Bought a bit of a project, well its mot'd and runs well but needs a few bits of TLC.
Its an 85 3.6 Manual but seems to have been converted to a 4.0 Auto (presumably due to 3.6 engine giving up and the much higher cost of the Box that fits the 4.0), it also has a very well installed high quality LPG system (Donut tank in boot and filler under fuel flap, auto switch over and auto lube). It has a TWR body kit as well so looks rather smart in Bright Red, The interior seems to have had facelift door cards etc as it has wood trim on rear quarters, just need to fix sagging headliner inside. Exhaust looks like a Stainless Steel set up and the suspension allegedly is from a DB7, but until someone in the know inspects it, I can't confirm that.
All electrics seem to work OK. Bodywork inc underneath is solid with njo sign of the XJS tin worm.
So work to be done and parts needed if anyone can help:
1 Rear belts taken out so need two rear set belts complete in beige/magnolia - apparently the facelift ones are different and wont fit, or am I mistaken.
2 need a boot floor board, the one fitted is a DIY job, bit untidy.
3 unfortunately the delivery co messed up the handbrake and it now wont release - have a mobile mechanic coming to see it next week, at present its motionless in my garage, any tips? We couldn't release the handbrake, it was pulled hard up and then there was a 'ping'! Have ordered a new cable anyway.
Next I need to get the car registered properly, its still down as a 3.6 Manual and presumably LPG also needs notifying to DVLA? So can anyone confirm what year/exact type engine is from the number below?
VIN ties in with age as it ends 122113
I will get a firm in Coventry to certify the LPG instal.
So any parts/tips you may have I'd be glad to receive them.
Picture below on collection from previous owner, only done 500 miles since last MOT in March 17 so decided to have it picked up.
Also have 73 Stag Manual O/D, 85 SD1 V8 Manual with Offenhauser/Holley (might be up for sale)- but will six cylinders in XJS be enough for me?