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JAG89 and Friends

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2cats
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Location: Napier, New Zealand

Re: JAG89 and Friends

Postby 2cats » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:10 am

I did the rear first due to noises. The top shock mounts were shot to the point that the metal retainers were also quite worn. The noise was the top of the shock moving around and banging against the retainer. Everything in the back feels nice and tight now.

I do suspect the front end is where the effort needs to go. I'm getting tram lining, sometimes it can be quite alarming. Not quite the precise feel of the Insignia.

The bad news / good news on the damage at the back, is that I did it while parking off road at a club event. Fortunately I discovered it before the 3 hour drive home and was able to go back and find the bits. The repair will be done at the same time as the rust repair on the pillar.
89 TWR XJR 3.6 - club car
89 TWR XJS 5.3 - club car
94 Daimler DD6 Insignia with Factory Jag sport pack - club car
91 Rangie - Paddock Ornament
17 Holden Commodore Motorsport Edition - daily driver

naki_k
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Re: JAG89 and Friends

Postby naki_k » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:54 am

ouch metal clanging is not good. and you were driving it like that for a while? :shock:

its also important for the top bushes to be done up tight enough. when i got my 93 sov, the PO had fitted new shocks all round but not down them up properly and was making a creaking noise. the top shock bushes have to be very compressed to be done tight enough. not sure why they designed it like that though
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

old del boy
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Re: JAG89 and Friends

Postby old del boy » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:49 am

Tramlining can be accentuated by larger wheels , i'm afraid i don't know what size yours are but they look bigger than standard , personally i wouldn't go bigger than 16 inch but my best Daimler on 15's feels the best to me , of course you have to make sure all the front end bushes , especially the upper and lower wishbone ones are in good condition , shock absorbers too , in fact just about everything can affect the quality of the ride and handling ,

Derek..
'93 4.0L Daimler, solent blue,
'93 4.0L Daimler, Westminster,
'85 2600 Rover sd1 vdp oporto.

2cats
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Re: JAG89 and Friends

Postby 2cats » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:46 am

JAG89 out on a great spring day
Image
89 TWR XJR 3.6 - club car
89 TWR XJS 5.3 - club car
94 Daimler DD6 Insignia with Factory Jag sport pack - club car
91 Rangie - Paddock Ornament
17 Holden Commodore Motorsport Edition - daily driver

xjr40
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Re: JAG89 and Friends

Postby xjr40 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:28 am

Great desktop wallpaper! ;)
1991 Jaguarsport XJR 4.0
One of 83 manual - 65 LHD
Regency - Magnolia
Previous 1989 XJ40 2.9 auto (3.6)

MagicDoormouse
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Re: JAG89 and Friends

Postby MagicDoormouse » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:49 am

What a simply MARVELLOUS photo!!!!
1990 Sovereign (Brian)
1994 Sovereign Silver
1993 Daimler (Parkhouse)
1990 XJR Solent
1993 Daimler Double 6
1993 XJR Flamenco
1991 XJS V12
1976 Capri 3.0 V6

naki_k
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Re: JAG89 and Friends

Postby naki_k » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:19 pm

spring is a distant memory fro us lot over here.
car looks fantastic as always.

did you work out how many 3.6 xjr's are on you island? is this the only one?
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

MagicDoormouse
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Re: JAG89 and Friends

Postby MagicDoormouse » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:22 pm

Dunno Naki, it's been a nice day here??
1990 Sovereign (Brian)
1994 Sovereign Silver
1993 Daimler (Parkhouse)
1990 XJR Solent
1993 Daimler Double 6
1993 XJR Flamenco
1991 XJS V12
1976 Capri 3.0 V6

old del boy
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Re: JAG89 and Friends

Postby old del boy » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:01 am

2cats wrote:JAG89 out on a great spring day
Image


Lovely shot , she's looks great at that angle , even looks a bit lowered , your chin must have been on the grass taking that ;)

Derek..
'93 4.0L Daimler, solent blue,
'93 4.0L Daimler, Westminster,
'85 2600 Rover sd1 vdp oporto.

2cats
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Location: Napier, New Zealand

Re: JAG89 and Friends

Postby 2cats » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:46 am

Lovely shot , she's looks great at that angle , even looks a bit lowered , your chin must have been on the grass taking that ;)

It would have been, had I not cheated. I've got a Haha in front of the lawn, so shooting position was quite comfortable. The camera was at lawn level.
Ride height is standard. The wheels are 16x8's. I'm on the lookout for the proper wheels, there must be a set down here somewhere.
Interesting looking through the old paperwork. Turns out that the TWRXJR license plate was on JAG89 with the second NZ owner back in 1995.
So... here's a question. If you were to catchup with an old owner, what questions or information would you be wanting to learn from them?
89 TWR XJR 3.6 - club car
89 TWR XJS 5.3 - club car
94 Daimler DD6 Insignia with Factory Jag sport pack - club car
91 Rangie - Paddock Ornament
17 Holden Commodore Motorsport Edition - daily driver