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Thread: 1995 XJS 4.0 Liter Convertible

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    Thanks, Chris, for the picture tips -

    I uploaded some pictures to this thread, and the one on the broken trunk latch.

    Regards -

    Rocky

    PS> Don't get me wrong - I love my XJS. I just wish it was easier to work on.

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    Don't get me wrong - I love my XJS. I just wish it was easier to work on.

    Nothing worthwhile in life is easy!

    Welcome to the world of the Jaguar!

    GM

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    Another small success... Got a spare (Tibbe) key cut by using one of the eBay services.

    You just give them the key pattern from your key, and two days later, they send you one. The days of $3.00 keys seem to have past, but it's great to have a spare.

    Rocky

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    If you want it I have a full jar of Jaguar brand Hide Food.
    PM me if you are interested.

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    More irritation - my electric aerial is now broken - the nylon "gear line" broke off. Of course the 15 minute job to get the antenna loose took me an hour!

    Anyway - a new antenna assembly is on it's way - and I can leisurely work on the antenna while my car is in the paint shop. A young teen backed into my car, and gave me some minor damage. So I am going to get some bad spots touched up, while the front is repaired.

    More to follow!

    Rocky

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    Sorry to hear about that damage!

    The antenna should be easy; I've fitted a few over the years and its relatively easy. I replaced the whole antenna though (i.e. including the steel shafts, but not the motor), I did not know you could do just the plastic part.

    Had to turn the radio on so the motor unwound, then you put the plastic guide into it and turn the radio off. It then sucks the new plastic guide into the motor.
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    Hi Chris -

    Sorry if I wasn't clear - I had to buy the steel tube, with the nylon gear-drive attached.

    For some reason, I figured the antenna assembly had to be disassembled. Probably not such a bad thing as it is 29 years old... But it was in good shape inside, with only minor "caking" of the 29 year old grease....

    Anyway - I was disappointed in the antenna I bought, it did not slip into the motor housing tube - the flare was too big. So I had to take my dremmel to it. Once I got a snug fit, it slipped in nicely, I think it will do just fine, although I am also a little disappointed in the thickness of the antenna tubing... a bit wimpier than the old one.

    Anyway - the antenna is all reassembled and ready for operation - now I have to get the car back from the body shop!

    Rocky
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    Got some pictures of the prep work from my body shop.... It's coming along!




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