XJS Inspection

By Rob Harvey
By Rob Harvey

Marketing Manager - Bridge Classic Cars

Jonn has been inspecting our 1991 Jaguar XJS Le Mans. Here are his notes:

Start repairs 8n competition workshop. Strip boot and remove battery and poorly fitted isolator. Copy original battery tie down and make new battery tie down for one side. Make bracket to mount isolator and get Christian to weld to battery securing frame. Mock up and mark each wire ready to cut. Remove frame and cut earth lead. Solder on 2 battery cable eye terminals and connect to isolator.

Fit battery and security frame complete with isolator and tighten tie downs to secure. Connect earth cable and tighten battery terminal. Re route positive lead and connect and tighten terminal. Test isolator, ok. Mount battery cover and mark position of isolator. Drill hole and make 2 small alloy brackets to fit securing holes at bottom. Secure brackets and use hole cutter to make hole. Mount on top of battery and secure. All ok. Remove interior light. Resecure nearside sun visor clip.

Fit battery and security frame complete with isolator and tighten tie downs to secure. Connect earth cable and tighten battery terminal. Re route positive lead and connect and tighten terminal. Test isolator, ok. Mount battery cover and mark position of isolator. Drill hole and make 2 small alloy brackets to fit securing holes at bottom. Secure brackets and use hole cutter to make hole. Mount on top of battery and secure. All ok. Remove interior light. Resecure nearside sun visor clop.

Repair interior light with single screw. Reconnect and refit. Tested ok. Mastic cigarette lighter socket back into centre console as all lugs broken off? Tape up and leave to go off. Investigate nearside window not working g and found window operates fine today. Drill out and re rivet bonnet secondary catch. Investigate front fogs not working. Use power probe to check each light and bulb. Nearside has dead short. Remove and strip light. Test bulb, ok. Refit and reconnect, ok now. Trace fuses to inside car and found blown fuse. Replace and test, all,working ok now. Strip and fit nearside track rod end rubber. Use lockwire to secure and refit. Refit wheel.

Jonn also removed the rear axle and stripped it.

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