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Record Creation: Entered on 3 July 2004.

 

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Owner: Denice

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Updated February 17th, 2005. Not legal proof of ownership.

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2004-07-02 08:27:07  |  pauls writes:

Ebay item 7/2/04
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Opening bid $7,500.00 (Reserve not met), no bids yet, 8 days left in auction. 82k miles.

Sellers description:
A modified 1969 Jaguar XKE coupe, registered in PA as an Antique Historic vehicle. I am forced to part with it because of failing vision (macular degeneration). The car, as I was told by the previous owner, has had three previous owners. The first, a widow in Rochester, NY, sold it after many years to a man who began the restoration, but was forced to sell for money reasons. The third owner was a young family man who just did not have the time to do the job. I bought the car from him for $7500 in 1998 and worked on it literally full time (I’m retired) until it was finished in the autumn of 1999. Since then, I have continued to make improvements while logging 15,000 miles.

The car has had some sheet metal replacements. The floor pan, rocker panels and the lower half of the rear fenders are the only areas which I’ve been able to detect. They are sound. I had the car painted 1969 Signal Red in PPG base and clear coat. The car has been garaged, to my best knowledge, for at least the past eight years and possibly longer. The bumpers front and rear, headlight trim, hub caps and tail lights have been re-chromed. The rear panel under the gas tank still shows some hammered out dents but are not noticeable until you get down on all fours. The car attracts much attention and many favorable comments. Purists, however, hate the V8.

Modifications.
The car is powered by a professionally built Ford 302 cubic inch V8. The block, crankshaft and heads were Magnafluxed. The block was bored to 4.030”, giving a final displacement of 306 cubic inches. Except for the rods, essentially every other moving part, bearing or seal was replaced. The ignition system is solid-state Ford Duraspark. Since installation, the engine has been in the car for about fifteen thousand miles. The conversion was made without cutting, welding or modifying the front truss/frame members. The motor mount substructure is bolted in place and uses standard machinery isolation mounts. Minor modifications were made to the sheet metal around the transmission. The shop order, listing all engine parts and labor is available for review. The stock Jaguar radiator has been re-cored with an extra row of tubes for greater heat transfer area and performs satisfactorily. Two stock fans cool the radiator and a third is provided for the AC condenser. With A/C, it may be marginal in very slow traffic, but has not presented any problems to date. The A/C system is an aftermarket unit built for small street rod coupes and is slightly undersized for the Jag coupe but probably better than the stock setup. It fits well under the dash on the passenger side and does not limit legroom. It also serves as the heater. No defrosters, though.

The fuel system consists of a Holley Throttle body injection unit, electric fuel pump, two fuel filters and an experimental Electronic Control Unit. The ECU is described at www.bgsoflex.com/megasquirt.html. A laptop computer with software and tuning documentation are included in the sale. Also included is a spare ECU and a simple test unit to enable diagnostic testing of the unit, if required. With these tools and a driver, one can tune the system on the fly; a task I have been unable to safely complete in the max. power, max. rpm range of operation. The engine runs nicely at low and medium speeds but it needs to be tuned on the road with a driver and a knowledgeable passenger manning the laptop. Really, it’s fun.

The transmission is a rebuilt Ford C4 and the rear end is a Jaguar XJ6, 2.88 to 1 ratio gear set rebuilt with new bearings and seals.

Suspension parts, such as ball joints, rod ends, steering rack and pinion (manual), bushings and rear shocks were replaced. Brake calipers were rebuilt with new stainless pistons, seals, hoses and pads as were the master cylinders and servo unit. All four rotors have been turned. The front brakes squeal until hot.

The interior is a mix of new and old leather and vinyl and a new headliner. Carpets are new as are the console cover and other miscellaneous panel coverings. Gauges and switches are original. The gas tank sending unit indicates three-quarters when the tank is actually full. The speedometer and odometer have been recalibrated to reflect accurate speed and mileage. The original tach has not been touched and does not show engine rpm. Rather, a small, inexpensive tach is installed in the clock hole. An AM/FM radio/cassette player is installed.

Appraisal.

Appraised value was $23,500 in October, 2003. Condition of the body, interior and exterior rated “good”, mechanical rated “good/excellent”.

What doesn’t work?
The original driver’s side window regulator was inoperable and a replacement unavailable. A VW Rabbit unit works, but only lowers the glass about 75 percent of the way. The glass has a small(2 inch long) diagonal crack located at the bottom right corner, near the driver's shoulder. The interior courtesy lights are not available, however, all switches and wiring are in place. The parking brake is very weak. I use “Park”. The seats do not easily slide forward or back but can be forced to comply. The rear window defroster terminals are broken off at the glass. A recent transmission fluid spill from the cooler left some fluid on the exterior of the transmission but did no damage. The spare wheel is not original.


2004-07-19 08:30:29  |  pauls writes:

Car retunrs to ebay 7/19/04
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Current bid $8,600.00 (Reserve not met), 2 bids, 9 days left in auction.

Previous auction ended at $9,051.00 (Reserve not met) after 9 bids.


2004-12-02 10:23:06  |  pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 12/2/04
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Current bid $7,500.00 (Reserve not met), 1 bid, 9 days left in auction.

Previous auction ended at $11,200.51 (Reserve not met) after 10 bids.


2005-01-13 11:03:12  |  pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 1/13/05
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Opening bid $7,500.00 (Reserve not met), no bids yet 9 days left in auction.

Previous auction ended at $10,126.00 (Reserve not met) after 11 bids.


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