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by Philk
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MOT exempt certificate
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Great Britain

Re: MOT exempt certificate

Regarding christophers comments about re-taxing, I received the normal re-tax form with zero charge, go online and do it. I had the car MOT'd last year and will shortly do it again but didn't have to do anything about exemption? Regarding the ULEZ, I have great interest as I live just inside the No...
by Philk
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MOT exempt certificate
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Great Britain

Re: MOT exempt certificate

According to the new Ultra Low Emission Zone website check, my car would be due to pay the charge even though it qualifies for exemption being more than 40 years old. When my car was first registered with the DVLA back in early 2018, it was Historic Exempt. I am therefore wondering if the MOT I had ...
by Philk
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Coming up for auction
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Great Britain

Re: Coming up for auction

Looks rather a nice car at a reasonable estimate too. https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25450/lot/15/ A few things are a bit worrying though..... no heritage certificate and the car's data plate is not original ("Texaco" should be "Tex aco"). Difficult to determine therefore whether it will be numbe...
by Philk
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Decoding Triplex glass numbers ?
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Great Britain

Re: Decoding Triplex glass numbers ?

Georgia would probably qualify! Mine is a roadster with two original clear side windows so it was not a factory order with tinted glass. If it needed replacement due to breakage, I would have expected the replacement to have been clear too. As such, I wonder whether this was a local US upgrade (eith...
by Philk
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Decoding Triplex glass numbers ?
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Great Britain

Re: Decoding Triplex glass numbers ?

It's amazing how something will crop up on one of the forum posts that triggers something in your brain.... This is the etching on my front windscreen..... there's more than one of us out there with a tinted Shatt-R-Proof windscreen! This is on our '64 3.8 OTS. https://i.postimg.cc/GtRhqjYW/Shatt-R-...
by Philk
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 74
Views: 4103
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Re: Open Day April 2019

As an "open day" newbie, what time will things run to/from on the day? Just planning ahead since it is my Wife's birthday two days' earlier and I need to ensure that I don't inadvertently get banished to the "Maison de Chien" by getting back too late to go out to supper!
by Philk
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bad day for Jaguars
Replies: 17
Views: 878
Great Britain

Re: Bad day for Jaguars

I think the above posts say it all. I dreamt of having a S1 E-type since a young age and count myself as very fortunate at having been able to achieve that ambition. If you have a passion for the car and treat it as a hobby then price/value has no real place (other than the need to insure the car at...
by Philk
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Torsion Bar (single adjustment)
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Great Britain

Re: Torsion Bar (single adjustment)

As an update, I finally went with the option of having an adjustable reaction plate fitted. As a result, the car is now virtually level (just a couple of mm difference in wheel-arch to ground measurement from one side to the other). Having had the IRS refurbished over the winter, things will undoubt...
by Philk
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Redline MTL "thickness" when cold
Replies: 2
Views: 292
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Redline MTL "thickness" when cold

Hi All I've recently had my 3.8 Moss gearbox oil swapped with Redline MTL 75W80. I was surprised how "thin" this appeared straight from the container - I was expecting a thicker viscosity. Did other people find the same? I'm still waiting to see if it makes much of a difference in hotter weather on ...
by Philk
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Looking for an S1 OTS project car
Replies: 10
Views: 593
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Re: Looking for an S1 OTS project car

Thank you in advance of any assistance Having looked at the car online, the main caveat would be the absence of the original engine. This will definitely affect its value. On early 3.8s, the body number will also be on the right-hand bonnet brace (which joins the right front wing to the centre sect...
by Philk
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Great Britain

Re: Insurance

JerryL770 wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:06 pm



I found RH the best (least cost/most benefit) and I've been using now for a few years. Premiums don't increase excessively.
I recently switched to RH and found them better value than one of the large names that provides JEC discount. They are owned by Hiscox.
by Philk
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 56
Views: 2271
Great Britain

Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

Had our 3.8 out last weekend - hood down. Real pleasure to drive with the overhauled IRS. Looking forward to this weekend too given the weather forecast!
by Philk
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Importing V55/5 Reg document pic ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2642
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Re: Importing V55/5 Reg document pic ?

Steve, I do wonder if the inclusion of a letter from one of the DVLA "Approved" Car Clubs such as from Keith Vincent at the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club to validate the existence of your car with your original application would have been easier than dealing with SGS. It will be interesting to follow how...
by Philk
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Torsion Bar (single adjustment)
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Great Britain

Re: Torsion Bar (single adjustment)

Hi Andrew Many thanks. All of your points make considerable sense. I will explore whether it is possible to get torsion bars reconditioned. My concern with "tightening" up the Left Hand torsion bar by one spline is whether this will weaken the bar further by keeping it under higher load all the way ...
by Philk
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Importing V55/5 Reg document pic ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2642
Great Britain

Re: Importing V55/5 Reg document pic ?

I have just received back from the DVLA acknowledgement that they have all they need but I now need to call a company called SGS so that I can make an appointment for them to come and inspect the vehicle. Apparently they guarantee to do this within 5 working days. For this inspection the car needs ...
by Philk
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: IRS Renovation
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Great Britain

Re: IRS Renovation

Hi Phil...looks great....befor you install it have you considered the simple handbrake mod http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?t=6170 Steve To be honest, I hadn't since I had not had any issues with the handbrake's effectiveness previously. The IRS is now back in the car so I'll see how it goes ...
by Philk
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Torsion Bar (single adjustment)
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Great Britain

Torsion Bar (single adjustment)

We have just had our IRS overhauled on our LHD 3.8 OTS (which has taken its central ride height back to where it should be at the rear of the car). However, the car still lists to the nearside (left) front corner (we have a 3/4 inch height difference between front left and front right which then tra...
by Philk
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: IRS Renovation
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Great Britain

IRS Renovation

I have just received our S1 3.8 OTS back following its IRS being renovated at Southern Classics at Twickenham. A superb job done and would fully recommend Steve and his team to fellow forum members. In terms of the work performed (as per photos below). - IRS cage and major components bead blasted an...
by Philk
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Duplicate four digit body numbers
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Great Britain

Duplicate four digit body numbers

A thought crossed my mind the other day as I was flicking through the 3.8 Factory Fit thread. Whilst FHC body numbers were officially prefixed by a V and OTS body numbers were prefixed by an R, whenever crayon marks are seen on a car, they are normally only 4 digits (and mostly out of sight). Howeve...
by Philk
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Jag diff - Dana 44 CWP conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Great Britain

Re: Jag diff - Dana 44 CWP conversion

@ PhilK : Are you not a friend of Steve (Southern Classics in Twickenham) ? Yesterday I asked him about that subject and he told me a story very similar to yours. He may well have been referring to my car (which Southern Classics has just done an IRS overhaul on). The firm he used to refurbish the ...