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by Pbirty
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gear box oil.
Replies: 5
Views: 1634
Great Britain

Gear box oil.

Hello guys.
I'm looking for a bit of advice on changing my gearbox oil. I have looked into it a bit but getting varying answers on the best oil to put in there. It's a 1962 3.8 fhc with correct factory fit 4 speed moss box.
Thanks in advance Paul.
by Pbirty
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mobile mechanic.
Replies: 8
Views: 2784
Great Britain

Re: Mobile mechanic.

Hello. The company who rebuilt it have wrapped it and put covers over the the underside to stop any damage happening. It is set to top dead center and he did warn me about moving the cams separately. He has also put warning stickers on the packaging to warn of this. It's getting the block set to tdc...
by Pbirty
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mobile mechanic.
Replies: 8
Views: 2784
Great Britain

Re: Mobile mechanic.

Thanks guys.
I've decided to tackle it my self. I can get it done by a pro but not till end of September. I've done quite a lot of research on it and it's not beyond me I hope. Gonna keep my head in the books for a few more days then have a go. I'll be in touch if I'm struggling.
Cheers Paul
by Pbirty
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mobile mechanic.
Replies: 8
Views: 2784
Great Britain

Mobile mechanic.

Hello. Looking for a mobile mechanic in the Blackburn Lancashire area to help me fit a newly rebuilt cylinder head to my 1962 3.8 fhc. I have been let down by the guy who removed it for me to get rebuilt. In a bit of a pickle now. Don't really want to move it out of my garage with the engine in bits...
by Pbirty
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Valuation.
Replies: 28
Views: 3786
Great Britain

Re: Valuation.

Hello. "Near perfection" thanks for that👍 The car was my father's who sadly passed away half way through the restoration leaving me to get the job finished. I'm a 39 year old caravan builder so was and still am a bit out of my depth with a restoration like this. All the main points of the restoratio...
by Pbirty
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Valuation.
Replies: 28
Views: 3786
Great Britain

Re: Valuation.

Hello. The cars original purchaser was a Robert h Widmer. He was the vice President of general dynamics in the USA. He was the lead designer of the f16 along with alot of other aircraft designs. I have quite a bit of correspondence from him to jaguar regarding warranty work from new. I have all teh ...
by Pbirty
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Valuation.
Replies: 28
Views: 3786
Great Britain

Re: Valuation.

Hello. The car has had a nut and bolt restoration. It's been kept to it's original colour scheme that is old English white. I made sure the re-trim done by Aldridge in Wolverhampton was as close a colour to it's original. The engine and gearbox are original also having a full rebuild. It still has i...
by Pbirty
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Valuation.
Replies: 28
Views: 3786
Great Britain

Re: Valuation.

Hello. Thanks for your comments and advice. Think I have managed to upload some pictures. I have done a little more work on the car since some of these were taken. Its currently in a carcoon for the winter. The car has undergone a full restoration but did start out as a rust and rot free example so ...
by Pbirty
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Valuation.
Replies: 28
Views: 3786
Great Britain

Re: Valuation.

Good morning thanks for your replys. I have checked some various valuation sites but wasn't that impressed with the jump in price difference from one band to another. I would really prefer paying someone who knows exactly what there looking at to give me a more exact figure. Also some sound advice o...
by Pbirty
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Valuation.
Replies: 28
Views: 3786
Great Britain

Re: Valuation.

Hello Steve. Thanks for the reply. I will try and post some pictures when I figure it out. I have quite a few but they are to big a file to upload on here. I have had a look at similar cars but the price varies quite alot. It's a number matching car that has undergone a full restoration over the las...
by Pbirty
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Valuation.
Replies: 28
Views: 3786
Great Britain

Valuation.

Hello. I'm looking for advice on getting my 1962 3.8 fhc lhd valued for insurance and sale value. I live near Blackburn Lancashire. Thanks in advance Paul
by Pbirty
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Nearly there 62 series 1 3.8 fhc.
Replies: 2
Views: 1119
Great Britain

Re: Nearly there 62 series 1 3.8 fhc.

Thanks I'll check them out.
by Pbirty
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Nearly there 62 series 1 3.8 fhc.
Replies: 2
Views: 1119
Great Britain

Nearly there 62 series 1 3.8 fhc.

https://s9.postimg.org/rq2brspzj/IMG_1049.jpg https://s9.postimg.org/w0gzndv2n/IMG_1050.jpg https://s9.postimg.org/suwdx6cgf/IMG_1051.jpg https://s9.postimg.org/8c1hs3yj3/IMG_1052.jpg https://s9.postimg.org/68r2kfyq7/IMG_1053.jpg This is our series 1 that has had a full ground up restoration that h...
by Pbirty
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Nearly there series 1 3.8 fhc.
Replies: 0
Views: 1269
Great Britain

Nearly there series 1 3.8 fhc.

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This is my families nearly finished 1962 3.8 series 1. It's in need of a good trimmer to give it a top notch full interior re-trim, would appreciate some advice on a good reliable company preferably locatated near Lancashire. Cheers Paul.