It's true they're never finished. I fitted the tonneau cover yesterday and have the wing mirrors to pop on this aft, but this is basically how it'll stay till I at least have the new Escort on the road and probably the Superminx too. So in about a year's time I'll probably be trying to stop myself buying a clapped out XJR for its lovely Supercharged 6!
So I'm happy to say the E-type is now road legal! ;D ;D ;D
There are some issues - overdrive wiring seems to be messed up, catching rear arches (will file today), engine in need of a tune and a very noisy cam follower. But they should all be fixable without too much trouble
To celebrate have some photos from last nights 1st drive out around Leamington. Thanks to Nathan for shooting these and for the bump start when the gremlins decided to do something funny to the starter wiring (fix now, but not exactly sure how I fixed it!)
Post by Mystery Machine on May 4, 2011 7:51:40 GMT
The car looks AMAZING! As Matt says, better than a real one. ;D
The wheels are a perfect choice. Everything just works so well....
Congrats on the MOT and well done for making this car something special. I like to think that just out of view in this shot (obscured by steering wheel/dash) is the maaassssive grin of a very proud man. You should be.
Cheers for the nice comments again guys. Showing the before pic certainly highlights the change!
Had this on the rolling road on Tuesday. Now running much better, but have got some more needles on order to try sort the tip-in and light load performance as it's still lean there. Good news is it was off the rollers 200bhp scale by just 3000rpm! Feels pretty damn quick now ;D
Really must get the hard top sorted out, but still enjoying driving it too much!