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Hi folks, I'm getting on with my restoration of my 1966 S-Type - so far so good - interior is totally stripped out and seats are getting slowly restored etc but the old radiomobile radio was blown up by someone putting a battery on the wrong way. So I'm looking for a radio - preferably with FM - any ideas  - I'm on 07850 653250 if you have a set on the garage shelf. I have restored all the internal woodwork and was really upset to find the radio blown as I was just starting to re-assemble the bits. Just a side note - I have been cleaning and polishing wire wheels - just fitted splined hubs - Its a long slow task to clean and polish the spokes. - Anyway, I had a spare set of wheels that were in very poor condition so I sent one away for chrome powder coating and I am quite pleased with the result. While its not as good as new chrome, its very near and workable as an everyday solution - you can just pressure wash them and it only cost £65 so I have sent another 3 wheels that would have needed re-chroming. Better than spending £1000 + on new chrome - the good wheels are to be kept for show days.

The car is positive earth. Please ring if you have a radio with cost and postage to sunderland.

Thanks

Dave

 

 

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hi dave...i read the practical classic car magazine and i think that there is a company that does the old style radios, if you try a news agents or big shopping stores and first have a flick through and see if you can see there add.?   sorry not brought one for a while and all my others are at work for the lads to read.  in regards to restoration my friend had a mk1 and the seams were lead lined in the boot which snapped the spring, i just could not believe the weight of the boot lid!   looking at your pics everything looks like its starting to come together.  cheers dave...

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Hi David

I have found a company called chrome london that can supply vintage style radios. I will give them a call.

The S-Type is progressing slowly - all interior is now stripped out and I am refurbing all the woodwork and centre console and transmission tunnel. I have refurbed the seats - I thought they were grey when I got the car but when I wiped them down I found they were red leather - just 25 years of dust. They are looking very good now and I didnt want to have new leather so I was pleased they weren't cracked. Sometimes its the small jobs that take the time and finding the right parts takes a while. I'm trying to refurbish as much of the original vehicle as possible but you do need to replace some parts - ball joints suspension bushes etc.

I have had the clock fixed with a new battery powered digital movement fitted in the original case so it looks authentic. I have also found the missing components to complete the tool kit. I need new carpets so am looking for a good supplier and I also need the paint code for Warwick grey. But its a long slow process to get it properly right.

Back axel coming out to refurb braking system and a new stainless steel exhaust to fit. - lots to do but worth the effort - hopefully!

cheers

Dave

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dave   not sure if you know but if you type in "Jaguar heritage parts" on the internet it puts you on a web site that may help, also there is a heritage business centre at browns lane in coventry, who have a team of guys with loads of knowledge if ever needed. 

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