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by Series1 Stu
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 49
Views: 2520
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

I would like to get involved. Bridgnorth is only an hour away for me and a very pleasant drive too. I am in the process of restoring mine (very slowly). I have bought lots of parts from Barratts, and others. I also have years of experience in designing, developing and manufacturing parts for many di...
by Series1 Stu
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E type Picture
Replies: 12
Views: 871
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Re: E type Picture

Not to mention that the marshalls and spectators are completely static too.
by Series1 Stu
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member in Cambridge
Replies: 18
Views: 961
Great Britain

Re: New Member in Cambridge

Opie oils is a good source for all kinds of oils and other fluids. They're great if you want to buy in bulk if you have maybe more than one classic.

www.opieoils.co.uk

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Buying MWS wheels
Replies: 45
Views: 1957
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Re: Buying MWS wheels

I bought MWS wheels because I had been reliably informed that Dayton wheels were not acceptable to TUV. That might not matter for UK use but I considered that it would be better to have wheels that were considered acceptable to TUV. Things might have changed since then but that was what influenced m...
by Series1 Stu
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan
Replies: 19
Views: 1679
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Re: Cooling fan

Good grief!

Is that fan off an Everglades air boat???
by Series1 Stu
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Value S1 Jag e-type 4.2 LHD Roadster
Replies: 32
Views: 1720
Great Britain

Re: Value S1 Jag e-type 4.2 LHD Roadster

I called in to CMC on Monday on my way past and spent some time talking to Wayne about the market. They have some very nice cars there, as you would expect, including a 61 FHC on commission sale, which they restored in 2011. They had just dropped the price by £30k to £195k. Similarly, they had dropp...
by Series1 Stu
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Buying MWS wheels
Replies: 45
Views: 1957
Great Britain

Re: Buying MWS wheels

Hi Carsten

I'm not sure whether you want curly hubs or not but if you're happy with the flat, easy clean, hubs then Aston Martin DB6 6" X 15" wheels from MWS fill the E Type arches nicely.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: re-chroming of bumpers
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Great Britain

Re: re-chroming of bumpers

+1 for Howell in Walsall. Superb work and worth the wait. You also get back the parts you give them, not somebody else's that don't fit properly.

Always busy though.
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Buying MWS wheels
Replies: 45
Views: 1957
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Re: Buying MWS wheels

I got my MWS wheels from Watjag a few years ago. They were cheaper than buying direct from MWS thanks to the volume that Watjag took from them.

I think that, at the time, they would never use Dayton wheels on any of their restoration work. I don't know whether that changed or not.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brakes upgrade
Replies: 20
Views: 1201
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Re: Brakes upgrade

You can't improve the braking efficiency simply by changing the servo. You only change the effort required to apply the brakes.

The answer is larger pads and/or discs with multiple cylinder calipers, regardless of the source or manufacturer.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type illustrations - colour help
Replies: 24
Views: 1824
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Re: E-type illustrations - colour help

Opalescent dark blue Series1 FHC with flat hub wires describes my car perfectly. Definitely no mirror rod though.

Nice work Trev.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Museum of Modern Art Series 1 Jaguar
Replies: 23
Views: 1248
Great Britain

Re: Museum of Modern Art Series 1 Jaguar

Yep. Did that a couple of weeks ago after one of his other rants.
by Series1 Stu
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Shock absorber colour
Replies: 8
Views: 736
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Re: Shock absorber colour

Matching colours is a vexed question to which there is no one correct answer. The colour 633 RAF Blue/Grey as specified in BS381C is fully defined within that standard. It is described by its colorimetric values under CIE standard luminant C along with its luminance factor. It is described for both ...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Engine chugs when power is taken off
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Great Britain

Re: Engine chugs when power is taken off

Insufficient or incorrect oil in the dashpots causing over-rapid dropping of the piston?

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Yet another colour question!
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Great Britain

Re: Yet another colour question!

That looks like opalescent dark blue to me. Same colour as my car.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster
Replies: 38
Views: 1295
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Re: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster

There is an alternative to Dayton and MWS that isn't Borrani, and that is Turrino Wheels. I have met them on several occasions and they always seem to be quality and customer focused. They are pricey, although not as expensive as Borrani, but the quality is superb. I would like to have a set for my ...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: registration of U.S. import.
Replies: 14
Views: 961
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Re: registration of U.S. import.

Absolutely yes, registered the car upon arrival. This is something you couldn't do before the cars became MOT exempt. When I made enquiries I was told the car needed an MOT, which I'm sure was correct at the time but things have changed so I think I'll have another go at registering mine. Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak
Replies: 11
Views: 699
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Re: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak

2 copper washers seems like a pointless extravagance to me. A copper and a steel or brass plain washer should be fine. Thinking about it, if the threads in the tank really are blind then a sealing washer shouldn't be required at all. In a properly designed screw joint the threads should never strip ...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Greetings From Whidbey Island Washington, USA
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Great Britain

Re: Greetings From Whidbey Island Washington, USA

And, of course, aluminium, not aluminum...
by Series1 Stu
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heating and ventilation
Replies: 28
Views: 1453
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Re: Heating and ventilation

JC I've got to admire your dogma. I really don't appreciate being called ludicrous but going off your track record I am not surprised by it. 40 years of messing around with cars while working in mechanical engineering obviously counts for nothing. As for blocked heater matrices, the one in my car mu...