Classic Jaguar question?

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  1. Louis M

    Louis M New Member

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    If I was planning on working on an early-50s Jaguar, would I need to purchase a set of tools with the british standard and westworth (sp)?
     
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    would the purchase of a standard tool set even do anything?
     
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    not really, I have always found it easier to use a set of standard metric and switching over your electrical system to anything but Lucas.
     
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    what year do you have? also, not really meaning don't get standard or don't get british toolset
     
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    Dad resto-rodded an XKE 12 [68 I think]. He basically took the chassis of an Vanden Plas Saloon and fitted the XKE's body on top of it. The 12cyl engine made it's way into the garbage since one of the heads was rusted solid.
     
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    my question is since i have to buy an entire toolset, does it even do any good to purchase a normal toolset since its all going to be british standard?
     
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    I would go all british at this point. Invest in also a small toolbox to keep your "most used" tools on hand.

    ~matt
     

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