[concours] xj6 heat shield

I have a 1984 federal spec ser III xj6. Does anyone know the correct finish
for the exhaust manifolds and heat shield. The ser II car has a stainless
heatshield but it looks like the ser III shield is possibly galvanized.
Does anyone have a suggestion for restoring the heat shield or a source for
new? I am also looking for a matt finish black paint which will hold up to
the temps of the exhaust manifolds. Has anyone had success with high temp
coatings?
Kind Regards,
John Testrake
84 xj6

Here’s a question I can answer.

John, all the XJ6es appear to be the same. I have two very original and the
most questionable one would be the '84, but all are the same finish.

The metal is a natural color. Not painted at all. It’s not a bright
aluminum, closer to the color of aluminum paint. It’s flatter than that
though, both in sheen and in variation of pigmentation. It’s not galvanized,
at least not the way hardware is, and doesn’t have the crystalline pattern
of galvanized sheet metal. The color reminds me of weathered galvanization,
though. I have a couple pictures of the '84 on our club web site at
Internet Service Provider, TV & Phone | Sparklight and
Internet Service Provider, TV & Phone | Sparklight

I hope that helps,

“Mark 1” Mark Stephenson
1952 XK120 Roadster #S673129 (w/XK140 engine and C head)
1958 3.4 Litre Saloon / 1984 XJ6 4.2L / 1985 XJ6 VDP / 1986 XJ6 VDP
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From: Jtestrake@aol.com
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Sent: Friday, April 28, 2000 8:16 PM
Subject: [concours] xj6 heat shield

I have a 1984 federal spec ser III xj6. Does anyone know the correct
finish
for the exhaust manifolds and heat shield. The ser II car has a stainless
heatshield but it looks like the ser III shield is possibly galvanized.
Does anyone have a suggestion for restoring the heat shield or a source
for
new? I am also looking for a matt finish black paint which will hold up
to
the temps of the exhaust manifolds. Has anyone had success with high temp
coatings?
Kind Regards,
John Testrake
84 xj6

The heat shield on the S3 saloon is a polished alloy. In most cars it has
lost its shine. It can be restored easily using any metal polish and then
waxed. Definitely NOT black, John.
Gregory-----Original Message-----
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To: concours@jag-lovers.org concours@jag-lovers.org
Date: Friday, April 28, 2000 8:18 PM
Subject: [concours] xj6 heat shield

I have a 1984 federal spec ser III xj6. Does anyone know the correct
finish
for the exhaust manifolds and heat shield. The ser II car has a stainless
heatshield but it looks like the ser III shield is possibly galvanized.
Does anyone have a suggestion for restoring the heat shield or a source for
new? I am also looking for a matt finish black paint which will hold up to
the temps of the exhaust manifolds. Has anyone had success with high temp
coatings?
Kind Regards,
John Testrake
84 xj6

Cannara <@Cannara>

FYI, I electric brushed it (SII is stainless) and painted it with #192
Aluminum, Aervoe 1000F Hi-Heat spray (Aervoe-Pacific, Gardnerville, Nevada).
It has been on since last Dec and we have over 2000 miles on it. It remains
perfect. Another lister did a similar job. Looks much better than the
stainless, even when the stainless is brushed up nicely. It’s easy to get
around here and they do have other colors (sorry Gregory). {:o]

Alex
79xj6L SII
Menlo Park, Ca.

Dr Gregory Andrachuk wrote:>

“Dr Gregory Andrachuk” mgb@uvvm.uvic.ca

The heat shield on the S3 saloon is a polished alloy. In most cars it has
lost its shine. It can be restored easily using any metal polish and then
waxed. Definitely NOT black, John.
Gregory
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To: concours@jag-lovers.org concours@jag-lovers.org
Date: Friday, April 28, 2000 8:18 PM
Subject: [concours] xj6 heat shield

I have a 1984 federal spec ser III xj6. Does anyone know the correct
finish
for the exhaust manifolds and heat shield. The ser II car has a stainless
heatshield but it looks like the ser III shield is possibly galvanized.
Does anyone have a suggestion for restoring the heat shield or a source for
new? I am also looking for a matt finish black paint which will hold up to
the temps of the exhaust manifolds. Has anyone had success with high temp
coatings?
Kind Regards,
John Testrake
84 xj6

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@Jtestrake

Gregory,
Thanks for the response. My post was misleading. I do not want black paint
for the heat shield but for the manifolds themselves. I want to get the heat
shield as close to original as possible. I have two. The one on the car now
is chrome plated and looks just like a well polished stainless one from a ser
II. It looks great but definitely not original. The spare on my shelf is
original but a little pitted and rusty.
Thanks again
John Testrake
84 xj6

In a message dated 4/29/00 10:52:38 AM Central Daylight Time,
mgb@UVVM.UVIC.CA writes:

<< “Dr Gregory Andrachuk” mgb@uvvm.uvic.ca

The heat shield on the S3 saloon is a polished alloy. In most cars it has
lost its shine. It can be restored easily using any metal polish and then
waxed. Definitely NOT black, John.
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“Peter Morris” <@Peter_Morris>

Speaking of that very heat shield…my usual supplier tells me it’s no
longer available. Anyone know where I can get a new or (little used)
one? Mine has gotten bent (I guess), such that it rattles. I’ve tried a
lot of different things to try and stop the rattle. Nothing has worked.
An asbestos pad between the shield and the manifold would
probably work, but asbestos pad are difficult to find, too.

Help!On 29 Apr 2000, at 8:51, Dr Gregory Andrachuk wrote:

“Dr Gregory Andrachuk” mgb@uvvm.uvic.ca

The heat shield on the S3 saloon is a polished alloy. In most cars it has
lost its shine. It can be restored easily using any metal polish and then
waxed. Definitely NOT black, John.
Gregory
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From: Jtestrake@aol.com Jtestrake@aol.com
To: concours@jag-lovers.org concours@jag-lovers.org
Date: Friday, April 28, 2000 8:18 PM
Subject: [concours] xj6 heat shield

I have a 1984 federal spec ser III xj6. Does anyone know the correct
finish
for the exhaust manifolds and heat shield. The ser II car has a stainless
heatshield but it looks like the ser III shield is possibly galvanized.
Does anyone have a suggestion for restoring the heat shield or a source for
new? I am also looking for a matt finish black paint which will hold up to
the temps of the exhaust manifolds. Has anyone had success with high temp
coatings?
Kind Regards,
John Testrake
84 xj6

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Regards,

Peter Morris
Vista, San Diego County
California
'86 Jaguar XJ6 SIII
'78 Fiat Spider
'93 Ford Escort

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Arthur Blackwell <@Arthur_Blackwell>

A thought & question…I have 3 xj6 engines, 2 have what appears to be silver exhaust
finish on the exhaust manifolds, one engine with no finish usual tan to red " natural
color ". What is the corrct factory finish color for the exhaust manifolds? I’ve used many
manifold treatments with good results, just want to know if there is a factory color.
There is high temp padding available, I check out places that handle wood stoves for high
temp materials…-art-

Peter Morris wrote:> “Peter Morris” pmorris@tfb.com

Speaking of that very heat shield…my usual supplier tells me it’s no
longer available. Anyone know where I can get a new or (little used)
one? Mine has gotten bent (I guess), such that it rattles. I’ve tried a
lot of different things to try and stop the rattle. Nothing has worked.
An asbestos pad between the shield and the manifold would
probably work, but asbestos pad are difficult to find, too.

Help!

On 29 Apr 2000, at 8:51, Dr Gregory Andrachuk wrote:

“Dr Gregory Andrachuk” mgb@uvvm.uvic.ca

The heat shield on the S3 saloon is a polished alloy. In most cars it has
lost its shine. It can be restored easily using any metal polish and then
waxed. Definitely NOT black, John.
Gregory
-----Original Message-----
From: Jtestrake@aol.com Jtestrake@aol.com
To: concours@jag-lovers.org concours@jag-lovers.org
Date: Friday, April 28, 2000 8:18 PM
Subject: [concours] xj6 heat shield

I have a 1984 federal spec ser III xj6. Does anyone know the correct
finish
for the exhaust manifolds and heat shield. The ser II car has a stainless
heatshield but it looks like the ser III shield is possibly galvanized.
Does anyone have a suggestion for restoring the heat shield or a source for
new? I am also looking for a matt finish black paint which will hold up to
the temps of the exhaust manifolds. Has anyone had success with high temp
coatings?
Kind Regards,
John Testrake
84 xj6

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Regards,

Peter Morris
Vista, San Diego County
California
'86 Jaguar XJ6 SIII
'78 Fiat Spider
'93 Ford Escort

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“Dr Gregory Andrachuk” mgb@uvvm.uvic.ca

John: tha manifold was not black originally, I think, but “natural” metal
which then develops a rusty coartying.
Gregory-----Original Message-----
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To: xj@jag-lovers.org xj@jag-lovers.org
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2000 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: [xj] Re: [concours] xj6 heat shield

Jtestrake@aol.com

Gregory,
Thanks for the response. My post was misleading. I do not want black
paint
for the heat shield but for the manifolds themselves. I want to get the
heat
shield as close to original as possible. I have two. The one on the car
now
is chrome plated and looks just like a well polished stainless one from a
ser
II. It looks great but definitely not original. The spare on my shelf is
original but a little pitted and rusty.
Thanks again
John Testrake
84 xj6

In a message dated 4/29/00 10:52:38 AM Central Daylight Time,
@Gregory_Andrachuk writes:

<< “Dr Gregory Andrachuk” mgb@uvvm.uvic.ca

The heat shield on the S3 saloon is a polished alloy. In most cars it has
lost its shine. It can be restored easily using any metal polish and then
waxed. Definitely NOT black, John.
Gregory >>

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The factory colour for the manifolds on the S3 is no colour; fading to rust,
as you say.
Gregory-----Original Message-----
From: Arthur Blackwell aeb1@americanisp.net
To: xj@jag-lovers.org xj@jag-lovers.org
Date: Sunday, April 30, 2000 9:35 AM
Subject: Re: [xj] Re: [concours] xj6 heat shield

Arthur Blackwell aeb1@americanisp.net

A thought & question…I have 3 xj6 engines, 2 have what appears to be
silver exhaust
finish on the exhaust manifolds, one engine with no finish usual tan to red
" natural
color ". What is the corrct factory finish color for the exhaust manifolds?
I’ve used many
manifold treatments with good results, just want to know if there is a
factory color.
There is high temp padding available, I check out places that handle wood
stoves for high
temp materials…-art-

Peter Morris wrote:

“Peter Morris” pmorris@tfb.com

Speaking of that very heat shield…my usual supplier tells me it’s no
longer available. Anyone know where I can get a new or (little used)
one? Mine has gotten bent (I guess), such that it rattles. I’ve tried a
lot of different things to try and stop the rattle. Nothing has worked.
An asbestos pad between the shield and the manifold would
probably work, but asbestos pad are difficult to find, too.

Help!

On 29 Apr 2000, at 8:51, Dr Gregory Andrachuk wrote:

“Dr Gregory Andrachuk” mgb@uvvm.uvic.ca

The heat shield on the S3 saloon is a polished alloy. In most cars it
has
lost its shine. It can be restored easily using any metal polish and
then
waxed. Definitely NOT black, John.
Gregory
-----Original Message-----
From: Jtestrake@aol.com Jtestrake@aol.com
To: concours@jag-lovers.org concours@jag-lovers.org
Date: Friday, April 28, 2000 8:18 PM
Subject: [concours] xj6 heat shield

I have a 1984 federal spec ser III xj6. Does anyone know the correct
finish
for the exhaust manifolds and heat shield. The ser II car has a
stainless
heatshield but it looks like the ser III shield is possibly
galvanized.
Does anyone have a suggestion for restoring the heat shield or a
source for
new? I am also looking for a matt finish black paint which will hold
up to
the temps of the exhaust manifolds. Has anyone had success with high
temp
coatings?
Kind Regards,
John Testrake
84 xj6

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Peter Morris
Vista, San Diego County
California
'86 Jaguar XJ6 SIII
'78 Fiat Spider
'93 Ford Escort

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“gerard.vincent3consultants” <@gerard.vincent3consu>

First, i removed, (shame on me !) the heat shield because i wanted to be
able to see those beautiful manifolds, even rusty looking (not polishable
cast iron on S II). No noticeable
difference when warming the motor (with the AED) under the french temperate
climate, even in winter, no differenc either on the road .

Second, i read somewhere (and saw pictures) that some early Jaguars (XK 120
and following ?) had factory enamelled exhaust manifolds. Is it possible to
do it and has anybody an idea of the cost ?
Cheers.
G�rard Vincent
'77 XJ 4.2 C
Orl�ans, France----- Original Message -----
From: Dr Gregory Andrachuk mgb@UVVM.UVIC.CA
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Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2000 8:02 PM
Subject: Re: [xj] Re: [concours] xj6 heat shield

“Dr Gregory Andrachuk” mgb@uvvm.uvic.ca

The factory colour for the manifolds on the S3 is no colour; fading to
rust,
as you say.
Gregory

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Cannara <@Cannara>

Peter, I put a brass washer under the shield at each bolt. This gives some
clearance from the manifold so odd little bends won’t touch. Also, the lower
part of the shield needs to be tied to something fairly rigid.

Alex
79xj6L SII
Menlo Park, Calif.

Peter Morris wrote:

“Peter Morris” pmorris@tfb.com

Speaking of that very heat shield…my usual supplier tells me it’s no
longer available. Anyone know where I can get a new or (little used)
one? Mine has gotten bent (I guess), such that it rattles. I’ve tried a
lot of different things to try and stop the rattle. Nothing has worked.
An asbestos pad between the shield and the manifold would
probably work, but asbestos pad are difficult to find, too.

Help!

“Dr Gregory Andrachuk” mgb@uvvm.uvic.ca

The heat shield on the S3 saloon is a polished alloy. In most cars it has
lost its shine. It can be restored easily using any metal polish and then
waxed. Definitely NOT black, John.
Gregory
[clip]> On 29 Apr 2000, at 8:51, Dr Gregory Andrachuk wrote:

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Graeme Adamson <@Graeme_Adamson>

On Sun, 30 Apr 2000 23:19:19 +0200, “gerard.vincent3consultants”
gerard.vincent3consultants@wanadoo.fr said:

Second, i read somewhere (and saw pictures) that some early Jaguars (XK 120
and following ?) had factory enamelled exhaust manifolds. Is it possible to
do it and has anybody an idea of the cost ?

I know it can be done, because mine are enamelled in a browney-bronze
colour. I have no idea who can do it though. When I bought my new engine,
the rebuilder threw them in for an additional R500 (US$75).

Graeme–

Graeme Adamson, @Graeme_Adamson
Jaguar XJ6 SII 1980
http://members.xoom.com/gradamson/sherekhan/

Pournelle’s Law: If you don’t know what you’re doing,
deal with people who do.

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“Tony Williams” <@Tony_Williams>

On Sun, 30 Apr 2000 23:19:19 +0200,
gerard.vincent3consultants@wanadoo.fr said:

Second, i read somewhere (and saw pictures) that some early Jaguars (XK
120
and following ?) had factory enamelled exhaust manifolds. Is it possible
to
do it and has anybody an idea of the cost ?

Gerard
I think AJ6 Engineering in England have them [ or used to ? ]
Black Enamel… I think… any of our UK listers know for sure ?

Kind Regards

Tony Williams 1985 XJ6
Randwick Sydney
NSW Australia

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