Major modification is the
15" steering wheel rather than the original 16" wheel. For those in the know,
the horn is on the turn signal stalk. To honk you use the flat palm method or you spend
time fixing the turn signals! Front seats and head-rests were renewed with a Bartlett
special. Rear seat is still original. The center console,dash top,headliner,and sun visors
were also R&R'ed. Rubber seals around the windows and doors were accomplished with
chop sticks and a great deal of patience. New rear window rubber seal and bumper seals
were also done. Modern halogen headlights were added for night driving which is a safety
must here in California.
Since this picture was taken we
now have a new windshield due to a stone hit bulls-eye centered on the drivers side. A new
modern rear-view mirror was added for safety. The car still has only the left side-view
original exterior mirror. Clock is a Mercedes Benz quartz which was a perfect fit. The old
battery operated clock was unrepairable.
The original wire wheel. Tough
to get perfectly clean without a wire-wheel brush, tooth-brush, and softcloth to run
between the wire spokes. Reminder: always grease the spline with some form of copperseal
grease for easy removal the next time around. The tire is a new Pirelli P4000 Super
Touring 205/70 VR15 . A major improvement from the old Michelin Redlines. Tubes are
also new Michelin racing tubes. NB: have your tire guy remove all tabs and tags from the
inner portion of the tire as the movement between tire and tube will cause slow leaks.
The exterior ... drivers side of my
A friends car
OK IT IS NOT
A JAGUAR, BUT, IT IS MY PAGE! THIS ONE IS FOR YOU GARY.
This is the end.
Note the rear window chrome strips held in by three rather than two lock clips. UNUSUAL, because the glass guy broke the the chrome strip and we had to cut it to install it. Such is Jaguar life.