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Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 4:41 pm
by Walker
Oh dear, to avoid a false alarm I'm told the part number compatible with late 40s and early 300s is the one they dont have. I'm working from memory here after a long day (and he's also still at work!).

If I remember there is and early and later screen for the 300 and that was changed again for the 308, I'm sure the later one would fit but would it work properly, we can all change a plug but not sure if it would draw the same juice as the intended one.

Not sure if we ever got to the bottom of why they are all different, mirror mounting and blacked out areas is all that's in it surely, but I certainly dont have the cash to buy a selection and see what the craic is with them.

That's a serious amount of glass your getting through Katar!

Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 5:23 pm
by katar83
Yes, it's just an area with a lot of truck and tractors. My screen replacements:

1. Small chip turned into crack one cold morning when I used heat onto windscreen
2. Replaced it because the heating element stopped working in few places, I think faulty screen, otherwise was fine.
3. Got a chip the size of £2 coin, impact was so loud I thought the rock went right through the screen! Came from under a bloody lorry... :evil:

Now have a chip in front of the mirror so cant see it from inside and a tiny 1mm one right in the middle of my view, it can be so annoying! :x :lol:

It's a daily driver and I do a fair amount of miles so I suppose these things happen :roll:

No idea on screen differences. Maybe someone else knows here?

Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 10:36 pm
by morkster
Very impressive work you're doing there Walker, i take my hat off to you.

Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 12:16 pm
by naki_k
I think the screen difference is the bonded mirror mounts.
Look right throughout XJ40 production if you really want to see an obscene amount of parts changes.

Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 3:11 pm
by katar83
If that's the only difference between the two(yes there are different mounts) then that's not really an issue as its easy to transfer one or the other.

Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 6:56 am
by Walker
morkster wrote:Very impressive work you're doing there Walker, i take my hat off to you.


Thank you Sir, be a while off catching yours up I think!

I wonder would the jag dealer mind getting a few in to compare if they sell one out of the exercise? Maybe wise not to throw insults about online about my local dealer, but a recent change of hands and staff and it's no longer a nice place to visit unless your in for a new Range.

Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:58 pm
by Walker
Right then,

Holiday has been and gone and yesterday I was out tinkering. I had hoped to have all the welding finished before spraying the engine bay but as you probably gathered I am rather erratic! So, while the rest of the welding is confined to the drives footwell and sill end, emphasis is now on covering up what has been sorted already. So, using the brilliant new picture posting facility...

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I have since bolted back on a few bits and bibs, there is no limit to how many pictures you should take before removing everything, I want everything back exactly how it should be with regard to pipes and wiring. Every little clip and bracket. Fairly time consuming! I'm now kicking myself as the brake pipes have nothing to link up to until that welding is finished, so hopefully though the week that will be done.

The drivers sill end is a lot worse than I had first thought, in hindsight I should have left the car a foot or so over to the left as I like to sprawl about when arcing away. So, while I dont really have a dead line or time scale, i will be able to get the rear end dropped before the highland winter hits. Fighting with bolts in the cold isn't much fun, but installing new bushes in the parts in the warm shed is much more my thing!

There are rumours flying about the Walker household that a certain vehicle may be painted next summer. That's vague enough for me. Next on the shopping list is the windscreen, as my Jag cash this month was spent on a dash veneer set from JCP the other night.

Back to work tomorrow....

Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:32 pm
by Walker
A few other small jobs to mention that often go overlooked. The underseat covers housing the seat electrics are a thin metal panel covered with carpet. My car had wet footwells and there was a small amount of rust on these, carpets removed and washed, panels blasted and painted and now looking a lot fresher.
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This small bracket holds the washer bottle wiring together, a bit knackered, so another made up..

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Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:09 am
by Indiana_Jones
Nice stuff mate _b :D

Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:22 am
by pimgmx
You built that bracket from scratch? :o :o :o

Impressive...