Jaguar Motorcars

How to make two Jaguar Drink-Holders for $1.32, in under 3 hours

I had wanted to update the console in my Jaguar XJ-S for some time. Among the features I wanted were modern drink-holders. I always felt that the Jaguar console was poorly designed. Most of the horizontal space was used up by two huge ashtrays (I don't even smoke!) and the rest is used by the cruise control switch and the cigarette lighter.

Well, the veneer on my console had cracked beyond repair, so I removed the ski-slope. When I examined the space below it, I found that there is a little more than two inches of space below the ashtrays. I realized I could replace the ashtrays with cupholders, but how?

Jaguar Parts

Jaguar Parts Suppliers
Suppliers of Jaguar aftermarket parts.

XJ-6 Substitute Parts
Subsitutions for Jaguar XJ-6 parts, most available at US parts stores.

XJ-S Substitute Parts
Subsitutions for Jaguar XJ-S parts, most available at US parts stores.

Jaguar V-8 Conversions (LUMPS- Less Upkeep More Performance System)

Lumped Jaguar Conversion Details
Summary of parts and techniques for Jaguar conversion to Chevrolet V-8.

Lumped Jaguar TH700-R4 Trans TCC Lockup circuit, and a "one-wire" mod.
Here is the circuit diagram for the TCC Lockup (4th gear lock) on the TH700-R4 Transmission.

Lumped Jaguar Trip Computer Connection
How to make the Jaguar Trip computer work on Lumps.