Well I haven't been getting as much done as I'd like with the car this month.
The car has been off the road at XJ Restorations awaiting new pistons for the front calipers. A total rebuild was required - so they were removed and sent to Bigg Red. Only issue is that they can't get replacement pistons - so are having some made. Taking a while though!
Anyway, I was able to get on with some small jobs.
Replacement N/S wing mirror courtesy of Naki for a start.
Soldering up every relay I can lay my hands on! Many things now work again - although I'm still to get onto the fuse boxes.
New bleed hoses for the expansion tank have been fitted to stop the leaks and the whole thing given a damn good clean to remove a couple of years worth of crud from every nook and cranny of the car!
The boot has also been scraped out, treated and painted. Plus a refurbished aerial - again courtesy of Naki industries, fitted. Got some corroded metal plugs to replace there eventually.
The tactile panel has had a good scrape, treatment and paint too.
It's not perfect by any means - but it'll do and it tidied the back of the car up.
The remote central locking has stopped working - but I guess that is a relay I haven't found yet. Does anyone know where that one is?
The radio has also packed up - and the working spare I have doesn't work in the car either. Is there a relay or earth point I can check?
Both of the above might be solved when tackle the fuse boxes though.
So I'm still awaiting brakes that work and the front suspension rebuild - but hopefully it'll be on the road again soon.
In other news - the Sovereign was made famous in the Jaguar Enthusiast magazine this month!