[xj] New Member Intro

I thought I would introduce myself since I just picked up a
1972 XJ6 and have taken a head-first dive into getting ready
for the spring driving season. I found the car in Virginia
and had it shipped to Chicago and safely hidden it in the
garage until all the salt is washed off the streets.

Both of the HVAC fans were dead so I already replaced those
with M868’s. The radiator hoses looked sketchy so I drained
the coolant and replaced all the radiator and heater hoses.
She needs new front brakes but the backs are fine.

I couldn’t live without the 7’’ headlights so I already
started that. The AC compressor and condenser were gone
when I got the car so I started fabricating a mount for a
new Sanden compressor and I measured for a new condenser. I
have a hose crimper so I can make my own hoses.

I replaced the Lucas alternator with a GM CS130 and the
starter was on it’s last legs - so a new gear-reduction unit
is on the way.

The radio is dead so I’m going to replace it with a
RetroSound Model 1 and I have a new set of seat leathers on
the way any day now.

I am looking forward to getting her on the road when the
weather gets nice - until then I am enjoying working on her.

Here’s a pic of her still wearing the dirt from her
cross-country shipping expedition.
http://www.pokrefke.net/1972Jaguar/IMG_2825.jpg--
thorsen
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In reply to a message from thorsen sent Sun 19 Jan 2014:

Wow, she looks beautiful. Same color as mine is supposed to
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I thought I would introduce myself since I just picked up a
1972 XJ6 and have taken a head-first dive into getting ready
Here’s a pic of her still wearing the dirt from her
cross-country shipping expedition.
http://www.pokrefke.net/1972Jaguar/IMG_2825.jpg


Bob Wilkinson, 73 XJ6
Saint Louis, MO, United States
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In reply to a message from thorsen sent Sun 19 Jan 2014:

Pretty car, thorsen!
By your hit list I see how you’re spending your time. She’ll
doubtless appreciate your attention.
(’;’)–
The original message included these comments:

Both of the HVAC fans were dead so I already replaced those
with M868’s. The radiator hoses looked sketchy so I drained
the coolant and replaced all the radiator and heater hoses.
She needs new front brakes but the backs are fine.
I couldn’t live without the 7’’ headlights so I already
started that. The AC compressor and condenser were gone
I replaced the Lucas alternator with a GM CS130 and the
starter was on it’s last legs - so a new gear-reduction unit
The radio is dead so I’m going to replace it with a


LnrB
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In reply to a message from thorsen sent Sun 19 Jan 2014:

Welcome Thorsen and congratulations it looks like a nice
car. Same colour as my series 1 MOD. It is wonderful how
these old ladies scrub up with a little TLC and good
maintenance. I would be interested to hear about the A/C
system you have, maybe a photo or two? What model Sanden
compressor are you using? As you will see from my photo
albulm I have the evaporator in place in mine and will need
to buy a compressor and dryer. Any comment here would be
helpful. I have been told I should use a 5D 7H15 Sanden but
have not purchased one as yet.

Philip Prior
Adelaide, South Australia
1966 S Type 3.4 ltr. Auto
1969 XJ6 Series 1 (MOD)
www.myjaguarstory.com
�Life is too short not to own a Jaguar (or two)�–
The original message included these comments:

I thought I would introduce myself since I just picked up a
1972 XJ6 and have taken a head-first dive into getting ready
for the spring driving season. I found the car in Virginia
and had it shipped to Chicago and safely hidden it in the
garage until all the salt is washed off the streets.
started that. The AC compressor and condenser were gone
when I got the car so I started fabricating a mount for a
new Sanden compressor and I measured for a new condenser. I
have a hose crimper so I can make my own hoses.


PhilipP
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Welcome to the list.

The body appears in good condition. Sounds like the mechanicals is what has been neglected.

Regards
Lou
71 XJ6On Jan 19, 2014, at 5:33 PM, thorsen wrote:

I thought I would introduce myself since I just picked up a
1972 XJ6 and have taken a head-first dive into getting ready
for the spring driving season. I found the car in Virginia
and had it shipped to Chicago and safely hidden it in the
garage until all the salt is washed off the streets.

Both of the HVAC fans were dead so I already replaced those
with M868’s. The radiator hoses looked sketchy so I drained
the coolant and replaced all the radiator and heater hoses.
She needs new front brakes but the backs are fine.

I couldn’t live without the 7’’ headlights so I already
started that. The AC compressor and condenser were gone
when I got the car so I started fabricating a mount for a
new Sanden compressor and I measured for a new condenser. I
have a hose crimper so I can make my own hoses.

I replaced the Lucas alternator with a GM CS130 and the
starter was on it’s last legs - so a new gear-reduction unit
is on the way.

The radio is dead so I’m going to replace it with a
RetroSound Model 1 and I have a new set of seat leathers on
the way any day now.

I am looking forward to getting her on the road when the
weather gets nice - until then I am enjoying working on her.

Here’s a pic of her still wearing the dirt from her
cross-country shipping expedition.
http://www.pokrefke.net/1972Jaguar/IMG_2825.jpg


thorsen
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Regards
Lou
71 XJ6
Scranton, PA USA

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In reply to a message from Lou Danzico sent Mon 20 Jan 2014:

Welcome, great picture. I love the fact that you are
getting right into it.–
1986 Daimler Sovereign Laundette.
London, United Kingdom
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