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by andrewh
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: RHD S1 3.8 OTS for restoration
Replies: 9
Views: 404
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Re: RHD S1 3.8 OTS for restoration

There are a large number of RHD cars that have come back from the dead! There was one early RHD car that was clearly detailed on XKEdata as written off by the owner, only to have those details erased, although still available on deleted data, and re appear as a car in restoration. I am sorry to say ...
by andrewh
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Made the front Cover! Classic Car Magazine
Replies: 20
Views: 1463
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Re: Made the front Cover! Classic Car Magazine

It’s only just on sale so should be a few weeks now.
by andrewh
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Made the front Cover! Classic Car Magazine
Replies: 20
Views: 1463
Great Britain

Re: Made the front Cover! Classic Car Magazine

thanks Paul. And Malcolm of course you must be proud. No point in having an E type and being shy about it!! I ordered a copy on line yesterday but may have to see whether they have it at the Supermarket on my next visit just in case :bigrin:
by andrewh
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Made the front Cover! Classic Car Magazine
Replies: 20
Views: 1463
Great Britain

Re: Made the front Cover! Classic Car Magazine

hi Malcolm. I was in the XJ12 on the day and Sam asked if anyone had a 3.8 hence he arranged the other shoot with my car as well as the collective with yours! Yes it is in the same magazine as I have seen the preview on the Classic Car Magazine website. You were not to realise it was me in the XJ12 ...
by andrewh
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Made the front Cover! Classic Car Magazine
Replies: 20
Views: 1463
Great Britain

Re: Made the front Cover! Classic Car Magazine

Thanks chaps. He has promised me copies of the photography so should make a nice album. 🙏
by andrewh
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Made the front Cover! Classic Car Magazine
Replies: 20
Views: 1463
Great Britain

Re: Made the front Cover! Classic Car Magazine

There were 2 mini roundabouts about 100m apart. Lots of traffic. And a 3.8 with a Moss Box going back and forth whilst the photographer gets a dozen or so photos to chose from. No fun that bit. Thx Peter
by andrewh
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Made the front Cover! Classic Car Magazine
Replies: 20
Views: 1463
Great Britain

Re: Made the front Cover! Classic Car Magazine

Thank you James. It was a long evening shoot in Tunbridge Wells culminating in torrential rain home so it wasn’t without it’s pain! When they wanted endless figure of eight moving shots in traffic it started to become a chore but the photos should be worth it
by andrewh
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Made the front Cover! Classic Car Magazine
Replies: 20
Views: 1463
Great Britain

Made the front Cover! Classic Car Magazine

Just to let you know chaps my 3.8 FHC has made front cover of Classic Car Magazine, January edition which bizarrely is out now! Some of you will recall my total restoration which was detailed on these pages under its chassis number 860897. I have yet to see the copy but the front cover looks great, ...
by andrewh
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: 72 EXB - my father's old E-Type
Replies: 6
Views: 1419
Great Britain

Re: 72 EXB - my father's old E-Type

its on XKEDATA as chassis number 860682, so just before my car, I imagine its something like a June 62 build. Originally red. Wow a bright red E type in 1962, your Dad must have been rocking.
by andrewh
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: 72 EXB - my father's old E-Type
Replies: 6
Views: 1419
Great Britain

Re: 72 EXB - my father's old E-Type

Excellent. I live in hope that someone will contact me one day about my car which is a September 62 FHC. 3672PE. Apparentlythe first owner was a batchelor and so has no family, which rather put a stop to the sort of nostalgic post we see here. Ah well. I am sure the owner of "your" car will be along...
by andrewh
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Moss Gearbox - value
Replies: 6
Views: 864
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Re: Moss Gearbox - value

neil4444 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:07 pm
Thanks Barrie, no bellhousing with it so I'm guessing iro 1k-1.25k.
Have a buyer for it but just wanted to be able to come up with a fair price for both of us.
Regards,

Neil
Please dont tell me its the original gearbox for your car and you are going to sell it?
by andrewh
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 10
Views: 1293
Great Britain

Re: Hello

Thanks for the welcome. @andrewh - yes, mine's a UK car, 3050TU. I don't know of your old car, sadly but, they aren't often scrapped these days so, it's probably out there. I bought mine in early 1999 and used it a lot but, corrosion started to be obvious some years later and I had a lot of work do...
by andrewh
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dellorto Conversion kit
Replies: 7
Views: 699
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Re: Dellorto Conversion kit

Yes thanks, I restore bikes as well, so have my cables made for me. I was simply trying to get the original specification because as the cable has broken getting the length correct can be a bit hit and miss. I have had to send back bike cables a couple of times to be adjusted, not a problem but as I...
by andrewh
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 10
Views: 1293
Great Britain

Re: Hello

welcome to a more active involvement. Is you're 3.8 a UK car? I still live in hope of finding my first 3.8 FHC, but all I can recall of it is the first 3 letters PEY. Never seen it anywhere since I sold it in about 1982. Do post up some photos.
by andrewh
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dellorto Conversion kit
Replies: 7
Views: 699
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Re: Dellorto Conversion kit

Ah thats useful to know. Anyway, my pal is going to photograph the setup this weekend and I may then know what's what. I can get him to send them off and have them made up failing all else. thanks Andrew
by andrewh
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dellorto Conversion kit
Replies: 7
Views: 699
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Re: Dellorto Conversion kit

Thanks chaps. I suspected it was a long shot although Mangoletsi make twin cable controls for a dellortos and Weber. I am awaiting a photo of my pals car to see whether it’s that or not.
by andrewh
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dellorto Conversion kit
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Great Britain

Dellorto Conversion kit

I have a friend with a series 2 that came in from the US back in the 90s. It was converted very nicely to a triple Dellorto set up. Drives very well. However, the flexible throttle cable needs replacing. Its like a Motorcycle cable , a Bowden type. I can send him to a cable company, but I was wonder...
by andrewh
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: What Causes Petrol to Leak from the Exhaust
Replies: 36
Views: 1997
Great Britain

Re: What Causes Petrol to Leak from the Exhaust

I would bet on a hugely rich mixture somewhere. I had exactly this on my pre HE XJS and it turned out to be a couple of injectors stuck open. Because of the smoothness of the V12 its really hard to identify a few pots being under par. PLUGS! that should be the tell tale. I ended up buying a set of t...
by andrewh
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose wheel???
Replies: 53
Views: 11142
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Re: Loose wheel???

thanks Steve. that's good of you to go to all that trouble. I will get measuring. Meanwhile I am using my old spinners to lock up the wheels. I have new tyres being fitted and then will take it for a run and see whether the wheels remain tight. I have reached the point where they have been tight whe...
by andrewh
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose wheel???
Replies: 53
Views: 11142
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Re: Loose wheel???

yes I already did that. Without a wheel on the car the Original spinner goes a further 2.8mm towards the rear taper than an Orson one. Whether its bottoming out before tightening up is hard to tell once the wheel is on and therefore in the way. I am beginning to think , as said above, its a combinat...