2 years have passed really quickly since I made my first post on the re-birth thread and a lot has been achieved, from a neglected almost wreck with a broken engine and in a partial state of strip down from interior to exterior. I kept telling myself it was only about five years the car had been in the garage but in reality it was eight years.
The story is a long one but just over two years ago she who must be obeyed insisted i must get out in the garage and get the jag back on the road, now i do not need much encouragement to get out in the garage but I could not just get exited about the jag ( sorry but I had another car shaped distraction to keep me busy ) and my luck in sweeping it under the carpet had run out. There was a lot to sort out, engine, paint, interior and a mechanical re-fresh. Three out of the four issues were easy fixes for me but paint is not the easiest and a professional paint was definitely out of the question due to cost versus value of the car.
But as you have read in this thread I got stuck in at every opportunity bar a couple of health issues recently but I have done it and I'm glad that I chose this forum out of the others I could have joined, lets face it how would I have came across Naki for those all important spares and help and of course encouragement of all the forum
Yesterday i was rewarded with an MOT pass and no advisories. I was like an expectant father pacing up and down outside the MOT center.
Was it all worth you, you bet. I forgot just how well and nice these cars drive.