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PROGRESS WITH M 64 FVC

xj12-rob
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PROGRESS WITH M 64 FVC

Postby xj12-rob » Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:35 pm

Been up to the body shop a few times lately, my ex press XJR 300 manual. M 64 FVC does now signs of moving on, screens are out, rot is cut out in places, new metal is going in, car is rubbed down and defects indentified, not a 40 but here are a few pics from today

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if it ain't sideways, it ain't serious
93 XJ12
93 XJ12 SPORT
93 XJ12 SPARESx2
94 3.2 GOLD MAJESTIC
94 4.0 SOV MAJESTICx2
94 4.0 INSIGNIA
94 XJR MANUAL
97 XJR MANUALx2
93 XJ6 3.2 PAINT TEST CAR
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Re: PROGRESS WITH M 64 FVC

Postby naki_k » Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:55 pm

that looks pretty intense. i had no idea x300 could have as much rust as 40s?! is someone doing the work for you?
i assume the mechanical are all good to be worth saving?
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90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
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92 4.0 XJR
93 3.2s - 4.0 Manual conv
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93 6.0 XJ81 DD6 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
96 4.0 X306 XJR
96 4.0 X300 D6
97 4.0 X300 Sport Manual
2000 LR Discovery ES TD5 A
Breaking 40/ 300

xj12-rob
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Re: PROGRESS WITH M 64 FVC

Postby xj12-rob » Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:28 pm

yep, I have a guy doing the paint and welding, as i can't!!,mechanicals are all good of apart from one thing sadly the engine!!, smokes like a space shuttle, I have a good low mileage engine, rebuilt blower to go in once the body is done, oh and did i mention the clutch is sh***ed??, I have a new clutch plate, spigot bearing and a good secondhand cover to go in when the engine swap is done, should be a nice car when it is done, if ever!!
if it ain't sideways, it ain't serious
93 XJ12
93 XJ12 SPORT
93 XJ12 SPARESx2
94 3.2 GOLD MAJESTIC
94 4.0 SOV MAJESTICx2
94 4.0 INSIGNIA
94 XJR MANUAL
97 XJR MANUALx2
93 XJ6 3.2 PAINT TEST CAR
06 X350 XJR

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Re: PROGRESS WITH M 64 FVC

Postby naki_k » Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:04 pm

wowo, that sounds like quite a big project. am assuming because it was a press car, it was worked quite hard? still we know these are very rare as manuals, so i know it will be worth it when its done, (if ever like you said). whats the mileage on it? am assuming quite high, as i think you may have mentioned this before.
i love the manual jags, but it always seems to come down to the trouble of finding a really good one. you usually end up compromising on many other aspects just for the fact of getting a manual and having very little choice about the rest of it?
am sure the other manual lovers out there would agree with that. James08 is a classic example!
like that blue late x300 R that went for £3000 recently with no mot and 150+k on the clock. would have gone for £1500 tops with an auto instead.
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
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92 4.0 XJR
93 3.2s - 4.0 Manual conv
93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
96 4.0 X306 XJR
96 4.0 X300 D6
97 4.0 X300 Sport Manual
2000 LR Discovery ES TD5 A
Breaking 40/ 300

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Re: PROGRESS WITH M 64 FVC

Postby xj12-rob » Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:40 pm

yep,its had a hard life, 140k miles as near as damn it, I'm the 10th owner, although the first two are Jaguar, it has also been in the north of Scotland at some point in its life as it has a dealer sticker in the rear window from a mate of mine in Aberdeen, although i bought the car from Cambridge, so for sure it's been about!!

BUT, it IS rare one of 102 RHD cars, built way back in May 1994, using the 4th 300 bodyshell built, it is the 4th production RHD manual XJR built, it's even in a 40 colour, Flamenco, lots of odd bits and bobs as well

The guy from Auto Glass who took the screens out, reckoned they had been put in by hand with extra sealant to ensure no leaks were present on the press test days, but in truth we will never know
if it ain't sideways, it ain't serious
93 XJ12
93 XJ12 SPORT
93 XJ12 SPARESx2
94 3.2 GOLD MAJESTIC
94 4.0 SOV MAJESTICx2
94 4.0 INSIGNIA
94 XJR MANUAL
97 XJR MANUALx2
93 XJ6 3.2 PAINT TEST CAR
06 X350 XJR

jmm

Re: PROGRESS WITH M 64 FVC

Postby jmm » Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:57 pm

I love hearing about all the oddball and unusual Jags that you come by. Sounds like a big project you have started here, and I hope there will be lots of photos going up here to document the progress :)

Please enlighten us with some of the other unusual bits and bobs this car has?

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Re: PROGRESS WITH M 64 FVC

Postby xj12-rob » Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:11 pm

just little things, like the intake has a plain casting, whereas all other XJR6's i ahve seen have the raised letters XJR6 SUPERCHARGED in red this one does not, there are no clips on the floor for the overmats to fit to, the covers over the headlights in the engine bay are a single fixing instead of two per cover
if it ain't sideways, it ain't serious
93 XJ12
93 XJ12 SPORT
93 XJ12 SPARESx2
94 3.2 GOLD MAJESTIC
94 4.0 SOV MAJESTICx2
94 4.0 INSIGNIA
94 XJR MANUAL
97 XJR MANUALx2
93 XJ6 3.2 PAINT TEST CAR
06 X350 XJR

jmm

Re: PROGRESS WITH M 64 FVC

Postby jmm » Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:41 pm

xj12-rob wrote:just little things, like the intake has a plain casting, whereas all other XJR6's i ahve seen have the raised letters XJR6 SUPERCHARGED in red this one does not, there are no clips on the floor for the overmats to fit to, the covers over the headlights in the engine bay are a single fixing instead of two per cover

Oh, so all things that only Jag nerds and geeks would notice/appreciate then ;) :lol: :lol:
That is why you are such an asset to this forum though Rob.

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Re: PROGRESS WITH M 64 FVC

Postby xj12-rob » Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:12 pm

sorry, quite anoraky that wasn;t it, i'll get me coat, rustle rustle!!
if it ain't sideways, it ain't serious
93 XJ12
93 XJ12 SPORT
93 XJ12 SPARESx2
94 3.2 GOLD MAJESTIC
94 4.0 SOV MAJESTICx2
94 4.0 INSIGNIA
94 XJR MANUAL
97 XJR MANUALx2
93 XJ6 3.2 PAINT TEST CAR
06 X350 XJR

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Re: PROGRESS WITH M 64 FVC

Postby david » Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:36 pm

It is good to see he is working on it again - it is a massive job, isn't it! It is amazingly rusty, far worse even than mine.
It sounds reasonable that they put the windscreen in like that to avoid leaks in the test car. I guess they knew from bitter experience that if the test car leaks it doesn't matter how good it is, the leak is what people will talk about.

It is strange to think that this X300 is so very early there were probably XJ40s going down the same line when it was made. If this is true, I wonder if there are any photos. The clutch doesn't suprise me. It is a very powerful car indeed and those journalists will have really enjoyed it. It will either have been this car or an identical one that Clarkson described as "going like a stabbed rat!" That doesn't sound gentle!!

It has nothing to do with why you are doing this, but I have believed for a long time that these cars will become a fully collectible classic eventually, and with Jaguar's star so much in the ascendent now that time could be much sooner.
For me, they have every element needed for genuine collectability; they are rare with a short production run of 102 cars in RHD nor many LHD, have massive power and are brutally fast and come with a traditional manual gearbox thus combine old school driving with thoroughly modern performance which is a unique combination. They had a huge image when new which they have retained too and are made by a company which has made many other valuable cars. It is only a matter of time before these become expensive, but by then there will be hardly any left.

I look forward to the pictures!! :D

David
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