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by Gfhug
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Great Britain

Re: New member

FWIW there's a fleabay seller by this name selling dynamos, alternators, etc.
And a website under the same name

Geoff
by Gfhug
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Anyone know a mobile mechanic near me?
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Great Britain

Re: Anyone know a mobile mechanic near me?

Paul, can you get the car started to drive? If so there are a couple of people I've heard about not a million miles away, one at Gerrards Cross: http://www.motorbase.com/contact/by-id/776158342/ Another in Thame: http://www.birksmotorworks.co.uk/ I have NO IDEA how good they are and I am NOT giving ...
by Gfhug
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 48
Views: 1865
Great Britain

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

Pleased to say we were out both on Thursday and Sunday, car starting well after so long standing in the cold and damp garage. Great to be out and about :swerve:

Geoff
by Gfhug
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Registration and value
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Great Britain

Re: Registration and value

Simone, the registration is not part of the "matching numbers", but keep it for your own interest and possibly bringing the car back to the UK.
What is the latest on the car?

Geoff
by Gfhug
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Great Britain

Re: New Member

Hello Brett, welcome to the forum where you'll get lots of help and advice. Please add your name and car to the signature area then people will immediately know how to address you and which model you have to give the correct answer. You won't be able to fit an overdrive as they can only be fitted to...
by Gfhug
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 DHC Blue Reg 3WBJ - Circa 1980
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Great Britain

Re: Series 2 DHC Blue Reg 3WBJ - Circa 1980

Then we should be eternally grateful Angus's car didn't have Amco bars :thumbdown:
by Gfhug
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 DHC Blue Reg 3WBJ - Circa 1980
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Great Britain

Re: Series 2 DHC Blue Reg 3WBJ - Circa 1980

I'm all for purity of form, but can you imagine 77 RW or 9600 HP turning up at Geneva with an offcut of tin "nailed" to the bottom of the air intake. What would Lyons have said :roll:
by Gfhug
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 DHC Blue Reg 3WBJ - Circa 1980
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Great Britain

Re: Series 2 DHC Blue Reg 3WBJ - Circa 1980

It’s where the original plate was fitted in the US so I just carried on the tradition. That's no excuse for bad taste, Angus. One of the aesthetics of an E Type is having the registration number across the bonnet, not hanging underneath as though someone just thought "we'll nail it on here" :roll:
by Gfhug
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 47
Views: 1983
Great Britain

Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Julian (cactusman) I think you would make a very positive contribution to the day judging by your comments in post 12.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 47
Views: 1983
Great Britain

Re: SNG Barratt User Group

David Jones
Angus Moss
Jeremy Bradshaw
Geoff Hughes
by Gfhug
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 47
Views: 1983
Great Britain

Re: SNG Barratt User Group

David, I'd be pleased to come along and give constructive comments (i.e. not just have a whinge) as I have both an S2 on the road and a long term project S2. Alternatively as Angus knows my project then I would be happy to pass comments on through him. Geoff PS, I think this is a great idea. Well do...
by Gfhug
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Re-chroming side and tail lights
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Great Britain

Re: Re-chroming side and tail lights

Richard and Chris, thanks for these Mazak details. Chatted to Castle Chrome and they confirmed it is an awful metal to work on at circa £50-60 each, ouch!

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Re-chroming side and tail lights
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Great Britain

Re: Re-chroming side and tail lights

Hi Richard, somehow didn't think the usual chrome platers would tackle plastic mouldings. Assumed they were for plating of metal parts.
Shall get in touch with them, many thanks.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Re-chroming side and tail lights
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Great Britain

Re-chroming side and tail lights

The chrome finish to the (S2) side and tail light housings is getting a bit pitted.
Has anyone tried to re-chrome these? Any suggestions or thoughts will be appreciated.

Thanks

Geoff
by Gfhug
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from North East England
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Great Britain

Re: Hello from North East England

Bill, welcome to the forum. There are a lot of very helpful and friendly people on here. Your particular needs will be more out of the day to day questions that are posed, but there will be some who can help. How about some photos and more information? The more you give us the easier it will be for ...
by Gfhug
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 Wiper Park Position - Worth Changing?
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Great Britain

Re: Series 1 Wiper Park Position - Worth Changing?

Well this means we must all stop this habit of only driving our cars in the dry. :wink: I must admit my first drive when we collected our car included a long time in heavy rain and didn't feel that the wipers were inadequate. Though 64OTS does have a point that RHD cars do better with wipers parking...
by Gfhug
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hallo from Germany
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Great Britain

Re: Hallo from Germany

Patrick, welcome to the forum where you'll get lots of help and advice. What abowie says is good advice, what condition is your RHD car in? Definitely consider selling it in Britain. Maybe get in touch with Angus Moss (1954EType is his name on here), he may know of a good LHD car for exchange. Good ...
by Gfhug
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 1 Wiper Park Position - Worth Changing?
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Great Britain

Re: Series 1 Wiper Park Position - Worth Changing?

I thought you fellows never needed to use wipers, they're only for show
http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php? ... er#p104934
:lol:
by Gfhug
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Building a Realm C type
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Great Britain

Re: Building a Realm C type

Steve, do you mean you haven’t got a spare £5million lying around then :lol:
It’ll be good to see your car when it’s on the road. Good luck with getting it finished.

Cheers

Geoff
by Gfhug
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 & 420G similarity
Replies: 32
Views: 1351
Great Britain

Re: S1 & 420G similarity

Could this be worth checking out?
https://jec.org.uk/classifieds/index.ph ... ts&id=2413

Although the part number may seem incorrect for an E Type it is discussed here:
http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?t=8262

Geoff