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  Two E-Types for sale
Posted by: Reckless Rat - 18-01-2020, 06:49 PM - Forum: Sales - Replies (1)

A friend of mine is selling two Jaguar E-Types if anyone is interested.

1. A RHD original and unrestored but very tidy and roadworthy 1963 Series 1 3.8 litre coupé in red. This car, which has languished in a dry barn for over 40 years has recently been recommissioned. It has a works Jaguar race engine and comes with a full race heritage. The car is currently in Melbourne Australia. £55K.

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2. A LHD fully restored 1969 Series 2 4.2 litre Drophead in navy blue. Originally exported to the USA and then brought back to the UK. It is currently UK registered but located in France. £68K.

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Yes, the car is currently sitting in a bedroom (on the ground floor) as he hasn't got a secure garage at the moment.

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  Herefordshire members?
Posted by: Martin Prior - 18-01-2020, 02:11 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - No Replies

Is anyone from Herefordshire or the surrounding area going to the A7CA meeting on Sunday 19th?

If so, would you be willing to pick up a pair of wheels for me to collect later?

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  Cylinder Block for sale
Posted by: Chris Garner - 18-01-2020, 12:13 PM - Forum: Sales - Replies (1)

Newley refurbished Seven block for sale. Professionally cleaned and fitted with brand new liners bored to 56.5mm to take slipper pistons.
Holes in the base have been over drilled to take 3/8" studs in the crankcase. Photos available. 
Surplus to requirements. 
£250. collection or freight at cost.,  Melton Mowbray, Leics.

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  Fuel tank slosh sealant
Posted by: Henry Harris - 18-01-2020, 09:53 AM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (11)

A warning!
The result yesterday of removing useless fuel tank slosh sealant.


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  Mk.1 Pearl high-resolution image
Posted by: Tony Griffiths - 17-01-2020, 10:01 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - No Replies

Here's a link to an extremely high-resolution scan of a page from the first 1934 catalogue to show a Pearl. It will print out up to A3, in colour, with excellent detail. It may be slow to load....

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  Bantam Pick-up for sale (auction)
Posted by: Greig Smith - 17-01-2020, 08:55 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - No Replies

I spotted this on offer at the Goodings auction

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  Disposal of 1932 LWB Box Saloon
Posted by: Laqueugne - 17-01-2020, 05:33 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (17)

Ladies and Gentlemen,
I seek your advice.
With great reluctance I have decided to dispose of my beloved A7, Lolita, which I have owned since 1964.  She is in roadworthy condition, was out on the roads this summer (2019) but definitely in need of TLC.  She has provided me, my sons and grandchildren with many golden moments but my physical condition is such that I can no longer drive her in comfort.  For perfectly valid reasons, my sons are not in a position to take over ownership.
She is garaged here in central France and at a very rough estimate, it will cost me £1,000 in van hire fees and ferry tickets to get her back to UK.  I have a great number of spares, tools and publications which would be included in any sale.
Ideally I would like to sell her to someone with a family who would have as much fun in her as my family has done.  Sale price can be almost infinitely flexible provided I do not lose out overall. 
Having lived in France for some 18 years, I am totally out of touch with the A7 market - if one still exists.
I would be most grateful for any advice on this matter.
With thanks,
Anthony Gaynor

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  Cylinder block spacer plate
Posted by: Malcolm Parker - 17-01-2020, 04:30 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (16)

As part of an engine overhaul I am in need of a laser cut plate 3mm thick to fit between the crankcase and block.   The engine has a Reliant SV crank and rods.  From memory I think the spacer plate is necessary due to the Reliant rods being slightly longer than Austin ones.   At present the engine has a home made spacer that is somewhat inaccurate and causing problems with oil leakage.
I note that laser cut spacers are available but only as shims 0.5 and 0.75mm thick.   Is anyone doing thicker ones?
If I used a Reliant SV block would this compensate for the longer rods?  I believe it is possible to modify the Reliant block by filling the distributor drive hole and machining it flat to make it look like an Austin one.

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  Ruby on it's wheels again.
Posted by: andrew34ruby - 17-01-2020, 04:13 PM - Forum: Forum chat... - Replies (3)


After thirty years on axle stands my Ruby is now on the ground, on it's wheels again. Everything works now, it just needs a bonnet and doors finishing, and seats might be useful. Tempting to drive it!

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  17" wheels wanted - any condition
Posted by: Martin Prior - 17-01-2020, 01:57 PM - Forum: Wants - Replies (5)

We need a pair of scrap 17" wheels - pretty well anything will do.  We fit them to the back axle of A7 saloons to lower them sufficiently to fit into the back of our Transit van!

We have a sound 18" wheel to swap or PX, if anyone needs one.

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