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by Simon P
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Book - Vintage Jaguar Keyrings
Replies: 1
Views: 148
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Re: New Book - Vintage Jaguar Keyrings

A work of art!

:yellow:
by Simon P
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Newby
Replies: 6
Views: 141
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Re: Newby

Trivia: The Factory put the E-Type badge above the Jaguar one and as a result it has become one of the few cars in history known first by the model name with the manufacturers name as a suffix; it will always be an "E-Type Jaguar". Closely pipped to be first to claim that honour by the Model T Ford...
by Simon P
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: London Auction
Replies: 21
Views: 959
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Re: London Auction

Indeed. See here: https://www.pistonheads.com/news/general-pistonheads/jd-classics-enters-administration/38743 Whilst it's clear what shenanigans led up to it, you've got to feel sorry for all the undoubted fine race and restoration specialists who work there and who currently face great uncertainty...
by Simon P
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: London Auction
Replies: 21
Views: 959
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Re: London Auction

Positioned strangely close to the Bonhams Goodwood Revival auction. Might that have been a factor?
by Simon P
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door mirrors
Replies: 26
Views: 664
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Re: Door mirrors

Also bear in mind that, as a car driver, the "life" the life-saver saves might not necessarily be your own..... I don't know of any cars whose mirror coverage is immune from blind-spots. Even my bang-up-to-date family car with huge great elephant-ear door mirrors recognises this fact with visual and...
by Simon P
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door mirrors
Replies: 26
Views: 664
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Re: Door mirrors

Please, please, be careful. If you want an example of how it should be done.....watch ANY global coverage of ANY type of racing. With camera's mounted everywhere inside the car, if you watch carefully, you will notice the driver constantly moving his eyes in an effort to stay completely aware of al...
by Simon P
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door mirrors
Replies: 26
Views: 664
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Re: Door mirrors

JJC wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:57 pm
Turning your head to look back to see if a lane is clear is dangerous.
Except that you have to turn your head anyway to check the inevitable dangerous blind spot left by the mirrors. Known in biker circles as a 'lifesaver' check - and with good reason....
by Simon P
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Series 1 cam cover nearside
Replies: 31
Views: 971
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Re: Series 1 cam cover nearside

At the risk of confusing things even further we could describe it’s position in the way it is referenced in current automotive design & engineering CAD geometry terms... X Y & Z coordinates! X - length, Y - width, Z - height. With Y0 being the centre of a vehicle, -Y is ‘near side or left and +Y is...
by Simon P
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Electric E-type from Jaguar
Replies: 28
Views: 752
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Re: Electric E-type from Jaguar

If Fisher Price made E-types.....

:wink:
by Simon P
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: H&H Auction Quad Headlamp Car
Replies: 9
Views: 526
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Re: H&H Auction Quad Headlamp Car

I believe there were only two such bonnets made to order (the two customers were related) According to the auctioneer's site, I see that the original owner of this particular car was the Earl of Cawdor. How splendidly Macbethian. Presumably the other bonnet was therefore made for the Thane of Glami...
by Simon P
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mike Hawthorn Le Mans Film
Replies: 12
Views: 565
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Re: Mike Hawthorn Le Mans Film

Maybe he was thinking to himself "60 years from now this will drive them nuts"..... :bigrin:
by Simon P
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Reproduction Steering Wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 282
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Re: Reproduction Steering Wheels

More interesting info: " the upper edge of the right and left spokes on original wheels are not completely horizontal and this was a Jaguar design to counteract the illusion created by the tapering spokes and the need for the upper spokes to appear horizontal giving the symmetrical ‘T’ configuration...
by Simon P
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: tyre pressure
Replies: 12
Views: 991
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Re: tyre pressure

I'm struggling to get my head round how you get out at 125mph and pump in those extra 8psi ready for the onward charge to the vehicle's maximum!

:bigrin:
by Simon P
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: I learn something new every day!
Replies: 5
Views: 405
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Re: I learn something new every day!

Think you might have just discovered the first ever example of an 'Advertorial'

:bigrin:
by Simon P
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: tyre pressure
Replies: 12
Views: 991
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Re: tyre pressure

Agreed. I've got Aquajets on my S2 and 32 all round seems the best setting. I've tried higher but it doesn't seem to suit the car as well - can't imagine what it would be like at 40 all round therefore!
by Simon P
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Current values
Replies: 8
Views: 349
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Re: Current values

I was at a Brooklands auction about two years ago when a near concours (there's always room for improvement in my book :wink: ) Series 2 OTS sold for £125k - if that helps give some indication? E-types do seem to have an extraordinarily wide spread of prices - even within the various 'subsets'. Howe...
by Simon P
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: I got to wear a funny hat
Replies: 21
Views: 790
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Re: I got to wear a funny hat

Congratulations! :yellow:

Whatever E-type you eventually end up getting for yourself, it'll need a Webasto to accommodate your headgear :wink:
by Simon P
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 158
Views: 10447
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Lost Horizon wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:16 pm
Good eye tho..
That's what the Forum's here for. It's a bit like having a full time analogue ECU.....

:bigrin:
by Simon P
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 158
Views: 10447
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Oil pressure's a touch on the high side, isn't it?