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by Lost Horizon
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 181
Views: 13695
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Hello Dana, I believe that some 1000 2R cars were produced and all had the side wing mounted Leaper badges you refer to, fitted. The Leapers I referred to are Leapers à la MK2, MK10 and many others. Regards, Bill .. a close up of the rarely sighted SII E type chrome ringed leaper in the wild on an ...
by Lost Horizon
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 181
Views: 13695
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

….. and they had the emmissions control stuff. Here a period Jaguar press photo for the US 1971 Model, showing the chrome surround. They also had the sidelights. What I haven‘t found out yet is if the 2R cars had the factory shift knob in walnut or the black round ball. Martin Mine had the black ba...
by Lost Horizon
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 181
Views: 13695
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Congratulations on a stunning restoration! I would appreciate you advising me on the Kangol seat belts, have you restored the original set using blue belts or fitted new units? Please also let me know the formula and make of the dark blue paint used on the E Type. For your information, my Series Tw...
by Lost Horizon
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 181
Views: 13695
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

:yeahthat: Mine is a May 70 XKE S2 build and had the bonnet leapers & the chrome nose ring. I see yours was originally shipped to NY like mine. So that would suggest that at the very least, they were shipping the cars to North America with the extra trimmings in 1970. I wonder how much earlier than...
by Lost Horizon
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 181
Views: 13695
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Follow up on the previous post: Looks like the Texas car was built 10 units later than mine: It is 2R14424, mine is 2R14414. It also had the Leapers ( on the near side, but pulled off in the video, but on in XKE Data) as well as the chrome nose. Not sure that the case Bill makes that it wasn't done ...
by Lost Horizon
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 181
Views: 13695
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

And just to reinforce the chrome nose surround, check this out: Another August 70 car from Texas, licensed as a '71 also pretty much the sister of mine, similar mileage. Watch when they roll it off the trailer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Km0JypU1J0
by Lost Horizon
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 181
Views: 13695
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

…. Fitting S3 Grille Surround Mouldings could hardly occur by chance, or mistake. Either the cars were ordered that way, or they were fitted after sale; personally, I think the latter. I've seen a few E Types with Leapers fitted as bonnet ornaments. I doubt that these were fitted in the factory. Re...
by Lost Horizon
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 181
Views: 13695
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Jaguar was seldom, if ever, known for making single purpose parts for subsequent models that weren't interchangeable. I doubt that the Grill Surround Mouldings were played forward from S2 production, but more likely that the Mouldings seen fitted to S2 cars came from S3 production and I've seen no ...
by Lost Horizon
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 181
Views: 13695
Canada

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Dana Wrote: I don't think the surround on the SIII would fit on the SII even if you wanted it. Hello Dana, It would. The Bonnet Centre Section of an S2 and S3 are the same, except for two small right angle brackets spot welded to the mouth of the S3 bonnet for the purpose of mounting the Grille. Th...
by Lost Horizon
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 181
Views: 13695
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Hello Dana, The S3 Grill Surround Mouldings. did you add these, or were they on the car when you got it? To my knowledge, they were never originally fitted to an S2 car, even the cars made in the last days of the S2 production. Regards, Bill They are original to the car. I think it may have been sp...
by Lost Horizon
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 181
Views: 13695
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

I should include the Heritage Trust certificate for the car. No surprises, (which is not a surprise) matching Numbers and I see that the interior was originally Cinnamon, which is the replacement pattern decided on. So, Only the paint is changed.. oh and the 3x1 SU's.. and the 3.07 diff.. however.. ...
by Lost Horizon
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Car Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Canada

Re: Car Cover

http://www.carcovershop.co.uk/stretch-covers.asp Their stretch covers fit the fhc beautifully without the expense of a fitted cover. (If your looking for an internal cover that is) I can vouch for that... (even though mine is an OTS with a hard top fitted, just give them the spec of your car) https...
by Lost Horizon
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Ignition Warning Light will not Extinguish
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Canada

Re: Ignition Warning Light will not Extinguish

I see that SNG has 2 versions of the 3AW ”can”. Don´t get the difference, besides the that they say one is suitable for cars with a remote regulator...!?!?? One is an analog version, the other is electronic. The electronic one described above is what I replaced the original analog innards with. It ...
by Lost Horizon
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lost parts in restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Canada

Re: Lost parts in restoration

ralphr1780 wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:53 am
I am happy to see that others have also gremlins in their workshop, who act weird while you are away.
:bouncyyellow:
You mean these fellows?

https://youtu.be/6aQDBey6C3I
by Lost Horizon
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Ignition Warning Light will not Extinguish
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Canada

Re: Ignition Warning Light will not Extinguish

Hi James...great that you have found the 3aw....can you please try to put your name and car model in tne signature area......i havent upgraded my 3aw....but you can get a solid state one that look original from https://www.sngbarratt.com/uk/#!/English/parts/9e38b079-9268-4ff4-b149-e80d57f475f7 Stev...
by Lost Horizon
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Restored Car...What to do before putting on the road.
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Canada

Re: Restored Car...What to do before putting on the road.

Your's looks like it's correct. here's mine

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by Lost Horizon
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Ignition Warning Light will not Extinguish
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Canada

Re: Ignition Warning Light will not Extinguish

Electronic replacements dont all look like tin cans...i was just pointing out that it may look different..like this replacement for example That was meant to be my point, also.. you can't tell if it is or isn't by looking... I rebuilt mine to look original with electronic innards readily available....
by Lost Horizon
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Ignition Warning Light will not Extinguish
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Canada

Re: Ignition Warning Light will not Extinguish

mgcjag wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:15 pm
You may also find that you 3aw has been replaced by an electronic unit...so wont look like a tin can...... Steve
The 3AW electronic replacement from SNG does look like a can, but Aluminum... same size and shape as the original.
by Lost Horizon
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Restored Car...What to do before putting on the road.
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Canada

Re: Restored Car...What to do before putting on the road.

Was the Engine rebuilt as part of the restoration? If so, you should "break it in". In my case, I used a break in oil for the first 500 miles, and kept the revs below 3000 rpm. If you don't know whether the head has been retorqued after the first run up to temperature, you should probably do that ju...
by Lost Horizon
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: distributor
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Canada

Re: distributor

After my complete restoration, including engine blueprinting with new pistons and balancing, the rebuilder had me run the first 500 miles break in on the stock (lucas) gear (Engine is high compression). After the break in period, I installed a CSI system, and set it to one of the middle maps. There ...