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by MikeMilton
Wed May 01, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: CHASSIS PLATE LOCATION
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Canada

Re: CHASSIS PLATE LOCATION

1969 Series 2 4.2 RHD FHC 2+2 - the chassis plate was removed during restoration and subsequently lost. I can get a replacement from SNG but there are several sizes and designs. Which plate size ( and the details that need to be reflected on the plate) is appropriate for this model and where is it ...
by MikeMilton
Wed May 01, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Longest owned ... just a bit fun
Replies: 25
Views: 4006
Canada

Re: Longest owned ... just a bit fun

I drove my 1970 (built 1969) E home Aug 15th, 1975 and have owned it since then. It is now in the process of being completely restored. I have a target of driving it home again Aug 2020 for a 45th-year celebration of my relationship with the car.
by MikeMilton
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Insulation on exhaust hoses
Replies: 22
Views: 918
Canada

Re: Insulation on exhaust hoses

No one can be sure if the fire had started anyway. But remember the pipes are hotter if they are wrapped. And the wrap soak up the oil. Its like a flambeau( correct word?) My engine was not what I call hot when this happened either. I was idling in a traffic jam for while when this happened. This i...
by MikeMilton
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Insulation on exhaust hoses
Replies: 22
Views: 918
Canada

Re: Insulation on exhaust hoses

An alternative that might be worth exploring is a ceramic coating. In addition to excellent heat blocking, this can be quite attractive.
by MikeMilton
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Air Conditioning/Engine Heat in Cabin
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Canada

Re: Air Conditioning/Engine Heat in Cabin

In addition to the great advice above, there are some other products you might consider. (I have no financial interest in these products) We will be using Lizardskin http://m.lizardskin.com/car-ceramic-insulation.html in the footwells in a bare-metal restoration that is currently underway. We are al...
by MikeMilton
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dodgy coil?
Replies: 21
Views: 871
Canada

Re: Dodgy coil?

FWIW (likely not much) 123ignition make specific coil recommendations. http://www.123ignition.nl/page.phtml?id=19# see the entry under technical questions. It will be a (long) while, but my car will be fitted with the BT version of the 123 ignition + bosch red coil and I will eventually report back ...
by MikeMilton
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: The dreaded colour topic
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Canada

Re: The dreaded colour topic

... What I’m really agonising over is whether or not I’m blowing it by going to such great lengths only to paint the car in a colour that wasn’t in the brochure that year. ... Do what you want. If you want to win concours, use an appropriate paint colour. Otherwise, paint and build the car you want...
by MikeMilton
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Protecting bonnet louver paint
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Canada

Re: Protecting bonnet louver paint

Just to add some empirical data, here are some measurements from a specific coating" "A FEW TEMPERATURE READINGS, TAKEN AT DAYTONA MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Below are the test parameters and results using both Jet-Hot Coatings® coated and uncoated headers: (10 Laps; the same engine and car with identical head...
by MikeMilton
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Protecting bonnet louver paint
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Canada

Re: Protecting bonnet louver paint

The subject of ceramic coatings has been covered many times on various club forums. I've yet to see a conclusion that they live up to their claims but good luck. Tim Yes... There will be as many stories as there are providers and customer expectation, and the specifics of the application will matte...
by MikeMilton
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Protecting bonnet louver paint
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Canada

Re: Protecting bonnet louver paint

I've ordered the classicfabs longtube headers and will be installing them towards the end of an ongoing restoration. My plan (only time will tell if it is successful) is to use ceramic coating as a way to manage heat. Providers make claims such as: "Our base ceramic coating will reduce surface tempe...
by MikeMilton
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi everyone I’m the new owner of an e type
Replies: 34
Views: 1513
Canada

Re: Hi everyone I’m the new owner of an e type

Congratulations What a nice tribute it would be to finish what he had hoped to do. I also have a Series 1 (1962 OTS flat floor) that is complete but in bits that I've been storing since 1980. My 1969 FHC is presently undergoing a complete restoration so the 61 might be next, or it might end up, like...
by MikeMilton
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member from Ontario Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Canada

Re: New Member from Ontario Canada

Keith, We should definitely make some time to get together. If you are an OJOA member, perhaps we could drive over there one month for their evening meeting. I rejoined after decades recently (mostly looking to see if I could locate old friends). Not much luck with that, but there is another ex-OJOA...
by MikeMilton
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member from Ontario Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Canada

Re: New Member from Ontario Canada

Hi, Keith Wow - that is a lot of work showing in those pictures. Alexander Plestid (in the picture above) is doing my restoration. The work I've seen of his is nothing short of spectacular. I DO have a next-in-line for work, this 1962 OTS sitting in front of the FHC in my drive from the late 1970s h...
by MikeMilton
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member from Ontario Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Canada

Re: New Member from Ontario Canada

This was shot recently as we loaded it up to go to the restoration shop.
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by MikeMilton
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member from Ontario Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Canada

Re: New Member from Ontario Canada

Thanks for the welcome! I switched my avatar to a pick of my FHC on the day I bought it. It is much nicer looking than I am and will soon be restored to its prime condition (which I won't)

Cheers,
by MikeMilton
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member from Ontario Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Canada

New Member from Ontario Canada

Hi, All

I a long time owner of E-Types who has just set out on a restoration adventure for my 1971 2-seater coupe. It has been patiently waiting since being parked in 1979, but its time has finally arrived.

Here is a shot from the day it arrived home:
at flickr: https://flic.kr/p/xRL55

Mike