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by rswaffie
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Possible Stolen E Type
Replies: 26
Views: 2159
Great Britain

Re: Possible Stolen E Type

Hi,
That looks like a kit car to me. Dashboard area is a giveaway, along with the xj6 vin plate, the windscreen surround and many other non-etype features!
by rswaffie
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Possible Stolen E Type
Replies: 26
Views: 2159
Great Britain

Re: Possible Stolen E Type

If you are going to check the VIN, I suggest you take lots of pics of the exterior and interior, chassis number stamping on the front frame, cylinder head number and the id plate on the driver’s side near the air filter. Post the pics on this site. You won’t be able to open the bonnet if the car is ...
by rswaffie
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member in East Anglia
Replies: 5
Views: 1237
Great Britain

Re: New member in East Anglia

Hi and welcome,
I have completed a nut n bolt rebuild of a 63 fhc last year and there are many others (both ‘amateur’ and professional) who have done the same. So, plenty of help and photos available on this splendid site!
by rswaffie
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: High beam problem
Replies: 26
Views: 1686
Great Britain

Re: High beam problem

Drop an email, or call Gil. He’s always sorted out any issues I had with my led upgrades.
by rswaffie
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas lights
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Great Britain

Re: Christmas lights

They tested positive for COVID-19, so are in isolation for ten days. :lol:
by rswaffie
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Recommendations for a V12 specialist near Northants/Cambs/Beds
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Great Britain

Re: Recommendations for a V12 specialist near Northants/Cambs/Beds

Hi,
Try The Splined Hub, Oundle, Northants.
by rswaffie
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: headlamp adjusting level ?
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Great Britain

Re: headlamp adjusting level ?

Hi The service manual gives this guidance: https://i.postimg.cc/x14yBYQC/B9-E43-C14-9-AB5-473-F-91-BD-149723572-FE9.jpg It doesn’t give heights as I guess there may be variances, but the starting point seems to be the lamp centres. I didn’t have 25’ of level ground so the MOT guys did it with their ...
by rswaffie
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Present for hubby who owns Jaguar
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Great Britain

Re: Present for hubby who owns Jaguar

Has he got a car cover for it? Or maybe a nice leather tool bag (matching the interior trim)?
by rswaffie
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Nearly there
Replies: 14
Views: 1040
Great Britain

Re: Nearly there

:drinkingcheers:
Looking great. It looks like you’ve got the weather on your side as well - always a bonus. I guess it’s getting towards peak summer there?
by rswaffie
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Happy Birthday 889504
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Great Britain

Re: Happy Birthday 889504

All looking good gents!
I’d offer you some birthday cake, but there was only one slice left and my daughter nabbed that!

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by rswaffie
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Happy Birthday 889504
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Great Britain

Happy Birthday 889504

On the 26th November 1963, my Opalescent Golden Sand FHC rolled out of the factory, destined for New York and then to California. 57 years later, repatriated and restored I took it for a birthday blast (scenic route to get to the supermarket for essential supplies 😉) to celebrate. There will of cour...
by rswaffie
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Boot board rail rubbers
Replies: 15
Views: 1142
Great Britain

Re: Boot board rail rubbers

Can’t confirm where mine came from but this may help....

https://www.car-hood.co.uk/rubber-boot- ... =referrals
by rswaffie
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Boot board rail rubbers
Replies: 15
Views: 1142
Great Britain

Re: Boot board rail rubbers

Hi,
Yes you can, as I replaced mine in my 63 fhc. I’ll need to check where I got them from though.
I seem to remember having to cut them to a point to locate correctly in the rails.
by rswaffie
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Bonnet lock handles orientation
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Great Britain

Re: Bonnet lock handles orientation

Andy
The escutcheons only go one way up, as in your picture. The same on the driver’s side. And yes, both the handles will point in the same direction ie to the right when locked, up when unlocked. Bit of a pain if you suffer from OCD!
by rswaffie
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rubber seal kit ...again
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Great Britain

Re: Rubber seal kit ...again

I think you may find that seal kits sold by some of the main suppliers are actually from Baines. I got my S1 seal kit from Hutson’s and they were Baines sourced if I remember correctly. Give a few a call and ask them who supplies them.
by rswaffie
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1962 E-type exhumed after being bricked up in 1965
Replies: 15
Views: 1149
Great Britain

Re: 1962 E-type exhumed after being bricked up in 1965

I’m inclined to agree with the scepticism. Restorers, auction houses and dealers love to add the ‘barn find’ moniker to a description as they think they can add a premium to their valuation. I guess the ‘bricked up garage’ is a new twist! The reality is more a case of the emperor’s new clothes. It’s...
by rswaffie
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: 1962 E-type exhumed after being bricked up in 1965
Replies: 15
Views: 1149
Great Britain

Re: 1962 E-type exhumed after being bricked up in 1965

I clicked on the ‘watch it on Facebook’ line and it played via that app.
by rswaffie
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: A new Member in Bolton looking for advice.
Replies: 19
Views: 2129
Great Britain

Re: A new Member in Bolton looking for advice.

Hi
The 2+2 has seating (for children or short adults!) behind the front seats. The FHC only has 2 seats. As a result, the 2+2 had a longer wheelbase and higher roofline. What is the chassis number of the car in question?
by rswaffie
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Trying to find my father's Series 1
Replies: 8
Views: 3000
Great Britain

Re: Trying to find my father's Series 1

Looks like it has been off the road since 1979.

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by rswaffie
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Driving during lockdown
Replies: 17
Views: 1259
Great Britain

Re: Driving during lockdown

This is the only clause in my classicline policy that may apply: Criminal acts Any legal responsibility for loss or damage (direct or indirect) caused whilst your vehicle is used by anyone insured under this insurance: - in the course or furtherance of a crime; or - as a means of escape from, or avo...