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by 288gto
Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tracking , camber and caster settings
Replies: 10
Views: 1562
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Re: Tracking , camber and caster settings

Are the setting for 62 E type DHC with 205 tyres the same as for a 185 tyre. If so what are they. Can I expect a decent tyre garage to be able to do it with all their wonderful high tech kit. Tony Hi Tony, my car that was down at Angus's open day is running 205 tyres and like yours, Electric Power ...
by 288gto
Sun Aug 15, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Elusive Inner door trim.
Replies: 16
Views: 2412
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Re: Elusive Inner door trim.

Is this what you are looking for? As suggested by Christopher above. Search through Woolies site, there might be something else.

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by 288gto
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: SII - Radiator Support Bracket C28743
Replies: 3
Views: 901
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Re: SII - Radiator Support Bracket C28743

Hi John, I'm assuming you mean the flat bars that go either side of the radiator and attaches to the right angle brackets that are bolted to the picture frame. They should have a rubber grommet/bush in them as in the pic below. I've circled the lower radiator mounts as well just incase you meant the...
by 288gto
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: New purchase XK150
Replies: 31
Views: 5051
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Re: New purchase XK150

Hi Steve,

I've only just seen this. The car looks very nice indeed, congratulations. I've always fancied the idea of an early XK.
I look forward to more pics of the car.

Simon
by 288gto
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hood tie down straps BD20660 A Comedy of Errors!
Replies: 27
Views: 4333
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Re: Hood tie down straps BD20660 A Comedy of Errors!

Simon, I thought we had sent you a replacement set a month or more ago. We certainly changed our supplier of these to ensure future supply was improved. I will chase up tomorrow and advise... Hi Julian, yes you did and it is all detailed in the pictures and post above. As regards "to ensure future ...
by 288gto
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 148
Views: 103802
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Hi Julian, I know you have been rather busy lately but I wonder if you or a member of your team could have a glance at this and possibly update me? I haven't heard anything for almost a month now other that a couple of "automated reply" emails. I did try to speak to one of your sales staff but they ...
by 288gto
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hood tie down straps BD20660 A Comedy of Errors!
Replies: 27
Views: 4333
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Re: Hood tie down straps BD20660 A Comedy of Errors!

Hi Julian, I know you have been busy but other than a couple of "automated reply" emails I've not heard back from you or your team in almost a month now. I notice Toolstation have these on offer with 10% off at the moment. As per my previous question is it worth purchasing a pair rather than the var...
by 288gto
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front wheel camber
Replies: 3
Views: 845
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Re: Front wheel camber

A few questions. Have you set the correct ride height? Is this negative or positive camber you mention above? Towards the end, you say you have not set the “camber” yet. Do you mean castor? Have you set the tracking? The reason I ask is that all the above will affect the camber. You can’t set the ca...
by 288gto
Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: When is an import not an import?
Replies: 16
Views: 2919
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Re: When is an import not an import?

And Jaguar decided to punish anyone who wanted a LHD E-Type by fitting the worst possible accelerator linkage. You haven't really driven an E-Type until you have been out on the road in a RHD car :lol: Not to mention having to lean across to the passenger side to operate the choke. Anyway non of th...
by 288gto
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: When is an import not an import?
Replies: 16
Views: 2919
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Re: When is an import not an import?

Hi Peter, do you still hold British citizenship?
by 288gto
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: When is an import not an import?
Replies: 16
Views: 2919
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Re: When is an import not an import?

PeterCrespin wrote:
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:35 am

Basically, how would someone of ‘no fixed abode’ tour Europe for ever six months or more without having to register in countrys visited?
Hitchhike? :shrug:

I'm sure there are some truck drivers out there keen to share their lonely nights on the open road with you Peter. :wink: :lol:
by 288gto
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: brake bleeding
Replies: 11
Views: 2088
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Re: brake bleeding

Thanks Andrew, you learn something new every day, I know which ones you mean now. Without a spring, presumably you are just relying on gravity for it to act as a non return valve?

Simon
by 288gto
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: OTS Interior Light Wiring Missing
Replies: 3
Views: 1100
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Re: OTS Interior Light Wiring Missing

Hi Mark,

I'm assuming you mean the light on the rear bulkhead. From memory the wiring is in the boot/trunk and comes off the loom from the left hand side where the hinge mounts.

Simon
by 288gto
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Torsion Bar Shields
Replies: 9
Views: 2214
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Re: Torsion Bar Shields

Excellent work Richard :yellow: If it's any help, this is a heat shield a friend of mine made for me, again from aircraft grade titanium complete with titanium bolts and brackets. He did the heat shields under the car as well. https://i.postimg.cc/CLfyjM0p/26758485-1981921698690762-81699967044985178...
by 288gto
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: brake bleeding
Replies: 11
Views: 2088
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Re: brake bleeding

Andrew, the ones I've seen have a small spring pushing the "ball bearing" against the outlet hole so that it acts as a non return valve. My Fosseway brakes came with them but I'm m not convinced how effective they are. I bled mine using a combination of vacuum bleeder and traditional foot method. No...
by 288gto
Mon May 24, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hood tie down straps BD20660 A Comedy of Errors!
Replies: 27
Views: 4333
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Re: Hood tie down straps BD20660 A Comedy of Errors!

Just to keep keen followers off this comedy of errors up to date. When I thought things could not get any more comical, SNG Barratt stepped up their game. As promised Julian got one of his staff to contact a different supplier, one they had used in the past to make up two new straps as a matter of u...
by 288gto
Wed May 12, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hood tie down straps BD20660 A Comedy of Errors!
Replies: 27
Views: 4333
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Re: Hood tie down straps BD20660

Having taken a look at these, it would appear that the recent supply is indeed sub standard and do not look like the picture on our website. We will return all our stocks to our supplier and contact any other customers who have purchased recently ...... Thank you for the quick and honest response J...
by 288gto
Wed May 12, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hood tie down straps BD20660 A Comedy of Errors!
Replies: 27
Views: 4333
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Re: Hood tie down straps BD20660

Hi All, Agree that the evidence looks quite damning on this but i will check into and report back shortly. Thanks Julian, SNG Barratt have brightened up my week. The straps have been a huge source of amusement to everyone I've shown them to. The part that has made me chuckle the most is your guy St...
by 288gto
Tue May 11, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hood tie down straps BD20660 A Comedy of Errors!
Replies: 27
Views: 4333
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Re: Hood tie down straps BD20660

Geoff that is very kind of you. Rather than you risk damaging the screw Angus is going to have a look to see if he has one. From the pics and other feedback I've had it is clear the SNG Barratt ones are completely wrong. In fairness they do at least have a lift the dot fastener. In conclusion I've b...
by 288gto
Tue May 11, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 148
Views: 103802
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Hi Julian,

You were looking into the fitment issues on the S2 and S3 headlamp chromes last year and said you would post some pics up of them on your S3. I just wondered how you had gone on?

Simon