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by Simon P
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OBL = $565k
Replies: 23
Views: 659
Great Britain

Re: OBL = $565k

However, we could never bill for every hour we put in. 4 hours to adjust a door? Could be more! Yes, but experienced professionals like you also only need to order a part in once. My experience of ever trying to do anything myself is as follows: 1st Order - Realise that I've ordered the wrong part ...
by Simon P
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OBL = $565k
Replies: 23
Views: 659
Great Britain

Re: OBL = $565k

By the way, this is the abridged version of my hours: https://www.butlinclassiccars.co.uk/index.php/10

In terms of the main 'grunt' I would think fairly representative of all the hours needing to be spent sorting out the bodyshell before work on the oily bits and shiny stuff can get underway.
by Simon P
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OBL = $565k
Replies: 23
Views: 659
Great Britain

Re: OBL = $565k

Thanks, Richard And as Geoff rightly says, we've seen for ourselves and enjoyed following the exceptional results that those hours of yours have produced. Highlighting your restoration also makes me realise we should also factor in the fact that the home restorer will also spend additional hours bec...
by Simon P
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OBL = $565k
Replies: 23
Views: 659
Great Britain

Re: OBL = $565k

sourcing original parts? As in spinners, bumper seals, bottle caps, mirror stems and key fob? :bigrin: Point taken on the bonnet though. I think in general my point is that whilst the costs of a full-blown professional restoration will vary greatly - driven by the hourly labour rate - the actual nu...
by Simon P
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: OBL = $565k
Replies: 23
Views: 659
Great Britain

Re: OBL = $565k

Overriders look a bit on the wonky side? Out of interest, we see a number of these cars advertised as 'subject to a blah-blah-blah number of hours' restorations. I'd be interested to know what other people's experiences of professional restorations are, and maybe Angus's too as he obviously has to k...
by Simon P
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Today’s drive
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Great Britain

Re: Today’s drive

Excellent! And there are those who would have it that we should scrap all cars and build and buy new ones once they reach 10 years old or pass 70'ish thousand miles.....

:roll:
by Simon P
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Quick release steering wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Great Britain

Re: Quick release steering wheel

Are you mad?! What use could any E-type owner ever possibly have for a quick relea.......

Oh hang on. We've been here before, haven't we? :bigrin:

:policeblue:
by Simon P
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: parts questions
Replies: 11
Views: 743
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Re: parts questions

Dzjee…… That's a serious Ducati collection you've got there :yellow: :yellow: :yellow:
by Simon P
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Acoustic Cameras
Replies: 28
Views: 1561
Great Britain

Re: Acoustic Cameras

Actually, scrub that: the noise that really gets on my t*ts and wakes me up at stupid o'clock every morning is the Song Thrush that insists on perching on top of the willow tree and announcing its presence to the world. Honestly the bird song (and fox cries) round my part of the world is so bad that...
by Simon P
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Acoustic Cameras
Replies: 28
Views: 1561
Great Britain

Re: Acoustic Cameras

Will the new technology also apply to the Police helicopter that regularly overflies my house at low-level at four in the morning and wakes everyone up?

:roll:
by Simon P
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Norman Dewis
Replies: 12
Views: 1005
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Re: RIP Norman Dewis

Very sad to hear. RIP.
by Simon P
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Acoustic Cameras
Replies: 28
Views: 1561
Great Britain

Re: Acoustic Cameras

I'm reminded of the scene* in Basic Instinct: "What are you going to do? Arrest me for smoking?" So presumably having gathered the recorded data they're then going to do what with it.... charge you with the hitherto little-known offence of 'driving a bit too loudly'? :roll: Fear not though - history...
by Simon P
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Palnut on steering column
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Great Britain

Re: Palnut on steering column

Another word to add to the lexicon! This must be my lucky week. Only yesterday a mate of mine was telling me he was having to lay off riding his bike for a while after having damaged his flagina....

:bigrin:
by Simon P
Mon May 27, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: 1st sprint in E
Replies: 10
Views: 730
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Re: 1st sprint in E

:dance: :dance: :dance:
:drinkingcheers:
:yellow:
:bigrin:
by Simon P
Fri May 24, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Member Banned from forum
Replies: 16
Views: 1466
Great Britain

Re: Member Banned from forum

This is so unfair: I've been trying for years to get banned! :bigrin:
by Simon P
Mon May 20, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick Release Steering Wheel
Replies: 82
Views: 6093
Great Britain

Re: Quick Release Steering Wheel

Wheels can be immensely strong and resilient - but only in respect of forces applied in the direction for which the particular wheel was designed.....


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(That's a carbon fibre wheel, by the way)
by Simon P
Mon May 20, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Chocks Away !
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Great Britain

Re: Chocks Away !

Great photos! Looks like you had a superb time (hard not to really! :bigrin: ): there's something about Spitfires and E-types that definitely makes them belong together.

(PS Geoff: good Spitfire knowledge! 8-) )
by Simon P
Thu May 09, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: JLR to be sold?
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Great Britain

Re: JLR to be sold?

Eeek! It's bad enough that they already lump all the Jaguars and Land Rovers together in the Goodwood Revival car park. Don't tell me we're now going to have to muck in with all the Peugeots and Citroens as well.....

:shock:
by Simon P
Fri May 03, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bullet dent
Replies: 16
Views: 871
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Re: Bullet dent

:yeahthat:
by Simon P
Fri May 03, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bullet dent
Replies: 16
Views: 871
Great Britain

Re: Bullet dent

I saw yours when it was under restoration. Always made me smile.

:bigrin: