[xk] H8 questions

Hello list.
I have two questions regarding H8 SU installations on an XK 140.

  1. How is the choke knob bracket mounted and where?
  2. The original ignition coil bracket does not fit, was there a different
    part# for the H8 installation or was the original bracket merely adapted?

Also, Has anyone got a copy of the original instructions for mounting the
fog lamp brackets and fog lamps on an XK 140? I would appreciate a copy.

Alan Simpson

In reply to a message from Alan sent Tue 3 Jun 2003:

Alan,

For the XK120 when H-8s are fitted:

  1. The choke knob is mounted beneath the dash in a manner similar
    to the bonnet release knob.

  2. There was a special coil bracket ; Guy Broad (no connection)
    supplies a reproduction.

Karl–
karl
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Alan,

If you have an XK-140 DHC or FHC, look at Porter’s “Original Jaguar XK”
second edition, page 67 for the choke knob position. The coil attachment for
the same car is shown on pages 97 and 104.

If you have holes cut in the plinth panel for the fog lights, then the
bracket attaches to the bumper support beam under the hole. It might take
some shimming and adjustment to get things to line up. The hole takes a
rubber grommet.

Hope this helps.

Mike Carpenter
XK-140MC OTS
Manhattan Beach California----- Original Message -----
From: “Alan” alan@roverworks.com
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 9:20 PM
Subject: [xk] H8 questions

Hello list.
I have two questions regarding H8 SU installations on an XK 140.

  1. How is the choke knob bracket mounted and where?
  2. The original ignition coil bracket does not fit, was there a different
    part# for the H8 installation or was the original bracket merely adapted?

Also, Has anyone got a copy of the original instructions for mounting the
fog lamp brackets and fog lamps on an XK 140? I would appreciate a copy.

Alan Simpson