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by Gfhug
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: URGENT.....Building a Replica and IVA
Replies: 15
Views: 619
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Re: URGENT.....Building a Replica and IVA

Stuart, that's the big point that we all understand that no one can make an old engine meet current regs. It makes you wonder if the bureaucrats even considered it, or if their idea is to make us all fit electric engines instead. #%^*+*^^# idiots
by Gfhug
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Restoring Carburettors - Tips, Methods ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1080
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Re: Cleaning carburettor bodies - Soda Blasting ?

Rory, would it be worth chatting to David Lonsdale who restores carbs what he uses for the bodies?
Nice fellow who may be willing to help, 07786 912011

Lots of elbow grease and diamondbrite for the shiny bits :bigrin:

Geoff
by Gfhug
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cylinder Head Studs - where from ?
Replies: 6
Views: 422
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Re: Cylinder Head Studs - where from ?

Rory, I'm sure Christopher can confirm his comments about being in the coolant only apples to the later 4.2 engines, not sure if some S1.5 would have them, certainly my S2 has the longer studs which go through the coolant space. I'm confident in saying your 3.8 has the shorter studs and are not in t...
by Gfhug
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: URGENT.....Building a Replica and IVA
Replies: 15
Views: 619
Great Britain

Re: URGENT.....Building a Replica and IVA

Steve, that's ridiculous, but it's a government paper produced by bureaucrats who have no idea of the real world. How could they expect a replica of a 1920's car with a period engine to pass modern emmision standards? Para 4.11 for anyone wishing to find the relevant proposal. I'm not building a rep...
by Gfhug
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Screwfix degreaser
Replies: 3
Views: 490
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Re: Screwfix degreaser

Another vote for it

Geoff
by Gfhug
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Government scrappage scheme
Replies: 6
Views: 509
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Re: Government scrappage scheme

Signed

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Broken clock from a 1969 series 2 E-type
Replies: 24
Views: 2931
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Re: Broken clock from a 1969 series 2 E-type

My clock is 12v, change came in during S2 production and the drivers handbook mentions this, iirc
Didn't work so sent to Mike Eck for his quartz mod, works very well now

Geoff
by Gfhug
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sticking the Bonnet on a Spit Rotisserie
Replies: 6
Views: 336
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Re: Sticking the Bonnet on a Spit Rotisserie

OK, Rory, I'll have that too! :wink:
Actually, it is another fine piece of work. I would tend to send an engine away for anything above taking the head off, so maybe I'll pass for the moment.

ATB

Geoff
by Gfhug
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice needed for a novice
Replies: 8
Views: 470
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Re: Advice needed for a novice

Chris, if you've no experience of E types you might wish to take an experienced owner with you to help show where to check.
We have a very knowledgeable group of people on here and some, like Angus Moss, who may be able to view the car with you. Seek out Moss jaguar and chat to him

Geoff
by Gfhug
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: another one back on the road......
Replies: 17
Views: 778
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Re: another one back on the road......

Norman, wonderful news. Always appreciated your old school manners and it's great to see your car on the road and your improving IT skills. And to have a new generation appreciating the marque is good to hear. A mere 300 days of sunshine, at least 100 miles per sunshine day, that's a lot of miles pe...
by Gfhug
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sticking the Bonnet on a Spit Rotisserie
Replies: 6
Views: 336
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Re: Sticking the Bonnet on a Spit Rotisserie

Yves, I'm waiting for Rory to finish with it and then he can post it to me :lol:

In truth I wish I had welding experience to make up some of the helpful assemblies Rory makes. :yellow:

Geoff
by Gfhug
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Installing Blaupunkt radio in 67 OTC XKE
Replies: 2
Views: 229
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Re: Installing Blaupunkt radio in 67 OTC XKE

Radios were normally a dealer fit, therefore there are no formal fitting instructions. Removing the old one and fitting a new radio is something most competent handymen can do by simply taking the old one out, noting connections and fitting the new one into place. Remove the centre console, there ar...
by Gfhug
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Cost of respray
Replies: 31
Views: 1584
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Re: Cost of respray

Paul, if you are happy with the quality of the painting you've done so far (especially the bonnet) then consider doing it yourself. I painted my aeroplane after a complete overhaul. It was my first attempt at spray painting with two pack paint and the proper air fed spray mask etc. Though not perfec...
by Gfhug
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Cost of respray
Replies: 31
Views: 1584
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Re: Cost of respray

Malcom, you've got to give him a bit of profit margin!! :bigrin:
by Gfhug
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wipers don't clear screen?
Replies: 12
Views: 740
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Re: Wipers don't clear screen?

cactusman wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:00 pm
Peering at their site halfords charge nine beer tokens (£9) for an R05 pack which seems to contain two blades....so not going to break the bank
If it fits an E Type, you watch the price suddenly triple! :lol:
by Gfhug
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wipers don't clear screen?
Replies: 12
Views: 740
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Re: Wipers don't clear screen?

Angus, that's interesting as I tried fitting a modern blade into an old carrier and found the modern blade was curved more than the springs on the wiper arms (the upgraded arms from SNGB) could manage to flatten onto the windscreen. Not sure which carrier make, nor can I remember the blade, but it w...
by Gfhug
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Not yet an owner but maybe soon.
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Great Britain

Re: Not yet an owner but maybe soon.

Why not chat to Angus Moss, one of our moderators and who has imported cars into the UK, he might be able to help. Search for e-conic Moss Jaguar

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Scotland to New Zealand
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Great Britain

Re: Scotland to New Zealand

On the grounds that shipping costs money, try to assess which big, heavy and expensive items you need to replace. Buy and ship out at the same time. Might even reduce import taxes as being part of a single car.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day at e-Conic Cars (Moss Jaguar)
Replies: 98
Views: 5389
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Re: Open Day at e-Conic Cars (Moss Jaguar)

David Jones (I like my bacon crispy please!)
Nick Lynch
Geoff Hughes (I'll be expecting an Easter Egg)
by Gfhug
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi all - another new member
Replies: 4
Views: 263
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Re: Hi all - another new member

Gerry, welcome to the forum. A nice story of you visiting Browns Lane.
Ask away, there are lots of friendly people here only to happy to help

Geoff