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by Durango2k
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: E Type equals what other classic
Replies: 28
Views: 912
Germany

Re: E Type equals what other classic

Maybe the question needs to be changed: „ I have a budget of 60.000. Which classic should I buy, and why should it be an E-Type“? On that point I can add that the french where far ahead and are still not ultra - expensive so thats what I love. I mean if you see the technology you get in a DS of whic...
by Durango2k
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E Type equals what other classic
Replies: 28
Views: 912
Germany

Re: E Type equals what other classic

I am a Citroen Fan, so I love their Maserati Co- masterpiece. But the shape of the E-Type always fascinated me ever - since, so I had to get one.

Carsten
by Durango2k
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Adjusting piston rings??
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Germany

Re: Adjusting piston rings??

Well, in the old days, you could buy a size, and without drilling the cylinder it would have been too large, or its gap too small. You‘d then use a file to make it fit. Nowadays, new cylinder diameter, new piston means a fitting diameter from scratch. Be sure to get the orientation correct, 120 deg ...
by Durango2k
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This does not feel right
Replies: 21
Views: 936
Germany

Re: This does not feel right

Is it this car ?



Carsten
by Durango2k
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This does not feel right
Replies: 21
Views: 936
Germany

Re: This does not feel right

This would make the construction named „Limited“ absurd... :yeahthat:

Carsten
by Durango2k
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Overdrive in 2+2
Replies: 30
Views: 7049
Germany

Re: Overdrive in 2+2

In fact, it depends wether your car was either auto or manual before. If it was auto, the tunnel which the factory welded in will be large enough, google Jos Raaven for pictures. If your car came as a manual car, my guess is that they put the standard manual tunnel from the SWB cars in them, because...
by Durango2k
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Advice on engine frame please!
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Germany

Re: Advice on engine frame please!

Why not clean up around, and re- braze?

Carsten
by Durango2k
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: For free: Club Mags
Replies: 0
Views: 158
Germany

For free: Club Mags

Hi all, I have about 30 E-Type club mags from the past 15 yrs or so, to be given away for free. Various issues, lots of club chatter I‘d say and some technical stuff plus resto stories. I have received them from a german forum member, who got them from a UK member. The only „drawback“ is that I‘d li...
by Durango2k
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Reliant is back
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Germany

Reliant is back

https://www.andre-citroen-club.de/uploads/monthly_2018_09/large.IMAG3042.jpg.c86369ecff3d4547850b51218601dbfc.jpg And https://www.andre-citroen-club.de/uploads/monthly_2018_09/large.IMAG3043.jpg.c9ce48c5676ad53023150925a7e578de.jpg It is thougt for young people, legal from 16 onwards, goes up to 90...
by Durango2k
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 63
Views: 4157
Germany

Re: Built by Many

Yeah, that „Tim“ is hard to cope with. Fuzz is ok.

My point of view was „overall“ - its ok. As you said, compaired to the recent Brewer and even more to the Barnie / Mario... you are right.


Carsten
by Durango2k
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: SNG Barratt
Replies: 30
Views: 1998
Germany

Re: SNG Barratt

Hi Julian,

Yes, it is part 6 and 7, from what I know they are not handed, any will fit both sides.

I‘ve been looking for them for a long time, to no avail, so I would be happy if I could find at least one.

Many thanks!

Carsten
by Durango2k
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 63
Views: 4157
Germany

Re: Built by Many

Yes, thats right. I sometimes watch Car SOS, but must say that the deadline scheme and them trying to „rob“ suppliers is not a part I like. But if it is true what they do - restore cars to make people happy who lost a family member and it was his car or helping finishing of a project one could finis...
by Durango2k
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: SNG Barratt
Replies: 30
Views: 1998
Germany

Re: SNG Barratt

Hi Julian, I still need one part that - I guess- many may need as well. I do not know wether it was used in other Jags as well, I guess in the MK2, but I‘m not sure. Here it is: http://up.picr.de/33882056lt.jpg It‘s the air vent grille, at least used in the 2+2 (in mine for sure :bigrin: ). Please c...
by Durango2k
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 63
Views: 4157
Germany

Re: Built by Many

Stu, I think your post is a bit „too offence“ against the parts suppliers, especially against Julian from SNG. It is not the case that „most“ repro parts are rubbish. Yes, there are often issues, but I can tell you how a car without ANY supply is likely to restore : I had to wreck out 17 Citroen SM ...
by Durango2k
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 4.2 roadster gear knob original
Replies: 14
Views: 849
Germany

Re: Series 1 4.2 roadster gear knob original

I have the wooden flag type one. Shall I worry? No, it‘s the cars own history, and if it worka, it‘s allowed to stay there. In fact on the ebay pics it was intact, when the car arrived it was missing, until I found it in pieces under the seats, so I could restore it „as new“.

Carsten
by Durango2k
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 63
Views: 4157
Germany

Re: Built by Many

I‘ve just started to watch the first episode on youtube. Is that 50 EE S1 a bit low on the nose? Are they supposed to sit that low? I am not sure, but I think my 2+2 is way higher upfront. Not that the underpan becomes scratched or dented.... Then, I have now seen the part where Al looks at 26 secti...
by Durango2k
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Has the S1 bonnet been painted as one piece?
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Germany

Re: Has the S1 bonnet been painted as one piece?

...if you are re-painting it, it is no longer original anyway. So, if they did not paint the flanges properly, you could of course do the same. But it makes no sense. Its an expensive and rare toy, do the job properly. Mankind after you, the next custodians of the car will love you more if you did a...
by Durango2k
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Jaguar XK-6 DOHC port/cylinder head analysis
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Germany

Re: Jaguar XK-6 DOHC port/cylinder head analysis

I would reaaaly love to hear something about the Maserati C114 engine. It gave around 178 hp in 2.7 ltre shape, 180 to 190 in 3 ltre, and 220 in Merak SS and with huge valves (which usually broke). I can get measures - I never dyno‘ed my own car. Its base was a 3 ltre with broken pistons, so I had t...
by Durango2k
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Has the S1 bonnet been painted as one piece?
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Germany

Re: Has the S1 bonnet been painted as one piece?

Yes, this is what I just did. If you are good at painting, you may paint the inside of them all plus the small bits by yourself. I also did the outside of the front underpan, because I will take the whole car to the painter in 2 weeks or so. In my case the tub is painted, I am adapting it to the car...
by Durango2k
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type market - are cars selling?
Replies: 20
Views: 1714
Germany

Re: E-type market - are cars selling?

Well, if Brexit lets the pound drop to .80 Euros, then, lots of Euro people will see Britain in a different way...

Carsten