I love this project! I had wondered what happened as I remember it from a couple of years ago. Glad to see it is making great progress. Really like the color choice. Different, understated and not boring. Perfect for an XJS. Well done!
Hope I didn’t crash the server. I have many more pictures. I learned much from this project and still learning. I have lived / worked from coast to coast, and it seems I always had a British car in my life. Usually on blocks (I just need to adjust this) lol.
All thoughts I appreciate.
Thanks. Yes, Dolly still lives. The wytchdoktor gave her that name. The paint color is supposed to be gun metal gray metalic. But if you’re a rooky at painting (thank God I’m a pro at sanding) and don’t mix paint as well as you should and get your activator, reducer and flow set properly you get a different shade. It came out really quite nice thankfully.
Oh, one other thing, don’t think for a minute that I’m a guy with money and time. I am just a working guy with a very understanding wife. You have to be creative with the resources available. During this build I sold parts off it, then bought a 5.3 from a guy that was installing a lump. Sold some of that to help fund this. Do the work yourself it’s ok. You don’t need a big shop and every tool known to man. A guy I met on this forum James has been a great breath of fresh air and a really good recourse of knowledge and parts. Don’t freak out about this car just stay on task. If you’re looking for a quick build to show off do yourself a favor and pick something else.
Wow, impressive! Amazing to see others people’s work that is well over my head on these beautiful cars!
And I vote B. The classic wheels work with the body more. The A wheels make it look like a muscle car.
Super nice work Nib…!!
I like you attention to detail, very well thought out and excellently executed.
I see you deleted the climate control knobs. How did you do this?
Currently I have Temp control (you can see next to stereo) the blowers are on / off right now controlled by push buttons on dash center. No a/c at this time (just couldn’t stand the thought of mounting the comp back on motor I’d rather sweat). Plans are to remove dash when I install 5 speed conversion. The black dash panels I made are just to get an idea on how I want the layout. With dash removed I can make vent control manual, electric or back to vacuum. The original system on this car didn’t work and was way too complicated / expensive to try and fix. Also want to look into vintage air they have some pretty handy units. A/c compressor will have to find a new home maybe down where air pump use to live (or just dress lightly).
According to Bob I’ll be smiling to much with the 5 speed to give shit about how hot I am.
Somebody knows how to run a TIG. Very very nice.
From straight on your toothed ignition sensor looks like a crank pulley for a roots blower. Lol.
Dual purpose. I like it will have to put that down for Rev 343
You’re not kidding what talent. Young guy down here in Homosassa Fl. does mainly boat towers and tops.
Don’t like looking at your work anymore, makes me feel like a caveman.
lol. I’m still a cave man. I just haven’t showed you (or told you) all my ideas that didn’t work.
There was a local car show near me today at Cattle Dog coffee. My son and I have gone to quit a few shows and he bugs me to bring my car out of hiding. Well this morning I got up around 7:00 am having not yet convinced myself of attendance. Then to my bewilderment who comes out of the gamers Lare ready to go but…
So with fingers crossed I fired the girl up and off we went. Pretty good turn out. Probably 50-60 cars, Mustangs, Vets, Mopar’s, GM stuff and turbo crowd.
Of course during my build I decided to install much smaller wing mirrors (because they look better that’s why) of course you can’t see shit with a car that’s like a
space x rocket laying down. But we got backed in and all good.
Awesome! The car looks fantastic!
My son just says chill. Your paint is perfect, I say so many things not right. He say’s what’s wrong and I SAY well it started in 1989 when I moved to California… Just chill I’m not going down that road yet.
Good day. found that pesky fuel smell again. Fuel tank leaking somewhere on bottom. Son really upset because I just filled with 93@LGB price. Had to drain and put in his jacked mustang or lawn mower.