I still use those tools on the '70 Camaro. yes it was a snap, and far less painful than on a Series III. Could Jaguar made the distributor any harder to get to? I know, it’s evolution. the Series I and II isn’t hard to get to all.
This brings up a point, that I’ve always wondered. Coil placement on the Series III. I would think there’s a better place to put it than right on the top where the heat settles. I went through 2 Lucas coils in a year on the Series III until I stepped up and purchased a High Energy “racing coil” if there is such a thing. The coil carries a significant amount of gravity over the Lucas, which explains it’s girth. I copied the stock bracket out of aluminum bar stock in order to mount the larger coil in the same location as it’s English brethren.
Much to my surprise there was a noticeable gain in performance. Two years later, no coil related issues. The downside is the coil is red.
Side tracked again. sorry, back on track and my question
My question is this, has anybody relocated their Series III XJ6 coil?