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by Lost Horizon
Sun May 20, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 120
Views: 6594
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

A pic and a video from the show. This is the Classic Jag corner of the estate and by no means the whole grounds. Pictured here is a 1970 Coupe, an original survivor right hand drive built for export to Australia but never got there, which is why it has the reflectors. On the other side of mine in th...
by Lost Horizon
Sun May 20, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 120
Views: 6594
Canada

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

Nice work, Dana. Just in time for the summer. Enjoy your stunning car. Regards Thx Stu. First outing today at the Van Dusen British car show in Vancouver at the gardens. The car got it's first ribbon, and a lot of attention from the very large crowd amongst the 650 cars entered. A lot of very nice ...
by Lost Horizon
Sat May 19, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 120
Views: 6594
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Having been in the middle of this build for 7 months, with the advice and opinions that helped get me there from this thread, it boils down to this, ths first test drive: https://s9.postimg.cc/5sq5gihmn/MVIMG_20180518_145740.jpg So, to summarize, it has been a frame off, nut and bolt refresh, includ...
by Lost Horizon
Wed May 16, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 120
Views: 6594
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Another day done, this is what we have to show for it... https://s9.postimg.cc/6nlu6gp67/IMG_20180515_130627.jpg https://s9.postimg.cc/6aug0ambz/IMG_20180515_130633.jpg https://s9.postimg.cc/o0w4ldxcv/IMG_20180515_130653.jpg https://s9.postimg.cc/q5ghmhtun/IMG_20180515_171609.jpg https://s9.postimg....
by Lost Horizon
Tue May 15, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 120
Views: 6594
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Today's progress.. getting it together. (The clock works fine, btw)

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by Lost Horizon
Mon May 14, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 120
Views: 6594
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Surprisingly, as I recall the hovercraft had a choppy ride at speed if there was any size of a sea. They would strap down the car on the wheels, and I had to include (or budget for) the price of a steering alignment as part of the trip when I got back to Germany on more than one occasion. But it was...
by Lost Horizon
Sun May 13, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 120
Views: 6594
Canada

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

Wow Dana. You're really on it! This has been a very quick project. Just one thing. The steering wheel is on the wrong side. :lol: Regards The car had good bones to start with, so that helps a lot .... Back in 1970 when I lived in Europe, I had a girlfriend in London that I used to visit via the hov...
by Lost Horizon
Sat May 12, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 120
Views: 6594
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

As of this afternoon.. Bonnet back on, Hardtop getting fitted, it's alive.. Next week for misc stuff to do. https://s7.postimg.cc/f0o4sywcb/IMG_20180511_143445.jpg https://s7.postimg.cc/b4aswzqsb/IMG_20180511_172144.jpg https://s7.postimg.cc/um5gcyavf/IMG_20180511_172131.jpg https://s7.postimg.cc/ua...
by Lost Horizon
Sat May 12, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 120
Views: 6594
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

While we're waiting for the bonnet to get back on, some extra pics of the engine bay..

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by Lost Horizon
Fri May 11, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 120
Views: 6594
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Finishing up.. Closing the Circle, etc.. couple of pics.

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by Lost Horizon
Thu May 10, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 120
Views: 6594
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Milestone day: Put some gas in the tank, topped up the fluids, turned the key, and it fired up right away, not even a stumble without the cobbled carbs even needing to be moved off Mike's initial build settings. It's perfectly smooth even at a low idle, no vibration at all, thx to the full dynamic a...
by Lost Horizon
Tue May 08, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 120
Views: 6594
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Finishing up in the Engine bay: Mike's built up from his parts bin SU Carb set installed; working on the air filter assembly. https://s18.postimg.cc/njicseh6x/IMG_20180507_173454.jpg Got the Tach and the recalibrated speedo back from Vancouver. Hard to believe they are the originals cleaned up. Grea...
by Lost Horizon
Sat May 05, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 120
Views: 6594
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Now that the wheels are on, the recalibration of the speedo to the new 3.07 diff takes place, old school procedure ..

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by Lost Horizon
Sat May 05, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 120
Views: 6594
Canada

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

The MWS wheels and tires by Longstone Classic Tyres were coordinated for me by Longstone (Excellent Service all the way from England to Victoria), great folks to deal with over long haul distances. All we had to do was to add air and put them on. :salute: https://s17.postimg.cc/e0uwlb29b/IMG_2018050...
by Lost Horizon
Sat May 05, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 120
Views: 6594
Canada

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

With Burlen's production delay problems on supplying the SU conversion kit threatening the car's completion in time for the Vancouver show, Owen stepped up to the plate and has cobbled together a set over the last week or so so we can get the car running . Many thanks, Mike! Starting with a Mark 10 ...
by Lost Horizon
Thu May 03, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 120
Views: 6594
Canada

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

Today, the soft top was put in place so that it will stretch/settle on the frame before we put the hardtop on. Speaking of the hardtop, here is a look at the finished paint: Hardtop paint inspection before chrome/hardware install And here is a look at the soft top: https://s17.postimg.cc/tfan2fdwv/I...
by Lost Horizon
Tue May 01, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 120
Views: 6594
Canada

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

Original 48 year old windows and windshield glass embedded markings. The original blended in light tint works great with the dark blue. Seems amazing that they survived in such great condition. DOT17-M33-ASI was manufactured in Birmingham England by the TRIPLEX SAFETY GLASS COMPANY LIMITED. The dot ...
by Lost Horizon
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 120
Views: 6594
Canada

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

Dana, all looking great, but have you considered changing the rear lights to those made by MarekH of forum fame? They are LED and include reverse lights. The advantage is you can fit the straight exhaust rear pipes rather than the wheelbarrow ones. Keep up the good work :yellow: Geoff Other than go...
by Lost Horizon
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 120
Views: 6594
Canada

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

Just an update, it's getting close now. Some random pictures of the work as it proceeds: 1. The Original windshield and glass going back in: https://s17.postimg.cc/9mekgemwv/IMG_20180429_150637.jpg 2. The gas tank: https://s17.postimg.cc/pyom5vlq7/IMG_20180429_190619.jpg 3. The SS Exhaust system: ht...