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The clear coat on my driver side quarter panel began to pull and peel off the body. Next season I plan on having the quarter panel professionally resprayed. For now, I figured I'd try the RustOleum clear coat repair.
Brendan Coogan goes through the history of the great British Jaguar motor car, taking a look at some of it's earliest work in the form of side-cars, as well as some of the most iconic models, such as the XJ8 and the XJR.
PLANT INFORMATION Plant Name:Castle Bromwich Manufacturing Facility City:Castle Vale State:Birmingham, B35 7RA Country:UK EMPLOYMENT Current Total Employment:approx 2000 Hourly: Salaried PRODUCTION HISTORY Current Products:XJ, XK, XF Year Opened:1980 Site Size in Acres:93 Site Size in Square Feet:1.4 mill Product History: . 1938: May: Lord Nuffield, the maker of Morris cars, agrees with Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood to build a factory at Castle Bromwich to mass-produce Spitfire aircraft. 15 July: Start of construction. 1940: May: The new Minister for Aircraft Production Lord Beaverbrook takes over the factory from the Nuffield Organization and puts Vickers Armstrong in charge. June: The first Spitfire is delivered and test-flown by Alex Henshaw. 1943: May: The 5000th Spitfire is produced. October: Castle Bromwich delivers its first Lancaster bomber. 1945: December: Aircraft production ceases after 11,780 Spitfires and 305 Lancasters have been made. 1946: 31 March: The aircraft factory is officially closed. 1946-47: The Castle Bromwich factory is taken over by the Birmingham company Fisher & Ludlow (itself founded in 1849) for making all-steel bodies for cars, mostly for Standard and Morris. They also make Bendix washing machines. 1953: Fisher & Ludlow is taken over by BMC (British Motor Corporation), a company formed by the merger of Austin and Morris. Castle Bromwich now mostly produces bodies for the Austin factory at Longbridge. 1954-61: Castle Bromwich makes the bodies for the Austin-engined Nash Metropolitan sold in the USA. Among other products is the Austin Champ military vehicle. 1965: BMC takes over the Pressed Steel Company at Cowley, Jaguar's body supplier. PSC is later merged with Fisher & Ludlow to become Pressed Steel Fisher. 1966: BMC merges with Jaguar, and the company becomes BMH (British Motor Holdings). 1968: BMH merges with Leyland and becomes British Leyland. From now on, Castle Bromwich increasingly supplies car bodies to other BL factories across the Midlands, including Rover, Triumph and Jaguar, as well as Mini bodies for Longbridge. 1975: Castle Bromwich supplies the bodies for the new Jaguar XJ-S. 1980: 28 July: Jaguar takes full control of body assembly and paint operations at Castle Bromwich which becomes a dedicated Jaguar plant. 1984: Jaguar, including the Castle Bromwich factory, is privatized from British Leyland. 1998-99: Introduction of the S-type, the first Jaguar car to be fully assembled at Castle Bromwich. 2005: 1 July: Car assembly at Jaguar's Browns Lane factory in Coventry comes to an end, and production of the XJ model is transferred to Castle Bromwich. December: Start of production of the new XK. 2007: November: The new XF goes into production at Castle Bromwich.
Amazing List Top 7 Best Jaguar Sports Cars of All Time. Awesome and best Jaguar cars: 7. Jaguar XK 6. SS Jaguar 100 5. Jaguar F-Type 4. Jaguar XJ-S 3. Jaguar XK120, XK140 and XK150 2. Jaguar XJR-15 1. Jaguar E-Type
In this video I have a Jaguar XK8 that intermittently will go into fail-safe mode. This usually happens when i hit a bump and also usually when I am in heavy traffic and in a situation where I could be killed when the fail-safe comes on because I loose power and have to get out of the way of other vehicles which sometimes can be very dangerous. Anyway Mine had a P0121 code which relates to the Throttle Position Sensor. I had done a lot of research trying to figure out what to do and found a lot of information saying I needed to clean the Throttle position sensor plug connectors they were not made from tin and the sensor tabs were Gold and they would corrode and cause this issue. I tried to clean them seemed to work for a while but would come back. I decided I would buy a TP sensor so I looked for one on eBay. Then I noticed a company that was in my state but about 5 hours away that claims they can rebuild these things. I priced a throttle body which is supposed to be the only way you can get the TP sensor from Jaguar it was 2000.00. So that was a no go. I was actually looking for a used throttle body and ran across Automotive Scientific. The eBay listing says they can rebuild throttle bodies and they had good feedback so I called them because I skeptical. I asked if they were really successful repairing these for Jaguars they stated they were. I then went to eBay and purchased the Throttle Body rebuild even though the numbers on my Throttle body didn't match. I called them because they didm;t match they said they couldn't put all of the numbers on so if mine was close they could do it. I removed the throttle body and shipped it. They said 2-3 days It took 13 days from the ship date to the received date. They offered TP sensors only but I thought that I might have a pedal position sensor issue as well and they would calibrate them so I sent the Throttle body to them. I received it back and put it on and the car high idled bad. I checked the normal things to make sure i didn't have a vacuum leak and I didn't so I called. They insisted that the gasket needed to be replaced to which I said you should have sent one if it had to be replaced because it is metal I had no reason to think it needed replacement. Anyway I tested the gasket and it was sealed so that was not what was wrong nice try though!! I talked to Will he said it is easy to adjust just go as far left as you can and it will work. I then asked why they didn't calibrate it and he said they would set it back to where it was before. I thought I should have just got the Tp Sensor and installed it myself. I adjusted it far left and now the car idled at 4800 Rpm's so I adjusted to far right now it idled too low and had a Fail-safe code. So I adjusted the TP Sensor with the engine running by sound then I did a hard reset by unhooking the battery ground for a minute. This is the short version I adjusted it many times to get it right but finally by sound it worked out and runs better than it ever has since I bought it 5 years ago. Hope this helps Fellow Jaguar XK8 owners.
Cars History: Jaguar - Concept (1957 - 2017)
Jaguar - Concept (1957 - 2017)
Music: Elektronomia - Energy [NCS Release]
E1A – The 1950s E-Type concept vehicle
E2 A – The second E-Type concept vehicle, which raced at LeMans and in the USA
Pirana (1967) – Designed by Bertone
XJ13 (1966) – Built to race at LeMans, never run
XK 180 (1998) – Roadster concept based on the XK8
F-Type (2000) – Roadster, similar to the XK8 but smaller
R-Coupé (2001) – Large four-seater coupé
Fuore XF 10 (2003)
R-D6 (2003) – Compact four-seat coupé
XK-RR – A high-performance version of last generation XK coupé
XK-RS – Another performance-spec version of last generation XK convertible
Concept Eight (2004) – Super-luxury version of the long-wheelbase model of the XJ
C-XF (2007) – Precursor to the production model XF saloon
C-X75 (2010) – Hybrid-electric sports car, originally intended for production but cancelled in 2012
C-X16 (2011) – Precursor to the production model F-Type
C-X17 (2013) – First ever Jaguar SUV concept
Project 7 – a 542 bhp V8-powered speedster based on the F-Type and inspired by the D-Type (2013)[66
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