singleslammer PowerDork
Sept. 16, 2017 10:37 a.m.

Some of you probably saw this post about me getting a 1995 Jaguar xjr6 from Chicago. Well, the day has come. I leave on the train to Chicago tonight and will be investigating the car at 10am tomorrow.

The_Jed PowerDork
Sept. 16, 2017 11:10 a.m.

Nice! 

 

I wish I had the guts to do a fly...er, ride and drive!

 

smiley

singleslammer PowerDork
Sept. 16, 2017 5:01 p.m.

I have arrived at the station!

singleslammer PowerDork
Sept. 16, 2017 5:34 p.m.

There are 5 people on my car... My ticket was only $28… government subsidies...

Edit: the train filled up as we got closer to Chicago.​​​​

singleslammer PowerDork
Sept. 16, 2017 6:23 p.m.

Look, the mythical 'Video Store.' Some say these used to convert the land. They are endangered now...

singleslammer PowerDork
Sept. 16, 2017 7:06 p.m.

A guy left his brief case behind when he got up. Hopefully not anything but if so, 30s white guy with a sizable redish beard, bigger build, lots of sports memorabilia (broncos I think) and some weird medallion necklace that reminds me of the stenagar amulet from Skyrim.

Edit: the guy came back, must have been getting drunk in the drinks car. Anyway, the girl that too his seat after he left pocketed his vape pen. She played innocent and he went to get staff. I heard a thud and a minute later they magically found it on the ground. 

Sept. 16, 2017 8:46 p.m.

Enjoy the ride. I took the Texas Eagle from Little Rock to Chicago last April. Very easy ride, and cheap too. Let us know how it went. 

singleslammer PowerDork
Sept. 16, 2017 8:55 p.m.

The ride is a bit bouncy but a great way to travel. I have tons of space, ok sized bathrooms, and can bring my own food, drinks, and knifes on board! I will definitely use this in the future.

singleslammer PowerDork
Sept. 17, 2017 9:49 p.m.

Made it home fine. Pictures and details tomorrow

frenchyd HalfDork
Sept. 18, 2017 8:20 a.m.

In reply to singleslammer :

Now you understand why trains are so popular in Europe. However in Europe they have a lot more high speed trains that make it possible to  compete with airlines.  For example London to Paris can be faster via train than airlines in some circumstances. 

singleslammer PowerDork
Sept. 18, 2017 9:07 a.m.

Looking her over in Chicago. Had been sitting for probably a week or more. Stumbled a little on startup but once it got done squeeling, it ran like the fine automobile that someone paid $66k in 1995 ($106k value today!). 

I thought this might be the power steering leaking out but it is just the A/C which works great!

Nate (left, childhood friend) and Mara (right, Quark) on the test drive. Fuel in Chicago was $4 for premium!

Here she is at the first gas station back in Missouri. Managed 22.2 MPG driving 80 through IL. Not bad for a FI 4.0L straight 6 making 380 torques)

Here are the dash lights that were annoying me on the drive. Trac fail is likely a solder joint that needs to be redone. The check light is two exhaust codes. Might be a cracked manifold, bad cat, or just a regular exhaust leak. Nothing that would stop me passing inspection in MO. 

Parked at home this morning as I was running out the door! I will use this picture if I sell it on CL.

That's it. I got in, added fuel, drove home... I like a boring drive in this type of situation. The broken wiper (note only 1 wiper) was a bit of an issue. I had to clean the windshield twice on the way.

frenchyd HalfDork
Sept. 18, 2017 10:04 a.m.

In reply to singleslammer :the Trac light may also be the wrong oil in the differential.   

For used parts for that JG contact Strandberg auto inCenturia Wisconsin  ( Jag wrecking yard) 

 

singleslammer PowerDork
Sept. 18, 2017 10:26 a.m.

Awesome! Thanks Frenchyd!

singleslammer PowerDork
Sept. 18, 2017 11:03 a.m.

I need a wiper motor if anyone has a junk 90's jaguar laying around.

quark
quark New Reader
Sept. 18, 2017 1:28 p.m.

Glad to hear it was uneventful! Yeah, I remember being fooled/worried by the AC drip when driving this thing around during the summer.

93EXCivic MegaDork
Dec. 7, 2017 2:01 p.m.

Nice. An XJ6R is one of my favorite Jags. If you ever decide to sell let me know. wink

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