What did you do to your E-Type today?

(Jerry Mills) #2290

Best post of the week.

(Geo Hahn 1969 Series 2 OTS) #2291

Sounds like ‘stitching’. One of my TRs has such a repair - done more than 50 years ago and still fine today:


(1967 FHC) #2292

Robert Mueller (taking time off from other pursuits) or Dr Michael Mueller?

Hope your car did well.


(Bill Bilotti 1966 S1 OTS (in boxes)) #2293

Did they find a Russian in the boot?

(Nick Saltarelli) #2294

As my elderly aunt would say, is it starting to get a little warm in here, or is it me?

(Nick 53 XK120 OTS) #2295

as to loose clothing, especially a tie,back in the teletype day,it was possible to lean over the machine,tie dangling, just as a transmission ended,which always ends with 12 quick line feeds, a tie in the roller would result in your chin to the machine quite quickly,

(Paul Wigton) #2296

(Pekka T.) #2297

Back on topic, now that I’ve got spark again, I washed it, waxed it and put the hardtop on. :slight_smile:

(Paul Wigton) #2298

Does the Wee-12 hardtop work any better than the 6-bangers?

(Ole Würtz) #2299

Today I treated my new interior to some leather conservation.
A good old advise I’ve used over the years is natural soap flakes dissolved in hot water and then when cooled down to lukewarm, massage the foam into the leather.
Soft as bottoms :roll_eyes:

(Larry velk) #2300

You better have the banged up hands like the guy in the video. Craftsmen only need apply. Wish I had drills that sharp.

(Pekka T.) #2301


Nope, it’s worse I think. Because of the vents it’s not as silent at high speeds, it flexes more and is more difficult to fit IMO without damage to paintwork on the doors and B-post.

But it is more silent than the softtop and visibility and looks are great, and quite roomy in comparison to the SWB. :slight_smile:


(D Barnes) #2302

Wonder if something like this is why some of the E-type racers at Goodwood etc put in that little block to to prop open the boot-lid a little ? Is this something to let them vent better and help things with the hard top on the OTS or is it for some sort of aerodynamic benefit ?

68 E-type FHC

(Paul Wigton) #2303

Nothing I’d ever heard of, but these folks agree!

I hear there’s a Kiwi, making handmade soap…:wink:

(Ole Würtz) #2304

It all makes sense. I’m Danish and the company you refer to is Danish as well. Smart people :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
I also partially cleaned the seats in my wife’s car. I removed two black marks of unknown origin. It took maybe 5 minutes to remove the marks and you can see how clean the leather is where I cleaned around the marks.

(Frank Lupker) #2305

Pat, nice and all aluminium, ofcourse. Did you make it youself or is it original body.
I am working to with an old body, welding everwhere.
Greetings Frank.

(DINO) #2306

Re plumbed the fuel system now the fuel gets sent back to the tank cooled then pumped back via high pressure pump.

Very clean work. Thanks boost theory.

(Les Halls 1968 S1.5 2+2 Atlanta) #2307

Finally learned how to wire weld and welded up the damned exhaust! Now if can finally go back onto the car!!

(Eric) #2308

Nice work. Is that a modification of the pump from SNG, something you fabricated from scratch, or something else?

(DINO) #2309

Fabrication from scratch. It’s not from SNG it’s a great aftermarket updated high pressure pump quiet and efficient . I’m running the emerald FI kit with Mangoletsi manifold and Jenvey throttle bodies and didn’t like running a swirl pot and 2 fuel pumps wanted to clean it up, i also wanted to get rid of all that hot fuel plumbing under the bonnet.