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320touring 12-20-2014 06:16 PM

whoops...what have I done? XJ40 pics on P2!
 
Been so good with my wee polo, but slipped somewhat and bought another car..

Can anyone guess what it is?
http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/...ps58997951.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/...ps28cc7d48.jpg

gone-ot 12-20-2014 06:48 PM

It's a metallic RED car!

320touring 12-20-2014 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Old Tele man (Post 460747)
It's a metallic RED car!

Good work:)

Any idea on make or model?

UltArc 12-20-2014 07:00 PM

VW Polo.

320touring 12-20-2014 07:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UltArc (Post 460749)
VW Polo.

Not quite..

Think less Germanic

UltArc 12-20-2014 08:38 PM

Ford Fiesta!

freebeard 12-20-2014 09:56 PM

Ford F-150.

320touring 12-21-2014 01:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UltArc (Post 460756)
Ford Fiesta!

Other end of the scale..

Quote:

Originally Posted by freebeard (Post 460763)
Ford F-150.

Not so much "pick me up" as "waft me along":)

You should be able to guess from this pic..


http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/...psfb0e67de.jpg

320touring 12-21-2014 04:56 PM

A huge clue..

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/...ps4eba7316.jpg

320touring 12-21-2014 06:28 PM

Full details here:

https://fuguttycars.wordpress.com/20...o-good-for-me/

Cobb 12-21-2014 06:38 PM

2 rear view mirrors and a container of water absorbing crystals? Audi?

320touring 12-22-2014 01:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cobb (Post 460857)
2 rear view mirrors and a container of water absorbing crystals? Audi?

I'da thunk the jaguar enthusiasts club sticker in the window would have been a hint;)

Think more wafty and old school than an audi..

Or have a look at my blog thread to find out whit it is

cowmeat 12-22-2014 01:32 PM

looks a lot like the interior and fuel filler cap of my old 1989 xj6, so I'd say 1988 thru 1994 xj6? Hopefully 1991 or after, or you'll have to deal with all the HSMO nightmare.

Lol on the second rear view mirror though, mine only had the one


***edit***

I followed the link to your site and yup, it's an XJ6.
I had an 89 Vanden Plas and then a 90 Sovereign. I took the fuel system from my 89 and dropped it into the Sovereign, and then took the double round lights from the Vanden Plas and swapped them onto the Sovereign to replace those big square Volvo-looking lights.

I still miss my Jags like crazy other than:

#1 - My Vanden Plas ate HSMO like it was going out of style, and the whole car seemed to run on it. Since it leaked, the brakes, rear shocks and power steering were never quite functioning correctly, so I looked for a second Jag.
#2 - I found the Sovereign on CL, and it was beautiful inside and out. The owners couldn't get it started, so I got it for a grand. Swapped the fuel system and the lights off the Vanden Plas and it fired up. Found out at that point it was stuck in "limp home mode", so I drove it for 27,000 miles in third gear! Pulling away from a light, it was slower than my Insight. At highway speed, that straight six was doing like 3500 rpms, but I never did kill it.

I did love those quirky Jags, though. The Brits knew how to finish off a car to make it luxurious, but they sure didn't know how to make the electronics work!

Cobb 12-22-2014 06:46 PM

Jag-gu-lar? :D J Lucas basically ruined that car for the US market with his invention of the short circuit, intermittent wipers, self dimming lamps, just to name a few. Better get a bottle of wire harness replacement smoke. :thumbup:

http://www.mez.co.uk/smoke2.jpg

320touring 12-22-2014 06:55 PM

Lucas smoke adds an air of authenticity to the car;)

better than French electrics anyways..

Cowmeat- sounds like you had a real liking for these- they are great cars- much more Exclusive and special than the offerings from BMW/Merc et al of the same era

cowmeat 12-23-2014 05:40 AM

Quote:

Cowmeat- sounds like you had a real liking for these- they are great cars- much more Exclusive and special than the offerings from BMW/Merc et al of the same era
Yeah, it was more like a love/hate relationship. Like one of my exes, she was smoking hot so I put up with her craziness for a while!

Loved the leather & wood-finished interior, hated that the windows only rolled down randomly, and the doors only opened from the inside.
Loved the solid smooth ride, hated that the rear always sagged like a Kentucky moonshiner from lack of HSMO fluid in the self-leveling unit
Loved the long, low lines, hated that the dash scrolled every problem with the car while I was driving.
Loved the stainless steel trim instead of cheap chrome, hated the insane hammering noise from riding with the windows up but the sunroof open
Loved the entire look of the car, hated the OEM rims and loud Michelin tires.
Loved the single wiper. Hated that it worked randomly so I had to Rain-X all the time
Loved the smooth power of the 4.0 straight 6 and the J shifter, hated that it was stuck in third gear it's whole life and the shifter was useless. . . . . You get the picture.

Would I buy another one? Absolutely! :thumbup:

dirtydave 12-23-2014 08:11 AM

It sounds like a fun car!

320touring 12-27-2014 06:29 PM

A Few pictures in the daylight:

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/...psd2e4dad2.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9f986c99.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/...ps081a43e9.jpg

The_Jed 12-27-2014 08:29 PM

I've always been simultaneously attracted to and frightened by those cars.

Haven't had the sack to buy one yet, though, despite their ridiculously cheap prices.

Nice score!

320touring 12-27-2014 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The_Jed (Post 461507)
I've always been simultaneously attracted to and frightened by those cars.

Haven't had the sack to buy one yet, though, despite their ridiculously cheap prices.

Nice score!

Most of the parts are shared with other cars and it looks like thenparts availability (both dealer and aftermarket) are bloody good.

Got to be worth a punt;)

mcrews 12-28-2014 10:28 AM

I had a 1999 vanden plas with about 80k on it. Loved that car!!! It was a little tight. I'm 6'3" and 245. Finally sold it at 120k miles. Never had any problems... And everything worked!

cowmeat 12-28-2014 11:40 AM

I was seriously considering getting another one earlier this year before I bought Turtle, and I test drove a beautiful black/tan 1991 Vanden Plas. On that particular car I couldn't find one thing that was non-functioning, and I could have gotten it for 1500 bucks, but there was that 16.5 lifetime mpg staring at me that I just couldn't ignore, so I regrettably had to pass on it . . . . .

Arragonis 12-31-2014 03:51 PM

Nooooooooo....

If you are going to buy a 90s Jag with the 4.0 AJ6 is has to be an XJS.

Or if you must have a '40 then a povvo spec 2.9 with the manual box.

I was shown a mint Rover 820 the other day - thats a Rover 820 - no e or i.

320touring 12-31-2014 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arragonis (Post 461927)
Nooooooooo....

If you are going to buy a 90s Jag with the 4.0 AJ6 is has to be an XJS.

Or if you must have a '40 then a povvo spec 2.9 with the manual box.

I was shown a mint Rover 820 the other day - thats a Rover 820 - no e or i.


Xjs needs to be the 5.3:)

Rovers are not worth the hassle!

Arragonis 01-03-2015 05:24 PM

An XJ-S or an XJS ? ;) The 4.0 is better IMHO, and has a manual option (rare).

The Rover was a timewarp - they need to be preserved no matter what model. I found an old test of the 820 (no i/e) - wow what a really carp car, slower and thirstier and less goodies.

I'd rather have a Rover 2000 SD1 please.

320touring 01-10-2015 07:05 PM

Got a bit of time to play on the xj40 today- and got the brakes sorted- so its edging closer to being used:)

full details in the blog below! (xj40.com gets a sneaky mention!) :D

https://fuguttycars....ng-the-big-cat/

Brit 01-13-2015 12:01 PM

Awright, it's Matt (MLC) from the beige forum here. Didn't realise you were a fellow Scotsman!

320touring 01-13-2015 05:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brit (Post 463433)
Awright, it's Matt (MLC) from the beige forum here. Didn't realise you were a fellow Scotsman!

Indeed ahm ur:)

Welcome. This lot are good, although yheir gallons are small;)

320touring 01-14-2015 03:15 PM

I appear to have had a knock on affect on my Brother..

Read all about his big barge Daimler collection here:

https://fuguttycars.wordpress.com/2015/01/14/355/

Arragonis 01-18-2015 01:28 PM

Welcome both to the world of thirsty barges :D and obviously it is a trend now, I blame the weather, or sunspots, or Thatcher, or something like that :D

Was the Rover 3500 an S ? There is a guy on our road who still runs a C15 for work (alongside a '14 plate M5 for fun).

We do the J5 M74 thing too when coming back from the civlised world to our colony in Embra, J5 then the A725 and the M8 - which is always full in the 'overtaking' lane and empty to the left ;)

What do you think your thirst was on that trip ? 30 would be about 23 litres or roughly 4.5 Gallons ? I've had a best instrument MPG of 39 and a best tank to tank of 37, but I don't do 60 ;)

I'll have to drag Hermann over to the unit if you still have it - do you have a lift ?

I'm likely to be keeping him for various reasons (must update his thread) and would like to check for rot and perhaps apply some appropriate lotions and creams - aka POR and/or Waxoyl.

320touring 01-18-2015 07:20 PM

Got a chance to play with my Brother's Daimler- gave it a bloody good clean!

https://fuguttycars.wordpress.com/20...hem-good-pt-2/

320touring 01-19-2015 07:04 PM

Passed 4000 views on the old blog today:)



Last two days have seen over 400 a day! almost as if folks think its ok..
didnt think I'd ever get that far when I started oot

320touring 01-19-2015 07:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arragonis (Post 464305)
Welcome both to the world of thirsty barges :D and obviously it is a trend now, I blame the weather, or sunspots, or Thatcher, or something like that :D

I've bought apples at that cart afore, and I'm no cheating by using a diesel;)

Quote:

Was the Rover 3500 an S ? There is a guy on our road who still runs a C15 for work (alongside a '14 plate M5 for fun).

We do the J5 M74 thing too when coming back from the civlised world to our colony in Embra, J5 then the A725 and the M8 - which is always full in the 'overtaking' lane and empty to the left ;)
it was indeed an S- lovely old thing. the c15 was just so "Bof" it hurt

Quote:

What do you think your thirst was on that trip ? 30 would be about 23 litres or roughly 4.5 Gallons ? I've had a best instrument MPG of 39 and a best tank to tank of 37, but I don't do 60 ;)
The Polo did 53.86 mpg on the round trip, the Daimler pitched in at approx 27mpg according to the trip computer- not too shabby for being 2x the size of the polo (4Litre vs 1.9, and 1800kg vs 950ish)

Quote:

I'll have to drag Hermann over to the unit if you still have it - do you have a lift ?

I'm likely to be keeping him for various reasons (must update his thread) and would like to check for rot and perhaps apply some appropriate lotions and creams - aka POR and/or Waxoyl.
alas nae lift at the unit-and now I'm solely out west (both work and habitation) I'm rarely over- it just houses all my guff. A clear out is needed

320touring 01-27-2015 06:18 PM

Got this bugger insured today:)

Gave it the once over and topped up brake fluid after the brakes were bled.

ABS Light went out.

WIN

320touring 01-31-2015 06:50 PM

Here we are- had a rate guid clean on it today- now much nicer to be sat in:)

It'll likely be in heavy use at the start of the week for an away day or two.

https://fuguttycars.wordpress.com/20...-than-one-way/


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