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by Peter B.
Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: hardtop on ebay - any experiences with Classic Car Parts?
Replies: 10
Views: 5838
Germany

Hello, contacted him via mail, and he replied over the weekend. Will send me some more pictures, then I?ll know a bit more. No one is claiming that it is a real factory hardtop, but a close replica, I could live with that. Only claim is the production process is the same, e.g. 2 shells, textile head...
by Peter B.
Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: hardtop on ebay - any experiences with Classic Car Parts?
Replies: 10
Views: 5838
Germany

hardtop on ebay - any experiences with Classic Car Parts?

Hello, found an ad on ebay, for a series 1 hardtop that looks almost like factory. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jaguar-E-Type-Factory-Hardtop-/150387799543?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2303cfb5f7 Anyone with any experiences with that one? Or with the company called Classic car parts , ...
by Peter B.
Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cleaning the aluminium interior of a 3.8 OTS
Replies: 3
Views: 2147
Germany

Hello Richard,
thank you for the reply. Seems to be a reasonable way. You use no polish at all, right?
Regards
Peter
by Peter B.
Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cleaning the aluminium interior of a 3.8 OTS
Replies: 3
Views: 2147
Germany

Cleaning the aluminium interior of a 3.8 OTS

Hello,
maybe this is a stupid question :oops: , but how do you clean the aluminium dot-pattern parts of your interior? I?m hesitating to use my "normal" alu polishing, because it has those dot patterns on it.
What do you use and how do you do it at all?
Many thanks!
Peter
by Peter B.
Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Distributor rebuild/replacement on a 3.8
Replies: 9
Views: 6073
Germany

Hello all, thanks for the valuable input, good to get some first-hand experiences. Tend to get my distributor overhauled and then go for the ignitor, had that in my old 2+2 as well, and it served me well. But still the 123 seems appealing, so Tim can you tell me if yours is +ve earth? Thanks! Best r...
by Peter B.
Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Distributor rebuild/replacement on a 3.8
Replies: 9
Views: 6073
Germany

Hi,
yes, 10 weeks at least, the offer is send now, completion earliest mid of January....
Regards
Peter
by Peter B.
Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Distributor rebuild/replacement on a 3.8
Replies: 9
Views: 6073
Germany

Distributor rebuild/replacement on a 3.8

Hello, I do have a ?62 3.8 whose distributor needs either a rebuild or a replacement. Is this a proper alternative: http://www.simonbbc.com/distributors/6cyl-positive-earth/jaguar-daimler-25d6-positive-earth-electronic-ignition Right now I have a DMBZ.6A (Lucas # 40617A). Or give the original one to...
by Peter B.
Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Series 1 or Series 2?
Replies: 16
Views: 7365
Germany

Hello Malc, I owned a ?66 Series 1 2+2 for several years, and I have to say that, from my experience, neither the brakes nor the cooling is something that should shy you away from a series 1 car. Brakes on mine have been original and they coped with modern day traffic easily, given a not too sporty ...
by Peter B.
Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Back in Business!
Replies: 7
Views: 4892
Germany

Thanks to all of you, it?s good to be back in the community.
Best regards
Peter
by Peter B.
Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Back in Business!
Replies: 7
Views: 4892
Germany

Back in Business!

Hello to all, just being so happy,I have to share this feelings with all of you. After selling my 2+2 and more than 12 months of intenisve search all over Europe, having bought and returned a "basket" in the UK, I found, bought and brought back to my house, my latest obsession, a ?62 3.8 OTS! In opa...
by Peter B.
Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tuning question....
Replies: 10
Views: 4399
Germany

Hello,
try to throw in my personal experience here. In my case missing carb damper oil was as well playing it?s part. With the same symptoms you have described, but maybe that is too easy.
Regards
Peter
by Peter B.
Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Someone near Burton-on-Trent?
Replies: 2
Views: 1680
Germany

Hello Angus,

thanks for looking at it, its gone anyway, so I do not have to worry about those things. But it is always very helpful to get a professional looking at it. Get back to you, if I find something else.
Best regards
Peter
by Peter B.
Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Someone near Burton-on-Trent?
Replies: 2
Views: 1680
Germany

Someone near Burton-on-Trent?

Hello,
would need someone to have a first close look at an opportunity near Burton-on-Trent. Any volunteers?
All the best
Peter
p.s. http://lanescars.co.uk/jaguar-e-type-s1 ... or-sale-3/ this would be the one
by Peter B.
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Heavy clutch and strange throttle response
Replies: 2
Views: 2314
Germany

Hello Andrew, your description seems to be spot on of what I have experienced. Good to hear that this looks like something that can be adjusted easily. Many Thanks! @all How about the clutch? Compared to modern cars it might be more heavy, but not as a training device in a gym, or am I wrong? Please...
by Peter B.
Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Identifying a cylinder head
Replies: 3
Views: 2418
Germany

Hello Christopher, head looks like the one I had on my 2+2, and as you said, front spark is close to front wall of the head. Cam covers are ripped, but doesn?t matter, manifolds look as well as they should, when on an e-type. Was wondering if there were supposed to be some differences in the water c...
by Peter B.
Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Heavy clutch and strange throttle response
Replies: 2
Views: 2314
Germany

Heavy clutch and strange throttle response

Hello all, drove a series 1 4.2 ots last Saturday. Liked it a lot, but clutch felt too heavy, although replaced in october 2010 and hardly driven, it has some "stick-slip-stick" effect when driving off. Different to what I drove so far. Even more strange to me, was the throttle response. First some ...
by Peter B.
Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Identifying a cylinder head
Replies: 3
Views: 2418
Germany

Identifying a cylinder head

Hello, found a car that is very attractive, but the engine is not from an e-type. Number starts with 7F..., found out that is for a 420. Now I would like to know what else has been changed, ancilliaries look all good and e-type like, but I?m not sure abpout the cylinder head. No engine number on it,...
by Peter B.
Wed May 16, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need expert advice on buying a E Type
Replies: 30
Views: 12347
Germany

Oops, just saw Heuers reply, so it has an influence in the UK, would not be the case here in Germany. Historical registration is for all cars older than 30 years and it a defined, reserved state.
Sorry.... :oops: .
Peter
by Peter B.
Wed May 16, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: A very late 3.8
Replies: 18
Views: 12677
Germany

David,
if you have this kiond of choice, go for the opalescent golden sand. Much more suitable for the shape and the curves of an e-type than red, at least in my very personal opinion. Bat tht?s what you asked for.
And the red interior makes it even more perfect!
Regards
Peter
by Peter B.
Wed May 16, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need expert advice on buying a E Type
Replies: 30
Views: 12347
Germany

Malcolm, you are my man! That?s what I call "having balls". Wish you all the best and tons of fun with your new toy. Why worry about the 1960? Can?t you just correct the V5C according to a heritage certificate, that you can get from Jaguar? There you have date of manufacture etc. and this shall not ...