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#1 Hello from another new member

Post by Mancamefirst » Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:06 pm

Hello all
I thought I'd write a few lines to introduce myself. I have always coveted an E type and circumstances put me finally in a position to own one. I have a history of old Rovers, many P6's and most recently a P5b Coupe which left my stewardship a few years ago. I am currently enjoying all the resources on the forum and have taken out a club membership.
I've been to see a couple of cars so far, the best you can buy seems the current advice as it always was with the Rovers.
Any tips or tips offs would be greatly appreciated, I am in no great rush to buy and will certainly want an expert evaluation before purchase as I'm definitely more driver than mechanic.
Anyway great to be here and thanks for letting me join
Adam
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#2 Re: Hello from another new member

Post by malcolm » Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:59 pm

Hi, and welcome to the forum! Hope you do well with your search. My only tip would be to take someone very knowledgeable with you to help assess the car. I did, and it saved me a fortune. I think that is what you plan to do?
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Post by mgcjag » Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:46 pm

Hi Adam...welcom to the forum.....one if our moderators Angus Moss runs an outstanding E type restoration company. .....he sometimes knows of cars for sale .....he also does inspections.....worth getting in touch https://www.mossjaguar.com/index.html
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#4 Re: Hello from another new member

Post by Mancamefirst » Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:12 pm

Thanks Malcolm and Steve. Yes I apparently need expert guidance in most things but especially anything car related :lol: Thank you for the heads up regarding Angus and his website, well worth knowing.
Adam
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#5 Re: Hello from another new member

Post by Mark Gordon » Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:30 pm

Welcome to the forum, Adam. You're in for a fun ride! I would strongly recommend purchasing and reading through Pete Crespin's book. You will want to know what to look for even if you take an expert with you when you look at a possible car.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=essential+bu ... nb_sb_noss
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#6 Re: Hello from another new member

Post by Mancamefirst » Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:43 pm

Thanks Mark I appreciate the advice, I've just bought the Kindle edition from Amazon for the 3.8 and 4.2 as I'm currently leaning towards a 4.2. That said I'm possibly going to see a S3 at the weekend so options still open
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#7 Re: Hello from another new member

Post by Mancamefirst » Mon Oct 25, 2021 4:15 pm

Picked up my car late last week. Need to get an issue with the fans cutting out fixed but other than that very happy

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Post by mgcjag » Mon Oct 25, 2021 4:18 pm

Very nice Adam.....enjoy.......Steve
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#9 Re: Hello from another new member

Post by christopher storey » Mon Oct 25, 2021 4:42 pm

Mancamefirst wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 4:15 pm
Picked up my car late last week. Need to get an issue with the fans cutting out fixed
The fans are thermostatically controlled and should indeed cut out when the temperature drops to the predetermined level ( IIRC usually something like 75 degs C ) . At this time of year they probably might be expected to operate only for a few minutes at a time

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#10 Re: Hello from another new member

Post by Mancamefirst » Mon Oct 25, 2021 6:12 pm

Thanks Steve.
Thanks for the info Christopher. I had the car dropped off with the Forum sponsors straight from purchase. They gave it the once over and noted the fans weren't kicking in at all. They waved their magic stick on this and a few minor gremlins and home I drove. However on the way to storage later In the day the temp gauge started to rise and on arrival things were quite hot. The fans weren't running on arrival. I switched off for a couple of minutes and while things were still v warm, I restarted the engine and the fans ran for about 30 seconds and then stopped again. The place I'm storing the car have a lot of E.type knowledge, they recently completed a full S2 OTS resto so they said they will see whats amiss.
Adam
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