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by Bigcatfrankie
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Long cant rail fitting problems
Replies: 2
Views: 30
Great Britain

Re: Long cant rail fitting problems

Thanks Steve. Here's some photo's, as requested, to see if it might shed some light on the problem! At present the cant rail is held in place by the quarterlight catch at the rear, a loosely tightened G-cramp over the door (in the middle) and one screw at the front, about 150mm from the bottom. Plen...
by Bigcatfrankie
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Long cant rail fitting problems
Replies: 2
Views: 30
Great Britain

Long cant rail fitting problems

Having real problems refitting the long cant rail trim over the door and quarterlight on my 2+2. I took them off ok and re-covered them (with slightly thicker vinyl!), but when I try to refit them they seem to have grown in length! Have already trimmed about 3mm off the quarterlight catch end, which...
by Bigcatfrankie
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 2 or Series 3 door pull handles?!
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Great Britain

Re: Series 2 or Series 3 door pull handles?!

Thanks Steve.............will try them both.

Regards.......Tim
by Bigcatfrankie
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 2 or Series 3 door pull handles?!
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Great Britain

Re: Series 2 or Series 3 door pull handles?!

Found a pic of the longer "pointy" armrest fitted to a Series 2 2+2, identical to mine. Anyone have any idea where I can get a pair? Tim https://i.postimg.cc/X723sWgq/E-Type-Arm-Rest.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/SK4nhqw4/WP-20200706-16-40-01-Pro.jpg Have also included a pic showing a standard armrest (f...
by Bigcatfrankie
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 2 or Series 3 door pull handles?!
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Great Britain

Re: Series 2 or Series 3 door pull handles?!

Thanks Steve..............not really bothered what I have as long as they fit the 166mm fixing centres and don't look totally ridiculous!

Tim
by Bigcatfrankie
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 2 or Series 3 door pull handles?!
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Great Britain

Re: Series 2 or Series 3 door pull handles?!

Thanks for the advice, Steve. My chassis number is P1R 43982 BW. I looked on "XKE data" at a few cars either side of my chassis number and, apart from a few gaps, the interior photo's I saw didn't really shed a lot of light on the armrests. They all looked fairly normal! Will carry on with my resear...
by Bigcatfrankie
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 2 or Series 3 door pull handles?!
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Great Britain

Re: Series 2 or Series 3 door pull handles?!

Thanks Bob.............pics are most useful. My S2 is April 1970, so one of the later ones and therefore could have been fitted with the "pointy" armrests.
R.............Tim
by Bigcatfrankie
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 2 or Series 3 door pull handles?!
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Great Britain

Re: Series 2 or Series 3 door pull handles?!

Thanks for all your help folks but unfortunately I am no further forward. Aldridge Trimming have suggested that my car was probably fitted with "torpedo" armrests, but putting a post on the Forum has drawn a blank so far. I have seen a photo in a BAS International trimming brochure of a Series 3 fit...
by Bigcatfrankie
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 2 or Series 3 door pull handles?!
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Great Britain

Series 2 or Series 3 door pull handles?!

It appears that my ex.US Series 2 2+2 may have been fitted with Series 3 doors, at some time during it's life, as the fixing centres for the armrests/door pulls is 166mm, ie. considerably more than the Series 2 armrest fixings. Can anyone who owns a Series 3 please confirm that this measurement is c...
by Bigcatfrankie
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Torpedo armrests?!
Replies: 0
Views: 753
Great Britain

Torpedo armrests?!

In the process of restoring my 2+2 I thought it would be nice to add some armrests, as the doors already have the bolting points there; however on ordering the armrests from Aldridge Trimming I discovered that the bolt centres are 137mm compared to 166mm on the door!.........29mm adrift! Has anyone ...
by Bigcatfrankie
Sat May 02, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Furred up waterways/overheating
Replies: 32
Views: 4093
Great Britain

Re: Furred up waterways/overheating

Hi Joe, No, still not sorted. It's definitely not the radiator as I did a temperature check at top and bottom of the radiator when it was running and there was no appreciable difference. I think probably the only way forward is more than likely a proper block jet flush through as suggested. As the o...
by Bigcatfrankie
Sat May 02, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Ugly seat mechanism
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Great Britain

Re: Ugly seat mechanism

Thanks for all your replies. I painted the mechanism and recline bar grey, in the end, to match the seats...........doesn't look too bad, in my humble opinion! I found Chris Vine's Blog particularly useful. Will probably, at some stage, change the recline lever for a slightly better looking one, pos...
by Bigcatfrankie
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Ugly seat mechanism
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Great Britain

Ugly seat mechanism

My Series 2, 2+2 has just had the front seats recovered and unfortunately the black metal hinge reclining mechanism detracts from the overall appearance of the seats. This is not helped by the black plastic covers which on both sides of the seats are either missing or broken. Has anyone tried to imp...
by Bigcatfrankie
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Furred up waterways/overheating
Replies: 32
Views: 4093
Great Britain

Re: Furred up waterways/overheating

Well, as it's Friday, and traditionally "fish" day, I thought I would go for the pickling in vinegar treatment........the car, not me! A work colleague has given me a 5 litre bottle of white distilled malt vinegar which I will add to the gallon bottle of white distilled vinegar I have already got, t...
by Bigcatfrankie
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Furred up waterways/overheating
Replies: 32
Views: 4093
Great Britain

Re: Furred up waterways/overheating

Thanks folks, Have now fitted a set of Revotec radiator cooling fans which definitely helps a bit, as they are much more efficient than the original fans, but I will have to try another good old soak and flush through. Citric acid sounds a bit severe to pump around the cooling system. Was going to t...
by Bigcatfrankie
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Furred up waterways/overheating
Replies: 32
Views: 4093
Great Britain

Furred up waterways/overheating

Having big problems with overheating on my car. It's an ex US vehicle and I've got a feeling it's been standing around for a long time over there as the waterways all seem pretty furred up; it's either sludge or corrosion or a combination of both. Since owning the car I've only done short trips and ...
by Bigcatfrankie
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: E-Type series 2 1969
Replies: 5
Views: 1532
Great Britain

Re: E-Type series 2 1969

Hi Baz,
I would suggest the Car & Classic website for advertising your car. I have always found it very successful when ever I have advertised my previous classics.

Regards............Tim

1970 Series 2 2+2 (in course of restoration)
1965 Austin Healey 3000
by Bigcatfrankie
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Interior re-trim suppliers?
Replies: 15
Views: 2902
Great Britain

Re: Interior re-trim suppliers?

Thanks folks.............all useful stuff.
Will, more than likely, go with Aldridge.
Regards.............Tim






1970 Series 2, 2+2 (undergoing restoration)
by Bigcatfrankie
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Door drainage hole problems!
Replies: 11
Views: 1917
Great Britain

Re: Door drainage hole problems!

Thanks Steve...............no, I was going to put a couple of drain holes in
by Bigcatfrankie
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Interior re-trim suppliers?
Replies: 15
Views: 2902
Great Britain

Re: Interior re-trim suppliers?

Thanks folks. A bit more feed back on Aldridge's would have been useful. Has anyone out there used them?
I don't know if there is any difference in quality between Skinner's and BAS International. Costwise, from my findings, Skinner's are quite a bit more expensive, apart from a couple of items.