JEC Oxfordshire Exchange Useful Information From "What I Did To My Jaguar(s) During Lockdown"

As, hopefully, the last Zoom session, for a while at least, 15 members of the JEC Oxfordshire Region got together to exchange entertaining stories and useful information from "What I Did To My Jaguar(s) During Lockdown".

The members also celebrated their new car acquisitions, new pictures of jaguars and new accessories.

Some thrills and spills on the roads were discussed which nicely framed thoughts of those drives and visits that we can now plan and take part in very soon.

Such a Wide Range And Incredible Complexity of Challenging Projects

Some might still be works in progress, to say the very least, and some might be candidates for Pride of Ownership or Concours competitions, at the Jaguar Festival on Sunday 4th July at Bicester Heritage, but the breadth of work was breath taking.

Those present heard about:

- XF door rattles, refusals to lock, 'boot unlocked' fixes, mirror fold / unfold oddities and tyre changes, rebalancing and tracking checks

- F-Type battery drain-avoidance lessons

- XKR bodywork renewals and re-sprays plus alloy wheel refurbishments

- E-Type gearbox exchanges for smoother changes and better ratios, hand brake servicing and adjustments, rear suspension & axle overhauls

- Buying yet another E-Type from the JEC classifieds

- Acquiring a (print of) the XJ13 concept car, with a norman dewis (facsimile) autograph

- X-Type fuel gauge oddities

- Mk II bodywork rebuilding

- Daimler Sovereign restoration

- Daimler Double 6 bodywork repairs & re-spraying, fuel supply issue resolutions

- XF & XK mirror fold snagging solutions

- XK upgrades for carburetors, heater elements, dashcams and reversing camera, cruise controls and remote hood operations.

- Home fixes for temperamental key fobs.

The knowledge gained was impressive and it was agreed that the Region was now in a place to start assembling a list of work done and suppliers used, as a resource for other members.