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by Durango2k
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Time for a divorce?
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Germany

Re: Time for a divorce?

The housing bubble will implode. You cannot create wellfare by printing money out of thin air, not for a long time. Short time illusion, yes.

Keep the car, the kids have their own lives to live, and giving them money to shovel it into an overheated market is no good idea.

Carsten
by Durango2k
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Germany

Re: Built by Many

Wrote a mail to the info@-address, whishing you success !

Carsten
by Durango2k
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Not having a good day...
Replies: 27
Views: 1580
Germany

Re: Not having a good day...

Looks like 3rd over-bore + a skimmed deck and possibly skimmed head ? Did you go for 8:1 pistons or 9:1 as original? I guess that -others may chime in- 9:1 will give you pinging troubles later, the compression becomes too high if you take all the changes into account. There‘s an excel chart by Ray L...
by Durango2k
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Scratched windscreen repair
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Germany

Re: Scratched windscreen repair

Hi Mark, Seems you found the solution for my problem :-), one of my two screens (not fitted yet) may be saveable this way. I‘ll upload a picture in a few days, maybe you could help me judging wether it looks reparieable with the kit? Do you see any distortions ? I think the glass must be thinner now...
by Durango2k
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Front valance oblong plug?
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Germany

Re: Front valance oblong plug?

I admit to be guilty here, and left the path of orginality. I simply used my welder and closed the darn hole. Why? I will never fit that rod nor the mechanism, I‘m going for a stick-on number plate. So, water would enter there, and there‘s no use for it. After about 5 minutes with my welder....job d...
by Durango2k
Sat May 19, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Wedding car
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Germany

Wedding car

Just seen, that newspaper just-married-today- couple used a light blue S1 OTS to go to a party...

Carsten
by Durango2k
Mon May 14, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 2+2 values
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Germany

Re: Series 1 2+2 values

You don‘t really want higher values. It makes your / our hobby harder, because you then have to pay more for the insurance etc., and possibly parts prices et. The average family man, for whom the 2+2 was developed / designated becames squeezed out of the market. I could never afford my E-Type today....
by Durango2k
Sat May 12, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 2+2 values
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Germany

Re: Series 1 2+2 values

Exactly my car - March 1966 S1 2+2 LHD, manual, triple carbs, full resto. Dark blue in my case, black interior. All new. Now - I am really interested in numbers as well - if someone has an idea? I would not give it away below 60.000 Euros. If you take a look at the german market, it is going strong....
by Durango2k
Thu May 10, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Whats this cutout for?
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Germany

Re: Whats this cutout for?

Nope. It‘s for the SatNav- cable.

See how visionary those guys were...

:bouncyyellow:

Carsten
by Durango2k
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Can windscreen chrome trims be reshaped?
Replies: 17
Views: 493
Germany

Re: Can windscreen chrome trims be reshaped?

Iirc mine was also just bonded. Series 1 2+2.

Will check...

Carsten
by Durango2k
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Windscreen surround
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Germany

Re: Windscreen surround

Which glue did you use to attach it ?

I thought about Sikaflex 221, as on the bonnet, but then, if I ever want to remove them again from the car, only a nuclear attack could get it off I believe.

Originally, I found a tar-ish substance, still gooey after 50+ yrs.

Carsten
by Durango2k
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1.5: rubber sound deadener inside bonnet under paint?
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Germany

Series 1.5: rubber sound deadener inside bonnet under paint?

Hi guys, I did remove all the old paint and rust from my S1.5 bonnet, using an angle grinder plus a wire disc. It took a few hours. Now, maybe an interesting find was, that on the rear end of the bonnet the primer / the layer below the paint on the INSIDE of the bonnet became thicker and thicker. In...
by Durango2k
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear bonnet grille
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Germany

Re: Rear bonnet grille

Hi Bob, I answered your PM, but pardon me, I did not see your picture before. So, this is indeed a bit tricky, and I see no easy way out here either. What you can try is to hammer yours flat and re - bend it, or cut the base of just above the flat lower part, and re-weld. It needs metal work to make...
by Durango2k
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear bonnet grille
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Germany

Re: Rear bonnet grille

Hi Bob, I sent you a PM. Regarding the distance between those studs, its 11.5 cm, on both of my grilles, S3 and S1/2. The retainer plate is present in my car, though it is not screwed in place, it sits inside the stiffener plus it is glued on top, inside the bonnet bulge. So, this was changed at lea...
by Durango2k
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear bonnet grille
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Germany

Re: Rear bonnet grille

Ah-ha ! One of my grilles has traces of circumferal scratches caused by those !

Isn‘t it in fact car-archeology what we‘re doing here ? :yellow:

Now, sourcing them is impossible, correct ? I don‘t even have a name for them...not even in german.

Carsten
by Durango2k
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Different under bonnet heater scoops ?
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Germany

Different under bonnet heater scoops ?

It seems that the under bonnet heater intake scoops seem to be different between at least the S1 and the S1 2+2. The version for the S1 seems to be around 95 Euros, BD 19730, link: https://www.sngbarratt.com/de/#!/Deutsch/FindParts/Families/XKE%20~2F%20E-Type/3/81/all/1/10/1/viewassembly/21041/:BONN...
by Durango2k
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear bonnet grille
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Germany

Re: Rear bonnet grille

Thanks Geoff - I have seen something like that, maybe on my Hillman Imp ? Years ago. I searched SNG, and they offer a „Spire clip“. I‘ll put two on my next order list. https://www.sngbarratt.com/de/#!/Deutsch/parts/318e6fdc-c31f-404a-95bf-7a9b3f6cd0ae Question is why one of them has no tabs ? And wi...
by Durango2k
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear bonnet grille
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Germany

Re: Rear bonnet grille

Hi Simon, Had a look today- yes, there are holes. But see the two grilles in detail: one never had the tabs, the other one has a stamped makers logo near the tabs: http://up.picr.de/32396841bi.jpg http://up.picr.de/32396842jk.jpg I can only guess - the tab-less one is a chinese repro. No logo, no ta...
by Durango2k
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear bonnet grille
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Germany

Re: Rear bonnet grille

Hi Simon, Ok, so the older version has tabs, and the younger has none ? Or is maybe a cheap repro ? Hm, so I have to find out how to fix it using only studs. I have no idea where to source those nuts. The car came without the grille. It has the metal plate with the round holes behind the grille. Car...
by Durango2k
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door cards probably too long ?
Replies: 0
Views: 124
Germany

Door cards probably too long ?

Hi guys, My both door cards (selfmade) seem to be too long. They interfere with the capping that runs vertically on the B pillar front edge. I can now either remoove the capping (nope, the weld seam will be visible then), or cut the door card shorter. So here‘s the question- is the door card so shor...