[Lumps!] Re: Needs some advice

Doug,
On Jaguars rust is like the Iceberg that sunk the Titanic, the majority of
the problem is under the surface. So just grinding down the rust on the
surface won’t solve the problem. 9 times out of 10, the rust has eaten away from
the inside of the body like an insidious cancer that has got to be cut out, or
else have the rusted panel removed and the damaged assessed from the panels
backside. I found out the hard way! About 8 months after putting a beautiful
new $2,000 Regency Red paint job on my 1977 XJ-6L, I saw a little spot & then
another that looked as if some sand or dirt had gotten into the paint before
it had dried. But the sad truth was it was rust that was rotting through the
sheet metal just below the Running Jaguar badge on both of the front wings, a
look behind the rusted panels led me to make a tough decision, the removal &
repair of both of the front wings (fenders) assemblies and removing (cutting
out) all traces of the cancerous rusted out areas along the sill line and
anywhere else I could find it, then undercoat the affected areas making sure I
had gotten the problem, then I primered and had the people who had painted
the car earlier reshoot the entire area that ran from the top of the front
wheel well to the door opening, down to the sill. Luckily with the new computer
technology that they use to scan and match an exact hue of the paint being
replaced it now looks like it did when I first had it painted, no trace of
anything ever having been done. I saved the part we cut out just to remind me that
the rust works its way out from inside of the Jaguar bodies. Why the British
lads skimped on undercoat or metal prepping the inside of these beautiful
cars is a real shame. Since so many of them have fallen victim to water and
salt corrosion, especially in the North Eastern part of the US. As for your girl
friend…I figure if she’s going out on you and you think she worth
saving…cut out the bad part of your relationship before it destroys what you have
with her. Examine what the cause is for her to be seeing someone else, if
that’s the case. I’d ask her if she has anything she wants to talk to you about.
Be straight with her, maybe she’s just trying to get some of your attention.
It’s like that rust you found on your wheel arch, if you neglect it it’ll ruin
what may well be a great thing you have. But if it’s to late and she tells
you she wants out, hey, sometimes you have to cut out the rotten part of your
life, too! And believe me pretty soon you won’t even notice there had once
been a problem area. There are answers to everything IF you are willing to play
it smart. But stalking her is not only dumb it’s illegal.

Albert Escalante-Owner 1977 Jaguar XJ-6Lump
Central Coast British Car Club-Ventura, CA.

Albert Escalante-Owner 1977 Jaguar XJ-6Lump
Central Coast British Car Club-Ventura, CA.
www.ccbcc.org

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In reply to a message from Aeseeyou@aol.com sent Wed 27 Oct 2004:

Albert,

I do believe doug was taking the piss. You americans have no sence
of humour.–
Dene
Auckland, New Zealand
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What! Are you criticizing all Americans?-----Original Message-----
From: owner-lumps@jag-lovers.org [mailto:owner-lumps@jag-lovers.org] On
Behalf Of Dene
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 4:35 PM
To: lumps@jag-lovers.org
Subject: [Lumps!] Re: Needs some advice…

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In reply to a message from Myer Talerman sent Thu 11 Nov 2004:

Woo hoo the gloves are coming off. I’m Canadian so I’m just gonna
sit on the fence and watch this one.–
Rob Wade
Windsor Ontario, Canada
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In reply to a message from Aeseeyou@aol.com sent Wed 27 Oct 2004:
Albert,
I do believe doug was taking the piss. You americans have no sence
of humour.On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 01:34:53 +0100 Dene dene.finnegan@telco-nz.co.nz wrote:

Dene
Auckland, New Zealand


Woo hoo the gloves are coming off. I’m Canadian so I’m just gonna
sit on the fence and watch this one.

Rob Wade
Windsor Ontario, Canada


UHHHHHHHH?
What did I miss? This makes no sense? Or Sence?
Mike Lost in Tucson.

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In a message dated 11/12/2004 8:08:53 PM Pacific Standard Time,
mkkmmcgin@mybluelight.com writes:On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 01:34:53 +0100 Dene dene.finnegan@telco-nz.co.nz wrote:
In reply to a message from @Aeseeyou sent Wed 27 Oct 2004:
Albert,
I do believe doug was taking the piss. You americans have no sence
of humour.

Dene
Auckland, New Zealand


Woo hoo the gloves are coming off. I’m Canadian so I’m just gonna
sit on the fence and watch this one.

Rob Wade
Windsor Ontario, Canada


UHHHHHHHH?
What did I miss? This makes no sense? Or Sence?
Mike Lost in Tucson.


OK…
Whats going on here? I said someone was taking a piss? I nenver said any
thing of the sort, nor do I understand what this whole thing is about. The only
Doug that I even know on the list is Doug Dwyer and we’ve known each other
for about 7 years now and get along just fine thank you…So lads lets just stop
this nright now, OK?
Happy, Happy, Happy!!
Albert Escalante-Owner 1977 Jaguar XJ-6Lump
Central Coast British Car Club-Ventura, CA.
www.ccbcc.org (http://www.ccbcc.org)

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I was a little curious, too. I reckon somebody just a couple too many
beers…

Cheers
Doug Dwyer
Longview, Washington USA
1987 Ser III XJ6
1988 XJS V12

OK…
Whats going on here? I said someone was taking a piss? I nenver said any
thing of the sort, nor do I understand what this whole thing is about. The
only
Doug that I even know on the list is Doug Dwyer and we’ve known each other
for about 7 years now and get along just fine thank you…So lads lets
just stop
this nright now, OK?
Happy, Happy, Happy!!

dene.finnegan@telco-nz.co.nz wrote:

Albert,
I do believe doug was taking the piss. You americans have no sence
of humour.

Dene
Auckland, New Zealand


Woo hoo the gloves are coming off. I’m Canadian so I’m just gonna
sit on the fence and watch this one.

Rob Wade
Windsor Ontario, Canada


UHHHHHHHH?
What did I miss? This makes no sense? Or Sence?
Mike Lost in Tucson.


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In reply to a message from Doug Dwyer sent Sun 14 Nov 2004:

To clarify,

This is in relation to a thread back a page from doug gale.
He posted a funny, if not rather long, question about the rust in
his jag. It started with a long story about his girlfriend.

Albert missed it completely and offered girlfriend advise, which is
why I just had to comment that Americans have no sense of humour.
And I stand by it. If it is subtle, the yanks always miss it.

And taking the piss, means pulling someones leg, if you didn’t get
that either Albert.–
The original message included these comments:

I was a little curious, too. I reckon somebody just a couple too many
beers…
Doug Dwyer

Whats going on here? I said someone was taking a piss? I nenver said any
thing of the sort, nor do I understand what this whole thing is about. The
only
Albert,
Woo hoo the gloves are coming off. I’m Canadian so I’m just gonna
sit on the fence and watch this one.
Rob Wade


Dene
Auckland, New Zealand
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It can be hard to understand the humor in something when it is in reference
to something several days old and no part of the original posting is quoted
to keep things in context. You may want to consider quoting a few lines of
any post you reply to. Remember that many of us get these postings via
email, not the forums…so we literally “see” things differently than forum
users do. The original postings, which ended up with your “taking the piss”
remark, were deleted from my mailbox days ago so I had no frame of
reference…I suspect other email users were in the same quandary.

I now understand what “taking the piss” means. I didn’t before, I suspect
many other Americans didn’t, either. It is not a reflection of our sense of
humor. We’re just not familiar with all the down under colloquialisms,
that’s all. It is not that your attempt at humor was subtle, it just
completely missed the mark.

If you want to impress us with how wonderful NZ humor is relative to USA
humor, I might suggest saying something genuinely humorous, offered in
proper context, and without NZ-specific slang.

Doug Dwyer
Longview, Washington USA
1987 Ser III XJ6
1988 XJS V12

In reply to a message from Doug Dwyer sent Sun 14 Nov 2004:

To clarify,

This is in relation to a thread back a page from doug gale.
He posted a funny, if not rather long, question about the rust in
his jag. It started with a long story about his girlfriend.

Albert missed it completely and offered girlfriend advise, which is
why I just had to comment that Americans have no sense of humour.
And I stand by it. If it is subtle, the yanks always miss it.

And taking the piss, means pulling someones leg, if you didn’t get
that either Albert.

//please trim quoted text to context onlyFrom: “Dene” dene.finnegan@telco-nz.co.nz

This American got it right in the beginning; thought the question about the
girlfriend was great, and am even getting a chuckle about where this has
gone !?!
Bill de Creeft
S1 383/700R-4,S111 XJV12 (being brought back to life as original)----- Original Message -----
From: “Dene” dene.finnegan@telco-nz.co.nz
To: lumps@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2004 10:15 AM
Subject: Re: [Lumps!] Re: Needs some advice…

In reply to a message from Doug Dwyer sent Sun 14 Nov 2004:

To clarify,

This is in relation to a thread back a page from doug gale.
He posted a funny, if not rather long, question about the rust in
his jag. It started with a long story about his girlfriend.

Albert missed it completely and offered girlfriend advise, which is
why I just had to comment that Americans have no sense of humour.
And I stand by it. If it is subtle, the yanks always miss it.

And taking the piss, means pulling someones leg, if you didn’t get
that either Albert.

The original message included these comments:

I was a little curious, too. I reckon somebody just a couple too many
beers…
Doug Dwyer

Whats going on here? I said someone was taking a piss? I nenver said
any

thing of the sort, nor do I understand what this whole thing is about.
The

only

Albert,
Woo hoo the gloves are coming off. I’m Canadian so I’m just gonna
sit on the fence and watch this one.
Rob Wade


Dene
Auckland, New Zealand
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