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by Lost Horizon
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 192
Views: 31325
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

A number of folks have pm'd me re: the hardtop wall hanging system since I wound down this build thread.. Since I don't come back here very often any more, I'll put up a couple of pictures on how it was done.. It's home grown. Essentially, it's 2 @ 2x2 wood strips laminated together with PL400, cut ...
by Lost Horizon
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 192
Views: 31325
Canada

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

This made my day … The new Owner has the car now, and took the time to pen this email back today: Hi Dana, I drove the car today for approx 20 miles. Let me tell you I believe is the best XKE around the world. Everything functions perfect: The torque, smoothness, power, suspension, brakes steering, ...
by Lost Horizon
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 192
Views: 31325
Canada

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

Epilog: What a great adventure it was to have immersed myself in this bucket list item end to end. The car is off to it's new home in Miami, which is more than fitting for the sunshine speedster part of the story. From the beginning, I was convinced that the best Series II sensory experience was to ...
by Lost Horizon
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 192
Views: 31325
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Time for the hardtop, summer's over .. it went so fast.

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by Lost Horizon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 192
Views: 31325
Canada

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

If you can appreciate a car this much then you truly deserve each other. Wishing you many miles of adventure and excitement together. Regards Thx Stu. This year and a date with a big C surgery in July will produce some clarity about the bonus round and the 'Quality Time Remaining', as someone point...
by Lost Horizon
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 192
Views: 31325
Canada

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

Summer in the city... Victoria at Mile Zero on the Trans Canada highway, (Pacific Ocean side) .. https://www.tourismvictoria.com/see-do/activities-attractions/statues-landmarks/mile-0 This car is so well behaved, delivering pure bucket list fun on every trip .. I can see why it's easy to get attache...
by Lost Horizon
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 192
Views: 31325
Canada

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

We're into another season of E-ventures with the car, and I will happily consider this bucket list item checked this fall. As part of the journey, I'll let the universe point out the next custodian who will hopefully share the same passion for this great restoration with a pretty face to get used as...
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: 192
Views: 31325
Canada

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: 192
Views: 31325
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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: 192
Views: 31325
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: 192
Views: 31325
Canada

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: 192
Views: 31325
Canada

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: 192
Views: 31325
Canada

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: 192
Views: 31325
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: 192
Views: 31325
Canada

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: 192
Views: 31325
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: 192
Views: 31325
Canada

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: 192
Views: 31325
Canada

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: 912
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: 2084
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 ...