I know this is a bit silly, but what’s the harm?
Besides I’m not doing this to feel good about myself, but I think this can be fun and motivate some of us to use our good old Jaguars (& SS’s) the way they were meant to: driven.
There’s been a similar positive ”challenge” on fchat under Other makes, Maserati for classic (1950-1980) Maseratis usually won by a Swedish guy I’ve met a couple of times, good fun. (Not that I would ever have owned a classic Maserati.)
So now that I am following the factory ”running-in” instructions I still have 150 miles left of the do-not-exceed-2.500rpm driving, followed by another 500 miles of max 3.000rpm driving.
I used a GPS today and figured out that 2.500rpm in top gear is 75km/h (ca 50mph)
So I was thinking we could have a little challenge and see who do some miles with a classic Jaguar.
Besides I am sure I will be outrun by one of our friends from Australia or New Zealand.
So I have so far done ca 300 miles this year on the rebuilt MKIV engine in our MKV DHC, ca 100 miles today, we had a cruising night and I visited an interesting place with a friend before it, a bit cold and rainy, but so what!