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by christopher storey
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can someone explain 'FIA papers' please?
Replies: 6
Views: 145
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Re: Can someone explain 'FIA papers' please?

But this car isn't the same as a Dtype Steve - it has a 5 speed gearbox for starters
by christopher storey
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member Greetings from the Bavarian Alps
Replies: 6
Views: 142
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Re: New member Greetings from the Bavarian Alps

What is the fascination with coil over dampers ? The torsion bars have stood the test of time ; I have never heard of one breaking ( unlike the springs on my modern Mercedes SL ) and are infinitely adjustable with the very sophisticated vernier adjustment
by christopher storey
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bad day for Jaguars
Replies: 11
Views: 396
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Bad day for Jaguars

The H&H sale at Duxford ( or do I mean Donington ) yesterday threw up some very discouraging results. 2 or 3 Es , mostly US spec, did sell , but very much at the low end of estimates or below, but there were many more which did not. In fairness, most of them looked to be absolute rubbish and I am be...
by christopher storey
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Body panel options
Replies: 21
Views: 417
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Re: Body panel options

Monkey finger : the properly radiused panels are from Hutsons . At least if you're not satisfied you can take them back ! If you've bought from the US, the logistics if anything is not as required are both expensive and complicated
by christopher storey
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carb Flooding
Replies: 5
Views: 197
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Re: Carb Flooding

Alan : the real problem is that if the fuel evaporates from the float chamber, the float drops to such a point that the angle between the top of the float and the fork is such that when fuel is introduced, there is so much friction between float and fork and even more so between fork and bottom of n...
by christopher storey
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: BBC on Classic Car Industry
Replies: 1
Views: 133
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Re: BBC on Classic Car Industry

As is usual with the BBC, a. it's telling us something we have known for several years , and b. its point about US import taxes is by and large irrelevant, because the vast majority of classic car deals involve export from the US rather than the other way round
by christopher storey
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixed Head Coupé – The Geneva Launch Car
Replies: 14
Views: 812
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Re: 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixed Head Coupé – The Geneva Launch Car

Eric : thank you for that explanation. The last pic, and indeed the underbonnet frames, are much more what I was expecting !
by christopher storey
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?
Replies: 12
Views: 360
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Re: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?

Vredestein are best value. I have never noticed any adverse wet weather behaviour with them on 3 different cars - but - I am no longer much of a "press on" driver, particularly in the wet
by christopher storey
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixed Head Coupé – The Geneva Launch Car
Replies: 14
Views: 812
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Re: 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixed Head Coupé – The Geneva Launch Car

I'm afraid that doesn't look like Gunmetal to me. It is much darker and has a blue/black appearance rather than the tinge of pink which is present in the genuine Gunmetal . This is much more like a modern Audi colour which blends so well with our road surfaces in the UK and creates a real collision ...
by christopher storey
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Insulation on exhaust hoses
Replies: 12
Views: 303
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Re: Insulation on exhaust hoses

It can probably do no harm . However, it needs to be borne in mind that energy is indestructible, and all this will do is transfer the heat downstream, probably to the silencers which are right underneath the passenger compartment ...... :bigrin:
by christopher storey
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Body parts
Replies: 6
Views: 345
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Re: Body parts

Karl : what do you mean by "rear end" ? Presuming this to be the boot floor and lower rear valances etc, then I would have no hesitation in recommending Hutson's for the parts . Their parts are made in zintek ( effectively, galvanised ) and therefore are superior in terms of durability to any others...
by christopher storey
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Two pack paint mixing ratios
Replies: 13
Views: 389
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Re: Two pack paint mixing ratios

I am very wary of companies who make their safety information difficult to find. Per Rusty's website "These how to guides are not technical data sheets or Health and safety data sheets those can be down loaded from our data sheet page. Any other technical information on drying times etc is available...
by christopher storey
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Throttle linkage
Replies: 10
Views: 265
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Re: Throttle linkage

you live and learn !! I never knew about the eccentric cams - I shall now go looking at them
by christopher storey
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Two pack paint mixing ratios
Replies: 13
Views: 389
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Re: Two pack paint mixing ratios

Malcolm . UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES must you brush this paint on without a full flow respirator . It is not the spraying which is the killer, but the isocyanate fumes themselves . These are just as toxic from an open can of activated paint as they are from spraying . Sadly I was involved in such a case...
by christopher storey
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixed Head Coupé – The Geneva Launch Car
Replies: 14
Views: 812
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Re: 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Fixed Head Coupé – The Geneva Launch Car

But is it genuine , or is it yet another of these mystery cars which appear from nowhere ? The chilling phrase in the description is "...Only then was an extensive but very careful restoration begun. Many body parts were carefully corrected back to how they had been when leaving Coventry in March 19...
by christopher storey
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sidelights not working - advice needed
Replies: 7
Views: 240
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Re: Sidelights not working - advice needed

If it is the front lights not working , but the back lights working, then the prime candidate is a fault in the bonnet multiplug. The terminals often get corroded, and/or broken wires can appear/ and/or poor earthing all being possibilities
by christopher storey
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Differential numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 224
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Re: Differential numbers

There's a typo in Steve/Mcjag's post :bigrin: . 3.07 is 43:14
by christopher storey
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: SNG Ignition System problems
Replies: 6
Views: 201
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Re: SNG Ignition System problems

Are you sure it's not an ignition switch fault ? A dead cut sounds suspiciously like a complete instantaneous loss of voltage , rather than a systemic fault which in my experience often causes misfiring, backfiring etc before it gives up the ghost . I should trace 12v throughout the system next time...
by christopher storey
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi everyone I’m the new owner of an e type
Replies: 34
Views: 1082
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Re: Hi everyone I’m the new owner of an e type

Don't go sand blasting anything which is sheet metal. The external bodywork consists largely of light unstressed panels, and sandblasting has a tendency to deform the panels . The first thing to do in my book is to sort all the bits out on a clear floor and position all the parts you do have ( inclu...
by christopher storey
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi everyone I’m the new owner of an e type
Replies: 34
Views: 1082
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Re: Hi everyone I’m the new owner of an e type

I'm getting a bit confused here.... was it not you who posted the pics of the 420G doors ? Or are they just a red herring ? :bigrin: 1E 20... is an early 4.2 RHD FHC . Mine is 1E20357 and was built in February 1965 and registered about April 1965