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by Gfhug
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine re-build
Replies: 18
Views: 719
Great Britain

Re: Engine re-build

Ash, Rory Simpson (rfs1957) recently reported problems with a well known supplier/engine overhaul seen here:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12746&p=103255#p103255

You might wish to pm him before making a decision.

Good luck

Geoff
by Gfhug
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member Saying Hi
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Great Britain

Re: New Member Saying Hi

John, welcome to the forum. A great place for help, advice and good humour including tongue in cheek teasing of our colonial cousins. Don't know where you've bought that car from, but as you're in Herts you can always chat to Angus Moss (forum moderator) for good check over of the car (unless you bo...
by Gfhug
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: FM/DAB radio reception
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Great Britain

Re: FM/DAB radio reception

Surely you can drive through villages with The Stones, The Who, Spinal Tap at full blast. :bouncyyellow:
And the Three Tenors singing Nessum Dorma would be excellent :rvrence:
by Gfhug
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: FM/DAB radio reception
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Great Britain

Re: FM/DAB radio reception

And you must have to crank the volume up to 11 to hear it in an OTS at any sort of speed :wink:
by Gfhug
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diffs and Brakes
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Great Britain

Re: Diffs and Brakes

Pete, that is admirable work :yellow:

Geoff
by Gfhug
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine re-build
Replies: 18
Views: 719
Great Britain

Re: Engine re-build

Ash, are you willing to send your engine down south? CMES in Braknell get good reviews but that is quite a distance away from you. Sorry can't suggest anyone closer. Good luck

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E Type UK article
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Great Britain

Re: E Type UK article

A nicely written article, well done to them and thanks for hosting this forum :yellow:

Geoff
by Gfhug
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: spare keys.
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Great Britain

Re: spare keys.

Bill, if you find the key number, typically starting FS, e.g. FS923, then any decent locksmith will cut brand new keys from that code. One warning is that with age the lock itself may have worn to the extent that a correctly cut key from the code will not work smoothly. I suggest you take the lock b...
by Gfhug
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 Horn stopped working
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Great Britain

Re: Series 1 Horn stopped working

James, the E Type brake lights are switched via a brake fluid pressure sensor/switch on the firewall which can be unreliable. An upgrade is shown in this topic: http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3134 SNG Barratts sell new switchs which are supposed to be much better than the old troubleso...
by Gfhug
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Reproduction Steering Wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Great Britain

Re: Reproduction Steering Wheels

Angus bought you lunch? :roll: You must have caught him on a good (bad?) day :bigrin: David, I've no wish to get into product endorsement. At some point it would be nice to get an original style wheel in 15" and will keep looking at the various options. Thanks for all the work you do to keep us awar...
by Gfhug
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Reproduction Steering Wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Great Britain

Re: Reproduction Steering Wheels

One would hope they would be good at twice the price of the SNGB offering which also comes in 15" size, a useful benefit. Can we rely on you to buy one to do a comparison on our behalf? :wink:

Seriously, do you think they compare?

Geoff
by Gfhug
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help needed. - Starter failure
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Great Britain

Re: Help needed. - Starter failure

LeffeBrune wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:41 pm
But it was sooooo much fun!
:bigrin: :bigrin:
by Gfhug
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Restoration story
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Great Britain

Re: Restoration story

Robbiee, you'll see lots of different presentations of rebuilds in the restoration section. Each one reflects the owners ability both in technical skills and erudition in writing skills. Maybe you must think of how well you would keep it going one, two, three, four years down the line as the progres...
by Gfhug
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Birthday Norman
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Great Britain

Re: Happy Birthday Norman

I just wish he'd eaten all his Weetabix, then the E Type could have been designed for someone six feet tall :bigrin:

:yellow: :drinkingcheers:
by Gfhug
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member - series 3 restoration project
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Great Britain

Re: New member - series 3 restoration project

Hello Ben, welcome to the forum. Do tell us more about the car, how much of a restoration project is it? Complete £100,000 full nut and bolt or a fair amount of TLC and some mechanical and/or body work? Is Hertfordshire too far? Angus Moss (http://www.mossjaguar.com/index.html) is in Letchworth and ...
by Gfhug
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: engine issue my specialist can't fix ... help!
Replies: 62
Views: 1577
Great Britain

Re: engine issue my specialist can't fix ... help!

Jonny, unlike other forums there is no need to use the quote function, you'll notice others don't. It can be useful if you are referring to a much earlier post, but even then you can edit it down to just a sentence or two. It takes up valuable server space. John Burton of the Jaguar Driver's Club is...
by Gfhug
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: engine issue my specialist can't fix ... help!
Replies: 62
Views: 1577
Great Britain

Re: engine issue my specialist can't fix ... help!

I heartily agree with Christopher and Steve. A brief search for Rhave didn't show any "XK" specialists, maybe I missed finding them. I suggest you tell us which part of the country you live and then, perhaps, one of our more knowledgeable owners could have a look at the car and/or suggest a recognis...
by Gfhug
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)
Replies: 158
Views: 10455
Great Britain

Re: Original Late E Series II refresh as it unfolds (Aug 1970 Build)

Dana, a well deserved award. Well done and it's good to hear how well the car is running. Is there still a permanent smile on your face :wink:

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Great Britain

Re: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?

And let's remember a recent German magazine evaluation of classic tyres put the expensive Pirellis first, the far cheaper Vredesteins second, the expensive Michelins a definite third and the cheap and cheerful Blockleys fourth. Yet, there are many on here who think each one is good. Yes, let's see h...
by Gfhug
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine frames.
Replies: 22
Views: 1281
Great Britain

Re: Engine frames.

Lee, Steve's point is that it is polite to say thank you when people take the time to give you advice and information. Everyone happily shares their knowledge and experience but there are times when those who take the time to search out information for others get frustrated when no thanks or gratitu...