In reply to a message from TMack sent Mon 20 Aug 2012:
I removed mine to spruce it up. Peeling chrome over yellow plastic
not fitting when contrasted against shining waxed Grsosvenor Brown.
Jagcare III discusses the procedure to remove. I used one of my
home made tools. In this case a slim screwdriver with the last 1/4’’
bent at a 45. I have a bucket of screwdrivers that are past their
primary use. Repurposed into poking asnd levering tools.
The plastic has tiny protuberances as pins. These are pressed into
a mastic in the body work. Odd, but effective. Mine only had one
pin. The grill had no pin and the mastic had never been pierced.
After I scraped away most of the peeliong chrome, I sprayed it with
rattle can aluminum. Looks like a sand casted alloy now!!
I crefully drilled it with my Dremel knock off and inserted a thn
screw, about the size of the remaining pin. Used my farrier nippers
to nip off the screwhead and voila secure metal pin.
Oh, one leg was broken!! I repaired it with Krazy Glue and all is
Some day, I’ll fix the squirter. I know the pump works, I made new
wires and bench tested it! If the issue is in the stalk, bye bye
squirter, or I’ll create a different switching mechanism.
Well, the table project is doing well. Ran out of screws and
shoulders yesterday. Today, I better mend the post securing the
mail box. I got some post menders at ACE yesterday.
They hae a small placcard with kids and their soap box cars. The
real stuff, not the Daddy builts. I’ve dibs on t. Looks just like
my friends and I and our ‘‘racers’’. No slick wheels, just all manner
of spoked ones. As on the tricycles of the day or one looks like
it’s wheels saw duty on a pram!!
The original message included these comments:
There is an art to removing the grill over the fresh air vent - I
probably broke a dozen of them trying to perfect it. You’ll need a
SwingHook SW10 from Ulman Devices. Hook it under the fins, right
close to where the pin goes down - you’ll have to use the swinger
(as pry) to gently work your way over to the sweet spot where the
pin is. You’ll know by its resistance to pulling as you get closer
to the pin. Once you get up close as possible, then pry with all
your might, but don’t pull it up more than a half inch! Go do the
same on the other side, et Voila!
Carl Hutchins 1983 Jaguar XJ6 with LT1 and 1994 Jeep Grand
Walnut Creek, California, United States
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