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Today 08:20 PM
MARTINSR Got Nick's Falcon up and running! WHOOO HOOOOO! No five minutes here, about 8 hours, I am BEAT!

A couple of mistakes and a lot was learned. We installed the spring perch on the upper control arm exactly as it came off, we know we did, and it was wrong! The shock wouldn't go on as it was suppose to, we are thinking this is why the old shocks were shot. So, after we were all done we had to pull the springs and perches off again and rotate them around to the proper position, wham, shocks fit right in.

I had such a good time working with Nick all day today, that damn kid really has a mind for this stuff. He comes up with solutions to problems over and over. Something I am sitting there scratching my head over and he comes up with a solution!

Brian
Today 07:24 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
John I did auto air for twenty years. Tell me what it's doing.

BB
It is blowing hot air out of the RH ducts and cold air out of the LH ducts. The Jaguar does not use blend air doors but instead uses a heater control module mounted by the radiator that blends hot water for the dual climate control. From what I read, when they corrode, they begin to draw accessive current and can burn up the climate control module in the dash.

My guess is the dealer just quoted me worst case scenario and wrote up an estimate to replace heater control module, harness, and CCI in the dash as well as flushing and replacing anifreeze. I have no way of knowing this for sure but I am not going to spend 3000 to a shop I don't trust.

The company I took it to has a really good reputation and I feel much better about where it is now.

I appreciate your interest BB.

John
Today 04:51 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
LOL, as long as I keep the shop fairly clean, I am good, but once knock off without picking up and putting away it goes to pot fast. It will finally get to where I am tripping over stuff....Then I will stop and clean it back up. It will stay good for a while and then the cycle repeats itself.

Took Barb's S type Jag to the dealer to get the a/c fixed. 3000,00 estimate! I don't think so!!!.......Brought the car home.

John
John I did auto air for twenty years. Tell me what it's doing.

BB
Today 01:22 PM
BuzzLOL
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
I did have a "step" son for a helper though
Stairway and railings look great !!!
Today 12:17 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I just picked the car up from the Jag dealer and took it to an independent shop here in town that specializes in European cars. They have a reputation for being fair and dependable. I know it won't be cheap but an estimate of over 3000 dollars is truly rediculouse. What made it worse, they did not say it could be over 3000. They said it would be!

John
This is why I drive a Rambler. The Rambler dealer is way more fair! The hourly shop rate is only $16!

Brian
Today 11:05 AM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I just picked the car up from the Jag dealer and took it to an independent shop here in town that specializes in European cars. They have a reputation for being fair and dependable. I know it won't be cheap but an estimate of over 3000 dollars is truly rediculouse. What made it worse, they did not say it could be over 3000. They said it would be!

John
Turn loose of that money,you have kept it so long now it is turning Green,
Today 08:32 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
I am wishing I had taken my (Dads ) old 88 chevy to get the air replaced on itthis is the third week working on it,have everything under hood replaced now replacing heater core and evaporator,it has been a Bear,
haven't worked full time just when I can work it in between other things.

BTW frame looking good
I just picked the car up from the Jag dealer and took it to an independent shop here in town that specializes in European cars. They have a reputation for being fair and dependable. I know it won't be cheap but an estimate of over 3000 dollars is truly rediculouse. What made it worse, they did not say it could be over 3000. They said it would be!

John
Today 06:23 AM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
LOL, as long as I keep the shop fairly clean, I am good, but once knock off without picking up and putting away it goes to pot fast. It will finally get to where I am tripping over stuff....Then I will stop and clean it back up. It will stay good for a while and then the cycle repeats itself.

Took Barb's S type Jag to the dealer to get the a/c fixed. 3000,00 estimate! I don't think so!!!.......Brought the car home.

John
I am wishing I had taken my (Dads ) old 88 chevy to get the air replaced on itthis is the third week working on it,have everything under hood replaced now replacing heater core and evaporator,it has been a Bear,
haven't worked full time just when I can work it in between other things.

BTW frame looking good
Today 06:04 AM
deadbodyman I did have a "step" son for a helper though
Today 05:37 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
I got the stairs stained last night. A little more red than the flooring I bought but close. Hopefully, the colour changed a bit when it dried overnight.
Only three days (coats) of polyurethane to go.
Got to climb out the basement window when I finish each coat. Good thing I installed the huge egress window to make my escape.

I built my first staircase last year it wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be, it was actually kind of fun, the railing and balusters were a bit tricky but worth the brain cells it took to finish it up. What I couldn't believe is how drasticly the prices changed for the same exact chinesse parts,(that's pretty much all you can get these days) in some cases they doubled, it makes a big difference when your buying 40 balusters at 4.00 instead of 10.00 it really pays to shop around theres some real crooks out there.
Today 05:21 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Cripes John.

We all know you're "frugal", but pics are pretty much free.....

Just one???...... ha....
LOL,Yeah, don't be so dam stingey with the pics.
Today 04:18 AM
123pugsy I got the stairs stained last night. A little more red than the flooring I bought but close. Hopefully, the colour changed a bit when it dried overnight.
Only three days (coats) of polyurethane to go.
Got to climb out the basement window when I finish each coat. Good thing I installed the huge egress window to make my escape.

Yesterday 10:45 PM
NEW INTERIORS
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Finished welding up the subframe today........except for the bottom. Hope to turn the frame over tomorrow and get the bottom welded up.

John

SWEET !!!!!
Yesterday 12:39 PM
John long LOL, as long as I keep the shop fairly clean, I am good, but once knock off without picking up and putting away it goes to pot fast. It will finally get to where I am tripping over stuff....Then I will stop and clean it back up. It will stay good for a while and then the cycle repeats itself.

Took Barb's S type Jag to the dealer to get the a/c fixed. 3000,00 estimate! I don't think so!!!.......Brought the car home.

John
Yesterday 10:49 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
I agree.

What I cannot understand is that so many guys post pics and I don't see any of the parts that explode from frame off jobs anywhere. Do they have a magic storage bunker somewhere?
My garage walls are 12" thick at least of storage shelving, stuff against the walls, etc... Floor space is pretty much non existent.
If you will notice my photos are always taken with my Gran Sport or where my Gran Sport parks in the background. That doesn't happen by accident.

Brian
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