Series 2 aesthetics

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#201 Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Post by Herzeg » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:53 am

Hi Marek

I have your original led reversing lights. Are you able to swap out those for the new ones, or do you need to replace the whole unit?

John
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#202 Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Post by MarekH » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:26 pm

The new boards are a press fit into the clear Lotus bit of the rear lenses.

Since yours date from May 2016, I'm guessing you'd have to use a scalpel (or Dremel) to cut a hole in the back of the lenses to be able to remove the old LED board. Alternatively, delicately inserting a scalpel between the clear housing and the main body may pry the clear part free.

Later units are a simple swap over as they are unsealed.

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#203 Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Post by mark10337 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:11 pm

Are the LEDs "E" marked, like bulbs have to be? I have had a ticking off from the authorities for the reversing lights on the MOT test :sad:
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#204 Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Post by MarekH » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:33 am

The MGB square lights used by Jaguar will have had markings on them. The clear inserts that make a standard s2 or s3 rear light into a "Lotus" light never had any markings on them. All I have done is change the festoon bulb for a brighter array of LEDs, neither of which ever had markings.

The markings on the s2 or s3 main orange/red rear housings are exactly as before.

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#205 Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Post by Jeff Cecil » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:22 am

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deja vu :yeahthat:

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#206 Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Post by Gfhug » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:13 am

Jeff, those lights look interesting, tell us more, please

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#207 Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Post by mgcjag » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:37 am

MGB rears.....Steve
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#208 Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Post by Jeff Cecil » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:04 am

Gfhug wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:13 am
Jeff, those lights look interesting, tell us more, please

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Nuff said.

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#209 Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Post by Tbob » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:13 pm

Here's a couple of pics of Marek's LED reverse lights in action. White for reverse, red for brakes. Very cool!
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#210 Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Post by Gfhug » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:47 pm

Jeff Cecil wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:04 am
(please note proper spellin')
:bigrin:
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#211 Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Post by Jeff Cecil » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:32 pm

assthetics ? Oh, my !
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#212 Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Post by Jeff Cecil » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:45 am

Over a thousand views and no comments ! Cats got your tongue? 65,400+ views and no sticky?

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#213 Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Post by mgcjag » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:43 am

Ok.....dont like the colour of the rear numberplate....dosnt really go with the paintwork.....and dosnt look straight
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#214 Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Post by chrisfell » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:57 am

And the sky is way too blue, it needs clouds.
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#215 Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Post by Jeff Cecil » Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:24 pm

mgcjag wrote:
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Ok.....dont like the colour of the rear numberplate....dosnt really go with the paintwork.....and dosnt look straight
Yes, it does have some of that Jag green on it. Here in NC we can use a plate from the year of manufacture, 1969, in this case, as long as we keep the legal tag in the car and show it upon request. As you can see in the pictures, it's also reflective. Just another safety feature at night. The HE could indicate "High Efficiency", or NOT! (but it is a Jag term for some V-12s) I'll stretch all that as far as I can.
It's not straight on purpose, I didn't want any straight lines to spoil the E's curves.


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#216 Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Post by Jeff Cecil » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:23 pm

I thought some of you might be interested in the front aesthetics. These lenses are OEM Jaguar smoked grey and the bottom half is reflective (another safety feature at night). I'm pretty sure they are later year requirement in some countries and they were from the XJ6. I do have orange bulbs in the turn indicator and white in the running light. These were sourced before Marek started making them, but he now can make these in several different colors. I think one of the best improvements to the NA export cars were the removal of the side markers (my car just had the reflectors).
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#217 Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Post by johnetype » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:16 pm

If you're looking for comments on atheistics, it's got to be about the super wide Series 2 rubber bumper to body seal. Far from worrying if the number plate is straight, change that rubber strip for the Series 1 narrow one today. :bigrin:
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#218 Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Post by FHCINSC » Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:03 am

Hi Jeff. Trying to get in touch with you..I’m in SC. Could you email me.
Enoreeriver at gmail. Thanks! Anthony

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#219 Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Post by Jeff Cecil » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:33 pm

FHCINSC wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:03 am
Hi Jeff. Trying to get in touch with you..I’m in SC. Could you email me.
Enoreeriver at gmail. Thanks! Anthony
Anthony, I e-mailed you my cell number. Sorry for the delay, I spent the weekend at my lake house where the internet is not allowed (by me).

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#220 Re: Series 2 aesthetics

Post by Zei220 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:54 pm

Jeff Cecil wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:22 am
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deja vu :yeahthat:
Jeff, do you have the information on how you did that, please?
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