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by Gfhug
Fri May 29, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Inside Jaguar
Replies: 37
Views: 5159
Great Britain

For someone about to pay in excess of ?1,000,000 I'd have thought they could have managed a better catering option for the buyer viewing his car for the first time than a few sticky buns from the local corner shop. :roll:
by Gfhug
Thu May 28, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: London to Brighton Classic Car Run
Replies: 3
Views: 1001
Great Britain

I trust you'll be going there in your lovely FHC Simon? (And your wife, children, dog, cat, etc. can make their own arrangements!) :wink:
by Gfhug
Tue May 26, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Silver LHD 2+2 spotted in small Hampshire villages
Replies: 0
Views: 706
Great Britain

Silver LHD 2+2 spotted in small Hampshire villages

Out walking yesterday, Monday 25th, at about 5pm saw a silver LHD 2+2 going from our little village of Abbotts Ann towards another little village Monxton. Registration something like AHJ 609G. Gave them a positive thumbs up and got a cheery wave back. Now we are off the beaten track, and not really ...
by Gfhug
Mon May 25, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Lightning Jets
Replies: 21
Views: 5544
Great Britain

Do you get the feeling that 'Sir' has decided the naughty boys caught whispering about something other than E Types have been banished to the back of the class? I wouldn't mind, but some of the 'glamour' shots he trawls the internet for show ladies (?) I wouldn't even allow to wash my car never mind...
by Gfhug
Sun May 24, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: S2 2+2 advice needed
Replies: 17
Views: 4315
Great Britain

If you've got over size tyres (eg 205/70-15) then you may find the PS useful. All non power steering cars are heavier at slow speeds.
Finding a set of SUs will be difficult and expensive, maybe enjoy the Strombergs in the meantime?
by Gfhug
Sun May 24, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Lightning Jets
Replies: 21
Views: 5544
Great Britain

Ian, is that stick the right way round? Looks back to front to me.
I have/had one somewhere, and always thought it went the other way.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sun May 24, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Why my car died. Autopsy results.
Replies: 18
Views: 2358
Great Britain

abowie wrote: I bet they never had this trouble in Spitfires.
Triumph or Vickers Supermarine?
If it's the Merlin or Griffon engined ones, then, yes, they too can/did give problems. Just a few more plugs (24) to check!
by Gfhug
Thu May 21, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New S1 FHC Owner in Warwickshire
Replies: 20
Views: 5368
Great Britain

Well done Trevor

Must be a really old car if it only comes in black and white photos :wink:
Go on, tell us what the colour is.

Enjoy yourself, but that goes without saying
by Gfhug
Wed May 20, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Lightning Jets
Replies: 21
Views: 5544
Great Britain

Flew the simulator (and landed it!) On the older sims they always used to reckon no pilot could ever land them only the simulator technicians. :wink: And watching a Spitfire do engine runs at midnight, they really do spit fire. Or standing next to the runway when Concorde switched on reheat.... The...
by Gfhug
Wed May 20, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Lightning Jets
Replies: 21
Views: 5544
Great Britain

It would be good to see an e Type vs a Lightning a la Veyron vs Typhoon that Top Gear did. Not that there are any Frightenings flying anymore, and it never had the manoeuvreability of the modern computer controlled fighters. But isn't there a Lightning they fire up to almost rotate speed at Brunting...
by Gfhug
Tue May 19, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wire wheel tyre replacement question
Replies: 14
Views: 2890
Great Britain

The big thing appears to be that most modern fitters don't have the correct balancing equipment for wire wheels. The advice is to get one of these: http://www.smoothridecones.co.uk/ which allows a wire wheel to be properly balanced. Maybe someone local can advise of a place geared up to do wire whee...
by Gfhug
Wed May 13, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fixing the glove box to the dash panel
Replies: 5
Views: 1151
Great Britain

Chris I had thought of pop rivets, and would only suggest screws for easier removal of the glovebox for access behind, which I have needed for various tasks, but if not needed then the pop rivets are good solution
by Gfhug
Tue May 12, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fixing the glove box to the dash panel
Replies: 5
Views: 1151
Great Britain

Hi Simon, on my S2 FHC I have a couple of little holes in the bottom of the glovebox that line up with two in the dash and used small screws and thin nuts. The holes are next to the pivots. You might wish to try for something similar. Whether they are original holes for the job or something the PO d...
by Gfhug
Mon May 11, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Painting/soundproofing of floors
Replies: 10
Views: 3235
Great Britain

Thanks Christopher. Will go shopping.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Mon May 11, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Painting/soundproofing of floors
Replies: 10
Views: 3235
Great Britain

Does phosphoric need to be rinsed off?
Need to apply some in the transmission tunnel and won't be able to flush/rinse out the phosphoric. Could wipe with wet cloths, although not in all the nooks and crannies.
by Gfhug
Fri May 08, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch Slave Cylinder Bleed Screw Position
Replies: 4
Views: 1356
Great Britain

Neil, mine is at the bottom, but as you say photos will show either position. For bleeding the clutch (or brakes) will you be using these? http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motorsport/brake-bleeders/goodridge-speed-bleeder I'm sure you'll have read this before, but it should help with bleeding the clutc...
by Gfhug
Thu May 07, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Threads for the rear diff cover
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Great Britain

If you are having difficulty finding longer bolts you may wish to try these:
http://www.lasaero.com/site/products/ar ... =F04IMJMWT
Or from the USA get them from Aircraft Spruce: http://www.aircraftspruce.com/menus/ha/bolts.html
by Gfhug
Thu May 07, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member in Dorset with S2 FHC
Replies: 15
Views: 5166
Great Britain

Mine's behind the carbs, too. Weren't the US models on the left? Can't say what happens on the 2+2.
by Gfhug
Thu May 07, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Threads for the rear diff cover
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Great Britain

5/16 UNC on my diff.
1cm longer, that's a very thick diff cover?
by Gfhug
Wed May 06, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gear knob font
Replies: 13
Views: 2222
Great Britain

Thanks Graham, did the deed and bought one. They seem to be old stock as it is not in pristine condition, which at least makes it more appropriate