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03-07-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By Jon Frey

Well since I am a master woodworker with...

Well since I am a master woodworker with restoration houses, and my race cars had aluminum riveted trim, and my Jaguars all had wood,...
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03-07-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 861
Posted By Jon Frey

Steve After 10 + years of racing ...and three...

Steve
After 10 + years of racing ...and three fires. 1: hit the belt release button 2: Hit the fire extinguisher top 3: bail the F out the window.
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02-08-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By Jon Frey

Formula I 2000 to 2004 Cosworths: V-10s A...

Formula I
2000 to 2004
Cosworths: V-10s
A number of different drivers: DNF'd over 50% of the time
Last season (2004) was an R-5 with Mark Webber driving
Not a particularly good campaign with...
02-07-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,027
Posted By Jon Frey

Ok...you bought an XJS. My 1st, a 1977 new off...

Ok...you bought an XJS. My 1st, a 1977 new off the floor cost $1,800.00 in repairs by the time I reached Colorado Springs (from Kansas City). Jaguar reimbursed me for each event. Drove her 300,000...
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02-07-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By Jon Frey

Jaguar Racing Heritage

24 Hour LeMans
1951 XK 120 Walker Racing
1953 C Type Jaguar Factory
1955 D Type Jaguar Factory
1956 D Type Ecosse
1957 D Type Ecosse
1988 XJR Silk Cut (Walkinshaw after Tullius Group 44) Twin...
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02-06-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 861
Posted By Jon Frey

Carbon Fiber...For Weight...Or For Looks?

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Here's a nice little comparison of using carbon fiber molded to save...
01-31-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,713
Posted By Jon Frey

What really is so funny is that I started with a...

What really is so funny is that I started with a new 1977 XJS right off the showroom floor and went through 300,000 miles, a serious accident, a distributor cap bouncing up and down (and still...
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01-31-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Jon Frey

Zanardi chose not to wear prosthetics and as a...

Zanardi chose not to wear prosthetics and as a result everything had to be hand operated. Amazing! I raced in SCCA with a guy who used them, but all he could do was whack the throttle or clutch...
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01-28-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Jon Frey

Sponsorship was so tough that even when you had...

Sponsorship was so tough that even when you had one, you were never sure the check would be in the mail. Roush Racing was huge. Jack was in the Gnassi Pit box during this one. His son now runs the...
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01-27-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Jon Frey

Great Pics Highhorse! You spent a lot of time...

Great Pics Highhorse!
You spent a lot of time getting those posted. Super representation.
Race Stewards/Officials can be like NFL Ref's sometimes. Biased and arbitrary decisions based on personal...
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01-27-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Jon Frey

Thanks Highhorse: When you can't see 2 feet in...

Thanks Highhorse:
When you can't see 2 feet in front of you and are basically out of control, it really isn't much fun. I got caught a few times with no rain tires and trying to get around a wet...
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01-26-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Jon Frey

2019 Rolex 24 (Daytona)

Corrected Typo: 2019 Rolex 24
NBCSN: 2:00 EST Sat: NBCSN:11:00 EST Sun: On Spectrum: #55
No Jaguars entered
Classes: Drivers must be FIA Ranked Gold..Silver...or Bronze to participate in...
01-26-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,267
Posted By Jon Frey

"Starting at 14psi tells me you are into drag...

"Starting at 14psi tells me you are into drag events. Drag tires barely touch the same physics required of a performance automotive tire."

Never Drag raced in my life. Road raced in SCCA, IMSA,...
01-25-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By Jon Frey

I love these Forums and no one is right or wrong...

I love these Forums and no one is right or wrong with this amazing car. One of my best memories was winning the Peoples Choice Award at the Concourse D'e Elegance on the Country Club Plaza in 1988....
01-25-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By Jon Frey

Just an FYI: If you are changing over oil and/or...

Just an FYI: If you are changing over oil and/or brake fluid, make sure to completely evac the system before you change over to synthetic.
01-25-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,267
Posted By Jon Frey

Tire pressures??? Why are you all worrying so...

Tire pressures??? Why are you all worrying so much about tire pressure? God, we started at 14 on the track and it blew to 34 when they heated. We put bleeders on to keep the pressure at 33, then we...
01-25-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By Jon Frey

Ah.Reminds me of when we took the race car to...

Ah.Reminds me of when we took the race car to club events and the "purists" would try to get me banned from the club.Oh well.
Every day's a holiday...and every night's a Saturday night....
01-25-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,818
Posted By Jon Frey

Tonneau

Here's the Mina one (pic). They just raised it from $400.00 to about $700.00 plus shipping. I built a form that fits in the leather OEM to even the sides up but have been considering doing either a...
01-24-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,713
Posted By Jon Frey

Thank you 80's. Always helpful to have an expert...

Thank you 80's. Always helpful to have an expert opinion and explanation. I will certainly consult with my broker before buying another street car.
Every day's a holiday and every night's a...
01-24-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,713
Posted By Jon Frey

PS You do know you're on the XK/XKR (X150)...

PS
You do know you're on the XK/XKR (X150) forum, right? Yours is an XK8/XKR (X100).[/QUOTE]
I honestly don't know why we are differentiating between the XKR x100 and the XKR x150. I suppose we...
01-24-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By Jon Frey

XKR/XK8 Tonneau Cover

Mina has a fairly nice 2 piece fiberglass tonneau cover that looks pretty good, but they just raised the price from an already high $499.00 to almost $700.00 plus shipping. Mina is also slow to ship....
01-24-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,316
Posted By Jon Frey

Put 300,000 on my 1977 XJS then drove a 1985 for...

Put 300,000 on my 1977 XJS then drove a 1985 for a few years. Current is an XKR Convertible. Any XJS earlier than 2000 had several issues with over-heating (dropped valves), electronics, etc. (if you...
01-24-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 966
Posted By Jon Frey

Stray cat Racing

Purpose built (from stock) XJS GT-1, Super Production. Raced the car about 10 years.Started with a stock 1977 XJS, Two months of tearing the car down, gutting it and getting a custom built rear end,...
01-23-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,713
Posted By Jon Frey

Post deleted by poster.Not pertinent to the...

Post deleted by poster.Not pertinent to the discussion
01-23-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,267
Posted By Jon Frey

Plasti Dip: Put 3-4 layers on and if you don't...

Plasti Dip: Put 3-4 layers on and if you don't like it or want to change it just peel it off. I love the stuff....
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