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by max-it-out
Fri Jul 09, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Jaguar E-Type Serie 1 1965, 2-door, 4.2 liters
Replies: 3
Views: 219
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Re: Jaguar E-Type Serie 1 1965, 2-door, 4.2 liters

If it were me , I would try to sympathetically restore the leather seat covers , rather that buy new ones. Patina is something that takes years to produce , and may appeal to some buyers .
by max-it-out
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 boot badge
Replies: 9
Views: 432
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Re: 3.8 boot badge

The `64 FHC I used to have ( now sold - sob :thumbdown: ) had the black vinyl dash cover ( no alloy bits ) . I`m sure it was original .
by max-it-out
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: New purchase XK150
Replies: 31
Views: 1553
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Re: New purchase XK150

Maybe it`s " Hearing aid " beige :?: Only joking ...Looks fantastic , maybe Steve could write a piece comparing how the XK drives in comparison to the " E " , I`m sure many readers would be interested :salute:
by max-it-out
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Etype 60 Shelsley Walsh
Replies: 8
Views: 635
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Re: Etype 60 Shelsley Walsh

This would be my choice for " car of the day " ...
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by max-it-out
Tue May 25, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pink Floyd
Replies: 25
Views: 1340
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Re: Pink Floyd

No sign of his most famous car - the 250 GTO ?
by max-it-out
Thu May 13, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Many thanks to Angus
Replies: 17
Views: 1274
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Re: Many thanks to Angus

The exhaust manifolds look good - are they ceramic coated ?
by max-it-out
Thu May 13, 2021 7:06 am
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

I have to agree here - I ordered a vac advance capsule for my car which did not work - the spring inside was much too strong . Does nobody actually check on the quality of the stuff being sent out ?
by max-it-out
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Electroplating - a dummies guide
Replies: 22
Views: 14288
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Re: Electroplating - a dummies guide

Looks like something from my local Chinese takeaway :mrgreen:
by max-it-out
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Vacuum retard distributor
Replies: 10
Views: 999
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Re: Vacuum retard distributor

Hi John , has the fitting been a success , ie. does the vac give the proper advance ? I drilled my Stromberg in a similar way , but when connected it doesn`t seem to have any effect . :scratchheadyellow:
by max-it-out
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: RESTO GUSTO TWIN PLUG HEAD SET UP.....
Replies: 1
Views: 463
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Re: RESTO GUSTO TWIN PLUG HEAD SET UP.....

Looks interesting , but quite expensive ( c. £ 12 k ) . I`d really want to see some thorough independent tests on the quality and durability before spending that sort of cash .
by max-it-out
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1:8th e type model
Replies: 9
Views: 1679
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Re: 1:8th e type model

Very impressive - the model looks better than the real thing . How long did it take to build ?
by max-it-out
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another Youthful Influencer Review
Replies: 16
Views: 1176
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Re: Another Youthful Influencer Review

Great looking car and a wonderful engine sound ...couldn`t think of a nicer place to be on a cold Winter`s day - all that heat from the engine and exhausts - who needs a heater :oops:
by max-it-out
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Up or down, or.....
Replies: 16
Views: 1638
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Re: Up or down, or.....

There seem to be a few fairly cheap US import S2 2+2 cars on offer now . I can`t imagine why anyone would buy these now though - the maths doesn`t add up eg. cost of car £ 25 k , restoration cost 60 k ( average best guess ) , total cost 85 k . Value at auction c. 45 k . I suppose the good thing abou...
by max-it-out
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: new member / dealer and car opinions please
Replies: 27
Views: 3968
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Re: new member / dealer and car opinions please

That S 2 roadster looks quite nice - price seems reasonable * if * the bodywork is in good nick . For ex US cars , you need to factor in the cost of : triple Su conversion , diff. ratio change ( 3.54 to 3.07 ) and RHD conversion . That might be as much as £ 15 k ( done by specialist ) . Then you nee...
by max-it-out
Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HELM Jaguar E Type 300hp Restomod - Review
Replies: 47
Views: 3992
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Re: HELM Jaguar E Type 300hp Restomod - Review

What happens when you get bored of this car and want to sell it in a few years time ? I think you would be lucky to get back half it`s cost ( probably only a dealer would be interested in buying it ).With a really good standard car , possibly with an interesting history , you stand a good chance of ...
by max-it-out
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 44
Views: 3334
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Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

I `m doing my bit for global warming - making it worse :doh: . The Jag`s only doing around 18 mpg at the moment :mrgreen:
I don`t see what`s so bad about GW anyway - should save on my Winter heating bills :salute:
by max-it-out
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 44
Views: 3334
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Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

Good point , although I think it`s unlikely that classics will be banned from the roads altogether - I think there are too many owners ( and people with influence ) who would object . More likely it would made more difficult and expensive ( higher taxes on petrol )with possibly an annual mileage lim...
by max-it-out
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Tachometer
Replies: 15
Views: 972
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Re: Tachometer

malcolm wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:44 pm
My understanding always was that 4.2=5000rpm, 3.8 5500. That's what my handbooks say as well.
Interested in why they reduced the max revs for the 4.2 - any obvious reason ? :scratchheadyellow:
by max-it-out
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Tachometer
Replies: 15
Views: 972
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Re: Tachometer

cactusman wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:51 pm
3.8's have the red line at 5500....4.2's at 5000 i be!ieve....
Are you sure ? My 1968 4.2 has the red line at 5500 .
by max-it-out
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: £300K Series 3 anyone ?
Replies: 44
Views: 3334
Great Britain

Re: £300K Series 3 anyone ?

Perhaps the ultimate upgrade ( and indignity )for an E would be to convert to electric - only around £ 100 k ( :wow: ) But then what would it be ? Not a proper E-Type , that`s for sure .I can`t understand why anyone would pay huge amounts to convert a classic to electric . If someone wants an electr...