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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 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:07 pm

pimgmx wrote:Another NLA part sourced: the clutch pedal return spring.
They're notorious for rusting/breaking, and of course the one on my donor pedal box was a goner as well...

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In cost per gram probably the most expensive part I have acquired for this project! :roll:


How long did it take to track down then? Is there an aftermarket supplier?
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
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 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
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 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:03 am

naki_k wrote:How long did it take to track down then?

Not long: combining the part number and eBay delivered what I needed, but at a steep price.
That's why I tried to source an aftermarket part first, but that didn't get me anywhere.

A Land Rover Defender spring is very, very similar, but still different enough to require some pedal box machining to make it fit.
So, after some head scratching, I decided to go the easier-but-expensive way and ordered the spring thru the 'bay...

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 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:14 pm

Only replacing the rear brake lines when fitting that remote bleeder kit didn't make sense to me.
Hence yet another parcel was ordered and delivered: front brake lines in similar quality...

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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

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

Postby naki_k » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:58 pm

I sense your XJS has become a permanent fixture on the workshop ramp? It was never going to be just a gearbox swap over.

When do the Twin Superchargers get fitted then?
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
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 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
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 Mar 20, 2019 1:45 pm

naki_k wrote:When do the Twin Superchargers get fitted then?

No ridiculous engine upgrade plans, Naki...
... for now at least! :roll:

Doing silly stuff like that wouldn't just clean my bank account at lightning speed, it also opens a Pandora's box of brake/steering upgrades to deal with the power increase. Would be a fun project if money was no object, but I'm pretty sure it'd be cheaper to buy a Lister instead... ;)

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

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

Postby naki_k » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:58 pm

Yes indeed.
But once you start modifying, it’s hard to know where to draw the line?
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
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 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
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

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

Postby leo_denmark » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:35 am

I'm just happy to know, that the 3000£ bill for brake repairs on my XJ-S was paid by the previous owner in 2012... 8-)

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

Postby katar83 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:48 am

leo_denmark wrote:I'm just happy to know, that the 3000£ bill for brake repairs on my XJ-S was paid by the previous owner in 2012... 8-)


£3000 :O

Any 'itemisation' on that? I assume they dropped the rear end and redo parking brake and replaced front too? I suppose that could explain the price :roll:
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 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:51 am

leo_denmark wrote:...the 3000£ bill for brake repairs...

For that amount I'd expect nearly every single brake component to be renewed? :shock:
Or did they use attorney pricing for their workshop rates? :roll:

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 leo_denmark » Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:01 pm

It was just discs, calipers, hoses, brake lines and master cylinder plus of cause the work involved to drop the IRS...
Oh, that might just be all parts then ?

:D Leo


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