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by Kember17
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 51
Views: 1368
Great Britain

Re: Forum Downtime

Yours was a most welcome e-mail alerting me to the forum's resurrection.

Thank you for all your efforts.

Peter
by Kember17
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Do not open windows....
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Great Britain

Re: Do not open windows....

:lol: . I suspect BL production standards and QC (or lack of it) had more of a hand in it.

Horrid car.

Peter
by Kember17
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do not open windows....
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Great Britain

Re: Do not open windows....

If it's any consolation, that happened to my mother back in 1975 in her Morris Marina Coupé, so your E-Type is in august company :bigrin: !

Peter
by Kember17
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help wanted - Problem with registering in Italy - Mangoletsi Jenvey modifications
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Great Britain

Re: Help wanted - Problem with registering in Italy - Mangoletsi Jenvey modifications

Jan, Understood. Sure, if you can get the Italian documents, that would be best by a mile. Mimicking true Italian style, I was just voicing a work-around :lol:. I have known Italians and UK ex-pats who have had UK plated cars for years and who have insured them (as non-residents) with UK insurers bu...
by Kember17
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do not open windows....
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Great Britain

Re: Do not open windows....

Bernie, I recall reading something a while back about such a sign on one of the US car forums but I can't for the life of me remember which one. And I thought it was over 140 mph! The sign was allegedly attached above the rear view mirror in a Primrose coupe (Series 2?) IIRC. That might help you hun...
by Kember17
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Congrats to our hosts...
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Great Britain

Re: Congrats to our hosts...

Well played, those men!
by Kember17
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Be kind please look to story behind article
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Great Britain

Re: Be kind please look to story behind article

Andrew, I'm so sorry to hear of your illness but pleased to hear of the coverage. It must be a bit of a morale boost. I'll get my son to pop out and get a copy for my return. I think PC is one of those English titles that is translated more or less verbatim into Italian and with the original photos ...
by Kember17
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help wanted - Problem with registering in Italy - Mangoletsi Jenvey modifications
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Great Britain

Re: Help wanted - Problem with registering in Italy - Mangoletsi Jenvey modifications

SNIP FOR BREVITY Nor did I consider registering the car in the UK even if the registration procedures seem easier, because once I want to bring the car to Italy, I would have to go through the above mentioned procedures anyway since the modifications would not be homologated as for the TUV process....
by Kember17
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: VIN number
Replies: 42
Views: 1697
Great Britain

Re: VIN number

Yves, The French are highly accomplished at rugby, as well as "soccer". It is another game played with a similarly shaped ball to American Football but with minimal protection. I know nothing much about American Football so I'll keep quiet on its virtues and vices. Apart from the excitement of watch...
by Kember17
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: VIN number
Replies: 42
Views: 1697
Great Britain

Re: VIN number

soccer ball ? :wow: Soccer ball?! The only people in the English-speaking world who use the term "soccer" for the Association variant of football are the Americans and a dwindling band of rather elderly British ex-public schoolboys (who use it as opposed to "rugger" which is, after all, the proper ...
by Kember17
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Where to buy a "Bonnet Hardware Kit"
Replies: 20
Views: 1041
Great Britain

Re: Where to buy a "Bonnet Hardware Kit"

Try Chuck at Monocoque: http://www.monocoque-metalworks.com/main/2015/10/jaguar-e-type-grade-8-bolt-kits/ I bought one of Chuck's kits (with a lot of freebies thrown in). I'm not bothered about retaining the authentic cadmium finish etc. Bear in mind his kit has almost everything you need to bolt a...
by Kember17
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series one Independent rear suspension (IRS) overhaul?
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Great Britain

Re: Series one Independent rear suspension (IRS) overhaul?

You might want to consider part C22955SWB - the handbrake compensator upgrade - which addresses a point of MOT common failure. And while the assembly is off the car, I'd give thought to fitting this to make your life easier in the future: http://www.fossewayperformance.co.uk/remote-bleed-easy-bleed/...
by Kember17
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First aid kit
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Great Britain

Re: First aid kit

That brings back memories of my great uncle's Red Mk II:). By the time I knew him, he was a retired Air Commodore who had served in both WW1 and 2. He'd do hump back bridges at full speed even in his eighties. He had something like this under the passenger seat: https://s8.postimg.cc/9hfpzi5th/s-l16...
by Kember17
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which panel supplier?
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Great Britain

Re: Which panel supplier?

I know we don't name and shame here but, in fairness and for the avoidance of doubt, Hutsons were not my supplier.

Peter
by Kember17
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which panel supplier?
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Great Britain

Re: Which panel supplier?

This might not be a popular post but it is based on my experience. Others might differ but panel quality has been my main gripe undertaking the restoration of my S1 2+2. I think almost all UK-made panels are from one ultimate source which bought up all the E-Type tooling. I have given up buying UK p...
by Kember17
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: I got to wear a funny hat
Replies: 21
Views: 1118
Great Britain

Re: I got to wear a funny hat

Simon, Congratulations! You're well on your way to emulating my brother who didn't finish his postgraduate study until after his 30th birthday. IIRC he has four degrees and a professional qualification. To date (and he is now 53) he has never worked outside a university... I know a lot of academics ...
by Kember17
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Query about the Gauge Shop
Replies: 12
Views: 1532
Great Britain

Re: Query about the Gauge Shop

Hi, I've purchased a complete refurbished gauge set for my 67 E-Type from the Gauge Shop almost 1 year ago. They are very beautifully restored gauges! 2 months ago, i've installed the gauges but the speedometer wasn't working properly so i've contacted Alan from the Gauge Shop. I've sended the spee...
by Kember17
Thu May 03, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Query about the Gauge Shop
Replies: 12
Views: 1532
Great Britain

Re: Query about the Gauge Shop

For completeness' and fairness' sake, I thought I should report that I have just received my gauges back from Alan.

They look lovely.

Peter
by Kember17
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Query about the Gauge Shop
Replies: 12
Views: 1532
Great Britain

Re: Query about the Gauge Shop

Barry,

Thank you for your message (and your reassurance re quality). I finally spoke to him today, and gleaned much of what you have said from him, and we have agreed a timetable for the return of my instruments (fully serviced).

I'm glad that things appear to be on track.

Best wishes

Peter
by Kember17
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Query about the Gauge Shop
Replies: 12
Views: 1532
Great Britain

Query about the Gauge Shop

This is not designed to trash a supplier's reputation or to be a call for a scalping party, but a simple factual query. I was wondering if anybody here had specific current information about the state of play at the Gauge Shop. I sent Alan Davis at the Gauge Shop in Edenbridge my full set of gauges ...