Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Jaguar - Paint shop

Jaguar Wednesday progress report...

Front end got a coat of primer.

Starting to look good.

Now on to the doors. The rear end is primed, the front end is primed with a first coat.

Reminds me of Seseme Street poor Solomon Grundy.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Gizmo Gun Lesson

Gizmo gets his first lesson on guns and shooting.
Have to add "don't eat the target" to the list of gun safety rules.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Jaguar - Paint shop

Moved from the sunshine to the paint booth.

Bare metal, filler and primer camouflage.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Jaguar - Dashboard

I have been looking at the dashboard on top of my bookcase for months now, and it just did not look right some how.

This is before the change I made today.

and this is after.

I case you did not detect it, I changed the original fuel gauge for a Autometer Cobalt gauge that matches the rest of the gauges.

The dashboard is now totally modernized.

Electric tachometer, the mechanical one had no place to connect.
Electric water temperature replacing the unreliable bourdon tube Smiths original.
Electric fuel level that can be calibrated with an empty/full tank procedure.
Mechanical oil pressure same as the original.
Electronic speedometer with hall effect sensor. Procedure to calibrate by holding the dual trip odometer reset button while turning on the ignition, driving a measured two miles, stopping and pressing the button again. This solves the problem of different tire diameters.

I attended the Jaguar Club of Florida meeting last night. I got to Cricketer's Arms restaurant about an hour early so I walked the Festival Bay mall and found a little shop where I scored the Jaguar key fob.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Jaguar - Paint shop

More progress this week. Working on front end.

Out in the heat and sunshine.

Filler where the hood meets the body. The hood is popped to the safety latch. When closed, it is a tight fit.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Jaguar - Paint shop

More progress. The rear end is primed and basically done with the body work.

Working on the front end.

Can you see the low spot on the bonnet that was filled?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Jaguar - Paint shop

Visit to the paint shop today. More progress and I caught them working on it again. A lot of sanding dust all around.
Now we are at the start of the hurricane season and hopefully this will not slow down the progress.