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Ace Cafe Meet May 19

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naki_k
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Re: Ace Cafe Meet May 19

Postby naki_k » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:14 am

Matt40 wrote:And yes I never planned to have more than one 40 but it easily becomes an obsession, they are so much car for the money ! I can blame Naki for buying the early Daimler as when I first joined I was looking for such car and despite being on the forum very little nearly a year later you remembered and put me in contact with seller.


All part of the service.
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

Charlie
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Re: Ace Cafe Meet May 19

Postby Charlie » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:52 pm

I may attend with my XJ81 with new MOT!
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1994 XJ81

naki_k
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Re: Ace Cafe Meet May 19

Postby naki_k » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:05 am

Charlie wrote:I may attend with my XJ81 with new MOT!


Do tell more?
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

ChrisW
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Re: Ace Cafe Meet May 19

Postby ChrisW » Sun May 05, 2019 10:23 pm

Anyone else going this year ?

According to the Ace Cafe website the Jaguar day starts at 11:00.

I'll aim at being there for 10:30.

Taking the XJR this year.

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'93 XJR
'93 XJ12
'73 MGB Roadster
97 Range Rover Autobiography

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Re: Ace Cafe Meet May 19

Postby ChrisW » Mon May 06, 2019 9:23 am

Sadly I've woken up with a streaming head cold so am not in the mood for the 93 mile drive to the Ace.

Shame as I spent yesterday cleaning the car.

Hopefully catch up with a few members at one of the many forthcoming events.
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'93 XJR
'93 XJ12
'73 MGB Roadster
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Re: Ace Cafe Meet May 19

Postby naki_k » Mon May 06, 2019 2:48 pm

I haven’t gone this year.
Ant has sent me a pic though. There’s around 6 XJ40 that made it though. Not a bad turnout? Though the car park isn’t packed.
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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

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Re: Ace Cafe Meet May 19

Postby Matt40 » Thu May 16, 2019 8:16 pm

I have a pic of 3 out of the 6
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1987 3.6L Sovereign
1994 4.0S

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Re: Ace Cafe Meet May 19

Postby naki_k » Fri May 17, 2019 12:16 am

Matt40 wrote:I have a pic of 3 out of the 6
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Nice to see the Ex Rory D Reg playing out.
How about an update on its progress? We have not heard anything about it since you bought it? Obviously there’s always work to do on them.
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

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Re: Ace Cafe Meet May 19

Postby Matt40 » Fri May 17, 2019 9:51 pm

Now you've started me off ......

Well with regards to the Daimler I bought the car over a year ago without seeing it after being shown a very accurate video of its condition as it was being stored in Scotland. Included in the deal was for it to be driven down to Kent . The car had a very long journey and had done about 550 miles in that one day. It was handed over to me and I was within 3 miles of being home when it produced a cloud of steam after splitting a water hose. I managed to bind up hose, add hot water and get it home, being glad this had happened to me on a minor road without causing overheating I decided to change most of the hoses.

Then decided to change and flush through brake & gearbox fluid & change other oils: diff & engine oil.

The usual change of: plugs, ht leads, rotor arm & cap improved smoothness.

Change of one light control unit finally extinguished the dreaded 'bulb fail' warning on dash after much 'tinkering'

Removed all door panels and inner wing sections to thourougly protect all internal areas with Wax oil as in my experience these early cars suffer with rust in bottoms of doors, wings, edges of bonnets and bootlid rusting (but then they are over 30 years old!)
Car had several large and shallow dents down its side most of which i managed to gain access to and gently and very slowly work out.

Bonnet and bootlid still have some small areas of rust but I have not carried out the necessary metalwork yet.

I needed another nearside headlamp as silvering had gone, so found a second hand one (colour is not quite same as the R/H)

Stuck back some of the missing veneer using a correct polyrlurethene adhesive as previous owner had kept cafefully kept veneer safe.

Went through the metric wheels and tyres I had from other early cars to gain a reasonable set to fit.

And that's it so far other than some thin metal rails to temperarly support headlining so it's not rubbing on my head while driving, I don't think I have driven a 40 without a sagging headlining yet! I realise this is not such a bad job to do now with the replacements available but there is plently more higher on the list!
1986 3.6L Daimler
1987 3.6L Sovereign
1994 4.0S

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Re: Ace Cafe Meet May 19

Postby naki_k » Fri May 17, 2019 11:29 pm

Sounds like the usual fun and games. The important thing is you are using it, enjoying it, improving it.
Even needing work, irs still likely one of the few decent D Reg’s around.
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