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Posted: Apr 29, 2021 - 8:13am

Dang it, this is why I have to stay out of the forums, so I don't go down wormholes. Just read the Wiki entry for the LeMans crash in 1955. Horrific.
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Posted: Apr 28, 2021 - 4:58pm

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Jaguar ... any which way ...
 
I grew up in a Jag family.  My Dad had three of them over the late 50's to early 70's.  Belonged to the Jaguar Club of America and I remember going to some rallies with him when we lived in the Bay Area.  His last one was a 66 3.8S sedan.  It had real wire wheel knock off hubs.  We lived in Corona del Mar at the time and there was a guy who lived in the same development who had a Lamborghini.  They would more than occasionally race each other on their morning drive down PCH to Laguna Beach as I later learned.  Lord only knows how he drove going down the still 2 lane Laguna Canyon Road on his way to the Leisure World office in Laguna Hills. My dad kept throwing spokes on the wheels which cost $125 each back then.  The morning drive was the reason why. 

Not ours, but what they looked like.
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The "D" type and its street legal version, the XKSS was the fastest production car ever made.  0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and that was in the 50's.  And it was a straight 6 banger (hemi) to boot.

The SS is for Swallow Sidecar which was the original pre war name of the company before it became known as Jaguar.

Total awesome sauce ...
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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 1954 | Type: Coupe
  • Engine: 3442 cc (210.0 ci) 12 Valve
  • Engine Formation: St6
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: F
  • Aspiration: N/A
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 4 speed/ Manual
  • Power: 250 bhp (186 kW) @ 6000 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 864 kgs (1904 lbs)
  • Top Speed: 162 mph (260.7 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 4.7 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 4.9 secs

Everything you need to know about the Jaguar D-type

A side bar:  regarding the small displacement European engines versus the American large displacement engines.  My dad explained to me that European (at least in GB) cars were taxed based on their displacement.  That restriction did not exist here in the states, hence horsepower was accomplished with bigger engines as to opposed more efficient ones.  That is how we got to the famous Chrysler 426 V-8 Hemi with IIRC 425 bhp.

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Posted: Apr 28, 2021 - 4:16pm

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

I'm with Enzo 
{#Mrgreen}


i always wondered about the rear axle being less wide than the front axle and how that affected handling..  ok  off to worm through YT when I don't really have time... 



Oh no! Another person sucked into the Black Hole of YT!
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Posted: Apr 28, 2021 - 1:43pm

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Jaguar ... any which way ...
 
I'm with Enzo {#Mrgreen}

i always wondered about the rear axle being less wide than the front axle and how that affected handling..  ok  off to worm through YT when I don't really have time... 
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Posted: Apr 16, 2021 - 9:20pm

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Thanks for that.
Amazing work there.


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Posted: Apr 16, 2021 - 8:29pm

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Posted: Mar 31, 2021 - 7:05pm



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 rhahl wrote:
Before committing yourself to it, go to Australia, buy one used, circle the island for six to eight weeks, then sell it.  If you can't take that much time off I am retired and will go for you.

 
I'm already here and don't have to quarantine for 2 weeks. Islander is welcome to sponsor me. Also willing to help as a go-between with the company for a few perks.

 

You guys are so gracious... thanks (?).  As for go-between, I'd ask for a demonstration of proficiency in the language, but I'm not sure how to judge it. 
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Posted: Mar 31, 2021 - 5:17pm



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 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

Wanna have.
 
They are pretty cool. We were doing a fix/update to some electrical gremlins. They use a lot of Victron gear and we are a dealer for that stuff.  They layout is nice, and the build quality is high. There are some really cool gadgets on board.  The price is high but I think it's built right for that part of the market. I've heard that they are looking for distributor/dealers in the states and am thinking about what it would take to make that happen. 

 
Price on all caravans is high in Australia compared to N. America, if you have ever checked out a purchase-then-sell holiday. I can see there being a market for mid-level 4x4 caravans in the US, like for dirt roads that can get muddy or a bit washed out. Not sure about the full-on vehicles where they design them around the width of nasty tracks up to the top-end and going over major obstacles. Then again it is the kind of thing people tend to over-buy, for plans that may never materialize or just because they are way-cool.

Still judging from what I've seen on the roads on US holidays, it's a pretty unique niche and some well-placed articles on 4x4 websites could generate interest.

I have looked at the folding campers in the past and still think they are pretty cool but might not be glitzy enough for the US market. Still you can get off-road models and they tow better with smaller vehicles. 

Probably worth exploring the Aussie camper websites to see what is available. Had the seamstress make a mosquito net cover for my Passat moonroof but still haven't tried it out. I was actually surprisingly comfortable doing a long road trip in a compact car, sleeping in the back seat when I couldn't sleep under the stars so I think a station wagon will luxury for 1 person.

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Posted: Mar 31, 2021 - 4:43pm



 rhahl wrote:
Before committing yourself to it, go to Australia, buy one used, circle the island for six to eight weeks, then sell it.  If you can't take that much time off I am retired and will go for you.

 
I'm already here and don't have to quarantine for 2 weeks. Islander is welcome to sponsor me. Also willing to help as a go-between with the company for a few perks.

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Posted: Mar 31, 2021 - 7:55am

 islander wrote:


 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

Wanna have.
 
They are pretty cool. We were doing a fix/update to some electrical gremlins. They use a lot of Victron gear and we are a dealer for that stuff.  They layout is nice, and the build quality is high. There are some really cool gadgets on board.  The price is high but I think it's built right for that part of the market. I've heard that they are looking for distributor/dealers in the states and am thinking about what it would take to make that happen. 

 
definitely targeting a small niche market, but pretty cool. They reminded me of this Kiwi start-up. Also ridiculously expensive but also successfully targeting a tiny niche.
btw, someone at the company has an interesting interpretation of "commercial".
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Posted: Mar 31, 2021 - 7:11am

 islander wrote:
They are pretty cool. We were doing a fix/update to some electrical gremlins. They use a lot of Victron gear and we are a dealer for that stuff.  They layout is nice, and the build quality is high. There are some really cool gadgets on board.  The price is high but I think it's built right for that part of the market. I've heard that they are looking for distributor/dealers in the states and am thinking about what it would take to make that happen. 

 Before committing yourself to it, go to Australia, buy one used, circle the island for six to eight weeks, then sell it.  If you can't take that much time off I am retired and will go for you.

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Posted: Mar 31, 2021 - 6:33am



 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

Wanna have.
 
They are pretty cool. We were doing a fix/update to some electrical gremlins. They use a lot of Victron gear and we are a dealer for that stuff.  They layout is nice, and the build quality is high. There are some really cool gadgets on board.  The price is high but I think it's built right for that part of the market. I've heard that they are looking for distributor/dealers in the states and am thinking about what it would take to make that happen. 

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Posted: Mar 31, 2021 - 2:53am

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Bruder EXP - 4
Stripped down price $38,000, say $50k really. But it probably goes up in value over time, like a small airplane.  I wonder what happens in a lightening strike.
 
Wanna have.
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