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Hi guys!

I am an old Jaguar fanatic that had to dispose of his favorite "man-toys" due to difficult circumstances, but now that I am retired, I am looking at a couple of nice "Classic" Jaguars to own, I thought I might join you-all to make sure that I am not as crazy as some might think.
Until I close the deal on the Jag of my choice, I am finding this a fun place to relax and share my experience and knowledge with others in the meantime.
I have to admit, my first choice to drive at the time was my '67 XKE, which I was obliged to service (I was able to do almost all the maintenance/repair work myself) from "bumper-to-bumper".
My list of things done on the I-6 Jag's includes:
  1. Brakes
  2. Cooling systems, extensive mod's necessary for So Cal summers.
  3. Rear drive train, including u-joints and differential replacement.
  4. Hydraulic clutch
  5. Replacing the MK X's oil pump after the factory installed con rod bearing cap nut cotters all shattered off and jammed it, stopping the distributor and thus saving the engine from severe damage.
  6. The routine upper timing chain manual tensioning using the special tool the repair manual instructed as to how to make. Feel free to ask about my 18mm 1/2" socket.
  7. Of course, shimming the valves to re-set their clearance.
  8. Learning the factory procedure of setting the three S.U's with a piece of heater hose and a screw-driver.
 

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Welcome aboard Tom.
 
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Welcome aboard. Good to have an older seasoned pro.
 
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Hello, Tom,
You/ll learn a TON in here!
Welcome to the forums from ElinorB.
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Welcome to the forums 67ECoupe,

I can see you've already found your way to the E-Type forum so there's no need for a link to it from me. The 'HOW TO' thread at the top is a good place to start for information on regular issues.

You can also visit the US Southern Midwest Region forum by following this link https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/u...rn-midwest-67/ to find other members in your region.

Enjoy the forums.

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Welcome to Jaguar Forums Tom,

Good to have you with us.
Enjoy the forum.

If you haven't done so already you should add your car details to your signature to help others to help you.
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welcome to the forum - enjoy!!!
 
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by GGG View Post

Welcome to the forums 67ECoupe,

I can see you've already found your way to the E-Type forum so there's no need for a link to it from me. The 'HOW TO' thread at the top is a good place to start for information on regular issues.

You can also visit the US Southern Midwest Region forum by following this link https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/u...rn-midwest-67/ to find other members in your region.

Enjoy the forums.

Graham
Thanks for the link, but as it it stands at this time, this forum has no current activity in my region.
In fact it appears that the local Jaguar owners club that is listed on another website for my district no longer exists!
When I checked with friends of mine in the area, I am told about this and that guy that used to own a classic Jaguar but now they have all gone to SUV's and trucks.
I attribute it to the regional monopoly of NAPA auto parts stores and a marginal dealership that caters to new car owners and does not have an actual history of seriously servicing the classics, which was one reason so many owners finally gave up on any older models that need any service requiring more skill then reading a modern diagnostic gadget.

That actually was my main reason for joining this forum, that is, being able to connect with those who are left who do enjoy the challenge and pleasure of owning and operating a truly iconic example of automotive engineering and appreciating the time it takes to properly maintain them.
 
 
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