweighs what it has c...
by Jeremy
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: re-chroming of bumpers
Replies: 8
Views: 218
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Re: re-chroming of bumpers

+1 for Marque Restore. they did a super job with all my chrome, including reshaping a badly dented spinner so well that I can't tell which one it was without inspecting the back. Very busy but you can put your job on a waiting list and they call you when you get to the front. Helpful if you are doin...
by Jeremy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Seal retainer channels
Replies: 3
Views: 146
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Re: Seal retainer channels

:yeahthat: Mine is a late S1 fhc and it has no channel up the A post and along the top of the door opening. The seal was just glued into position. The kit seems designed for earlier cars and the L shaped items were redundant in my case, and I assume in yours too.
by Jeremy
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thought and Contemplation
Replies: 49
Views: 1757
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Re: Thought and Contemplation

The DB5/6 , though nice to look at, as a driving experience is not a patch on an E type, feeling rather lumpen and lorry like in comparison . Its quality also is very debatable, with the engine being rather fragile ( literally so in the case of the car of a friend, which had cracking of the block a...
by Jeremy
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: It must be Christmas
Replies: 31
Views: 1067
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Re: It must be Christmas

Hurray, the smashing lights are back!
by Jeremy
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What to do over Christmas
Replies: 13
Views: 602
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Re: What to do over Christmas

I've got bench envey, that is a seriously nice bench Jeremy😂. Not an oil stain in sight, presume you have another for the dirty work? That's my joinery bench Michael. I built it a few years ago. I have a plywood top that I cover it with for doing dirty work, like grappling with filthy rusty E Type ...
by Jeremy
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What to do over Christmas
Replies: 13
Views: 602
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Re: What to do over Christmas

:lol:
by Jeremy
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It must be Christmas
Replies: 31
Views: 1067
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Re: It must be Christmas

Merry Christmas to all and a thousand thanks for all the wisdom and wisecracks shared over the year! :thankyouyellow: :santa:
by Jeremy
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What to do over Christmas
Replies: 13
Views: 602
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Re: What to do over Christmas

Or make a coffee table. Like the one I embarked upon after the E-xcursions with the kids. Copying a v elegant old Habitat design, examples of which are to be found on eBay for a couple of grand.... :shock:
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by Jeremy
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What to do over Christmas
Replies: 13
Views: 602
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Re: What to do over Christmas

Take your son, your son's friend, and your son's friend's girlfriend out for a spin, or rather 3 spins in succession. That's what I did today. ( Weather mild, roads dry, no salt round here) Big delighted grins all round. They all love the old lady!
by Jeremy
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help pls - Alternator voltage too high, blowing LEDs?
Replies: 27
Views: 1158
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Re: Help pls - Alternator voltage too high, blowing LEDs?

Steve, I asked Marek that very question. He replied that the forward barrier voltage (voltage drop) for a silicon diode is 0.67V. Other sources I searched say the same, or "about 0.7V". (For germanium diodes the equivalent figure is 0.3V). It does vary with current, but only by very little within th...
by Jeremy
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help pls - Alternator voltage too high, blowing LEDs?
Replies: 27
Views: 1158
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Re: Help pls - Alternator voltage too high, blowing LEDs?

Neal, this what Marek recommended to me: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Inline-Automotive-Diode-compatible-with-Lucas-83225B-AAU5034A/283257328706?epid=2080434272&hash=item41f373d442:g:cpUAAOSwmLlX7SYh:rk:1:pf:0 I have inserted it into the positive feed of the reversing light LEDs. So far, so good - but...
by Jeremy
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?
Replies: 22
Views: 845
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Re: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?

Yes, I cleaned up my original fuse holders, and reused them. Just like the switches, much better to keep the originals if you can. As yours is an S2 I think you don't have the S1 light switch do you? but if you did, don't even think about buying a replacement: - spring loaded plunger didn't fit into...
by Jeremy
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Shock absorber colour
Replies: 7
Views: 422
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Re: Shock absorber colour

Robbie, I think that's not quite right... the Ron Goodwin theme is |123|456|12|12|12|.... I've played it quite a few times and IIRC he flips the time signature between 6/8 and 3/4 in alternate bars. David's story about 633 Squadron was that, in real life, it didn't exist as such. It was used to refe...
by Jeremy
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Shock absorber colour
Replies: 7
Views: 422
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Re: Shock absorber colour

Hi Robbie, this has been well covered here. Factory fit and elsewhere. David (Heuer) has given chapter and verse on it. I resprayed my black Boges with BS 633 (RAF blue-grey) to imitate the original Girlings, although yours being very early may have been something else. P.S. You will also learn the ...
by Jeremy
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?
Replies: 22
Views: 845
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Re: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?

:yeahthat: Agree 100 percent with Christopher. Grasp the nettle Ash and replace it, and take a thousand photos before you start. Once that windscreen goes back in you will NEVER do it ! Get the loom from Autosparks, but don't ditch the old one until the new one is satisfactorily installed and workin...
by Jeremy
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Indicators & warning lights.
Replies: 5
Views: 302
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Re: Indicators & warning lights.

Richard, I am all sympathy....but apart from commiserations, all I can offer is: double and triple check your connections against the wiring diagram. I got some really strange effects with my HRW warning light circuit and was utterly baffled, until I went through it all methodically and found I had ...
by Jeremy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Front Suspension refurb recommendation
Replies: 4
Views: 326
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Re: Front Suspension refurb recommendation

Ash, I had most of my plating (zinc and chrome) done by Marque Restore. They did an excellent job. You can book your stuff in and I'd recommend that as they have a long waiting list, like most of the good platers. They lay everything out and photo it when it arrives. They also get welding and other ...
by Jeremy
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Hitch up the caravan and away you go!!
Replies: 7
Views: 454
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Re: Hitch up the caravan and away you go!!

That caravan would be for quite small people I'm thinking...
by Jeremy
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Winter is here...
Replies: 11
Views: 594
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Re: Winter is here...

Here's how I did it. Slowly and carefully, but very safe. Step one was to remove bonnet and frames. So I did the front loom, brake pipes etc with the engine in place. I knew the bonnet would need reshimming once the engine was in and the front wheels taking the weight, so I wasn't bothered about dis...