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by politeperson
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4842
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Re: Open Day April 2019

Yes it was great to meet everyone, Angus your workshop is full of lovely cars and spotless. Jeremy, your car looks fantastic. Darren, great to meet you! 1,150 kgs, that is some going. Steve, I will persuade Robert to start a C type kit. The sounds like an excellent idea. Dave, glad you sorted your b...
by politeperson
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4842
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Re: Open Day April 2019

Julian,

You can bring my S1 headlamp bowls and reversing lights if they have come in yet! (PE21 6HT).

Ta

JAMES
by politeperson
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake issue
Replies: 3
Views: 186
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Re: Brake issue

I would guess it sounds like you have a fluid return issue indicating a problem with either 1) The reaction valve sticking ( 10 minute job) 2) Perished flexible brake hoses or (1 hour job) 3) Incorrect master cylinder push-rod length clearance (1 hour job) First off check you have some (couple of mm...
by politeperson
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4842
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Re: Open Day April 2019

Couple more names for you! David Jones Richard Hartfall Steve Hook (mgcjag) Jonathan John (johnetype) Julian aka cactusman Jerry & Hilary Lunt Jeremy Stuart Exelby John and Teresa Fowle Paul and Sandra (paulsco) Martin Scherz Peter Crespin Simon Pimblett Julian Barratt David Dawson Tim Sargeant Chri...
by politeperson
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Removing gearbox tunnel cover
Replies: 10
Views: 321
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Re: Removing gearbox tunnel cover

Remove the Radio console and the centre console will slide over the gear-stick if you are careful.
by politeperson
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Interesting Old Motorsport Article
Replies: 10
Views: 434
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Re: Interesting Old Motorsport Article

A good article. I like this one by my hero LJKS as well. Written in the day, then republished in the late 70's https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/features/opinion/ljk-setright/ljk-setright-on-the-jaguar-e-type-car---nov-79/ He drove from Hampton to Worcester Beacon to see the new dawn! What a guy. I agre...
by politeperson
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 123 distributor
Replies: 5
Views: 245
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Re: 123 distributor

It is best practice to fit a new coil, preferably a Lucus Gold Sport Coil, and new carbon tension leads and plugs too.

Thats what I did and it worked marvelously on setting "0" once the static timing was set, using a TDC plug on piston no 6 (No.1).

I am a big fan.
by politeperson
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bad day for Jaguars
Replies: 17
Views: 900
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Re: Bad day for Jaguars

Carsten, Have you ever wondered why project cars sell for more than they appear to be worth? It is because many owners want to buy the work. They actually value the project. They enjoy doing the build maybe more than driving the finished car. You haven't spent 3,000 man hours on it. The car has give...
by politeperson
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Replacing ignition switch
Replies: 12
Views: 395
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Re: Replacing ignition switch

If it is one of these they come out when the little screw is taken out. They were fitted to Land Rovers and all sorts. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NOS-GENUINE-LUCAS-COLUMN-LOCK-SWITCH-LAND-ROVER-SERIES-3-TRIUMPH-TR6-39415/254166669335?hash=item3b2d839817:g:GAoAAOSwTIlcY-Zz&frcectupt=true Don't do any...
by politeperson
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: The dreaded colour topic
Replies: 15
Views: 633
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Re: The dreaded colour topic

They all look good when they are shiny and new.

Any period correct original factory colors are OK in my book.

Sherwood. Excellent choice. A kind of slightly green slate grey. Very on trend.
by politeperson
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Installing Headlight scoops?
Replies: 4
Views: 302
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Re: Installing Headlight scoops?

Have a look at this excellent website.

I should be called "How to assemble a whole E type Jaguar"

https://relicrecyclery.com/Jaguar/page33/63XKE_33.htm
by politeperson
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Body panel options
Replies: 21
Views: 679
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Re: Body panel options

Looks a bit like the Robey profile would tap down to match the Hutson profile on the leading edge. How does that compare to the original though?

I have an original profile, a Robey profile and also a unknown American brand profile, so I will have a look I I get a moment.
by politeperson
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Body parts
Replies: 6
Views: 433
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Re: Body parts

Or maybe this would help? Maybe not, maybe its a bit rough! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Series-1-Jaguar-E-Type-OTS-Rear-End-Primered/192756927691?_trkparms=aid%3D777001%26algo%3DDISCO.FEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160801204525%26meid%3D2012f0e1e1ef4c66a7490137d38eaf86%26pid%3D100651%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26%2...
by politeperson
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Body panel options
Replies: 21
Views: 679
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Re: Body panel options

Morning Simon, I assume you mean the outer sill panel? I didn't have any issues with the top edge of the sill or where the door closes. On the other hand I never expect panels to fit perfectly out of the box unless I am having a very good day. The only minor issue I had the last time I fitted a Robe...
by politeperson
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Body panel options
Replies: 21
Views: 679
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Re: Body panel options

I found the Robey sills fitted very well. I had to shrink a couple of edges to increase the curvature on one side, that didn't take very long. They just needed a little squeezing with clamps and they lined up perfectly. I found the floor section a very good fit too. Often its the car that doesn't fi...
by politeperson
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Old parts - worth anything?
Replies: 9
Views: 520
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Re: Old parts - worth anything?

Understood. Its a rare piece.
by politeperson
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Old parts - worth anything?
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Great Britain

Re: Old parts - worth anything?

Is the miniature plastic grey lawnmower for sale?

My e type has been missing one of these since I got it.

Been looking for one for ages.
by politeperson
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: crankshaft damper removal
Replies: 4
Views: 204
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Re: crankshaft damper removal

Shouldn't be too tight, might just gently tap off.

If not, rig up a pulley like this using the original damper bolt with some thick washers.

http://www.jag-lovers.org/snaps/snap_vi ... 044920&n4=
by politeperson
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?
Replies: 20
Views: 780
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Re: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?

Lets see some pictures of your wheel arches with the different tyres on David, please.
by politeperson
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: New battery recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 702
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Re: New battery recommendation

Red Top.