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Post by Rattling » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:04 pm

Proper job well done


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Post by philhoward » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:18 pm

Surely this will be the best 2.8 S1 XJ6 out there when complete?


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Post by Terry H » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:23 pm

There are two Jaguar parts suppliers that are half decent. The first is SC Parts but they are very expensive and ship everything from Germany with the delivery costs to go with it. They also use their own part numbering system instead of Jaguar numbers which can make things tricky. The second is SNG Barratt
Have you not tried http://www.jagspares.co.uk/Manners/comp ... #gsc.tab=0 They are supposed to hold a lot of old Jaguar spares. There may also be helpful links on the Jaguar forum here http://www.jaguarforum.com/forum.php
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Post by Oaksey » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:36 pm

Thanks Terry, I’ve had a couple of bits from Manners. They’re good for popular mechanical bits but not so good for the obscure items.

That’s the plan, Phil :)


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Post by scimjim » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:37 pm

Looking good :D


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Post by *JP* » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:02 pm

Is the colour "Jaguar Light Blue" ?



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Post by Oaksey » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:51 am

Yes


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Post by *JP* » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:18 am

Oaksey wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:51 am
Yes
Thought it was...a real blast from the past for me.

The 3.8 E-type I had in the early 70s,which by then was very well used,had been painted several colours in its life and by then was Light blue..and around the same time we acquired an old,tired MG Midget and I painted that the same light blue together with the Ashley fastback hardtop I found for it.

The E was just a decent usable car,not a showpiece,but a previous owner had spent a lot on a rebuild and there was a stack of invoices with it...which included a new bodyshell,which cost exactly £400...how much today? :shock:

Sorry for the ramblings,keep up the good work!



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Post by Oaksey » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:01 pm

Times that figure by 100 and you're not far off :lol:

All the engine components have gone to the machine shop today for the head to be cleaned and pressure tested, crank polished and the block cleaned and lightly honed. The pistons and rods will Get a good clean too.

I've started ultrasonically cleaning the rest of the engine components. They're a worthwhile investment along with the right chemicals as it makes light work of cleaning grotty parts. This was half an hour with zero prep work. The remaining dirt washes away with a squirt of brake cleaner and removes all the tarnishing from aluminium parts
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I've also started blasting and painting all the various mounts, brackets and pulleys. Once again, I have decided against powder coating as it really isn't an ideal solution for a lot of parts. The coating is far too thick and requires removal under any important fastening areas, which of course there are lots of around this area.


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