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by Gfhug
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: SU conversion on 1968 S1.5, what thermostat housing to use?
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Great Britain

Re: SU conversion on 1968 S1.5, what thermostat housing to use?

David C, are you certain you’ve bought the correct SUs for an E Type as not all will fit?
Why not let us know which you’ve got? May save you problems.

Good luck

Geoff
by Gfhug
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for information on an early car
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Great Britain

Re: Looking for information on an early car

Little on xkedata.com
Was 778 miles actually 100778, which at 10,000 a year could be so?

What is your association with this car?

Geoff
by Gfhug
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Greetings From Whidbey Island Washington, USA
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Great Britain

Re: Greetings From Whidbey Island Washington, USA

And being a mainly British membership you'll have to get used to us having fun at our cousins across the pond. Tyres not tires. Labour not labor. Boot not trunk (elephants have trunks!). Bonnet not hood (hoodies, thems wot yoof wear!). All said with tongue firmly in cheek and in friendship :wink: Oh...
by Gfhug
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Valuation.
Replies: 28
Views: 1446
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Re: Valuation.

Various clubs (JEC, JDC, E Type) will give insurance valuations.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Greetings From Whidbey Island Washington, USA
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Great Britain

Re: Greetings From Whidbey Island Washington, USA

Motorman, good luck with getting that car back on the road. If it has been off the road for so long, then a complete service with new fluids, brake pads, etc. will be most sensible to sort out. Replacing a flexible pipe or two might be needed, too. Say to brake pipes or the clutch slave. Make sure y...
by Gfhug
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: XKE Data
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Great Britain

Re: XKE Data

Yes, you don't have to give every detail. If the sad thing happened and your car was stolen then the serial numbers of the car, body, gearbox and engine will be there for the good guys to be aware of if a wrong un gets listed on somewhere like fleabay

Geoff
by Gfhug
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"
Replies: 24
Views: 1460
Great Britain

Re: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"

Well I'm happy to hear further from you Roberto. You'll see that the forum is one of, if not the, friendliest and we are always happy to learn more about your cars and experiences. You seem happy to eat humble pie which has brightened my thoughts of you. Tell us more. Perhaps share a photo or two of...
by Gfhug
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"
Replies: 24
Views: 1460
Great Britain

Re: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"

As the Case for the Prosecution has been presented, can the defendant or his counsel present their case?
Maybe he can present himself in a manner that the jury can appreciate his side and come to agree with him and help?
by Gfhug
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Xmas Lights
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Great Britain

Re: Xmas Lights

ALAN COCHRANE wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:46 pm
I tried to do it in one sweep of the cursor, Al Capone style.

Alan
Maybe there should be a timer added to see who can shoot them all out the quickest? :bigrin:

More fun than opening Christmas presents :wink:
by Gfhug
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: XJ6 versus E Type
Replies: 16
Views: 988
Great Britain

Re: XJ6 versus E Type

Thanks for your responses. The XJ6/12 seemed to do quite well in saloon car racing and is still good on the track in the vintage classes, which is what inspired my question. Without major changes it must have had good sporty suspension to begin with, yet still glide over potholes. A nice compromise....
by Gfhug
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"
Replies: 24
Views: 1460
Great Britain

Re: Looking for my old E-Type reg "XKE 75"

:yeahthat:
by Gfhug
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: It must be Christmas
Replies: 31
Views: 1296
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Re: It must be Christmas

Heuer wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:28 pm
Mark - you have to wait until Christmas morning for the smashing lights
Oh dear, have they all been smashed before I got my chance?

Thank you David, Angus and Steve for keeping this forum such a pleasure to read and gain from.
:thankyouyellow: :santa:

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 aesthetics
Replies: 201
Views: 61380
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Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Anthony, I've heard of people adding a strip of LEDs into the rear number plate light for the reverse lights. Or you could position a strip above the number plate itself. It might be worth you looking at that to give you a neat solution.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: XJ6 versus E Type
Replies: 16
Views: 988
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XJ6 versus E Type

I have recently read reports of how comfortable the early XJ6 was/is. Some motoring reporters comparing it very highly against the Rolls Royce of the day but with the advantage of sportier performance. Are there any owners who have/had both an early XJ6 4.2 and an E Type (six cylinder) who would lik...
by Gfhug
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It must be Christmas
Replies: 31
Views: 1296
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It must be Christmas

As David has added the Christmas background let me say: Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous, peaceful New Year. May 2019 be a successful year for restoring and driving your cars. Thank you to one and all for the help, advice and friendship this forum delivers. :thankyouyellow: :santa: :santa:...
by Gfhug
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 4.2 Roadster light restoration begins in Italy
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Great Britain

Re: Series 1 4.2 Roadster light restoration begins in Italy

Simone, that's good news to hear you are going to get it lightly and sympathetically restored.
Keep us posted on the progress and encourage the people to ask questions on here if they are unsure of anything.

All the best

Geoff
by Gfhug
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member - South Africa
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Great Britain

Re: New Member - South Africa

Hi David, welcome to the forum and have fun with your 60th birthday present. Mine was a S2 FHC so can very much empathise with you. Be aware that many repro spinners don't fit properly and may not hold the wheels properly in place. Search on the forum for spinners and you'll see various comments and...
by Gfhug
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?
Replies: 22
Views: 1047
Great Britain

Re: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?

Ash, not wishing to make your job more complicated but you might wish to take a look at this topic:
http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10289
And how about other electrical upgrades, relays for the ignition switch, hidden cut off switches, etc?

Geoff
by Gfhug
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?
Replies: 22
Views: 1047
Great Britain

Re: Dashboard wiring loom - should I?

Ash, one word of warning for the S2, the wires to the wiper switch seem to be at odds with the diagrams.
As you'll see here: http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php? ... 8&start=40

Cheers
Geoff
by Gfhug
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Garage Flooring
Replies: 62
Views: 8233
Great Britain

Re: Garage Flooring

Simon, does this mean your car is now a "trailer queen" :roll: :lol: