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by Simon P
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Funny
Replies: 5
Views: 770
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Re: Funny

And the gynaecologists thought the whole thing was one big cock-up from beginning to end

:wink:
by Simon P
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Popping Bulbs
Replies: 2
Views: 384
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Popping Bulbs

Ahhh.... the return of that thing familiar to every E-type owner: light bulbs that blow as soon as you go anywhere near them!

:bigrin:
by Simon P
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Brake fluid bulkhead decal
Replies: 33
Views: 4792
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Re: Brake fluid bulkhead decal

Another happy customer

Image

:thumbsup:
by Simon P
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Gate Automation
Replies: 13
Views: 915
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Re: Gate Automation

We're all making the assumption that 'Alexa' is the eponymous voice control device, and not simply one of the many members of domestic staff required to run David's country pile....

:wink:
by Simon P
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Gate Automation
Replies: 13
Views: 915
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Re: Gate Automation

Heuer wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:20 pm
I motorised my gate recently and did all the work myself. I even have it controlled by Alexa!
Is that wise? Have you not seen the film '2001'?

"Open the pod bay doors please, Alexa"

"I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that...."

:bigrin:
by Simon P
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Brake fluid bulkhead decal
Replies: 33
Views: 4792
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Re: Brake fluid bulkhead decal

Ditto - if you're maybe thinking of printing off another batch?

(I missed this thread first time round :sad: )
by Simon P
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Classic Motoring Magazines.
Replies: 13
Views: 742
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Re: Classic Motoring Magazines.

It's the S2 owner's lot in life :bigrin:

Console yourself with the thought that when those self-same magazines highlight the E-type's shortcomings, most of those were addressed with the introduction of the S2 :wink:
by Simon P
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear view mirror
Replies: 6
Views: 452
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Re: Rear view mirror

As yours is a 1970 FHC it would have definitely had the stick-on mirror attached to the windscreen. The mounting holes were carried over on the header rails even though they were no longer used. They make it possible to retro-fit an S1 mirror to an S2 car if you feel so inclined, and there was a dis...
by Simon P
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cars of the Netflix Crown
Replies: 9
Views: 769
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Re: Cars of the Netflix Crown

I’ve often wondered if all of these ‘props’ sit in a large warehouse somewhere under common ownership or if individual owners make their cars available to the film and TV industry. I imagine that one could place a car on a register ‘available for film and TV work’ @ £XXX per day. Has any one done t...
by Simon P
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: E type full build S1 4.2 Coupe
Replies: 49
Views: 4485
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Re: E type full build S1 4.2 Coupe

Also worth noting that modern F1 cars got rid of springs and shocks (certainly at the front end) and replaced them with torsion bars several years ago. And if it's good enough for a mega-bucks state-of-the-art F1 cars.......

8-)
by Simon P
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Happy Birthday 889504
Replies: 6
Views: 466
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Re: Happy Birthday 889504

Lookin' good!

8-)
by Simon P
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: 1962 E-type exhumed after being bricked up in 1965
Replies: 15
Views: 995
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Re: 1962 E-type exhumed after being bricked up in 1965

Try this YouTube link: Ta muchly Interesting. Hard to say. No doubt the car itself is genuine, but like others I suspect a fair amount of artistic licence has been employed in the story. This was 2004, back in the days before people took photos of everything they ate or everything their cat did, so...
by Simon P
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1962 E-type exhumed after being bricked up in 1965
Replies: 15
Views: 995
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Re: 1962 E-type exhumed after being bricked up in 1965

Not without first agreeing to accept the gift of Cookies from our friends at FB you can't......

:banghead:
by Simon P
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: 1962 E-type exhumed after being bricked up in 1965
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Great Britain

Re: 1962 E-type exhumed after being bricked up in 1965

Is there a version available anywhere for those of us who have so far managed successfully to go through life without handing all of our personal details over to Mr Zuckerberg and his gang? :shrug:
by Simon P
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: C type exhausts
Replies: 6
Views: 444
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Re: C type exhausts

Darren's just recently done it to his - http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php? ... 00#p136582
by Simon P
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear view mirror
Replies: 4
Views: 356
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Re: Rear view mirror

How early? Mine's a May '69 bonnet-spring car and it's fitted with the plastic mirror with the dip switch. The colour is kind of a neutral grey.
by Simon P
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis plate thoughts...
Replies: 10
Views: 618
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Re: Chassis plate thoughts...

I had a similar quandary to you. My S2 was owned by my father virtually from new and I went for a full nut and bolt restoration five or six years ago. My chassis plate was in better shape than yours, nevertheless it was definitely showing signs of having lived a full life and was therefore decidedly...
by Simon P
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Window winders
Replies: 8
Views: 418
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Re: Window winders

malcolm wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:11 pm
Different size doors I guess so maybe they are different in this respect
Yes, isn't it simply that the 2+2 has more 'loft' to the roofline, in turn requiring taller glass, and therefore you ain't ever going to get all that extra glass to retract into the same depth cavity?

Simon
by Simon P
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Driving during lockdown
Replies: 17
Views: 1090
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Re: Driving during lockdown

As a rather sadder reflection on modern society, on Sunday I diverted my bike ride via St Paul's where as th clock struck eleven I stood and observed the silence outside along with others who had gathered to do the same - perhaps no more than a dozen of us in number. A small but, as ever, poignant g...
by Simon P
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Window winders
Replies: 8
Views: 418
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Re: Window winders

It might be a 2+2 thing. On my 1969 FHC they retract flush (unless I choose to leave them partially up of course!)