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by Nickleback
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New With 1R11203 Series II
Replies: 12
Views: 3325
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Re: New With 1R11203 Series II

:welcomewave: Jim,
Great looking series 2 OTS with such low mileage - Wow !
Enjoy the journey, it's worth it ! :bigrin:
by Nickleback
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Missing at high revs under load
Replies: 31
Views: 7984
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Re: Missing at high revs under load

If the car has electronic ignition I suggest you fit a set of resistor spark plugs e.g. BP R 5 as you can get electrical interference which causes misfire. Actually resistor plugs should be standard fitment to any E-Type as ignition noise can screw up your mobile phone and Sat-Nav along with those ...
by Nickleback
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: accident damage repairs / restorers
Replies: 17
Views: 2798
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Re: accident damage repairs / restorers

You have PM
by Nickleback
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: accident damage repairs / restorers
Replies: 17
Views: 2798
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Re: accident damage repairs / restorers

Have you used either before ? And what do you mean our own ? Do you work for them ? Grant No I do not work for them, they are the forum sponsors. I have been to their open day and they are well worth a visit. Robin Lackfords are also very good, closer to us both and I have had some electrical work ...
by Nickleback
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: accident damage repairs / restorers
Replies: 17
Views: 2798
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Re: accident damage repairs / restorers

Grant,

Here a couple for consideration in West Sussex & Kent, I am assuming that you want quality first as the bill be be paid by insurers ?
http://www.robinlackford.co.uk/

& of course our own:
https://etypeuk.com/restoration
by Nickleback
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Auction woes
Replies: 14
Views: 2708
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Re: Auction woes

politeperson wrote:
Seems all my E type chums live in West Sussex! Might have to move one day.

I have always liked Chichester and East Dean especially.
I did , so I moved - could be worse :mrgreen:
by Nickleback
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Upgrading brakes on a Series 1
Replies: 19
Views: 2860
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Re: Upgrading brakes on a Series 1

To be clear, it stops NO faster than with the stock Dunlop brakes - only the "feel" is improved. That will be true for ANY brake "upgrade" as with a properly functioning stock brake setup, stopping distance is limited by the tires, NOT the brakes. MY only objection to the Dunlop system is the high ...
by Nickleback
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Question on Drive Train
Replies: 30
Views: 4809
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Re: Question on Drive Train

Dana, My S2 coupe is a May 70 XKE car so close to yours in build date and came with a 3.54 diff. As you say the revs were too high and car always felt like is was overworking. After various recommendations and seeking advice, I have just had my IRS fully rebuilt with a 3.07 diff and kept the origina...
by Nickleback
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Non-standard S2 ignition switch hot?
Replies: 9
Views: 2715
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Re: Non-standard S2 ignition switch hot?

Dan, Your quite right the rubber boot is now obsolete & nobody makes them, but luckily I found a second hand nearly new one for my ignition switch rebuild. Angus borrowed it to get a copy and was talking about getting them made up, maybe worth a call to him to see if he got any further with the proj...
by Nickleback
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Your suggestions please
Replies: 13
Views: 2273
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Re: Your suggestions please

Scott, As the car does not have the original engine and therefore is a non matching numbers car, I would not worry about keeping the original colour (primrose yellow) especially as you are "going the whole 9 yards" and painting / replacing engine frames etc Gunmetal grey with red interior is a great...
by Nickleback
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kop Hill Climb
Replies: 1
Views: 741
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Re: Kop Hill Climb

Looks good and it was fully booked up 2 months ago !
Like the pic of the etype on the front page, anyone know who's it is ?
http://www.kophillclimb.org.uk/entrants.html
by Nickleback
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Your suggestions please
Replies: 13
Views: 2273
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Re: Your suggestions please

Do it the way you want to to enjoy it, hopefully then, you might keep it a little longer than 6 months when finshed to enjoy all your hard work and money spent on it.
by Nickleback
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The end for the MOT for vehicles of historic interest
Replies: 76
Views: 13421
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Re: The end for the MOT for vehicles of historic interest

I will also keep MOT's being done on my car, but more importantly will keep getting a full pre- MOT service inspection check prior to the MOT to ensure the car is in the best roadworthy condition as well for my own "piece of mind" and of course for its history file which says a lot about the owner a...
by Nickleback
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tom Kristensen slides Jaguar E-type round soaking Goodwood
Replies: 0
Views: 1617
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Tom Kristensen slides Jaguar E-type round soaking Goodwood

This was "poetry in motion" last weekend, talk about balancing on the edge ! :wow: :mrgreen:
https://www.goodwood.com/grrc/event-cov ... at-revival
by Nickleback
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Welcome to our new Moderator
Replies: 18
Views: 4346
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Re: Welcome to our new Moderator

Well done Steve, you deserve it :mrgreen:
I know you are good at keeping a watching eye :thankyouyellow: Enjoy
by Nickleback
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which Tires ?
Replies: 32
Views: 5986
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Re: Which Tires ?

Hi Grant,
Good call, the Dunlops are great - really happy with mine.
Yup, mine should be back "On the road" by then ready for the last Tuesday Sadcase meet, be good to meet up, keen to see how you are getting on. 8-)
by Nickleback
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which Tires ?
Replies: 32
Views: 5986
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Re: Which Tires ?

If you want something a little more aggressive fit 5.5" wheels with the same 185 tyres. The ride will not be as compliant (you are stiffening the side walls) but steering response will be sharper. Agreed, if you need new wheels hence the suggestion earlier in the thead to consider, plus the wheels ...
by Nickleback
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which Tires ?
Replies: 32
Views: 5986
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Re: Which Tires ?

Hi Grant, What wheels are going to be on the car ? My original wheels needed restoration, but it was not viable to do, so I purchased new MWS competion wheels which are 15 x 5.5 wide. This then enabled me to stretch the existing rubber wider on the original spec but new 185VR15 Dunlop SP Sports. I a...
by Nickleback
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine tune-up
Replies: 15
Views: 3662
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Re: Engine tune-up

Geoff,
Stock engine, stock new SU carbs from Burlen, Std air filter, full Uk spec with Pertronix electronic ignition.
Works well for me :mrgreen:
by Nickleback
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine tune-up
Replies: 15
Views: 3662
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Re: Engine tune-up

I have used Andy at Classic & Race, Horley as he has a rolling road, is a specialist race tuner that knows etype's and he was recommended by my engine rebuilders CMES, Bracknel. Did a great job on my car especially as the SU's were going out of tune - lean at 3500 rpm. I have also got the charts sho...