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#1 New Member from Ontario Canada

Post by MikeMilton » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:39 pm

Hi, All

I a long time owner of E-Types who has just set out on a restoration adventure for my 1971 2-seater coupe. It has been patiently waiting since being parked in 1979, but its time has finally arrived.

Here is a shot from the day it arrived home:
at flickr: https://flic.kr/p/xRL55

Mike
Just an old guy living by a lake - with a 1971 E-Type FHC, and 1962 OTS

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#2 Re: New Member from Ontario Canada

Post by mgcjag » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:16 pm

Hi Mike...welcom to the forum im sure you will find it very usefull......please try to put your car model with your name in the signature area..it makes it easier in the future if you ask any questions as we know what model you have....all the best... Steve
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Post by malcolm » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:29 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum!
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I only fit in a 2+2, so got one!
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#4 Re: New Member from Ontario Canada

Post by Mark Gordon » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:07 pm

Hi, Mike and again, welcome to the forum of loonies! I took a look at some of your photos other than the E type and it made me nostalgic for Ontario, specifically, northern Ontario. Wonderful country with gorgeous lakes and fantastic fishing. I can't think of a better final day than to take my E Type, drive to one of those lakes (most of those I've fished have been via fly-in) and having the Big One while reeling in the Big One. They'd bury me with a smile on my face! Keep us updated.
Mark

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Post by Geoff Allam » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:48 am

Hi Mike. Welcome to the forum. Always nice to see another fellow Canuck. Must admit I also snuck a look at some of the other photos. As a prarie resident I have always been jealous of the Ontario lake country. Unfortunately our lakes are not nearly as picturesque.
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67 series1 ots under restoration
64 series 1 fhc burning lots of oil
53 xk 120 fhc sitting in garage waiting for attention

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Post by MikeMilton » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:30 pm

Thanks for the welcome! I switched my avatar to a pick of my FHC on the day I bought it. It is much nicer looking than I am and will soon be restored to its prime condition (which I won't)

Cheers,
Just an old guy living by a lake - with a 1971 E-Type FHC, and 1962 OTS

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Post by mgcjag » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:37 pm

Mike...how about a photo of how it looks now.....Steve
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Post by MikeMilton » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:44 pm

This was shot recently as we loaded it up to go to the restoration shop.
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Post by keithmac » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:43 pm

Hi Mike
I am just down the road in Peterborough and am in the second year of my 67 OTS restoration. If you ever need any help let me know one I get my IRS out this winter there will have been no part I have not fought with ( restored )
Who is doing your restoration?
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Post by MikeMilton » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:02 pm

Hi, Keith

Wow - that is a lot of work showing in those pictures. Alexander Plestid (in the picture above) is doing my restoration. The work I've seen of his is nothing short of spectacular.

I DO have a next-in-line for work, this 1962 OTS sitting in front of the FHC in my drive from the late 1970s

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Post by keithmac » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:21 pm

Wow
Two E-Types. Double the fun ! That is only a fraction of the work done to the 67. As I say though give me a shout if you need a hand or tools. Regardless, I should drop by next driving season and say hello. I will be looking to put some miles on the rebuilt engine.
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#12 Re: New Member from Ontario Canada

Post by MikeMilton » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:26 pm

Keith,

We should definitely make some time to get together.

If you are an OJOA member, perhaps we could drive over there one month for their evening meeting. I rejoined after decades recently (mostly looking to see if I could locate old friends). Not much luck with that, but there is another ex-OJOA person in Peterborough.

Mike
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