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Offline minidaz

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Re: My 1988 Jaguar XJ40 Sovereign 3.6
« Reply #30 on: 30, May, 2012 - 16:04:52 »
My first was a Ford Escort, classic 90's car  ;D
The lights had a mind of their own ... sometimes they'd all work, sometimes you'd only get full beam, sometimes nothing ..... it made driving at night entertaining.
The thing i'll always remember about it though, is that while taking a slow drive through Woburn Safari Park, i spun it in the lion enclosure, but luckily kept it on the road part  ;D   And shortly after that little incident, Woburn put a speed bump in on that particular corner.

The jag looks good though, and hopefully as you said, in a few years time, the insurance might have come down a bit for young drivers.

Although it's not just new drivers that get crazy prices. I've had classic cars for years - so classic car insurance, which means no no claims built up. When i was looking to get a 'new' car, even some of the quotes for a 1996 998cc Fiat Cinquecento were coming in at over £1000, and i'm 35  :o



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Re: My 1988 Jaguar XJ40 Sovereign 3.6
« Reply #31 on: 05, June, 2012 - 13:30:41 »
I had a go at some more spraying today, a little bit more around the rear screen and I re-did the bit I did last time.





It turned out a hell of a lot better than last time. Need to order more paint now...

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Re: My 1988 Jaguar XJ40 Sovereign 3.6
« Reply #32 on: 29, July, 2012 - 09:54:44 »
You've done really well to get it this far, and there's still the c70 and c5 to keep you amused  8)

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Re: My 1988 Jaguar XJ40 Sovereign 3.6
« Reply #33 on: 15, October, 2012 - 19:53:58 »
I've finally had the car dropped back off at lunchtime today. It seems that the drive to and from the garage has done it some good at least as the ABS light is no longer on and the ABS works! I had to jump start it off my Sinclair as the battery was only at a little under 3V when the car arrived here and I'm not sure if it will still hold a charge. Although when I plugged it into the charger for 20 mins, disconnected it and the voltage seemed to have shot up to just over 11V I left it disconnected for an hour and the voltage didn't drop so I have left it to charge overnight and fingers crossed it should be alright.


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Re: My 1988 Jaguar XJ40 Sovereign 3.6
« Reply #34 on: 15, October, 2012 - 21:13:23 »
Just hope no one was watching when you did the jump start. "Hi Jim you'll never belive what I saw today, ....."  8)

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Re: My 1988 Jaguar XJ40 Sovereign 3.6
« Reply #35 on: 15, October, 2012 - 21:22:32 »
Just hope no one was watching when you did the jump start. "Hi Jim you'll never belive what I saw today, ....."  8)

Should have taken a picture, shouldn't I  ;D

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Re: My 1988 Jaguar XJ40 Sovereign 3.6
« Reply #36 on: 17, October, 2012 - 19:50:18 »
I gave it a wash yesterday and today I reinstalled the recharged battery (which seems to hold it's charge well) and fitted screw covers on the front number plate.




And for the first time in a long while - no Anti-Lock failure message on the dashboard;



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Re: My 1988 Jaguar XJ40 Sovereign 3.6
« Reply #37 on: 17, October, 2012 - 22:13:02 »
Never mind using the battery for the car get using it for the C5.

Lance

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Re: My 1988 Jaguar XJ40 Sovereign 3.6
« Reply #38 on: 17, November, 2012 - 09:14:56 »
Does it saying 11 mpg on the display in the last picture ?

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Re: My 1988 Jaguar XJ40 Sovereign 3.6
« Reply #39 on: 17, November, 2012 - 13:29:44 »
Na, thats 1.1 mpg.

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Re: My 1988 Jaguar XJ40 Sovereign 3.6
« Reply #40 on: 17, November, 2012 - 17:55:15 »
Na, thats 1.1 mpg.

Yup. Takes a lot of effort to achieve that.  ;)

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Re: My 1988 Jaguar XJ40 Sovereign 3.6
« Reply #41 on: 14, February, 2013 - 20:35:59 »
I would love a car like that when I am 17 but i doubt I'll get one like that  :(

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Re: My 1988 Jaguar XJ40 Sovereign 3.6
« Reply #42 on: 12, June, 2013 - 19:31:05 »
I bought another pack of spray cans for the car a few months ago and I could finally be bothered to start finishing the painting on the car. The A pillar has been in primer for a little while so I got that painted today, just have the rear screen surround to finish off before I can ask my mechanic to come and take it away for welding and whatever else it will need.

Like all my rattle can jobs, it looks immaculate if you look at it from a distance.  ;)



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Re: My 1988 Jaguar XJ40 Sovereign 3.6
« Reply #43 on: 13, June, 2013 - 21:29:34 »
Nice write-up and a lovely car :) I have regular urges for an XJ-S, but so far I have managed to keep them under control :D