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XJ40 4.0 re-birth.

Elsa_jag
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Re: XJ40 4.0 re-birth.

Postby Elsa_jag » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:40 pm

I’ve said it a few times on the way through this project, but I really do mean it, that looks fantastic.

Loving the wheels and the overall look! Wish my was in the road seeing that! :mrgreen:
Regards, Carl

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Elsa_1994 3.2 s/ 61000 miles/ VIN 698892
http://xj40.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=1195

naki_k
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Re: XJ40 4.0 re-birth.

Postby naki_k » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:54 am

I can’t see your pics Gary, but well done for getting it finished. It’s a great achievement.
Hopefully see you at the meet.
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

Jaguarxj40
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Re: XJ40 4.0 re-birth.

Postby Jaguarxj40 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:38 pm

old del boy wrote:A successful end to a huge project , there's not many of us that have restored a car so comprehensively , especially when it includes a full re paint , all that remains is to get the mot out of the way [ a formality i'm sure ] and come and show her off at one of our meet ups , not too late to join us at the breakfast meet at Gaydon on the 3rd August ;)

Great job Gary

Derek..


Hi Derek,
its been a huge project, and not one that has defeated me. i have enjoyed every moment of it and have looked forward to getting out into the garage at every spare moment. If i had to say if anything was a little stressful it was the paint work but perseverance paid of when it went wrong.

Sadly i go on holiday on the 3rd but if there is anything after this i will try my hardest to be at an event before the season is out, would be really great to meet you all.


Best regards
Gary.
Current
1996 BMW Z3
1990 Jaguar XJ40 4.0

Previous,in this order.
1986 BMW M535i
1985 BMW 525e
1972 Vauxhall victor FE2300
1966 Ford cortina estate
1961 Renault dauphine Gordini
1978 Range Rover
1976 LR 101 forward control
1968 S2 lightweight Land Rover
1975 Range Rover
1973 Range Rover
1972 series 3 Land Rover SWB

Jaguarxj40
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Re: XJ40 4.0 re-birth.

Postby Jaguarxj40 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:41 pm

katar83 wrote:Great work! Looking forward to MOT results.

Re caliper bleed nipples and for future reference, derusting caliper in either acid, deox-c or through electrolysis makes it very easy to remove, I wouldn't attempt removing them without this or at least wire brushing the hell out of them in this area. Also I think the bleed nipples are actually imperial size, it is absolutely crucial that socket fits super tight, otherwise very easy to break or round them. Impact gun by the way helps a lot even with some badly corroded ones.


Hi Katar,
i have read with great interest your de-rusting projects but i was just to impatient get the Jag finished but thank you for the information.

Best regards
Gary.
Current
1996 BMW Z3
1990 Jaguar XJ40 4.0

Previous,in this order.
1986 BMW M535i
1985 BMW 525e
1972 Vauxhall victor FE2300
1966 Ford cortina estate
1961 Renault dauphine Gordini
1978 Range Rover
1976 LR 101 forward control
1968 S2 lightweight Land Rover
1975 Range Rover
1973 Range Rover
1972 series 3 Land Rover SWB

Jaguarxj40
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Re: XJ40 4.0 re-birth.

Postby Jaguarxj40 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:54 pm

Elsa_jag wrote:I’ve said it a few times on the way through this project, but I really do mean it, that looks fantastic.

Loving the wheels and the overall look! Wish my was in the road seeing that! :mrgreen:


Hi Carl,
thank you and that means a lot, but you also have a very nice 40 too and one that looks all original which is a nice thing to have. Mine has lost its identity a little, engine change, some body panels and interior work so not original but i have saved a 40 that almost ended its days if it hadn't been for my wife motivating and pushing me me into transforming it to the beauty it is now.
Mind you it was me that had to dig deep into my pockets and spend my hard earned to get to this stage.

Best regards
Gary.
Last edited by Jaguarxj40 on Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Current
1996 BMW Z3
1990 Jaguar XJ40 4.0

Previous,in this order.
1986 BMW M535i
1985 BMW 525e
1972 Vauxhall victor FE2300
1966 Ford cortina estate
1961 Renault dauphine Gordini
1978 Range Rover
1976 LR 101 forward control
1968 S2 lightweight Land Rover
1975 Range Rover
1973 Range Rover
1972 series 3 Land Rover SWB

Jaguarxj40
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Re: XJ40 4.0 re-birth.

Postby Jaguarxj40 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:56 pm

naki_k wrote:I can’t see your pics Gary, but well done for getting it finished. It’s a great achievement.
Hopefully see you at the meet.


Hi Naki,

thank you, really want to get to meet you guys very soon and get your feedback :D

Best regards
Gary.
Current
1996 BMW Z3
1990 Jaguar XJ40 4.0

Previous,in this order.
1986 BMW M535i
1985 BMW 525e
1972 Vauxhall victor FE2300
1966 Ford cortina estate
1961 Renault dauphine Gordini
1978 Range Rover
1976 LR 101 forward control
1968 S2 lightweight Land Rover
1975 Range Rover
1973 Range Rover
1972 series 3 Land Rover SWB

naki_k
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Re: XJ40 4.0 re-birth.

Postby naki_k » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:41 pm

I don’t know if there are any more meets later in the year? Maybe one of Don’s N Wales meets?
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

Jaguarxj40
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Re: XJ40 4.0 re-birth.

Postby Jaguarxj40 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:00 pm

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 :D

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.

Best regards
Gary.
Current
1996 BMW Z3
1990 Jaguar XJ40 4.0

Previous,in this order.
1986 BMW M535i
1985 BMW 525e
1972 Vauxhall victor FE2300
1966 Ford cortina estate
1961 Renault dauphine Gordini
1978 Range Rover
1976 LR 101 forward control
1968 S2 lightweight Land Rover
1975 Range Rover
1973 Range Rover
1972 series 3 Land Rover SWB

pimgmx
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Re: XJ40 4.0 re-birth.

Postby pimgmx » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:18 pm

A clean MOT pass: what a proper reward for your hard graft, Gary!

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

Aidan
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Re: XJ40 4.0 re-birth.

Postby Aidan » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:14 pm

Well done, Gary. That's brilliant news and well deserved.

How about treating us to one last full size picture of her at her best angle? You decide which ;) .
Aidan

1994 Moroccan Red XJ40 3,2 Sport ("Ruby")
1995 Jade Green X300 3,2 Sovereign ("Jade")
2005 Cedar Green Pearl Volvo XC 90 SE