[xk] Bruce's New 150 FHC

Bruce…Perhaps I am the only one thinking this way, but if the 150
looks this good after 45 years (appears solid with very little, if any
rust), I would never
take it apart. You would never get it back like delivered from the
factory.
When the body shop stripped my paint to bare metal on my 140, the shop
absolutely said they would never disassemble it. My 140 had only
rust
the size of a quarter on the entire exterior. I am assuming there is
some within the metal inners, but there appears to be none after 48
years! I am going to use an Electronic Rust Control System on mine for
this purpose. That’s a new post in itself! I have used one on all my
Es and the
MK2 with no regrets. Again, it makes me nervous when
you say you will disassemble yours. It appears too nice. Why not
strip
the paint to metal, respray, install new interior, rubber, etc. and
enjoy? Is it
as solid as it appears?

Richard Greene
1956 XK 140 FHC

bbaysinger@socal.rr.com 02/12/04 11:22AM >>>
Jerry:
The only photo, so far, is one taken 5 minutes after the tow truck
dropped it in my driveway. (I still hadn’t noticed the missing
windshield
trim, so was still rather giddy). I will post additional shots as I
get
time. I am resisting the urge to ‘start to disassemble’ until I clear
out
several projects actually under way.
I have included a photograph found in the car from a very early Pebble
Beach
Concours showing many XK’s. Though it may be difficult to read in the
pic,
the cars are sorted by style and price (when new presumably).
BB
http://www.sportscarlink.com/150FHC.jpg
http://www.sportscarlink.com/PebbleBeach.jpg----- Original Message -----
From: “JerrysJaguar” JerrysJaguar@comcast.net
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 7:29 AM
Subject: Re: [xk] new arrival/#s for John

Bruce,
Congrats on selecting one of my favorites, the 150 FHC!!! Can’t wait
for
the photos.
IMHO, a guy has to have “future” projects. Sanity requirement. I
just
about
bought a disassembled 1950 Old 88 this week, but it fell through as
the
fellow tried to jack up the price. I also have disassembled;
58 XK150 OTS (in process)
63 E type FHC (disassembled, rusty, and waiting for my courage to
return)
53 Ford Sunliner convertible (in the bone yard)
52 Ford Coupe (parts car)
Sure would like to have that Healey racer, too. (:wink:
Jerry Oliver
Olympia, WA
----- Original Message -----
From: “Bruce Baysinger” bbaysinger@socal.rr.com
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 3:18 PM
Subject: Re: [xk] new arrival/#s for John

“You are going to get a reputation as bad as mine ;-}”
Charles, I could be worse, but I don’t like to brag. Currently
disassembled
awaiting the estate sale
52 Jag OTS
59 MGA
55 XK140 special racer
62 Healey BN7 racer
63 MB 300SL
65 MB 230SL
I won’t even mention the motorcycles.
I am one aggressive disassembling S.O.B. (;-(
BB

----- Original Message -----
From: “BISHOP-13” bishop-13@ispwest.com
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 2:49 PM
Subject: Re: [xk] new arrival/#s for John

BB;
Congrats… Pass out the See-Gars…
Instead of taking an assembled pile of XK and turning it
into a
lot

of little piles of XK parts, why don’t you try getting the puppy
runnng

and

driving, while you continue? to work on the others? ;-}
You are going to get a reputation as bad as mine ;-}
Charles #677556.

----- Original Message -----
From: “Bruce Baysinger”

All:
I am please to announce a new arrival as of last night.
She’s a 1959 XK150 FHC 3.4 auto. 75,000 miles, two owners, Los
Angeles

delivery (black/yellow plates),

Richard:
You don’t seem to understand…I MUST TAKE STUFF APART.
See attachment: http://www.sportscarlink.com/230.jpg
Two months ago I got this tidy 230SL. Real clean. Did have some pesky
overspray on the wiring harness. 'nuff said?
B “I wonder how this comes apart” B----- Original Message -----
From: “Richard Greene” greener@edgecombe.edu
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 9:07 AM
Subject: [xk] Bruce’s New 150 FHC

Bruce…Perhaps I am the only one thinking this way, but if the 150
looks this good after 45 years (appears solid with very little, if any
rust), I would never
take it apart. You would never get it back like delivered from the
factory.
When the body shop stripped my paint to bare metal on my 140, the shop
absolutely said they would never disassemble it. My 140 had only
rust
the size of a quarter on the entire exterior. I am assuming there is
some within the metal inners, but there appears to be none after 48
years! I am going to use an Electronic Rust Control System on mine for
this purpose. That’s a new post in itself! I have used one on all my
Es and the
MK2 with no regrets. Again, it makes me nervous when
you say you will disassemble yours. It appears too nice. Why not
strip
the paint to metal, respray, install new interior, rubber, etc. and
enjoy? Is it
as solid as it appears?

Richard Greene
1956 XK 140 FHC

@bbay 02/12/04 11:22AM >>>
Jerry:
The only photo, so far, is one taken 5 minutes after the tow truck
dropped it in my driveway. (I still hadn’t noticed the missing
windshield
trim, so was still rather giddy). I will post additional shots as I
get
time. I am resisting the urge to ‘start to disassemble’ until I clear
out
several projects actually under way.
I have included a photograph found in the car from a very early Pebble
Beach
Concours showing many XK’s. Though it may be difficult to read in the
pic,
the cars are sorted by style and price (when new presumably).
BB
http://www.sportscarlink.com/150FHC.jpg
http://www.sportscarlink.com/PebbleBeach.jpg
----- Original Message -----
From: “JerrysJaguar” JerrysJaguar@comcast.net
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 7:29 AM
Subject: Re: [xk] new arrival/#s for John

Bruce,
Congrats on selecting one of my favorites, the 150 FHC!!! Can’t wait
for
the photos.
IMHO, a guy has to have “future” projects. Sanity requirement. I
just
about
bought a disassembled 1950 Old 88 this week, but it fell through as
the
fellow tried to jack up the price. I also have disassembled;
58 XK150 OTS (in process)
63 E type FHC (disassembled, rusty, and waiting for my courage to
return)
53 Ford Sunliner convertible (in the bone yard)
52 Ford Coupe (parts car)
Sure would like to have that Healey racer, too. (:wink:
Jerry Oliver
Olympia, WA
----- Original Message -----
From: “Bruce Baysinger” <@bbay>
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 3:18 PM
Subject: Re: [xk] new arrival/#s for John

“You are going to get a reputation as bad as mine ;-}”
Charles, I could be worse, but I don’t like to brag. Currently
disassembled
awaiting the estate sale
52 Jag OTS
59 MGA
55 XK140 special racer
62 Healey BN7 racer
63 MB 300SL
65 MB 230SL
I won’t even mention the motorcycles.
I am one aggressive disassembling S.O.B. (;-(
BB

----- Original Message -----
From: “BISHOP-13” bishop-13@ispwest.com
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 2:49 PM
Subject: Re: [xk] new arrival/#s for John

BB;
Congrats… Pass out the See-Gars…
Instead of taking an assembled pile of XK and turning it
into a
lot

of little piles of XK parts, why don’t you try getting the puppy
runnng

and

driving, while you continue? to work on the others? ;-}
You are going to get a reputation as bad as mine ;-}
Charles #677556.

----- Original Message -----
From: “Bruce Baysinger”

All:
I am please to announce a new arrival as of last night.
She’s a 1959 XK150 FHC 3.4 auto. 75,000 miles, two owners, Los
Angeles

delivery (black/yellow plates),

BB;
You Dad use to whip you after you took his watch apart, didn’t he??
;-}
We’re going to have to hide all your tools and tape your hands
together so you’ll stop taking apart good cars… except the SL… that you
can part out ;-}
Charles (No Love for MB’s) #677556.----- Original Message -----
From: “Bruce Baysinger”

Richard:
You don’t seem to understand…I MUST TAKE STUFF APART.
See attachment: http://www.sportscarlink.com/230.jpg
Two months ago I got this tidy 230SL. Real clean. Did have some pesky
overspray on the wiring harness. 'nuff said?
B “I wonder how this comes apart” B

Bruce said: “>>> bbaysinger@socal.rr.com 02/12/04 01:47PM >>>
Richard:
You don’t seem to understand…I MUST TAKE STUFF APART.”

Bruce…Oh no! It will get back together? To me, it is like taking a

great painting and cutting it up and trying to get it back like was
before.
I guess I am different than most Jag and Mercedes owners. I LOVE to
drive my cars and enjoy them. I like getting them ready, but do not
get
excited about spending hours working on them. That is why I have
always
bought cars that are like your 150: not needing major surgery, etc. I
pay
more normally, but I have less headaches. You mentioned the 280SL, I
have a 63 190SL Mercedes (one of the last 100 made);I would have a
nervous breakdown tearing it apart! Just don’t send me pictures of
your
car in “pieces”! Good luck with whatever you do.

Richard Greene
1956 XK 140 FHC

bbaysinger@socal.rr.com 02/12/04 01:47PM >>>
Richard:
You don’t seem to understand…I MUST TAKE STUFF APART.
See attachment: http://www.sportscarlink.com/230.jpg
Two months ago I got this tidy 230SL. Real clean. Did have some pesky
overspray on the wiring harness. 'nuff said?
B “I wonder how this comes apart” B----- Original Message -----
From: “Richard Greene” <@Richard_Greene1>
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 9:07 AM
Subject: [xk] Bruce’s New 150 FHC

Bruce…Perhaps I am the only one thinking this way, but if the 150
looks this good after 45 years (appears solid with very little, if
any
rust), I would never
take it apart. You would never get it back like delivered from the
factory.
When the body shop stripped my paint to bare metal on my 140, the
shop
absolutely said they would never disassemble it. My 140 had only
rust
the size of a quarter on the entire exterior. I am assuming there
is
some within the metal inners, but there appears to be none after 48
years! I am going to use an Electronic Rust Control System on mine
for
this purpose. That’s a new post in itself! I have used one on all
my
Es and the
MK2 with no regrets. Again, it makes me nervous when
you say you will disassemble yours. It appears too nice. Why not
strip
the paint to metal, respray, install new interior, rubber, etc. and
enjoy? Is it
as solid as it appears?

Richard Greene
1956 XK 140 FHC

bbaysinger@socal.rr.com 02/12/04 11:22AM >>>
Jerry:
The only photo, so far, is one taken 5 minutes after the tow
truck
dropped it in my driveway. (I still hadn’t noticed the missing
windshield
trim, so was still rather giddy). I will post additional shots as I
get
time. I am resisting the urge to ‘start to disassemble’ until I
clear
out
several projects actually under way.
I have included a photograph found in the car from a very early
Pebble
Beach
Concours showing many XK’s. Though it may be difficult to read in
the
pic,
the cars are sorted by style and price (when new presumably).
BB
http://www.sportscarlink.com/150FHC.jpg
http://www.sportscarlink.com/PebbleBeach.jpg
----- Original Message -----
From: “JerrysJaguar” JerrysJaguar@comcast.net
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 7:29 AM
Subject: Re: [xk] new arrival/#s for John

Bruce,
Congrats on selecting one of my favorites, the 150 FHC!!! Can’t
wait
for

the photos.
IMHO, a guy has to have “future” projects. Sanity requirement. I
just
about
bought a disassembled 1950 Old 88 this week, but it fell through
as
the

fellow tried to jack up the price. I also have disassembled;
58 XK150 OTS (in process)
63 E type FHC (disassembled, rusty, and waiting for my courage to
return)
53 Ford Sunliner convertible (in the bone yard)
52 Ford Coupe (parts car)
Sure would like to have that Healey racer, too. (:wink:
Jerry Oliver
Olympia, WA
----- Original Message -----
From: “Bruce Baysinger” bbaysinger@socal.rr.com
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 3:18 PM
Subject: Re: [xk] new arrival/#s for John

“You are going to get a reputation as bad as mine ;-}”
Charles, I could be worse, but I don’t like to brag. Currently
disassembled
awaiting the estate sale
52 Jag OTS
59 MGA
55 XK140 special racer
62 Healey BN7 racer
63 MB 300SL
65 MB 230SL
I won’t even mention the motorcycles.
I am one aggressive disassembling S.O.B. (;-(
BB

----- Original Message -----
From: “BISHOP-13” bishop-13@ispwest.com
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 2:49 PM
Subject: Re: [xk] new arrival/#s for John

BB;
Congrats… Pass out the See-Gars…
Instead of taking an assembled pile of XK and turning
it
into a

lot

of little piles of XK parts, why don’t you try getting the
puppy
runnng

and

driving, while you continue? to work on the others? ;-}
You are going to get a reputation as bad as mine ;-}
Charles #677556.

----- Original Message -----
From: “Bruce Baysinger”

All:
I am please to announce a new arrival as of last night.
She’s a 1959 XK150 FHC 3.4 auto. 75,000 miles, two owners,
Los
Angeles

delivery (black/yellow plates),

Richard:
Yeah, driving is fun too. I promise not to send you pictures of the
disassembled 150. Want to see pictures of my one owner 30,000 mile M-B 1963
300SL roadster? (it will take a wide angle camera to get most of the parts
in one shot). Drove it for 1 mile then took that sucker apart (1985).
BB----- Original Message -----
From: “Richard Greene” greener@edgecombe.edu
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 11:54 AM
Subject: Re: [xk] Bruce’s New 150 FHC

Bruce said: “>>> @bbay 02/12/04 01:47PM >>>
Richard:
You don’t seem to understand…I MUST TAKE STUFF APART.”

Bruce…Oh no! It will get back together? To me, it is like taking a

great painting and cutting it up and trying to get it back like was
before.
I guess I am different than most Jag and Mercedes owners. I LOVE to
drive my cars and enjoy them. I like getting them ready, but do not
get
excited about spending hours working on them. That is why I have
always
bought cars that are like your 150: not needing major surgery, etc. I
pay
more normally, but I have less headaches. You mentioned the 280SL, I
have a 63 190SL Mercedes (one of the last 100 made);I would have a
nervous breakdown tearing it apart! Just don’t send me pictures of
your
car in “pieces”! Good luck with whatever you do.

Richard Greene
1956 XK 140 FHC

@bbay 02/12/04 01:47PM >>>
Richard:
You don’t seem to understand…I MUST TAKE STUFF APART.
See attachment: http://www.sportscarlink.com/230.jpg
Two months ago I got this tidy 230SL. Real clean. Did have some pesky
overspray on the wiring harness. 'nuff said?
B “I wonder how this comes apart” B
----- Original Message -----
From: “Richard Greene” greener@edgecombe.edu
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 9:07 AM
Subject: [xk] Bruce’s New 150 FHC

Bruce…Perhaps I am the only one thinking this way, but if the 150
looks this good after 45 years (appears solid with very little, if
any
rust), I would never
take it apart. You would never get it back like delivered from the
factory.
When the body shop stripped my paint to bare metal on my 140, the
shop
absolutely said they would never disassemble it. My 140 had only
rust
the size of a quarter on the entire exterior. I am assuming there
is
some within the metal inners, but there appears to be none after 48
years! I am going to use an Electronic Rust Control System on mine
for
this purpose. That’s a new post in itself! I have used one on all
my
Es and the
MK2 with no regrets. Again, it makes me nervous when
you say you will disassemble yours. It appears too nice. Why not
strip
the paint to metal, respray, install new interior, rubber, etc. and
enjoy? Is it
as solid as it appears?

Richard Greene
1956 XK 140 FHC

@bbay 02/12/04 11:22AM >>>
Jerry:
The only photo, so far, is one taken 5 minutes after the tow
truck
dropped it in my driveway. (I still hadn’t noticed the missing
windshield
trim, so was still rather giddy). I will post additional shots as I
get
time. I am resisting the urge to ‘start to disassemble’ until I
clear
out
several projects actually under way.
I have included a photograph found in the car from a very early
Pebble
Beach
Concours showing many XK’s. Though it may be difficult to read in
the
pic,
the cars are sorted by style and price (when new presumably).
BB
http://www.sportscarlink.com/150FHC.jpg
http://www.sportscarlink.com/PebbleBeach.jpg
----- Original Message -----
From: “JerrysJaguar” JerrysJaguar@comcast.net
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 7:29 AM
Subject: Re: [xk] new arrival/#s for John

Bruce,
Congrats on selecting one of my favorites, the 150 FHC!!! Can’t
wait
for

the photos.
IMHO, a guy has to have “future” projects. Sanity requirement. I
just
about
bought a disassembled 1950 Old 88 this week, but it fell through
as
the

fellow tried to jack up the price. I also have disassembled;
58 XK150 OTS (in process)
63 E type FHC (disassembled, rusty, and waiting for my courage to
return)
53 Ford Sunliner convertible (in the bone yard)
52 Ford Coupe (parts car)
Sure would like to have that Healey racer, too. (:wink:
Jerry Oliver
Olympia, WA
----- Original Message -----
From: “Bruce Baysinger” <@bbay>
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 3:18 PM
Subject: Re: [xk] new arrival/#s for John

“You are going to get a reputation as bad as mine ;-}”
Charles, I could be worse, but I don’t like to brag. Currently
disassembled
awaiting the estate sale
52 Jag OTS
59 MGA
55 XK140 special racer
62 Healey BN7 racer
63 MB 300SL
65 MB 230SL
I won’t even mention the motorcycles.
I am one aggressive disassembling S.O.B. (;-(
BB

----- Original Message -----
From: “BISHOP-13” bishop-13@ispwest.com
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 2:49 PM
Subject: Re: [xk] new arrival/#s for John

BB;
Congrats… Pass out the See-Gars…
Instead of taking an assembled pile of XK and turning
it
into a

lot

of little piles of XK parts, why don’t you try getting the
puppy
runnng

and

driving, while you continue? to work on the others? ;-}
You are going to get a reputation as bad as mine ;-}
Charles #677556.

----- Original Message -----
From: “Bruce Baysinger”

All:
I am please to announce a new arrival as of last night.
She’s a 1959 XK150 FHC 3.4 auto. 75,000 miles, two owners,
Los
Angeles

delivery (black/yellow plates),

In reply to a message from Bruce Baysinger sent Thu 12 Feb 2004:

Dear BB,

You migher benefit by a chat with a good therapist
about ‘‘completion anxiety’’.

:slight_smile:

Karl–
karl
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