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by Simon P
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Reproduction Steering Wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 173
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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: 828
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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!

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by Simon P
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: I learn something new every day!
Replies: 5
Views: 294
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Re: I learn something new every day!

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

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by Simon P
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: tyre pressure
Replies: 12
Views: 828
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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: 226
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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: 496
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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: 149
Views: 9251
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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.....

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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: 149
Views: 9251
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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?
by Simon P
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any HENLYS experts?
Replies: 9
Views: 402
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Re: Any HENLYS experts?

Gfhug wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:56 am
Simon P wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:44 am
(the new registration letter being quite a big deal back in those days).
Not that they are anymore? :wink:
Couldn't even tell you what the latest letter (ok numbers) is anymore, nor when the changeover points are in the year!
by Simon P
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any HENLYS experts?
Replies: 9
Views: 402
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Re: Any HENLYS experts?

Mine follows a similar'ish pattern (albeit in 1969). Built in early May, dispatched to Henlys Hereford in early June, registered/delivered at the start of August. My guess is that August being the changeover month for new registration letters, dealers and owners preferred to hang on 'til August so t...
by Simon P
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: E-type illustrations - colour help
Replies: 18
Views: 536
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Re: E-type illustrations - colour help

Looks good to me. I'd be interested in a Grey one (and possibly a Red one too).

Simon
by Simon P
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Wappenbury Hall
Replies: 12
Views: 1885
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Re: Wappenbury Hall

Congratulations! Good to know it's found a new home

Simon
by Simon P
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall
Replies: 14
Views: 651
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Re: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall

SEJohnson95 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:10 am
Many thanks, Peter. I will be finding out my results very soon so I will let you all know!
Perhaps we should organise a sweepstake....

:wink:
by Simon P
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Time for a divorce?
Replies: 9
Views: 740
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Re: Time for a divorce?

Reminds me of the last time I read any practical car-related advice in the papers.....


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by Simon P
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Bumper Rubber
Replies: 22
Views: 817
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Re: Rear Bumper Rubber

Still makes me smile, that one :bigrin: :bigrin: :bigrin:
by Simon P
Tue May 22, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Webasto sun roof
Replies: 3
Views: 295
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Re: Webasto sun roof

Try here - although note that they are sadly now beginning to wind down operations (and stock):

http://www.tudorwebastosunroofs.com/
by Simon P
Mon May 21, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal Jaguar?
Replies: 28
Views: 1451
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Re: Royal Jaguar?

Imagine how good that car would be if they dropped an in-line six-cylinder in the nose....

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by Simon P
Thu May 10, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: New MOT rules
Replies: 13
Views: 659
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Re: New MOT rules

Fill up with this stuff when you present for MOT:

https://www.morrislubricants.co.uk/prod ... g-oil.html

Environmental concerns about dropping oil taken care of (smells lovely too)!

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by Simon P
Thu May 03, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Inertia seat belts
Replies: 10
Views: 431
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Re: Inertia seat belts

Gfhug wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 7:27 am
Being skinny
'Svelte', surely...

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