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by 265bhp
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Triplex headlamp covers.
Replies: 2
Views: 126
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Re: Triplex headlamp covers.

Hi

Likely to be pin marks from the mechanism that gripped and held them during the toughening process....not seen on modern glass so much if at all as the toughening process can be done differently

Jonathan
by 265bhp
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dark grey leather interior
Replies: 0
Views: 63
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Dark grey leather interior

Evening all

Do any of you people own an E Type with a Vaumol Connolly Dark Grey interior..?...I am considering it for my car and wondered what the original combination of the various materials looked like

Many thanks
Jonathan
by 265bhp
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi from Botswana
Replies: 6
Views: 218
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Re: Hi from Botswana

Hi and welcome....

What’s your name.?
Pictures please..!

Best
Jonathan
by 265bhp
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: What sort of gap?
Replies: 10
Views: 353
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Re: What sort of gap?

Hi Andy Are you able to adjust the metalwork at this stage...or is it too late...?...the rear upper crease and the top of the door panel should both line up with the same features of the front of the rear wing...whilst the crease is a fix, the top of the door skin can be stretched and eased a little...
by 265bhp
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: ‘68 2+2 Re-trim
Replies: 11
Views: 977
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Re: ‘68 2+2 Re-trim

They look great..!
Jonathan
by 265bhp
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 51
Views: 1154
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Re: Forum Downtime

many thanks David

being without my daily catch up of all matters E Type was really peculiar...like something's missing in life....
by 265bhp
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Be kind please look to story behind article
Replies: 17
Views: 677
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Re: Be kind please look to story behind article

Hello Andrew Thank you for sharing this,...it must have been tough to write... Am now looking forward to my regular copy of the magazine more than ever Restorations should always be for the owner as it’s your car...I hope it lived up to all your expectations and that you and your family can enjoy it...
by 265bhp
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 59
Views: 3437
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Re: Built by Many

Barry There’s nothing implied in my post about the approach and service from SNG, they are often at the mercy of their suppliers...there are enough threads to that effect already on the forum My point is the principle that refurbishment keeps more of the car, and someone like Edd is definately capab...
by 265bhp
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 59
Views: 3437
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Re: Built by Many

Completely agree on the replace versus refurbish approach...simply replacing is missing the point....

Good luck with restoring...it’s worth it....oh and the old parts fit better too... 8-)

All the best
Jonathan
by 265bhp
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Opalescent golden dream
Replies: 15
Views: 807
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Re: Opalescent golden dream

Welcome Chris
Hope you get to keep the interior, that would be a great result..!
Best
Jonathan
by 265bhp
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: S1 Instrument pannel
Replies: 5
Views: 474
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Re: S1 Instrument pannel

Exactly my point about buying original.....surely if it’s just damaged threads then buy a tap and die type set....I have bought all mine second hand on eBay...all been worthwhile

HTH

Jonathan
by 265bhp
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: S1 Instrument pannel
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Great Britain

Re: S1 Instrument pannel

Have you not tried ebay...?
Often some for sale

Best
Jonathan
by 265bhp
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Getting Closer
Replies: 6
Views: 527
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Re: Getting Closer

Fabulous... :bouncyyellow:
by 265bhp
Mon May 21, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 160
Views: 11794
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Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Gorgeous....you must ( and should ) be very proud and happy.... :salute:
Jonathan
by 265bhp
Sat May 19, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front frames
Replies: 7
Views: 788
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Re: Front frames

Hi Pierre
Am pretty certain Barratt only supply the Robey frames
by 265bhp
Thu May 17, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front frames
Replies: 7
Views: 788
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Re: Front frames

Hi Pierre
Call Hutsons... they are agents for the best ones...yes .....more expensive be than Robey’s, but beautifully made.....
Best
Jonathan
by 265bhp
Thu May 10, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electroplating kits - any good?
Replies: 8
Views: 728
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Re: Electroplating kits - any good?

+1 for Gateros....all my components have been nickel plated....I have used combinations of diluted hydrochloride acid but often just grit blasting to ensure everything is properly clean

Jonathan
by 265bhp
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cylinder head dowel stud
Replies: 7
Views: 489
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Re: Cylinder head dowel stud

265bhp wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:40 pm
Mark
I wasn’t clear enough...the enlarge end was not only too big to fit into the short recess in the block but also too large for the head to slide over it....so I ended up reusing the original stud....
Best
Jonathan
by 265bhp
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cylinder head dowel stud
Replies: 7
Views: 489
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Re: Cylinder head dowel stud

Mark
I wasn’t clear enough...the enlarge end was not only too big to fit into the short recess in the block but also too large for the head to slide over it....
Best
Jonathan
by 265bhp
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cylinder head dowel stud
Replies: 7
Views: 489
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Re: Cylinder head dowel stud

Hi Mark
The special dowel stud is to locate the block..assuming you order a proper one ....check it’s fit as the ones from SNG were too big...!...this also happened to another forum member......
Jonathan