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Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-22-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1,210
Views: 104,421
Posted By Some Day, Some Day

Her Ladyship's paint on the roof (which was...

Her Ladyship's paint on the roof (which was clouding over in parts) and boot (in particular) was showing signs of badly ageing, so I got the roof and boot resprayed. Boot not quite dark enough, but...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-05-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,210
Views: 104,421
Posted By Some Day, Some Day

A very simple fix today--finally replaced the...

A very simple fix today--finally replaced the cruise control bush. On my last major road trip I had realised that the reason the cruise control didn't work was because the grommet holding the rod had...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-03-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,294
Posted By Some Day, Some Day

Yeah, bungee jumping should always be done in the...

Yeah, bungee jumping should always be done in the sun, not the shade....
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-02-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,294
Posted By Some Day, Some Day

Then Jaguar has a lawsuit on their hands, as...

Then Jaguar has a lawsuit on their hands, as their manual apparently tells you to tow that way.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-02-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,294
Posted By Some Day, Some Day

Presumably (hopefully) that's safe (more or less)...

Presumably (hopefully) that's safe (more or less) as the car has steering wheel locks when the key's out of the ignition.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-02-2019, 03:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,294
Posted By Some Day, Some Day

AA here in Japan, known as JAF (Japan Automobile...

AA here in Japan, known as JAF (Japan Automobile Federation) is 4,000 yen a year, 2,000 yen for family members. So for my wife and me, that's 44 quid, 55 USD. They'll only tow for free up to 15 km...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-02-2019, 01:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By Some Day, Some Day

It's good work, definitely. Understated, in...

It's good work, definitely. Understated, in keeping with its original design.
It's not something I would go for myself, however, as one thing I like about the standard design (until the later...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-23-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,577
Posted By Some Day, Some Day

I first started watching him when he did videos...

I first started watching him when he did videos about his own cars, like "Can you use a Ferrari as a daily driver?". Those were interesting. And his focus on the small features can be interesting....
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-23-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,577
Posted By Some Day, Some Day

I've often wondered the same thing. Mine's as...

I've often wondered the same thing. Mine's as normal as possible, and I don't want it to ride like a sports car at all--I want a luxurious cruiser. It corners very flat, very well--I have no idea...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-22-2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By Some Day, Some Day

That whole "Car of Black and White" thing you...

That whole "Car of Black and White" thing you have going there is pretty cool.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-22-2019, 02:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,222
Posted By Some Day, Some Day

Ain't that the truth. I paid a vastly...

Ain't that the truth. I paid a vastly over-inflated $70 for a replacement "XJS" from JagBits (an expensive place, as I have come to realise), attached it on Jan 1, 2017, and less than two years later...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-18-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 60,237
Posted By Some Day, Some Day

Saw this post on the forum front page this...

Saw this post on the forum front page this morning, and have just read through the entire thing before breakfast. At the start of the thread I was a bit worried that it might end up with a post along...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-17-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,172
Posted By Some Day, Some Day

This is a good read regarding the design process...

This is a good read regarding the design process of the XJS. It looks like the initial design was for a sharp-nosed car with pop-up headlights, but US bumper and light restrictions meant a radical...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-16-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,172
Posted By Some Day, Some Day

The quad headlamps are not original. Only...

The quad headlamps are not original. Only US-market. Because the Feds are/were bonkers.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-15-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 341
Posted By Some Day, Some Day

Comparison Review Between Early and Late XJS Cars

This might be of interest:

1975 Jaguar XJ-S 5.4 V12 vs. 1996 XJS 6.0-litre V12 (https://drive-my.com/en/test-drive/item/3024-1975-jaguar-xj-s-5-4-v12-vs-1996-xjs-6-0-litre-v12.html?limitstart=)
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-14-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By Some Day, Some Day

I suspect a fair amount of the price is all the...

I suspect a fair amount of the price is all the taxes or tariffs or whatever Oz charges. I know Japanese imports are (or at least were) much cheaper in NZ due to the lack of government autocracy.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-14-2019, 03:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By Some Day, Some Day

Good find, OB. I would have liked him to point...

Good find, OB. I would have liked him to point out more about the car as a car, as he tended to waffle a bit. Interesting to see that the steering wheel on his four litre appeared to have a vinyl...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-13-2019, 01:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,172
Posted By Some Day, Some Day

Saw that, wasn't impressed with the design. The...

Saw that, wasn't impressed with the design. The front grille normally curves in towards the bottom, and with the normal bumper, the curve ends there, with the rest essentially hidden underneath...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-02-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 681
Posted By Some Day, Some Day

I first came across Hoovie when I saw his early...

I first came across Hoovie when I saw his early video on his land yacht. Now he has a 1978 Cadillac Eldorado coupe, another of my dream cars--though ideally the 1976 [more horsepower] Eldorado...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-02-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 681
Posted By Some Day, Some Day

As to Bobby Ewing's car, wrong colour, but here...

As to Bobby Ewing's car, wrong colour, but here you go: MERCEDES_BENZ SL 380SL (http://www.goo-net-exchange.com/usedcars/MERCEDES_BENZ/SL/700070011130190131001/index.html)
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-02-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 681
Posted By Some Day, Some Day

Tyler Hoovie of Hoovie's Garage...

Tyler Hoovie of Hoovie's Garage (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdEczn3MVkx_4PnMZ10MVFA/videos) is an American car guy who buys the cheapest XXX he can find of all sorts of interesting cars (no...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-02-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 681
Posted By Some Day, Some Day

Admit it--you're Hoovie's British cousin, aren't...

Admit it--you're Hoovie's British cousin, aren't you OB?
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-24-2019, 02:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 746
Posted By Some Day, Some Day

A walk in the park...

A walk in the park (https://abcnews.go.com/US/hiker-killed-grizzly-bear-yellowstone-national-park/story?id=32965459) you say, OB? Well, there are walks and there are parks.... :icon_lol:

Lady Mary...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-23-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,435
Posted By Some Day, Some Day

Also, I've taken another look at your photos, and...

Also, I've taken another look at your photos, and while you appear to have tried to find an attractive location with a fountain, OB's right (on the other thread): emphasizes the "Miami Vice" glamour...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-22-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 746
Posted By Some Day, Some Day

Thanks everyone for all your advice, suggestions,...

Thanks everyone for all your advice, suggestions, and warnings. Much appreciated.

To narrow down the source, we had the car on a lift, the sort that lifts by the wheels rather than with supporting...
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