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Oaksey's XJ6

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:18 pm
by philhoward
Surely this will be the best 2.8 S1 XJ6 out there when complete?

Oaksey's XJ6

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:23 pm
by Terry H
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
Regards Terry H
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Oaksey's XJ6

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:36 pm
by Oaksey
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 :)

Oaksey's XJ6

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:37 pm
by scimjim
Looking good :D

Oaksey's XJ6

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:02 pm
by *JP*
Is the colour "Jaguar Light Blue" ?

Oaksey's XJ6

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:51 am
by Oaksey
Yes

Oaksey's XJ6

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:18 am
by *JP*
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!

Oaksey's XJ6

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:01 pm
by Oaksey
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.

Oaksey's XJ6

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:41 pm
by Oaksey
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Oaksey's XJ6

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:11 pm
by *JP*
Very nice...and I can't help but think what this would be like fitted to your S6 Coupe :)

Not that you would,of course,but perhaps these "small block" Jag engines are not too heavy?

Oaksey's XJ6

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:18 am
by Oaksey
I'd say there's little difference when they're both complete as there's a lot more gubbins with the XK engines. Now a 4.7 ally block XK in a coupe would be nice 8)

Oaksey's XJ6

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:10 pm
by *JP*
Just testing my Jag knowledge,and I'm probably wrong,but are those two alloy lifting hooks under the head nuts from an earlier period?

Oaksey's XJ6

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:14 pm
by Oaksey
No, they're original to S1 XJ6 too. If it's on this car, it's as it was built ;)

Oaksey's XJ6

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:14 pm
by *JP*
Oaksey wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:14 pm
No, they're original to S1 XJ6 too. If it's on this car, it's as it was built ;)
OK,I'm probably thinking of the XJ S2 which I think had more utilitarian steel lifting brackets

Oaksey's XJ6

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:37 pm
by RonH
Oaksey wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:55 pm
It went for paint today (24/02/18)
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So Josh did you take it to Ryan from SJP Autos for paint?