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#1 Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 5:52 pm
by Instmkr50
My name is Peter I am a retired scientific instrument maker. I have 2 E-Type series 2. One is a roadster 1971 the other is a 2+2 coupe 1970. Both in running order, ongoing improvments in progress i.e. Barrett hand break compensator, new brake servos etc. It is a life time love of E Types, first one owned 50 years ago, kids arrived E Type went. Kids finally gone and now got back to the E Types. Hope there are more of us in the South West UK.

#2 Re: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 6:26 pm
by mgcjag
Hi Peter...welcom to the forum....great that you have re found your E types.... Steve

#3 Re: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 6:42 pm
by cactusman
Welcome.. :bigrin:

#4 Re: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 7:04 pm
by Gfhug
Peter, welcome to the forum. We'll enjoy hearing more of your E Types, both from years gone by and your present examples. You'll get lots of help and advice on here. From your years of ownership you might be able to help others

Geoff

#5 Re: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 7:24 pm
by chrisfell
While I am not in Cornwall now, I will be in a few weeks time for a week. I’ve hired a cottage for the week, going to visit a few NT sites, watch the sun setting from Land’s End, drive around a bit.

#6 Re: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 8:11 pm
by 1954Etype
Are you taking the E type Chris?

#7 Re: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 9:52 pm
by chrisfell
1954Etype wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 8:11 pm
Are you taking the E type Chris?
Yup.
For the next few months my E is my daily driver.

#8 Re: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:49 am
by Geoff Allam
Welcome Peter. Looks like you have all your bases covered with a roadster and a 2+2.

#9 Re: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:12 am
by Series1 Stu
Welcome, Peter.

Rediscovering first love is very special.
Geoff Allam wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:49 am
Welcome Peter. Looks like you have all your bases covered with a roadster and a 2+2.
Not quite. Just needs a Series Land Rover to get to the places an E Type can't quite reach. Maybe a 420G for those special times with friends and family too.

Regards

#10 Re: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:42 am
by Instmkr50
Thank you everybody for such a warm welcome.
Hi Chris if you use the A30 to get to your cottage I am about 1 mile off that road, you are welcome for an en route coffee break to say hello. I had one or two early Land Rovers, and I love meccano!

#11 Re: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:44 am
by chrisfell
Peter, I'll send you a PM.
I'm also on the A30 (OK 400metres off the A30.). I could drive the whole way there and not leave the A30 until the very end!

#12 Re: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:58 pm
by SEJohnson95
Welcome to the forum, Peter. Sounds like an ideal setup with your two cars. I look forward to hearing about your stories on and off the road.

Out of pure (scientific) curiosity, from one scientist to another, what "instruments" did you make?

#13 Re: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:55 am
by Instmkr50
Hi Simon Thanks for your interest. I have been involved with many fields such as microscopy, gemmology, sample preparation, radar, analogue machine tool control systems etc. mainly anything requiring precise engineering and I loved it. Good luck in your finals and hope your dream comes true with regarding an E-type

Regards Peter

#14 Re: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:10 am
by SEJohnson95
Many thanks, Peter. I will be finding out my results very soon so I will let you all know!

Working hard to try and get there and get my E-Type on top of hopefully doing alright for myself!

#15 Re: Hi I am a recent member living in Cornwall

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:58 pm
by Simon P
SEJohnson95 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:10 am
Many thanks, Peter. I will be finding out my results very soon so I will let you all know!
Perhaps we should organise a sweepstake....

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