1970 Jaguar XJ

Delivering Our 1970 Jaguar XJ6 Series 1

We recently delivered our 1970 Jaguar XJ6 Series 1 to the very lucky new owner – Martin Tyte.

Martin won this impressive classic car through Bridge Classic Car Competitions in our live draw on 20th October 2022, with ticket number 18.

Everyone here is very pleased to hear that Martin loves his new car and we wish him many happy years (and miles) in his stunning new Jaguar.

Faulty – Diagnosing a Faulty Rear Window Switch and Dial Circuit on the 1970 Jaguar XJ6

The workshop at Bridge Classic Cars has been working on diagnosing and fixing a couple of issues with the electrical system of the 1970 Jaguar XJ6.

Firstly, the team carried out a repair on the printed circuit for the instrument dials. Our technician John carefully repaired the circuit before testing the component and found all was working correctly.

Then, he could turn his attention to an issue with the rear heated screen. John traced the fault back to the switch which controls the circuit. The switch was stripped apart, cleaned up and retested. All was ok after the repair.

Blend In – Paint Repairs on the 1970 Jaguar XJ

In between the workshop technicians working on the engine and running of the 1970 Jaguar XJ, the paint and body team took the chance to carry out a few paint repairs to the classic Jaguar.

In some places, the paint had become very thin in a few areas of the wing on the Jaguar and also had a few dents in nearly the same area. So, the team carefully prepped thewing of the car in order to do minimal filler work before priming the area. Once primed, our body shop knocked back the whole area methodically using finer and finer abrasives to achieve a perfect finish before it went back into the paint booth.

Our painter, Al, carefully scanned an area of the car to get an exact match for the rest of the classic Jaguar before it is colour sanded and polished to match the finish on the rest of the car.

Set Up – Cleaning and Setting Up The Carburettors, and Sorting the Ignition Issue on the 1970 Jaguar XJ

The 1970 Jaguar XJ has been in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop for our technicians to look into some running issues with the classic saloon car.

To begin with, our technician Jon road tested the car to confirm the issue with the car and to find out the situation the issue would arise in. After confirming the fault, he could begin to work his way through the fuel and ignition systems in the engine bay.

After inspecting, decided to strip and rebuild the carburettors to make sure that they were clean, clear and working just as they should do. Once rebuilt, they could be put back onto the manifold to begin testing again. The issue had become better but it still had some areas that Jon needed to investigate. He noticed a broken wire inside the distributor which was repaired, and the car was retested but again did not resolve the issue.

The team then took the decision to upgrade the ignition system to an electronic set-up and programme in the correct timing gap and curve to work with the car. After road test, Jon reported that the car worked just as it should do.

This Just In – 1970 Jaguar XJ

Just arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars restoration workshops in our Suffolk HQ is this beautiful 1970 Jaguar XJ.

The team are going to be looking into a few running issues on the classic XJ for its owner. Since having the fuel tanks replaced, and servicing the carburettors and engine it hasn’t helped the running of the big straight-six or helped with its fuel consumption issue.

Keep a look out on the Bridge Classic Cars news page for more updates very soon.