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XJ40 4.0 re-birth.

Jaguarxj40
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Re: XJ40 4.0 re-birth.

Postby Jaguarxj40 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:55 pm

RobinWiii wrote:Wow, nice work! That paint job looks good to me, and the engine bay looks extremely good!
I'm taking note from your writing and I'll be sure to cover up my garage thoroughly before I start spraying! :lol:


Thank you Robin,
i tried my best to line the garage with the plastic sheeting as used in body shops, around the walls and across the roof mainly to give a clinical as possible spraying area and to protect the rest of my garage workshop from spray dust but it gets every ware even with these measures :roll: , what it really needed was some sort of extraction system.

Regards
Gary
Current
1996 BMW Z3
1990 Jaguar XJ40 4.0

Previous,in this order.
1986 BMW M535i
1985 BMW 525e
1972 Vauxhall victor FE2300
1966 Ford cortina estate
1961 Renault dauphine Gordini
1978 Range Rover
1976 LR 101 forward control
1968 S2 lightweight Land Rover
1975 Range Rover
1973 Range Rover
1972 series 3 Land Rover SWB

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Re: XJ40 4.0 re-birth.

Postby Jaguarxj40 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:27 pm

old del boy wrote:Nice job Gary , i've tried painting large panels on my scrapper and it's not easy , thankfully a machine polish using those 3M cutting polishes made a reasonable job of it , i like the coachline in gold , i think it looks fine , the trick now is keeping it clean ;)

Derek..


Thanks Derek,
Its surprising what you can achieve with machine polishing even on not so good finishes, i made some errors in my painting but by the time i had sanded back and machine polished the mistakes were almost gone, i know where they are but most would not notice, i guess professional painters would spot them at 10 paces ;)

Yes i think the coachline suits it well, might sound daft but i think it was too red without it if you know what i mean :roll:

Hmm, keeping it clean is concerning me already as its going to be an all year round driver and is going to live outside for the first time in about 12 - 13 years, that really worries me, lets see how i get on with this.

Best regards
Gary.
Current
1996 BMW Z3
1990 Jaguar XJ40 4.0

Previous,in this order.
1986 BMW M535i
1985 BMW 525e
1972 Vauxhall victor FE2300
1966 Ford cortina estate
1961 Renault dauphine Gordini
1978 Range Rover
1976 LR 101 forward control
1968 S2 lightweight Land Rover
1975 Range Rover
1973 Range Rover
1972 series 3 Land Rover SWB

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Re: XJ40 4.0 re-birth.

Postby Aidan » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:20 am

"as its going to be an all year round driver and is going to live outside for the first time in about 12 - 13 years" :o
Surely you'll garage it in the very same garage you used for the re-birth!? After all that hard work, don't you deserve that, let alone the car?
Aidan

1994 Moroccan Red XJ40 3,2 Sport ("Ruby")
1995 Jade Green X300 3,2 Sovereign ("Jade")
2005 Cedar Green Pearl Volvo XC 90 SE

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Re: XJ40 4.0 re-birth.

Postby Jaguarxj40 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:57 pm

Aidan wrote:"as its going to be an all year round driver and is going to live outside for the first time in about 12 - 13 years" :o
Surely you'll garage it in the very same garage you used for the re-birth!? After all that hard work, don't you deserve that, let alone the car?


Hi Aidan,

sadly i have a dilemma, 18 months ago my wife brought a very early near immaculate original non messed with BMW E36 convertible from a deceased estate of a neighbour and a car that i new well and was hardly used and always garaged. Since her ownership its lived outside and i have always said that its sacrilege such a nice car should sit outside in the winter.

Yes i have put a lot of hard work into the Jag but i'm going to have to suck it and see if i can stand having it outside all year round, if not i will have to find some storage for the BMW, at least the Jag will get the use it deserves. :D

Regards
Gary.
Current
1996 BMW Z3
1990 Jaguar XJ40 4.0

Previous,in this order.
1986 BMW M535i
1985 BMW 525e
1972 Vauxhall victor FE2300
1966 Ford cortina estate
1961 Renault dauphine Gordini
1978 Range Rover
1976 LR 101 forward control
1968 S2 lightweight Land Rover
1975 Range Rover
1973 Range Rover
1972 series 3 Land Rover SWB

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Re: XJ40 4.0 re-birth.

Postby Jaguarxj40 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:58 pm

Today was exhaust day, my god what a wrestle that was. I brought a pair of middle boxes from Naki which i freshened up a couple pf weeks ago.
I put the front of the car up on ramps and the rear on axle stands and this gave what i thought would be enough clearance, not quite. I had to go a few more notches on the stands to create a bit of wiggle room.

I chopped out the old boxes as these were past their best, while i had the rest of the system off i gave these parts a good clean up and re paint then re assembled, easier said than done, getting the pipes up through and over the axle was an interesting exercise but its all in and lined up really easy which was a pleasant surprise.

That's another job crossed off the ever decreasing list :D

All being well, MOT by mid July.

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Regards
Gary.
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1996 BMW Z3
1990 Jaguar XJ40 4.0

Previous,in this order.
1986 BMW M535i
1985 BMW 525e
1972 Vauxhall victor FE2300
1966 Ford cortina estate
1961 Renault dauphine Gordini
1978 Range Rover
1976 LR 101 forward control
1968 S2 lightweight Land Rover
1975 Range Rover
1973 Range Rover
1972 series 3 Land Rover SWB

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Re: XJ40 4.0 re-birth.

Postby katar83 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:24 pm

What sort of a paint is that Gary? :) Looks like chrome paint? Is it high temp paint? Not an easy job to fit exhaust to a 40, its really a two man job as its all heavy and not much space to maneuver the bloody thing :roll:

Was a partly exhaust day for me too.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/y68npoPyMobjxqpM6

This is a year and half old rear box, welded and all good now :roll:
1997, 4.0 LWB X300 - Unlucky car but still a daily driver.
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Re: XJ40 4.0 re-birth.

Postby Jaguarxj40 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:58 pm

katar83 wrote:What sort of a paint is that Gary? :) Looks like chrome paint? Is it high temp paint? Not an easy job to fit exhaust to a 40, its really a two man job as its all heavy and not much space to maneuver the bloody thing :roll:

Was a partly exhaust day for me too.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/y68npoPyMobjxqpM6

This is a year and half old rear box, welded and all good now :roll:


WOW Katar, I looked at your image, that's rubbish for 18 months old. looks like the original weld has not penetrated correctly at the manufacturing stage.


As for the paint its aluminium heat resistant paint for car and motorbike exhausts, cannot remember what the heat range is though but I think that its more than sufficient for my application. I didn't paint the down pipe, only the exhaust system itself.

Your right, that exhaust is really heavy and a right old struggle on your own lying on the ground :D

Regards
Gary.
Current
1996 BMW Z3
1990 Jaguar XJ40 4.0

Previous,in this order.
1986 BMW M535i
1985 BMW 525e
1972 Vauxhall victor FE2300
1966 Ford cortina estate
1961 Renault dauphine Gordini
1978 Range Rover
1976 LR 101 forward control
1968 S2 lightweight Land Rover
1975 Range Rover
1973 Range Rover
1972 series 3 Land Rover SWB

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Re: XJ40 4.0 re-birth.

Postby Jaguarxj40 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:52 pm

Ticked another couple of jobs off the list this weekend, the interior had suffered badly from dust and splashes from the painting and rubbing down process plus me using the car as storage for parts removed and stored inside for some years, not very nice of me for the latter :roll:

I have a thing about dirty door shuts, it drives me nuts and these needed a good going over as there was some build up of grime in the seams along the bottom and up both sides of all doors plus the hinges were grimy from grease over the years and all the sanding dust had attached itself to the grime , to me there's nothing worse than a nice shiny car and you open the doors and the shuts are filthy. I even polish the door shuts on my Renault master minibus :lol: :lol:

This is what I was faced with, all door shut hinge areas were pretty much the same.

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After,

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This probably affects most of us but those rubber wiring boots are a real unsightly problem, NLA but there has to be an alternative/solution and I think I may have found it. My Renault Masters wiring loom that passes through the front door shut looks to be a very good match in length, shape and size. I will have a measure up and if it looks good I will get one and try it out.

This was the product and weapons of choice, I find the autoglym product is not so messy to work with as the likes of gunk even though they are more "powerful" at shifting oil and grease build ups.

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Wife hasn't realised her tooth brush is missing yet :lol:

There is some little paint touch ups to be done to make better but overall the finished result is very pleasing :P

Interior came up well, gave the leather a good clean and thoroughly hoovered every nook and cranny.

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Drivers seat squab cover is coming off and a work college is going to repair the piping that you can see has made a break for freedom.

Bleed brakes, oil and filter change, polish and wax then MOT. The list is very short, there may be some small fettling jobs that I have missed or I'm not happy with but MOT time is imminent :)

Regards
Gary.
Current
1996 BMW Z3
1990 Jaguar XJ40 4.0

Previous,in this order.
1986 BMW M535i
1985 BMW 525e
1972 Vauxhall victor FE2300
1966 Ford cortina estate
1961 Renault dauphine Gordini
1978 Range Rover
1976 LR 101 forward control
1968 S2 lightweight Land Rover
1975 Range Rover
1973 Range Rover
1972 series 3 Land Rover SWB

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Re: XJ40 4.0 re-birth.

Postby naki_k » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:52 am

Tantalisingly close to the finish line. Get yourself signed up for a meet or two?
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90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
92 4.0 XJR Manual
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
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Breaking 40/ 300

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Re: XJ40 4.0 re-birth.

Postby naki_k » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:54 am

katar83 wrote:What sort of a paint is that Gary? :) Looks like chrome paint? Is it high temp paint? Not an easy job to fit exhaust to a 40, its really a two man job as its all heavy and not much space to maneuver the bloody thing :roll:

Was a partly exhaust day for me too.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/y68npoPyMobjxqpM6

This is a year and half old rear box, welded and all good now :roll:


Aftermarket quality!
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
92 4.0 XJR Manual
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