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by baldyz1
Fri May 18, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: etype 2+2 Parcel Tray Fixings
Replies: 0
Views: 149
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etype 2+2 Parcel Tray Fixings

Could somebody please help with what sort of fixing is used to bolt the 2+2 crash rail to the radio frame at the top as shown in the pic. With the FHC its the knurled nut but I have looked at loads of pics and it looks like a dark fixing but none of the pictures are clear enough on XKEdata or the We...
by baldyz1
Mon May 14, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 2+2 values
Replies: 19
Views: 824
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Re: Series 1 2+2 values

I am going through a restoration on a Series 1 2+2 at the moment. As a consequence I have taken a real interest in prices over the last 2.5 years. There have been quite a few LHD automatic cars around in the last 2.5 years and all of these in driver condition and ranging from £25,000 for one needing...
by baldyz1
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 4.2 Radio Console fixings
Replies: 3
Views: 305
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Re: 4.2 Radio Console fixings

That is brilliant help; at least now I don't have to order the wrong numbers of everything.

many thanks
Chris
by baldyz1
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 4.2 Radio Console fixings
Replies: 3
Views: 305
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4.2 Radio Console fixings

Hi, My series 1 1966 2+2 was an auto but we have changed the complete tunnel to manual and I have a new radio console from Robey. With no reference to the fixings from my car I need some help please. There seems to be a mix of fittings including a domed nut (cam cover nut) a knurled nut and a chrome...
by baldyz1
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Radio Console Outer Panels Series 1 4.2 1966
Replies: 4
Views: 316
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Re: Radio Console Outer Panels Series 1 4.2 1966

Fantastic information I will get the panels ordered up.

I might make the gaskets as I guess they are just to stop vibration how hard can that be.

Chris
by baldyz1
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Radio Console Outer Panels Series 1 4.2 1966
Replies: 4
Views: 316
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Re: Radio Console Outer Panels Series 1 4.2 1966

Sounds like you agree there is an outside panel which appears to be held by a standard Cam Cover style nut at the back.

Thanks
Chris
by baldyz1
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Radio Console Outer Panels Series 1 4.2 1966
Replies: 4
Views: 316
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Radio Console Outer Panels Series 1 4.2 1966

Hi, I am putting together the radio console for a 1966 series 1. Mine has gone from auto to manual so after replacing the tunnel I am having to source all the correct parts. The SNG Barratt drawing of the console matches what I bought from Robey. However I note that some of the best restored cars I ...
by baldyz1
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Knob for heated rear glass switch
Replies: 12
Views: 715
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Re: Knob for heated rear glass switch

I saw two sets at the Jaguar Spares day in Stoneleigh. Its up again on 18 March. There is a chap sells a lot of model cars, instrumentation and tool oddments near the end of the hall.

Cheers
by baldyz1
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Advice required!
Replies: 6
Views: 1228
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Re: Advice required!

Reviving an old thread so sorry for that but has anyone ever worked out the correct paint for the scoops. I have asked everywhere and there is a huge difference of opinion. My scoops which are now in the incorrect colour were a smooth mid grey (from old pictures). I did not think to get a colour mat...
by baldyz1
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Automatic to manual gearbox swap
Replies: 2
Views: 288
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Re: Automatic to manual gearbox swap

I would convert the tunnel to the correct manual format as well but this will add around £2500 to the cost with parts and labour. This significantly narrows the gearbox tunnel and ensures the correct look. Hutson do all the necessary panels. You would also need a new radio console. I have a correct ...
by baldyz1
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Left hand drive to right hand drive steering conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 801
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Re: Left hand drive to right hand drive steering conversion

The early series 1 2+2 had some individual features such as the chrome heater control knobs. Unfortunately nobody makes the correct RHD dash panels for this model. What we had to do was buy a set of series 1 FHC from Hutson and then graft on the appropriate sections from the old panels to incorporat...
by baldyz1
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Shock absorber colour
Replies: 49
Views: 25027
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Re: Shock absorber colour

Thanks for all help

I ordered two aerosol cans from CJ Aerosols in RAF blue as recommended. I will also order the stickers for that extra look.

Thanks
by baldyz1
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Shock absorber colour
Replies: 49
Views: 25027
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Re: Shock absorber colour

Sorry to drag up an old post. Could anyone tell me when Girling went from the RAF Blue to Metallic Blue (Ford metallic Azure Blue I would say). This would also mean a change to the sticker logo etc.. so its quite a different look. I have a 1966 car and I have looked at concours rebuilds from 1965 an...
by baldyz1
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Cost of respray
Replies: 31
Views: 2030
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Re: Cost of respray

I have spent time repainting ancillary items to a high standard and this tells me that spraying a whole car as an amateur and expecting a good result is a stretch. There are so many possibilities in reaction between products and the environment must be just right. Admittedly if the paint goes on wel...
by baldyz1
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help. Dashboard for 66 series1 2+2 RHD
Replies: 11
Views: 604
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Re: Help. Dashboard for 66 series1 2+2 RHD

I wish I had seen these as I was in exactly the same spot. Just to add if you want to have proper series 1 2+2 etype dash panels you cannot buy them. I believe most people just fit the heat control levers under the dash and dispense with the rotary knobs. This is plain wrong in my opinion. What we h...
by baldyz1
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 2+2 Bulkhead Plate Vacumn Pipes: SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 487
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Re: Series 1 2+2 Bulkhead Plate Vacumn Pipes

A J Autocraft does indeed stock the part in stainless steel for £4.80 delivered.

Their part number is VTPRP2 and original part number C25309/1 which is also available from Robeys.

I ordered from Any Hill at A J Autocraft as he was extremely helpful.
by baldyz1
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 2+2 Bulkhead Plate Vacumn Pipes: SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 487
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Re: Series 1 2+2 Bulkhead Plate Vacumn Pipes

Thanks for the contact and I will update this thread when I find one.
by baldyz1
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 2+2 Bulkhead Plate Vacumn Pipes: SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 487
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Re: Series 1 2+2 Bulkhead Plate Vacumn Pipes

Ah that would likely explain why you don't have the double holed flange as the temptation would be to use two singles. I guess I will have to find someone who has broken a later series 2 RHD car.

Thanks
by baldyz1
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 2+2 Bulkhead Plate Vacumn Pipes: SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 487
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Re: Series 1 2+2 Bulkhead Plate Vacumn Pipes

Hi Carsten,

Do your pipes run around the back of the bulkhead as in the series 2?

If so has someone just used the single exit style flanges which could of course be right for the early 2+2. My build date was June 1966.

Thanks
Chris
by baldyz1
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 2+2 Bulkhead Plate Vacumn Pipes: SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 487
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Series 1 2+2 Bulkhead Plate Vacumn Pipes: SOLVED

I am restoring a 1966 etype 2+2 and moving from LHD to RHD. I have been checking off all the parts on the SNG site and I spot a flange where the two pipes exit near the servo. This is a plate with two holes that goes over the end of both pipes where they exit and would be held in place by four rivet...