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Just received this beautiful E Type Jag from Pete Shepherd.
Pete has painted & detailed the car beautifully.
Big thanks to you Pete.
Cheers,
Kev.



 

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Unless it was completely re-engineered I think it'd be a bit of a wealth hazard. But, I can quite imagine opening the garage door each day and just wasting hours looking at it. The E, not the garage.
 

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You could buy an Airfix E Type kit off Ebay for spares Billy...you`ll get one for under a tenner.
Looks great with the Union Jack!
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Kev.
 

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I have a confession, although it was me that sent Kev the E Type, I didn't actually build it
. I bought it a long time ago at a swapmeet......

Thanks,

Pete
 

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The big Carreras do look good trundling around a suitable track. I have 2 hard tops and a roadster.

Also have 2 Revell and one Ninco hard top. Yup. I'm a sucker for a pretty Jag.
 

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QUOTE (Ember @ 21 Aug 2012, 01:05) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Unless it was completely re-engineered I think it'd be a bit of a wealth hazard. But, I can quite imagine opening the garage door each day and just wasting hours looking at it. The E, not the garage.
The series 1 e-types were nearly perfect in their day and a lot easier to work on, then newer cars. There were no computers, no electronics, no fuel injection, no anti lock brakes , no air bags, so you didn't need much fancy diagnostic equipment. Many owners today can and do their own maintainance. Due to restrictions from US authorities, Jag was forced to re-engineer later e types , changing headlight covers, tail lights , carburetters, bumpers, and in the series 111 , the motor was switched to the troublesome V12 with electronic ignition. These re-engineering changes and other new restrictions led to the end of the e-type production and will prevent any rebirth. From what I have heard, most car mechanics charge the same rate regardless of the car, and mechanics specializing in old Jags are vitually the same cost so the only real issue is these Jags are around 50 years old and in need of a bit more maintainance.
 

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QUOTE (gar @ 26 Aug 2012, 09:17) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>so the only real issue is these Jags are around 50 years old and in need of a bit more maintainance.

The series 1 Jag is one of my all-time favorite cars. And I agree the mechanicals aren't all that
unusual or difficult to work on (although three carbs, and that rear end, an undersized/undervented
cooling system and the distributor location among other things offer a little more challenge than an MGB).
The big issue is that the central tub is made up of 150 separate pieces of sheet metal all spot-welded together.
Once any rust creeps in, they can be a real bear to get right.

Still, worth whatever it takes...lovely, wonderful cars!!
 

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We're straying here a little from the topic but while we're having a meander. For those of you who have the money, there's a firm in the UK that'll take your E type or for that matter old Aston and bring it right up yo date in the braking, handling and ignition departments. Check out an old Top Gear episode (sure to be on Dave tv again soon) where Clarkson puts an updated E Type through its paces. Now can we move on please? :)
 
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