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by Gfhug
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series3 LHD to RHD conversion - DIY task?
Replies: 12
Views: 587
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Re: Series3 LHD to RHD conversion - DIY task?

Phil, this may seem obvious but take lots of photos of every item you remove, even with changing to RHD it’ll help you visualise how things work to let you set everything up fresh in the new configuration. And feel free to post photos to ask questions, as you’ve found there are a lot of helpful and ...
by Gfhug
Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series3 LHD to RHD conversion - DIY task?
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Great Britain

Re: Series3 LHD to RHD conversion - DIY task?

PJ54, do you have a name or do we have to be formal? Some of this will come down to your own skills and time. How are you for both? If you have read Mike's excellent explanations are you happy you could do the tasks involved? You say you're a home mechanic, that can describe anyone from a hit it wit...
by Gfhug
Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Heater box air flap removal method
Replies: 7
Views: 376
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Re: Heater box air flap removal method

See similar topics below, that’s one good reason for posting a topic, it can bring up similar ones :bigrin:

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sat Jul 17, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Headlamp drain holes in bonnet underpanel
Replies: 4
Views: 180
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Re: Headlamp drain holes in bonnet underpanel

Tony, welcome to the forum. Mine came out through the 1 1/2 inch holes in the underpanel just in front of the cross member with a P clip to hold them in place. Sorry, no photo to hand. And don’t know if that’s how they were originally done by the factory, :shrug:

Geoff
by Gfhug
Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Tonight. A man buys another XJS.
Replies: 21
Views: 721
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Re: Tonight. A man buys another XJS.

Strewth! Judging by the photo that car seems to be stuck half way between the UK and downunder :bigrin:
Well done Andrew, need we say enjoy yourself?!

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel spinner quality.
Replies: 27
Views: 936
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Re: Wheel spinner quality.

Photo in the Torygraph of a 1935 Aston Martin Ulster at Goodwood with the rear left wheel and spinner overtaking the car.
Methinks the wrong hubs on the wrong side and it undid itself. :oops:
Or did they buy the spinners from Orson’s?

Geoff
by Gfhug
Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Reassembling FHC Doors
Replies: 5
Views: 382
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Re: Reassembling FHC Doors

I shall be making very good use of this advice in the near future and add my thanks to you, Andrew :yellow:

Geoff

Good enough to go here: http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=700 ?
by Gfhug
Sun Jul 04, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 boot badge
Replies: 9
Views: 439
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Re: 3.8 boot badge

Is it possibly a replacement rear hatch that came from a 4.2 and instead of filling the holes someone wanted to show it was a 3.8? Out of interest, do you want to share what is wanted of your look at this car? Valuation or similar for it to be sold? Just wondering if another person could give a prof...
by Gfhug
Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 2+2 roof aerial
Replies: 4
Views: 198
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Re: Series 1 2+2 roof aerial

John, my roof aerial goes from just behind the screen sideways along the metal cross section to the A post and down from there. I fitted an adapted to size dab booster in the cross section but a bit of a struggle to fit neatly. So it can be done. Note others saying that Pilkington supply aerial in t...
by Gfhug
Tue Jun 29, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Status Quo
Replies: 5
Views: 374
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Re: Status Quo

Keep up the good work, Carsten. And playing their music :wink:
We look forward to seeing the finished car on the road.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Forum member Norman M. Macleod
Replies: 4
Views: 283
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Re: RIP Forum member Norman M. Macleod

How sad, Norman made very interesting contributions to this forum and I always enjoyed reading them.
My condolences to his family. RIP Norman.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sun Jun 27, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: LED headlights
Replies: 28
Views: 1171
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Re: LED headlights

“For class 3,4,5 and 7 vehicles, the defect ‘Light source and lamp not compatible’ only applies to vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1986. Should a vehicle be presented for an MOT test with conversions before 1 April 1986 they must not be failed with immediate effect.” Not shure who writted t...
by Gfhug
Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: LED headlights
Replies: 28
Views: 1171
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Re: LED headlights

Layne, what is the legal situation regarding led instead of incandescent bulbs? Here in the UK changing headlight bulbs can invalidate the road worthiness. I’ve Philips x-treme halogen in my S2 and they give very good light. Not sure how you can fit in your car but worth considering? Combined with t...
by Gfhug
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E60 Disappointment
Replies: 8
Views: 1022
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Re: E60 Disappointment

AshM wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:39 pm
I can only speak as I find Ian. 123 on my S2 for a number of years now. Never a hint of an issue and is an instant starter when very hot.

Plus restored distributor in the boot as a back up.😉
Ash, can I ask which version of 123 and which settings you use, please?

Thanks

Geoff
by Gfhug
Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: That's a first
Replies: 2
Views: 271
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Re: That's a first

Similar experience when 20-30 year olds came past in their new Ferrari and Lamborghini, slowed down and got a very positive thumbs up. Quite surprised that these rich youngsters in their expensive new cars could even realise what an E Type was, but showed how we shouldn’t judge books by their covers...
by Gfhug
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: New purchase XK150
Replies: 31
Views: 1553
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Re: New purchase XK150

Is this becoming a diversity thread :roll: for those who aren’t really sure where their “interests” lie :oops:

:lol: :lol:
by Gfhug
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hood tie down straps BD20660 A Comedy of Errors!
Replies: 27
Views: 1498
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Re: Hood tie down straps BD20660 A Comedy of Errors!

Well, at least those are blue to match your car :bigrin:
You know that what I’ll suggest is the best solution and a possible money spinner :wink:
by Gfhug
Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: When is an import not an import?
Replies: 16
Views: 766
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Re: When is an import not an import?

Anyway non of this gets us any nearer to Peter blagging the use of a car for free while he tours the UK and Europe. 😉😂 On a serious note, there are companies who will insure overseas students to drive in the UK. You just need to sign on to some Media Studies course and reside at a relatives. 😉 But ...
by Gfhug
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Seat runner mountings
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Great Britain

Re: Seat runner mountings

Darren, if it were my car I’d make the holes in the hardura large enough to allow the packers to sit on the floor pan.

Geoff
by Gfhug
Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Seat runner mountings
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Great Britain

Re: Seat runner mountings

Darren, in my S2 the hardura had holes to go around the packers. The mushrooms and seat rails therefore sat above the hardura. Whether that is at it came out of the factory :shrug: but it stops the seat dragging on the hardura or even preventing the seats from being adjusted. IMHO You certainly woul...