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  1. Hi, We are very disappointed, but after finding out more about the car and the costs involved, we have decided not to go ahead. Grimsby TechShed would still consider a Jaguar (light) restoration project but on slightly later car and preferably an XK8.
  2. Thanks Peter. I have also just posted in the XJ section with a bit more detail. I will get some pictures when I go up there next week. It has the square headlights unfortunately but it will still glide along in the usual Jaguar way I am sure!
  3. We have had our first look at the Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign with Sport Pack. We hope to get it delivered to us in a week's time. We are charging the battery off the car. The paint job looks quite good apart from along the top of the doors on the passenger side and on the rear edge of the boot lid which also has a couple of small rust patches. Otherwise the finish looks good, with the roof and bonnet looking particularly good. A second hand crankshaft sensor was fitted which did not cure the rough running, so a new one was purchased and I will fit this. The ignition keys were stolen and there is an alarm system which might well be a problem once we try to start it. I have removed the battery and after five hours charging, the indicator is showing green so I wil give it a long very slow charge for another few hours then do some performance tests. It may well be that the disks need changing - good fun on the rear, with inboard brakes! It has been standing outside for nearly two years. I am wondering whether to take the plugs out and put 50ml of Redex into each plug-hole and leave it to stand for a week. Then it would be a case of turning the engine without refitting the plugs first, then re-inserting the plugs and starting normally. Also, should I drain the petrol out first? Any advice offered regarding removing the ignition barrel would be gratefully received. I have downloaded some instructions for this and hope to receive the Haynes Manual very soon. Starting it on Tuesday, so we can turn the steering wheel to get it on and off the transporter. If we make a success of this and the car gets through the MOT, we will be looking for another project car - preferably another XJ6/8 or XK8.
  4. Hi everyone, Not an owner of any Jaguar yet, but I am privileged to be be given the chance to work on an XJ6, together with a few members of our newish TechShed here in Grimsby. First, we have to overcome the problem of stolen keys, so we have to remove the ignition barrel and get new keys. The paint along the top of the doors on the passenger side has lost some of its lacquer, as has the rear edge of the boot - patches of rust here too! It needs a new crankshaft sensor fitting. I have removed the battery to charge and its recovery after five hours of charging is encouraging. The car has been stood for nearly two years and was running very well before the sensor fault. If we make a success of this one, then we will be looking for another restoration project - hopefully another Jaguar! dudenjo
  5. Welcome to the Jaguar forums dudenjo :)

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      Hi Steve,

      Just making space in my store, so will be taking on my 1991 Sovereign 4l very soon. Keys swiped so barrel has to come out to have keys made! Then there's a new crankshaft sensor to fit.