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#41 Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Post by christopher storey » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:30 pm

I think you're a bit bigger than the Speaker so I must apologise and desist !

However, going back to the true purpose of the thread , having consulted David because my experience is now rather long in the tooth,( like me sadly ) I have added my name to the list for May 30, so it is now

David Jones
Angus Moss
Jeremy Bradshaw
Geoff Hughes
John Walker
Adrian Turner
Julian Cooke aka cactusman
Adrian Northcott
Steve Rundle
Ash Marston
Christopher Storey

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#42 Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Post by chuffer » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:12 pm

And now it’s:

David Jones
Angus Moss
Jeremy Bradshaw
Geoff Hughes
John Walker
Adrian Turner
Julian Cooke aka cactusman
Adrian Northcott
Steve Rundle
Ash Marston
Christopher Storey
Ray Drinkwater
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#43 Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Post by Barry » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:49 am

I have had a positive experience with Julian about how to improve specific items, and posted here the positive results. This initiative proves how much he cares about his customers, and the least I can do is support it. Looking forward to meeting you guys then.

David Jones
Angus Moss
Jeremy Bradshaw
Geoff Hughes
John Walker
Adrian Turner
Julian Cooke aka cactusman
Adrian Northcott
Steve Rundle
Ash Marston
Christopher Storey
Ray Drinkwater
Barry Coupe

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#44 Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Post by JulianBarratt » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:20 pm

Thanks very much to those who have signed up for this, we hope that it will be really useful for us and an interesting insight for those who havent been to our place before. We are really looking forward to it.
MD at SNG Barratt Group
Enthusiastic owner/driver of a couple of complete E-types as well as a warehouse or two of parts...

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#45 Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Post by neal herridge » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:26 pm

If its not to late I would like to add my name to the list.
As well as restoring Jaguars I also make parts for a firm supplying spares for racing AC cobras & another firm who supplies parts for pre 1970 Triumph motor bikes.
So I sit on both sides of the fence.

David Jones
Angus Moss
Jeremy Bradshaw
Geoff Hughes
John Walker
Adrian Turner
Julian Cooke aka cactusman
Adrian Northcott
Steve Rundle
Ash Marston
Christopher Storey
Ray Drinkwater
Barry Coupe
Neal Herridge

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#46 Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Post by richard btype » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:54 am

If the number has not been reached please count me in.

Richard Baxter - series 1 FHC

I agree with these comments:

I am very critical of the quality of aftermarket parts because, in my view, it shouldn't take any more effort to get it right than to turn out sub standard parts that customers then have to spend time making fit.

I've never really had any problems with service but I do have problems with delivery charges, which are often ridiculous and exceed the cost of the parts ordered. This is when you decide to wait and build up an order to spread the cost of delivery. The problem with doing this is it leaves an aspect of the job incomplete for far longer than is necessary. On other projects, where you can order from a wider range of suppliers, I find I can order parts from my phone at low cost and often without delivery charges all while working on the car. This keeps the project moving along.
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#47 Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Post by JJC » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:39 am

Hello all, and hello and thank you to SNG. I think you folks getting involved to work with SNG in a positive way is a great thing. That being said, I would like to offer my deepest gratitude to SNG Barratt. Servicing old Jaguars, of any type, sadly, is a dying business. I am actually surprised they have not folded their tent, or looked for a strategic partner in order to survive. We all know why.....we are getting older, less and less vintage Jags on the road, trying to find an honest shop to assist with the care of your Jag locally is a thing of the past, and the youngsters of today could care less about restoring , or simply maintaining, vintage cars. I do the work on my 1973 E, but I am lucky....I have had it since new, never neglected it, still enjoy the routine maintenance, but I am getting old, and a day will come when I simply don't have the energy to even change a fuse. Reality. So I say BRAVO, and thank you, to SNG, and all the remaining vendors who help keep our beauties on the road !! One other thing......SNG, like the rest, have no control over the price of shipping, It is what it is, but can't blame, or criticize them. I'm sure they are as upset as the rest of us.

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#48 Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Post by ALAN COCHRANE » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:52 am

This sounds like a great idea but a bit far for me to travel.
I have one part that sticks in my mind for improvement-the fuel tank sump. I started a thread away back in 2014 about it:-
http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php? ... hilit=sump
It was completely the wrong physical size and the internal thread was too small to fit. SNGB were very apologetic and I received a refund without quibble. However I never found out the outcome of their stock check. I would like to know why the part was so wrong.

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#49 Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Post by Heuer » Fri May 10, 2019 11:30 am

As the date for this meeting approaches (30 May) we can still accommodate a few more members. So if you are interested in having an input to parts supply and quality then please add you name to the list:

David Jones
Angus Moss
Jeremy Bradshaw
Geoff Hughes
John Walker
Adrian Turner
Julian Cooke aka cactusman
Adrian Northcott
Steve Rundle
Ash Marston
Christopher Storey
Ray Drinkwater
Barry Coupe
Neal Herridge
Richard Baxter - series 1 FHC
David Jones
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Add your E-Type to our World Map: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1810

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#50 Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Post by mgcjag » Fri May 10, 2019 2:53 pm

Hi David.....more than happy to participate...For any member that cannot attend but has input then im quite happy for you to send me a pm with your thoughts/ideas....i will pass them on at the meeting.....Steve

David Jones
Angus Moss
Jeremy Bradshaw
Geoff Hughes
John Walker
Adrian Turner
Julian Cooke aka cactusman
Adrian Northcott
Steve Rundle
Ash Marston
Christopher Storey
Ray Drinkwater
Barry Coupe
Neal Herridge
Richard Baxter - series 1 FHC
Steve Hook (Mgcjag)
Steve
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#51 Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Post by Gfhug » Thu May 23, 2019 8:04 am

I'm hoping Julian will give us an early view of their Autojumble (hint, hint :wink: )

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#52 Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Post by mgcjag » Thu May 23, 2019 8:25 am

Hi David.....do we have a start time for the day........also anyone not attending and wanting any views expressed then please PM me the details.....Steve
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#53 Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Post by Heuer » Fri May 24, 2019 10:28 am

We will be meeting at SNG Barratt headquarters at 09:45 for tea, coffee & refreshments and expect to be finished by early afternoon. Lunch will be available from 12:30.
David Jones
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#54 Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Post by Jeremy » Fri May 24, 2019 5:46 pm

Thanks David. Very much looking forward to it.
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#55 Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Post by Heuer » Fri May 24, 2019 9:02 pm

If anyone else would like to participate please do not be shy - your input will be most welcome. Starting a restoration, finishing one, driving one or even thinking about it this is your chance to influence parts supply for years to come. Even if it is just to say "I was there".

Add you name!
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#56 Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Post by neal herridge » Sun May 26, 2019 8:05 am

I would like to add one more name.
David Jones
Angus Moss
Jeremy Bradshaw
Geoff Hughes
John Walker
Adrian Turner
Julian Cooke aka cactusman
Adrian Northcott
Steve Rundle
Ash Marston
Christopher Storey
Ray Drinkwater
Barry Coupe
Neal Herridge
Richard Baxter - series 1 FHC
Steve Hook (Mgcjag
Mark Curtis.

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#57 Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Post by mgcjag » Sun May 26, 2019 8:20 am

Hi All....so far i have recieved no messages....If you cant attend and want any issues discussed re how their product line can be improved and what new products could be added. please PM me.......Steve
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#58 Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Post by christopher storey » Tue May 28, 2019 2:25 pm

Sadly, as I have set out in a PM to David Jones ( Heuer ) ,because of my wife's serious illness I cannot now come on Thursday, which is a matter of great regret as I was looking forward to putting faces to names!

The one contribution that I might have made was to suggest that the very small mismatches in parts' sizes which occurs where the remake is of Asian origin - particularly Chinese rather than Indian - may result from unfamiliarity with the Imperial system and/or a short cut in conversions where the conversion may be taken as 25mm/inch rather than 25.4mm/inch. This would account for those very small discrepancies in hole centres which cause such problems when fitting

All the best to you all

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#59 Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Post by Mark Gordon » Tue May 28, 2019 3:00 pm

I'm very sorry to hear of your wife's illness, Christopher. My best hopes and prayers for a full recovery.
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#60 Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Post by mgcjag » Tue May 28, 2019 3:51 pm

Hi Christopher....sorry to hear you wont be comming......my very best wishes for you and your wife.....Steve
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