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Old 12-03-2018, 10:01 PM   #211
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I think he looks like Chuck Norris. Only tougher. Lol

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The pictures of your wheels after polishing don’t appear to be working, and I’d like to see them. Is there any way?


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The pictures of your wheels after polishing don’t appear to be working, and I’d like to see them. Is there any way?
The photos are visible to me.

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Old 14-03-2018, 08:10 AM   #215
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Another reader had to sort out his DNS settings which might be a pain but, as I'm using Imgur to host my pictures, as many others do, it might be worth seeing if that's the problem.

However, PM me with you email address if you would like me to send you the photos direct.

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Another reader had to sort out his DNS settings which might be a pain but, as I'm using Imgur to host my pictures, as many others do, it might be worth seeing if that's the problem.



However, PM me with you email address if you would like me to send you the photos direct.



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It’s just those “afters”. The rest are visible. Would the settings be selective in that way?

EDIT: The photos are now working.

I appreciate the sympathetic restoration and heed paid to the original maker’s stamp. Somehow this puts me in mind of a classic album, in original form and not a remastered version devoid of dynamic range.

Spinners look lovely.


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Do you mean you can't see photo 3 and after in post 193 - these are the afters? Are you looking for something else that isn't there? EDIT: OUR POSTS CROSSED

I didn't get any after pictures from my second visit because I had to drop them off and collect them again.

There will be some more this weekend. I'm going to the workshop on Friday to drop off some bits of kit including the wheels. (My living room floor is covered in UJs, steering columns, looms, ECUs, seat belts and other goodies which I am getting ready to take down.) I'll be sure to get some good photos. I might even take down the SLR to be sure and this time check I've formatted the disk.

As a progress report, I've just Cu-Rusted, etched and painted the metal fuse holder for the EPAS after a long day doing paid work. As the supermarket says, every little helps...

Now down to reading and understanding the loom scheme for the XJR6 while I wait for some deliveries before stripping and then dressing the loom.

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Third Brake Light/Reversing Light

Just a little update to slake your thirst for more pretty pictures!

As you will recall, I am upgrading the electrics on the E Type as I am so concerned about its safety, given how small and low slung it is in comparison to modern cars and given its 1960s technology electrical circuits.

I've just taken receipt of this rather groovy safety upgrade for the car namely a multi-purpose LED reverse light:

The maker is another one of those inventive people who seem to inhabit the classic car world - his name is Marek Hermaszewski.

It consists of a pcb with 200 high brightness LEDs. The pattern is circular and follows the circular pattern of the original Jaguar lens housing.









Not only does it work as a very bright reverse light but it also houses red LEDs so it can be used as a third brake light.

All that needs to be done is connect the third wire to the brake light circuit.

Rather cleverly, it can also act as a high intensity fog light by the simple addition of a switch.

Whoever compared this exercise to a kiddie in a sweetshop doesn't know how right he is!

More later.

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Momo steering wheel - advice sought

This is the steering wheel that came with the car.





Apart from the additional holes made for a different PCD boss, there is a bit of damage to the upper part of the rim and some scratching on the metal. Wedding ring contact or something similar, I suspect.



I know nothing much about these wheels so if any readers have any additional information it would be welcome.

It appears to be genuine in that it has stamped rather than engraved markings and the correct form of the Momo legend in the right place:





I'm in two minds about keeping it.

On the one hand, it is part of the car's history and it is an appropriate design for an E Type - there are plenty with similar steering wheels.

On the other hand, there is no other wood in an E Type and I think it looks out of place, not least with the overly light (to my eyes) shade of wood.

Series 1 E Types did have wooden steering wheels so this is a matter of taste not accuracy. I guess it is also a matter of feel, and this wheel is a nice thing to handle. I think I'd prefer a black finish throughout, though.

Given that it needs restoration, I could strip the varnish off, repair the damage, sand everything smooth, stain it black, repaint the metal and revarnish it.

Or I could sell it and buy a genuine E Type wheel instead:

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Later versions are available with black leather rims, too.

Any thoughts gratefully received.

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The genuine one does look nice, but I do tend to think a black rim might be more in keeping of your car

If you do decide to sell the momo wheel, could you let me know where you’re selling it and how much you’re after - would love to try to get it for father in laws 80th this year
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