[xj] they're just brilliant cars

First a happy New year to all,
I left my AJ6 powered XJ6 Coupe in France some 8 weeks ago,
battery disconnected, locked, nothing else, just sitting
outside in the elements. Despite popular belief this part of
France can get really cold as well (minus 5C last night and
snowy as well). So, with some anxiety I switched on the
ignition this afternoon, and…it started on the button and
settled to a humming 600rpm within seconds! I tried the
brakes, then just went for a 20M spin and had a brilliant
time just getting some fresh petrol (finally at a decent
1.08 euro/litre down here). I’m supposed to fly back to NL
the coming wednesday, but I’m thinking of cancelling the
ticket and driving the XJC back instead…boy did I miss
having it around.

cheers,–
Arnoud
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Oh! Arnoud, you know how to make a fellow Jag Lover jealous! With the
exception of a few days here and there, we’ve been hovering between the -20s
and -30s for about 6 weeks here in Alberta. It’s even been cold and snowy in
next door beautiful British Columbia, where Gregory would no doubt be
clipping his last roses for the season and preparing for crocuses or other
spring flowers at this time of year - not that we have any idea what those
things are on this side of the Rockies.

My XJC still has no drive train but does now have floors meaning I can no
longer propel it Fred Flintstone style; I now have to push it around from
outside the car. The positive side is it will run in just about any weather;
the downside is that the legendary smooth Jaguar ride is somewhat
compromised, as is acceleration and range!

Mike Kennedy
1977 XJC
Calgary, Alberta

Arnoud wrote:

I left my AJ6 powered XJ6 Coupe in France some 8 weeks ago,
battery disconnected, locked, nothing else, just sitting
outside in the elements. Despite popular belief this part of
France can get really cold as well (minus 5C last night and
snowy as well). So, with some anxiety I switched on the
ignition this afternoon, and…it started on the button and
settled to a humming 600rpm within seconds!===================================================
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Mike:

We had our brief fling with winter in Victoria; that nasty snow is all gone
now, and I even had a Jaguar out today; the usual 10 degrees C. but windy.

Gregory,
Victoria, Canada
1966 Mark 2 3.8 (Pale Primrose)
1992 Series III V12 Vanden Plas (Black Cherry)
2002 X-Type 5 sp. manual (Anthracite)
2004 XJ8 4.2 (Ebony)-----Original Message-----
From: owner-xj@jag-lovers.org [mailto:owner-xj@jag-lovers.org] On Behalf Of
Mike Kennedy

It’s even been cold and snowy in
next door beautiful British Columbia, where Gregory would no doubt be
clipping his last roses for the season and preparing for crocuses or other
spring flowers at this time of year - not that we have any idea what those
things are on this side of the Rockies.

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Ah but Mike!
Think of the excellent fuel consumption figures, and the exemplary
carbon footprint you exhibit!
Bill
AlaskaOn Jan 8, 2009, at 3:14 PM, Mike Kennedy wrote:

My XJC still has no drive train but does now have floors meaning I
can no
longer propel it Fred Flintstone style; I now have to push it
around from
outside the car. The positive side is it will run in just about any
weather;
the downside is that the legendary smooth Jaguar ride is somewhat
compromised, as is acceleration and range!

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In reply to a message from William de Creeft sent Thu 8 Jan 2009:

I was all set to use my XJ6 as my daily driver through the
Minnesota winter. But it got so mucked up from the salted
frozen crap kicked up on the road first trip out that I
drove to a car wash, cleaned it up, drove it home and tucked
it away for the rest of the winter.–
BudFox
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You have to love Jag-Lovers! Surely the only place that a man can be
accredited with frugal consumption and low methane emissions!

Mike Kennedy
1977 XJC
Calgary, Alberta

William de Creeft wrote:

Ah but Mike!
Think of the excellent fuel consumption figures, and the exemplary
carbon footprint you exhibit!
Bill
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Mike, your methane production depends on what you eat, not what you push.
;]–
Alex
79xj6L SII (BRG + wires)
86xj6 SIII (Black)
61 Sprite MkII (Red)
Menlo Park, Calif.

Mike Kennedy wrote:

You have to love Jag-Lovers! Surely the only place that a man can be
accredited with frugal consumption and low methane emissions!

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In reply to a message from Dr. Gregory Andrachuk sent Thu 8 Jan 2009:

Gregory Out of all your jags which are relatively dark coloured
your mk2 in pale primrose must stand out in your garage. Very nice
too . Dennis–
denchan 1990 daimler double six
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Yes, The Mark 2 does stand apart in every way except that, being a Jaguar,
it’s beauty lifts the sprit. I personally cannot imagine choosing a Pale
Primrose car new, but that is what was done; my wife insisted on the colour
remaining original and I have grown to really like it. Less than 18,000
original miles on it now.

Gregory,
Victoria, Canada
1966 Mark 2 3.8 (Pale Primrose)
1992 Series III V12 Vanden Plas (Black Cherry)
2002 X-Type 5 sp. manual (Anthracite)
2004 XJ8 4.2 (Ebony)-----Original Message-----
From: owner-xj@jag-lovers.org [mailto:owner-xj@jag-lovers.org] On Behalf Of
denchan
Sent: January-09-09 1:18 AM
To: xj@jag-lovers.org
Subject: RE: [xj] they’re just brilliant cars…

In reply to a message from Dr. Gregory Andrachuk sent Thu 8 Jan 2009:

Gregory Out of all your jags which are relatively dark coloured
your mk2 in pale primrose must stand out in your garage. Very nice
too . Dennis

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Gregory, I hope you’re planning on changing that last item significantly!

Mike Kennedy
1977 XJC
Calgary, Alberta

Dr. Gregory Andrachuk wrote:

“my wife insisted on the colour remaining original and I have grown to
really like it. Less than 18,000
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In reply to a message from Mike Kennedy sent Fri 9 Jan 2009:

Hmm.

I always thought of Primrose as a lavender/pink. Wrong, it’s a
lighty creamy yellow!!

Carl–
Carl Hutchins 1983 Jaguar XJ6 with LT1 and 1994 Jeep Grand
Walnut Creek, California, United States
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I think that lavender/pink colour is called “Heather”

Mike Kennedy
1977 XJC
Calgary, Alberta

Carl Hutchins wrote:

“I always thought of Primrose as a lavender/pink. Wrong, it’s a
lighty creamy yellow!!”===================================================
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