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by Simon P
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Engine chugs when power is taken off
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Great Britain

Re: Engine chugs when power is taken off

There's a similar story years ago about a lady complaining to the garage that her Morris Minor was running rough. The car went in and out several times but the garage couldn't detect any problem. Eventually when she came back yet again they suggested she drive one of their mechanics and see if she c...
by Simon P
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thought and Contemplation
Replies: 49
Views: 1581
Great Britain

Re: Thought and Contemplation

You're forgetting that we're British. We're born with a unique ability to get all nostalgic about things we're too young to have experienced or which never actually existed.....

:wink:
by Simon P
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thought and Contemplation
Replies: 49
Views: 1581
Great Britain

Re: Thought and Contemplation

Not sure it quite works like that. There are plenty of cars from the '20s and '30s that are still very collectible and still command very high prices (and only yesterday I received a Bonhams catalogue with a very nice Stutz Bearcat in it). Presumably not everyone buying these is a 110-year-old who l...
by Simon P
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thought and Contemplation
Replies: 49
Views: 1581
Great Britain

Re: Thought and Contemplation

Any other central (zone 2 anyway!) London owners here? Yes, me! :bigrin: Funnily enough, one's 22 year old daughter, who really can't see what the big deal is about the Old Man's old car, went to a party over Christmas and was slightly horrified to find that the lad who was hosting it had a massive...
by Simon P
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"
Replies: 24
Views: 1069
Great Britain

Re: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"

To be fair, although I don't know him personally, through many years of reading Auto Italia I know of Roberto - he's one of the best current motoring journalists around, a pretty decent racer in his own right, has driven more Italian cars (road, race and rally) than you can shake a stick at, and own...
by Simon P
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: What to do over Christmas
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Great Britain

Re: What to do over Christmas

Jeremy wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:44 pm
Copying a v elegant old Habitat design, examples of which are to be found on eBay for a couple of grand....
You know what they say: old Habitats die hard.....

:bigrin:
by Simon P
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It must be Christmas
Replies: 31
Views: 930
Great Britain

Re: It must be Christmas

And a Merry XKEmas to one and all from me too :thumbsup:

Simon
by Simon P
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Garage Flooring
Replies: 62
Views: 7713
Great Britain

Re: Garage Flooring

Heuer wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:56 pm
Yes, I had an epoxy paint and it was treacherous when wet to the point where I felt it was life threatening.
This is The Good Lord's way of telling you not to take your E-type out in the wet....

:wink:
by Simon P
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Hitch up the caravan and away you go!!
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Great Britain

Re: Hitch up the caravan and away you go!!

If it's for towing it's probably intended to attach to the front of an E-type.....

:bigrin:
by Simon P
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1385
Great Britain

Re: Open Day April 2019

Did someone mention bacon? :bigrin:

David Jones
Richard Hartfall
Steve Hook (mgcjag)
Steve&Jo (TheDampMan)
Jonathan
John (johnetype)
Julian aka cactusman
Jerry Lunt
Jeremy
Stuart Exelby
John and Teresa Fowle
Paul and Sandra (paulsco)
Martin Scherz
Peter Crespin
Simon Pimblett
by Simon P
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Crimbo pressie idea?
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Great Britain

Re: Crimbo pressie idea?

Well if we’re getting picky then the exhaust tail pipe is wrong 😂😂😂😂 it’s a 4.2 one But what other answers would you expect from us lot And is it just me, or does it look somewhat smaller than a real one?.... https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0077/5464/5593/products/DSCF0154_4000x2677.jpg?v=1541603...
by Simon P
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stolen series 2 E type
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Great Britain

Re: Stolen series 2 E type

Gutting :sad:
by Simon P
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 51
Views: 1669
Great Britain

Re: Forum Downtime

Top man. Well done :thumbsup:
by Simon P
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: VIN number
Replies: 42
Views: 1864
Great Britain

Re: VIN number

Ah, but in a sense it is your Vehicle Identification Number number :bigrin:

Then again, for much the same reason people seem to get annoyed with me when I refer to a Football ball. Still, I'm right and they're wrong :wink:
by Simon P
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Newby
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Great Britain

Re: Newby

Heuer wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:09 pm
None of those are really eligible, in the case of the Ford there was no model badge
Ah yes, but absence of evidence is not the same as evidence of absence...... :wink:
by Simon P
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Book - Vintage Jaguar Keyrings
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Great Britain

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: 13
Views: 885
Great Britain

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: 1504
Great Britain

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: 1504
Great Britain

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: 1227
Great Britain

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...