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by politeperson
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Buying MWS wheels
Replies: 30
Views: 661
Great Britain

Re: Buying MWS wheels

Well,

All I can say is that I have seen the MWS 5721 6.5 inch fitted successfully to both Series 1 and Series 2 cars.

I removed the rear bump stops on mine.

James


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by politeperson
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Value S1 Jag e-type 4.2 LHD Roadster
Replies: 27
Views: 810
Great Britain

Re: Value S1 Jag e-type 4.2 LHD Roadster

Some people value doing the restoration project as much as driving the car!
by politeperson
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Buying MWS wheels
Replies: 30
Views: 661
Great Britain

Re: Buying MWS wheels

Steve,

Dont know about that one.

I thought that dimensionally the S1 and S2 are the same. Could be wrong though.

Dont they have the same track?

James
by politeperson
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Buying MWS wheels
Replies: 30
Views: 661
Great Britain

Re: Buying MWS wheels

Mike, Loving those competition wheels, your car looks great I must say. Mark your car looks great as well!, When are you back in the UK? Carsten, why are 6.5 inch wheels too wide? Look at Julians (below). They look like MWS 5721s to me. MInd you, I like all of them! James https://i.postimg.cc/Y0HCLm...
by politeperson
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Buying MWS wheels
Replies: 30
Views: 661
Great Britain

Re: Buying MWS wheels

Morning Carsten

I have 205s and my steering is definitely not heavy- promise.

I have a 15 inch steering wheel and no power steering.

James


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by politeperson
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Buying MWS wheels
Replies: 30
Views: 661
Great Britain

Re: Buying MWS wheels

My favorite MWS wheel is the 6.5 inch 5721. It is center laced and pushes the wheels out onto the corners to give the car "wider shoulders". It is a little bit more expensive but well worth it I think. http://shop.mwsint.com/product_details.asp?id=487 https://i.postimg.cc/vmfrmdF4/MWS-5721-6-5-XWX-2...
by politeperson
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Value S1 Jag e-type 4.2 LHD Roadster
Replies: 27
Views: 810
Great Britain

Re: Value S1 Jag e-type 4.2 LHD Roadster

I am at the sale on the 26th, so I will be able to give the members a detailed report!

Only 40 minutes left on this beauty. I really like the look of it.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254055654930 ... .S2.R3.TR6
by politeperson
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Custom wheels series 1
Replies: 21
Views: 657
Great Britain

Re: Custom wheels series 1

Here a a couple of pics of the MWS 5721s with 205 17 15s




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by politeperson
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Advice for anyone wishing to import a car from overseas.
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Great Britain

Re: Advice for anyone wishing to import a car from overseas.

A very informative guide Jonathan, thankyou.
by politeperson
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Long stud straight port head....or short?
Replies: 25
Views: 664
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Re: Long stud straight port head....or short?

Is this whole thread some kind of strange windup? On so many different levels?I dont know where to start?
by politeperson
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Custom wheels series 1
Replies: 21
Views: 657
Great Britain

Re: Custom wheels series 1

Hello Thim, I have stainless 6.5 inch MWS XW5721s with Michelin XWX 205/70 15s and the rear bump stops removed. https://i.postimg.cc/grbnkY9C/20180925-211453.jpg I have a 15 inch steering wheel too- which I raises an inch, by removing the column spacers. I dont find the steering heavy, even at parki...
by politeperson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Great Britain

Re: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak

And dont remove the sender if your tank is full otherwise petrol will go everywhere!
by politeperson
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thought and Contemplation
Replies: 49
Views: 1779
Great Britain

Re: Thought and Contemplation

Well Paul, an E type would be worth as much, if not more than a DB5 if they hadn't made 80,000 of them. Just goes to prove people dont know a good thing when they see it. As far as new tech goes, having completed 100,000 miles in a Tesla Model S,that definitely is the future. Actually, I would say t...
by politeperson
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Trouble shooting 123 dizzy
Replies: 21
Views: 421
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Re: Trouble shooting 123 dizzy

Richard, With the ignition on and the cap off, why dont you slacken the adjustment bolt. You can then check the green led light blinks as you rotate the distributor by hand. If you get a green light you have power to the 123 and the 123 is probably ok. I assume you dont have a ballast resistance ign...
by politeperson
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thought and Contemplation
Replies: 49
Views: 1779
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Re: Thought and Contemplation

I had my first when I was 46 and I am 49 now. The E type was never the car of my "youth". however in my youth I always preferred Deep Purple over Duran Duran, Michael Caine over Patrick Swayze and E types over Audi Quattros. The 70's 80's and 90's have never really done it for me. I can watch the Fr...
by politeperson
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear wheel arch finish
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Great Britain

Re: Rear wheel arch finish

I think what you are talking about is the factory fitted calking at the junction between the inner wheel well, inner wheel arch, sill and rear quarter panel. It is some sort of sealer that seems to retain its indestructible qualities 50 years later. It is like super sticky plasticine. It fills the h...
by politeperson
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 & 420G similarity
Replies: 32
Views: 830
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Re: S1 & 420G similarity

To get maximum value out of you budget I would consider running it around on a pair of e type stromebergs with the secondary butterflys removed. A complete set up in the uk with manifold off a USA car is cheap at the moment. A sump with pick up pipes and baffles will be the best part of a grand. Con...
by politeperson
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It must be Christmas
Replies: 31
Views: 1073
Great Britain

Re: It must be Christmas

Yes, Merry Christmas boys. Looking forward type type adventures in 2019.
by politeperson
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Faults found on '68
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Great Britain

Re: Faults found on '68

Thats a mountain of time consuming faults, I assume you have fixed them, well done. No problem with the 123 as far as I am concerned. What do you mean about the expansion tank issue? I took my car out in freezing temps last weekend and the temperature did not climb very high at all on the gauge. Thi...
by politeperson
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 70
Views: 5363
Great Britain

Re: Built by Many

Well good luck with the restoration. You dont need a studio to post video updates thats for sure. You just need a garage to fix the car and a Go-pro I have been following Hoovie and The Corvette Ben on Youtube for a while now. They are only a couple of channels out of loads. Their total budget for v...