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  1. candellara

    candellara Karting

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    Thought i'd pop in as i haven't been over here for a while.

    I have a thread running on another forum following the rebuild / refresh of my E-Type

    Here's a video of her recently on the dyno

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyWBx2szNIo]Jaguar E-Type on Dyno - YouTube[/ame]
     
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  3. rmdferrari

    rmdferrari Formula 3

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    Hi Jason... good to see things are going well with the e-type. I know you've done quite a bit to the lovely old girl already.

    What was the official dyno figure? Jaguar "said" 265bhp for both 3.8 & 4.2 cars, but I know yours has some race trickery in there.

    Must get together soon. (once new clutch fitted in the GT4) :(
     
  4. candellara

    candellara Karting

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    Hi Rich, Hope you're keeping well?

    Jaguars claims were extremely optimistic. Experts say that in reality standard cars were about 230ish from the factory. Classic & Sportscar magazine quoted mine as over 300 in the nineties (which i struggle to believe) as even with a big valve head, race cams etc - you'd need triple webers to get over 300.

    On the day, mine achieved a very healthy 279. This is with a ported & polished head, large valves, race cams but running SU's with uprated needles & trumpets. The cam timing was reverted to standard to aid driveability so she might of given a little more if the cam timing was optimised and there's obviously a degree of wear over 20 odd years to factor as well.
     
  5. rmdferrari

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    All good here, thanks Jason. :)

    The e-type bhp claims are a little like the Ferrari ones...hmmmm!! ;) What you're seen for yours does indeed sound very healthy. I must come over for a ride sometime.

    We had a lovely low-drag e-type at Brands this year for the soldiers day, and very popular it was too. Maybe bring yours along next year?
     
  6. Hazy

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    hi both, very nice car that is Jason, finally scratched my E-Type itch this year too!
     
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  8. rmdferrari

    rmdferrari Formula 3

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    Watcha Adam. Do tell.... which one?
     
  9. Hazy

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    The cheap one bud, V12 roadster ;)

    Nice thing it is, restored a few years back, but still retains a bit of patina to it.
     
  10. Nickt

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    #8 Nickt, Sep 6, 2013
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    When I was living in Bahrain a young Sheikh friend proudly showed me his garage, in the corner was a 1973 V12 etype coupe, it had not been touched for 15 years, all the rubbers and had perished and the fuel had set like glue in the tank. It was a right state

    I just had a message from him saying he was shipping it to the UK for a full restoration.
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  11. candellara

    candellara Karting

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    Pics please mate.

    You'll do well on this IMO - E-Type prices are going nuts at the moment.

    Silver unrestored S3 V12 Roadster at my local specialist at the moment - Sold £95k
     
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  13. Speedy2

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    #10 Speedy2, Sep 6, 2013
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    I came across this thread this afternoon and wanted to share a pic of a car that's very special to me. A long and interesting story in itself that I won't get into but I've owned this car for over 30 yrs. Back in the late 1970's when I was introduced to E Types they were just used cars. Owned a bunch of them back then. fortunately kept this one. Never been to the UK; sure am grateful for the vehicles your country produced though!

    Sam
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  14. rdefabri

    rdefabri Three Time F1 World Champ
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    #11 rdefabri, Sep 6, 2013
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    Since we're showing off our E's, here's one from a Yank across the pond. My pops owned a nice Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII that sealed my love for Brit cars forever. Picked up my '66 FHC about 7 years ago:
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  15. rmdferrari

    rmdferrari Formula 3

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    Nice for wafting about with the wind in yer hair! ;) Still a reasonable turn of speed though?
    Wow... mint & very pretty.
    That's lovely. Series 1 or 1.5?
    Been saying this for years. As the 2nd best looking car ever (Miura 1st), they've been too cheap for ages. Look at what's happened to DB5's.
     
  16. candellara

    candellara Karting

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    Stunning. Personally i prefer the lines of the FHC over the roadster. Unfortunately, huge quantities of FHC's got butchered in the early 90's and converted to roadsters
     
  17. rdefabri

    rdefabri Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Series 1! :D
     
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    rdefabri Three Time F1 World Champ
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    You and me both - I specifically sought out the FHC as I love the lines.

    You have great taste in cars! :D
     
  19. Hud

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