xj12-rob wrote:Naki, re the Mondeo alternator, 57 plate car, so 5/6 years old, 130K miles, hard work for all of those miles as well, the main ball ache though is what has to come off to get to it, it drives off a shaft and sits at the centre front of the engine, when I looked this morning, Scott had removed, inner wheel arch, aircon compressor, all the belts, alternator drive shaft and was struggling to get the top bolt, add to that the soonest we can source a new unit is tomorrow afternoon, who says Jags are expensive
same job on a 40., car in air, two bolts, drop it out, used one at 25 quid in, bolt up, adjust belt, car onto the ground, start and test drive, an hour max, happy days
Wolf wrote:It's on hold while I do the basic and cosmetic work on the XJR but I have acquired both wings, front lower wing finishers, rear 3/4 lower finishers in fibre glass and very good they are too (as well as saving 120kg in weight), and i'm pondering a glass fibre bonnet (well, its a glass fibre skin on a good steel frame) otherwise, its finish off the little jobs and put it all back together for a repsray and retrim.
It doesnt look like it will roll in 2013 which was the plan (mind you the plan was to have it rolling in 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 as well) it's just that whenever I think I have done a job, something else comes along, like now I'm pondering an electric water pump and a smaller air con pump for it (as well as being lighter).
I have managed to source all the bumper assemblies N.O.S. but am debating a TWR kit for it as it's lighter, but to me, makes the XJS look more "Chav" and I would be duty bound to have a burberry interior fitted if i bought that
One thing I did drop on was a vented rear disk conversion for it which came in at a very reasonable £550 which considering that comes with disks AND calipers, is a bit of a no brainer.
And now, I gather there is a tasty Daimler double six up in auction so I may be going to see and if i'm happy, bid on that and of course, that means I am surplus one XJR
Wolf wrote:MagicDoormouse wrote:
Mmmm itchy beard!!
I did say if I could find a good 4 sov, double six or xj12, i would honour my side of our post Coventry chat