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What did you do to or buy for your XJ-S/XJS today?

 
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Old 10-07-2014, 12:50 AM
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Took my intakes and coil tower in for some bead bladting. Should look better than new when done...
 
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Old 10-07-2014, 06:00 AM
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Picked the intakes up... They look great! Shame I can't upload from my tablet... I'll do so at home instead

Nice and shiny engine: here I come!
 
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Old 10-19-2014, 06:44 AM
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What did I do today? I cleaned inside the intakes. All grime, oil and dust rests have been removed. They are now probably cleaner inside than from factory!





 
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Old 10-19-2014, 07:14 AM
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Looks good.

I got new spark plugs. Not as exciting. But if they get rid of the backfire on acceleration, that will be exciting.
 
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What did I do today? I cleaned inside the intakes. All grime, oil and dust rests have been removed.
Wow Daim, are we looking at an extraordinarily clean part or is it painted silver? If its the former, please share your preferred cleaning supplies and technique.

As for me, I ordered some LEDs for the panel lights on my XJ12. It would be nice to actually see the instruments at night
 
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Old 10-19-2014, 10:35 AM
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Wow Daim, are we looking at an extraordinarily clean part or is it painted silver? If its the former, please share your preferred cleaning supplies and technique.

As for me, I ordered some LEDs for the panel lights on my XJ12. It would be nice to actually see the instruments at night
The parts are sand and bead blasted That is why they shine so well
 
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i installed LED lights to the fibre optic unit, the gear selector illumination and the cigar lighter

looks great even in daylight , lol

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Old 10-23-2014, 12:33 PM
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Started to rebuild the intakes today...:








More under: https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/x...4/#post1085396
 
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:47 PM
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I removed cat's and resonators.
 
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I bought the driver manuals for my car. Now I need to purchase a repair manual. Any suggestions?
 

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Old 10-25-2014, 10:59 AM
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Putting the engine back together again!

This is the "nearly equal stage in taking to pieces" before:


And this is the same stage assembling again:


I hope people now understand why I decided to go so far
 
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Old 10-25-2014, 11:59 AM
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I put 45psi in tires, topped it up with V power gas / jug fuel storage stabilizer, laid four plates of mothballs, two on engine/ one in cab/one trunk. disconnected battery and covered. No more got done when it started snowing. She has gone into hibernation for the winter and I will miss her terribly.
 
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Old 10-25-2014, 12:28 PM
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I just received a bunch of little odds and ends from Terry's jag

New oem TWR power window and convertible top switches (the after market ones are garbage)

New sport mode switch for the transmission panel

All the OEM hardware to install my new undertray and new brake ducts (got the new brake ducts a month ago from Terry's Jag too)

The color filament that goes underneath the PDNR12

From Paul's Jaguar I got an allegedly "new and improved" bezel to hold down the switches I got from Terry's Jag

And from ebay I got a new wiring harness for the rear fog and back-up lamps. I ruined mine when I changed a bulb.
 
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Originally Posted by Daim View Post
Putting the engine back together again!

This is the "nearly equal stage in taking to pieces" before:


And this is the same stage assembling again:


I hope people now understand why I decided to go so far
Diam, you do realize that bare aluminum will corrode quickly and turn dull.
been there done that many times.

also wish i could show the inside of my manifolds and plenums, completly polished and smoothed out internally, called abrasive machining/extrude honed.
 
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Old 10-26-2014, 03:53 AM
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According to my blaster, a bead blasted part is less likely to fade and corrode than a sandblasted piece. Mine were bead blasted and are fine. The water rail parts too and they have had loads of water on and in them and no problems at all. They'll go dirty sometime but that is it
 
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diam, my personal experience is, in winter, condensation forming from moisture from setting in a humid climate .

of course a dry heated garage could help, so now i spray a little WD40 on bare surface.
 
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:43 AM
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bought
case of oil filters
rotor for dist. ( found a great deal 28.00)
74C themostats (165 F) (have not installed them... I thought they would be good for after driving shut down with the 14" fan)

ordered
tire valve stem caps...
14" 2800 cfm fan

need
dist cap, gasket, air filter...

would like
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee I6 coil pack...(x2) and make them work on the V12
 
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Pretty much finished removing the old interior from my '95 for the replacement interior. Some of the original oatmeal leather I can re-dye and reuse but most will be new, along with new carpets and wood (Carpathian elm burl?) and a slightly darker carpet, cinnamon replacing the original mink.
Then new paint and convertible top. My car is ice blue mica metallic, however, I was looking at a gorgeous '65 E Type this weekend that was opalescent silver blue (slightly darker than ice blue). So...will it be the original ice blue or opalescent silver blue?
 
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:44 PM
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I spent some time trying to figure out a way to get the convert roof to work w/o bypassing to much of the orig harness. Trying to find 235 60r 15 tires.
 
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