[E-Type] Well, I drove my E-Type into work today

The only notable thing about that statement is that I could
not have made it for the past 31 years. With any luck, and
especially when the good weather returns in the Spring, I’ll
let my BMW sit in the garage for a change. Still a number of
things to do, but it goes and it stops, which is good enough
for me.

Mike–
Mike Form
Southborough, Massachusetts, United States
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Great news, Mike. Congrats.

21 years from now I expect to post a similar message. :stuck_out_tongue:

Roger Los

| The only notable thing about that statement is that I could
| not have made it for the past 31 years. With any luck, and
| especially when the good weather returns in the Spring, I’ll
| let my BMW sit in the garage for a change. Still a number of
| things to do, but it goes and it stops, which is good enough for me.
|
| Mike

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In reply to a message from Roger Los sent Sat 28 Oct 2006:

I should finally be finished with the interior in 21 years.
Maybe we can meet somewhere and celebrate. :slight_smile:

Mike–
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Great news, Mike. Congrats.
21 years from now I expect to post a similar message. :stuck_out_tongue:
Roger Los


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In reply to a message from Mike Form sent Sat 28 Oct 2006:

Congratualtions Mike!

You must have been tight as a drawstring listening to every
little sound. Still…it is really cool.

Well done,

Larry–
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especially when the good weather returns in the Spring, I’ll
let my BMW sit in the garage for a change. Still a number of
things to do, but it goes and it stops, which is good enough
for me.
Mike


Larry Wade 62 OTS, La Canada, California USA
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In reply to a message from Mike Form sent Sat 28 Oct 2006:

Mike, did you get any photos of the maiden voyage?? We all could
use the visual inspiration!–
TomP (62 OTS, 66 2+2, 49 MGTC, 31 MG-M, 99 Z3)
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TomP66/62e wrote:

In reply to a message from Mike Form sent Sat 28 Oct 2006:

Mike, did you get any photos of the maiden voyage?? We all could
use the visual inspiration!

The maiden voyage is always interesting. Here’s some pictures of mine
in 2000 when it first rolled under it’s own power after being
disassembled since 1989. (I got it in 1995.)

http://www.e-type-lovers.com/gwcjag_6.php

I may have to take it out for a drive tomorrow as I’ve been neglecting
it lately due to lack of time.

George Cohn
'70 OTS

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Mike,
Congrats!! Bet you’re not driving it today :slight_smile: For the rest of you
we’re being assailed by a serious storm, fortunately rain but 3+ in.
are forecast and wind gusts to 50mph. We have flash flood watches up.
pauls 67ots

The only notable thing about that statement is that I could
not have made it for the past 31 years. With any luck, and
especially when the good weather returns in the Spring, I’ll
let my BMW sit in the garage for a change. Still a number of
things to do, but it goes and it stops, which is good enough
for me.

Mike
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Support Jag-lovers - Donate at http://www.jag-lovers.org/donate04.phpFrom: “Mike Form” mform@alum.mit.edu
Subject: [E-Type] Well, I drove my E-Type into work today…

But George you’re supposed to be retiring!!!
pauls 67ots

…I may have to take it out for a drive tomorrow as I’ve been neglecting
it lately due to lack of time.

George Cohn
'70 OTS
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Support Jag-lovers - Donate at http://www.jag-lovers.org/donate04.phpFrom: George Cohn gwcohn@simplybits.net
Subject: Re: [E-Type] Well, I drove my E-Type into work today…

In reply to a message from George Cohn sent Sat 28 Oct 2006:

As George and Larry have said, the first trip is always
interesting. Actually, this wan’t the maiden voyage, that
was on July 4th when I drove it out of the garage, down my
driveway and back again. Perhaps 400 feet. ‘‘One small step
for man, one giant leap for mankind’’, was how I thought of
it. I’ve driven it around for a while, as Larry said, always
listening for noises of things about to fall off, etc. (Did
I remember to put locking wire on the bolts on the rear
calipers, did I remember to tighten the nuts on the
suspension bushings, did I …)I now have about 107 miles on
it, including the 35 mile round trip to work.

Yesterday morning was pretty cold here in Massachusetts when
I drove it, and I don’t have top ready to put up, so it was
a bit nippy on the drive in. However, if I didn’t bring it
in now, who knows when I might get another weather
cooperating time (rain today, but tomorrow promises better
weather), and as I have been talking about the restoration
so long at work, I figured I’d better do it now.

There are still a bunch of noises I will have to track down,
mainly an annoying rattle at about 40-50 mph that is
probably coming from one of the sheetmetal shields on the
underside, and a few others, but time will tell. The one
major upgrade, to a five speed, seems to be working well and
I can’t wait to get the engine broken in and take the car at
some reasonable speed on a long distance trip. The fifth
gear is a real help with the 3.54 rear end. The only problem
with the 5 speed is that we had to slightly widen the
transmission tunnel at the front to fit it and now the radio
console, etc. will not fit back in. Another Winter time
project. If anyone has run into this problem, I would
appreciate hearing of a solution.

All you guys living in warm, perfect climates don’t have the
benefit of Winter to fix problems since you’re too busy
driving your car. One of the pluses of living in New England.

Mike–
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The maiden voyage is always interesting. Here’s some pictures of mine
in 2000 when it first rolled under it’s own power after being
disassembled since 1989. (I got it in 1995.)


Mike Form
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In reply to a message from Mike Form sent Sat 28 Oct 2006:

Congratulations!! Sounds like you really deserve some time
in the driver’s seat. What 5-speed did you install?

I hear you about this darned warm weather. I can hardly
find time to get stuff fixed because of all the traveling,
shows, and general driving! ;-P–
The original message included these comments:

I can’t wait to get the engine broken in and take the car at
some reasonable speed on a long distance trip. The fifth
gear is a real help with the 3.54 rear end. The only problem
with the 5 speed is that we had to slightly widen the
transmission tunnel at the front to fit it and now the radio
console, etc. will not fit back in. Another Winter time
project. If anyone has run into this problem, I would
appreciate hearing of a solution.
All you guys living in warm, perfect climates don’t have the
benefit of Winter to fix problems since you’re too busy
driving your car. One of the pluses of living in New England.


Ginger, 1971 SIII 2+2, 1966 SI OTS
Central Florida, United States
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In reply to a message from Mike Form sent Sat 28 Oct 2006:

I meant to add… my maiden voyage after engine rebuild,
etc., was also on the 4th of July - back in 2000. Kinda odd
to celebrate independence from Britain by driving a British
car, isn’t it?–
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interesting. Actually, this wan’t the maiden voyage, that
was on July 4th when I drove it out of the garage, down my
driveway and back again. Perhaps 400 feet. ''One small step


Ginger, 1971 SIII 2+2, 1966 SI OTS
Central Florida, United States
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Several years ago I was invited to and I drove the Healey in a 4th of July
parade. That was a weird feeling.

[Original Message]
From: Ginger jaguare71@aol.com
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Date: 10/29/2006 11:47:33 PM
Subject: Re: [E-Type] Well, I drove my E-Type into work today…

In reply to a message from Mike Form sent Sat 28 Oct 2006:

I meant to add… my maiden voyage after engine rebuild,
etc., was also on the 4th of July - back in 2000. Kinda odd
to celebrate independence from Britain by driving a British
car, isn’t it?

The original message included these comments:

interesting. Actually, this wan’t the maiden voyage, that
was on July 4th when I drove it out of the garage, down my
driveway and back again. Perhaps 400 feet. ''One small step


Ginger, 1971 SIII 2+2, 1966 SI OTS
Central Florida, United States
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