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Re: Oaksey's XJ6

Post by scimjim » Tue May 31, 2016 9:07 pm

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Re: Oaksey's XJ6

Post by Oaksey » Tue May 31, 2016 10:08 pm

Cheers, I'll give them a ring and see if they have any in stock.

In other news, my front number plate keeps "falling off" and I much prefer the cleaner look
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Re: Oaksey's XJ6

Post by NRC718M » Tue May 31, 2016 10:56 pm

Josh,
The car looked stunning tonight and sounded superb. I love XK engines almost as much as beer, pies and V twins. Car has one too many wheels for a non-Scim obviously but otherwise.....



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Re: Oaksey's XJ6

Post by BigBobPilot » Tue May 31, 2016 11:35 pm

I don't know if you're still having the idle problems? But as most folks have said, air leaks are a problem on SU's. One way to find any leaking point is to spray Easy Start or brake cleaner externally (sparingly as it's obviously pretty flamable). So around the spindles, carb mount to the manifold etc. If the revs pick up, you've got air being sucked in (taking the Easy start with it). Be careful though, don't spay it near the hot exhausts. They shouldn't be too worn at that mileage though.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/SU-Carburettor ... s=su+carbs


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Re: Oaksey's XJ6

Post by 1949bug » Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:19 am

Oaksey wrote:They'll be the ones I'll probably use. I've used them a few times and have been pleased.
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Re: Oaksey's XJ6

Post by DarrylWebb » Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:51 pm

You've exhausted Reliant models so you've moved to another marque? There's just no stopping you :D


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Re: Oaksey's XJ6

Post by Oaksey » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:20 pm

Definitely, I'm also finding that Scimitars are so basic and simple to work on compared to a lot of stuff I do now, that there's no sense of challenge with them. There certainly is with a Series 1 XJ. I've been tempted by a lot of other Jags for sale since too but I think the next on the list is another Reliant, albeit not a Scimitar :)

I don't think I've really done much with the Jag since the last update. I've not bothered with the carbs as the car will be laid up soon. I revealed the rear window and removed all the boot and rear seat trim to dry it all out thoroughly. Of course, there was no rust anywhere :)
The paint is annoying me now so it looks like it'll be having paint of some kind. Whether it has the bonnet and boot done, or a complete strip down and a full respray I'm not sure yet

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Re: Oaksey's XJ6

Post by scimjim » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:22 pm

How about injection on the Jag? There's an e-type being converted on retro-rides or locostbuilders IIRC :-)


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Re: Oaksey's XJ6

Post by Oaksey » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:46 pm

I'd be tempted if the car wasn't so original. It's things like this that make me wonder if I should sell this one and buy a nice 4.2 that I wouldn't feel so bad about changing


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Re: Oaksey's XJ6

Post by philhoward » Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:23 pm

I understand the quandary - with No.1, I was loathed to change anything for fear of losing that originality.

With than mileage, originality and condition I'd be making enquiries if anyone fancies a part exchange deal with a slightly non-original 4.2? - ones in that condition don't grow on trees. Now the killer - leave the original paint or respray and lose originality?... :w


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Re: Oaksey's XJ6

Post by greeny » Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:31 pm

Don't re paint it!!!!! Keep it original!!


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Re: Oaksey's XJ6

Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:34 pm

I thought it had already had a respray?


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Re: Oaksey's XJ6

Post by Oaksey » Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:00 pm

I'd thought about a deal with a 4.2 but there isn't really a community of owners.

Correct, it's already been painted once, straight on top of the original paint so I wouldn't loose any more originality but it would involve going back down to bare metal.

There's a lot of other stuff I want to do to make it good enough so it'll be having both subframes dropped, engine out etc and it should be ready for next spring which may be the time to sell


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Re: Oaksey's XJ6

Post by *JP* » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:14 pm

Oaksey wrote:I'd thought about a deal with a 4.2 but there isn't really a community of owners.

Correct, it's already been painted once, straight on top of the original paint so I wouldn't loose any more originality but it would involve going back down to bare metal.

There's a lot of other stuff I want to do to make it good enough so it'll be having both subframes dropped, engine out etc and it should be ready for next spring which may be the time to sell
The only old Jag "community" of substance is,of course,the E type one,and I assume your pockets are not yet deep enough to participate there!
I think you are thinking in the right direction with the XJ in improving it but keeping it original and then moving it on next year at,hopefully,a decent profit.
If you are looking for an alternative old car marque to be proud of with a good community I wouldn't look any further than Lotus.
At entry level there's the Excel and the Elan M100,and then a move up to an Esprit is possible because there are still some affordable projects about.
Lotuses demand more care and maintenance than other makes but they reward you with a great driving experience,I only have happy memories of the ones I had despite their issues...which were always fun to resolve,because,as enthusiasts,that's what we're here for... :)



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Re: Oaksey's XJ6

Post by ScimmyMike » Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:14 pm

Nice to see you wanting to keep it as original as possible for a change Josh, good on you


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