[xk] My friend is going over to the DARK side. What can I do?

Oh what can I do?

My friend, XK owning, XK restoring, XK driving friend, has GASP!
purchased an E-type. There! I’ve said it. The awful truth is
there before us.
OK, the new vehicle, (I cannot bring myself to apply any other name
to that slinky seductress) is black on black in black. It’s even
shiny. It purrs like a XK, Idles like a XK, Overheats like an XK,
but does it have soul like an XK? But will it leave him lonely on
a dark stretch of highway like an XK? Will it cost him his life
savings and THEN leave him on a dark stretch of highway?
I know, I know, friends don’t let friends drive Chevvys. But
what’s a friend to do when a younger, more athletic, slinky, faster
and arguably more modern temptress catches the eye (and other
parts) of a formerly wise and realisic gentleman?
We ALL know that the temptress is after his wallet, his home and
probably his firstborn. But what’s a man to do?
Advice from the list is welcomed.
What must I do to bring my wayward friend back to the fold?

Roger :-^–
Roger, 1954 120 DHC BRG, S678300
Tamarac, South Fla., United States
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And the problem is…?

Mike Eck
New Jersey, USA
www.jaguarclock.com
'51 XK120 OTS, '62 3.8 MK2 MOD, '72 SIII E-Type 2+2>

My friend, XK owning, XK restoring, XK driving friend, has GASP!
purchased an E-type. There! I’ve said it. The awful truth is
there before us.

Hello Mike>
Well !!!, that should not bother you, you have one.>> ask your friend if he
needs a hood frame, have one for sale
Have a good day
Manny

At 01:35 PM 9/11/2005, you wrote:

What must I do to bring my wayward friend back to the fold?

simple - borrow it from him and forget to return it :slight_smile:

Roger,

I bought an E-type once. A good friend who is a psychiatrist came over to
see my new toy. He explained the psychological attraction of sports cars to
me. He said, “Men buy sports cars to compensate for other ‘shortcomings’.
The cars are typically red, long, and powerful and we get them out once a
week and wax them…” I cut him off and suggested that he was simply
jealous of my XKE (which, BTW, was blue, not red). He agreed and apologized
for his lame attempt at discrediting my motivations.

He had forgotten that he fed me the same story years before when I bought a
red MGB.

So you can tell your friend that he is compensating for other shortcomings
or you can admit that you’re jealous. Either way he’s probably going to
keep the E-type.

I sold mine because, although it is a beautiful design, I never warmed up to
driving it. I’d much rather wrestle with the XK.

Jim Reminga
1957 XK-140 OTS-----Original Message-----
From: owner-xk@jag-lovers.org [mailto:owner-xk@jag-lovers.org] On Behalf Of
Velocette
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 3:35 PM
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Subject: [xk] My friend is going over to the DARK side. What can I do?

Oh what can I do?

My friend, XK owning, XK restoring, XK driving friend, has GASP!
purchased an E-type. There! I’ve said it. The awful truth is
there before us.
OK, the new vehicle, (I cannot bring myself to apply any other name
to that slinky seductress) is black on black in black. It’s even
shiny. It purrs like a XK, Idles like a XK, Overheats like an XK,
but does it have soul like an XK? But will it leave him lonely on
a dark stretch of highway like an XK? Will it cost him his life
savings and THEN leave him on a dark stretch of highway?
I know, I know, friends don’t let friends drive Chevvys. But
what’s a friend to do when a younger, more athletic, slinky, faster
and arguably more modern temptress catches the eye (and other
parts) of a formerly wise and realisic gentleman?
We ALL know that the temptress is after his wallet, his home and
probably his firstborn. But what’s a man to do?
Advice from the list is welcomed.
What must I do to bring my wayward friend back to the fold?

Roger :-^

Roger, 1954 120 DHC BRG, S678300
Tamarac, South Fla., United States
–Posted using Jag-lovers JagFORUM [forums.jag-lovers.org]–

If it is old enough to have an XK engine in it…then it is probably not
that bad!!

Gary

If he is a real friend, make the ultimate sacrifice…buy it from him!
The Viking-----Original Message-----
From: owner-xk@jag-lovers.org [mailto:owner-xk@jag-lovers.org] On Behalf Of
Velocette
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 3:35 PM
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Subject: [xk] My friend is going over to the DARK side. What can I do?

Oh what can I do?

My friend, XK owning, XK restoring, XK driving friend, has GASP!
purchased an E-type. There! I’ve said it. The awful truth is
there before us.
OK, the new vehicle, (I cannot bring myself to apply any other name
to that slinky seductress) is black on black in black. It’s even
shiny. It purrs like a XK, Idles like a XK, Overheats like an XK,
but does it have soul like an XK? But will it leave him lonely on
a dark stretch of highway like an XK? Will it cost him his life
savings and THEN leave him on a dark stretch of highway?
I know, I know, friends don’t let friends drive Chevvys. But
what’s a friend to do when a younger, more athletic, slinky, faster
and arguably more modern temptress catches the eye (and other
parts) of a formerly wise and realisic gentleman?
We ALL know that the temptress is after his wallet, his home and
probably his firstborn. But what’s a man to do?
Advice from the list is welcomed.
What must I do to bring my wayward friend back to the fold?

Roger :-^

Roger, 1954 120 DHC BRG, S678300
Tamarac, South Fla., United States
–Posted using Jag-lovers JagFORUM [forums.jag-lovers.org]–

In response to Jim Reminga’s comment regarding the E-Type: “I never warmed
up to driving it” -

I owned a Series 1 E for about 5 years - bought it when it was just a 5 year
old used car. If I had the E now in the garage with the 120, I think I would
almost always drive the 120. But I did love the E for a lot of reasons and I
still miss it and sometimes drool over them at the shows and think about
buying another. Maybe it’s because the 120 takes me back to being a teenager
and going to all the SCCA races in the NE and the E takes me back to working
for IBM (something I still have nightmares about). I know it has something
to do with my feeling that the E was sometimes in control when I was driving
it because it could pin me to the back of the seat in 2nd gear. The 120 lets
me feel like I’m always in charge even if I’m not. (My mother was like that
with my father and she was good enough at it that he didn’t even know it
:-).) One of my memories of the E is sometimes sitting on the grass beside
the driveway and just staring at the car for long periods. They are
absolutely gorgeous - especially the Series ones. My response when the put
one in the Museum of Modern Art was “well, of course”.

Bruce-----
Double charges rive cannons.(Scottish proverb)
Bruce Cunningham - Slainte Mhath

Follow-up re: MoMA

http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/2002/autobodies/index.html

Take a look at both the E-Type and the 1946 Cisitalia - possibly part of Sir
William’s inspiration for the 120-----
Double charges rive cannons.(Scottish proverb)
Bruce Cunningham - Slainte Mhath

Bruce,

Mine was a late Series II. No power in the engine and too much power for
the steering and brakes. I never “bonded” with it as a driver.

I too loved just looking at it. They are beautiful.

Jim-----Original Message-----
From: owner-xk@jag-lovers.org [mailto:owner-xk@jag-lovers.org] On Behalf Of
Bruce Cunningham
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 8:07 AM
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Subject: RE: [xk] My friend is going over to the DARK side. What can I do?

In response to Jim Reminga’s comment regarding the E-Type: “I never warmed
up to driving it” -

I owned a Series 1 E for about 5 years - bought it when it was just a 5 year
old used car. If I had the E now in the garage with the 120, I think I would
almost always drive the 120. But I did love the E for a lot of reasons and I
still miss it and sometimes drool over them at the shows and think about
buying another. Maybe it’s because the 120 takes me back to being a teenager
and going to all the SCCA races in the NE and the E takes me back to working
for IBM (something I still have nightmares about). I know it has something
to do with my feeling that the E was sometimes in control when I was driving
it because it could pin me to the back of the seat in 2nd gear. The 120 lets
me feel like I’m always in charge even if I’m not. (My mother was like that
with my father and she was good enough at it that he didn’t even know it
:-).) One of my memories of the E is sometimes sitting on the grass beside
the driveway and just staring at the car for long periods. They are
absolutely gorgeous - especially the Series ones. My response when the put
one in the Museum of Modern Art was “well, of course”.

Bruce


Double charges rive cannons.(Scottish proverb)
Bruce Cunningham - Slainte Mhath

In reply to a message from Jim Reminga sent Mon 12 Sep 2005:

I own both, and I wouldn’t part with either one. As a matter of
fact they’re in my will, the 140 goes to my daughter and the E goes
to my son. Their choice, not mine. I love them equally, my kids and
my Jags. They’re similar, yet different enough to satisfy my entire
spectrum of driving pleasure. Has your friend gone over to
the ‘‘Dark side’’, I don’t think so, he’s just doubled his ‘‘Power of
the Force’’.
Joel–
ex jag
Denison, TX, United States
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Can anyone tell me quickly how many XK140 FHC were made WITH automatic
transmission? How
many XK140FHC were made with automatic transmission AND C head? It is
correct 1959 XK140 FHC made? Of these, 391 had the C head? Thanks for the
info.

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