XJ6 & XJ12 Series I, II & III 1968-1992

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Yes, I think that is just about it. I would add the circle for the clock as a raised round lip in the middle with a hole. I think it will look a bit funny as just a blank, but there would be room to add switches either side.
 
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Absolutely slick. My computer does work, sorta. it gets V8 data and produces gibberish. Clock is OK!!! I could insert a device to fix it. But, not likely...

Add a clock and a .compass as wella s an ambient thermometer. An ammeter would be neat.

Hmm 3d at the library...

OTH, my son has devices that can cut plastic and alloy as directed by a computer program. BIG CNC mills or much smaller version.
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Great news! According to Yellow series3, they fit. He'll be posting pictures shortly. I sent him two versions, mainly to test out different clip heights. One is really tight (good for preventing rattles) and the other is just tight enough. I'll redesign the clip length to be at the mid point of the two.
 
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Yes, they arrived today and it popped right in. Extremely high quality and very sturdy. Would be perfect for toggle switches, a clock, etc. I highly recommend it.

Our good friend David at everydayxj.com posted a write-up regarding how to remove the trip computer panel. Here is the link. I am replacing all my woodwork and following his instructions worked like a charm. The one thing I would add is put a towel over your ski slope and your radio so you don't scratch them. The panel is made out of sheet metal and has sharp edges.

Here are the photos.


 
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Also, the inside vertical dimension is 1-7/8" so if your going to mount a clock you don't want one with the back part of the clock greater than that.

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For those thinking about mounting a clock in this panel, I thought I would show you the Series 2 clock and also the really cool clock with Leaper logo that is in my 2007 Vanden Plas (I assume the standard XJ8 has there same).


 
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I like the clock with the leaper. Thatís a good looking one.
 
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A couple ideas of what you could mount in the trip computer panel other than a clock:

I had a car that had a marginal parking brake and more than once I drove off with the brake set. So I installed a bright LED indicator light in my line of sight so I couldn't miss it. The dash indicator lights on an XJ6 are very very dim so if something is really important and you want to know right now an additional and bright indicator light is a good idea.

Our beloved Delanaire Mk2 heating and air conditioning systems sometimes have a mind of their own. On my 79 I can leave it on automatic or I can use my three auxiliary toggle switches:

1) A switch that controls a small pneumatic solenoid valve that shuts off 100% of the hot water entering the cabin

2) A switch that controls the A/C compressor (normal Jaguar set up or completely off).

3) A switch that controls the fresh air entering the cabin. All fresh or all recirculate.

So on a beautiful day I can turn off all heat and air conditioning, run the fan and enjoy fresh air. In the summer time I leave the hot water switch in the off position so the A/C works better, etc.

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I wonder if the guts of this would fit? Swap the crappy clock for a Hobby one.
 
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Hi Neinz, are you going to post the file for the blank? I can't wait to try it out.
 
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Jeff - how does the switch shut off the hot water valve?
 
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The stock heater valve is open pretty much all the time so hot water is circulating through the coil. It is controlled by a pneumatic signal from the Delanaire system and closes on rare occasions (I forget why).

So you just disconnect and plug the pneumatic line from the Delanaire system and install a simple pneumatic solenoid valve actuated by 12v. The one I got was on Amazon and was about $10. It has a normally open port and a normally closed port.

I forget if the vacuum to heater valve opens it or closes it. Just start your car and pull the tube at the heater valve and you can quickly determine if vacuum opens it or closes it. I then just ran a new vacuum line from the engine into the appropriate port of the solenoid valve and from there to the valve. A toggle switch inside the car now provides full or no vacuum to the heater valve thus controlling it.

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Jeff - Way to go! Gotta do that to.
 
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Oh, me, I thought I was smart. He bested me in two ways !!

1. I installed a manual valve in the heater hose that does not go through the vacuum controlled valve. I term it summer/winter. Aye, I figured it would enable power venting sans AC, and no hot water in the heater matrix.

2. Not quite, as Jeff points out The vacuum valve can be open and thus hot water is in the matrix, but not circulated is the only change???.

Oh, well, it seems to work my way???

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@Yellowseries3

do you have the link or info on that solenoid valve? I really would love to stick one in on my xjs.
 
 
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