[xj] (xj) RE: Bonnet closure

But Frank, “lifting” is exactly what the book says to do: lift at the
grille. The hand on the paint is only to assist you if you do not/cannot
lift strongly enough. And, there are no (visible) fingerprints on the
chrome since you grip the Jaguar grille at the centre vane under the top
bar.
Gregory----- Original Message -----
From: “Frank Andersen” franksue@xtra.co.nz
To: “Doug Ingram” dougi@home.com; xj@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2001 9:30 PM
Subject: Re: [xj] (xj) RE: Bonnet closure.

: Doug Ingram wrote:
:
:
: > As for the potential hand print on the polished grill? Easily
: > dispatched
: > with minor attention with the ever present polishing cloth.
: Unsnip
:
: Finger acid on chrome is worse than on paint, Doug, and it seems
: incongruous to lift something to make it drop. I stay with the book - in
: this case :slight_smile:
:
: Frank
: xj6 85 Sov Europe
: >
: > > ----- Original Message -----
: > > From: Steve Averill averill@earthlink.net
: > > To: Dr Gregory Andrachuk <@Dr_Gregory_Andrachuk>; alan pettit
: > > alanpettit@lineone.net
: > > Cc: jag-lovers xj@jag-lovers.org
: > > Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2001 7:07 PM
: > > Subject: Re: [xj] (xj) RE: Bonnet closure.
: > >
: > >
: > > > So scientific!
: > > >
: > > > I just slam the thing. For you pedantic types, call it an
: > “assisted
: > drop.”
: > > > Slam the bonnet, shut the boot gently - that’s MY motto. Going
: > around to
: > > > the grille is an unnecessary trip. With a bit of practice, you
: > will soon
: > > > learn the exact amount of “assist” to provide for reliable
: > latching.
: > > >
: > > > As for hand prints, what about the hand print on the polished
: > grille?
: > > > Slamming the bonnet from the side avoids all hand prints.
: > > >
: > > > Just be careful that you haven’t left anything that protrudes UP
: > if you
: > > use
: > > > the slam, er “assisted drop” method. That possibility IS a point
: > in
: > favor
: > > > of the otherwise sissy-looking grille pull approach if you’re the
: > > forgetful
: > > > type. Not that Gregory is forgetful, of course.
: > > >
: > > > One ADVANTAGE of the “assisted drop” approach is that it looks as
: > if you
: > > > are unconcerned about the whole affair - I would think Dwyer would
: > select
: > > > it for that reason alone!
: > > > -Steve A.
: > > > '67 E Type Coupe
: > > > '76 XJ6C - been slamming for over 10 years now
: > > > '91 XJ40
: > > >
: > > > PS: Even my 7 year-old is strong enough to use the “assisted drop”
: > method,
: > > > though she’s too short to do it unless she climbs up a ladder
: > which is
: > not
: > > > recommended due to the possibility of falls.
: > > >
: > > > PPS: I DO use the grille pull if I happen to be AT the grille when
: > I
: > > finish
: > > > whatever I’m doing that required the bonnet to be opened.
: > > >
: > >
: > >
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I’ll have to admit that I’m quite happy being a grille jerk :slight_smile: It is a
unique way (among cars) to close the hood on a vehicle that is, in the
highest regards, one of a kind!

Shawn Sutherland
1985 XJ6, 153K

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It’s great to see such linguistic talent on this list. :]–
Alex
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Peddlarbob@aol.com wrote:

In a message dated 11/15/01 9:08:03 AM Pacific Standard Time,
aeb1barfo@yahoo.com writes:

I think we should just have closure on this topic.

There are a number of methods that closure on this topic can be firmly
enforced. How successful we are in shutting down the offenders, hinges on
where we jointly apply pressure. Don’t be hoodwinked into believing that this
is a simple task, it will be necessary to grill this into peoples minds that
we will not be discussing this subject again. We have a number of choices
available to us. We could take the passive method of raising our eyebrows to
illustrate our dismay, that this subject has again popped up, that would work
for some people. Alternatively we could apply pressure right up front, to
close them down immediately. However what may be the most affective is if we
assist each other to drop the word that this subject has conclusively, been
slammed shut.

Bob.

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From: “Mad Mac” madmac@hal-pc.org
To: “Phil prince” <@phil_prince>
Subject: Re: Re: [xj] (xj) RE: Bonnet closure.
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 19:08:20 -0600

I say step up on the bumper, push the hood down, walk up on it to the
windshield and
jump up and down a few times.


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