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by Monkeyfinger
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing seats S2 OTS
Replies: 2
Views: 69
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Re: Removing seats S2 OTS

Hi Colin - you will need to slide the seats fully forward on the adjuster. That will allow you to see and access the rear fixings from inside the car inside the seat rails. Once these are out, move the whole seat assembly towards the rear - the front of the runners are slotted and fit under a mushro...
by Monkeyfinger
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Brake fluid bulkhead decal
Replies: 6
Views: 451
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Re: Brake fluid bulkhead decal

Perfect Bob, thanks. Looks like it was a perfect Imperial size, as advised.
by Monkeyfinger
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Brake fluid bulkhead decal
Replies: 6
Views: 451
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Re: Brake fluid bulkhead decal

Good shout - maybe 2 1/2 inches.
by Monkeyfinger
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Brake fluid bulkhead decal
Replies: 6
Views: 451
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Re: Brake fluid bulkhead decal

Not many replies here! Anyway, I've now produced a label design as attached, which is a photographic copy of original Series 2 style, rather than a modern approximation. I do still need help from someone to confirm the length and height of the label so that I can get the proportions correct. I'm gue...
by Monkeyfinger
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Top Price S2 2+2
Replies: 15
Views: 677
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Re: Top Price S2 2+2

What's up with that steering wheel rim? I didn't know they came that thick?
by Monkeyfinger
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Footwell heater vents
Replies: 17
Views: 7288
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Re: Footwell heater vents

Having recently joined the world of 3d printing, I would suggest using PETG. This is a fairly friendly material to print and it's tough, a bit like Nylon. My car is in bits at my restorer so I have no access to these parts. I would be able to model and print as soon as I can get hold of one. I don't...
by Monkeyfinger
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Under body and wheel arch colours
Replies: 21
Views: 1026
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Re: Under body and wheel arch colours

:yeahthat: :thankyouyellow:
by Monkeyfinger
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Under body and wheel arch colours
Replies: 21
Views: 1026
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Re: Under body and wheel arch colours

Thanks for all the very helpful info. Just received my heritage certificate... my car was built Nov 68 and officially designated as 'Cream'
by Monkeyfinger
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Under body and wheel arch colours
Replies: 21
Views: 1026
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Re: Under body and wheel arch colours

Lovely MG. I wasn't serious about the red! I have a picture of myself and my brother sat in the Jag when I was 13 in 1977. I'm not planning on changing what I've known and loved for so long.
by Monkeyfinger
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Brake fluid bulkhead decal
Replies: 6
Views: 451
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Brake fluid bulkhead decal

Does anyone still have an original warning sticker/decal on the bulkhead? I'm making up a replacement, and I need to know the size of the rectangular box around it, so I get the correct end result. My car had the 'squarer' style as per the attached photo of the remnants that I had. The height of tex...
by Monkeyfinger
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Under body and wheel arch colours
Replies: 21
Views: 1026
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Re: Under body and wheel arch colours

Seems there is a Cream/OEW can of worms... My car was registered 24th Jan 1969 - so I guess may have been in build late 68? Since my knowing the car from 1977, the colour was always quoted on documentation as OEW, although individuals have often looked at it and called it Cream. From the large varie...
by Monkeyfinger
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Under body and wheel arch colours
Replies: 21
Views: 1026
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Re: Under body and wheel arch colours

Well, after 50 years it's unlikely there's a true coloured reference example in existence anywhere! Even original paint will look different according to how hard a life it has lead.
by Monkeyfinger
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Under body and wheel arch colours
Replies: 21
Views: 1026
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Re: Under body and wheel arch colours

Thanks Jeff - I think the penny has been dropping with that, and I believe the later OEW is 'whiter'. I still have some original paint on the bonnet, so that can be my reference.
by Monkeyfinger
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Under body and wheel arch colours
Replies: 21
Views: 1026
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Re: Under body and wheel arch colours

Hi Mike - understood. I think I will look at this when the time comes and see what works. I think I will need to check the white paint codes when I get to that point. Mine is a fairly early S2, registered Jan 69, and my body guy reckoned that mine was a bit creamier than the average whites. Sounds d...
by Monkeyfinger
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Under body and wheel arch colours
Replies: 21
Views: 1026
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Re: Under body and wheel arch colours

Thanks Jeff, that is massively useful. Great that you chose the same colour as me! There is no way this car will ever be used in all weathers again after this investment, and I like the idea of having a much clearer view of the underside and being able to spot any problems etc. I've no idea what you...
by Monkeyfinger
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Under body and wheel arch colours
Replies: 21
Views: 1026
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Under body and wheel arch colours

Starting to have discussions with my restorer regarding the above. Since my car is back to bare metal, I have the unexpected choice of how to finish and colour the whole car. Original colour is old English white, which I plan to keep (probably...). Now thinking if underside should be black or body c...
by Monkeyfinger
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Paint 'touch up'
Replies: 7
Views: 1162
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Re: Paint 'touch up'

I thought similar and bought a replacement knob - thoroughly horrible to pull on, compared to the original Jag knob. It had different shaping where you hook your thumb under it. So, as my car is now in a million pieces, I will re-condition the original with crackle paint. I also printed off a new la...
by Monkeyfinger
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: So sad, FIRE
Replies: 20
Views: 2737
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Re: So sad, FIRE

Seems appropriate to ask for people's advice/recommendation for extinguisher type and size. I will certainly be carrying one when my car returns from its part restoration. Fully agree that tackling a fire needs careful consideration, but I certainly want to know that I have the best option with me i...
by Monkeyfinger
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Car jacking
Replies: 40
Views: 7415
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Re: Car jacking

I have earless spinners - basic kit is to use a bronze eared adapter which you then strike forcibly with a large blunt instrument of choice. If you have earlier, eared spinners, I believe you can hit the ears directly, but of course there is significant risk of damaging the chrome.
by Monkeyfinger
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Car jacking
Replies: 40
Views: 7415
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Re: Car jacking

Good to see the electric jack fits nicely in the boot. To further add to the wheel removal debate, I recently purchased one of the alloy spinner adaptors - whilst it works, I have still found it necessary to use my heavy hammer and the standard bronze remover, to get things started. Possibly my issu...