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by Grant » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:59 pm

Kevin Birch wrote:That steering wheel looks interesting, is it original, if so, probably the only part worth saving. Has Grant seen it, as we all know he's got a fetish for leather steering wheels.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :wink: :P
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by Chris_R » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:17 am

Kevin Birch wrote:What a waste of an early car. Is it from Turin, or very early West Brom car?
From Richard Calver's books it would appear to be the third car of the second batch of cars from Italy that was bodied and painted at Vignale but delivered to Jensen untrimmed. So probably half and half. Chassis built at West Bromwich, then bodied and painted in Italy, then trimmed at West Bromwich.
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by garyc » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:07 am

Hello Kev

Im disappointed with you Kev :D :D :D :D
Im sure Grant explained this to you in great detail on a number of occasions
That’s not the right type now is it.........Grant will have to explain to you again the subtleties of steering wheel etiquete

Chris R Hope you didn't leave Grant alone with your car on Sunday did you.......if so id check you still got your original steering wheel under that steering wheel cover..............hes pretty quick with a spanner :D :D :D :D :D

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by Grant » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:15 am

garyc wrote:Hello Kev

Im disappointed with you Kev :D :D :D :D
Im sure Grant explained this to you in great detail on a number of occasions
That’s not the right type now is it.........Grant will have to explain to you again the subtleties of steering wheel etiquete

Chris R Hope you didn't leave Grant alone with your car on Sunday did you.......if so id check you still got your original steering wheel under that steering wheel cover..............hes pretty quick with a spanner :D :D :D :D :D

GaryC

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To be honest Gaz, Chris was about everywhere too much.. you know how nosy and busy he is! so... I was in Simons "VRL" at the wheel, I had it off as he turned up... but the hooter wire was still connected.. "Grant, what are doing he said"... "It's the wrong wheel for this car Si and I have the correct one instock & was just checking the spline pitch Si"... he believed me aswell!! :shock: ... It's lined up for my possession now :D.......... Still working on Chris though :wink:
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by Pymmie » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:57 pm

Hi Steve,

This was found on an Ebay add for a Jag E-Type.

Jensen in the background.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jaguar-Used-C ... 2103374103

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Understeer - Hitting the fence with the front of the car
Oversteer - Hitting the fence with the rear of the car
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Torque - How far you take the fence with you
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by Chris_R » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:17 pm

Pymmie wrote:Hi Steve,

This was found on an Ebay add for a Jag E-Type.

Jensen in the background.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jaguar-Used-C ... 2103374103

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by RAP72 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:38 pm

Thanks John ( and Chris, you beat me to it)

115/2701. Not on the list.

I will try and contact the owner to see if I can get more info. If anyone knows the whereabouts I would be interested.
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by RAP72 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:05 am

trying to catch up after a months Dog Sitting (don't ask) so have added new photos and information for 3 cars and the new survivor 115/2710. I did message the scrap yard (near Birmingham i believe) but have had no reply. If anyone recognises the yard could they see if they can find more info.

I also include a couple of photos that I saw of whilst doing my dog duties but did not note where I got them from. Can any one help me with car numbers/ chassis numbers and or owner?
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by RAP72 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:26 pm

339. Three new survivors this month so far, but still looking to find information on the one in the Jag advert. Also new photos added to a couple of albums including Rod's in Australia and non computer Rick's with original document photos supplied via his brother.
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by RAP72 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:47 pm

RAP72 wrote:still looking to find information on the one in the Jag advert..


Anyone live close to the garage I think it is in. Apparently owned by Jag Specialist Wally Crook

Kingston Garage,
130 Bordesley Green,
Bordesley Green
Birmingham B9 4SU

If so could they drop by and see what the chassis number is and get photos and contact details.
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by Kevin Birch » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:26 pm

Hi Steve,
That address is a now a part worn tyre fitter and hand car wash, and very run down. I can remember there being a garage at that address which had old jags lying around, but it has long since gone.The phone number on the advert comes up in the Knowle area of Solihull, which is more in keeping with the photo. If you can get anymore info then let me know, as these areas are not too far from me, and I'm willing to go and have a look. I presume you've tried ringing the numbers on the advert? 01564742466 or 07942065089

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by RAP72 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:05 pm

A few additions to the site including some stats for those so inclined. The Summary chart indicates that this year I have heard about, and/or recorded, 79 cars. Richard Calver has tighter parameters than I, but you can choose your cutoff point to decide whether cars are current or not. In the right hand columns is the accumulative totals of all Mk1s. The reason it differs from the figure quoted at the top of the Welcome Page is that there are 13 cars that I don't have a date as to when they were seen or indeed for 2 of them where they were seen. so i would appreciate some help re-finding those.
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by RAP72 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:28 pm

I have updated the graph and data to the Welcome page, and updated a link to 115/3085 to show the progress Trevor is making with his car. It always impresses me the detail and depth some go to.
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by RAP72 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:37 am

Another Survivor Identified 115/3478. The Owner is not on the Internet so communication is through a third party. Hopefully some photos will follow but has been in the hands of the current owner for 48+ years and is meticulously maintained and documented.

That's 345 or 33.69%
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