Jaguar Lister XJ12 Coupe info

Jaguar Lister XJ12 Coupe info

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RobXjcoupe

2,124 posts

47 months

Friday 4th October 2019
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Jag53c said:
Yes thanks I have seen them and this is what prompted my post. I may fit one for authenticity but agree they are more quirky than function, as we should question why Jaguar painted them black? That said I am tempted to get one.
Part of the car lol it is what it is smile. Well being black always easy to repaint and keep looking pristine wink

Jag53c

116 posts

16 months

Friday 4th October 2019
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Yes I agree. Regarding the black colour though I was thinking it more likely to encourage heat soak in that colour which was why I wondered why Jaguar chose black for them. That little fan must run flat out. I ran my previous XJC twenty years without my battery fan working which is why I questioned the need? But on the basis later jags have battery in boot obviously there was a design issue that necessitated the fan box or perhaps space issues under the bonnet meant battery was moved. Don’t get me wrong they are a funky design and should be fitted for authenticity.

RobXjcoupe

2,124 posts

47 months

Friday 4th October 2019
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Jag53c said:
Yes I agree. Regarding the black colour though I was thinking it more likely to encourage heat soak in that colour which was why I wondered why Jaguar chose black for them. That little fan must run flat out. I ran my previous XJC twenty years without my battery fan working which is why I questioned the need? But on the basis later jags have battery in boot obviously there was a design issue that necessitated the fan box or perhaps space issues under the bonnet meant battery was moved. Don’t get me wrong they are a funky design and should be fitted for authenticity.
I simply think the black colour is just because a fair few other stand alone sheet steel components were also dipped in the same process. Possibly it was an early example of just covering an engine bay component to make the car more upmarket? With regards to the fan....? Maybe the earlier batteries in 1969 when the first xj’s were made couldn’t cope with heat unlike a modern sealed for life battery. The fan motor only works via a bi metallic strip so cant see that being very accurate. I don’t think not having one would detract from your car once restored but you get one made from sheet stainless? Rare Lister item wink

Jag53c

116 posts

16 months

Monday 7th October 2019
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The old wide body front wings have been fitted today for templating purposes before new ones are replicated.

Jag53c

116 posts

16 months

Monday 7th October 2019
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Jag53c

116 posts

16 months

Monday 7th October 2019
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Jag53c

116 posts

16 months

Tuesday 8th October 2019
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Lister removed all Jaguar branding. These period XJC front wing badges were unavailable a good few years ago, but I have purchased a couple now that they are available again. Could well fit them in due course?

RobXjcoupe

2,124 posts

47 months

Tuesday 8th October 2019
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Jag53c said:
The old wide body front wings have been fitted today for templating purposes before new ones are replicated.
What’s that grey metallic car just in shot? Another series xj?

Jag53c

116 posts

16 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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Looks like a much later xj model?


a8hex

5,162 posts

179 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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Jag53c said:
Looks like a much later xj model?

Yes, it looks like an X308, based on the bumpers.

RobXjcoupe

2,124 posts

47 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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a8hex said:
Jag53c said:
Looks like a much later xj model?

Yes, it looks like an X308, based on the bumpers.
I thought it was a series 3 xj with a new coat of paint

a8hex

5,162 posts

179 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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RobXjcoupe said:
I thought it was a series 3 xj with a new coat of paint
Geoff Lawson clearly intended that the X300 looks very much like a series 3, the 308 carries that shape over but is recognisable by the bumpers which only have small chrome inserts in the corners. The X300's full width chrome strip proved too susceptible to damage, a small knock to the bumper bends the strip upwards and it's necessary replace the whole unit, they were £1500 each. I remember getting a recall notice to have locking bolts fitted to mine's bumpers as they were frequently being stolen.

mickrick

3,572 posts

129 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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Looks like an X350. X308 rear lamps wrap around more than that Here's an arse shot of my X308

RobXjcoupe

2,124 posts

47 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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Jag53c said:
Looks like a much later xj model?

It’s an aluminium bodied x350. I remember the tooling being built in Dagenham Ford

a8hex

5,162 posts

179 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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Now I'm embarrassed
The chrome piece above the number plate is totally different too.

RobXjcoupe

2,124 posts

47 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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Jag53c said:
Who is rebuilding your front and rear axles? smile

Jag53c

116 posts

16 months

Saturday 12th October 2019
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RobXjcoupe this company will undertake the reassembly of the car. Here is a link to the cars internet web page created on their website for information. http://www.spmmotorworks.co.uk/jaguar-lister-xjc/


Edited by Jag53c on Saturday 12th October 17:51

Jag53c

116 posts

16 months

Saturday 12th October 2019
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Tracked down a reasonably priced battery box which is in reasonably good condition for its age. So just a clean up and paint required.

RobXjcoupe

2,124 posts

47 months

Sunday 13th October 2019
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Jag53c said:
Tracked down a reasonably priced battery box which is in reasonably good condition for its age. So just a clean up and paint required.
Spray on gasket remover will soften that original dipped paint coating. Scrapes off nicely then a shot blast ready for new paint smile

Jag53c

116 posts

16 months

Sunday 13th October 2019
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Thanks, on your pictured battery box have you chromed the raised fan shroud cover that is nice and shiny?