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Alex's Garage: Project Jaglton
« on: December 06, 2014, 10:57:14 PM »
Hi guys, so I alluded to having another carlton and here are the first pics.  I bought it from ebay a few months ago... And it was in a sorry state, somehow it had passed an mot, yet no way was it road worthy, think it had been stood outside for years.

Specs: GSI3000 with a 4.0ltr Jaguar XJS engine and 5 speed getrag gearbox.  Roughly 270BHP.

What I have done:
- fitted my spare Alloys with new Yokohama tyres
- fitted a new fuel tank, fuel filter, fuel pump, fuel hose and fuel hard lines.
- fitted new foam air filter
- fitted later model rear light clutters
- fitted new head light units and xenon bulbs
- fitted spot lights back in with LED bulbs
- jet washed all the crap from everywhere
- shampood the carpets and seats
- cured the mega rich running problem
- rewired the engine conversion electronics to a higher standard
- fitted a black dash
- fitted a new heater matrix
- re-lined the headlining in black
- replaced the leather around gear stick and handbrake
- others that I can't remember right now.

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Re: Alex's Garage: Project Jaglton
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2014, 11:04:11 PM »
Oh I also fitted the spoiler.  Not spent anything as I had it all in the garage already.

It's a completely different drive compared to the 24V C30SE.  The C30SE is all about top end, the jag engine is all low down grunt. It makes it quick off the mark, but runs out of puff when the C30SE would be coming on strong.






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Re: Alex's Garage: Project Jaglton
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2014, 12:49:07 AM »
I wondered where that ended up having seen it for sale.

It didn't look like a great job but it sounds like you have it in hand.

Do you know if the gearbox was the one from the XJS or from somewhere else?


What plans do you have?

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Re: Alex's Garage: Project Jaglton
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2014, 12:00:45 PM »
 The gearbox is of jag origin and quite rare, it feels heavy duty and precise, I like it.

The car was only viable because I had parts already in the garage. It really was in poor condition.  That being said the underneath is solid and original.

Future plans:
Driveway spray job in Matt black.
Leather interior.
Fabricate new method of supporting gearbox, the current method is too rigid and causes vibration.
New exhaust system, with more silencers. Make it quiter.

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Re: Alex's Garage: Project Jaglton
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2014, 05:46:20 PM »
hi how easy is it to reline the roof linning on a carlton ,how did u get it out of car through rear door .

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Re: Alex's Garage: Project Jaglton
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2014, 07:01:41 PM »
you have to bend it a wee bit and take the seats out!
what would life be like if we all drove fwd cars? feckin boring that's what rear drive or bust

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Re: Alex's Garage: Project Jaglton
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2014, 08:49:11 PM »
OK headlining retrim guide:

1) Remove all the trim bits that fasten through the headlining, sun blinds, grab handles etc.
2) Remove A, B and C pillar trim.
3) Recline passenger seat.
4) Carefully pull off the rubber trim around the sunroof and the tops of the doors, this is all that is holding the headlining in position, so try to support it as it drops.
5) Remove headlining through passenger side rear door (it does require a bit of bending, but be careful not to snap the glass-fibre carcass.
6) place headlining on a table with the grey material upper-most.
7) peal off the material (I have found that the foam backing remains stuck, its the bond between the grey material and the foam that fails and causes the headlining the droop).
8 ) Use a blunt scrapper to lift off the remaining foam, until your left with the glass-fibre carcass.

9) The scrapper will only get you so far, some foam will remain and will prevent good bonding with the new material.  So use a gas blow-torch and flash over the entire surface, any remaining foam melts and goes sticky.  Dont hold the flame in a single point as you may damage the carcass, keep the flame moving.

10) lay out the Foam Backed Brushed Nylon material over the carcass

11) use high temp spray glue to bond the foam backed material to the carcass. Spray on, let is go tacky then apply pressure to the bond the surfaces.

12) leave to dry and cut out the sunroof opening and trim back the material, I leave a little material that I fold over and clue on the other side.

13) cut out the holes for the trim bits screw back through.
14) Refit is the reverse of removal.
15) look up and think, that looks epic.

I used Woolies trim and purchased the cheapest material, but trust me it feels high quality compared to the OEM vauxhall stuff.  all in 40.


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Re: Alex's Garage: Project Jaglton
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2014, 09:18:49 PM »
Cracking job and a super 'How to'  ;)

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Re: Alex's Garage: Project Jaglton
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2014, 10:44:52 PM »
Great, thanks for the how to guide.

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Re: Alex's Garage: Project Jaglton
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2015, 04:20:23 PM »
Oh I also fitted the spoiler.  Not spent anything as I had it all in the garage already.

It's a completely different drive compared to the 24V C30SE.  The C30SE is all about top end, the jag engine is all low down grunt. It makes it quick off the mark, but runs out of puff when the C30SE would be coming on strong.







LOVE it! looks raggedy and a bit rough but sort the power out (ie MORE) and it is a very cool sleeper.
BTW what spoiler is that? Also can we have some under bonnet pics plz?!
« Last Edit: January 17, 2015, 04:22:36 PM by Street Sleeper »
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Re: Alex's Garage: Project Jaglton
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2015, 05:28:04 PM »
very nice description of replacing the roof lining ,something i need to do when the weather warms up .

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Re: Alex's Garage: Project Jaglton
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2015, 12:14:15 AM »
Street Sleeper, I have no idea what wing it is, It just came with my Black GSI300.  The orginial one fitted to the the Jaglton when I bought it looked in a sorry state so I switched to the one in the pictures.

Inlcuded is an a link to a video from Santa Pad this Jan...

http://youtu.be/CKxUYqtGPz8

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Re: Alex's Garage: Project Jaglton
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2015, 03:13:31 PM »
looks to be a lotus rep spoiler probably a psg one tbh
what would life be like if we all drove fwd cars? feckin boring that's what rear drive or bust

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Re: Alex's Garage: Project Jaglton
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2015, 09:03:36 PM »
Nice one, I especially like it cos my cars silver too but yours is definitely faster than mine ha ha. Did you get a timing slip or was the 'puter off? Also it looks like neither driver is wearing a helmet bit surprising if that's the case. Thanks for posting
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Re: Alex's Garage: Project Jaglton
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2015, 10:59:28 PM »
Some more videos and pictures

at Idle
http://youtu.be/ynTTbzKTVrY

Rev up from inside
http://youtu.be/-9TTBfCecKI


The engine Bay; Big motor





The new fuel tank I fitted; also took the time to paint the tank black and hangers gold.




The tyres are great for 36 each brand new, got to love 15inch tyre sizes





Check out the doors, where is the rust?











Inside, much work gone on here:






Oh and finally coil-overs


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Re: Alex's Garage: Project Jaglton
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2015, 11:21:06 PM »
What a difference inside compared to when it was for sale!

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Re: Alex's Garage: Project Jaglton
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2015, 07:58:51 PM »
how thick was the lining material on your rooflining refit 3mm or 6mm .

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Re: Alex's Garage: Project Jaglton
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2015, 11:40:07 PM »
Thickness, I dont know, this is what I got.

http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/p-1315-brushed-nylon-black.aspx


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Re: Alex's Garage: Project Jaglton
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2015, 12:10:59 PM »
I saw this on Ebay a few months ago as well, liking it a lot!