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by Heuer
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 1
Views: 61
Great Britain

Re: Hi all

Welcome Glen! Lots of S3 owners here so if you have questions or want to share your ownership experiences/knowledge please jump in.
by Heuer
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speeding
Replies: 22
Views: 1062
Great Britain

Re: Speeding

Which is the amount of the fine in France for even having one in your car. Device also impounded (with the car if fixed to it). :sad:
by Heuer
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Basic questions when buying an E Type. Question 1
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Great Britain

Re: Basic questions when buying an E Type. Question 1

You may find this post helpful from our Knowledge Base (lots of useful information in that Forum as well): http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=890 You might want to consider buying Forum member Pete Crespin's book: https://i.postimg.cc/bJfcQGp7/51-Jf-PEmm0-RL.jpg You can improve the Moss b...
by Heuer
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Basic questions when buying an E Type. Question 1
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Great Britain

Re: Basic questions when buying an E Type. Question 1

The Moss box is of its time but perfectly acceptable. It discourages fast gear changes (especially first to second) but if you take your time or double de-clutch it is not a problem. Besides, you can pull away in second or indeed third as there is so much torque on hand. All part of the character of...
by Heuer
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Speeding
Replies: 22
Views: 1062
Great Britain

Re: Speeding

I have only been stopped once for speeding in France. When we were on one of our E-Type tours my wife bought a painting from a small seaside village in Brittany then realised we could not transport it home! Two weeks later we returned in our long gone Alpina B5 Touring but I only had the weekend fre...
by Heuer
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speeding
Replies: 22
Views: 1062
Great Britain

Re: Speeding

cactusman wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:50 pm
The trick is not to speed.
Actually, the trick is not to get caught!
by Heuer
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speeding
Replies: 22
Views: 1062
Great Britain

Re: Speeding

It must be a very well organised scam to have the correct road/direction of travel, date and time of travel along with her registered keeper address and registration number! The lady in question admits it was her driving in Nice and her sister driving near Calais at the stated time. More info here: ...
by Heuer
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speeding
Replies: 22
Views: 1062
Great Britain

Re: Speeding

A friend in our village has just received two speeding fines from France - one on the A16 near Calais, the other near Nice - both offences caught on camera in August this year. Her speed was 8kmh over the 80kmh limit in both instances! Helpfully the documents were all in English with easy payment vi...
by Heuer
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: London based mobile mechanic
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Great Britain

Re: London based mobile mechanic

Take the car to Moss Jaguar in Letchworth and Angus will be able to talk you around the car and you can view other examples for comparison. https://mossjaguar.com/index.html
by Heuer
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Speeding
Replies: 22
Views: 1062
Great Britain

Re: Speeding

Italy have been using debt recovery companies around the world to serve speeding fines for years. They even changed their laws to allow fines to be served up to 360 days from the date of the offence. Most rural roads now have a 50kph limit enforced by thousands of cameras. Drivers have to pay the fi...
by Heuer
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Number plate light bezels
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Great Britain

Re: Number plate light bezels

Originals have been found with the 'Butlers England' in both orientations, so both correct. More info here: http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?p=35522#p35522
by Heuer
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Windscreen scratches
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Great Britain

Re: Windscreen scratches

Valid and legal to test it in that way as a structurally safe windscreen would not crack. In the event of an accident your hand or head could make contact with the screen and if it failed the repercussions would be severe.
by Heuer
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Windscreen scratches
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Great Britain

Re: Windscreen scratches

No way of polishing out the scratches and as they are in the vision of the driver you may well fail the next MOT. New windscreen required which should be covered by your insurance. One test is to bang your fist hard (several times) on the inside of the windscreen in the area of the scratches and see...
by Heuer
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Great Britain

Re: Fuel

I was wondering if my car was compatible with unleaded fuel , and whether the engine might need an expensive unleaded conversion , then , leafing through some old copies of Jag Driver magazine , I came across a letter from Mr. SR Jenkins , principle Engineer Power Train Development at Jaguar - Do y...
by Heuer
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: C15168 Early steering wheel rim wood.
Replies: 14
Views: 1082
Great Britain

Re: C15168 Early steering wheel rim wood.

As far as I can see their D-Type wheel is beech but not laminated.
by Heuer
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: C15168 Early steering wheel rim wood.
Replies: 14
Views: 1082
Great Britain

Re: C15168 Early steering wheel rim wood.

I find that surprising given the white mahogany is from the Australian eucalyptus tree and has a greasy feel when touched. The European beech is widely used for furniture framing and carcass construction, for engineering purposes and, specifically, in plywood as seen in the E-Type wheel. The big giv...
by Heuer
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Steering Wheel
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Great Britain

Re: Steering Wheel

It is not the parking, it is the three point turns you have to make when your SatNav sends you the wrong way! :lol:
by Heuer
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Steering Wheel
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Great Britain

Re: Steering Wheel

I have tried 16", 15" and 14" wheels on my car. The latter made the steering too heavy when manoeuvring but was satisfactory once on the move. The 15" is OK but you can't beat the fluidity and lightness of touch the original 16" offers at all speeds. The removable wheel upgrade is an option but that...
by Heuer
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Moving on. Bike resto
Replies: 29
Views: 1239
Great Britain

Re: Moving on. Bike resto

One of these?: https://i.postimg.cc/8cK2Whhz/VINCENT-Black-Lightning.jpg "Says James, in my opinion, there's nothing in this world Beats a '52 Vincent and a red headed girl. Now Nortons and Indians and Greeveses won't do They don't have a soul like a Vincent '52" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5V0...
by Heuer
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Question about a 1.5 model and headlight covers
Replies: 19
Views: 4073
Great Britain

Re: Question about a 1.5 model and headlight covers

The coefficient of drag of an E-Type FHC is 5.2, the OTS 5.4. Jaguar figures.