[modern] many pleasures

NO not nuts Pascal it is just…
Some of life’s (many) or is it too few simple pleasures.
Rapping pipes from an inline 6 with split headers, grinding up a long grade
and the pipes singing on every up-shift, or is it a Jaguar V-12 with manual
tranny, down shifting before entering the apex and gently powering out the
back side of the curve, or is it a cammy small block sitting at a traffic
light in the middle of no place USA on a steamy Saturday night, making just
barely enough vacuum pressure to keep it from flaming out, all the while the
mix of Intimate perfume wisping across the seat from your main squeeze, or
is it a turbo-charger winding up and seconds later the power comes on and
whoosh the tires melt the black top and chews six or seven streaks in other
wise smooth tarmac, or is it a big bore super charger spooling up and
squishing in upper cylinder lube trying to keep from melting the exhaust
valves and then the clutch clunks in and the throw-out bearing chatters
trying to match torque-up and inertia all the while a brand new rear set
radials are mashed against dry and dusty concrete trying to print the
letters J____J with both rear wheels; yes there are many many more but you
know what I mean …ahhhh life’s simple pleasures.
DaveA 89 XJ6

I don’t think you are nuts, I feel disconnected

I remember loving being on a local hiway with a barrier,
and listening to my Triumph…nice exhaust note…
I cant hear the Jaguar, other than tire and wind noise…

Brett
1990 XJ6

just so that I can hear the whine of the superchargers or the sound of
the

engine… especially when accelerating on a ramp with a concrete
barriers on
the sides, windows open, it amplifies the sound… Same in the
E-type…

the music of the V12, the air being sucked in air filters, the roar of
the----- Original Message -----
From: “Brett Gazdzinski” brett.gazdzinski@wcom.com
To: “Pascal Gademer” pascal@pam-trading.com; modern@jag-lovers.org

exhaust, is worth any sound system… I love the way on deceleration, >
never mind, I must be nuts !

Pascal
Miami, FL

I use the stereo, actually the CD changer, every time I go out. But at least
once a week , or so, I turn everything off, radio and climate control and
listen to the engine, wheels, brakes etc for anything unusual. All the more
important with the 6 liter V12. So I totally understand you, I just wish my
car made a little MORE noise sometimes… stainless steel aftermarket
exhaust maybe?

DA
1994 XJ12----- Original Message -----
From: “David Austin” daustin@inil.com
To: “Brett Gazdzinski” brett.gazdzinski@wcom.com; “Pascal Gademer”
pascal@pam-trading.com; modern@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 7:09 PM
Subject: [modern] many pleasures

NO not nuts Pascal it is just…
Some of life’s (many) or is it too few simple pleasures.
Rapping pipes from an inline 6 with split headers, grinding up a long
grade
and the pipes singing on every up-shift, or is it a Jaguar V-12 with
manual
tranny, down shifting before entering the apex and gently powering out the
back side of the curve, or is it a cammy small block sitting at a traffic
light in the middle of no place USA on a steamy Saturday night, making
just
barely enough vacuum pressure to keep it from flaming out, all the while
the
mix of Intimate perfume wisping across the seat from your main squeeze, or
is it a turbo-charger winding up and seconds later the power comes on and
whoosh the tires melt the black top and chews six or seven streaks in
other
wise smooth tarmac, or is it a big bore super charger spooling up and
squishing in upper cylinder lube trying to keep from melting the exhaust
valves and then the clutch clunks in and the throw-out bearing chatters
trying to match torque-up and inertia all the while a brand new rear set
radials are mashed against dry and dusty concrete trying to print the
letters J____J with both rear wheels; yes there are many many more but
you
know what I mean …ahhhh life’s simple pleasures.
DaveA 89 XJ6
----- Original Message -----
From: “Brett Gazdzinski” brett.gazdzinski@wcom.com
To: “Pascal Gademer” pascal@pam-trading.com; modern@jag-lovers.org

I don’t think you are nuts, I feel disconnected

I remember loving being on a local hiway with a barrier,
and listening to my Triumph…nice exhaust note…
I cant hear the Jaguar, other than tire and wind noise…

Brett
1990 XJ6

just so that I can hear the whine of the superchargers or the sound of
the

engine… especially when accelerating on a ramp with a concrete
barriers on
the sides, windows open, it amplifies the sound… Same in the
E-type…

the music of the V12, the air being sucked in air filters, the roar of
the

exhaust, is worth any sound system… I love the way on deceleration,

never mind, I must be nuts !

Pascal
Miami, FL

Beautiful, Dave, this is poetry in free verse!

I would add -

the steady rise and fall of the trailing exhaust note of an open two seater
climbing and falling down hills on an empty two-lane highway in a green
countryside, blue sky and sunshine…
leaving the past behind, every turn of the wheel into a new moment

Dave Lokensgard
'90 Vanden Plas Majestic (DAVZCAT)
'55 XK140 OTS
Poway, California

I hope you guys are better with your cars than you are with “poetry”! :=)

Nigel MacLennan

Perfect. This is why I drive a Jag every day and why I am restoring a
Healey. Nice post.
Cheers,
Chris
XJ6
BJ8

A common trick is to remove everything from the CC’s aft and replace it with
2.5" OD heavy wall pipes. If you can afford SS use that. MIG weld the
joints and hang it all with rubber/steel hangers. MIG a short piece of
flared chrome extensions on each pipe at the pipe ends. Then tick it over
and find the resonant points at each shift and enjoy the sounds.

DaveA 89 XJ6

stainless steel aftermarket----- Original Message -----
From: “Daniel Arsenault” > car made a little MORE noise sometimes…

exhaust maybe?

DA
1994 XJ12

Naw, it’s not poetry it’s Gasoline Alley I’ tis., it happens to us all
summer on every Saturday night.
DaveA 89 XJ6----- Original Message -----
From: “Nigel MacLennan” nmaclennan@sesadgp.org.au
To: modern@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 10:59 PM
Subject: RE: [modern] many pleasures

I hope you guys are better with your cars than you are with “poetry”! :=)

Nigel MacLennan