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by Sarthe72
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:44 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"

I've been writing Jaguar articles for over 30 years now, and many - if not all - of my photos have been ripped off at one time or another. If you publish on the internet, you know it will happen and just grit your teeth and accept it. Here's one that seems to crop up time and again, but there is no ...
by Sarthe72
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lindner Nocker Low Drag Pictures.....Help Please
Replies: 13
Views: 1781
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Re: Lindner Nocker Low Drag Pictures.....Help Please

+1. Incredible book. James Smith at RS Panels built several identical replicas for CMC but I doubt he will help since I would assume the knowledge to be confidential and part of the contract.
by Sarthe72
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winter photos
Replies: 1
Views: 649
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Winter photos

IDo you make your own Xmas cards? Here are few of mine. A happy Xmas and New Year to you all.

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That's #2 E-type coupe there by the way.
by Sarthe72
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: XKSS Revival
Replies: 13
Views: 3839
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Re: XKSS Revival

Yeah yeah yeah; three years behind is what I am! I thought I'd - finally - put in my twopennorth on the matter. Are you sitting comfortably? Originally the D-type could not be road-registered in the USA so was not eligible for any SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) events. By 1956 the solid rear axle...
by Sarthe72
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: re enamelling exhaust manifolds
Replies: 46
Views: 22934
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Re: re enamelling exhaust manifolds

An old subject, but it is so well known that driving an E-type over 60 mph will cause the enamel to crack. So, during the rebuild in 2014 we found that both manifolds were cracked and new ones needed. Instead of buying enamelled ones we bought plain and painted them with BBQ paint at a cost of £20. ...
by Sarthe72
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rivets
Replies: 2
Views: 731
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Re: Rivets

Thank you again dear sir. It is amazing what one learns every day. I found my "blonde" wheel, complete with boss, sitting on a shelf in Coventry many years ago and paid the enormous sum of £75 for it. I replaced the later thumb-dish wheel which still hangs in my office. I have often wondered why it ...
by Sarthe72
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Steering Wheel History
Replies: 9
Views: 1562
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Re: Steering Wheel History

I knew Bernard well as a member of the Jaguar Amicale. Bernard found his E-type and bought it back about 20 years ago IIRC. He used it on one of our rallies. Since his death ast year I don't know what has happened to the car, but he had already sold a few of his wonderful collection at Retromobile a...
by Sarthe72
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Rivets
Replies: 2
Views: 731
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Rivets

Now this question is about as arcane as you can get, and was brought about by a restorer asking me about the early and later steering wheels. So I sent some photos including this one of the boss and wheel from the underneath. Jokingly, I mentioned that if you were stuck on a concours decision see if...
by Sarthe72
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics
Replies: 57
Views: 9636
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Re: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type

Completely off topic, but have you seen the Amazon Prime "Top Gear" programme on the new XKSS? When the Hampster turns on the ignition, the rev counter flicks around to 7,000 and back. Obviously a correct chronometric of course. :bigrin:
by Sarthe72
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics
Replies: 57
Views: 9636
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Re: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type

Thanks Heuer for that. It is one of those silly things that you tink about from time to time and then forget. So, having brass dashpot covers on my 9/61 car is wrong. However will I be ablel sleep at night? ;)
by Sarthe72
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics
Replies: 57
Views: 9636
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Re: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type

A question; I have often heard that the dash pot covers were cadmium plated, but never seen any proof. Can someone explain please? I've had my flat floor for over 30 years now and they have never showed any sign of plating at all. But at least the concensus is that the car is nothing like it should ...
by Sarthe72
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics
Replies: 57
Views: 9636
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Re: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type

We've probably got most of them, but add otter switch should be horizontal and I am not convinced that the bonnet hinges are the early thinner type.
by Sarthe72
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics
Replies: 57
Views: 9636
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Bruce McLaren #15 E-type JD Classics

Let's have a bit of fun. Since this car is rumoured to be for sale for about £400,000 spot the mistakes:-

http://www.jdclassics.com/showrooms/Jag ... dd24ae.htm
by Sarthe72
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Low Drag Coupe
Replies: 30
Views: 7783
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Re: Low Drag Coupe

I have seen examples of both Rod Jay (Lumsden/Sargent replica) shell and many by RS Panels, whi I know well. Rs Panels every time for me, and they build any of the three. But you will wait several years for one since they have such a backlog of orders. I saw a wonderful 250GTO body there recently an...
by Sarthe72
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member from France
Replies: 5
Views: 1395
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Re: New member from France

Bienvenue du Mans Julian! We are always there to help if necessary and if you need advice please send me a message.
by Sarthe72
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fosseway 'Marston' radiator
Replies: 12
Views: 3713
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Re: Fosseway 'Marston' radiator

The Fosseway, when I wanted one, was on three month backlog and £1,500 delivered. I found this from Welsh in the USA for $800 and had it two days later by FedEx https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4137/35341074680_a195281ae5_k.jpg Alloy Rad 1 by Tony Brown , on Flickr This was a few years back and the ra...
by Sarthe72
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Speedo under-reads
Replies: 6
Views: 1531
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Re: Speedo under-reads

20 years ago the angle drive on my car broke and I had no idea that there were two types. With a wrong reading we researched and realised we needed a 1:1.25, not a 1:1. Problem solved.
by Sarthe72
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Filler Cap worries, Overheating ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3437
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Re: Filler Cap worries, Overheating ?

Just caught up with this thread. In 2012 the club toured Europe, and on the way back we did quite a few passes in the Alps before stopping for the night. My temperature gauge showed no overheating at all, so we did more of the same the next day and I checked the coolant level that evening after dinn...
by Sarthe72
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New exhaust required
Replies: 17
Views: 5093
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Re: New exhaust required

Classic Fabs for me. I helped a friend fit his system and it was beautifully made and millimetre perfect.
by Sarthe72
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3.8 in-tank fuel pump.
Replies: 36
Views: 15315
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Re: 3.8 in-tank fuel pump.

Just updating this thread following a problem which, to be fair, was of my own making. I was going to the launch of an event for Le Mans which is featuring Jaguar this year, so got the car out and left it ticking over to warm through a bit. I went inside to collect my things and five minutes later c...