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by AshM
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module
Replies: 23
Views: 273
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Re: Rare S1 wiper delay/hazard/fan override module

Brilliant series of posts Jeremy. A very enjoyable read and a lovely little project.

I have missed your posts.

I think you are ready for your next full restoration. Clearly too much time on your hands. :bigrin:
by AshM
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Silicon Hoses
Replies: 6
Views: 175
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Re: Silicon Hoses

+1 for Fosseway - I love all of their stuff.

Just a customer - no involvement with the company.
by AshM
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DVLA request vehicle inspection ?
Replies: 9
Views: 435
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Re: DVLA request vehicle inspection ?

Agree with points made by Richard. In my experience they are not trying to catch out genuine cars and their keen owners. Generally they are very supportive of true enthusiasts. I built a Dax Cobra from a donor XJ12. I was a couple of points off being to keep the reg no. but he ‘suggested’ to me that...
by AshM
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Modern and fun
Replies: 18
Views: 688
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Re: Modern and fun

Indeed...


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by AshM
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New E-Type book (cont'd)
Replies: 17
Views: 770
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Re: New E-Type book (cont'd)

And it’s another order from me Peter.

Always enjoy your posts. One of the stars of this forum...
by AshM
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 2+2 chrome apost trims
Replies: 3
Views: 204
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Re: Series 1 2+2 chrome apost trims

No screws on mine. Glued in place with a black mastic. I use Loctite 5910 when I want a strong bond.

I do have screws at the end of each of the horizontal chrome trims. Top and bottom of windscreen.

Cheers
Ash
by AshM
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New E Type book
Replies: 9
Views: 1059
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Re: New E Type book

I use Book Wright too and agree it is quite fiddly. The diary software 'Day One' is fantastic for maintaining a running diary on work, etc. I maintain various 'diaries' - general workshop jobs, trips and then specific restoration projects. It is very simple to use and you can drag photo's, maps, etc...
by AshM
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front Lower Fulcrum Block
Replies: 9
Views: 455
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Re: Front Lower Fulcrum Block

Jonathan All great advice from Andrew (as always). I did not have the luxury of bead blasting so just cleaned up all of my splines on the TB with a circular wire wheel in a drill. Then a smear of copper grease and everything moved nicely for the adjustments that Andrew describes. Hope it helps. chee...
by AshM
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Birthday AJW 495H
Replies: 5
Views: 257
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Re: Happy Birthday AJW 495H

Thanks Gents. A glass or two of fizz will be enjoyed in the workshop this evening.

Here's to the next 50...
by AshM
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Birthday AJW 495H
Replies: 5
Views: 257
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Happy Birthday AJW 495H

Forgive my little bit of self indulgence. My car is 50 years old today. 1R-20607 came to life on Tuesday 6th January 1970. The third RHD FHC off the production line that year. 74,000 miles and been in the family for 47 of its 50 years. It is with immense pride that I am able to say I own one of thes...
by AshM
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ownership issues and beyond...
Replies: 15
Views: 1049
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Re: Ownership issues and beyond...

A couple of similar points made in the last posts.

If the restorer can start straight away then that would make me think. All of the respected restorers have some degree of wait list. Usually the better they are the longer the list!

Not an exact science but something to consider.
by AshM
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Gauge refurbishing.
Replies: 26
Views: 1459
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Re: Gauge refurbishing.

Thanks for taking the time to update us on the job Darren. Very much appreciated and now on my list of tasks this winter.

I have only had the dash top off when the windscreen has been out so can’t help with that query I am afraid.

Cheers
Ash
by AshM
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ownership issues and beyond...
Replies: 15
Views: 1049
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Re: Ownership issues and beyond...

Thanks for doing all of that research Steve.

As always, your support to us on this forum is very much appreciated.

Hope to catch up again in 2020.

Cheers
Ash
by AshM
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: U-Joints, Drive shaft and Half shafts replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 465
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Re: U-Joints, Drive shaft and Half shafts replacement

Elliot If it turns out to be the propshaft UJ’s then I would consider replacing the whole propshaft. With advice from Angus I did just that last year (from SNGB) whilst I had the engine out and the difference in drive experience is remarkable. Just some food for thought. Hope you get it sorted. Chee...
by AshM
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 22
Views: 1086
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Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to one and all and very best wishes for your car plans for 2020 whatever they may be.

Thanks for all the advice and help.

This is truly a very special forum. Many thanks to David and the team for all the hard work keeping it going.

Cheers
Ash
by AshM
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Gauge refurbishing.
Replies: 26
Views: 1459
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Re: Gauge refurbishing.

Following this post with interest Darren as would be keen to do a similar job on mine.

Keep us updated on how you get on and any tips.

Cheers
Ash
by AshM
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member
Replies: 5
Views: 1601
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Re: New member

Nice to see you on here H.

The master at his craft...
by AshM
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Parts for rebuilding Front Suspension
Replies: 12
Views: 814
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Re: Parts for rebuilding Front Suspension

Hi Peter Did the front end of mine last winter - all parts from SNGB. Based on studying advice/experience on here I purchased; - Standard rubber bushes set for the suspension and anti roll bar. - Poly for the steering rack mountings. - Inner / Outer hub bearings and shields. - New hubs. - Uprated Ba...
by AshM
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jaguar greenhouse collection
Replies: 6
Views: 906
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Re: Jaguar greenhouse collection

Have been following this with interest.

They claim to have paperwork and heritage certs for all of them.

They are releasing a full list of cars, details, prices, etc. soon.
by AshM
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Another Newbie
Replies: 12
Views: 1073
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Re: Another Newbie

Welcome Guy from another S2 FHC owner. As others have said - you'll get all the advice you want on here - whether you need it or not! :lol: :lol: Sometimes different views but all based on practical experience. My upgrades are all able to be returned to original if ever required. Lots of Fosseway pa...