Author: Kriss Motors

Boot finish

The XJ6 trunk area is well proportioned with a lowered deck and back storage shelf. A spare tire is stored under the floor. Side rails limit the usefulness of the space somewhat, and the...

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Ventilator knob

The XJ6 thankfully retains the classic triangular front ventilator windows inherited from the Mark II and earlier saloons. The early 1960-style windows were opened by simply undoing the latch and pushing or pulling them...

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Bonnet fitment

See also post about moving the hood release lever to the left side. Unlike most sedans, the Jaguar XJ6 front bonnet opens from the back (near the front windscreen) and pivots up towards the...

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Dakota Digital HDX

Overview The Dakota Digital HDX electronic gauge encompasses virtually all vehicle information into a single display. The system links to the LS3 ECU via CAN bus using a BIM-02-01 interface module. The unit is...

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Cabin air quality

Cars today use HEPA filtration integrated into the HVAC system to remove dust, pollen, and other contaminants from highway air. The typical method of cleaning air is to place a cabin air filter between...

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Dash evolution

Design iteration Constructing a completely new dash is an iterative process that evolves as components must be fit into the available space and various dependencies become apparent while assembly progresses. See the dash makeover...

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Front springs

Overview The front springs in the XJ6 are housed in a “tower” that is sandwiched between the upper and lower control arms. The top of the spring is fixed within the top of the...

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Shifter console

  Dash/console transition The center console over the tunnel transitions into the dash with a radio face plate that is angled back about 18° from perpendicular, followed by a middle tray that separates the...

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XJ6 reference vehicle

Since its introduction over fifty years ago, the Jaguar XJ6 sedan fleet has not survived nearly as well as E-type and earlier XK series sports cars. We are fortunate when we find a very...

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