FACTORY FIT - Series 1 4.2

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#21 Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 4.2

Post by Heuer » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:20 pm

Factory Packaging

This is from a 1965 OTS with 4,777 miles bought from the original family owners. In the boot were clear plastic bags which held the Jack, Tool Roll, Convertible Top Cover, Passenger foot rest and Thor Hammer.
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Measurements are:
Top cover bag - 12” x 31”
Tool roll bag - 20” x 30”
Footrest board bag - 20" x 30"
Jack Bag - see picture as it is an irregular shape:
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This is the second car (see earlier in the thread) where have seen with evidence of the plastic bags:
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I have no idea when Jaguar started putting the accessories into plastic bags or whether it was just for export cars to prevent deterioration during the sea voyage. More research required.

Thor Mallet

The Thor mallet had a cellophane/oil paper envelope over the head to prevent rust. This mallet can be identified as from mid 1965 production as the foil THOR sticker was changed at this point from ‘HAMMERS & MALLETS’ at the top and ‘MADE IN ENGLAND’ in the bottom sector to ‘THOR HAMMER • COMPANY’ with ‘SHIRLEY • BIRMINGHAM • ENGLAND’ in the bottom sector:
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Note: Modern Thor hammers do not have the '&' between Hammers Mallets but are otherwise indistinguishable.
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Many thanks to Steven Anderson for supplying the photos.
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#22 Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 4.2

Post by Heuer » Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:12 pm

Seat Belt Fittings

This is again from Steve's car - Even though seat belts weren't installed, the eye-bolts that secure them are in place, each one had a spiral bound wire with a lead seal from the Factory. The seal is stamped "Jaguar" on one side and "FW/M 229A" on the other. FW/M 229A is a Jaguar part number which refers to the eye bolt (although I cannot find a reference to it in the SPC). According to the fitting instructions cross head plastic screws needed to be removed from the gearbox cover and the eye bolts then screwed into place:
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The seat belts had hooked plates at the end which clipped onto the eye bolts:
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#23 Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 4.2

Post by Heuer » Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:15 pm

Hood Cover

The hood cover design was very similar to the earlier 3.8 cars including the beige liner and red strengthening material:

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#24 Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 4.2

Post by Heuer » Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:18 pm

Tool Roll

In near mint condition and displaying where each of the tools was located in the roll at the Factory and was protected by a 20" x 30" clear plastic bag:
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#25 Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 4.2

Post by Heuer » Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:32 pm

Footrest Board Assembly

All cars were supplied with a Footrest Board as standard - BD24925 for RHD cars and BD24926 for LHD cars. The boards were cut from plywood and covered on one side with trimmed Hardura to match the car interior.
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#26 Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 4.2

Post by andrewh » Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:54 pm

Very good intel there David, its the first I had heard about footboards.
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#27 Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 4.2

Post by Heuer » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:16 pm

They were standard on the 4.2 cars but not listed in the J30 SPC for the 3.8 cars.
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#28 Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 4.2

Post by Heuer » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:51 pm

Set Screw Securing Gearbox Cover

The gearbox tunnel cover was secured at the rear with two chrome set screws BD.17546/1 and chrome washers BD.848/2. These are frequently missing on many cars, not because they have been lost but they were not fitted at the Factory for some reason. We know this because although the thread is in the tunnel and holes in the cover there are no holes punched in the vinyl to allow them to be fitted:
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#29 Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 4.2

Post by Heuer » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:42 pm

Hardura

The pieces of Hardura on the car were labelled with Jaguar embossed cotton tape:

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'Hardura' of Durbar Mill, Hereford Road, Blackburn, Lancs. Maker of floor coverings used extensively by the motor industry. In 1948 took over St Lawrence Mill, Mill Street, Great Harwood, employing 200 people in the 1960s.
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#30 Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 4.2

Post by Gfhug » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:50 pm

David, are all these recent additions coming from Steve's car you mention above?
Is there a story to be told of such a low mileage car in such good condition?

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#31 Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 4.2

Post by SRAnderson » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:03 pm

Hello Geoff,

They are with the exception to the seat belts and reference photos of an earlier post. As I authenticate the car and mileage I will be submitting more photos. Once I have a comprehensive history, I'll be happy to share.

As a frequent shadow visitor on the 3.8 Factory Fit section when restoring 875787 and again with 875465 it seemed only fitting that I should give a little back.

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#32 Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 4.2

Post by Heuer » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:37 am

Door Fit

This is how Jaguar fitted the doors:


Thanks to Steve Anderson for sharing.
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#33 Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 4.2

Post by Heuer » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:49 pm

Horns

The Lucas WT 618 hi/low note horns were fitted to all 3.8 and 4.2 cars up to 1E1062/1E10771/1E20362/30856. These were located in the front bonnet beneath the headlights.

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When the cars left the Factory the horns would still have had the original Lucas 12V labels fixed to the trumpets:
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The later 4.2 cars had the smaller Model 9H horns fitted to the picture frame.

Once again thanks to Steve for the photos of his very original car.
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#34 Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 4.2

Post by Heuer » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:30 pm

Clip, Securing Rubber Seal

The rubber seals between the bumpers and front bonnet were secured with metal clips BD10313:

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SNGB sell the clips.
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#35 Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 4.2

Post by Heuer » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:30 pm

Front Frame Weather Shielding

In March 1966 Jaguar improved the weather shielding on the front frame. This involved two deflectors (aka torsion bar covers) and a redesigned L/H mud guard. The shielding could be retro fitted to earlier cars. I assume these changes were made following customer complaints of mud and water being thrown up into the engine area. The deflectors are often missing or simply omitted from restorations even though they are available from SNGB:
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#36 Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 4.2

Post by Heuer » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:05 pm

Grommet in Bonnet Front

For all cars with the pivoted number plate carrier (e.g. US cars) a rubber grommet C4548 was fitted to the slot in the bonnet:
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For cars where no number plate carrier was fitted (e.g. UK and Europe) a rubber blanking plug BD20989 was used to seal the slot in the under panel. Both of these are usually missing on most original and restored cars but are available from the usuals. These plugs/grommets were also fitted to all the 3.8 cars from the start of production.
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#37 Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 4.2

Post by ysmalkie » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:57 pm

David, which usuals?

SNG thinks it's selling this product, but they are not.
https://www.sngbarratt.com/uk/#!/Englis ... f43de0a62a
is the grommet for the handbrake cable through the hole in the tunnel.

Actually it's worth mentioning this grommet on the Factory Fit:
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#38 Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 4.2

Post by Heuer » Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:33 am

Air Cleaner Shell Assembly

The Air Cleaner Shell Assembly #8420 sheet steel was made by The Steel Company of Wales, Port Talbot and dated with a rubber ink stamp. Probably by chance this air filter canister was made from a piece of steel with the stamp intact. The air cleaner was assembled and produced by AC Delco:
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The Steel Company of Wales was formed in 1947 as a public company to modernise the South Wales sheet and tinplate industry.
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1947 Planned to build two tinplate works in the Swansea and Llanelli districts to meet demand and soak up some of the labour made redundant at the old style works. Started clearing the site at Velindre (Swansea) in 1947 but work was put on hold and the site at Trostre (Llanelli) was developed as it was felt that the need for work was greater in the Llanelli area than in north Swansea.
1951 The Lysaght Works were nationalised under the Iron and Steel Act; became part of the Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain.
1951 Trostre came into production and work on the Velindre site recommenced.
1956 The Velindre works were commissioned when each of the three works operated two modern continuous tinning lines.
1956 Joint sales arrangements, and research and development, with Richard Thomas and Baldwins discontinued.
1957 Public sale of shares in the company by Holding and Realization Agency; application for shares by GKN and Metal Box Co met in full; about 85% of the issue was left with the underwriters.
1960 Advert shows the Cold Strip Mill, built for the Velindre Works by Davy-United.
1961 Main works at Abbey Works, Port Talbot and branch works at Margam (Port Talbot), Trostre (Llanelly), Velindre (Swansea) and Orb Works (Newport). Employ 25,000 persons.
1967 the Steel Company of Wales were taken over by British Steel and with further developments each works operated with four electrolytic continuous tinning lines, producing one point two million tons of tinplate per annum. At its peak Velindre works employed more than 2,000 and it was considered to be the 'jewel in the crown' in British Steel, having the reputation for higher yields with fewer complaints than the other two works.

Thanks to Steve Anderson for spotting this!
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#39 Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 4.2

Post by ysmalkie » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:36 am

David,

Intersting. Same steel as used on the car body:

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This stamp surfaced once I soda blasted the body of my S1 3.8 FHC '63 car.


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#40 Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 1 4.2

Post by Heuer » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:34 am

Brake hydraulic line line support straps

Position and spacing of the plastic support straps:
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The special steel clip C8416 securing the hydraulic pipe to the frame:
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Rubber strip glued to body to prevent pipe and wiring loom from chaffing:
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Interesting one this. There appears to be paraffin wax applied by the Factory to the bonnet alignment peg receivers possibly to prevent squeaking:
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Also notice the hemp gasket used between the retainer and body on the 3.8 cars had been replaced by pieces of Vulcanised fibre on the 4.2 cars.

Once again thanks to Steve for taking the time to document his observations.
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