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#1 New member and new car

Post by shovelled » Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:36 pm

Hi people, I've just joined,
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This is our car which I purchased from E-Type UK in March, they named her Delilah. If you can't figure out why, don't apply for Pop Master on Radio 2. Its a 1973 and in amazing condition thanks to the dedication of the previous owners.
We will be coming to the 60th celebrations on Sunday in her.
I've just got a set of KONI shocks to do a little upgrade (I used to work for KONI in Holland till Covid hit). I'll be sharing the experience of fitting them and what the change is. Its really great to have a car which is so well supported by SNG Barretts and the other UK suppliers. I've just sold a 1935 20/25 Rolls Royce and 1930's Studebaker 53. You can still get parts for the Rolls, but they are really expensive and its a very complicated car, the Studebaker only had parts from the US if you were lucky, otherwise you had to make your own. Interested in meeting up with owners in Stafford/Shropshire areas, I've got a 4 poster lift in one of our sheds so pretty useful if you need to give your car a really good once over underneath.
See you Sunday, the weekend is looking great. :swerve:
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#2 Re: New member and new car

Post by Series1 Stu » Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:09 pm

Welcome Paul. Delilah is a nice looking car.

Unfortunately, I can't make the 60th this weekend but hope to get my car on the road before the celebrations are over.

I'm based near Whitchurch so not too far from you, I'm guessing.

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#3 Re: New member and new car

Post by malcolm » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:50 am

Hi, and welcome to the forum
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#4 Re: New member and new car

Post by Gfhug » Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:36 pm

Paul, welcome to the best place for all things E Type, but not necessarily pop master :roll: . It must be over ten years since I listened to radio 2 and I feel much better for it :bigrin:
However, back to important things, well done in getting what looks like a nice car. How big is your smile every time you drive or even look at your car?

We must twist your Koni arms to make as close to the Boge shocks NLA that are known to be good for S1 and S2.

Have fun and do ask questions as you’ll get lots of help and advice and occasionally some friendly banter.

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#5 Re: New member and new car

Post by politeperson » Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:48 pm

Thats a great looking car, I love it.

See you on Sunday, I will be in the S2. I have dusted her off, changed the oil and belts, adjusted the timing chain and given her a clean.

She is going like a Demon.

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#6 Re: New member and new car

Post by H7OB » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:22 pm

Welcome to a forum worthy of the car! Looks beautiful and you couldn’t have picked a better name! (Also guilty of the occasional Pop Master challenge)! Have just realised I’ve screwed up and arranged a family weekend! Have fun!
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#7 Re: New member and new car

Post by Andyp_67E » Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:08 pm

Welcome to E type ownership. Hope it is living up to your expectations.

Is it a 74 or am I one year out!

So before they come to break down the door
Forgive me Delilah, I just couldn't take anymore
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#8 Re: New member and new car

Post by shovelled » Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:59 pm

Thanks for all the nice responses, just read them. Bit new to forums so was expecting it to email me that anybody responded. Sorry!

Well, wasn't last Sunday fantastic. 60th Anniversary.
I'll post what happened to us on the right section.

Meanwhile, thanks for the lovely responses.
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#9 Re: New member and new car

Post by shovelled » Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:02 pm

Series1 Stu wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:09 pm

I'm based near Whitchurch so not too far from you, I'm guessing.

Regards
Stuart - are you going to the MotorFest at Chetwynd Deer Park.
Its £4 if you take your car, needs to be there from before 10am to 4pm which is a slight downside.
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#10 Re: New member and new car

Post by Series1 Stu » Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:23 am

Unfortunately (???) that day is our 40th wedding anniversary or it would be a good ride out. We have been before but not for a long time. The showground is pretty good, if my memory serves me well, with a raised area giving an amphitheatre feel to it.

Perhaps another time.

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#11 Re: New member and new car

Post by shovelled » Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:35 pm

Series1 Stu wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:23 am
Unfortunately (???) that day is our 40th wedding anniversary or it would be a good ride out. We have been before but not for a long time. The showground is pretty good, if my memory serves me well, with a raised area giving an amphitheatre feel to it.

Perhaps another time.

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No worries. It’s also Father’s Day and the Eccelshall gardens open day. Just hope it’s a dry day. Hopefully we can meet up soon.
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#12 Re: New member and new car

Post by shovelled » Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:14 pm

Hi, Went a little nuts over the hot weekend and bought a S1 to go with the S3.
Its really amazing, so well put together.

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#13 Re: New member and new car

Post by Series1 Stu » Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:29 pm

Wow, Paul. You're really pushing the boat out

You just need to get a series 2 to complete the set. Then maybe a set of coupes too. :drinkingcheers:

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#14 Re: New member and new car

Post by shovelled » Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:17 pm

I did a bit, but that series 1 is so cool looking.
Both are likely to be at the Breakfast at the Brewery on Sunday the 15th August.
Mt Industrial Estate, The Old Brewery, Mount Rd, Stone ST15 8LL
Starts at 9am and you can get a bacon or egg roll and a cup of tea.
Normally lots of American cars and 60's /70's. Really great guys. Steve is the guy greeting people unless he's on holiday.

I'd add a picture but the file size is too large!

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#15 Re: New member and new car

Post by malcolm » Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:33 pm

When you click on "add image", you can effectively reduce file size by specifying size
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#16 Re: New member and new car

Post by JerryL770 » Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:46 am

shovelled wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:14 pm

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What's with the rivets (?) over the rear wings?
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#17 Re: New member and new car

Post by mgcjag » Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:51 am

Steve
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#18 Re: New member and new car

Post by shovelled » Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:28 pm

The rivets are to give it that prototype look.
And it did come from Historics Auction.
You either love it or hate it!

Can you get this forum to email you notifications?
Or does everybody check in every day?
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#19 Re: New member and new car

Post by Series1 Stu » Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:02 pm

Hi Paul

Welcome back. No offence meant but your comment has invited us to express opinions so here goes.

I neither love nor hate your Series 1. However, if you fitted Dunlop alloy wheels (either D Type or E Type) instead of the Minilites then it would move to the "love it" side for me. For my taste, those wheels just look too much like they belong on an American muscle car.

Anyway, its your car so your choice. Either way you still have a couple of great cars to enjoy!

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Stuart

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#20 Re: New member and new car

Post by shovelled » Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:56 pm

Hi Stuart,
You must be pretty local to us, Bishops Offley.
I've got the red one in hundreds of pieces at the moment, engine and gearbox out.
What going to put in a 5 speed but its about 5 mm too long todo it without modification of the shell and I really don't want to do that.

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So I'll have to rebuild the old 4 speed. :?:


NB: This forum engine is soo out of date, it could really do with a major upgrade.
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