I certainly approve of the new antenna…don’t get me wrong…
I just wondered why Jaguar did not go with a diversity system,
with antennas built in the windows…a stealth setup, that would
work well…or a gold plated fixed antenna…
I am sure your antenna looks much better than the rubber one…
To bad you fixed your back shocks…then you could have had the
antenna going up and down in sync with the back bouncing up and
down…wire it into the ride leveling circuit…
maybe set it up like the guys with the hydraulic shocks
that make the car jump around…the whole thing would be jumping!
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 08:34:43 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: RE: Car
On 06/26/98 08:10 -0 you wrote:
What happened to the original in trunk part of the antenna?
When I bought it, there was a non-working aftermarket up & down antenna.
I let the dealer talk
me into replacing it with a “rubber ducky” flexible fixed antenna. When I
went to Jaguar
events, I was always embarrassed by the looks. (Deep down, I also was
sure you would dispprove
of the non-Jaguarishness of it!) Somebody cut off the end of the coax and
spliced it to an end
that fit the “rubber ducky”.
Did the po remove the whole thing?
I always wondered why the Jaguar has a power antenna
If you’re going to be a snob, why not go all the way with something like
an automatic “go-up-
and-down” antenna? (Let’s face it, most of us are just a little bit
snobbish, or why have a
car has one also…why not just put an antenna that does not
go up and down on the car?..I don’t know why its so important
for the antenna to go away…
Two non-snob appeal reasons come to mind – car washes (I know, Cats
aren’t supposed to go in
them.) and vandals.
I think its silly to have the antenna going up and down as you
start the car(antenna up) put a tape in…(antenna down), oops
wrong tape(antenna up) right tape (antenna down).
I think if my antenna broke, I would just refit a regular,
indestructible fixed antenna for about $10.00.
Now I’m devastated; half the reason I did it is because I felt your
distant disapproval of what
I had. Whether you like it or not, you set the standard for most of us.
Is there a reason for the power antenna?
Sure, so Brett will approve!
Stefan Roundy is going to see if he has the connector, but is a mite busy
just now. Hughie
Rainge is digging through catalogs and his junk pile, also.
'91 XJ40 Sov 4.0L (with an antenna that goes up-and-down, up-and-down)