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by Bigcatfrankie
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: E-Type series 2 1969
Replies: 5
Views: 1740
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Re: E-Type series 2 1969

Hi Baz,
I would suggest the Car & Classic website for advertising your car. I have always found it very successful when ever I have advertised my previous classics.

Regards............Tim

1970 Series 2 2+2 (in course of restoration)
1965 Austin Healey 3000
by Bigcatfrankie
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Interior re-trim suppliers?
Replies: 15
Views: 3402
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Re: Interior re-trim suppliers?

Thanks folks.............all useful stuff.
Will, more than likely, go with Aldridge.
Regards.............Tim






1970 Series 2, 2+2 (undergoing restoration)
by Bigcatfrankie
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Door drainage hole problems!
Replies: 11
Views: 2209
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Re: Door drainage hole problems!

Thanks Steve...............no, I was going to put a couple of drain holes in
by Bigcatfrankie
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Interior re-trim suppliers?
Replies: 15
Views: 3402
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Re: Interior re-trim suppliers?

Thanks folks. A bit more feed back on Aldridge's would have been useful. Has anyone out there used them?
I don't know if there is any difference in quality between Skinner's and BAS International. Costwise, from my findings, Skinner's are quite a bit more expensive, apart from a couple of items.
by Bigcatfrankie
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Door drainage hole problems!
Replies: 11
Views: 2209
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Re: Door drainage hole problems!

Thanks folks...........all very helpful.
I was going to Waxoyl the bottoms of the doors as a matter of course though I doubt they would rot through in my lifetime!
by Bigcatfrankie
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Door drainage hole problems!
Replies: 11
Views: 2209
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Re: Door drainage hole problems!

Very helpful......thanks Jerome and Steve. As that whole bottom corner of the door was missing on my car I had no way of telling where the water went! All strikes me as being a bit Heath Robinson though..........if that drainage slot gets blocked then the bottom of the door will suffer, which is mor...
by Bigcatfrankie
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Door drainage hole problems!
Replies: 11
Views: 2209
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Door drainage hole problems!

I have just finished refurbishing the passenger door on my 2+2 as the bottom of the door needed re-plating due to terrible rust. (Driver's door to be shortly removed and similarly dealt with!) The rust problem appears to have been caused by rainwater entering the drainage hole at the front of the do...
by Bigcatfrankie
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Interior re-trim suppliers?
Replies: 15
Views: 3402
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Interior re-trim suppliers?

I am shortly to commence the interior re-trim of my 2+2. Can anyone recommend a trim supplier? I am aware of BAS International and John Skinner Ltd, and feedback on these 2 companies would be appreciated. I was going to order a complete kit, using the services of a local trimmer, who I have known fo...
by Bigcatfrankie
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Noisy after-market fuel pump
Replies: 5
Views: 4050
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Noisy after-market fuel pump

The after-market fuel pump fitted to my 2+2 is extremely noisy. Any idea's on a quieter, reliable replacement pump, that maybe doesn't have to work continuously, would be most welcome.
by Bigcatfrankie
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Vacuum pipes
Replies: 12
Views: 4743
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Re: Vacuum pipes

Thanks............most helpful, everyone.
by Bigcatfrankie
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Vacuum pipes
Replies: 12
Views: 4743
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Re: Vacuum pipes

Not sure I'm quite with you there, Peter..........my understanding of the system is that under any sort of acceleration you need to advance the ignition timing so the fuel/air mix is ignited earlier because the pistons are moving faster, but the time it takes for the fuel mix to ignite and cause a b...
by Bigcatfrankie
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Vacuum pipes
Replies: 12
Views: 4743
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Re: Vacuum pipes

I must confess I thought all Lucas distributors had a vacuum system. Mine has. I'm not sure that U.S. cars were any different, in that respect, and I don't see how they got around the problem of advancing the ignition under acceleration without a vacuum. The last posting, from Mark, is more feasible...
by Bigcatfrankie
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Vacuum pipes
Replies: 12
Views: 4743
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Re: Vacuum pipes

Thanks folks.............all helpful stuff.
My question relates to why the ignition vacuum advance/retard take off point on the front carb manifold flange has been blocked off?
by Bigcatfrankie
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Vacuum pipes
Replies: 12
Views: 4743
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Vacuum pipes

Does anyone know why the vacuum pipes on my ex.US 2+2 (with twin Stromberg carburettors) have been blanked off by a previous owner?
by Bigcatfrankie
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Triple webers
Replies: 14
Views: 3649
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Re: Triple webers

Thanks one and all for all your comments.......for and against.........most useful.
by Bigcatfrankie
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Interior retrim colour?
Replies: 2
Views: 902
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Re: Interior retrim colour?

Thanks for your helpful comments Steve.
by Bigcatfrankie
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Triple webers
Replies: 14
Views: 3649
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Triple webers

I am thinking of replacing my twin Stromberg's with triple Weber's. Has anyone experience of this conversion and what do you consider is a decent price to pay for them?
by Bigcatfrankie
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Interior retrim colour?
Replies: 2
Views: 902
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Interior retrim colour?

I am at the stage where I am about to commence re-trimming the interior of my Signal Red 2+2. The interior at present is Biscuit but when the car was exported new to New York in 1970, according to the Heritage Certificate, the body was Pale Primrose and the interior was Black. I had intended to re-t...
by Bigcatfrankie
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Fuel tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 1394
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Re: Fuel tanks

Thanks Mark.............most useful. Looks like I need a C.32888 tank (non-vented cap). My car was manufactured on 16 April 1970, chassis no. 43982. Thanks also for clarifying the capacity confusion. :thankyouyellow:
by Bigcatfrankie
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Fuel tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 1394
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Fuel tanks

Does anyone know if the series 1 and series 2 fuel tanks are interchangeable? My ex US 2+2 has a leaking tank, which I believe, has a slightly larger capacity than the UK version.