What Saloon Part is this?

Here are a few Saloon Parts that have got me slightly stumped, they are almost certainly of MK7-9

Anyone know whether its out of a MK7, 8 or 9 ?

I have a bunch of vanes, shells and other grille parts, would like to match them up

This ones got me stumped, almost certainly out of a MK7, shows evidence of preserving oil, so I must have thought it was a rare part

It isnt a door, bonnet, boot or fuel filler part…wait… think I may have an idea what it is, the inside hinge of an air vent on the wing of an early MK7?..will investigate

The inside hinge parts on the fuel fillers of these cars are like hens teeth,
they rot out very easy, as water collects there with the slightest neglect

Hi Tony, those are mounting strips for the grill slats, most certainly for Mk 8-9.They have the tabs for mounting to the top slam tray & bottom valance, which on the Mk7 are attached to the grill surround frame. The Mk 8-9 seem to
have a dummy grill frame which is just chrome trimming mounted directly to the body & bonnet around the grill opening, which makes the grill appear to be wider, just an illusion I think. Pics below of a Mk7 grill for comparison.


Thanks Randall,

A MK8 passed through my hands, and I did get some spares with it.

I also have the shell I believe, and a bunch of slats of unknown origin

The slats are of varying length and condition

The hinged item still eludes me

@DJC (and anyone else), I think it is from an early MK7, but it is not the fuel flap, front air vent, side vents in early guards, door, boot or bonnet hinge

Its possible this part came from a '66 MKX

The phone is about 5" long

Hi Tony, Can’t say I recognise that hinge, can’t think of anything else that hinges. Will keep looking.

Sorry Tony,

I can’t recognise as MK7/8 either. First guess was fuel filler lid but doesn’t ring any bells - later car maybe? Can you post side view and if its a hinge, maybe open.


This is an NOS Indicator lens and chrome support that fits on the assembly of MKX, 420, 420G, S-Type and perhaps some other models

My question relates to what application this is used in ?

All the others are Amber, which is the legal requirement in Australia

The lens is also secured to the chrome base with a screw, which is unlike the amber items

It came out of an ex-Jag dealer sale, via a previous MKX owner, their was a box with a weird mix of NOS and used tail lamp assemblies, plinths and a few other items, such as these 2 below

I am not sure the mirror in particular is a Jag item, the SS plate may be non-stock.
I have a notion I have seen this part before though

No one knows what the hinge in the previous pic is, I cant work it out either, I am almost certain its a part I took out of a Jag

If the mirror is not Jag, any ideas as to what it is off would be good

Amber lenses were illegal in the US. Only red lenses were fitted to all Jaguar cars in the USA on all 1960s cars

Thanks I check “keeping track of every Saloon” site, and about half the LHD show the red lens, the other half has the amber lens.

I dont know whether they changed at some time to reflect modern standards, either by Jag production, or over the last 50yrs by the owner (I presume amber is normal for Indicator lamps in USA now ?

Many 'restorers ’ and owners of these 60s Jags in the US have replaced red lenses either due to lack of red lenses availability or simply because amber lenses look better.

Mk MK2 and MK IX both came from Canada, so they have amber lenses and fog lights, neither of which were allowed in the USA.

Our US Spec 3.8 MK2 delivered in Europe in 1963 had fog lights and shoulder belts. The belts lived on in Jerry Mouton’s E-Type.

This may be a trivial puzzle, but I found this wing nut in the boot of my newly-acquired MK IX parts car. It looks a lot like the wing nut that holds the Coopers cleaner on my MK 2, but mine is brass and this one is steel. While my brass one has a “5” molded into it, this one goes into quite a bit more detail as to its specifications.

It’s too big for the cylindrical air cleaner on the MK IX. Does anyone recognize it, so I can throw it into the correct parts box?

Hi Mike,

My Mark IX has a BIG wing nut like that and it holds the ground cable (with a ring terminal) from the battery to a stud on the scuttle above the battery. Makes it really easy to disconnect the ground cable when working on the car!


That would be a good idea, which is why I installed a disconnect switch on my battery. Unfortunately both of my MK IX examples have a bolt into a captive nut at the ground strap location instead of the captive stud that a wing nut would require. Still wondering where this very decorated wing nut came from. I’m not even sure what BSS means, but it sounds British.

Here’s a photo of my big wing nut, doing its job on the scuttle. Perhaps I should polish it! I have no idea if this is factory or not, and since mine is RHD, there’s not much around to compare it to.

Mike, what is the thread size on that wing nut?
Wing nuts, also sometimes called lug nuts after the Scottish slang term lugs meaning ears, are usually used on items where the consumer might be expected to undo them without having to look for tools.
The air cleaner is the usual place.

Possibly it is for the oil bath air cleaner that was a special order option.

There was also a paper element air cleaner option.

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The mystery wing nut is 3/8" - 20 tpi, which is a BSF size. The brass wing nut on the Coopers Cleaner is 3/8 - 24, which is a standard modern size. The nut on the end of the cylindrical MK IX air cleaner is a 5/16" - 22, which is also a BSF size. The oil bath cleaner that was on my MK 1 is long gone, so I can’t test it. The British Standard Fine spec was an evolution of the B. S. Whitworth which had a coarse thread. I’m still trying to figure out the significance of “B.S.S. 5”, which was important enough for the manufacturer to mold it into the one ear.

British Standard…
Straight? (As in straight thread, not tapered)
Special? (As in UNS)
Steel? (As in BSB for brass)

I can’t really find anything.

The wing nut for the torpedo air cleaner is part FU.105/B which sounds like Jaguar’s parts nomenclature for standard hardware items, perhaps wing nut 5/16 Brass?
The wing nut for the pancake paper air cleaner is C.16492 suggesting Jaguar specified it themselves to go with their support bracket C.16488 that sat on top of the engine.
The wing nut for the oil bath air cleaner is part 6818 (1527211) so probably came with the unit from the outside supplier.

Since yours came with a Mark IX, my guess is that car once had an oil bath; the assembly is 7222280 and all the component parts have similar numbers.
BSS might be a manufacturer, something like British Screw Specialists or Birmingham Screw Supplies.

I recall seeing that style of wing mirror on a Australian XM - XR Ford Falcon two door ‘pursuit’. I found this image on the net of a wagon. File:1964 Ford XM Falcon Squire Wagon (22859523133).jpg - Wikimedia Commons


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