[E-Type] Inspirational restoration work

I’ve been in touch with a Jaguar owner in Germany because
he sent me a clock that was in very bad condition. I said
I hoped the rest of the car was in better shape and he sent
me these pictures, taken this past July:

https://www.dropbox.com/l/YKaxaA6dwcbgKWDDTBIjdp?

I would call it a parts car if I could see any parts that
were worth reusing. Look at Picture #272 to see what I am
personally faced with. However, not only is he restoring
it but he has made quite a bit of progress in the last few
months:

https://www.facebook.com/mohamed.salama.7146

This man is an inspiration to all of us who get frustrated
with the amount of work these cars sometimes require. So
if you are ever feeling down, just look at Mo’s pictures
and realize you don’t have it so bad.–
Mike Eck '51 XK120 OTS, '62 3.8 MK2 MOD, '72 SIII E-Type 2+2
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Looks like it sat underwater for a minimum of three years. I don’t see hardly anything salvagable. I bet there is not a useable body panel on the ummmm, errrrr… “car”.
Spark plugs look like they have become “one” with the head.
I’ve never seen a rear end cage that bad. I bet it is pretty light, easy to lift. :slight_smile:
LLoyd

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But, none of them touch the man’s penis and say, “Good job”.
Simple Truth: Some members of a team are never appreciated.----- Original Message -----
I’ve been in touch with a Jaguar owner in Germany because
he sent me a clock that was in very bad condition. I said
I hoped the rest of the car was in better shape and he sent
me these pictures, taken this past July:


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In reply to a message from Michael Eck sent Sun 2 Nov 2014:

That poor thing obviously lived a long time very close to a
large body of salt water. I honestly don’t understand why
anyone bothers to even try to save something that far gone.
It’s just not worth it…–
Ray Livingston - '64 OTS Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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Yes, the amount of money that needs to be spent on new items makes it not cost effective.
Have you all noticed how essentially all the bolts seem to be rusted solid.
LLoyd

When a lady is pregnant, all her friends touch her stomach and say, “Congrats”.
But, none of them touch the man’s penis and say, “Good job”.
Simple Truth: Some members of a team are never appreciated.----- Original Message -----

That poor thing obviously lived a long time very close to a
large body of salt water. I honestly don’t understand why
anyone bothers to even try to save something that far gone.
It’s just not worth it…


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In reply to a message from Michael Eck sent Sun 2 Nov 2014:

Where did he find that? I would guess submerged in the North
Sea.–
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I’ve been in touch with a Jaguar owner in Germany because
he sent me a clock that was in very bad condition. I said
I hoped the rest of the car was in better shape and he sent
me these pictures, taken this past July:
https://www.dropbox.com/l/YKaxaA6dwcbgKWDDTBIjdp?
I would call it a parts car if I could see any parts that
were worth reusing. Look at Picture #272 to see what I am
Mike Eck '51 XK120 OTS, '62 3.8 MK2 MOD, '72 SIII E-Type 2+2
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Happy that there are guys out there that take on those projects!
pauls

I’ve been in touch with a Jaguar owner in Germany because
he sent me a clock that was in very bad condition. I said
I hoped the rest of the car was in better shape and he sent
me these pictures, taken this past July:
<<<<<<<<<<<<<From: “Michael Eck” mikeeck@optonline.net
Subject: [E-Type] Inspirational restoration work


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In reply to a message from Michael Eck sent Sun 2 Nov 2014:

Mike; This man has taken on a ‘big’ task. I suspect this is not
his first restoration and I applaud his efforts. The work he has
done already looks good and he will end up with a car he can be
proud of and call his own!
More power to him and I would hope he would join Jag-Lovers so we
could follow his efforts.
Regards, Joel.–
The original message included these comments:

I’ve been in touch with a Jaguar owner in Germany because
he sent me a clock that was in very bad condition. I said
I hoped the rest of the car was in better shape and he sent
me these pictures, taken this past July:
This man is an inspiration to all of us who get frustrated
with the amount of work these cars sometimes require. So
if you are ever feeling down, just look at Mo’s pictures
and realize you don’t have it so bad.


49mgtc/mgbgt/jag e type 70 2+2
Omaha, NE, United States
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In reply to a message from LLoyd (a rithmetician) sent Sun 2 Nov 2014:

It’s incredible how well the paint has lasted!!
There’s terminal corrosion almost everywhere… it must have
been immersed in saltwater or full or acidic vapours… to
corrode the gauges & inside the roof, not to mention the
drivetrain…but from the outside it looks OK!–
Dave S3E,RR SS, BMW’02,Tr4a,Elise, http://www.xketype.com
Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
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In reply to a message from LLoyd (a rithmetician) sent Sun 2 Nov 2014:

His brake and clutch fluid reservoirs look OK, as do his spark
plug wires. Maybe he put on new wires to see if he could get it
started:-)
Joel–
ex jag, '66 E-type S1 4.2, '56 XK140dhc, '97 XJ-6
Denison, TX, United States
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BUT… the metal under the paint is probably thin as tinfoil.
LLoyd

When a lady is pregnant, all her friends touch her stomach and say, “Congrats”.
But, none of them touch the man’s penis and say, “Good job”.
Simple Truth: Some members of a team are never appreciated.----- Original Message -----
In reply to a message from LLoyd (a rithmetician) sent Sun 2 Nov 2014:

It’s incredible how well the paint has lasted!!
There’s terminal corrosion almost everywhere… …


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Looked that way to me too. I wonder if the engine turns over.
LLoyd

When a lady is pregnant, all her friends touch her stomach and say, “Congrats”.
But, none of them touch the man’s penis and say, “Good job”.
Simple Truth: Some members of a team are never appreciated.----- Original Message -----

His brake and clutch fluid reservoirs look OK, as do his spark
plug wires. Maybe he put on new wires to see if he could get it
started:-)
Joel


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In reply to a message from LLoyd (a rithmetician) sent Sun 2 Nov 2014:

I have yet to witness such an array of photos taken on a
project car.

However I concur with Ray. My start on this car would be
to salvage the fuel filler cap and seek a new car to put
under it. Brian, Mytype.–
mytype
Kelowna, B.C., Canada
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In reply to a message from mytype sent Mon 3 Nov 2014:

I actually learned a few things looking at the extensive range of
photographs. (His S2 is a little newer than mine, but it answered
some questions for me.) But then I just started giggling quietly to
myself and shaking my head at the rust.–
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Liam - '69 S2, 2+2, 4-spd, ps, ac
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In reply to a message from Michael Eck sent Sun 2 Nov 2014:

Quick - buy stock in Martin Robey! They’re about to see their
revenues jump.–
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I would call it a parts car if I could see any parts that
were worth reusing. Look at Picture #272 to see what I am
personally faced with. However, not only is he restoring
it but he has made quite a bit of progress in the last few
months:


Tom McCanna 1969 2+2, 1995 XJ6 Minneapolis
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