[concours] 69 e-type question

At this weekend’s concours I learned of the probable original existence of a
short (2-3") rubber sleeve through which the ignition wires are routed that
attaches directly behind the face plate of the ignition switch. The best I
could find at the show was a “partially remaining” rotted example on what
appeared to be a fairly original car.

Can anyone provide further information about this particular piece? Actual
composition? Dimension (length-width)? Color? How does it attach to the
switch?

Of course our “interior” judge knew what to look for…

All assistance appreciated.

bob hotaling
69 ots

Bob wrote: At this weekend’s concours I learned of the probable original
existence of a
short (2-3") rubber sleeve through which the ignition wires are routed that
attaches directly behind the face plate of the ignition switch. The best I
could find at the show was a “partially remaining” rotted example on what
appeared to be a fairly original car. Can anyone provide further
information about this particular piece? Actual
composition? Dimension (length-width)? Color? How does it attach to the
switch?"++++++++++++++++++++++
Hi Bob: My 69 has the original piece. It is black plastic (vinyl?). Slips
over the back half of the ignition switch with a friction fit. I am
assuming mine has never been shortened by a PO. I will measure the length
tonight and post the results. I would describe the finish as smooth satin
black. I would think an appropriate sized piece of heat shrink tubing would
work, if they make it in that diameter.

The judge spotted that? Must have been a contortionist. :wink:

Regards, John Walker
69 2+2

This judge must have violated the rule about touching the car. No way he could
have been able to see under the dash with out using a mirror!!!

“Walker, John JR SSI” wrote:> Bob wrote: At this weekend’s concours I learned of the probable original

existence of a
short (2-3") rubber sleeve through which the ignition wires are routed that
attaches directly behind the face plate of the ignition switch. The best I
could find at the show was a “partially remaining” rotted example on what
appeared to be a fairly original car. Can anyone provide further
information about this particular piece? Actual
composition? Dimension (length-width)? Color? How does it attach to the
switch?"
++++++++++++++++++++++
Hi Bob: My 69 has the original piece. It is black plastic (vinyl?). Slips
over the back half of the ignition switch with a friction fit. I am
assuming mine has never been shortened by a PO. I will measure the length
tonight and post the results. I would describe the finish as smooth satin
black. I would think an appropriate sized piece of heat shrink tubing would
work, if they make it in that diameter.

The judge spotted that? Must have been a contortionist. :wink:

Regards, John Walker
69 2+2

  • Just so this particular judge and the event do not take any undue heat and
    to perhaps better explain…here’s the facts: I had a ridged piece of
    plastic wire bundle tubing holding the wires from behind the ignition switch
    but consciously decided to be “part missing” rather than “incorrect part
    installed” so I removed it. Crouched at the passenger side and looking
    across the cockpit, the absence of the proper sleeve is very evident. It’s
    all he found…I’m happy it was a great day!

bob
69 ots

In a message dated 9/13/99 1:25:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
lenscats@flash.net writes:

<<
This judge must have violated the rule about touching the car. No way he
could
have been able to see under the dash with out using a mirror!!!

“Walker, John JR SSI” wrote:

Bob wrote: At this weekend’s concours I learned of the probable original
existence of a
short (2-3") rubber sleeve through which the ignition wires are routed that
attaches directly behind the face plate of the ignition switch. The best I
could find at the show was a “partially remaining” rotted example on what
appeared to be a fairly original car. Can anyone provide further
information about this particular piece? Actual
composition? Dimension (length-width)? Color? How does it attach to the
switch?"
++++++++++++++++++++++
Hi Bob: My 69 has the original piece. It is black plastic (vinyl?).
Slips
over the back half of the ignition switch with a friction fit. I am
assuming mine has never been shortened by a PO. I will measure the length
tonight and post the results. I would describe the finish as smooth satin
black. I would think an appropriate sized piece of heat shrink tubing
would> work, if they make it in that diameter.

The judge spotted that? Must have been a contortionist. :wink:

Regards, John Walker
69 2+2 >>

Bob wrote:________________________________________
At this weekend’s concours I learned of the probable original existence of
a
short (2-3") rubber sleeve through which the ignition wires are routed that

attaches directly behind the face plate of the ignition switch. The best I

could find at the show was a “partially remaining” rotted example on what
appeared to be a fairly original car.

Can anyone provide further information about this particular piece?
Actual
composition? Dimension (length-width)? Color? How does it attach to the

switch?

Of course our “interior” judge knew what to look for…


Hi Bob:

I’ll have a look at a couple of cars today for you.

Hope your ‘interior judge’ gets himself a life soon :wink:

Regards,

Dan Mooney
@Dan_Mooney
http://www.classicjaguar.com

Im down to working on details on my 69ots, and the horn is one of them.
This car sat for a long time, the inside material (looks like foam) of the
horn button is all dried up and there is virtually no movement when
depressed.

Is my problem most likely in the button itself? or should i break into the
headlamps and test them directly? …and could someone briefly explain how
the thing works w/o any elctrical connections?

Thanks in advance to all the gurus out there.
JMcLaren 69ots

…I can relate to this!!
Here in Calif. The competitionis extremely tough. When PrtyKty won her second
place in the concourse, the first place car beat me by 1/10 of 1% in points. I
went through tat too.
LLoyd

Dan Mooney wrote:> Hope your ‘interior judge’ gets himself a life soon :wink:

Regards,

Dan Mooney
danmooney@classicjaguar.com
http://www.classicjaguar.com

In a message dated 9/13/99 10:50:13 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
jmclaren@msumusik.mursuky.edu writes:

<< the inside material (looks like foam) of the
horn button is all dried up and there is virtually no movement when
depressed. >>

  • just a double check…we are talking about the horn lever on the left side
    of the steering column, right? …not the center of the steering wheel?

bob
69 ots

At 7:57 AM -0700 9/13/99, LLoyd G Nolan wrote:

…I can relate to this!!
Here in Calif. The competitionis extremely tough. When PrtyKty won her
second
place in the concourse, the first place car beat me by 1/10 of 1% in points. I
went through tat too.
LLoyd
Maybe PrtyKty was is estrus and the temp gauge was activated although the
ignition was switched off.
Bob

JohnOn a 69 E the horn is operated by pushing in on the turn signal lever. The “horn button” in the center of the steering wheel is just for show!! Len John McLaren wrote:

Im down to working on details on my 69ots, and the horn is one of them.
This car sat for a long time, the inside material (looks like foam) of the
horn button is all dried up and there is virtually no movement when
depressed.

Is my problem most likely in the button itself? or should i break into the
headlamps and test them directly? …and could someone briefly explain how
the thing works w/o any elctrical connections?

Thanks in advance to all the gurus out there.
JMcLaren 69ots