The front calipers came back from Bigg Red this week.
It took a long time for the refurbishment as all the pistons needed replacing.
These have duly been custom made and now for the first time since I've known the car - it actually stops AND doesn't try to throw you off the road and into a ditch.
This is a big improvement!
Other improvements so far are: -
New brake hoses.
New diff oil.
Rear bumper beam replaced - courtesy of Naki Industries.
Replacement springs - with used springs that came with my dampers, but better than the originals. Will need new replacements from Berkshire Jag Components eventually. Next year maybe.
New veneer and carpet from BB - not fitted yet!
Engine bay de-gunk and general tidy.
Little odds and sods such as the toolbox strap, washer bottle cap, fuel cap magnet, fuel cap filter & repairing the air ducting under the dashboard.
So the old girl is actually driveable now.
The V12 really is a beast. Love that naughty sound it makes as you surge along. Very addictive, in a fuel guzzling way!
The adjustable dampers and thicker roll bar have also made a big difference to the car. I'm still playing to get my perfect setting on the dampers - but the car is already much better than I expected it to be. It feels a lot tighter in the corners and the wallow has been removed longitudinally.
Again, its a bit naughty for a 25 year old land yacht that's full of holes, rust and problems!
Anyway, its on to the next things now. Need to fix: -
Radio - suspecting the earth connection.
Alarm - fob now works, but in get three chimes when unlocking. Found the intrusion ECU under the passenger seat - and will now dig out the alarm ECU from the boot to check connections and soldering.
Fuse Boxes - soldering.
Cooling Fan Relay - still need to remove and give some attention.
Will upload some pics soon. When it stops raining and filling my footwells up with water!
Definitely needs the inner wings doing too!
1993 4.0 Sovereign, Flamenco Red.
1994 6.0 Daimler Double Six, Silver Frost.
2012 Mercedes E350, Obsidian Black.