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by Simon P
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: stolen
Replies: 21
Views: 809
Great Britain

Re: stolen

And interestingly, versus the version in Gerry's original post above, the poster on the Art Recovery website has now been amended to state that the reward is for the location and recovery of the vehicle: https://artrecovery.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Theft-Alert-Jaguar.pdf I wonder if we're bein...
by Simon P
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: A visit to Paul Brown’s
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Great Britain

Re: A visit to Paul Brown’s

An S2 FHC in Gunmetal - what could be nicer! :bigrin: :bigrin: :bigrin:
by Simon P
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: stolen
Replies: 21
Views: 809
Great Britain

Re: stolen

Interesting that the reward is being offered for the arrest and conviction of whoever did it - not for the successful recovery of the car itself.
by Simon P
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !
Replies: 25
Views: 594
Great Britain

Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Sounds like a good plan! I'd be up for this :bigrin:
by Simon P
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 34
Views: 698
Great Britain

Re: Merry Christmas

Happy Christmas!

:bigrin:
by Simon P
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Nearly new to Jaguars
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Great Britain

Re: Nearly new to Jaguars

Very nice. I saw your car on the stand at Goodwood and remember the original Splined Hub ad, ad you car looked a treat.

Enjoy!
by Simon P
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Gritted roads!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Great Britain

Re: Gritted roads!!!!

Aye. We've got much smarter about protecting our pride & joys' bodywork with waxoyl and the like, but still road salt can strip the finish off a plated part faster than you can say 'Fetch me a bucket and sponge'.

:shock:
by Simon P
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: S1 New Data Plates
Replies: 19
Views: 1145
Great Britain

Re: S1 New Data Plates

Blimey, there's some impressively obsessive attention to detail on that blog!

:yellow:
by Simon P
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Govt. electric car plans - effect on us
Replies: 34
Views: 1350
Great Britain

Re: Govt. electric car plans - effect on us

It's a good point. I seem to remember once being told that every time you see a petrol tanker drive past, it's carrying £30,000 of duty for the government :shock:
by Simon P
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Boy
Replies: 16
Views: 1058
Great Britain

Re: New Boy

My Lancia's been used for several shoots and magazine articles, and was the feature car on 'The World's Biggest Motoring Television Programme'. I've never been paid a penny - the best I've ever had is a refund of any petrol money. Think it must just be the accepted tight-fisted British way of doing ...
by Simon P
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: S2 FHC in the Paintshop
Replies: 25
Views: 1066
Great Britain

Re: S2 FHC in the Paintshop

As wing mirrors were neither standard fitment nor a legal requirement at the time, your E-type will happily pass MOT without them. For obvious reasons, many prefer these days to fit them. Personally my own car doesn't have them and so far I haven't found it a problem - riding a bike in traffic is ex...
by Simon P
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Urgent media query, 1969 E Type
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Great Britain

Re: Urgent media query, 1969 E Type

Yes, you're right, and here's my '69 FHC for comparison: https://s1.postimg.org/6uesigu6gv/M16.jpg Still something not quite right about how they appear on the model though. Maybe it's simply an optical illusion caused by the fact that the solid ends make them stand out more, or maybe they're mounte...
by Simon P
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Urgent media query, 1969 E Type
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Great Britain

Re: Urgent media query, 1969 E Type

Bearing in mind the limitations of 1/24th scale, I'd say that looks pretty good! Aerials were dealer fit rather than factory fit, so there are no hard-and-fast rules on position or type. If it's not too late I'd say you'd be better off leaving it off altogether - as Geoff says what's there at the mo...
by Simon P
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Urgent media query, 1969 E Type
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Great Britain

Re: Urgent media query, 1969 E Type

Ah, ok. I couldn't quite make it out from the angles the car's been photographed from, but in that case if it's a 2+2 the wipers are correct. As for the front number plate I can perhaps do no better than to quote direct from our own forum Knowledge Base: 33. Bonnets have an oblong slot on the under ...
by Simon P
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Urgent media query, 1969 E Type
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Great Britain

Re: Urgent media query, 1969 E Type

It would be far more common for the plate to be of the stick-on variety, attached across the forward part of the bonnet (there's a long history to this which I won't bore you with!). The model itself looks reasonably accurate. As a two-seater it would have had a third windscreen wiper, and the exhau...
by Simon P
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Urgent media query, 1969 E Type
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Great Britain

Re: Urgent media query, 1969 E Type

Series 2 on an 'H' plate - that would indeed make it a 1969 car ('H' plates were issued from August 1969 to July 1970).

Hope this helps. Models of Series 2 cars are quite rare - do you know any more about it?

Simon
by Simon P
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Under-Dash, Cabin Harduras, Carpets - a different way ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1461
Great Britain

Re: Under-Dash, Cabin Harduras, Carpets - a different way ?

Blimey - for 'I call a spade a spade' Rory to give it both barrels is perhaps not that unusual, but for 'Mild mannered superhero' Geoff to snap things must be serious. FWIW, Hugo, mate, read some of what's written and take it on board. You'll notice that I rarely post in the Technical section, altho...
by Simon P
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Good Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 455
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Good Advice

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:bigrin:
by Simon P
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: MWS 15"x5" spoke tightening and leak
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Great Britain

Re: MWS 15"x5" spoke tightening and leak

The service manual has a section on how to adjust and true the wheels after a loose or broken spoke: Wheels & Tyres: https://www.dropbox.com/s/w2k224tjclwfonp/Service%2013%20Wheels%20and%20Tyres.pdf?dl=1 As someone who's trued and rebuilt bicycles wheels, I've just read the section on rebuilding E-...