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by tonyabacus
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cold Glue Dent removal
Replies: 4
Views: 729
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Re: Cold Glue Dent removal

John I would agree with Simon, you need someone who is experienced at this type of dent removal. If you contact the local Jaguar/Merc/BMW dealer they will tell you who they use as a starting point. Next when you contact the guy, ask how long he has been doing it and what training he has had. Sometim...
by tonyabacus
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Steering Wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 1866
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Re: Steering Wheel

Thanks Steve, Simon, David It seemed that the hub was "brushed" a little lighter than the wheel, so I wanted to make sure, also your comments about finishing after the pattern was cut also seems logical given the comments. My wheel does not appear to have been touched on the underside and has what l...
by tonyabacus
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Export Cars
Replies: 7
Views: 1126
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Re: Export Cars

Geoff Thanks for the input. Are you confirming that there was some sort of sticker on the windshield that gave a destination? If so did this have the details of the distributor or a dealer, as I have not had sight of such a sticker but guessed there must have been something to direct the car through...
by tonyabacus
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Export Cars
Replies: 7
Views: 1126
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Re: Export Cars

David Thanks, that answers the query in part and thanks for the pics, however there must have been another label to show the port of destination and the distributors/dealers details for the delivery. This would have enabled the car to be easily picked out from those parked awaiting collection in the...
by tonyabacus
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK registered car or export?
Replies: 8
Views: 2472
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Re: UK registered car or export?

Stuart This film was commissioned in 1967 by Jaguar Cars USA and reference is made to the removal of the headlight covers in late 1967 a short way into the film, not that this has much relevance to your query. The "C" registration plate was issued between during 1965 as we know, being a Coventry kid...
by tonyabacus
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: UK registered car or export?
Replies: 8
Views: 2472
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Re: UK registered car or export?

Steve Long time after you posted but this may help others with a similar question about personal exports. There is a video on YouTube about a US guy who did just that and took delivery in Europe via a personal delivery driver taking the car out to meet him. You can see the story and the film which i...
by tonyabacus
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Export Cars
Replies: 7
Views: 1126
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Export Cars

Does anyone have a photograph of the cars waiting to go for export, or know of one located in a book etc? In particular I want to try and see the export documentation that was stuck to the front screen, or does anyone have a copy of such a document. Also amongst our midst, did anyone work or know of...
by tonyabacus
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: A materials question
Replies: 13
Views: 3109
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Re: A materials question

Chris I got to thinking some more about the material that the air duct is made from and wondered what the factory had used by way of a colouring agent, added to get the black finish. When sanded, the combination of the white mat and the coloured gel, may have created a powder that rather than being ...
by tonyabacus
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Steering Wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 1866
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Re: Steering Wheel

Steve/Simon
Thanks both for the pics, perhaps now I can restore my wheel, which someone has tried to polish, but is not correct for my S2. Steve, I take it the brushed effect is radially around the hub, as this pic was not quite so clear?
Thanks
Tony
by tonyabacus
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Steering Wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 1866
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Re: Steering Wheel

Thanks both, checked out the factory fit pictures David, but can’t get the definition to see the degree of brushed effect.
So still needing a close up please
by tonyabacus
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Steering Wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 1866
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Steering Wheel

Can someone post a couple of photographs of the steering wheel with the brushed effect which I think was standard on the S2. A close up to get an idea of just how much brushing was done and also the direction of the brushing relative to the spokes please.
Thanks
by tonyabacus
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Mystery clip? Any ideas?
Replies: 12
Views: 2855
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Re: Mystery clip? Any ideas?

Andy It looks as if the centre of the clip is square suggesting it is located on a square shaft rather than a round shaft, whether that is a reminder of another job that the clip belongs to, but looking in the parts book at the wiper assembly, this type of clip does not stand out anywhere. Tony ps D...
by tonyabacus
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door internal water shield
Replies: 9
Views: 1921
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Re: Door internal water shield

I refer to the top picture posted by Richard, where if I understand correctly he is showing metal plates rivetted in place. This means any future work inside the door shell will require these plates to be drilled out to gain access. On many cars over the years I have used a similar method, but have ...
by tonyabacus
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any HENLYS experts?
Replies: 13
Views: 3720
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Re: Any HENLYS experts?

As an ex Coventry Kid I recall that often there were delays at car factories due to strikes or parts shortages which would have knock on effects to the car transporter firms. With so many car factories and smaller parts manufacturers in the city, Jaguar like the others was not immune from these prob...
by tonyabacus
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cover for car
Replies: 29
Views: 6879
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Re: Cover for car

FWIW, Over the past 40 years and a variety of cars, Jaguar, Porsche, Lotus, Mercedes, I have used a Covercraft 4 layer fitted cover and never had any issues. The covers allow the car to breathe so trapped moisture is not an issue, not that I put the cover over a wet or damp car. I was a concourse nu...
by tonyabacus
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A materials question
Replies: 13
Views: 3109
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Re: A materials question

Hi Peter They thought it was definitely glass fibre, certainly not any of the newer compounds that we see like Kevlar etc. Whilst awkward to see properly, inside there are some small fins, which they suggested had the hallmarks of glass fibre due in part to the poor quality finish around those fins....
by tonyabacus
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A materials question
Replies: 13
Views: 3109
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Re: A materials question

Chris You may recall some time ago you were going to lend your air intake as I was looking to perhaps get some made as my own was not present when I purchased the car. At the time I eventually obtained one to have a look at and took it to a local injection moulding company where we investigated how ...
by tonyabacus
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: History Tracing US
Replies: 2
Views: 1381
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Re: History Tracing US

Hello Gregoire I too have been searching for information on my car which I imported from the US. At present I am getting some help from another couple of members in the USA and hope that in the next couple of weeks will be able to post an article here that will help all those in a similar situation....
by tonyabacus
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Roof/Hood/Spar - to - Door - to Windscreen Adjustments
Replies: 40
Views: 15093
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Re: Roof/Hood/Spar - to - Door - to Windscreen Adjustments

Having searched like others to find answers to this ongoing issue of curing water leaks, fitting new hoods etc, would it be possible to make this a ‘sticky’, so subsequent searches are easier for everyone? Not sure what this involves, but the narrative and pictures that guys have produced are absolu...
by tonyabacus
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Door Drains
Replies: 21
Views: 9408
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Re: Door Drains

A bit late to this topic but a tip for those along later. The water deflectors shown at the start can make it awkward to work inside the door and sometimes need removing which can be a pain drilling out the rivets etc. An easier solution to the whole problem is to use some stiff rubber strip and sma...