New Owner!

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Big_Al
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New Owner!

Postby Big_Al » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:44 pm

Hi there

My other half and I are the proud owners of the black beauty below.
Built in 2004 from a kit, only 7400 miles on the clock.
It has only done 100 miles a year over the last few years according to the MOT history, so needs to see the road!
Hope to see some of you soon!

Image151784_11_big by Alan Pearson, on Flickr

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Re: New Owner!

Postby Big_Al » Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:12 pm

Wow - is this the Mary Celeste?

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Re: New Owner!

Postby RoyC » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:54 am

Yes, welcome aboard. :mrgreen:

There aren't that many Suffolks in the JEC, so don't expect Pistonheads.

Roy
Suffolk Jaguar SS100

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Re: New Owner!

Postby NATONEIL » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:19 am

Welcome Alan
My car is just about the opposite on the road for 6 years and we have done nearly 33000 miles. We do lots of touring assemblies and always find our car is very welcome and popular.
Please take a look the Replica Forum pages there are some really good nuggets of information in here. Not only on the Suffolk pages. Plus I like to keep an eye on the XJ series 1-3 , and the XJs sections because they use the same mechanical bits.
In addition there is a very good JDC replica Facebook group online which although being very C and D type biased also includes some good information on the Suffolk SS100.

If you have just bought the car think about checking the brake and clutch flexibles and also check the suspension bushes. There are details in this section.
Have fun
Neil
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Suffolk SS100 Jaguar
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Re: New Owner!

Postby A.J.P. » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:31 am

Hi Big_A,
That is a wonderful looking car :) ,I bet it gets a lot of attention where ever you go.
Hope she gives you many miles of pleasure my friend.
Enjoy.
Take Care.
Andy :)
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Re: New Owner!

Postby Brunel100 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:29 pm

Hi Alan and Mrs Alan

A good looking car. Where are you in the country?

Regards

Ray M

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Re: New Owner!

Postby Big_Al » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:27 pm

Thanks for the tips and the welcome chaps!

Interested to see someone with my initials too! Alan J Pearson :-)
We're near Billingshurst in West Sussex.
We're members of SADCASE - Storrington and District Classic and Sports Car Enthusiasts and get to as many shows as time permits.

Luckily we have a local classic Jag expert who has given the car the once over, trimmed up the suspension and the carbs.
All should be well for next year, seeing as the salt spreading season is starting :(

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Re: New Owner!

Postby NATONEIL » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:35 pm

SS100s were meant to be driven not sat in a field surrounded by MGs and Escorts.
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Re: New Owner!

Postby Big_Al » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:53 pm

Ouch - bit spikey there Neil.
Each to his own and all that.
We enjoy the drive to and from the car shows and the craic with the car enthusiasts.
It's not all about A to B for us.

R
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Re: New Owner!

Postby NATONEIL » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:02 pm

Every time I have taken my car to a show there has always been at least one person who has told me my SS100 was not real, or that it had the wrong sort of wheels or that my steering wheel is not lined up correctly. We have found that the classic touring crowd are more genuine and less picky. However, some would claim my gripe with shows is boot envy, I do not have a boot so we have no room for the picnic table, chairs sunshade and the matching 3 piece suite to set up round my car.
Oops there I go again, but would admit there is a little bit of boot envy now and then.
Neil

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Re: New Owner!

Postby Big_Al » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:48 am

No experience with the SS so far but we've had a RAM Cobra for a couple of years.
Imagebe373b78-76a6-4992-b94a-447121b2bbdd by Alan Pearson, on Flickr
You always get some nerd who asks "is it real?" so I tap it and say "it's certainly not a hologram" :D
But that is 5% of people you talk to, most are very interested in the car for what it is.


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