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Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:53 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:54 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:54 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:54 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:54 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 1:54 AM GMT
My experience with the jag----engine can get very hot and drinks oil

Nevertheless --will be a beautiful car to drive.
Report henryluca March 22, 2018 2:12 AM GMT
Sorry Kami--not sure what happened----think the "enter" button stuck down--or else there is a ghost in my lap top--again sorry
Report Joel March 22, 2018 9:00 AM GMT
We heard you the first time henry Excited
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE March 24, 2018 10:03 AM GMT
WOW!!. How is that even possible?
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE March 24, 2018 12:43 PM GMT
Here is a disaster from I think October last year. Made a (late night!) bid on this V8 BMW. Paid $600. Sight Unseen. I'm a man of my word. My Bid is my Bond! Anyway got it towed home. Beautiful car except for one thing. I couldn't start it. Googled for weeks researching tried everything eventually gave up and sold to the wrecker for $300.








Something that hastened the disposal of the car was some busybody do-gooder neighbour must have worked out the car was unregistered despite it having plates and dobbed it into the council. So I had to get rid of it before it got towed away. Fxckin ****!!!
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE April 29, 2018 9:59 AM BST
Bought another car a few weeks ago. A 1985 Mercedes 380 SEL. Paid $700. All I've done for it so far is change the spark plugs which made an amazing improvement on how it runs. It's parked a few streets away - haven't been able to summon up the courage to bring it home yet.
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE April 29, 2018 10:04 AM BST
Henery - "I am looking forward one day to buying a 1972 HOLDEN HQ MONARO COUPE---red with a black stripe--

Luv those 3 vents/slits on front side ---gives it a great edgey look"


I hope you've got deep pockets!
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE April 29, 2018 1:33 PM BST
I haven't got any photos of the Merc yet but this is what they look like.


https://www.swva.co.uk/mercedes-380-sel-auto/



It has a 3.8 litre V8 which is laughably slow over the 1/4 mile but the whole boat is set up for high speed cruising on the Autobahn. Unfortunately I can't find an Autobahn nearby so I'll see how much high speed cruising I can get done between here and Super Cheap Auto.
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE August 25, 2018 2:03 PM BST
I'll show you some Magpies.








That's the Baby and the Dad.



I haven't seen the Dad since he was on my knee having a feed on Christmas Day 2017.

The Baby eventually got chased away by his own Mum a few months ago.


Now it's just Mum and StepDad show up.
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE September 1, 2018 1:34 PM BST
At the end of 2017 I decided to dedicate a week to tidying up the engine bay of the XJ6. That week has finally ended in August 2018. Check it out.


Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE September 1, 2018 1:35 PM BST






Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE September 1, 2018 1:36 PM BST


Report Joel September 1, 2018 1:37 PM BST
Why are you using a form guide there? I assume you didnt back a winner that day.
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE September 1, 2018 1:40 PM BST
That's about the best use a form guide has ever had. Notice removal of the air pump? Useless anti Pollution BS.
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE September 1, 2018 1:41 PM BST






Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE September 1, 2018 1:41 PM BST
How good's that???!!
Report Joel September 1, 2018 1:43 PM BST
It's not useless. You should buy an electric car and you will not have to worry about the likes of air pumps etc
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE September 1, 2018 1:43 PM BST
The Jaguar 4.2 XK engine is a good looking unit.
Report Joel September 1, 2018 1:44 PM BST
Agreed
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE September 1, 2018 1:45 PM BST
NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll be dead before I use a slot car for anything other than Scalextric.
Report Joel September 1, 2018 1:46 PM BST
You will be dead if you keep using these fossil fuel polluting monstrosities
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE September 1, 2018 1:53 PM BST
So far nothing has been invented that is fuel efficient and as environmentally friendly and economical as a normal car.


Even if slot cars somehow take over (in real terms not by virtue of taxpayer subsidies) they'll never be the same as real cars. A real car is almost a living being.
Report Joel September 1, 2018 1:58 PM BST
Electric cars are very friendly to the environent
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE September 1, 2018 2:05 PM BST
You sure about that?
Report Joel September 1, 2018 2:08 PM BST
Not really but I have shares in a Lithium Company.
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE September 1, 2018 2:16 PM BST
Is it government subsidised? The way to wealth in the 21st century. Doesn't matter if anything works just so long as the government pays - just ask Elon Musk!!
Report Joel September 1, 2018 2:21 PM BST
hah I dont think I'll be buying anything he is involved in. Though 20 years ago I didnt want anything to do with Amazon shares?
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE September 8, 2018 2:13 PM BST
I sold the Merc 300E that my son used successfully as a daily driver for $1400. Gave my wife 200 and put 200 into the rego account. 1000 left. I've got no idea where that $1000 is. I cannot for the life of me remember what I've done with it or where I've put it.
Report Joel September 9, 2018 1:02 AM BST
Did you buy another car maybe?
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE September 9, 2018 11:27 AM BST
I have indeed but there is evidence of a withdrawal on my internet banking thingy.
Report Joel September 9, 2018 1:47 PM BST
Well if you find it can I borrow it?
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE September 9, 2018 2:37 PM BST
No worries.
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE September 9, 2018 2:38 PM BST
Spend it on your Mum. Tell her I said Hi.
Report Joel September 9, 2018 11:55 PM BST
OK
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE September 30, 2018 2:22 PM BST
Have been taking the XJ6 out for some Sunday runs and it's just a fantastic car to drive. 33 years old it's just so smooth. Even the wife loves it and she's not easy to please. It's a real head turner as well.

Report henryluca October 1, 2018 3:26 AM BST
You forgot to mention its a Sovereign !
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE October 27, 2018 1:51 PM BST
For years I washed my car then polished it. Then I learnt of the importance of waxing. So I washed then polished then waxed. Then I read about clay bars. I thought - no. Too much. Sounds weird. Too complicated. Too expensive.

Then I saw a clay bar on special at SCA so I thought I'd give it a go. Wash the car then get some clay onto the fingers and some lube on the paint and give it a go. It's amazing. You can feel it  slide over the paintwork and meet resistance. Keep at it till it's all smooth. Polish and wax after and you cannot believe the difference. I used to think my car was smooth after a polish and wax. I was sadly mistaken. The paintwork with a polish and wax and a CLAY BAR is about 100 times smoother. It blows your mind.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAuA8eCn32Y
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE October 27, 2018 2:44 PM BST
I buy Practical Classics magazine every month. It features an array of pommy car nerds such as Sam Glover who spends his spare time breaking down in exotic locations around the world.
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE December 29, 2018 12:27 PM GMT
The odometer in the ute stopped working the other day - very annoying. I found a useful video on youtube on how to repair. First I bought a plastic gear thingy on ebay for $20. When it arrived I set to work. The instrument cluster has to be removed. First the bezel that fronts the dash has to be taken off. That's pretty easy it's just held in by push-in clips but you've got to be careful with 25yo plastic.




With that off a couple of hidden screws are revealed to loosen up the instrument cluster so it can be pulled out.




Put it on the desk while I watched the video. Remove screws from the back and eventually get out the speedo assembly.







That's the old plastic gear next to the new one. Just do the reverse and put it all back together. Odometer works again!

Report EvgenyKissin December 30, 2018 2:25 AM GMT
The white jag is beautiful - looks well kept. Reminds me of some zombie film (which was sh1t) and Bill Nighy's character had this pristine Jag (probably a Sovereign but may have been a Daimler - same shape as the white one on this thread). Loved that shape from the 1960s - 1990s.
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE December 30, 2018 5:10 AM GMT
Shaun Of the Dead.
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE January 26, 2019 10:22 AM GMT
Bought this 1985 Mercedes 380SE back in about July 2018. Paid $2000. The bloke selling it only lived 5 minutes away. He was asking 3k in his ad on gumtree. I went over and had a look and he was a nice young bloke and we got on well. The car was good but had a few problems. I asked him what would he take for it. He said $2000. Done!

Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE January 26, 2019 10:32 AM GMT
So since I've owned it I've spent a bit over $800 on it.

The rear muffler was cactus so that had to go. Waited about 2 months to get the new one imported -$400. Also it made this incredibly annoying clicking noise. Hard to tell if it was valves or exhaust manifold gaskets. Turns out it was the latter-thank God! I got new gaskets from a Mercedes Benz dealer for $56 and asked the exhaust guy if he could put them in for me. His reply - "life's too short to do jobs like that!" I considered doing it myself but I could see it was a nightmare. I eventually found a mechanic to do it for $200. So worth it. That loud clicking noise was both annoying and embarrassing.

I've replaced spark plugs,fluids and filters. Also repaired the drivers seat. It had a broken spring so when you sat in it you card hardly see over the steering wheel. Didn't cost anything just three hours of my time but well worth it.
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE January 26, 2019 10:33 AM GMT


Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE January 26, 2019 10:35 AM GMT
The paint looks loads better in the photos than real life. It has loads of stone chips and stuff on it. The colour is amazing though. I've never seen a red car still look so red after 30+ years. I've seen red holdens turn pink in five years.
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE January 26, 2019 10:37 AM GMT




Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE January 26, 2019 10:40 AM GMT
The interior is basically immaculate. I've found the hardest stuff to replace is cracked trim and seats and wood and stuff. Mechanical stuff is nearly always still available but finding wood trim in good condition takes ages if at all.
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE January 26, 2019 10:51 AM GMT



It has a 3.8 litre V8. It's quite quick off the mark has no trouble dealing with modern traffic. Especially in Sydney where millions of Chinese drivers always travel 20km/h BELOW the speed limit.

I feel like the King Of The Road in this thing. It cost $93,000 back in 1985. You could buy a house for that back then. I YAWN IN BOREDOM as I see the roads filled with crap looking $50k SUV's. Or hideously ugly Ford Ranger utes.
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE January 26, 2019 11:03 AM GMT
I've only recently told the wife that she is the proud owner of a classic Mercedes Benz. I BOTTLED it!!! I parked it in nearby streets for a couple of months. Moved it around and worked on it while she was out. Then I had a BRAINWAVE!! Why park this red car - a colour susceptible to paint fade- out in the open getting rain and sun and bird droppings and tree droppings all over it when five minutes away there is a shopping centre with undercover parking? So that's where I park it. It's like a garage. Except it gets dusty and sometimes pigeon sh1t on it. I leave it there during the week and bring it home on weekends. Should be ok with management. An unregistered Merc has sat in the same spot for three years.

Anyway she took the news of another member of the fleet quite well. Don't know why I was so worried. The fact that it's a top car no doubt helps.



The previous owner has texted me asking me if I want to sell it back to him. I think I will. I paid $2000 spent $800 I'll ask him for $2400. And an assurance that I can buy it back in the future. It needs something done to the suspension maybe he can get that sorted. I wish all car experiences could be as pleasant as this one.
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