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PostSubject: Re: Duane's Classic Jaguar Quiz   Mon May 30, 2011 6:19 pm

Ron,

From where I got the question that isn't the
answer remember the 120 was called that because
that was supposed to be it's top speed. So it's somewhere
in the region of that.Also on this event it wasn't ND
at the wheel.


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PostSubject: Re: Duane's Classic Jaguar Quiz   Mon May 30, 2011 6:27 pm

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33 YEAR CAREER OF NORMAN DEWIS

It's October 21, 1953. Between the Belgian towns of Bruges and Ostend, a Jaguar XK120 flashes along the Jabbeke straight, an empty stretch of Belgian autoroute. Sealed inside is Norman Dewis, Jaguar's chief test engineer, watching the speedometer's needle climb as he attempts to achieve a new world record for a production car.
"Malcolm Sayer, our designer, warned me the car could take off at 160mph," says Dewis.
But that does not hold him back – the XK120 speeds through the timed flying mile, turns around and comes back, clocking a new world record of 172.412mph before it slows.
"The engineers took the seat out of the XK120 and I sat on the floor of the car so we could fit a bubble-shaped perspex hood over my head. The hood was worth an extra four or five miles per hour, but they screwed down that perspex bubble from the outside. If there had been a problem, I'd never have got out of the car!"
Dewis joined Jaguar in 1952 to take on the development of the company's production and race cars. In a career spanning 33 years, a raft of Jaguars passed the Dewis test, including such British motoring icons as the C, D and E-types. Despite the inherent dangers of the job, Norman retired in 1984 without having broken a bone.

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PostSubject: Re: Duane's Classic Jaguar Quiz   Mon May 30, 2011 6:31 pm

Clive,

Here is another.

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This is a story both of personal achievement and of a heroic period in Jaguar’s history. In a career spanning 33 years at Jaguar, Norman Dewis tested and developed a remarkable series of cars including:

■ C-type ■ D-type ■ XK 140/150 ■ 2.4/3.4 and Mk 2 saloons ■ Mk VII/Mk VIIM ■ E-type ■ XJ13 ■ XJ/XJ-S ■ XJ40

Plus, he rode with Stirling Moss in a C-type in the 1952 Mille Miglia, drove a 190mph works D-type in the highly dramatic 1955 Le Mans, raced in the Goodwood 9 Hours, and set an amazing 173mph production car record at Jabbeke in Belgium with an XK 120. Completing over a million test miles at 100mph-plus average, Norman also played a crucial role developing the revolutionary Dunlop disc brake, and survived high-speed crashes and rollovers in the days before seat-belts – and without ever breaking a single bone.

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Now, did the driver of the XK120 you know of, beat that ?

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PostSubject: Re: Duane's Classic Jaguar Quiz   Mon May 30, 2011 7:08 pm

Ron,

The answer I was after was:

Sophie Sutton (Male)

126mph without visor
133mph with visor


I got the question from a DVD I was watching the other night I believe they were refering to the production car not a race car XK120. I will have to watch the DVD again when I get some time.

In the meantime I will source a new question.... Wink


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PostSubject: Re: Duane's Classic Jaguar Quiz   Mon May 30, 2011 7:55 pm

Hi Clive,

The car Dewis drove was a standard production car, as far as I know.
They removed the seat, head light and windscreen Smile

I remember Norman saying that the Engineers were skeptical about the car going past 7,000 rpm with such a long stroke.

Norman stated that the car was running smooth as at 7,000rpm, so he pushed the boundries.

Hoe Norman was never killed it beyond me. Driving that XJ13 and having the mag wheels explode into bits ----- and he lived!

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PostSubject: Re: Duane's Classic Jaguar Quiz   Mon May 30, 2011 8:22 pm

Ron,

I will update the symposium after my next veiwing of the DVD.

Now for the next question.

In future if the answer isn't got by one of the members it will be given after 7dys from posting and a new question supplied.

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Question:

In 1964 the Mk10 saloon had its 3.8 engine replaced by a 4.2-litre version of the the trusty XK unit.
The engine was specifically developed for the large and heavy saloon to improve performance.

In 1965 there were at least 12 contemporary comparisons to this model. How many can you name.

The answers required are the ones from where I have located the question, to avoid any more confusion with answers. study

The source of my question I will give with the answer Exclamation


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PostSubject: Re: Duane's Classic Jaguar Quiz   Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:38 am

Is no-one having a go I will post the answer shortly....


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PostSubject: Re: Duane's Classic Jaguar Quiz   Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:54 am

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In 1964 the Mk10 saloon had its 3.8 engine replaced by a 4.2-litre version of the the trusty XK unit.
The engine was specifically developed for the large and heavy saloon to improve performance.

In 1965 there were at least 12 contemporary comparisons to this model. How many can you name.

The answers required are the ones from where I have located the question, to avoid any more confusion with answers. study

The source of my question I will give with the answer Exclamation

Answer:

Jaguar Mk10
Buick Riviera
Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III
Rover 3 liter
Pontiac Parisienne
S Type
Daimler majestic Mayor
Humber Super Snipe
Bristol 408
Vanden Plas Princess R
Austin West Minster
Vauxhall Cresta

Source Jaguar - By Phillip Porter


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PostSubject: Re: Duane's Classic Jaguar Quiz   Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:12 am

Question for W\C 20110606

The famous XK engine had multiple cylinder head types - How many Question

Also name each car Jaguar / Daimlers which used each head Question

I will give the answer 20110613 if no one has posted it before...

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PostSubject: Re: Duane's Classic Jaguar Quiz   Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:23 am

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Question for W\C 20110606

The famous XK engine had multiple cylinder head types - How many Question

Also name each car Jaguar / Daimlers which used each head Question

I will give the answer 20110613 if no one has posted it before...

All the best Wink

Answer

So the XK6 had 4 different flavour engines

Full details here from my source

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PostSubject: Re: Duane's Classic Jaguar Quiz   Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:07 am

With Charles still off line at the moment I will post another question:

Question

Wheels did a Road Test and the in the results in the tech spec.

A Turns Lock to lock figure was reported.

How many turns Lock to lock Question


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PostSubject: Re: Duane's Classic Jaguar Quiz   Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:03 am

Answer

4.2

The source is from a book I have at home I will post it when home next Wink


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PostSubject: Re: Duane's Classic Jaguar Quiz   Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:04 am

Question

An easy one...

What was the name of Sir William Lyons Home Question


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PostSubject: Re: Duane's Classic Jaguar Quiz   Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:39 am

jag420g wrote:
Can anybody tell me who designed the Varamatic steering box and what was its first application in a production car?

Open your archives people.


Charles smoker reg. trade mark

I believe it was the Bendix corporation and it was designed for the nose wheel steering on large passenger aircraft but not adopted so Jaguar bought it.

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PostSubject: Re: Duane's Classic Jaguar Quiz   Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:02 am

Thanks Jamlor,
How extraordinary, now we have another claimant for the design. I guess we'll never really know for sure as too many individuals and companies have thrown their hat in the ring as the inventors.
In any event it was great for its time.
Appreciate your input!

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PostSubject: Re: Duane's Classic Jaguar Quiz   Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:10 pm

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An easy one...

What was the name of Sir William Lyons Home Question

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PostSubject: Re: Duane's Classic Jaguar Quiz   Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:27 pm

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An easy one...

What was the name of Sir William Lyons Home Question

Wappenbury Hall Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Duane's Classic Jaguar Quiz   Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:54 pm

OK, we'll kick off with another easy one.
Sir William Lyons, along with William Walmsley, created the company originally known as Swallow Sidecars and commenced the production of cars known as SS1, etc.
This name was later changed to SS Cars Ltd in 1933.
Then some years later Lyons changed the name of his company to "Jaguar."
Who can tell me why he changed the name?



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PostSubject: Re: Duane's Classic Jaguar Quiz   Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:25 am

How odd?

I have only just looked at this fascinating thread and I was looking forward to its current state.
Has it really ended at October 2011?

Hmmm I vote for a revival of this thread/contest as I find it most imfomative and mind sharpening.

Sometimes you can get an answer 93% correct but fall of on some minor details.
So for those of us determined to be a genuine Jaguar Anorak, it does help us to bore the massess with the small things! Very Happy


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PostSubject: Jaguar Quiz   Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:41 am

OK I`ll bite

The name change from SS to Jaguar after WWII was for the negitive connoctations the SS would have. Pretty easy to understand.

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PostSubject: Re: Duane's Classic Jaguar Quiz   Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:29 am

Speaking of "name changes"...it seems that this thread has been hijacked in the most official way possible. That would be with everyone's cooperation and permission.
Wonderful yes? Except that is not a real hijacking now is it?

Ok then wait for the first question of the new named thread.

Hats off to Charles for tending to this thread all this time. goodjob

Now maybe I will try for something worthy of the history of all this "Jaguar-itis".

What two famous Jaguar sports cars of the 1960's shared the same taillight assembly and lenses.


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PostSubject: Re: Duane's Classic Jaguar Quiz   Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:29 pm

Greetings again my fellow anoraks, and those hoping to become one... rabbit

I think that due to the esoteric nature of our interests and this site it may be wise to allow some time for any questions to be met with answers.
Would five days from posting the question be reasonable before I reveal the answer?

Comments welcome.

Cheers Duane.


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PostSubject: Re: Duane's Classic Jaguar Quiz   Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:53 pm

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Greetings again my fellow anoraks, and those hoping to become one... rabbit

I think that due to the esoteric nature of our interests and this site it may be wise to allow some time for any questions to be met with answers.
Would five days from posting the question be reasonable before I reveal the answer?

Comments welcome.

Cheers Duane.

That sounds perfectly reasonable to me Duane.
Congratulations on the thread revival and new name. good idea
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PostSubject: Re: Duane's Classic Jaguar Quiz   Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:07 am


Wonderful then!

By the way it occurs to me that there is at least one fellow on this forum who will know the answer.
I hope this is not too big of a clue, but I think he owns both of the cars I am talking about in this question. If not he does at least own the more obscure car.

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PostSubject: Re: Duane's Classic Jaguar Quiz   Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:47 am

5 days sounds good Exclamation

Maybe also a winners table, members or countries, your choice Question

Is the answer......

XJ13 & E-type Question Question


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