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by Geoff Allam
Thu May 16, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1.5 open headlights too covered
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Canada

Re: S1.5 open headlights too covered

It would be well worth your time to call Chuck at monocoque metalworks and get some advice. I believe that his kit for the 1.5 is installable with pop rivets if your car does not need repainting otherwise. He is quite approachable and provides excellent customer support.
by Geoff Allam
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bonnet Gap
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Canada

Re: Bonnet Gap

As the op of the thread in question I can second Bill’s comment. Thanks to his advice I was able to correct the problem without resorting to an expensive set of new modified hinges or the difficult task of welding extra material to the rear of the bonnet.
by Geoff Allam
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Body panel options
Replies: 21
Views: 813
Canada

Re: Body panel options

It will save you money in the long run. If you are contemplating ordering from MM many of Chuck’s panels are not readily available from other sources and the ones that compete with the commonly available ones are very competitive if not cheaper. I would suggest going through his catalogue carefully ...
by Geoff Allam
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: B-pillar mystery plate?
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Canada

Re: B-pillar mystery plate?

Agreed. It is easy to fabricate and you have to expect that there was a reason for it. An unnecessary piece on 72000 cars adds up so it must have been deemed usefull. Maybe it was just the amount of weight needed to get the 50:50 weight distribution :)
by Geoff Allam
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: B-pillar mystery plate?
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Canada

Re: B-pillar mystery plate?

I just checked the mm website. You were probably looking at this picture.
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I agree. Itlooks like the piece has been left out so it is likely not absolutely necessary. I did find it convenient though so it is up to you.
by Geoff Allam
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: B-pillar mystery plate?
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Canada

Re: B-pillar mystery plate?

Yes it is a funny little piece. In my restoration i used it to help position the new inner sill. With the car upside down the sill butts up to that panel and to the panel behind the shut face. It was a convenient piece to use to pull the sill in tightly with sheet metal screws into it and the panel ...
by Geoff Allam
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Body panel options
Replies: 21
Views: 813
Canada

Re: Body panel options

The unpainted sill very closely resembles the sills I bought from Monocoque Metalworks. I have no affiliation. They are pretty much exact in all dimensions and were extremely easy to fit. To modify an incorrect sill to have the correct bend radius and overall curve would be difficult as they are 18 ...
by Geoff Allam
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Body panel options
Replies: 21
Views: 813
Canada

Re: Body panel options

Richard, I just finished replacing the floors,inner and outer sills, lower front bulkhead and lower rear wings on a 1967 ots. Floors were Robey panels and came in 2 halves to spotweld down the centre. These fit perfectly. Inner sills were also Robey and fit perfectly. Outer sills were from Monocoque...
by Geoff Allam
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Stripped Exhaust flange thread. Can it be repaired with a Helicoil?
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Canada

Re: Stripped Exhaust flange thread. Can it be repaired with a Helicoil?

If that hole is already oversize my choice of repair would be to apply a layer of braze 360 degrees insode the hole then redrill and tap it to the original size.
by Geoff Allam
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cant rail chrome retaining clips
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Canada

Re: Cant rail chrome retaining clips

On my 1964 fhc the chrome is held on by friction fit and no clips are visible. I have never had the cantrails off so I can’t say definitely but my GUESS would be that your clip is somehow involved in holding the cantrail in position. Sorry I can’t be of more help.
by Geoff Allam
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 bonnet measurement.
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Canada

Re: Series 1 bonnet measurement.

It is a 1967 series one ots bonnet centre section.
by Geoff Allam
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 bonnet measurement.
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Canada

Series 1 bonnet measurement.

Hi. I have posted this question on the Jag Lovers forum but have not had any luck yet. It pretty much requires that someone has an accessable bonnet centre section so it is kind of limiting. Both my centre section and underpan have been modified at the corners of the mouth due to a long ago accident...
by Geoff Allam
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi everyone I’m the new owner of an e type
Replies: 34
Views: 1507
Canada

Re: Hi everyone I’m the new owner of an e type

I can’t really help you with the value as I am located in Canada and am not that familiar with UK prices other than the impression that they are much higher than on my side of the pond especially for original rhd cars. Interestingly I also have a 1964 rhd fhc. Unfortunately I was made much earlier- ...
by Geoff Allam
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi everyone I’m the new owner of an e type
Replies: 34
Views: 1507
Canada

Re: Hi everyone I’m the new owner of an e type

I assume when you say save money you are talking about getting the best price for the car. Someone will buy this car in a heartbeat if it is complete and priced realistically. Your best route requires some space in which to display it and a bit of effort in setting it up. No point in sandblasting. J...
by Geoff Allam
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thought and Contemplation
Replies: 49
Views: 2740
Canada

Re: Thought and Contemplation

Yes. Even in Canada with our huge landmass there is a modern push by city administrators for “densification”. The theory supposedly is that it is somehow “green”. More density = less cost for infrastructure, less land taken out of agricultural use, and MORE TAX REVENUE PER UNIT OF AREA. Unfortunatel...
by Geoff Allam
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 & 420G similarity
Replies: 32
Views: 1630
Canada

Re: S1 & 420G similarity

There will be lots of small fittings on the Mk 10 that will be suitable for your e type so hang on to it till you are finished. Bolts in-particular will be usefull ifyou are interested in originality. There will also be things like grommets, electrical fittings wires fuse boxes that may fit. Even th...
by Geoff Allam
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Triple SU building tutorial
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Canada

Re: Triple SU building tutorial

They are pretty simple devices to work on. I would suggest that you research exactly how they work first so that you understand the logic in their construction. Only other tip I have is to rebuild them one at a time so that you have a reference for reassembling them. Be very carefull that you do not...
by Geoff Allam
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thought and Contemplation
Replies: 49
Views: 2740
Canada

Re: Thought and Contemplation

Bought my first one at 35. I am 65 now and in the middle of restoring it. My son and daughter are now in their mid 30’s and are Jaguar people also but are really more interested in the new ones.
by Geoff Allam
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"
Replies: 24
Views: 1674
Canada

Re: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"

Back when most cars had belt driven fans that was a high risk behaviour for a cat. It was a very common thing for cats to crawl up behind the radiator in the winter to find a nice warm spot after a car was parked. We would always bang on the hood (bonnet) before getting in the vehicle to start it in...
by Geoff Allam
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member from Ontario Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Canada

Re: New Member from Ontario Canada

Hi Mike. Welcome to the forum. Always nice to see another fellow Canuck. Must admit I also snuck a look at some of the other photos. As a prarie resident I have always been jealous of the Ontario lake country. Unfortunately our lakes are not nearly as picturesque.