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by Simon P
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Non-eared Spinners
Replies: 5
Views: 95
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Re: Non-eared Spinners

So although both earless, one is without two ears and the other is without three ears? :bigrin:
by Simon P
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Non-eared Spinners
Replies: 5
Views: 95
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Re: Non-eared Spinners

Grazie! That's kinda what I thought, but (unless I'm reading it wrong) the SNGB website seems to list them as the three-lobed C28684/C28685 throughout.
by Simon P
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Non-eared Spinners
Replies: 5
Views: 95
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Non-eared Spinners

Would anyone happen to know if the S2 non-eared spinners and the non-eared 'Continental' spinners fitted to certain earlier export models are one and the same?

Ta

Simon
by Simon P
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Switch surround
Replies: 1
Views: 54
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Re: Switch surround

Yes, it's just silver paint. Deep breaths, steady hand, fine brush, well thinned paint* - you'll be fine :thumbsup:

(*Tamiya acrylics work well)
by Simon P
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Forum Features
Replies: 32
Views: 2655
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Re: New Forum Features

Ditto - PC and Chrome
by Simon P
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Forum Features
Replies: 32
Views: 2655
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Re: New Forum Features

I cannae see it running Chrome on my PC - a combination which usually opens most things
by Simon P
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Bumper Rubber
Replies: 20
Views: 271
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Re: Rear Bumper Rubber

Gfhug wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:46 pm

Simon, please don't, it wouldn't suit a sensible person like you

Geoff
You could be right - and besides, the owl would play havoc with my Webasto :lol: :lol:
by Simon P
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Bumper Rubber
Replies: 20
Views: 271
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Re: Rear Bumper Rubber

Hi Simon....who is DSJ......what is the book you refer to...Steve Apologies - Denis Jenkinson, most famous perhaps* for looking not unlike Peter Crespin (I believe there's even a photo to that effect somewhere) :bigrin: The book is "Jaguar E-type 3.8 & 4.2 6-cylinder; 5.3 V12" by Osprey Publishing....
by Simon P
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Bumper Rubber
Replies: 20
Views: 271
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Re: Rear Bumper Rubber

Right. As I thought, pp.97 & 98 of DSJ's book show that the treatment shown on the Willow Green car on the Sotheby's link is correct and original. I've looked again at Chris Rooke's book too: you're right and I was confusing myself :bigrin: Chris's are wrong - but not for the reason he thought. He c...
by Simon P
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Bumper Rubber
Replies: 20
Views: 271
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Re: Rear Bumper Rubber

A case of you say potato, I say aubergine then :wink: I'll see if can dig anything else up. As an aside it's interesting to see that the owner of that Willow Green car has addressed the issue of the rear 'trailer board' that seems to offend so may by the simple expedient of painting it satin black :...
by Simon P
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Bumper Rubber
Replies: 20
Views: 271
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Re: Rear Bumper Rubber

'After restoration' don't count :bigrin: - and besides that's an S1 rubber isn't it? There's some useful reference shots on this supposedly* unrestored example - and judging by the way the rear rubber has perished I'm prepared to believe that part at least is what was on the car originally: https://...
by Simon P
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Bumper Rubber
Replies: 20
Views: 271
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Re: Rear Bumper Rubber

You're right - unfortunately I can't link direct to the photos on Angus's site, but if you go to http://www.mossjaguar.com/projects.html and find and open up the original images they come out much bigger and (hopefully) clearer. It's always worth having a browse around that section of Angus's site a...
by Simon P
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Bumper Rubber
Replies: 20
Views: 271
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Re: Rear Bumper Rubber

Just to add that although not quite the ideal angle, these photos of an unrestored S2 2+2 "Arsemodell" ( curious ... :bigrin: ) just posted up on the For Sale section would seem to suggest that the original S2 bumper rubber treatment was the same for the LWB cars as the SWBs: https://www.blocket.se/...
by Simon P
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Bumper Rubber
Replies: 20
Views: 271
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Re: Rear Bumper Rubber

Hi Steve AFAIK, original spec for the S2 FHC and the S2 OTS is for the rubber to be finished off in line with the leading edge. This would make sense as (a) the thicker S2 rubber is not easy to wrap round like the thinner S1 rubber, and (b) there's not enough room between the bumper and the wheel-ar...
by Simon P
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Bumper Rubber
Replies: 20
Views: 271
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Re: Rear Bumper Rubber

They don't fold back under the bumper on an S2 - instead they finish off in line with the bumper's leading edge.
by Simon P
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chrome wires
Replies: 18
Views: 646
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Re: Chrome wires

Funnily enough, it turns out I wasn't in any great hurry to photograph my wheels in their original state, but I have managed to make this crop of one of the wheels as the car was rolled out into daylight for the first time in just over 20 years to serve as the 'before' shot: https://s9.postimg.org/t...
by Simon P
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chrome wires
Replies: 18
Views: 646
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Re: Chrome wires

They can be pretty far gone. I'll see if I can dig out a photo later, but I don't think I've ever seen wheels worse than mine, and certainly I thought they were gonners, but they were professionally restored and here's a close-up of how they ended up: https://s14.postimg.org/nj0h9wckx/20170930_16121...
by Simon P
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chrome wires
Replies: 18
Views: 646
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Re: Chrome wires

Chromes are sooooo last year. Painted is where it's at:


Image


:bigrin:
by Simon P
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Potholes
Replies: 13
Views: 383
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Re: Potholes

Perhaps one of these is required..... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Funny-Gift-Yes-Ive-Paid-Tax-Now-Fix-Pot-Holes-Car-Tax-Disc-Holders-with-Slot/282884338209?hash=item41dd387221:g:yw0AAOxyBLBR8k~t (OK, I know we don't pay road tax on our cars anymore, but what the heck....) :bigrin: :bigrin: :bigrin:
by Simon P
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Potholes
Replies: 13
Views: 383
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Re: Potholes

I drove the A27 from Chichester to Portsmouth on Saturday. Jay-zus - the road surface is delaminating! Got to be amongst the worst I've ever seen - not fun at speed in the wet! :shock: