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#1 Built by Many

Post by Heuer » Wed May 30, 2018 2:08 pm

Just received this email from Julian Barratt:

"Hi David,

Not sure if this has been picked up yet by the forumistas but its quite an interesting project that we are getting involved in – Edd China is the TV guy you may know and he is doing it with an ex-Google guy called Al Cox who is a car nut but also brings loads of publicity and filming know how to the project. They are launching at XK70 officially but are trailing it now:

https://www.autoclassics.com/posts/news ... ube-series
https://builtbymany.com/

Hope of some interest..

Best regards

Julian"


So you can watch the full step by step restoration over the next 12 months on YouTube. Should be fascinating to watch and no doubt pull them up if they make mistakes! You can add comments to the YouTube videos. I will also try and keep things up to date with links and embedded video in this thread. Porter Publishing will be producing a book documenting the rebuild if the videos are not enough for you.
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#2 Re: Built by Many

Post by Turnip » Wed May 30, 2018 2:31 pm

Yikes. At least the brakes aren't seized!
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#3 Re: Built by Many

Post by mystery type » Wed May 30, 2018 5:19 pm

Should a 1968 have closed headlamps?
It has the S1 side/lights etc, yet
Looks like a S1.5 with rocker switches, and S2 ribbed cam covers
car not listed on XKE data.
They have set themselves a challenge selecting this model, will be
interesting to see how "correct" they intend to make it.
Always good to watch something E type :thankyouyellow:
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#4 Re: Built by Many

Post by Heuer » Wed May 30, 2018 5:32 pm

S1.5 in production until July 1968. Ribbed cam covers were on US cars only. Open headlights on US cars from Jan 1967, ROW cars from Jul 1967. Rocker switches were on the US cars from ~Sept 1967 but there are July 1968 RHD cars with toggle switches. Sensible choice of car to restore is the S1.5 as you can argue all day as to what is or is not correct :scratchheadyellow:
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#5 Re: Built by Many

Post by alastair_james_cox » Thu May 31, 2018 9:45 am

Thanks Julian,

Looking forward to sharing the project with everyone and hope to start a build thread here once we get moving. This is the XKE Data listing:

http://www.xkedata.com/cars/detail/?car=1E35445

We'll be launching our show trailer tomorrow so in the short term anyone can subscribe for updates and comment over on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/builtbymany

Hope you all like the direction of the show ... just let us know!

Best, Al

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#6 Re: Built by Many

Post by Heuer » Thu May 31, 2018 12:57 pm

Looks a great show Al. You might want to consider popping in to see Angus Moss in Letchworth as he has the most original un-restored S1 4.2 FHC I have ever seen, certainly a more valuable resource for your purposes compared to 9600 HP which was a prototype and does not share almost anything with your S1.5.
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Post by rossbraithwaite » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:04 am

The teasers on YouTube so far look great. Welcome to the Forum Al & Edd, I look forward to following your progress on here and on YouTube. I have an ex-USA 1967 S1.5 FHC and am happy to help if you need anything. Sorry to be missing the launch at XK70 but hope to see your project at some point.
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Post by Durango2k » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:07 am

Wrote a mail to the info@-address, whishing you success !

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Post by politeperson » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:22 pm

How are you going to get Edd into it?

He is a mighty tall fella!
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#10 Re: Built by Many

Post by mgcjag » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:21 pm

Saw the car today at the XK70 event.......i do hope the guys dont try one of there chemical dip processes to remove rust..becaus when it comes out of the tank there wont be much left..........this really is going to be a full on restoration......haveing said that iv seen far worse that have been fully rebuilt.....all the best guys.....Steve
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#11 Re: Built by Many

Post by Tony » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:50 pm

He is not that big. Ed and I discussing how we should take the show forward.




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