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by Sarthe72
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Hard tops
Replies: 1
Views: 552
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Hard tops

Sitting ruminating at my computer the other day, the rain pouring down outside, I got to thinking whether a run of these would sell if available. https://i.postimg.cc/bvnt2BPg/Sebring-GT-Hardtop.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/rp5DpRGY/8-December-2010.jpg Ashley made one as well but I have never seen eithe...
by Sarthe72
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: PL 700s and LEDs
Replies: 4
Views: 727
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PL 700s and LEDs

Was emailed by Duncan Rickards of Classic Car LEDs today saying that they are developing new LED headlight bulbs for the above. I've asked him to keep me in mind and to email me when they come out, and I'll post here. Well, unless you know of someone who is already making them that is!
by Sarthe72
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Another one turns up
Replies: 6
Views: 1248
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Re: Another one turns up

Overall this car shows 48,000 kms so about 30,000 miles. But would someone care to enlighten me as to this header tank? It looks an early one, but seems too angular.


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by Sarthe72
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Not a bad price for a S1
Replies: 3
Views: 1003
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Re: Not a bad price for a S1

I I heard of an S2 LHD coupé today at €43,000 in Paris. That seems cheap even for an S2
by Sarthe72
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Another one turns up
Replies: 6
Views: 1248
Great Britain

Re: Another one turns up

I really can't understand what is going on. The man paid £100,000 for this car including commission. It needs a complete rebuild, and until it is apart one will never know just how bad it is. He can't afford to rebuild it so wants to sell it, and I pointed out that he'll at least lose the £20,000 co...
by Sarthe72
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Another one turns up
Replies: 6
Views: 1248
Great Britain

Another one turns up

They do keep turning up, don't they? This 1961 LHD flat floor is back in Europe from Nigeria and now up for sale https://i.postimg.cc/pryZ5y7p/IMG-2706.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/8zgRNy1F/20190405-155514.jpg I was asked to have a look at it the other day and it is amazingly original, with all the righ...
by Sarthe72
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speedo Angle drive broken
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Great Britain

Re: Speedo Angle drive broken

As regards angle drives, I bookmarked this article some years back:-

https://forums.jag-lovers.com/t/speedom ... air/362037
by Sarthe72
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Coming up for auction
Replies: 6
Views: 1026
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Coming up for auction

Looks rather a nice car at a reasonable estimate too.

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25450/lot/15/
by Sarthe72
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 4lb radiator cap
Replies: 13
Views: 1645
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Re: 4lb radiator cap

As has been said, one learns every day. Over 30 years I have never been able to stop the car from venting when hot, and I don't mean boiling hot either, and it would seem that I will need to find one of the 9 lb caps above. I gave up on 4 lb caps donkey's years back. Looking at mine the flanges are ...
by Sarthe72
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: water in headlight
Replies: 11
Views: 1514
Great Britain

Re: water in headlight

I was contemplating getting PL700 units with H4's but was wondering beam pattern and if they're any good at lighting the road. Quite fancy the original look but not at the expense of better lighting. Any thoughts From what I heard from a restorer the new PL700 replacements are to be avoided. His ac...
by Sarthe72
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cylinder Head Numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 1194
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Re: Cylinder Head Numbers

R1798-9 is the correct number on mine. VSE had (but no longer of course) blank new heads they machined and stamped with your correct number if you wanted. I don't know of anyone making new cylinder heads today, but I am sure someone here does.

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by Sarthe72
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Windscreen shape and width OTS
Replies: 5
Views: 1142
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Re: Windscreen shape and width OTS

Yup, had the same problem myself a few years back. I was advised by CKL that they had found that the new Pilkington screens wouldn't fit but that the ones from CMC did. So, I ordered one from CMC and found that it wouldn't fit - but a Pilkington one did! Now I hope I haven't got that the wrong way r...
by Sarthe72
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 4.2 Brakes.
Replies: 12
Views: 1352
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Re: S1 4.2 Brakes.

Had the same problem on the XKSS. Get a service kit and it is a straightforward repair. The brakes will work much better!
by Sarthe72
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brakes upgrade
Replies: 20
Views: 2302
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Re: Brakes upgrade

Of course, if you really want to go bananas, have a look at these six pot ones. And the price:-

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by Sarthe72
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan
Replies: 22
Views: 6418
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Re: Cooling fan

Another vote for Coolcat here.

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by Sarthe72
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brakes upgrade
Replies: 20
Views: 2302
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Re: Brakes upgrade

Fine, but like I said above heavy braking can destabilize the car. I'd strongly advise fitting the rear ones too.

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by Sarthe72
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brakes upgrade
Replies: 20
Views: 2302
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Re: Brakes upgrade

I spent some time discussing the the upgrade with Zeus (who were very receptive) and was strongly advised to upgrade the rears as well as the fronts since they had found that under severe braking the rear could overtake the front. I fitted both, as advised, and have since managed to lock all four wh...
by Sarthe72
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Alloy radiator for Series 2
Replies: 12
Views: 2708
Great Britain

Re: Alloy radiator for Series 2

It seems you have hit on the right way to go, but out of curiosity I had a look elsewhere just to compare prices. https://www.coolcatcorp.com/Merchant5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=CEC&Product_Code=342J02&Category_Code=CS I use their fan on my S1 3.8 and it is a great improvement over the two...
by Sarthe72
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Alloy radiator for Series 2
Replies: 12
Views: 2708
Great Britain

Re: Alloy radiator for Series 2

I bought an alloy radiator from Welsh Enterprises for my 1961 flat floor far cheaper than I could get one in the UK. I have no idea as to the price you have been quoted but maybe this will be cheaper:-

https://www.welshent.com/Jaguar-E-Type- ... 24202.aspx
by Sarthe72
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"
Replies: 24
Views: 3059
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Re: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"

Here's one photo I took a few years back which I treasure. The cat on the hood of the XKSS. It always reminds me of the old Esso adverts "Put a tiger in your tank"!

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