Last post on Apr 18, 2002 at 7:57 PM
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Jaguar, Coupe, Convertible
Feb 22, 2002 (11:16 pm)
Last year for big cars was 1964 I think. It dated from the thirties.
Feb 22, 2002 (11:18 pm)
The old 235? I think only about 25 years, and then the 230 took over---different engine but looks sorta kinda the same.
#17 of 34 Thats what I thought
Feb 24, 2002 (9:25 pm)
Knew they ditched it inthe early 60s...
Ya know... Its weird how that I, Mr Jaguar freak, Mr "I can even give you 12 digits of the vin off the top of my head of any jag made since 91 or so"
That I didnt realize that the XK broke some kinda record...
Feb 25, 2002 (11:02 am)
That's why it is always dangerous for any of us to call ourselves "experts". That is a mind-closing label sometimes.
#19 of 34 Love the Coupe
Mar 02, 2002 (7:31 pm)
I have a 71 Coupe wih 32,000 miles. white with black interior. I think it is one of the last of the sixes, (I read somewhere that in 71 there were 16 Coupes and 19 OTS (convertibles) made before they started on the V-12).
I got it from uncle John who apparently was a clutch cowboy because I had to replace the clutch to the tune of $3K, and yes, they have to pull the engine/trans to do it.
Parts are not hard to find - Terry's Jaguar is my source, but they can be a bit pricy.
I love the 4.2 six. I have looked at the V-12s and they are a mess with all that pipe and wiring all over the top of the engine. I also have a 69 Cadillac. When you compare the two engine compartments, the Jag's is elegant next to the Caddy.
I have a minor rust problem about the Battery area which I plan to work on this spring. Most of my problems have been with that Damned Lucas electrics which often fail without warning.
But all in all, the Jag is the most beautiful car I have ever owned and I consider myself very fortunate to have it. When I got the Cadillac, my wife asked if I am going to sell the Jaguar!!! Silly Woman.
#20 of 34 E-Type conversion
Apr 08, 2002 (6:47 pm)
Did anybody see "Harold and Maude" where an E-Type got converted into a hearse? I thought it looked pretty neat.
Apr 09, 2002 (7:20 am)
E-Types are generally hard on clutches, as a rule.
Apr 11, 2002 (3:02 pm)
Aren't clutches a pain to replace in an E-Type as well? Never done one, but I've been told you have to pull the engine out to get at it?
Apr 11, 2002 (3:27 pm)
Yep, you do. It's a big job that you don't want to do every 30K miles but that's the deal if you own one.
Apr 11, 2002 (3:36 pm)
What wears so quickly, the disc or the pressure plate? Would it make sense to put in a HD clutch (not a racing clutch) even if it meant more pedal pressure?