[E-Type] Going on my very first long distance trip - DK toFrance!

In reply to a message from Tom Felts sent Mon 13 May 2013:

Last year, on our trip through Italy, we ‘broke down’ in a
small car park in the seaside town of Allasio … on a
Sunday afternoon, after a very large lunch! I say ‘broke
down’ but it was because some idiot forgot to turn off the
headlights when we arrived. In my own defence I have to say
it was really bright sunshine and a clown of a town planner
decided the only route in should be through a tunnel. Phoned
our breakdown company (in the UK) who promised their Italian
counterparts would phone back. They did, within 5 minutes,
and they in turn promised a ‘‘auto d’epoca ingegnere
specialista’’ would be with us in 30 minutes. It took 35
minutes actually because five minutes were taken up
identifying our saviour who arrived in a clapped out Fiat
with a battery on the passenger seat. He was about 18 years
old but wearing a Ferrari t-shirt so that made it OK. He
jump started our car within 30 seconds and we were off.

Contrary to popular belief France is not part of the Third
World and the route to Le Mans is well served (and well
Policed!) if you have a problem. I also subscribe to the
Crespin doctrine and if something simple goes wrong it is
probably because you have not prepared the car properly in
the first place, so shame on you :slight_smile:

Regards

David–
The original message included these comments:

LOL—try that when you are stranded in the countryside of France and it is late in the day and all you need is a rotor–or points–or–some other small item you could have brought with you. I’ve done lots of ‘‘adventure’’ rides, sans parts, and have been lucky-------’‘most’’ times, but the one time you are not, you will be very happy you stuffed those parts in the boot and don’t have to rummage:)


David Jones, S1 OTS
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If you need, my shop is next to Montlhery and not that far from Le Mans.
Was it on the xk list that a long list of tools has been given a few days ago?

Bob bc@classic-sport-cars.net

Le 13/05/13 15:09, Heuer a �crit :> In reply to a message from Tom Felts sent Mon 13 May 2013:

Last year, on our trip through Italy, we ‘broke down’ in a
small car park in the seaside town of Allasio … on a
Sunday afternoon, after a very large lunch! I say ‘broke
down’ but it was because some idiot forgot to turn off the
headlights when we arrived. In my own defence I have to say
it was really bright sunshine and a clown of a town planner
decided the only route in should be through a tunnel. Phoned
our breakdown company (in the UK) who promised their Italian
counterparts would phone back. They did, within 5 minutes,
and they in turn promised a ‘‘auto d’epoca ingegnere
specialista’’ would be with us in 30 minutes. It took 35
minutes actually because five minutes were taken up
identifying our saviour who arrived in a clapped out Fiat
with a battery on the passenger seat. He was about 18 years
old but wearing a Ferrari t-shirt so that made it OK. He
jump started our car within 30 seconds and we were off.

Contrary to popular belief France is not part of the Third
World and the route to Le Mans is well served (and well
Policed!) if you have a problem. I also subscribe to the
Crespin doctrine and if something simple goes wrong it is
probably because you have not prepared the car properly in
the first place, so shame on you :slight_smile:

Regards

David

The original message included these comments:

LOL—try that when you are stranded in the countryside of France and it is late in the day and all you need is a rotor–or points–or–some other small item you could have brought with you. I’ve done lots of ‘‘adventure’’ rides, sans parts, and have been lucky-------’‘most’’ times, but the one time you are not, you will be very happy you stuffed those parts in the boot and don’t have to rummage:)

David Jones, S1 OTS
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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In reply to a message from Tom Felts sent Mon 13 May 2013:

Tom, that is why we had an Empire. Sense of adventure.
Pete was born 50 years too late! ;-)–
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France IS far from a third world----would anyone actually believe that is was?:slight_smile: Neither is the USA, but IF you are on some deserted back country—and France has some of these—AND you break down, it COULD be a problem—I saw it happen to a Healey Sprite—in France, in a very deserted place late in the day.

I’m not talking about taking all but the kitchen sink–AND, I love the challenge/adventure as much as anyone—I’ve done it many times----all I’m saying is that some of the more customary small items should be taken-----or, if anyone wants to try to widdle a set of points while waiting for that delivery truck----Ok:)

Cheers-------and–I’ll be leaving for an 1900 mile round trip to Quebec in June–in the Healey. Dilemma—to carry a spare pertronix or not---------humm-----yep—think I will:)---- Heuer david@myetype.co.uk wrote:

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In reply to a message from Tom Felts sent Mon 13 May 2013:

Last year, on our trip through Italy, we ‘broke down’ in a
small car park in the seaside town of Allasio … on a
Sunday afternoon, after a very large lunch! I say ‘broke
down’ but it was because some idiot forgot to turn off the
headlights when we arrived. In my own defence I have to say
it was really bright sunshine and a clown of a town planner
decided the only route in should be through a tunnel. Phoned
our breakdown company (in the UK) who promised their Italian
counterparts would phone back. They did, within 5 minutes,
and they in turn promised a ‘‘auto d’epoca ingegnere
specialista’’ would be with us in 30 minutes. It took 35
minutes actually because five minutes were taken up
identifying our saviour who arrived in a clapped out Fiat
with a battery on the passenger seat. He was about 18 years
old but wearing a Ferrari t-shirt so that made it OK. He
jump started our car within 30 seconds and we were off.

Contrary to popular belief France is not part of the Third
World and the route to Le Mans is well served (and well
Policed!) if you have a problem. I also subscribe to the
Crespin doctrine and if something simple goes wrong it is
probably because you have not prepared the car properly in
the first place, so shame on you :slight_smile:

Regards

David

The original message included these comments:

LOL—try that when you are stranded in the countryside of France and it is late in the day and all you need is a rotor–or points–or–some other small item you could have brought with you. I’ve done lots of ‘‘adventure’’ rides, sans parts, and have been lucky-------’‘most’’ times, but the one time you are not, you will be very happy you stuffed those parts in the boot and don’t have to rummage:)


David Jones, S1 OTS
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Tom, in 2011 I did a round trip coast to coast (USA) in my MGB and the only major problem that I had was finding a Dist. Drive gear (in Kansas) that was destroyed. I would suggest carrying that spare pertronix. I now carry a complete spare Distributor when I go traveling in the MGB and Jaguar.

Merv 73 2+2-----Original Message-----
From: owner-e-type@jag-lovers.org [mailto:owner-e-type@jag-lovers.org] On Behalf Of Tom Felts
Sent: Monday, May 13, 2013 9:31 AM
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Cc: Heuer
Subject: Re: [E-Type] Going on my very first long distance trip - DK toFrance!

France IS far from a third world----would anyone actually believe that is was?:slight_smile: Neither is the USA, but IF you are on some deserted back country—and France has some of these—AND you break down, it COULD be a problem—I saw it happen to a Healey Sprite—in France, in a very deserted place late in the day.

I’m not talking about taking all but the kitchen sink–AND, I love the challenge/adventure as much as anyone—I’ve done it many times----all I’m saying is that some of the more customary small items should be taken-----or, if anyone wants to try to widdle a set of points while waiting for that delivery truck----Ok:)

Cheers-------and–I’ll be leaving for an 1900 mile round trip to Quebec in June–in the Healey. Dilemma—to carry a spare pertronix or not---------humm-----yep—think I will:)

---- Heuer david@myetype.co.uk wrote:

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In reply to a message from Tom Felts sent Mon 13 May 2013:

Last year, on our trip through Italy, we ‘broke down’ in a small car park in the seaside town of Allasio … on a Sunday afternoon, after a very large lunch! I say ‘broke down’ but it was because some idiot forgot to turn off the headlights when we arrived. In my own defence I have to say it was really bright sunshine and a clown of a town planner decided the only route in should be through a tunnel. Phoned our breakdown company (in the UK) who promised their Italian counterparts would phone back. They did, within 5 minutes, and they in turn promised a ‘‘auto d’epoca ingegnere specialista’’ would be with us in 30 minutes. It took 35 minutes actually because five minutes were taken up identifying our saviour who arrived in a clapped out Fiat with a battery on the passenger seat. He was about 18 years old but wearing a Ferrari t-shirt so that made it OK. He jump started our car within 30 seconds and we were off.

Contrary to popular belief France is not part of the Third World and the route to Le Mans is well served (and well
Policed!) if you have a problem. I also subscribe to the Crespin doctrine and if something simple goes wrong it is probably because you have not prepared the car properly in the first place, so shame on you :slight_smile:

Regards

David

The original message included these comments:

LOL—try that when you are stranded in the countryside of France and
it is late in the day and all you need is a rotor–or points–or–some
other small item you could have brought with you. I’ve done lots of
‘‘adventure’’ rides, sans parts, and have been lucky-------’‘most’’
times, but the one time you are not, you will be very happy you
stuffed those parts in the boot and don’t have to rummage:)


David Jones, S1 OTS
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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In reply to a message from chuck goolsbee sent Mon 13 May 2013:

Not sure which way you are going but if via Brussels then
mail me and I will send you my mobile number. I have
plenty of tools and a pit in my garage if needed. Anglo
parts in Mechelen is also only 20 mins away so keep their
number too.

Have fun.

Neil–
Neil - 1966 S1 2+2 E-type www.rustoration.eu
Brussels, Belgium
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I’ve had a dist drive gear go in the E—and there is NO changing it beside the road—also, it is not the kind of part you would suspect would go out on you. But the spare dist is a good idea----that is what happened to the Sprite I mentioned in France. Had he had a spare dist, he would have been back on the road in no time—as it was, he had to call MANY places to get help and luckily found a machine shop in the next town (20 miles)that could do what needed to be done.---- Merv Hagen merv.hagen@comcast.net wrote:

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Tom, in 2011 I did a round trip coast to coast (USA) in my MGB and the only major problem that I had was finding a Dist. Drive gear (in Kansas) that was destroyed. I would suggest carrying that spare pertronix. I now carry a complete spare Distributor when I go traveling in the MGB and Jaguar.

Merv 73 2+2

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-e-type@jag-lovers.org [mailto:owner-e-type@jag-lovers.org] On Behalf Of Tom Felts
Sent: Monday, May 13, 2013 9:31 AM
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Cc: Heuer
Subject: Re: [E-Type] Going on my very first long distance trip - DK toFrance!

France IS far from a third world----would anyone actually believe that is was?:slight_smile: Neither is the USA, but IF you are on some deserted back country—and France has some of these—AND you break down, it COULD be a problem—I saw it happen to a Healey Sprite—in France, in a very deserted place late in the day.

I’m not talking about taking all but the kitchen sink–AND, I love the challenge/adventure as much as anyone—I’ve done it many times----all I’m saying is that some of the more customary small items should be taken-----or, if anyone wants to try to widdle a set of points while waiting for that delivery truck----Ok:)

Cheers-------and–I’ll be leaving for an 1900 mile round trip to Quebec in June–in the Healey. Dilemma—to carry a spare pertronix or not---------humm-----yep—think I will:)

---- Heuer david@myetype.co.uk wrote:

=============
In reply to a message from Tom Felts sent Mon 13 May 2013:

Last year, on our trip through Italy, we ‘broke down’ in a small car park in the seaside town of Allasio … on a Sunday afternoon, after a very large lunch! I say ‘broke down’ but it was because some idiot forgot to turn off the headlights when we arrived. In my own defence I have to say it was really bright sunshine and a clown of a town planner decided the only route in should be through a tunnel. Phoned our breakdown company (in the UK) who promised their Italian counterparts would phone back. They did, within 5 minutes, and they in turn promised a ‘‘auto d’epoca ingegnere specialista’’ would be with us in 30 minutes. It took 35 minutes actually because five minutes were taken up identifying our saviour who arrived in a clapped out Fiat with a battery on the passenger seat. He was about 18 years old but wearing a Ferrari t-shirt so that made it OK. He jump started our car within 30 seconds and we were off.

Contrary to popular belief France is not part of the Third World and the route to Le Mans is well served (and well
Policed!) if you have a problem. I also subscribe to the Crespin doctrine and if something simple goes wrong it is probably because you have not prepared the car properly in the first place, so shame on you :slight_smile:

Regards

David

The original message included these comments:

LOL—try that when you are stranded in the countryside of France and
it is late in the day and all you need is a rotor–or points–or–some
other small item you could have brought with you. I’ve done lots of
‘‘adventure’’ rides, sans parts, and have been lucky-------’‘most’’
times, but the one time you are not, you will be very happy you
stuffed those parts in the boot and don’t have to rummage:)


David Jones, S1 OTS
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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In reply to a message from Rustoration sent Mon 13 May 2013:

Small world. I bought a pair of correct sized E-type tubes
at Anglo Parts almost exactly a year ago when visiting
cousins in Ranst and Edegem.

Never mind spare parts, go to the Leonidas shop in the
Grote Markt. Hmmm, white chocolate Marons - with or
without the whole hazelnut on top. E-types and Leonidas -
two of life’s exquisite pleasures!–
1E75339 66 D, 885958 62 FHC,1R27190+1R28009 70FHCs, 1960 Mk9
Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
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In reply to a message from Tom Felts sent Mon 13 May 2013:

Normally, if your car has fuel, spark and air … it’ll run.
Therefore cap and rotor, and spare fuel pump should be at
the top of your list.–
John
MA, United States
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