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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 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:39 am

How did the repositioning of that pedal box work out then?
The gas pedal looks quite far over on the right? Almost like it might make contact with the side carpet before it hits the stopper?
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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby pimgmx » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:36 am

Must be perspective in that particular picture, Naki.
There’s sufficient clearance between accelerator pedal and center console as well as between said pedal and brake, even for my size 10s.

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

Postby naki_k » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:52 am

Ok good.
I know you said you had to modify something to fit the RHD pedal box?
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
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91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
92 4.0 XJR Manual
92 4.0 XJR
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93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby pimgmx » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:06 pm

naki_k wrote:I know you said you had to modify something to fit the RHD pedal box?

Good memory!

Yes, we did: the brake pedal arm from the RHD box was removed, and replaced by the LHD item from the car, with the actual pedal trimmed down to match the dimensions of the manual pedal. The clutch pedal arm was also removed, and then bent into shape, using pics of LHD items for guidance.

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

Postby naki_k » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:25 am

Ok. That’s a fair amount of work 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
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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby pimgmx » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:22 am

naki_k wrote:... a fair amount of work...

Just over 70 hrs for the gearbox and exhaust transplants and all related mods/updates: Lambda sensor plumbing, starter motor, ...

Note that this was done on a low-mileage car where fasteners could actually be undone with spanners instead of lump hammers/blow torches/etc! :o

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 Aug 15, 2019 9:26 pm

pimgmx wrote:
naki_k wrote:... a fair amount of work...

Just over 70 hrs for the gearbox and exhaust transplants and all related mods/updates: Lambda sensor plumbing, starter motor, ...

Note that this was done on a low-mileage car where fasteners could actually be undone with spanners instead of lump hammers/blow torches/etc! :o


Otherwise, add a zero.
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 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:11 am

The 'adding zeroes' process has started... ;)

The XJ-S was collected by the bodyshop owner this weekend, and will be returned in bright & shiny condition early November latest.

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Driving it up the trailer was good fun: the engine is SO torque-y that hardly any throttle was required to get it on there!

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It started on the button, the new Momo wheel makes the dash console look much better imho...

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Even the board computer came back to life without any issues!

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A couple of original replacement items, to be added in the workshop; the key ones being front and rear windscreen rubbers.

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... and with the windscreens out fitting a new headlining is a walk in the park: this non-Myrtle ;) item will be fitted before the glass goes back in.

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From the same area, a close-up for those not familiar with the XJ40's two-door contempary: sunvisor clips on the XJ-S are made from the same brittle plastic as on our saloon cars. This was the result of gently unclipping the visors... :shock:

I've asked the bodyshop to maintain evidence of the car's history, so they will try and save all these details gathered over its years in Japan:
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Last but not least: the view from my breakfast table jut before pickup, what a sight!
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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 Cates Cat » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:57 am

Only bare metal on the upper surfaces? ;) Add another zero - it's only money, be thankful it isn't Kermit :)

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

Postby pimgmx » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:36 am

Cates Cat wrote:Only bare metal on the upper surfaces?

Yes, 'only' roof, bonnet, boot lid, buttresses, front and rear wings, etc will be reduced to bare metal before they even consider applying primer.

Their experience with cracking clearcoat is that there is only one proper way to get rid of it, and that's drastic: ALL old paint needs to go!
That shouldn't be too difficult for the bonnet & boot lid: they will be removed and blasted with a relatively mild medium, easy job.
The panels that can't be removed from the car is where the work is and - ouch! - a big chunk of the money will be spent.

I AM thankful that not all panels require the bare metal treatment and that it's not Kermit, THAT would've really broken the bank!

Later this week, when I finally get home again I'll try and squeeze in a quick visit to the workshop: can't wait to see what it looks like after almost a week of hard work.
Also a good excuse to drop off some more new parts, like working bonnet struts, will be neat to be able to open the bonnet without the aid of a broomstick... :lol:

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