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by andrewh
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Buying MWS wheels
Replies: 30
Views: 661
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Re: Buying MWS wheels

I once ordered wheels off SC Parts. they took all the money and then ordered the wheels off MWS who were out of stock . I dont do business like that so I cancelled the order and waited until it could be fulfilled by MWS direct. They were cheaper than MWS even though they were MWS wheels. SNG do not ...
by andrewh
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thought and Contemplation
Replies: 49
Views: 1779
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Re: Thought and Contemplation

I think the E type is so Iconic it will stand the test of time and there will be plenty of demand for the cars from future generations. The only slight question mark over E types is that there are quite a few of them relative to other Classics though. There are not that many Stutz Bearcats I would g...
by andrewh
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Trouble shooting 123 dizzy
Replies: 21
Views: 421
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Re: Trouble shooting 123 dizzy

you will not get the 123 to produce a green light unless you follow the instructions in the 123 installation manual. One or other of the wires from the 123 needs to be disconnected from memory. Do it as per the book or else you will not get a green light. The instructions are very ambiguous to my mi...
by andrewh
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: some observations......
Replies: 14
Views: 2933
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Re: some observations......

hi Charles. someone has been searching on the forum! Well done for finding my old post 3 years ago. to answer your question, now my FHC is fully trimmed and the boot floors etc are in the car, I cannot say I even notice the pump. Maybe I have become conditioned to it, but I suspect its more that its...
by andrewh
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thought and Contemplation
Replies: 49
Views: 1779
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Re: Thought and Contemplation

What a great effort and considered thought you have all given to my rather random thought. Some really superb insight here. I suspect that the future of E types is pretty safe all in all. Many will be handed down to the next generations, that simple process should generate interest from friends and ...
by andrewh
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thought and Contemplation
Replies: 49
Views: 1779
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Re: Thought and Contemplation

yes great feedback to the subject and it does seem that the interest will continue down through new generations. I fully understand the cost of acquisition being a problem, but to some extent it seems its always been the barrier to entry for aspiring E type owners . I would definitely have bought on...
by andrewh
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thought and Contemplation
Replies: 49
Views: 1779
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Re: Thought and Contemplation

As a general rule, I suspect that one's interest in their dream car centers on what is currently hot around the time the hormones start circulating. For me, age 70, it was unequivocally the E Type when I first saw one in probably '62. School, career building, family monetary drain, etc. kept it out...
by andrewh
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thought and Contemplation
Replies: 49
Views: 1779
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Re: Thought and Contemplation

how very refreshing. Perhaps I would not have needed to ask this question ( the topic ) if had a son. I have three daughters who know what an E type is but thats pretty much it. Sometimes they bring home boyfriends who dont know what an E type is. We dont see them again. :bigrin: A great collection ...
by andrewh
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thought and Contemplation
Replies: 49
Views: 1779
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Re: Thought and Contemplation

:thankyouyellow: I bought my E-type a year and a half ago at the age of 29, I started out with a knackered MGB at 21, restored and sold for an MGC, same again to get a Healey 3000 (which I still have) and finally got the E-type which was always the goal. The interest came from, as most people, their...
by andrewh
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thought and Contemplation
Replies: 49
Views: 1779
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Re: Thought and Contemplation

Great feedback so far chaps, thanks for the input. So glad to see that there are younger owners of classics around. To be fair , I inherited my interest from my Dad who is still going strong in his workshop most days at 94!. I have never really been far away from mechanical things and was using span...
by andrewh
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thought and Contemplation
Replies: 49
Views: 1779
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Thought and Contemplation

As I have clearly had too much time on my hands over the Christmas holiday I have been contemplating the future of Classic Cars and in particular the E type. Possibly one of , if not THE most Iconic classic car of all time. We read about the acceleration towards electric cars and even Jaguar has "fu...
by andrewh
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It must be Christmas
Replies: 31
Views: 1073
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Re: It must be Christmas

Happy XMAS to you all old and new. Here is to a great E type 2019
by andrewh
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Jaguar British Racing Green
Replies: 4
Views: 259
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Re: Jaguar British Racing Green

Thanks Steve. I shall do some googling over a nice glass of wine!.. well it is xmas.
by andrewh
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Jaguar British Racing Green
Replies: 4
Views: 259
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Re: Jaguar British Racing Green

hi Bob, the first sample that was supplied pre mixed to my painter is not correct to the car. I have uncovered various painted areas that have been hidden from the light, plus the Mark 1 eyeball I am possessed with has a very accurate recollection of the correct colour from back in the day. What has...
by andrewh
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Jaguar British Racing Green
Replies: 4
Views: 259
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Jaguar British Racing Green

as we all know I am sure, there are many different shades of BRG. I am specifically trying to get a good copy of HDJ254 which is the colour used by Jaguar from about 1973 to 1980. This is for my 1976 XJS which is proving hard to replicate in solvent. Most tinters were reformulated without the noxiou...
by andrewh
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine stalls after 3-5 secs (and has very sooty plugs)
Replies: 8
Views: 457
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Re: Engine stalls after 3-5 secs (and has very sooty plugs)

9 out of 10 carburettor faults are electrical! :bigrin: :bigrin: :bigrin:
by andrewh
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 123 Tune Plus
Replies: 9
Views: 739
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Re: 123 Tune Plus

thanks Steve. It certainly does suggest that the green light on the 123 must be set at TDC not the Ignition BTDC. Thanks, I shall try that. It would certainly make sense that you do all the adjustments on the APP rather than mechanical using TDC as the benchmark. I shall report back in due course.
by andrewh
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 123 Tune Plus
Replies: 9
Views: 739
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Re: 123 Tune Plus

thanks Tom, now that all makes sense however that is not clear from the booklet at all. Rather frustrating as I now need to go back and static time it to the green light then. That will not fire as I discovered. If I recall correctly you cannot alter the tune without the engine actually running? So ...
by andrewh
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 123 Tune Plus
Replies: 9
Views: 739
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Re: 123 Tune Plus

When I fitted the distributor I statically timed it as per the Jaguar workshop manual and using the indicator light within the 123 to indicate correct point of spark. However, not unlike previous fitments of the 123 it would not start like that. Now I have fitted many many distributors over the year...