Me and the local Jag specialist have been making some good progress on the Daimler.
Front suspension was never going to be cheap or easy.
Full polybush kit, with genuine Jaguar bushes for the fat 6.0 anti-roll bar bushes, along with Boge front shocks.
Once the garage dug into the front suspension, pretty much everything else had to be replaced too.
Front wishbones are now powder coated, the fulcrum bolts, were replaced with good 2nd hand items.
New balljoints and spring pan bolts too.
A big bill, but some peace of mind, and the knocking noises I've been troubled from have gone.
Shame the springs didn't get painted, but I was away on business, so I couldn't keep an eye on the work, but much better
I've also been making some progress with odds'n'ends
Radiator bushings had seen much better days
The Torx bolts holding on the radiator top mount were quite crunchy, and I didn't want to put them back in. Luckily I had some stainless button heads in stock, which will do for now.
The engine cover screws also needed work.
Some M6 rivnets fitted into the fuel rail, without any mods, then some M6 pozi-drive screws and some black stainless washers gave a look quite similar to the unobtainium V12 screws
Whilst I was in the engine bay, I replaced a couple of missing rubber bumpers, that control how the closed bonnet sits, and the air filter for the distributor that Naki had previously mentioned.
The trim around the number plate lights was missing when I bought the car, but I obtained a replacement, and resprayed the black bits with satin black, after a good rub down and treatment of a little surface rust - good to get that in place - it makes quite a difference.
After a good wash, it is now looking quite presentable to take the missus out for a nice lunch ( The Pig at Studland bay in Dorset).
Next on the list are new front discs/pads as they are warped - I'm thinking EBC Ultimax ???https://www.ebcbrakeshop.co.uk/info-brake-parts?make=DAIMLER&year=1993&model=Double+Six&engineSelect=6.0&engine=6.0&bhp=
One I might be able to get done later is replacing the rear sunblind, I have a new one from JCP, but need to take out the back-seat - I only put it back in yesterday
I thought the bolts for that would be in the boot above the fuel tank - but no !!
Going back into storage tomorrow. That will slow any progress.
Thanks for looking