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by richard1983
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Jaguar XJ40 Gallery
Topic: 1994 Daimler Double Six
Replies: 134
Views: 11612

Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Ok then people. I have been using the car a bit - seeing as the roads are dry. I must admit I'm a little concerned regarding potential head gasket issues. After doing around 100 miles - the car is now smoking out of both exhausts and smells a bit sweet. This is primarily on start up and does affect ...
by richard1983
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Jaguar XJ40 Gallery
Topic: 1994 Daimler Double Six
Replies: 134
Views: 11612

Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Apologies for the late reply to this thread - its been a busy few months for me and the car. The long story short is that thankfully the car wasn't written off and has indeed been repaired. Which was a massive result. Technically it had to be painted twice as the first attempt was awful, but we got ...
by richard1983
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Jaguar XJ40 Gallery
Topic: 1994 Daimler Double Six
Replies: 134
Views: 11612

Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

I have spoken to my insurance company again - and they have confirmed that they normally write classic cars off once the repair exceeds 60% of the cars value. I have heard some companies write them off once 40% is exceeded - so 60% is a result. They are also happy to base their decision on the quote...
by richard1983
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Jaguar XJ40 Gallery
Topic: 1994 Daimler Double Six
Replies: 134
Views: 11612

Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

I'm collecting some quotes now from local bodyshops. I'm keen for it to go somewhere where they know Jaguars - so we shall see. Like you say - it should hopefully just be a case of pulling the dent out. It will need paint, but there are plenty of swage lines around that part of the car. The rear bum...
by richard1983
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Jaguar XJ40 Gallery
Topic: 1994 Daimler Double Six
Replies: 134
Views: 11612

Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Well just when everything was coming together.......... DB93C133-44D4-40D1-AE58-C685A0A68EC9.jpeg Some prat goes into the back of the car on a motorbike. Learner rider was filtering down the middle of the road at a junction, and then misjudged passing to the other side of my car. Fuming. I’m dealing...
by richard1983
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Jaguar XJ40 Gallery
Topic: 1994 Daimler Double Six
Replies: 134
Views: 11612

Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

My local A/C specialist did actually get the the system working last year when we were looking at recommissioning the car in Eastbourne. There was a particular hose leaking, some perished o-rings on the condenser and the expansion valve wasn't looking too healthy. So the system blew cold air, but di...
by richard1983
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Jaguar XJ40 Gallery
Topic: 1994 Daimler Double Six
Replies: 134
Views: 11612

Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Next job - get the A/C working properly!

Gets quite hot in there on a sunny day with all that wood, leather and lambswool carpet!
by richard1983
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Jaguar XJ40 Gallery
Topic: 1994 Daimler Double Six
Replies: 134
Views: 11612

Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Well it's been a busy few months for the Daimler. It's been off the road since Feb to have one or two things done to it and get her to where I want it to be. It was supposed to be just a suspension refresh - but as always, these things escalate. So the list of works completed this time, is as follow...
by richard1983
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: XJ-81
Topic: New member - Kingfisher XJ81 in East Sussex
Replies: 37
Views: 3349

Re: New member - Kingfisher XJ81 in East Sussex

I just hope it managed to find a new owner who'll finish the restoration.

I was going to try and have a look when I get home from work.

Will keep an eye on the Simply Performance thread on Facebook.........
by richard1983
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: XJ40s For Sale
Topic: eBay motor bin.
Replies: 6710
Views: 419593

Re: eBay motor bin.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F193006818896 And another local car. I’ve seen this one in the flesh whilst I was getting my Sovereign MoT’d. It did look reasonably nice, and I’ve not seen an N-reg 40 before. It was going to go for banger racing, but...