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by Geoff Allam
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thought and Contemplation
Replies: 49
Views: 2085
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: 1136
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: 399
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: 2085
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: 1342
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: 606
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.
by Geoff Allam
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car
Replies: 24
Views: 1208
Canada

Re: Just Joined the Forum - looking for help on buying a car

https://i.postimg.cc/nVSCCgd3/6716-BEF3-3-F6-F-4392-952-B-D3-DE331-D2-DB6.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/9fPD0fS9/FEF4-AFF5-3061-40-BD-9125-7624-A40877-CE.jpg Hi. Welcome to the forum. I would also cautiom you on buying a stored “rust free” cat. The one you are looking at has spent it’s life in Georgia a...
by Geoff Allam
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi from Botswana
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Canada

Re: Hi from Botswana

Nice looking car. Welcome.
by Geoff Allam
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Newbie intro
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Canada

Re: Newbie intro

Welcome. Sounds like you have a very nice reliable e type
by Geoff Allam
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: High Beam problem
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Canada

Re: High Beam problem

Remove the switch and jumper the wires to check if the problem is in the wiring or in the switch. In both my e types I have had what you describe happen and both times it was a failure in the switch. The switch can be taken apart and repaired quite easily or replacements are available.
by Geoff Allam
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electrics, wiper motor
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Canada

Re: Electrics, wiper motor

Hi John. I have not done it myself but it is almost surely doable as there is a small wiring harness available for sale. I see it periodically on ebay plus have seen it listed in the catalogue of one of the common vendors. Can’t remember which one.
by Geoff Allam
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member - Series 1.5 FHC 1968
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Canada

Re: New Member - Series 1.5 FHC 1968

Welcome Johnny. Beautiful car.
by Geoff Allam
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: And another New Member Saying Hi
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Canada

Re: And another New Member Saying Hi

Hi Welcome to the forum. My 3.8 is a UK right hand drive that somehow ended up out here in the colonies. Bit of a novelty here in Canada.
by Geoff Allam
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Another New Member Saying Hi
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Canada

Re: Another New Member Saying Hi

Welcome to the forum and good luck with your search.
by Geoff Allam
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall
Replies: 14
Views: 1575
Canada

Re: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall

Welcome Peter. Looks like you have all your bases covered with a roadster and a 2+2.
by Geoff Allam
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Jag E Type Series 2. 1970
Replies: 19
Views: 1698
Canada

Re: Jag E Type Series 2. 1970

Welcome. Have you already inspected the car or is it sight unseen? Either way here is hoping it exceeds your expectations. Purchasing an e-type is always exciting
by Geoff Allam
Mon May 21, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Canada

Re: New member

Hello James. Welcome from me as well. Geoff.
by Geoff Allam
Fri May 11, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 4.2 Rear Exhaust without expansion box
Replies: 13
Views: 1183
Canada

Re: S1 4.2 Rear Exhaust without expansion box

Have you considered that while you may like the sound of loud engines the vast majority of the people who inhabit the areas you drive through do not. If you are using your car for track purposes I say go for it, but for the average street driven car the quieter the exhaust note the happier the gener...
by Geoff Allam
Fri May 11, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New to forum
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Canada

Re: New to forum

Welcome to the forum. Beautiful car.
by Geoff Allam
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spam email complaint
Replies: 28
Views: 2099
Canada

Re: Spam email complaint

Joined about a month ago. Absolutely no problems with the site. Now my car is another story!