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Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

katar83
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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby katar83 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:28 pm

That's an interesting headlining manufacturer there. Anyone here ever used them before? Will be interesting to know what's the quality. Hopefully not like myrtle which seems hit and miss.
1997, 4.0 LWB X300 - Unlucky car but still a daily driver.
1988, 3.6S XJS - Never ending restoration project.
1994, 3.2S X300 - Accident damaged, October 2015. Gone!
1994, 3.2S XJ40 - Long gone.

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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby pimgmx » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:10 pm

katar83 wrote:Anyone here ever used them before?

Was recommended to me through the JEC.
Will add more details after it's been fitted and will keep you all posted!

the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
the tractor: 77 LaRo LW https://bit.ly/2Hr9n6y
the eyecatcher: 93 Insignia http://bit.ly/1iGrmsU
the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the project: 95 X306 http://bit.ly/1cW11DN
the pocket rocket: 97 Z3 http://bit.ly/12IfE7B
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq

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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby pimgmx » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:25 pm

The manual gearbox transplant is finally scheduled: off to the local workshop in a few weeks from now!

But before I send it off to the workshop it required a serious clean: I was dumb enough to store it without cover earlier this year.
't Was even dumber to do that with all the renovation work going on next door: it was seriously covered in @#$%^&* when I drove it out of storage this weekend... :(

In other words: time for some power washer action!

Before...
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After...
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And safely under cover for now...
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The engine is as smooth as when I laid it up this spring, nothing beats that V12 purrrrrrrrr!
Short video here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pimgmx/45729104331

the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
the tractor: 77 LaRo LW https://bit.ly/2Hr9n6y
the eyecatcher: 93 Insignia http://bit.ly/1iGrmsU
the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the project: 95 X306 http://bit.ly/1cW11DN
the pocket rocket: 97 Z3 http://bit.ly/12IfE7B
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq

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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby naki_k » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:49 pm

It is amazing how dirty/ dusty cats get when parked inside. If anything, cars parked outside srY cleaner. (Well up to the point where they dissolve to nothing of course).
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 3.2 XJ6 SportPack Manual
91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
92 4.0 XJR Manual
92 4.0 XJR
93 3.2s - 4.0 Manual conv
93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
96 4.0 X306 XJR
96 4.0 X300 D6
97 4.0 X300 Sport Manual
2000 LR Discovery ES TD5 A
Breaking 40/ 300

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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby naki_k » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:51 pm

22 months since the previous last update.
Starting to remind me of some of my long term stalled projects..., :?
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 3.2 XJ6 SportPack Manual
91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
92 4.0 XJR Manual
92 4.0 XJR
93 3.2s - 4.0 Manual conv
93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
96 4.0 X306 XJR
96 4.0 X300 D6
97 4.0 X300 Sport Manual
2000 LR Discovery ES TD5 A
Breaking 40/ 300

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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby pimgmx » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:03 pm

naki_k wrote:22 months since the previous last update.

Embarassing, innit? :oops:

Running car AND house renovation projects in parallel might not have been the best idea in the world... :D

the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
the tractor: 77 LaRo LW https://bit.ly/2Hr9n6y
the eyecatcher: 93 Insignia http://bit.ly/1iGrmsU
the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the project: 95 X306 http://bit.ly/1cW11DN
the pocket rocket: 97 Z3 http://bit.ly/12IfE7B
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq


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