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by politeperson
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Replacing ignition switch
Replies: 4
Views: 55
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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: 9
Views: 158
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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: 2
Views: 113
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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: 493
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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: 379
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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: 493
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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: 493
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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: 434
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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: 434
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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: 153
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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: 12
Views: 407
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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: 604
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Re: New battery recommendation

Red Top.

by politeperson
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Where to mount rotisserie on rear of S3
Replies: 7
Views: 201
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Re: Where to mount rotisserie on rear of S3

Nice one Malcolm.

More like this though?


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by politeperson
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: New battery recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 604
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Re: New battery recommendation

Looks aside, many of the racers and collectors I know are using Optima batteries. They use absorbed glass matting, seem to last for ages and produce loads of amps. Very suitable for a car that spends much time doing nothing that has a large engine. The Optima battery charger is amazing too. https://...
by politeperson
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Throttle linkage
Replies: 10
Views: 304
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Re: Throttle linkage

One thing I did find with adjusting the linkage is the importance of the throttle pedal stop bolt. I spent hours adjusting my carbs. Perfect idle. Perfect full throttle. Perfect synchronisation. Then I would go for a drive and put my foot down. Come to a junction, let my foot off and then have an id...
by politeperson
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Glass dimensions .
Replies: 1
Views: 118
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Re: Glass dimensions .

A box 63cm by 32cm and a few cm deep should do it

James
by politeperson
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mangoletsi ITG Air Filter from SNG
Replies: 9
Views: 357
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Re: Mangoletsi ITG Air Filter from SNG

Morning Jeremy The carbs are tucked up in a box with the intake, air filter and plenum, 123 tune distributor and linkages ready to go back on my next project. I was going to reuse the whole lot (they were rebuilt in 2016), but I had in mind one of those foam filters that dangle off the plenum, occup...
by politeperson
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My first miles in the E type
Replies: 6
Views: 381
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Re: My first miles in the E type

Sounds good.

But it doesn't exist unless you post some pictures.
by politeperson
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Looking for an S1 OTS project car
Replies: 10
Views: 552
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Re: Looking for an S1 OTS project car

The highest bid on the S1 OTS was £36,000, I was watching.

Unsold but still up for grabs if you phone Brightwells.