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Forum: Canada
08-03-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By alfred

Maybe check out Jaguar Drivers.ca on facebook,...

Maybe check out Jaguar Drivers.ca on facebook, they used to organise a few fun runs in the spring and the fall. If you are itching for a drive there is Brits on the Lake in port Perry in a couple...
07-12-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
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, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By alfred

I couldn't hurt to add some "Marvel Mystery Oil"...

I couldn't hurt to add some "Marvel Mystery Oil" to the cylinder that has low compression, wait a few days, crank the engine over, add some more Marvel oil and then in a few more days crank it over a...
07-12-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
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.
07-10-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By alfred

Yes there are some products that help reduce...

Yes there are some products that help reduce coolant temp. "Water wetter" is one that I use. If you boil over again, you may need to look into an engine coolant flush, rad core evaluation before...
07-04-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By alfred

Is your car a standard or an automatic?

Is your car a standard or an automatic?
07-04-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By alfred

can you do a touch and sniff test to figure out...

can you do a touch and sniff test to figure out what the liquid is? engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, coolant? that would help to figure out the source.
06-30-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,070
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: 705
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.
06-07-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By alfred

In a perfect world the top of the dash can be...

In a perfect world the top of the dash can be removed with a few screws. That will allow you access to re-connect the choke cable from above. In my case the dash was glued in so I cut a small hole in...
05-22-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
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: 8
Views: 1,891
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...
04-26-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By alfred

Have you removed the center castellated nut? That...

Have you removed the center castellated nut? That would let you slide the rotor and hub off the bearing/axle assembly and then give you room to separate the hub from the rotor.
04-19-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
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:
04-16-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By alfred

"If you see smoke pull it"...good one, but I...

"If you see smoke pull it"...good one, but I thought with Lucas electrics you look for smoke to confirm that its working. :p
03-26-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
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.
03-26-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By alfred

way too low man. Look at Hemmings Motor News,...

way too low man. Look at Hemmings Motor News, Hagerty car values. If you need room to store the car - relax, rent a storage space for a few months and do your homework, but do not hurry selling it. ...
Forum: Canada
03-12-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By alfred

you might have to head to Toronto to get your...

you might have to head to Toronto to get your dream car. Or consider calling one of the usuals and ask them to look out for one. Dealerships head to auctions on a regular basis. You might even find...
02-04-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By alfred

Dallas, funny that you mention smells. When I had...

Dallas, funny that you mention smells. When I had my 1959 XK150 I had several old mechanics wanting to sit in it and "smell the car". Likely the mixture of mohair, leather and burnt engine oil...
02-03-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By alfred

Hey there Dallas. nice looking car, I have a 68...

Hey there Dallas. nice looking car, I have a 68 2+2 so very similar vehicles. These are cars that need constant attention to be reliable drivers. If you do not like wrenching/tinkering/fixing things...
01-25-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 685
Posted By alfred

Rob, Thanks for sharing the info.

Rob, Thanks for sharing the info.
01-10-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By alfred

glad to hear you figured it out. Maybe we'll see...

glad to hear you figured it out. Maybe we'll see you on the road in the spring - there's an early British car show in Ancaster April 22.
01-01-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By alfred

Hope everyone has a great 2018. If you plan to...

Hope everyone has a great 2018. If you plan to visit any car shows in Ontario, please let me know. BTW it looks like Hagerty is raising the value on E-types again, so try your best to theft proof...
12-30-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By alfred

Here's another one: I bought a 59 XK150 in 1978...

Here's another one: I bought a 59 XK150 in 1978 for $2,000, spent 8 yrs of my spare time rebuilding the whole thing. Sold it for $15,000, and now they are worth ten times that. I should have stuck it...
12-29-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By alfred

Naw, sorry for the confusion, It had spark at the...

Naw, sorry for the confusion, It had spark at the plugs, but had no interest in starting or "farting". I did have no spark another time, and had to figure things out when I replaced the ignition...
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