[concours] Series III OTS Detail

Up front apologies to those not into this level of detail.

This posting is an attempt to take advantage of the vast experience of
the list subscribers to correct conflicts and omissions between what the
Jaguar Factory publications show, what Jaguar actually put on the car
during production, and what a JCNA Concours Judge should expect to see.
It has been sent to both the E-Type and Concours lists.

Fact: Series III OTS have three Boot Lid Emblems (JAGUAR, Etype and
V12). Each emblem has three prongs which go through holes in the lid and
are secured by tubular metal clips, 6ea, BD.25659 and 3ea, BD.25644.

Claim: A highly qualified restorer states that all nine prongs should
also have rubber caps on them (likely, to protect luggage or parts of
one’s upper body).

Questions: Do any of you have an “owned since new” or “certifiably
unmolested” or “maintained as new” Series III OTS? If so, I would
appreciate your looking at the 9 boot lid emblem prongs and observing if
they have any caps on them.

  1. Are there caps on all 9 prongs?
  2. What color are they?
  3. What are they made of? (Rubber, Plastic or Metal)

Thanks for your time. Direct replies are welcomed
<@F8driver>.

Dick Cavicke
Member, JCNA Protest Committee

Dick

My 73 has the emblem caps and I am missing one. They are shaped almost like
a hat with a rounded top and seem to be made out of a shiny black plastic,
something like neoprene. They fit over the top of the pieces that hold in
the emblems and are not shown in the parts book.

The only other E I have seen with them was at the Michigan concours about 4
years ago.

To date I have not found anyone who even knows what they are let alone know
where to find them.

Brian Jamieson

Dick: The owner (First name George, I don’t have my club listing here so I
can’t spell his last name, but he is listed in the Jan-Feb JaguarJournal)
of this year’s national championship series III is a member of the Houston
Jag club. I have seen his series III, which he has owned since new and had
meticulously restored in the late 1980s-early 1990s. I believe it has caps
over all nine of the prongs. They are black, but I couldn’t tell you if
they are rubber, plastic or what, probably some type of vinyl. Knowing
the level of detail on this car I would guess that is how they came from
the factory.

Regards, John Walker
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From: f8driver@pacbell.net
Date: 02/10/98 03:42:50 PM PST
Subject: [concours] Series III OTS Detail

Up front apologies to those not into this level of detail.

This posting is an attempt to take advantage of the vast experience of
the list subscribers to correct conflicts and omissions between what the
Jaguar Factory publications show, what Jaguar actually put on the car
during production, and what a JCNA Concours Judge should expect to see.
It has been sent to both the E-Type and Concours lists.

Fact: Series III OTS have three Boot Lid Emblems (JAGUAR, Etype and
V12). Each emblem has three prongs which go through holes in the lid and
are secured by tubular metal clips, 6ea, BD.25659 and 3ea, BD.25644.

Claim: A highly qualified restorer states that all nine prongs should
also have rubber caps on them (likely, to protect luggage or parts of
one’s upper body).

Questions: Do any of you have an “owned since new” or “certifiably
unmolested” or “maintained as new” Series III OTS? If so, I would
appreciate your looking at the 9 boot lid emblem prongs and observing if
they have any caps on them.

  1. Are there caps on all 9 prongs?
  2. What color are they?
  3. What are they made of? (Rubber, Plastic or Metal)

Thanks for your time. Direct replies are welcomed
f8driver@pacbell.net.

Dick Cavicke
Member, JCNA Protest Committee

Dick,

I own a 1972 Ser III Roadster that I bought new. The car, indeed, came
with rubber caps over at least 8 prongs (to prevent water infiltration).
I suspect that the 9th prong (the bottom of the “V”) also would have one,
but I can’t easily see inside the boot lid reinforcement structure. My
car still retains the caps, although I recall replacing several of them
during restorations. They are rubber and, I believe, they were merely
friction fit over the prongs. I used a little rubber cement after several
came loose.

Regards,

Mike Carpenter

Dick Cavicke wrote:>

Up front apologies to those not into this level of detail.

This posting is an attempt to take advantage of the vast experience of
the list subscribers to correct conflicts and omissions between what the
Jaguar Factory publications show, what Jaguar actually put on the car
during production, and what a JCNA Concours Judge should expect to see.
It has been sent to both the E-Type and Concours lists.

Fact: Series III OTS have three Boot Lid Emblems (JAGUAR, Etype and
V12). Each emblem has three prongs which go through holes in the lid and
are secured by tubular metal clips, 6ea, BD.25659 and 3ea, BD.25644.

Claim: A highly qualified restorer states that all nine prongs should
also have rubber caps on them (likely, to protect luggage or parts of
one’s upper body).

Questions: Do any of you have an “owned since new” or “certifiably
unmolested” or “maintained as new” Series III OTS? If so, I would
appreciate your looking at the 9 boot lid emblem prongs and observing if
they have any caps on them.

  1. Are there caps on all 9 prongs?
  2. What color are they?
  3. What are they made of? (Rubber, Plastic or Metal)

Thanks for your time. Direct replies are welcomed
f8driver@pacbell.net.

Dick Cavicke
Member, JCNA Protest Committee