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Roketman
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#1 Newbie

Post by Roketman » Sat Oct 22, 2022 1:47 am

Yes, another newbie! As a consummate Car Guy!This is the one car that I needed to fill my bucket list. Im really unbelievably excited over my 1963 series 1.
I have enjoyed reading and educating myself all about E types
After seeing them race in person at the Goodwood revival . I was nothing less than impressed! Simply brilliant driving!
Here is a few pictures of my fully restored E type
Excited to join and be part of the E type community!

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1963 E Type OTS
1987 911 Carrera Targa
2005 996 GT3 supercup
2006 Ford GT((40)
2016 Ford Focus RS
2017 Aston Martin Vantage V12s manual 7 speed dogleg
2019 Ford GT Carbon Series
2019 Porsche Carrera T
The only thing negative in life should be camber..

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#2 Re: Newbie

Post by dlgis » Sat Oct 22, 2022 7:44 am

Welcome 👍 looks amazing. How do you find time to drive all those cars in your collection :smile: On a technical point, what are the clips on the air filter funnel for, I’ve not seen these before?


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Darryl
1964 S1 FHC 3.8 opalescent maroon
2007 XKR convertible

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#3 Re: Newbie

Post by Simonpfhc » Sat Oct 22, 2022 11:35 am

Welcome!

Beautiful car, and wow, what a collection :salute:
Simon
62 3.8 FHC
91 Porsche 928GT
68 S1 OTS full resto....will be for sale!
Find me on Instagram and Facebook @oldcarfixer

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#4 Re: Newbie

Post by Roketman » Sat Oct 22, 2022 8:06 pm

Not sure on the clips . But now I’m curious and looking into it!
I drive them all. Not saving them for the next guy or my wife’s 2nd husband! The guy who dies with the most mileage wins!
Obviously the older cars have mileage as it has been a long process of being able to afford them.
87 911 122,000 miles bought with 4,200 in 1988
06 Gt 59,700 miles bought new
2017 vantage 12,000 miles bought with 640.
2019 GT 16,000 miles bought new
2019 911 11,000 miles bought with 2,900 miles on it
2016 focus RS 50k daily driver bought with 32k
On a funny note I was watching sunset with my wife the other nite and saw a shooting star! Told her to make a wish! Her wish was stop buying car parts and cars!
My response was , oh sorry it was a plane!
1963 E Type OTS
1987 911 Carrera Targa
2005 996 GT3 supercup
2006 Ford GT((40)
2016 Ford Focus RS
2017 Aston Martin Vantage V12s manual 7 speed dogleg
2019 Ford GT Carbon Series
2019 Porsche Carrera T
The only thing negative in life should be camber..

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#5 Re: Newbie

Post by Gfhug » Sat Oct 22, 2022 8:25 pm

Welcome to the best place for all things E Type. You’ve added a long list of cars, how about adding your name, it’s much nicer to reply to a name. Where are you? If you’re in the US then jaglovers can be another useful source of help.
Do you work on your cars because you’ll find lots of help on here with the search function and questions will be happily answered by the knowledgeable.
Happy E Type driving!

Geoff
S2 FHC Light Blue
S2 OTS LHD - RHD full restoration

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#6 Re: Newbie

Post by Roketman » Sat Oct 22, 2022 9:15 pm

Ron aka Roketman
1963 E Type OTS
1987 911 Carrera Targa
2005 996 GT3 supercup
2006 Ford GT((40)
2016 Ford Focus RS
2017 Aston Martin Vantage V12s manual 7 speed dogleg
2019 Ford GT Carbon Series
2019 Porsche Carrera T
The only thing negative in life should be camber..

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#7 Re: Newbie

Post by Allrand » Sun Oct 23, 2022 6:48 am

Wow, welcome, nice car. That doesn't look like a '63 3.8 engine, 4.2?
Randall Botha
'64 3.8 fhc & '51 Mk 7

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#8 Re: Newbie

Post by malcolm » Sun Oct 23, 2022 8:36 am

Car looks fantastic. Welcome!
Malcolm
I only fit in a 2+2, so got one!
1969 Series 2 2+2
2009 Jaguar XF-S
2015 F Type V6 S

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#9 Re: Newbie

Post by bitsobrits » Sun Oct 23, 2022 1:00 pm

Allrand wrote:
Sun Oct 23, 2022 6:48 am
Wow, welcome, nice car. That doesn't look like a '63 3.8 engine, 4.2?
A 4.2 intake manifold, carb linkage, and cooling setup (expansion tank, radiator), at least. And 4.2 rear silencers.

Just observations, btw. As one who makes changes to my car to suit my preferences, I could never be critical of changes from standard.
Steve
'65 S1 4.2 FHC (early)

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#10 Re: Newbie

Post by DWW » Sun Oct 23, 2022 4:22 pm

Nice looking example, I am sure it drives as good it looks....Your collection is almost as good as mine :bigrin:

1993 Ferrari 348 Yellow
1983 Porsche SC convertible
1964 AC Cobra Backdraft 427
1968 Ford Mustang Fastback 305 Bullitt
1965 C2 corvette Convertible
1972 C3 Corvette
1949 Series 1 Land Rover
1985 V8 Land Rover Defender
1991 V8 Land Rover Defender
2012 Land Rover Defender Puma modified
Danny

1962 S1 3.8 FHC (1012/1798)
2015 Range Rover Sport SVR

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#11 Re: Newbie

Post by Roketman » Mon Oct 24, 2022 2:20 am

Yes 4.2
It’s all about the drive! The motor and trans. Obviously aren’t matching numbers to the car. Do I care?
I’m just thrilled with the ground up restoration process that was done. I have a great looking car! It drives like a brand new. To me it’s not about resale value. The only investment a car is to me, is my enjoyment.
1963 E Type OTS
1987 911 Carrera Targa
2005 996 GT3 supercup
2006 Ford GT((40)
2016 Ford Focus RS
2017 Aston Martin Vantage V12s manual 7 speed dogleg
2019 Ford GT Carbon Series
2019 Porsche Carrera T
The only thing negative in life should be camber..

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#12 Re: Newbie

Post by Roketman » Mon Oct 24, 2022 2:26 am

DWW wrote:
Sun Oct 23, 2022 4:22 pm
Nice looking example, I am sure it drives as good it looks....Your collection is almost as good as mine :bigrin:

1993 Ferrari 348 Yellow
1983 Porsche SC convertible
1964 AC Cobra Backdraft 427
1968 Ford Mustang Fastback 305 Bullitt
1965 C2 corvette Convertible
1972 C3 Corvette
1949 Series 1 Land Rover
1985 V8 Land Rover Defender
1991 V8 Land Rover Defender
2012 Land Rover Defender Puma modified
Roketman wrote:
Sat Oct 22, 2022 1:47 am
Yes, another newbie! As a consummate Car Guy!This is the one car that I needed to fill my bucket list. Im really unbelievably excited over my 1963 series 1.
I have enjoyed reading and educating myself all about E types
After seeing them race in person at the Goodwood revival . I was nothing less than impressed! Simply brilliant driving!
Here is a few pictures of my fully restored E type
Excited to join and be part of the E type community!

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The key to happiness is be happy with what you have. There’s always people with bigger, better and more, and I’m not gonna go through life being jealous. I choose to go through life, being appreciative and grateful. Dennis I’m happy for you and I’m happy for me. What could be better? Yea lovely collection!
1963 E Type OTS
1987 911 Carrera Targa
2005 996 GT3 supercup
2006 Ford GT((40)
2016 Ford Focus RS
2017 Aston Martin Vantage V12s manual 7 speed dogleg
2019 Ford GT Carbon Series
2019 Porsche Carrera T
The only thing negative in life should be camber..

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#13 Re: Newbie

Post by DWW » Mon Oct 24, 2022 2:59 am

Hey Ron, I was only kidding we all love our cars and enjoy driving them as much as possible.This is actually the first occasion I ever mentioned my car collection on this forum as I appreciated yours. BTW I drove the V12 Vantage manual on an Aston Martin open day round Millbrook Test Track a few years back, what a utterly crazy machine compared to the Auto DBS I drove at the time. I went off Astons after losing close to 50K on a DB11 which was a definite disappoint.
Danny

1962 S1 3.8 FHC (1012/1798)
2015 Range Rover Sport SVR

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#14 Re: Newbie

Post by Roketman » Tue Oct 25, 2022 12:52 am

No worries mate ! All good here!
I’m just a happy go lucky guy !
1963 E Type OTS
1987 911 Carrera Targa
2005 996 GT3 supercup
2006 Ford GT((40)
2016 Ford Focus RS
2017 Aston Martin Vantage V12s manual 7 speed dogleg
2019 Ford GT Carbon Series
2019 Porsche Carrera T
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#15 Re: Newbie

Post by Roketman » Sun Oct 30, 2022 11:42 pm

1st sunset with my E type
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1963 E Type OTS
1987 911 Carrera Targa
2005 996 GT3 supercup
2006 Ford GT((40)
2016 Ford Focus RS
2017 Aston Martin Vantage V12s manual 7 speed dogleg
2019 Ford GT Carbon Series
2019 Porsche Carrera T
The only thing negative in life should be camber..

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