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by JJC
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bad day for Jaguars
Replies: 3
Views: 96
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Re: Bad day for Jaguars

Best bet is to enjoy your E-Type, be it driving, restoring, or just going out to the garage to admire it for the millionth time. I never plan to sell mine, so not concerned with price. There are not many left, so no real way to judge the market. Off to buy one, or off to sell one, its always going t...
by JJC
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cooling Fans
Replies: 3
Views: 84
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Re: Cooling Fans

Try XK's Unlimited in California, USA. Usually have them.

JJ
by JJC
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member - Looking For Car History
Replies: 3
Views: 301
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Re: New Member - Looking For Car History

Always hard to fill in the blanks. Its your baby now, and no doubt when put your new baby back on the road, it will bring you miles of smiles. So enjoy the adventure. FYI searches, and certificates mean nothing, and are usually incomplete. I would mention to the hordes of Jag fans that will come to ...
by JJC
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 2+2 values
Replies: 41
Views: 3399
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Re: Series 1 2+2 values

At the end of the day, the price of any E-TYpe, is determined by one very important and influential individual, He is , of course, the person standing in front of you with cash in his hands that wants your car. Your degree of eagerness, or lack there of, sometimes plays a small role. Good luck !
by JJC
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?
Replies: 12
Views: 352
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Re: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?

They are all suitable tires, and in the end, it comes down to availability, what can you afford, and taste. Can't really make a mistake. Always a bit of brand loyalty for sure.
by JJC
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 28
Views: 1452
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Re: oil pressure woes

Hi all : Remember Peter is just a dealer, subject to the dictates of Smiths, but he is a good and decent vendor, and will do the best he can. As for the gauge, 60 or a hundred lbs indicated, take whatever is in stock, because in normal everyday use, even if you just installed the 60lbs unit, on very...
by JJC
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 47
Views: 1884
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Hello all, and hello and thank you to SNG. I think you folks getting involved to work with SNG in a positive way is a great thing. That being said, I would like to offer my deepest gratitude to SNG Barratt. Servicing old Jaguars, of any type, sadly, is a dying business. I am actually surprised they ...
by JJC
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Door mirrors
Replies: 8
Views: 234
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Re: Door mirrors

Question..... didn't Jaguar sell the car new with mirrors ? What happened to the holes ? Did I read that maybe the mirror was an option ? Perhaps, but I for one would never drive a car, any car, without mirrors mounted correctly on both sides of the car. What is the problem with a hole if its covere...
by JJC
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Door mirrors
Replies: 8
Views: 234
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Re: Door mirrors

Right on Simon.....didn't start with the first batch of Series 3, and never saw them on a Series 2, but who knows ! Not such a headache with the remote cable, but important to note that with the BD-40822, it helps to track down the correct door card in order to mount the remote lever, and its chrome...
by JJC
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Door mirrors
Replies: 8
Views: 234
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Re: Door mirrors

Adrian : No need to fuss, Get the correct remote control mirror originally fitted to Series 3 E-Types. Both SNG and XK's Unlimited list them.....BD-40822. Been using them on my Jag for over 45 years in NYC....haven't hit a thing !! Look great, and make all other mirrors look useless or dated. Check ...
by JJC
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: SNG Ignition System problems
Replies: 6
Views: 200
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Re: SNG Ignition System problems

Not fuel. Just stops, no longer a spark , all wires tight, nothing loose. Most components in the SNG system new, or relatively new. Looking for an owner with same ignition who had similar problem.

Thanks for trying to help.
by JJC
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: SNG Ignition System problems
Replies: 6
Views: 200
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Re: SNG Ignition System problems

Not fuel related. Ignition. Thanks.
by JJC
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: SNG Ignition System problems
Replies: 6
Views: 200
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SNG Ignition System problems

Hello all Series 3 owners; If you have the latest from SNG.....this ever happen ? Driving along, no problem, and engine shuts down, will crank, but not restart ?? Ever happen ? Coil is new, amplifier only 2 years old, all wires fresh, new plugs, strong battery, distributor in great shape ......sugge...
by JJC
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 48
Views: 1761
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Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

Hi ! Proud to say I have driven my E-Type Series 3 in New York City for over 45 years (original owner), at least 2 or 3 times a week. Every week ! Does not see snow anymore (used too ! ), but on a dry day, hot or cold, I take it out. Letting such a beautiful car sit, un-driven , to me makes no sense...
by JJC
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Recommended Spin On Oil Filter Adapter?
Replies: 13
Views: 580
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Re: Recommended Spin On Oil Filter Adapter?

You can learn something new everyday ! Difference between flow, and pressure? I think I know what you mean, but please explain. Thanks !

JJ
by JJC
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: carburettor leaking fuel
Replies: 7
Views: 247
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Re: carburettor leaking fuel

Best source for correct part, and sage advice, is always Joe Curto in NYC, USA. In this day and age with email, cell phones, with satellite links, and quick shipping, he is the man !! Check his web page.

JJ
by JJC
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Registration and value
Replies: 4
Views: 367
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Re: Registration and value

Good thinking !! Hold on to the plate, just in case. As for determining the value of your beauty, plate adds nothing. It does play a role in the 'wow' factor however !

JC
by JJC
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Smith oil pressure gauge - how to reattach black plastic hose to fitting
Replies: 14
Views: 383
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Re: Smith oil pressure gauge - how to reattach black plastic hose to fitting

Yup....sometimes on cold start up, it will go to almost 70 lbs, but briefly, 60 lbs gauge has enough room to show that. Normal operation on any E-Type motor , 6 or 12, rule of thumb, once warm, is 10 lbs of oil pressure for every 100 revolutions (+ or - a few lbs).At idle, should indicate around 10 ...
by JJC
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Recommended Spin On Oil Filter Adapter?
Replies: 13
Views: 580
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Re: Recommended Spin On Oil Filter Adapter?

Anthony: I have used, as have several of my fellow E-Type owners, spin on filters from several vendors, and I can tell you, without question, they do not restrict oil flow at all. Back to back tests have shown, including by me, that the oil pressure, using both a mechanical Smiths oil pressure syste...
by JJC
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: replacement coil for SNG Re-Opus ignition
Replies: 4
Views: 237
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Re: replacement coil for SNG Re-Opus ignition

Many thanks for getting back. However, looking for just the coil. Tried the DAC # you suggested, but no luck .

JJ