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by Kember17
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electric power steering
Replies: 16
Views: 2272
Great Britain

Re: Electric power steering

Go and search one of the e-type club magazines for an article by Rod Shears on this subject. He has fitted electric steering to a number of Jaguar cars and I think the donor parts were from a old Maestro. Total cost will leave you with £1800 more in your pocket than if you go down the £2000 route m...
by Kember17
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Electric power steering
Replies: 16
Views: 2272
Great Britain

Re: Electric power steering

I've been trying to keep this comment to myself, by I cant keep it in any longer. :bigrin: Protein shakes and working out with weights is cheaper, and the benefits can be used elsewhere. While that is certainly true for me, my wife, for one, would object to having to develop arms like a navvy's sim...
by Kember17
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Speeding
Replies: 41
Views: 9033
Great Britain

Re: Speeding

I have no problem with speed limits, no problem with radar traps, hidden or in plain sight, no problem with mobile cameras or average speed camera setups. If I am caught breaking the speed limits it is my fault entirely not someone else of the system trying to extract cash from me. As for France, I...
by Kember17
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Speeding
Replies: 41
Views: 9033
Great Britain

Re: Speeding

2 years ago I was “caught“ twice in 10 minutes near Lyon. 92 and 93 kph in a 90....really! I have vowed never to return to France as a result. I would feel on edge about infringing the limit all the time and therefore would be distracted while driving (especially as sometimes it’s difficult to know...
by Kember17
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Steering wheel and gear stick restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 1837
Great Britain

Re: Steering wheel and gear stick restoration

Make sure it is pure Tung oil. A lot that is sold is a mixture and not half as pleasant underhand.

I used Tung oil on my Momo wheel on my Alfa Spider. It is a nice wheel to use now.

Peter
by Kember17
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 51
Views: 5582
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: 1412
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: 1412
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: 1666
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: 1412
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: 950
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: 1995
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: 1666
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: 4128
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: 4128
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: 2551
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: 1715
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: 602
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: 1058
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: 1058
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...