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by Lost Horizon
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: SNG Barratt
Replies: 30
Views: 1380
Canada

Re: SNG Barratt

Hi Julian~ Having passed the 3 score years and ten milestone quite a while ago, I am on the bonus round, so time has far more value than the money at this stage. I've restored and lived with a number of cars and airplanes back in the day, but not this time for the E type bucket list item. My heartfe...
by Lost Horizon
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 159
Views: 10969
Canada

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

The days are getting shorter fast, nights are cooling things off, leaves are coming off the trees and the hardtop is off the wall and back on the car. Closing in on 2,000 miles of fun filled adventure, it's time to button down the hatches and riminess on the adventure as it unfolded over the summer ...
by Lost Horizon
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 159
Views: 10969
Canada

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

I just noticed that it has been exactly one year to the day that I first joined the E Type Forum. A most interesting experience it has been, since day one. A great gathering of like minded cat lovers, I should add. The success of my little bucket list project contains the DNA of all who contributed ...
by Lost Horizon
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 159
Views: 10969
Canada

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

Mid September update.. What a fantastic 1500++ miles since July. The car has never faltered, starts instantly whether hot or cold, no problem in the mountains or in grid lock traffic in scorching heat, bags of power and torque for every situation. Here we are at Owen's shop for routine fall servicin...
by Lost Horizon
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 159
Views: 10969
Canada

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

Hi Dana, …. The e type is not known for the ease of getting the spare out of the boot.... Regards, Greg The hardest part is just removing the floor covering, then the %$# plywood and arranging it all on the side of the road so that it doesn't get messed up too bad. Removing the spare is pretty stra...
by Lost Horizon
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 159
Views: 10969
Canada

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

...I wonder why they decided to route the wires so they are exposed in the boot area? They list the two grommets in the parts book which are located near the catch which made me wonder why they would fit these unless they contained wires... Many thanks, Greg The finished boot looks OK and the wires...
by Lost Horizon
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 159
Views: 10969
Canada

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

grimes6 wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:58 pm
Many thanks Dana. ... Was there any repairs made to the original trunk wiring?
Many thanks,
Greg

Not that I could tell. The wiring looked pretty original throughout. No Accidents, no rust, a very original California car.
by Lost Horizon
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 159
Views: 10969
Canada

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

Hi Dana, .... Do you have a photo of the routing of the wires inside the trunk. I think they run between the inside rear panel and the outside panel(parallel to the rear bumper) to meet up with the two rear harness running from the front to back. I hope this description makes sense!!! Regards, Greg...
by Lost Horizon
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 159
Views: 10969
Canada

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

Since the shell off rebuild is pretty much complete, save a few things like the chrome surround on the hardtop rear window, I will put the completed restoration photoshoot stuff in this follow up thread under restoration stories. To all those who watched this story unfold, have a good summer. :wink:
by Lost Horizon
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 159
Views: 10969
Canada

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

Here's a short Video of the car someone took at the show in Victoria mentioned above:

Short Video taken at the JOTI Victoria show
by Lost Horizon
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 159
Views: 10969
Canada

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

Gfhug wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:26 am
Dana, a well deserved award. Well done and it's good to hear how well the car is running. Is there still a permanent smile on your face :wink:
Geoff
It's pretty much turned into the goto car in the stable for the summer, yes.. :bigrin:
by Lost Horizon
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 159
Views: 10969
Canada

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

Mid summer check in: Car runs flawlessly, smooth as silk, loves the open road as well as the twisty parts. 1000+ miles so far. Yesterday I took it to the annual Victoria Jaguars On The Island show put on by the Jaguar Car Club of Victoria (a bit of a misnomer as many cars also show up from multiple ...
by Lost Horizon
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 159
Views: 10969
Canada

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

Summertime dress of the day. The Hardtop is parked, I had a custom tonneau cover made to fit and decided to set it all up in a speedster fashion rather than put the rag top back on. I quite like the color coded upholstered trim line that the upholsterer came up with for the snaps to suit the cover. ...
by Lost Horizon
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 159
Views: 10969
Canada

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

Simon P wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:33 pm
Ah-ha......
Good eye tho.. Also, with the new rad core and rebuilt fans new otter switch etc., it doesn't break a sweat, so is running where it's supposed to, even on those long uphill climbs to higher elevations . So basically, the viscosity never really thins out.
by Lost Horizon
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 159
Views: 10969
Canada

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

Oil pressure's a touch on the high side, isn't it? It was calibrated with a hydraulic gauge, and within 4 psi. The current Oil is a 20/50 synthetic. Also, the engine was blueprinted at rebuild, and I just finished running it for 500 miles on break in oil to mate the surfaces. The pressure relief se...
by Lost Horizon
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 159
Views: 10969
Canada

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

Today I took the car on a hill climb up the Malahat Highway on Vancouver Island. Here'a a video snapshot of the fully fettled car. What's not to like about it, and like the energizer bunny, it just keeps going.. and going.. and going like a new car should.. :swerve: :mrgreen: Up the Malahat like it'...
by Lost Horizon
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 159
Views: 10969
Canada

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

Car is back from the initial break in (500 Mile) service.. Basically look at everything, tighten up, retorque, check for leaks, change appropriate fluids and so on. All good. Some general engine bay pics just for fun after the inspections if you want a fresh screensaver.. Car still looks good, and a...
by Lost Horizon
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 159
Views: 10969
Canada

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

For those interested in the Burlen SU Conversion kit as discussed along this thread, Richard put together a interesting video of it all. The part I like is how smooth the engine is at the end. The blueprinting of the engine really shows. Almost looks like a still photo across the RPM range it's so s...
by Lost Horizon
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 159
Views: 10969
Canada

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

I've not posted for a while - too busy putting on the miles. Here we are back at the Oak Bay Marina for the basic walk around video. The car is just a lot of fun to play with, as the regulars here already know. Now for some warm summer weather so I can park the hardtop for a while and head out tople...
by Lost Horizon
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 159
Views: 10969
Canada

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

Someone asked me how the engine went back in after rebuild. Richard Owen did this video at the time for anyone interested:

Putting the Engine and Drivetrain in the XKE