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Old 11-05-2018, 05:58 PM   #431
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But surely a straight E type with a peroid straight 6 Jag engine would not have become Fanken-Jag!?! Mmmuuwwaaahaha!

As you were Peter

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Old 12-05-2018, 01:55 AM   #432
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Bet you were glad to see those nice, new parts off the plane Peter!
Nice to see progress being made, although I wondered if had you known about all the hidden gems that have been found under the paintwork, and the ball-ache with the UK-made parts, would you have bought a complete shell from the States? I might have worked out cheaper, and judging by their website, great quality as well. I know hindsight is a wonderful thing, but I was just wondering...
Keep up the progress reports!
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I don’t think a shell would fit in the suitcase.


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Old 12-05-2018, 05:11 AM   #433
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It was Peter's wife who went to the US, and you know how much women can fit in a suitcase
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:20 AM   #434
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It was Peter's wife who went to the US, and you know how much women can fit in a suitcase
She’s not done unpacking yet....😳

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Old 12-05-2018, 08:26 AM   #435
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Bet you were glad to see those nice, new parts off the plane Peter!
Nice to see progress being made, although I wondered if had you known about all the hidden gems that have been found under the paintwork, and the ball-ache with the UK-made parts, would you have bought a complete shell from the States? I might have worked out cheaper, and judging by their website, great quality as well. I know hindsight is a wonderful thing, but I was just wondering...
Keep up the progress reports!
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Martin,

Hmm. But actually half the fun is enjoying watching the process. It sounds masochistic but there you are. There was also a fully restored and painted shell on UK eBay for around £27k a month or so back. But I would not have had the the certainty that it had been done properly and that niggling doubt would stay there throughout my ownership.

The way we are doing it should ensure at least 50 years more life for the car.

Peter

I see the shell I mentioned is still up for sale - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jaguar-2-...19.m1438.l2649 and for less than I remembered. I mention it in case any other lunatic here wants to have a go at one!

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Old 12-05-2018, 10:09 AM   #436
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It's alright. I'll get over it.... Sniff......

On a more positive note, the paddle shift kit looks fabulous.

I've been doing a wee bit of thinking (dangerous?), and I was wondering if you can get an analogue dial type gear indicator.

Just a thought.

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But surely a straight E type with a peroid straight 6 Jag engine would not have become Fanken-Jag!?! Mmmuuwwaaahaha!

As you were Peter

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OTH, on reflection, Frankenjag sounds as if I'm having a cobbled-together bitzer made.

Maybe, in homage to the Magnus Walker Porsche restomods, I ought to rename it "Outlawjag"

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It's alright. I'll get over it.... Sniff......

On a more positive note, the paddle shift kit looks fabulous.

I've been doing a wee bit of thinking (dangerous?), and I was wondering if you can get an analogue dial type gear indicator.

Just a thought.

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It's a good thought.

I've never seen an analogue one for the GM gearbox, only a bank of lights against PNRD and gear limit (and then only PNRD21, not PNRD321). I feel the perusal of a hot rod catalogue or two coming...

I've seen old school needle dials for pick ups which might work if cannibalised to look period.

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Outlawjag seems entirely suitable

...seeing as ANY E-Type on the road people are going to point and stare, it's never gonna get away with a "sleeper" nomenclature

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Any progress on this thread the wait is killing me ?!
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