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Jose the MK2 had AC well before the 'S' but perhaps the reason for such detail is the IRS on the 'S' required more careful routing than the MK2. The pics GR posted of the very late standard XK150 (circa 1960) show how far the program had come. We will try to provide a clear scan of the original 1956 Hickman document soonest.
 
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What I would like to know is if Artic Kar licensed their technology to Delaney Gallay as AK seem to have done much of the development. There are holes the size of a barn door in the Jaguar A/C story & I would suspect they are very difficult holes to fill due to Jaguar's poor record keeping and/or destruction of records, seen at the time as unimportant, by the likes of British Leyland.
 
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Was informed of this thread so as the primary on the AC guide I would ask exactly what 'holes' we would like researched. The guide was written for one purpose and never as a history. What was published represents less than 1% of the holdings of JCNA and the Coventry Foundation. So a nice list would work well. I have always found that questions could be answered with direct documents if the question was known.

The license question is interesting but until the systems were forward mounted I am not sure what could be covered. Many parts were off the shelf so there would be the routing and brackets. I will look but suspect there were agreements between AK and Jaguar both UK and Western Zone at first but the period 1971-to 87 is interesting.


That said the car AC pictured is my son's US market 340 (large bumper with MK2 vin sequence). The AC system on it is very original with the exception of the bifurcated high/low pressure hose to the evaporator. Perhaps that technology will re-appear at some time but did not exist -or could not be sourced) when his original developed a flaw.
 
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George ~ My comment is not criticism. It is an observation. You produced the JCNA document for a specific purpose. I would like to read a properly researched & definitive history of aircon in SS/Jaguar cars from inception to approx 1970. I have no interest thereafter. Others will have differing interests. I do not expect you to write it. I will pose any specific questions I might have when & if they arise.

I am fairly confident that certain S Types were fitted with Artic Kar units for Thailand, Singapore & Hong Kong by Browns Lane. There might well be a good reason for this that I don't know or understand. I seldom accept conventional wisdom. It is frequently found to be wrong or imprecise. I don't mind being proven wrong either because then I learn. Mission accomplished.

I have an inquiring mind.

In the 60's Delaney Gallay made everything from Mk1 Ford Cortina heaters to radiators & seat belts etc.
 

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I also do not accept conventional "wisdom" which is often conventional rumor or perpetuated false belief. I am sure there were AC cars dispatched to those areas (I live in one) sub tropical. The only truly unique item on these cars is the 'chair' condenser. The rest is as you said off the shelf. The rear outlets were even generic to many models. Those 'S' types with the risers off of the C post may have been special to fit the shape but I have not seen a set in good enough condition to tell. They were very thin and so it is possible they could be shaped to fit several cars.
 
 
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