OTS boot cable question

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#1 OTS boot cable question

Post by GSR 54D » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:20 am

Hi

Regarding a 3.8 OTS with rear "non locking" Boot pull cable BD15899, was wondering if there would be any problem fitting the later series 1 4.2 Boot locking cable BD27158?

Looking at sng pictures one would assume this wouldn't be an issue, has anyone done this change?

Thanks

John H

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#2 Re: OTS boot cable question

Post by Duckham » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:21 am

John -
My Aug 1963 OTS has a locking handles so they do fit.
I wasn't aware it was non standard - is the 4.2 changeover point listed in the official parts book or the SNGB one?
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#3 Re: OTS boot cable question

Post by kingzetts » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:10 pm

I fitted a locking handle to ny Nov ‘62 OTS. As far as I recall it was a straight replacement.
John '62 S1 OTS

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#4 Re: OTS boot cable question

Post by Heuer » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:32 pm

:yeahthat:
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#5 Re: OTS boot cable question

Post by GSR 54D » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:02 am

Thanks all.

From another source.... the only possible alteration is the bodywork hole for the locking handle needs to be slightly enlarged.

Sounds a simple job anyway.

Thanks again

John H.

p.s. Joe, on the SNG website there wasn’t a locking version available under 3.8 spares, just the 4.2 hence haven’t researched any further into a change date.

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#6 Re: OTS boot cable question

Post by Gfhug » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:36 am

John, according to Clausager 'Factory Original Jaguar E-Type' the change to locking boot release was at the introduction of the 4.2. Page 87 "A welcome improvement on the 4.2 litre open two seater was that the boot release in the tonneau area was by this T-handle which incorporated a key lock"
Can't see an actual change reference or date so perhaps at the very introduction of the 4.2

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#7 Re: OTS boot cable question

Post by ETTony » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:40 am

hmm, no lock on my '67 4.2
Those guys with locks, do you you actually lock them, seems a bit of a faff.
Is it worth it :scratchheadyellow:
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#8 Re: OTS boot cable question

Post by Heuer » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:56 am

Yes, I lock it when I have luggage.
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#9 Re: OTS boot cable question

Post by kingzetts » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:10 pm

I also lock mine regularly. Good for stuff you want to leave in the car whilst parked up away from home (leather jacket, satnav, anything you don’t want in your hotel room etc) given that an OTS cabin even with the hood up is about as insecure as can be.
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#10 Re: OTS boot cable question

Post by GSR 54D » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:35 am

In my case it’s a no brainer to have a lock even for partly protecting my “breakdown” tools! A little extra piece of mind really.

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#11 Re: OTS boot cable question

Post by 64OTS » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:44 am

Does anyone know the cable lock hole size inside the body of a 4.2 series 1 and where it is positioned? Mine has rusted out so I have no datum to work from. I know its above a 3/4 hole which is for the wiring harness to go through? Could be about 1 1/2" above that? Thanks.
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