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by max-it-out
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another Youthful Influencer Review
Replies: 16
Views: 440
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Re: Another Youthful Influencer Review

Great looking car and a wonderful engine sound ...couldn`t think of a nicer place to be on a cold Winter`s day - all that heat from the engine and exhausts - who needs a heater :oops:
by max-it-out
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Up or down, or.....
Replies: 16
Views: 1028
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Re: Up or down, or.....

There seem to be a few fairly cheap US import S2 2+2 cars on offer now . I can`t imagine why anyone would buy these now though - the maths doesn`t add up eg. cost of car £ 25 k , restoration cost 60 k ( average best guess ) , total cost 85 k . Value at auction c. 45 k . I suppose the good thing abou...
by max-it-out
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: new member / dealer and car opinions please
Replies: 24
Views: 1520
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Re: new member / dealer and car opinions please

That S 2 roadster looks quite nice - price seems reasonable * if * the bodywork is in good nick . For ex US cars , you need to factor in the cost of : triple Su conversion , diff. ratio change ( 3.54 to 3.07 ) and RHD conversion . That might be as much as £ 15 k ( done by specialist ) . Then you nee...
by max-it-out
Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HELM Jaguar E Type 300hp Restomod - Review
Replies: 45
Views: 1975
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Re: HELM Jaguar E Type 300hp Restomod - Review

What happens when you get bored of this car and want to sell it in a few years time ? I think you would be lucky to get back half it`s cost ( probably only a dealer would be interested in buying it ).With a really good standard car , possibly with an interesting history , you stand a good chance of ...
by max-it-out
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2217
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Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

I `m doing my bit for global warming - making it worse :doh: . The Jag`s only doing around 18 mpg at the moment :mrgreen:
I don`t see what`s so bad about GW anyway - should save on my Winter heating bills :salute:
by max-it-out
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2217
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Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

Good point , although I think it`s unlikely that classics will be banned from the roads altogether - I think there are too many owners ( and people with influence ) who would object . More likely it would made more difficult and expensive ( higher taxes on petrol )with possibly an annual mileage lim...
by max-it-out
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Tachometer
Replies: 15
Views: 623
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Re: Tachometer

malcolm wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:44 pm
My understanding always was that 4.2=5000rpm, 3.8 5500. That's what my handbooks say as well.
Interested in why they reduced the max revs for the 4.2 - any obvious reason ? :scratchheadyellow:
by max-it-out
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Tachometer
Replies: 15
Views: 623
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Re: Tachometer

cactusman wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:51 pm
3.8's have the red line at 5500....4.2's at 5000 i be!ieve....
Are you sure ? My 1968 4.2 has the red line at 5500 .
by max-it-out
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2217
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Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

Perhaps the ultimate upgrade ( and indignity )for an E would be to convert to electric - only around £ 100 k ( :wow: ) But then what would it be ? Not a proper E-Type , that`s for sure .I can`t understand why anyone would pay huge amounts to convert a classic to electric . If someone wants an electr...
by max-it-out
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Triple carburetors
Replies: 16
Views: 1198
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Re: Triple carburetors

I read somewhere that the Stroms will bolt onto a series 1 inlet manifold meant for SUs . One problem might be that the Stroms seem much wider than the SUs so maybe getting 3 to fit in line could be difficult . I think someone on the US forum has done this .If it were possible it would be a lot chea...
by max-it-out
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: anti theft devices
Replies: 10
Views: 852
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Re: anti theft devices

Take a wheel off ...makes it very difficult to shift then :scratchheadyellow:
by max-it-out
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ebony and Ivory....
Replies: 5
Views: 653
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Re: Ebony and Ivory....

Lovely cars , but when comparing the E and the F , the obvious comment might be " who ate all the pies " :bigrin:
by max-it-out
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refubrishing series I seats
Replies: 14
Views: 1090
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Re: Refubrishing series I seats

The leather on my seats , and particularly the gear lever bit ,had gone hard . I tried the cheap baby oil from the supermarket . Repeated applications over a couple of months have transformed the condition - it`s now super soft and pliable - amazing and cost next to nothing . :salute:
by max-it-out
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: pre-programmed curves on 123 ignition - help please?
Replies: 113
Views: 7155
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Re: pre-programmed curves on 123 ignition - help please?

Would it be right to say that maximum vacuum in the manifold should be at fairly high RPM when the throttle is closed . eg. take your foot off the pedal at 60 in 3 rd gear . Minimum vac would be the opposite , ie. wide open throttle at low RPM . Just guessing now , but maybe 70 mph in 4 th would be ...
by max-it-out
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2217
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Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

Nicely done , except for the interior , which just looks odd ( what was wrong with the original ? ). Easy to see how it could cost at least £ 300 k for all the time spent on it @ £ 60-70 / hr .
Overall , for the same price you could have a nice series 1 E plus an Aston DB 11 for the same money .
by max-it-out
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Manual Box with 2.88 Rear Axle
Replies: 11
Views: 893
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Re: Manual Box with 2.88 Rear Axle

I`m currently in the process of changing from 3.54 and wondering whether to go for 3.07 or 2.88 . I have 205 / 70 tyres , so they are actually a bit smaller than the original spec ( c. 3 % ). I just looked at the data for the early 3.8 cars , and the revs at 70 mph are quite similar to my car with a...
by max-it-out
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vacuum source for 123Tuneplus - ported/manifold
Replies: 7
Views: 432
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Re: Vacuum source for 123Tuneplus - ported/manifold

It`s quite easy to remove the secondary throttle plates and spindles completely and block off the ends to stop air getting in .Makes a huge difference to the driveability .
by max-it-out
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Does glass flow
Replies: 8
Views: 634
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Re: Does glass flow

Same thing happens with stone flags used for roofing , after a century ( or two ) when the roof is re-done , the flags have " bent " to follow any sags or dips .
by max-it-out
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help with ignition timing
Replies: 5
Views: 556
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Re: Help with ignition timing

Interested in the non-standard exhaust manifold . Was it expensive ? Will it improve performance ? Thanks .
by max-it-out
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Webers or Fuel Injection
Replies: 25
Views: 2484
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Re: Webers or Fuel Injection

The carb needles are made of quite a soft metal ( looks like brass ) so you need to be careful when using sandpaper that you don`t thin them too much - once its gone , it can`t be put back on :mrgreen: I discovered my Strombergs were probably from a TR6 and the needles ( B1AF ) gave too lean a mixtu...