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Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

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

Postby naki_k » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:10 pm

pimgmx wrote:It's basically been built by men in sheds, but my goodness...
That's one of the most impressive engines I've ever seen, or - even more addictive - heard!!! :o


That’s a good reason it’s so impressive.
More so to say it’s back from an era when a typical production supercar might have half that power?
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93 4.0 Sovereign
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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby pimgmx » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:15 pm

pimgmx wrote:Pictures will follow as soon as the parcels(!) arrive!

The parcels have arrived, and have already been approved by our Inquisicat(tm) parcel inspectors...

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In summary: exhaust & suspension upgrades, freeing up some more horses AND improving handling.

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Far less restrictive downpipes...

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Uprated center pipes

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Adjustable GAZ shock absorbers

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Eibach springs

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Stronger (1") front anti-roll bar

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The exhaust bits will be fitted when the manual gearbox is in, I'll try and find time to do the suspension stuff myself this Spring.

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

Postby naki_k » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:15 pm

Ready for the track?
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 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:46 am

naki_k wrote:Ready for the track?

"Fast road" is good enough for me, Naki!
The Nürburgring is our nearest race track, at just over an hour's drive away, but I wouldn't feel comfortable there, sharing the same road with all 'those' others...


Time from another update from the workshop: the O2 sensor bungs have been welded in and the downpipes have been fitted after a modest amount of fettling.

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It's a tight fit!

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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 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:00 pm

Steady progress: some small mods were needed to accommodate the hardware around the adapter plate and bellhousing.

That's all been done, so flywheel, clutch, bellhousing are now all where they should be: attached to the mighty V12! :mrgreen:

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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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