14th February 2017 at 21:09 #2786
14th February 2017 at 22:54 #2797Laurence JonesKeymaster
Is that as new, or has it been restored to look as clean as that ?
15th February 2017 at 13:19 #2814
No Laurence it’s original.I did just after I bought it 18 years ago have a Stainless Steel Exhaust fitted.MILTEC with a life time warranty. She just gets cleaned after every outing. Currently sat over the pit covered over until I am fit enough to drive again. My XJ-SC at 125,000 miles was just as good will dig out some photos.
Cant get used to having to put photos into a gallery and make a note of their numbers before writing. Have never had to do this before.
15th February 2017 at 16:08 #2821
15th February 2017 at 20:55 #2832
Really impressed with the engine bay of your XK8 – a great credit to you. I just wish I could get my XKR to that level, I am trying hard and already bought shares in WD40 company.
How about an article on concours engine prep – I’m sure you wrote one for JEC years back that said something like ‘results only limited by number of cases of WD40 you can afford!’
Maybe you have a copy somewhere? Apologies if I’m mistaken..
15th February 2017 at 21:41 #2833
No you are correct to a degree I did write an article in two parts.
But not sure where I could post it as it has photos inserted in it
I used to buy the WD bulk and put it into pump up spray guns.
16th February 2017 at 19:21 #2905
There is a section in the new site for ‘Articles’ – presently one on folding soft top and another on data computer.
Just a thought..
I’ll maybe try and find articles in JEC archives as a refresher course would be useful for me.
I didn’t even know you could buy WD40 ‘not in a can’ – what sort of hand pump did you use?
Probably not cost effective for my usage levels but I’ll maybe look into bulk costs.
16th February 2017 at 19:51 #2907
I have searched the archives and found the articles you mentioned it is in 2 parts I could always E mail you the originals.
I will just make adjustments to the dates It was written in 2008 I think.—-In October I was fit enough to potter around the garage I found all the pump up garden sprays had passed their sell by dates, So I replaced them with more up to date and smaller ones. I also decanted my bulk items into 5Ltr dispensers see photo of my cleaning corner,
16th February 2017 at 20:55 #2926
What an amazing collection! No wonder your cars are so spotless!
If you could email article that would be great, you have my blue yonder address.
Not sure how you add Articles but Laurence would know. Sure others would be interested as well as my anorak self!
17th February 2017 at 12:05 #2968
Hi Robin Right dependant on how keen you are to clean your car depends how much you are prepared to spend. This is what I call the starter kit circa £115.00 . Once I know it has loaded I will put a write up under the photographs/I bought the larger quantities 20Ltr not available on line. it’s up to you Red Thunder or Outrageous Orange. “READ INSTRUCTIONS” on all the products.
So you will need 4 spray’s 3 for the cleaning products 1 for clean water, WD 40 comes with spray gun.
This is the one I have used ever since it was available in UK £19.94
Some think this is better than Red Thunder but it was not around when I started £19.94
This product id un believable £23.79
Although expensive it’s brilliant £23.00
Normal Garden centre price £26.29 each Amazon £13.35 each looked after will last years.You need 4 I found an offer box of three +1
Much cheaper than the spray cans £22.25 5 Ltr’s + applicator
Not sure if this will work if not can you delete it please Laurence.
Worked great as EDIT working OK today,
17th February 2017 at 14:26 #2976
17th February 2017 at 19:38 #3002
Bleasie, yes after studying your picture I checked out sources last evening and ordered 5litres of WD40 and a Hoselock sprayer from Amazon. A lot cheaper than I expected..
I’m mainly concerned with getting my engine bay up to scratch and normally use a lot of WD40 aerosols previously.
Body & wheels I have some favourites already but will try the ‘ultra violet’ wash/wash instead of Autoglym too when weather improves.
Do you use Red Thunder for engine cleaning?
Thanks for all the details most appreciated.
17th February 2017 at 22:18 #3018
18th February 2017 at 11:52 #3030Bryan ThomasParticipant
18th February 2017 at 13:46 #3036
As always looking very good Bryan
30th December 2017 at 17:28 #10844
31st December 2017 at 10:37 #10865Alan TewParticipant
I would love to get my XJS to this standard, but without an inspection pit and adequate lighting it is not going to happen. I am sure there will be someone out there that has done it with just standard ramps, but hey it must be very difficult to get the detail 100% correct. I have said to my wife that I would only move house now if it had a double garage, so it gives me the scope to work on my car throughont the winter.
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