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by politeperson
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: First time E-Type owner
Replies: 11
Views: 650
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Re: First time E-Type owner

That looks very nice indeed!
by politeperson
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New owner
Replies: 16
Views: 695
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Re: New owner

Very nice indeed. Like your wheels!
by politeperson
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New owner
Replies: 16
Views: 695
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Re: New owner

Lets see some pictures please!
by politeperson
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I ready to fit the engine in??
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Great Britain

Re: Am I ready to fit the engine in??

Tadek, I meant the nut and washer that I can see screwed onto the stabilizer, above the gearbox and directly behind the engine.

James
by politeperson
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I ready to fit the engine in??
Replies: 9
Views: 422
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Re: Am I ready to fit the engine in??

Looking good, just a couple of things I would check. Most important one, have you the correct clutch release bearing. The clutch release arm looks a bit close to the bellhousing casting, wonder if you have the "low" carbon bearing? (I have found this problem the hard way (having to take it all out a...
by politeperson
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cyl head repair
Replies: 11
Views: 727
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Re: Cyl head repair

I doesn't look that bad to me. I sent pictures of this head (below) to a company who do nothing but heads for the trade a few years ago as I had doubts. It shows obvious erosion in the alloy around the valve seat. They came back and said on the XK engine the seats are quite deep and it would be OK. ...
by politeperson
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Left/right indicator conversion help
Replies: 20
Views: 861
Great Britain

Re: Left/right indicator conversion help

James Wrote: After I did it, I did wonder why I had bothered, as there is not much wrong with having the stalk on the other side anyway! Hello James, Well, yes there is. If you don't move the Indicator Stalk to the outside, by rotate the Steering Lock/Ignition House to it's mirror image position, w...
by politeperson
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Left/right indicator conversion help
Replies: 20
Views: 861
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Re: Left/right indicator conversion help

Yes Steve,
It is pretty easy, I think I used a drill.
No welding or cutting required.
After I did it, I did wonder why I had bothered, as there is not much wrong with having the stalk on the other side anyway!
by politeperson
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering Wheel Removal Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Great Britain

Re: Steering Wheel Removal Advice

Well. A picture tells a thousand words. 60 year old rivets can stress fatigue. Of course, you wont know that they are weak until they break, and they will probably only break when you are driving. They are at risk of failing under braking especially. This situation can redefine the definition of "un...
by politeperson
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering Wheel Removal Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 517
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Re: Steering Wheel Removal Advice

I would never, ever leave the old rivets in place.

Please replace them.

Ask me how I know!
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by politeperson
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mystery rattle
Replies: 13
Views: 702
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Re: Mystery rattle

I have had- Old bolts inside the front bumpers left over from the Amco bars rattling Worn shock absorber bushes Interference between the plenum and the air filter canister through misalignment Carbs touching the frame through worn engine mounts Poorly adjusted center mount on the gearbox. All of the...
by politeperson
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Diamond Jubilee E-Type's
Replies: 24
Views: 1280
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Re: Diamond Jubilee E-Type's

Hold on, "flat out" grey. Does that mean satin/old/crappy flat grey like my S2?

Excellent.

Does that mean me car has now doubled in value then?
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by politeperson
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Diamond Jubilee E-Type's
Replies: 24
Views: 1280
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Re: Diamond Jubilee E-Type's

I suppose that means I am twice as unlikely to own a pair then.

Never mind.
by politeperson
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Diamond Jubilee E-Type's
Replies: 24
Views: 1280
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Re: Diamond Jubilee E-Type's

I love it. I want one.

This country has been at the forefront of manufacturing and the luxury goods market since the industrial revolution.

Support our boys.

I cant afford one, unfortunately, I admit it.

£600k seems cheap to me.

Superb.
by politeperson
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Adjusting drivers door shut line
Replies: 10
Views: 682
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Re: Adjusting drivers door shut line

Agreed!
by politeperson
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gearbox overhaul recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 688
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Re: Gearbox overhaul recommendations

Its all true, however, if a gearbox part was totally ********, John would ask me to find him a replacement before reassembly. People with proper engineering skills are fast disappearing and John is now getting on for 70 . He has has 40 years in the field repairing drainage and agricultural equipment...
by politeperson
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gearbox overhaul recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 688
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Re: Gearbox overhaul recommendations

The last one I did was about a year ago, John Everard in Boston did it.

Water had got in, it needed seals, bearings and a synchro.

I bought the bits, john charged me £300.
by politeperson
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Adjusting drivers door shut line
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Great Britain

Re: Adjusting drivers door shut line

Just one little thing to check. Can the door come "outwards" a little bit using the A pillar hinge bolts.? If so, so might not have to remove your door card to make the adjustment. Check by looking directly from above or feel if the door sits too far inwards from the A Pillar with your fingers. It c...
by politeperson
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 74
Views: 4967
Great Britain

Re: Chassis 850062

True. They will.

Of course the truth of the matter is that they are both superb cars. and each one worth £300k.

I would be happy to have either one!

Happy being an understatement.
by politeperson
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 74
Views: 4967
Great Britain

Re: Chassis 850062

OK.

Ill spill the beans. They accepted my offer of £500.