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by ernie
Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Anyone bought one of these...
Replies: 14
Views: 3761
Great Britain

Hard top

Thanks for your replies...
by ernie
Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:27 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Anyone bought one of these...
Replies: 14
Views: 3761
Great Britain

Hard top

Hi
Just wondered if using the hard top will mark/ scratch the paintwork on the rear section of the body ie where the top sits? That happened in my SL and so whilst the hard top looks good and is a solution for all year motoring I am slightly put off by the possibility.

David
by ernie
Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 99
Views: 47662
Great Britain

Insurance - a salutory lesson

Morning, I recently cancelled an insurance policy on my Healey that was renewed only 2 months ago. The annual premium was ?150. I have just sold the car to free up funds to work on my S2 OTS and Landie. The operator informed me that that there was no refund on the 10 months unexpired portion of the ...
by ernie
Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type values
Replies: 17
Views: 4554
Great Britain

Hi...my rambling thoughts... Interesting reading....I agree that the rate in rise of S1s has or will slow down....however they will always be the most valuable in the range. However the article says that values of S2's has not risen....I have monitored the market in the UK over the last 2 years and ...
by ernie
Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CMES Bracknell
Replies: 29
Views: 8509
Great Britain

David - did you get your engine back yet - I pick mine up on Monday so can start to report back on how their work has been. So far they are a couple of weeks over their estimated time - but I guess the Easter break may have accounted for some of that. Sorry about the delay in replying Stuart...the ...
by ernie
Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jaguar spares day Stoneleigh 22 March - anyone going ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2011
Great Britain

A great day and I managed ot have quite a chat to Norman Dewis...who also signed a copy of the E type book that I purchased (not his autobiography..which he was quite gracious about)
by ernie
Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member restoring a 1963 OTS
Replies: 16
Views: 5432
Great Britain

Welcome to the forum and etype ownership Its a fantastic car...I am looking forward to driving my car when it finished this summer. I am sure that you have seen that there are some active members who live in France...so when your is ready you will be able to meet up with them and drive those fantast...
by ernie
Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jaguar spares day Stoneleigh 22 March - anyone going ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2011
Great Britain

I will be there...hope to meet you (put a face to a name)
by ernie
Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: my old V12, where are you
Replies: 36
Views: 11020
Great Britain

Who does it sell the information to then? The rules used to ensure that DVLA only provided information for the purposes of parking fines and traffic related enforcement etc. However in the last 18 months it has become apparent that they have relaxed the rules and now are less scrupulous about acces...
by ernie
Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: my old V12, where are you
Replies: 36
Views: 11020
Great Britain

In the UK its dead easy for any registered company that is involved with law enforcement ie parking issues and fines etc to obtain access to the DVLA database.
Also you may not be aware but the DVLA sells its data to bodies that are not involved in the above industry....
by ernie
Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BodyShop Recommendations please Hertfordshire
Replies: 1
Views: 750
Great Britain

Talk to Angus...he is in your neck of the woods and may be able to suggest someone....
by ernie
Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Values
Replies: 59
Views: 13746
Great Britain

I would characterise it as a good probability that some of the over priced froth is blown off the classic car market. Good well restored cars may lose a little (but not crash) but the over priced ones with dodgy restoration or provenance will become less attractive to buyers and thus the prices will...
by ernie
Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Model E Type mania !!
Replies: 8
Views: 2273
Great Britain

I wonder if an airfix spitifire engine could be shoehorned into a model e type....ok the handling would be rubbish but what a drag car :o
by ernie
Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hood colour
Replies: 19
Views: 2713
Great Britain

In America they do! :P
by ernie
Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hood colour
Replies: 19
Views: 2713
Great Britain

.[/quote] Technically of course black isn't a colour... :wink:[/quote] Of course in the reality of car paintwork Black is a colour, as it is not a pefect absorber of light.........eg A black object may look black, but, technically, it may still be reflecting some light. For example, a black pigment ...
by ernie
Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hood colour
Replies: 19
Views: 2713
Great Britain

Re: Hood colour

[/quote] It must be a personality trait of mine but I don't follow the logic of the question. Wouldn't one molecule of paid-for personal preference outweigh a mountain of other people's opinion? Now if I was being offered a free trim and paint I might pretend to listen politely to my benefactors' su...
by ernie
Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hood colour
Replies: 19
Views: 2713
Great Britain

Thanks Christopher and Andrew Thanks for your input.....in answer to your question about sills, the alternative is a red interior...hmm I think that I will ave a chat with Angus about measures to limit scuffing (aside from unscrewing my legs or preventing girlies with long legs and heels getting in-...
by ernie
Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hood colour
Replies: 19
Views: 2713
Great Britain

Hood colour

Hi all I thought that I would canvas opinion about the prospective colour of the hood for my 1970 OTS. The car is being rebuilt and will be painted in Jaguar Op Dark Blue...with a light grey interior (formerly Primrose Yellow with Black interior). I just wanted get peoples opinions about suitable ca...
by ernie
Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: prowd owner of a Series 2 2+2 !
Replies: 23
Views: 6715
Great Britain

Re: prowd owner of a Series 2 2+2 !

. bodywork, chassis, eiffel tower apparently rustfree; I chhecked (deserves two "h" as I doubled checked ) with a magnet and a paint thickness gauge ; values between 0.18 and 0.25 mm; banged on the iffel tower with a spanner and no flakes noise Errr.. What part of the car is this? :D Perhaps it was...
by ernie
Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CMES Bracknell
Replies: 29
Views: 8509
Great Britain

Hi I agree keeping fairly standard is good if just a road car....my planned mods will be very subtle and are aimed at getting a big more power usabilityy out of the car without losing flexibility or drivability. The XK engine was a very well developed piece of engineering and is great to drive as st...