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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 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:22 pm

pimgmx wrote:
naki_k wrote:The upgrading bug has bitten hard?

Yes...

... said the person who just unwrapped an XXL parcel containing a Euro-spec bumper conversion kit and an uprated rear ARB... :roll:

With Dutch corona lockdown measures seriously increased since yesterday evening it will not hurt to have a healthy stock of parts ready to play with!


I think all men are thinking alike? I can see a surge in people ordering parts and attacking long overdue work on cars. Brings new meaning to the term “working from home”?
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
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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby pimgmx » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:19 pm

A bit more than just parts hoarding in this update... ;)

But honesty forces me to confirm that yet more parts did arrive: Polybushes for the new radius arms:
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A set of nice vice jaws, also from Polybush:
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The latter arrived just in time for another job on the list: modifying a set of donor air filter boxes to accept the XXL intake trumpets from Mobeck Tekniske...

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Next step: sandblast & paint the air filter boxes, then bond in the trumpets and fit them...

the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
the eyecatcher: 93 Insignia http://bit.ly/1iGrmsU
the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the diva: 88 Biturbo SI https://bit.ly/3dzdvAL
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq

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

Postby Morgan1 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:04 pm

Hi sorry to jump into this topic. I'm looking at a 1986 5.3litre xjs at the moment. It has been off the road in a open barn since 2011 and was running but is now not starting. There is rear rust on the valence an floor section. Other than that it looks good in the photos. It has done 93000miles. What would be your advice about price? I know it's hard to say without seeing it. Cheers Craig
1992 Jaguar xj6 3.2 litre.
2016 Audi A6 S line.
2016 Ford Fiesta zetec.

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

Postby naki_k » Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:53 pm

Morgan1 wrote:Hi sorry to jump into this topic. I'm looking at a 1986 5.3litre xjs at the moment. It has been off the road in a open barn since 2011 and was running but is now not starting. There is rear rust on the valence an floor section. Other than that it looks good in the photos. It has done 93000miles. What would be your advice about price? I know it's hard to say without seeing it. Cheers Craig


Have you have a thorough look at the underside? That’s where most of the problems will be.
It’s quite possible the fuel pump is dead, but that’s easy to test at least (12v directly to the pump).
Does the engine turn over? If not, you need to be sure it’s not seized/ head gasket failure. Otherwise it’s going to be much more work.
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 Apr 10, 2020 7:24 am

Morgan1 wrote:What would be your advice about price?

Hard to say without more detail, Craig.

Subtleties like paint/interior colour influence price as well, as do factory options, like a sunroof (am not a fan of those myself) or alloy wheels like the 16” Lattices or JaguarSport/TWR items.

The mileage sounds reasonable for its age, it having been off the road for nearly a decade AND the non-starting issue are excellent bargaining points if you are willing to take on a new project.

My suggestion is to either go and see the car in real life (if covid measures allow for that, of course!), or ask the seller for detail pictures of known weak spots.

As Naki already mentioned, the bottom of the car is a very common rust spot, as are the front/rear windscreen surrounds. Wheel wells, sills, bonnet and boot lid edges would also be good to be seen in more detail...

Mine was virtually rust-free, so not a lot of first-hand advice I can offer in that area.

Interior: some issues are identical to XJ40, like peeling veneer on ski slopes and sagging headlining.
The rarer the interior colour, the more important its completeness and condition will be.

It’s not a lot, but I do hope this helps a bit...

the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
the eyecatcher: 93 Insignia http://bit.ly/1iGrmsU
the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the diva: 88 Biturbo SI https://bit.ly/3dzdvAL
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq

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

Postby Morgan1 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:59 am

Thanks both for the advice. I have had photos and looked at the mot history. I think I will leave it until I can go and see it. As I'm in the Police it would be inappropriate for me to travel 1hr to see it. They have mentioned £900 but I was going to go in at £600.
1992 Jaguar xj6 3.2 litre.
2016 Audi A6 S line.
2016 Ford Fiesta zetec.

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

Postby naki_k » Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:19 am

Morgan1 wrote:Thanks both for the advice. I have had photos and looked at the mot history. I think I will leave it until I can go and see it. As I'm in the Police it would be inappropriate for me to travel 1hr to see it. They have mentioned £900 but I was going to go in at £600.


I think it’s safe to say that 95% of any XJS in this price range is going to need extensive welding/ paint/ bodywork/ interior/ headlining/ veneers/ leather/ carpets/ full service, electrics.....basically everything you can think of, it will need. Unless you get immensely lucky and it’s an immaculate survivor. But that’s quite an ask.
I would say unless you knowingly wish to undertake all those tasks, then it’s unlikely to be viable.
By all means satisfy your curiosity, as you never know what’s out there.
It’s all down to money as always. If you move further up the price range, then you are (hopefully) likely to get a better starting point for the project.
£600-£1000 is the bottom run price range where breakers would be found these days.

Have you been to view any before to get your eye in?
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 naki_k » Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:20 am

pimgmx wrote:A bit more than just parts hoarding in this update... ;)

But honesty forces me to confirm that yet more parts did arrive: Polybushes for the new radius arms:
Image

A set of nice vice jaws, also from Polybush:
Image


The latter arrived just in time for another job on the list: modifying a set of donor air filter boxes to accept the XXL intake trumpets from Mobeck Tekniske...

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Next step: sandblast & paint the air filter boxes, then bond in the trumpets and fit them...


Those trumpets are looking pretty serious bits of kit now.
You will be hoovering up small animals and hatchbacks in your way if you are not careful.
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 Apr 10, 2020 12:00 pm

naki_k wrote:You will be hoovering up small animals...

That would be practical: they can be immediately cooked in that V12 engine bay heat... ;)

the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
the eyecatcher: 93 Insignia http://bit.ly/1iGrmsU
the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the diva: 88 Biturbo SI https://bit.ly/3dzdvAL
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq

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

Postby Morgan1 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:19 pm

[quote]Thanks both for the advice. I have had photos and looked at the mot history. I think I will leave it until I can go and see it. As I'm in the Police it would be inappropriate for me to travel 1hr to see it. They have mentioned £900 but I was going to go in at £600.


I think it’s safe to say that 95% of any XJS in this price range is going to need extensive welding/ paint/ bodywork/ interior/ headlining/ veneers/ leather/ carpets/ full service, electrics.....basically everything you can think of, it will need. Unless you get immensely lucky and it’s an immaculate survivor. But that’s quite an ask.
I would say unless you knowingly wish to undertake all those tasks, then it’s unlikely to be viable.
By all means satisfy your curiosity, as you never know what’s out there.
It’s all down to money as always. If you move further up the price range, then you are (hopefully) likely to get a better starting point for the project.
£600-£1000 is the bottom run price range where breakers would be found these days.

Have you been to view any before to get your eye in?/quote]

No just saw it for sale and thought it might be a good buy? Stick with the xj40 for the time being I think lol
1992 Jaguar xj6 3.2 litre.
2016 Audi A6 S line.
2016 Ford Fiesta zetec.


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