Tagged: Research

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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EFI fuel system

Background The XJ6 implemented a dual fuel tank system with twelve U.S. gallon capacity on each side (effective total about 21.5 gallons), an innovative concept but often fraught with leaks or gas fumes in...

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Climate control options

Background Climate control refers to automotive integrated heating, ventilation and air conditioning system (also called automotive HVAC). Modern electric air conditioning was pioneered in 1902 by Willis Haviland Carrier, a New York engineer who...

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Dash makeover

XJ6 critique After living with the 1972 XJ6 a few weeks, strengths and weaknesses have become more articulated. The elegant exterior body style retains the essence of Sir William Lyon’s esthetic genius that gave...

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Engine & transmission selection

Powerplant universe Which engine to use for the restomod project is the most important single decision as well as the first one since so much derives from the power plant choice. The transplant restomod...

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Classic saloon candidates

Jaguar classic saloons In both the transplant and retrofit approaches, major classic saloon mechanical components would be either transplanted from a modern Jaguar like the XJR (as fabricated by Dooren) or selected from best-in-class...

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Saloon restomods

Restomod approaches Beginning around 2012 a handful of innovative pioneers addressed the Jaguar saloon from a restomod perspective using three project approaches: Re-engineer the saloon from the ground up while retaining as much of...

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