Finished welding up the newly fabricated RH sill today and checking all the alignment with the mounting bracket holes. Reused the old bracket which mounts the front of the sill to the chassis as it was in good condition. Not the easiest job,getting everything to line up correctly, lots of swearing involved. Also painted up the new sill and the repaired door hinge boxes and arms, all now have fully removable pins so they can easily be removed in the future without having to remove the front… Continue
Added by David Else on November 28, 2009 at 9:53pm —
Finally got around tuit... Jaguar blog
Still looking for a name.
Added by Paul O. Harder on November 28, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Well written article on the Jaguar XK 120. Click here for the XK 120 ARTICLE.
Written by Aaron Severson the same author who wrote the E-TYPE ARTICLE
in this Blog.
Added by Rafe Saber on November 28, 2009 at 7:00am —
WOW that should be interesting to see. Full article HERE
Added by Rafe Saber on November 28, 2009 at 12:32am —
About a dozen XK/E-Type Jaguars were stolen around the world between 2008 and 2009. Track them on my GOOGLE JAG MAP
. Imagine an ex-wife out of spite stealing her husband's 15 year E-Type restoration project and trying to sell it on eBay.
I'm wondering if there is anyway that Philip Porter or Terry McGrath through their contacts might be able to get the full "builder's plate" information from the J(D)HT so that they… Continue
Added by Rafe Saber on November 27, 2009 at 3:00pm —
XK150 DHC, RHD, 3.4 litre, manual, SE (it has Special Equipment, but is not an 'S')
Chassis # S827114
Registration: VLO 702 (since new)
Colour: Old English White with black soft top and red interior including rare Reutter seats (an original optional extra, very rare). Owner name is Ewan Pearson. Full article HERE
I've just added it to my… Continue
Added by Rafe Saber on November 26, 2009 at 3:30pm —
McNabb Report 8:
Paul McNabb is a a world renown author/writer of articles related to vintage Jaguars. Recently he just wrote a murder mystery book titled "The Jaguar Conspiracy". Paul is also the owner of a gorgeous XK 150 DHC fondly nicknamed Lucille. He has very generously agreed to share some of his articles with us
Several months ago a friend from the local vintage sports car club, Wayne Shalagan, invited me and my wife Cathy to a car rally in British Columbia… Continue
Added by Rafe Saber on November 25, 2009 at 4:00pm —
Very well written article. Well worth taking the time to read this E-TYPE ARTICLE
Added by Rafe Saber on November 25, 2009 at 1:31pm —
I have 6 XK's
XK120 roadster 660851 supercharged since 1952
XK120 DHC 660247 regular use
XK140 FHC S804502 full C type motor and 2 inch SU's since new great early race history
XK140 roadster lhd MC overdrive car
XK150 FHC S824021 the factory prototype "S" built specifically for the 1957 tour de france rally and noted in factory records as a "Tour de France" model. Was used by myself and wife from 1984 to 1994 as a normal family car day to day use.
XK150 roadster… Continue
Added by terry mcgrath on November 22, 2009 at 6:32pm —
Removed Torsion bar and finished stripping the RH chassis rail of paint and treated with metal conditioner prior to giving it a coat of POR15 anti rust paint. When fully dry I will be spray painting 2 coats of black enamel over the the POR15. The overhauled suspension components can then be reinstalled.
Added by David Else on November 21, 2009 at 10:30pm —
The GOOGLE JAGUAR WORLD MAP
happens to be my favorite Jaguar project. It shows the location of XK/E-Type Jaguars all around the world. The purpose of the Google Jag Map is not limited to simply point out their location. The MAIN purpose of the Map is that it almost instantaneously broadcasts a type of "All Police Bulletin" for any/all stolen Jaguars if and whenever one of them get stolen.
IF EVER ONE OF THESE… Continue
Added by Rafe Saber on November 21, 2009 at 2:39pm —
The LH side of the car is now virtually finished, the front wing is back in position and held with pop rivets temporarily and will be rewelded when final gap alignment is complete. Remade all the bottom section of the RH Cowl support structure and welded it into place, also replaced the bottom footwell panel of the RH firewall which had a hole in it and was a bit rusted. The new RH sill is half made. Going to repaint the front of the RH chassis today in preparation for remounting the suspension… Continue
Added by David Else on November 21, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Tuesday visited my Jag in the shop. Ready to go to the painters on Wednesday, but left Florida for San Diego so I do not know what the current status is. I took some pictures, but have not had the time to upload and update my blog.
I really need to do that, as there were some political problems hanging up progress on my project. Details to follow in my blog.
Added by Paul O. Harder on November 20, 2009 at 10:05pm —
Welcome Facebook and new Web Members to this new Jaguar Social Networks (JSN) with enhanced Privacy and Security. JSN was especially created to group together all Jaguar car enthusiasts from around the world who own a XK 120/140/150, E-Type or pre-1965 Saloons. The sole purpose of JSN is the free sharing of information between Members. Membership is FREE.
- Security on this JSN site is a 1000% better than that on Facebook. At the front end (during…
Added by Rafe Saber on November 20, 2009 at 12:45pm —