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by SEJohnson95
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 13209
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Re: Open Day April 2019

All ready to go and very much looking forward to tomorrow :) Spent the entire day (no exaggeration) spring cleaning and detailing the Colt (wheels off, but no before and after shots :wink: ) but happy to consign it to round the back for the sake of photos! http://i.imgur.com/5A2AN9r.jpg http://i.img...
by SEJohnson95
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 70
Views: 11458
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Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

Try being here in Bristol, they're an absolute nightmare Cutting in front of pedestrians, going for gaps in crowds that really don't exist, generally being rude or riding at you on the pavement. As Martin Brundle would say, "he's driving into a disappearing wedge" and it only ends badly. You regular...
by SEJohnson95
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: I must be getting old!
Replies: 3
Views: 3207
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Re: I must be getting old!

Hi Steve, he will not like it one bit, especially as an ex-traffic Bobby with a class 1 advanced license - he does remind my sister and I that we “don’t know how to drive” from time to time, and that one day he will “teach us how to drive properly” ! :bigrin: :lol:
by SEJohnson95
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: I must be getting old!
Replies: 3
Views: 3207
Great Britain

I must be getting old!

Car insurance renewal time for the Colt, and I was surprised at my premium. Always had my parents on the policy as they do drive the car from time to time, and it lowers the price a little. Took my Dad off this time as according to my insurer “it’s more of a risk wth him on now, because you’re getti...
by SEJohnson95
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 70
Views: 11458
Great Britain

Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

Nice to see everyone's cars out again, Richard got the FHC out the other day - I'd been at home for a few days and sod's law it was the day I was leaving for Bristol!
by SEJohnson95
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello all, young Etype owner joining the club :)
Replies: 11
Views: 4258
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Re: Hello all, young Etype owner joining the club :)

Welcome, Thim! Amazing job, and great to have another young E-Type enthusiast on board (there's Steve Foden, who restored a lovely 4.2 OTS with his Dad a while back) and me knocking around here from time-to-time. I'm almost 24 and certainly nowhere near acquiring an E-Type. I would love to get bette...
by SEJohnson95
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Personalised number plates
Replies: 16
Views: 2358
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Re: Personalised number plates

It’s an interesting school of thought. With classic cars, I do prefer to see them on their original or age-related number plates, partly because that’s what they should be on and it completes the look of the car. “ Modern” cars tend to lend themselves better to being personalised... or am I just use...
by SEJohnson95
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Personalised number plates
Replies: 16
Views: 2358
Great Britain

Re: Personalised number plates

I'm clearly far too compliant, Steve! My Dad was a police officer - I probably don't have excuses. Consistency makes for a nice display too. (Note to self: get a new picture with the Colt on!)

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by SEJohnson95
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Personalised number plates
Replies: 16
Views: 2358
Great Britain

Re: Personalised number plates

My personalised plate is spaced correctly, and with 5 digits rather than 6 (prefix style plate) on a plain background (aside from the supplier’s details and BS mark) I think it looks just fine. Feel free to disagree :wink: But then I guess it depends on what you’re trying to say with your plate! Con...
by SEJohnson95
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 13209
Great Britain

Re: Open Day April 2019

Had a chat with Richard about coming down in the 3.8 FHC, but he's away sailing across Easter :sad: You'll have to put up with me though :lol: I'd love to come down. Edit: Had a word with one of my best mates who said he would love to come along. He tends to do all the route planning with me for the...
by SEJohnson95
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thought and Contemplation
Replies: 49
Views: 5871
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Re: Thought and Contemplation

There's certainly been some fascinating discussion on this topic already, and I've been trying to find the time to respond myself! I would say it can be a combination of factors that gets young people interested in classic cars in general - a hands-on approach, their relatively simplicity in compari...
by SEJohnson95
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It must be Christmas
Replies: 31
Views: 3733
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Re: It must be Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone, and thanks for another great year of chit-chat and informative discussions (!)

Here’s to another year of a great forum, and hopefully another meet up!
by SEJohnson95
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Crimbo pressie idea?
Replies: 7
Views: 1298
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Re: Crimbo pressie idea?

From a quick glance, it looks reasonably well done. Is it me or do the wire wheels look a little thin, and the wipers a little strange? Nice paint job though. It's difficult enough to paint one of those things in a small scale, let alone the real thing! Thankfully my models were painted by Richard -...
by SEJohnson95
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Old member- re-entry
Replies: 6
Views: 1570
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Re: Old member- re-entry

I don't spring to mind then, Malcolm? :lol:

Welcome back, Erik. Nice to see that you still have your car. Get out and enjoy it when the time permits :bigrin:
by SEJohnson95
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 51
Views: 6069
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Re: Forum Downtime

David - thank you for all your efforts over the past few weeks. It sounds like a right headache. Glad to be up and running again - back to the daily dose of ETF. I know I'm being a little quiet, but I am listening/not speaking much (a PhD doesn't give you much time!) - anyone who knows me will reali...
by SEJohnson95
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Evans Waterless Coolant
Replies: 17
Views: 2632
Great Britain

Re: Evans Waterless Coolant

Richard has been using this in his 3.8 FHC which had a full rebuild, new radiator etc. Although he doesn't spend much time on here, I know he is happy with it and hasn't yet run into any problems. The car runs well and has never hinted at overheating.
by SEJohnson95
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another new Etype
Replies: 18
Views: 2376
Great Britain

Re: Another new Etype

I remember reading about this car a while ago too, Andrew. All that was left was the engine which went in the MK2 and there used to be a picture of one of the spinners he kept from the car! (Presumably the logbook was retained too)

I would be very suspicious of this car.
by SEJohnson95
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Getting "overexposed" on Bleaklow
Replies: 3
Views: 3402
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Re: Getting "overexposed" on Bleaklow

Absolutely, Chris. It made both of us stand and contemplate for quite a while up there.
by SEJohnson95
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Getting "overexposed" on Bleaklow
Replies: 3
Views: 3402
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Getting "overexposed" on Bleaklow

Somewhere I have been meaning to visit for quite a while, and finally found the time to do so last Monday Just off the beaten track of the Pennine Way up near the Snake Pass on the aptly named Bleaklow Moor, some 10 m from the top of the moorlands near the Higher Shelf Stones, lies the corroding, cr...
by SEJohnson95
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Donald Campbell E-Type
Replies: 43
Views: 39649
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Re: Donald Campbell E-Type

I'm still unsure. Some things are best left alone - at least by recovering Campbell they were able to lay him to rest properly. Someone will have found him / K7 eventually and the world would know then. Not good news for anyone but trophy hunters. They ruin the peace and memories for everyone else. ...