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    Xj6c

    Just treated myself to a 1975 XJ6-C. After buying a XKR (2000) convertible last year i stumbled across this car.
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    Very regal Ron, looks great.
    Do ensure the fan for the battery box is working correctly lest ye cook your battery.
    Jim.
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    Will look at that. Did not know there is a fan for the battery box. Thankx for the tip.

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    It came about with the V12's. They found the heat soak from that engine was literally cooking the batteries so they fitted a fan to the battery box. It is simply controlled by a thermal switch within the box itself.
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    2012 XKR Black pack, Speed Pack, Aero pack, Rat pack. Past:-87'XJS 3.6L, 93'XJ40 3.2L gold, 95'XJ6 4.0L sport, 00'XJ8 3.2L sport, 2005 XK8 4.2L coupe, 2009 XK 5.0L Portfolio in that order and enjoyed all of 'em.

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    Found a battery box. Only, the thermal switch is broken. It cannot be repaired. Is there an alternative for that switch or a part number zo i can find one. Better, does anyone have a spare avaiable?

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    I'll bet there's something compatible!

    How does it wire? Are there spade 'connectors for push on's? Do you have a photo?

    I'm assuming its this sort of thing??

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    Brilliant site. Thanks. This one i can modify to fit the battery box. Far from original but who cares. Only have to find out the cut in temperature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron62 View Post
    Just treated myself to a 1975 XJ6-C. After buying a XKR (2000) convertible last year i stumbled across this car.
    Lovely car Ron. I had one in the late 80's and I am pining for another these days. Mine was a 78 in squadron blue with the rare power sunroof option.
    Love my 2012 XKR rag top, so not enough room for another car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron62 View Post
    Brilliant site. Thanks. This one i can modify to fit the battery box. Far from original but who cares. Only have to find out the cut in temperature.
    This might be better for you and is adjustable to suit , probably around the 40oC mark I would think.

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    I found an original thermal switch at an autojumble from a fellow enthusiat who was parting out his parts. Modern batteries don't fit the box but i found a supplier with the right battery to fit the box and has the Amp i need (70Amp). The battery is 260 x 173 x 220mm. So slightly higher. I have to insulate the terminals to prevent them to touch the bonnet. Getting there. Slowly but certain.

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