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2003 VISITOR'S BOOK
|HELP! as any body got a hood
frame 4 jag based challenger!
|27th December 2003|
|Derek Dow||What was your particular job Martin?
||14th December 2003|
|gus stirling||very good||14th December 2003|
|Martin Callaghan||Used to build these for a living, still in touch with the rest of the
old team they are getting on a bit now
||14th December 2003|
Chrome Challenger for sale 1976 - good condition
||7th November 2003|
4 sale 1 owner 1996 3263DH jag running gear
||7th November 2003|
|robert close||Never realised
the Challenger had a owners club
||7th November 2003|
|Peter Crespin||Anyone wanting a home-made (not by me) E type fuel tank fabricated out of steel is welcome to come and get it for a fiver. There is a sender and a fuel filter etc built in by the look of it. Call (Buxton) 01298 27112.||20th October 2003|
|It is a pity
there were no Ford/Rover cars reviewed in the article..I have seen plenty
of gleaming Jag based cars but mine is the only F/R car
I have yet seen and mine at the moment is horrible. If anyone has a F/R
car please mail me some pics.
||24th September 2003|
|Tony Kimber||There is a very comprehensive 5 page article about the Challenger in the October issue of Kitcar magazine - well worth reading||24th September 2003|
|Challenger regretfully up for sale. First class condition - superb panel fit and paint. Jaguar based, 60's plate. Just passed MOT without any work. This car has never been used in the winter and is as clean underneath as it is on top. £700 of engine work this year to make completely oil tight. 4.2 with triple carbs and 5 speed gearbox and powerlok diff. Excellent chrome wires (5), leather interior and hood. Hard top included. Also fitted with Motolita and CD player. Recent engineers full report available. Offers around £14500 - top price but top car!||9th September 2003|
|Ed||Thanks Duncan..another piece of my jigsaw puzzle finds a place.
||8th September 2003|
|Duncan - many thanks for your help in identifying some of the early Challenger parts. We have a number of club members who are short of any written manual or build information so if anyone else can help with any data for the early Ford/Rover based Challenger it would be much appreciated.||8th September 2003|
||Last wrote in july 01. I built a ford/rover car. I dont remember any
instructions just some notes sent by Derek. The upper wishbone swivle was
a Maxi Lower swivle. Sorry but I dont remember the steering rack if I find
any notes I will let you know. The radiator was Ford capri 3 ltr with a
||7th September 2003|
|John McGonigal||Bring back the Challenger! Surely the demand must be there. I know I would buy one.||6th September 2003|
anyone know where the upper wishbone bushes and top steering swivel (looks
like a trackrod end) come from? I am still
desperate for a copy of a build manual.
||3rd September 2003|
|I am considering
selling my Challenger - built 13 years ago - Corby days of the company
Jag based, racing green, triple webers, lightly tuned engine etc and all in good condition. Would anyone like to suggest what it is worth and whether there is a demand for such cars. - in the range £10000 to £15000 - webmaster
Re Ed's enquiry I believe the steering rack is from an MGB though I am not sure if it is modified in any way. From memory I also used MGB track rod ends. The Jag based steering rack is non-standard - although similar to an MG rack, the splines and ratio are different - webmaster
|3rd September 2003|
|Ed||Lucky man! I keep going into my garage and crying.
||29th August 2003|
||just got my hands on new jag based challenger from spain, took it 4 mot 2day came away a happy man.still keep going in the garage and looking at it. o wot a toy!||28th August 2003|
|I also have a Ford/rover Challenger and would like a manual..the one
suggested by webmaster is for the Jag version and also will not let me
Does anyone know what steering rack is used and what radiator with a rover v8
|27th August 2003|
|Mark Fitchfitchma@compuserve.com||Does anyone have a copy of the early Ford based Challenger Manual? I
would of course pay for all copying charges. Thanks
||22nd August 2003|
|Webmaster||The original Challenger Technical Manual can be downloaded HERE as a PDF file. It is over 11 Mbytes - apologies to those of you without broadband.||19th August 2003|
|Revel Barker||Does Martin still have the moulds?
Does James still have a shell?
Please contact: email@example.com
|16th August 2003|
|Challenger for sale, 4.2 gunmetal, 60's reg.£12,000.00
||13th August 2003|
|I am considering buying a Challenger: does anyone know if it can be imported
to France. (SVA etc) Thanks
||13th August 2003|
|For Sale Challenger
||25th July 2003|
||Hi Webmaster, Just a little information on the pleasures of driving a
Challenger. I have just completed a 2,200 miles trip to France, door to
door, culminating with a visit to Le Mans. The car behaved beautifully
and I managed to get in some pretty fast bits. As you know part of the
circuit is on public roads and the Mulsane straight is fantastic to drive
on. All the best
||3rd July 2003|
|Challenger needing work wanted,,any condition
||27th June 2003|
| kevin marshall
|hi. am looking 2 buy a challenger, is there any takers, regards kmarshall
||22nd June 2003|
||I have just found
this site - it is amazing that so many people still have a passion for
the Challenger. I purchased my car a year ago and have
no intention of ever selling it. I am it's 3rd owner. The car was built
in '92 near Hull. It is promrose yellow with a 4.2 triple carb engine and
a 5-speed box. The chap who built the car did a wonderful job - so good
that an established classic E-Type restorer looked at it up close for 5
mins before he realised that it was not the real thing. However, there
is one thing that I would like to do on the car and would welcome any advice;
I would like to put a chrome strip around the rear number-plate aperture
like the original E. Has anyone out there already done this? what did you
use and how did you prepare the body? Lastly, is there a Challenger owners
club? - Clearly it's time to repeat this:
to join the Challenger Owners Club please visit www.challenger-owners-club.co.uk or
email firstname.lastname@example.org for
an application form. Note that this site has no connection with COC, as I
haven't yet paid my subscription - webmaster
||20th June 2003|
|Very useful. I have an original '88 brochure and have been trying to find out what happened to Triple C. How do I find out about cars for sale?||27th May 2003|
|Just love it! Because
I cannot afford a finished car, I am seriously looking for an incomplete
car to finsh. Is there any chance of keeping informed if one turns up?
||20th May 2003|
|I'm thinking of buying
302 but I'm not sure if this is a Triple C car or what? There is some
paperwork with it which talks about a modified kit
with altered steering geometry etc and it all sounds pretty impressive
but I'm not sure if the paperwork for this supposed Mark II kit applies
to the car in question. It has all Jag running gear but is a bit ropey
under the bonnet and in terms of trim etc. What do you reckon a fair price
||16th May 2003|
|Paul Johnson||Thanks Rick but I
suspect I got what I paid for and that is less than half the going rate
for the Jag based cars. I am content that I have a stunning looking and
performing motor that detracts from the E-type in certain areas but then
the Challenger in all guises is not a real E-type and never will be.
The amusing thing is that there are few of us that would know the difference
between the challengers and and E-types, 99% of the population think
it is one or at least an exotic car. For the money I paid I couldn't
have got a bonnet for a real one or half of a Jag based challenger so
let's get it in perspective! No harm done Webmaster just the need for
a reality check and tolerance of those less fortunate than the owners
of Jag based examples!
||13th May 2003|
Paul sorry to say this mate but you have just wasted your hard earned your cash on a pile of crap. Everyone knows in Challenger Land flared arches are a No No and definetley should be Jaguar engine and Jaguar running gear. If you would like to see how a Challenger is suposed to look and 99% EType you can call me on 07951 437 570
suspect this argument could go on - and this is not the forum for
that debate. Like it or not, a Challenger is a Challenger, whether
it is Ford/Rover or Jaguar powered. Can we have some more positive
responses to the question below? - webmaster
|13th May 2003|
|I need help! I have
just bought one of the very early Challengers based on Rover/Ford and
with flared body. While this is probably rare it is less
desirable and I would like to consider using my Series 2 XJ bits to bring
her up to scratch. Is this possible does anyone know? Are the chassis too
different? I am also very interested in a copy of a build manual (I will
pay for copying etc) as there are bits missing and I want to understand
the construction. If I have to keep the Ford running gear where can I get
an adaptor to be able to fit the proper spoked Jaguar wheels. If anyone
can help I would be grateful, She looks great now but with a few improvements.....!!
||12th May 2003|
||Hi there everyone in Challenger's land. My name is Rick,
I have just purchased a beautiful Challenger which is near perfect ,apart
brakes which feel very soft and take some time to stop. Would anyone out
there with some experience of these cars give me some guidance of the cause
of this problem,also I have a 350SL Classic Mercedes 1972 for SALE with
Hard & soft top. Call for more details on 07951 437 570
By the way great site. - Have a look at the pedal box and servo mounting - on my car this was a serious weak point as there was nothing like enough rigidity in the pedal box, and the brake master cylinder, servo and clutch cylinder were distorting their mounting points. Look at the cylinder while you get someone to apply pedal pressure (with the engine running). I strengthened the box with box section bracing. Also bleed the brakes using a pressure system, and check that the brake pipes enter the calipers at the lower unions, with the bleed nipples at the higher unions (ensures any air bubbles rise and are bled out) - webmaster
|5th May 2003|
|any one want to buy a bonnet or body shell
un painted both for £1200 or £750 respectively. I may be able to
do a chassis as well is there is any interest?
||16th April 2003|
|Jeff Carlisle-Dodd||Further to Steve Trodd's query, I found that a hairdrier softens the glue so that the plate can be peeled off, and any residue cleaned off with spirit. To prevent the new plate sticking prematurely you can slide it into position using diluted washing-up liquid - works a treat!||26th March 2003|
|Mike Tomlin||Terrific site, well done.||23rd March 2003|
to change the registration number on my Challenger. Does anyone have
any tips on how to remove the stuck
on numberplate on
thanks in advance - Mine peeled off quite easiliy, on a hot day, and the residual glue yielded to isopropyl alcohol - webmaster
|23rd March 2003|
Tel no. 0151 520 1992 evenings.
0151 632 8384 office.
|Own a very early version, purchased in 1992, which has been
stored in my garage ever since. Never had the time to do the work I planned,
but always been good to look at. Hopefully this year I intend to get it
on the road.
Believe the car to be one of the early prototype development models - flared rear arches - wide transmission tunnel - adjustable front suspension links etc. remember speaking to Derek and John way back 93 - 94 when the exibited at Stafford Kit Car Show. Later visited the factory in the Borders - Scotland.
Could do with any information regarding the purchaes of a bonnet lock mechanism, also anyone out there able to supply a wiring diagram?
|20th March 2003|
|Challenger Owners Club
||Reply to Glen re his posting on 5th march - As far as we
know, there were only 306 Challengers produced and we are in touch with
about 60 owners currently.
||12th March 2003|
|Has anyone got any info on the fibreglass interior trim panels especially the one where the hood frame mounts.||11th March 2003|
|Glen||How many Challenger e-types were made in total?
||7th March 2003|
|Challenger required, Jag Engine excellent example needed
||5th March 2003|
|Jorge Linares||ME PARECE UNA IDEA GENIAL LO DE RESUCITAR EL E TIPE||1st March 2003|
||Site is excellent and very informative. Terrific way of
passing on and exchanging news and views. Keep up the good work.
||25th February 2003|
|John B.||Do you know of any other kits for the E Type that are currently
Anyone know if Dunford Classic Cars (who make(?) a lightweight e-type replica) are still operating - all Web site links to them seem to be dead - webmaster
|8th February 2003|
|Tony Kimber||Thanks Jeff,
Should anyone wish to join the Challenger Owners Club please email email@example.com for an application form
|16th February 2003|
||I can't believe that this website has been in existance
since mid 2000 and I have only just discovered it! I've owned a Challenger
since 1995 and am really pleased to see my own enthusiasm for them reflected
here. Join the Owners Club and let's roll!
||15th February 2003|
It's really exciting for me to see how much the Challenger
is still loved by you all.
|31st January 2003|
|Phillip Crisp||Good to know there are Challengers still around. Mine has been garaged since October 2001 but I am hoping to get it back on the road this Spring after a little rodent damage to the dash trim is mended and some rechroming to the rear offside bumper is attended to. It is a 3 carb model, Solent Blue with blue hood, chrome 72 spokes, and chrome front bars. It always caused a lot of positive comment where ever I parked it. Is there a recommended Challenger repairer / servicer out there?||28th January 2003|
I have followed the Challenger project from the early days as well as
building a number of 'rival' kits.
As a jaguar enthusiast I have owned many different models including two
E type coupes. I have always believed in the viability of a quality E type
replica (the comments on this site serve to confirm this) I am confident
that I could project manage such an activity and would be delighted to
hear from like minded individuals. An engineer myself I work as a manager
within the UK boatbuilding industry and have access to much of the skill
set required for a project such as this, in particular of course laminators
and mould makers. I am sure the way ahead is to produce new high quality
moulds since the originals (even if they still existed) would be in a well
worn / tired state. By esentially starting again but in the spirit of the
Challenger the whole concept could be reengineered, for example by using
modern resins and techniques we could produce lighter and stiffer panels.
I would welcome any comments and would be prepared to travel to meet up with either individuals or groups interested in this (not new!) idea.
|25th January 2003|
||I have just had come into my hands a set of e-type replica
||18th January 2003|
|Alan A||I have
been looking for an E-type kit for years, and now one that uses the Jag
engine and running gear!! I knew it was too good to be true! And now no
more!! Too bad. I doubt there were any left hand drive ones out there anyway.
||6th January 2003|