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08-22-2018, 08:18 AM
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I was at a British car show on the weekend. Parked...
Forum: Canada
08-20-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,923
Posted By alfred

Not a problem Ron, it was quite an early morning...

Not a problem Ron, it was quite an early morning for me. Started up at 6:00 in the dark, watched the red sun come up in the east (I think it is from the forest fire smoke in the air). I posted some...
07-12-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 588
Posted By alfred

Something as important as a rad...don't go cheap....

Something as important as a rad...don't go cheap. I highly recommend Cool Cat. built in the States and top quality manufacturing, great guys to deal with.
07-12-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By alfred

the oil level dipstick on my 1968 does not have a...

the oil level dipstick on my 1968 does not have a bend like yours. Straight all the way down.
06-30-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,353
Posted By alfred

Regarding the 'barny' if that much rust is...

Regarding the 'barny' if that much rust is visible, then it needs a full body restoration. Very time consuming and very expensive. In the end you have a nice series II 2+2 and will never recoup your...
06-08-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 982
Posted By alfred

A great 10 footer, daily driver. No mention of...

A great 10 footer, daily driver. No mention of body work or rust repair in the past so there might be some big surprises underneath and inside the sills.
05-22-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By alfred

I had something similar happening to my 68 2+2,...

I had something similar happening to my 68 2+2, but I was able to drive it for a short distance until smoke started coming from the brakes. I Rebuilt the callipers, honed the rotors, and replaced the...
04-27-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,629
Posted By alfred

I'm pretty sure "frogeye" on the E-type forum...

I'm pretty sure "frogeye" on the E-type forum added one of those gas caps. Not sure if you can still see his original photos though.


Link The 'E' Type Forum - Login...
04-19-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By alfred

I saw one for sale in Alberta similar to that...

I saw one for sale in Alberta similar to that about 6 years ago. He was only asking $40,000 and it was a lightweight replica.:icon_fryingpan:
03-26-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,124
Posted By alfred

sounds like a win-win. Congrats on getting a...

sounds like a win-win. Congrats on getting a price fair to you and the buyer.
12-22-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By alfred

Check Hagerty classic car prices. Only a perfect...

Check Hagerty classic car prices. Only a perfect concours example is worth the $70G figure. Most series 3 2+2 drivers would be half that.
11-22-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,568
Posted By alfred

From what I remember when I had my XK150, first...

From what I remember when I had my XK150, first would crunch since it was non-synchro. When you have the car in neutral, engine running, clutch in, try hit second gear, wait a few seconds and flip...
Forum: Canada
04-24-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,968
Posted By alfred

The day was great. It started off slow, foggy,...

The day was great. It started off slow, foggy, -2C, and only a handful of vendors and cars at 7:15 when I showed up. About 9:30 the car lot was filling up and the vendors area was buzzing. Several...
04-20-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By alfred

An old coil and/or old condenser can work for a...

An old coil and/or old condenser can work for a while then suddenly stop, then work again once cooled down. Bad points or old dizzy cap would more often give you constant grief. Old plug wires can...
04-17-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By alfred

I would suggest to start on either the fuel or...

I would suggest to start on either the fuel or electrical system to troubleshoot your issue. With fuel, check the filter for clogging, and gas flow (remove gas feed before the carbs, turn key and...
Forum: Canada
04-06-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,968
Posted By alfred

Ancaster British car flea market

Coming soon, April 23, 9 -2:30 at the Ancaster fairgrounds. Lots of cool cars come out for the first drive of the season, and bits & pieces galore for those doing a rebuild. I might bring my spare...
03-07-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,090
Posted By alfred

I suspect that if you contact Barrett Jackson, or...

I suspect that if you contact Barrett Jackson, or RM, they would describe the process, how to arrive at a price, a reserve and the fees.


Alfred
10-30-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,578
Posted By alfred

I went into my shop and took a couple pics of the...

I went into my shop and took a couple pics of the mod. The first pic is from the back of the rear carb linkage, the second is at the front of the forward carb. You want to remove the link and jam it...
10-10-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By alfred

I highly recommend going to a British car show...

I highly recommend going to a British car show before pulling the trigger on an E-type. Talk to several owners, see if you can sit in a coupe, and a 2+2. I did that three years ago and decided that a...
04-02-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,744
Posted By alfred

Yes, Lily is my Lucas special, when I got her she...

Yes, Lily is my Lucas special, when I got her she had a bad smoking habit... from behind the dash! You might want to do a check on the fuses back there as well. They tend to corrode over time, heat...
04-02-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,744
Posted By alfred

Congrats. Beautiful car, I prefer those small...

Congrats. Beautiful car, I prefer those small bumpers on the early series 3. We have snow squalls today and 6-8" forecast overnight, so no fun driving here either.
12-07-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,080
Posted By alfred

start by checking power to the coil, then google...

start by checking power to the coil, then google checking older distributors and you will get a whack of info. Same thing happened to me this spring and it ended up being a bad lead at the ignition...
11-15-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,741
Posted By alfred

"So when is an asset become a liability?" For...

"So when is an asset become a liability?"
For me it is when I no longer enjoy the asset and the fun and smiles have left. 30 years ago I bought a XK150 FHC that was in reasonable shape. I spent...
11-05-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By alfred

timing strobes are available at many auto parts...

timing strobes are available at many auto parts stores. NAPA, Princess Auto, Canadian tire up here in Canada. I found it to be much easier as a two man job, one under the car with the strobe, the...
11-05-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By alfred

I think the timing has to be spot on before you...

I think the timing has to be spot on before you can expect any success with adjusting the carbs. At last that worked for me, used a strobe light to get it dead on 10 degrees, then adjusted the carbs...
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