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by PeterCrespin
Fri Oct 07, 2022 8:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: No reserve Jags at auction…
Replies: 2
Views: 373
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No reserve Jags at auction…

I’m no expert on auctions, but the way I read it, that means you could potentially win one of 13 Jags (or whatever else you fancy) with a sane offer, as they must all sell? It’s a US event so the exchange rate isn’t great, but still… *Broad Arrow Group will be auctioning more than 120 spectacular ex...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Sep 09, 2022 3:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mk 10 Carbs and manifold fitment.
Replies: 6
Views: 654
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Re: Mk 10 Carbs and manifold fitment.

Aussie dollars or US? Early 3.8 sets with correct linkage are more rare & pricey, I suppose.
by PeterCrespin
Fri Sep 09, 2022 3:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Valve spring retainer cap issues
Replies: 30
Views: 1942
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Re: Valve spring retainer cap issues

Coming late to this but am impressed with Roger’s attitude and focus in the face of a fair amount of convoluted logic. As his painstaking assembly tests have shown - there is no quick DIY size check that can be applied to samples of this item. Tapers are tricky to measure, especially small internal ...
by PeterCrespin
Wed Sep 07, 2022 12:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mk 10 Carbs and manifold fitment.
Replies: 6
Views: 654
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Re: Mk 10 Carbs and manifold fitment.

Premium price? I’ve had no nibbles all year at £2,100 for a complete set here.
by PeterCrespin
Wed Sep 07, 2022 12:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: SC Parts no longer have UK presence
Replies: 4
Views: 620
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Re: SC Parts no longer have UK presence

It was Crawley (Gatwick) IIRC, not Croydon.
by PeterCrespin
Sat Aug 13, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Status Quo
Replies: 16
Views: 2787
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Re: Status Quo

Was the Dark blue body paint damaged?
by PeterCrespin
Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Carburettor restorations
Replies: 7
Views: 1135
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Re: Carburettor restorations

Depends whose show. Over-plating and mirror polishing would be penalised by serious judges.
by PeterCrespin
Thu Jun 02, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Girling Power Stop 5204 in D-Type ?
Replies: 7
Views: 919
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Re: Girling Power Stop 5204 in D-Type ?

I've had two replicas with no servo and am finishing off a third. Your friend has two on a single car? On such a light car with road tyres it's my view that you only want brakes that lock up under extreme pressure, not inadvertently. Scrap the servos and try various softer pad types and cylinder dia...
by PeterCrespin
Wed May 25, 2022 12:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: woodruff keys
Replies: 5
Views: 742
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Re: woodruff keys

….. they look ok in profile but to wide to fit the groove . Are there different ones on other 4.2 engines ? All the same. They are meant to be a light interference fit and not drop-in. What width are they? Do they not tap into any of the slots? Maybe your crank is bruised. Depending on your accurat...
by PeterCrespin
Mon May 16, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can you be charged import duty twice?
Replies: 10
Views: 1291
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Re: Can you be charged import duty twice?

That makes sense Chris, thanks. I've only got invoices for the stuff I've farmed out, which is the rear bodywork. and I paid North Carolina purchase tax on that although I'm a Maryland resident. The rest is DIY and all US taxes were paid as normal on parts, engine machining, materials etc. same as U...
by PeterCrespin
Sat May 14, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Inspection Pit Covers
Replies: 18
Views: 1582
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Re: Inspection Pit Covers

I dug a pit in the Buxton workshop I built into a raised bank. Wood is extremely stiff for its weight (on a par with steel depending on grades). It was a comparatively narrow pit to accommodate old narrow vehicles. The unsupported span was of course considerably shorter than the timber length, and y...
by PeterCrespin
Fri May 13, 2022 11:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can you be charged import duty twice?
Replies: 10
Views: 1291
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Re: Can you be charged import duty twice?

Thanks chaps. It’s not road-ready so not UK registered. My three motorbikes are still UK registered so the same owner British Returned Goods sounds likely and would make sense for the car whose paperwork hasn’t changed. I do see the logic of charging a higher levy for a now more valuable item, and t...
by PeterCrespin
Fri May 13, 2022 9:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can you be charged import duty twice?
Replies: 10
Views: 1291
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Can you be charged import duty twice?

In 1993 SNGB imported a 1966 2+2 project from America, which they subsequently sold to someone in Stockport from whom I bought it in 2003. I have the original stamped & signed ‘V something’ form, confirming duty was paid, plus receipts for both sales and original title etc. In 2018 I had it shipped ...
by PeterCrespin
Fri May 13, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Considering putting the E type into the family Trust
Replies: 19
Views: 1655
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Re: Considering putting the E type into the family Trust

I will let you know how it turns out when I am either dead or incapable of making any decisions.😊😊👍 See if you can get Christopher to draft a clause in the trust deed granting forum members from Heswall and Burton unfettered access to your garage lift in perpetuity (AKA Brimstage)? We could install...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Apr 29, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: OIL COOLER FOR 4.2 OVERALL TEMP AND OIL
Replies: 10
Views: 1140
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Re: OIL COOLER FOR 4.2 OVERALL TEMP AND OIL

All the 5-speeds work, with varied features & benefits. You've had lots of testimonials so just need to pick your price point and pull the trigger.

Was in Ft. Myers for the Jag festival in Oct, then NovDecJan in UK and Milwaukee for the AGM, so no Amelia.
by PeterCrespin
Wed Apr 27, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Calling all Opalescent Gunmetal owners
Replies: 40
Views: 3210
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Re: Calling all Opalescent Gunmetal owners

Overdrive? Overdrive? Not me Pete. Others may try. I did have one on my Dolomite (first car) and it was the only part of the engine and drivetrain that didn't break down. But I'm very happy with my standard E type box thank you Sorry Jeremy, it was Julian AKA Cactusman. Jezzer, Jules, same differen...
by PeterCrespin
Wed Apr 27, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Calling all Opalescent Gunmetal owners
Replies: 40
Views: 3210
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Re: Calling all Opalescent Gunmetal owners

The colour may match but the metal particles won't settle in the same way so it reflects light differently. . Does it match the colour of the overdrive casting you have squeezed into your FHC and for which some of us are still awaiting pix to encourage/discourage attempts at the same alchemy? As yo...
by PeterCrespin
Wed Apr 27, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: OIL COOLER FOR 4.2 OVERALL TEMP AND OIL
Replies: 10
Views: 1140
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Re: OIL COOLER FOR 4.2 OVERALL TEMP AND OIL

It sheds heat so it contributes to cooling, but is not really necessary unless your temp runs hot during your kind of driving. Ideally you should run an oil thermostat to prevent overcooling. Remember it's in some senses the opposite to the water cooling system. Oil gets hottest at high speed and re...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Apr 12, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wheel arch liners/protectors
Replies: 12
Views: 1846
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Re: Wheel arch liners/protectors

E600 wrote:
Fri Apr 08, 2022 4:34 am
“….closed cell, doesn’t retain water and hoses off clean after an outing.
So do I…… :bigrin:
by PeterCrespin
Mon Apr 11, 2022 11:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jaguar Specialist Gloucestershire Recomendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 1015
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Re: Jaguar Specialist Gloucestershire Recomendations?

Eurocars Jaguar in Cheltenham work mostly on newer cars but could probably sort you out.

01242 525 556 Ask for Stephanie and tell her I sent you.


Peter Crespin