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(Yahoo)   "The once-common jaguar has become a rare sight in North America." Submitter feels obligated to point out that you can usually track one by the trail of oil and transmission parts that the things litter highways with   (news.yahoo.com) divider line
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2009-02-22 01:24:13 PM  
We're not running low on cougars, though!
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2009-02-22 01:31:04 PM  
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Mmmm.

/hot like the car
 
2009-02-22 01:44:19 PM  
Damn you, Mr. Yoop.

/I don't know if that was how you intended your handle to be read but that's how I roll
 
2009-02-22 01:52:23 PM  
Well done submitter...

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2009-02-22 02:02:22 PM  

John Paul Jones: Mmmm.


Beautiful roadster. Just keep it away from puddles and don't ever say the word "rain." The electrical system will immediately short out.
 
2009-02-22 02:09:32 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Beautiful roadster. Just keep it away from puddles and don't ever say the word "rain." The electrical system will immediately short out.


Not to fear. You can always just buy some Lucas Replacement Smoke (^) and you're all set.
 
2009-02-22 02:11:06 PM  
BTW, favorite quote from that page:

Q: Once I have re-introduced smoke into my TR-2, do you warranty that it's system will resume operating at the speed of dark?
A: If you reintroduce the smoke through a microwave oven, you may even go back in time!
 
2009-02-22 02:11:08 PM  

John Paul Jones: Not to fear. You can always just buy some Lucas Replacement Smoke (^) and you're all set.


LOL

That is filled with awesome.
 
2009-02-22 02:22:23 PM  
Oooh, another good one. Actually, that page is full of them.

Q: HELP!! I have a 1960 Porsche 356 and a Lotus 7. The 356 is leaking various fluids front and rear. While non of the fluid in question is coolant, the gear oil is very clearly trying to attack the Lotus. My question is "Does the smoke have any defensive properties for the British car to repel this assault?" Thanks for the help. David

A: Gear oil won't hurt a Lotus 7. Try to calm yourself! No, this won't help.
 
2009-02-22 02:24:52 PM  
Had a '89 XJ10 I inherited from my Mom when she died...beautiful looking car, but the worst piece crap I'd ever driven. The electrical was a nightmare, from which there was no escape.
 
2009-02-22 02:26:12 PM  

DiegoTheGoat: Had a '89 XJ10 I inherited from my Mom when she died...beautiful looking car, but the worst piece crap I'd ever driven. The electrical was a nightmare, from which there was no escape.


Might have been because you were missing two cylinders. They may have successfully escaped at some point. Anything's possible with a Jag.
 
2009-02-22 02:42:55 PM  
Q. Why do the Brits drink their beer warm?
A. Lucas Refrigerators

Q. Why are there no large British computer companies?
A. It is impossible to get a computer to leak oil
 
2009-02-22 02:59:16 PM  
mr_a: Q. Why do the Brits drink their beer warm?
A. Lucas Refrigerators

Q. Why are there no large British computer companies?
A. It is impossible to get a computer to leak oil


*bumper sticker from a parts company for Jags*

The parts falling off this car are of the finest British craftsmanship.
 
2009-02-22 03:05:57 PM  

Hiro Nakamura: Damn you, Mr. Yoop.

/I don't know if that was how you intended your handle to be read but that's how I roll


I'm pretty suremryoop789 is a chick. At least that's the impression I got from TFD.
 
2009-02-22 03:18:08 PM  
Actually, mryoop789 is a sentient shoe and textiles manufacturing conglomerate.
 
2009-02-22 03:42:24 PM  
i wonder if theyve been looking in bedrooms, since cougars are supposed to be having the best sex out of any age group for women.
 
2009-02-22 03:47:25 PM  
"The once-common jaguar has become a rare sight in North America."

Well, if you can't even find it in yourself to take an interest in local politics from time to time and inspect what's on public display...
 
2009-02-22 03:55:52 PM  
...by the trail of oil and transmission parts that the things litter highways with ...with which they litter the highway.

FTFY

/undangling your preposition
 
2009-02-22 03:57:07 PM  
Well, this is where my mind was heading in the first part of that headline.

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Then I realized they never really were common. Which is why they quickly went extinct.
 
2009-02-22 04:05:28 PM  
Very nice JPJ! Make mine a '69 XKE Roadster !
 
2009-02-22 04:09:47 PM  
We interrupt these Jaguar pictures for a Jaguar picture.

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/hot
 
2009-02-22 04:14:45 PM  
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2009-02-22 04:39:21 PM  
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2009-02-22 04:45:16 PM  
Everyone should own at least one Jaguar and one Dodge. Just don't do it at the same time.
 
2009-02-22 05:17:02 PM  
I worked in the motorpool of an army unit that had around 30 GSA civilian vehicles, a mix of fords, chevys, and dodges. Of the three, the Dodges needed the least maintenance.
 
2009-02-22 05:29:01 PM  
I had a boss once who owned a '73 Jag. He asked me one day to drive it to his mechanic and then catch a cab back to work. I was all over that idea - it was about ten miles of fun driving. The next week, I reversed the trip and brought the car back to the boss. After that, I took it to the mechanic at least 8 more times that year.

When I graduated from college, he wanted to give it to me as a graduation gift. I told him I couldn't afford the mechanic. Accepting it and then selling it would have been impossible - it was beautiful.
 
2009-02-22 05:53:08 PM  

wildcardjack: Well, this is where my mind was heading in the first part of that headline.

Then I realized they never really were common. Which is why they quickly went extinct.


The first true 64 bit! very nice... please tell me you have a pic of the controller too?
 
2009-02-22 06:14:03 PM  

DiegoTheGoat: Had a '89 XJ10 I inherited from my Mom when she died...beautiful looking car, but the worst piece crap I'd ever driven. The electrical was a nightmare, from which there was no escape.


A lawyer I worked for had one. Used to say you really need two - one to drive while the other one was in the shop.
 
2009-02-22 06:30:33 PM  
I have an 86 XJ6. Works great, haven't had it in the shop in years, it easily reaches whatever speed the truck that tows the trailer it's on.
 
2009-02-22 06:56:34 PM  

mryoop789: We're not running low on cougars, though!


The only sad part about that is that at my age, to be a cougar you have to be drawing social security.
 
2009-02-22 06:57:35 PM  
TaTa not Jaguar
 
2009-02-22 07:46:36 PM  
Hopefully they will think of boosting the population of these cats to help deal with the wild pigs rather than just using guns.

Link

\but the guns would still be fun
 
2009-02-22 08:01:29 PM  
SomethingInYourTeeth: "/undangling your preposition"

Normally that's a worthy endeavor, but on British cars even the prepositions dangle.

/and don't even start about the participles - you've gotta get them custom remanufactured.
 
2009-02-22 08:24:05 PM  

mr_a: Q. Why do the Brits drink their beer warm?
A. Lucas Refrigerators

Q. Why are there no large British computer companies?
A. It is impossible to get a computer to leak oil

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Would like a word with you. Watching this douche for 5 minutes, you'd think it was physically impossible for a British engineer to do anything wrong.
 
2009-02-22 09:08:37 PM  
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"I'm sorry. I'm tired. I did 900 voiceovers today for Jag-u-ar. I also killed a man in an elevator."
 
2009-02-22 09:10:13 PM  
Manfred J. Hattan:

Lucas made the participle brackets on the older Jags. That explains lots about the dangling problem.
 
2009-02-22 09:54:01 PM  
Meanwhile its southern cousin is thriving pretty well. Well, relatively anyways.

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/pretty kitty
//I just wanna hug one... I know it'd take my head off in half a second though.
 
2009-02-22 10:42:37 PM  
It's pronounced "jagwire", morans.
 
2009-02-23 12:47:41 AM  

loser0: We interrupt these Jaguar pictures for a Jaguar picture.


'zatta real Jaguar? Its legs look awfully short and stubby.
 
2009-02-23 02:23:25 AM  

John Paul Jones: NewportBarGuy: Beautiful roadster. Just keep it away from puddles and don't ever say the word "rain." The electrical system will immediately short out.

Not to fear. You can always just buy some Lucas Replacement Smoke (^) and you're all set.


Having owned a Triumph years back that also was endowed with Lucas Electronics, the Inventors of Darknesstm, I'm really getting a kick from these replies.

Lucas Electronic switches have three positions: Off, Dim, and Flicker.
 
2009-02-23 07:07:09 AM  

Fuggin Bizzy: 'zatta real Jaguar? Its legs look awfully short and stubby.


It's either a cub or a lowrider.
 
2009-02-23 08:31:56 AM  
so, to you Jaguar and other british motoring masochists, how do the Ford built jags sit as compared to the original cars

besides not being as attractive.
 
2009-02-23 11:53:45 AM  
Noe that they are owned by Ford i assume they will simply rust away first.
 
M-G
2009-02-23 04:33:49 PM  

loonatic112358: so, to you Jaguar and other british motoring masochists, how do the Ford built jags sit as compared to the original cars

besides not being as attractive.


There's no such thing as a Ford-built Jag. All Jags are built by Jaguar. Ford gave them a cash infusion, and other than combining some operations of Jaguar, Land Rover, and Aston Martin, they were left to operate on their own. It's why my '99 is loaded with Denso electrical components rather than Motorcraft, etc.

My '86 was loaded with Lucas components, though at that time most of them were just relabeled Bosch parts.
 
2009-02-24 02:17:16 AM  

loser0: Fuggin Bizzy: 'zatta real Jaguar? Its legs look awfully short and stubby.

It's either a cub or a lowrider.


Nah. It's a Jag Russell.
 
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