[ Luigi sent in what is listed below. I think the original wording of the following
had "Alfa" where the word "Jaguar" appears, but I could be wrong ! ... your humble Webnut ]
The Statements Jagnut Owners are Really Making:
Acura Integra - I have always wanted to own the Buick of sports cars.
... but wait ... there's more ...
There are only 10 things in this world you need to fix a Jaguar (Alpha?), any place and any time.
Duct Tape - Not just a tool, a veritable Swiss Army knife in stickum and plastic. Its safety wire, body material, radiator hose, upholstery, insulation, tow rope, and more in an easy to carry package. Sure, there's prejudice surrounding duct tape in concours competitions, but in the real world, everything from LeMans winning Porches to Atlas rockets use it by the yard. The only thing that can get you out of more scrapes is a quarter and a phone booth.
Vice Grips - Equally adept as a wrench, hammer, pliers, baling wire twister, breaker-off of frozen bolts and wiggle-it-til-it falls-off tool. The heavy artillery of your tool box, vice grips are the only tool designed expressly to fix things screwed up beyond repair.
Spray Lubricants - A considerably cheaper alternative to new doors, alternator, and other squeaky items. Slicker than pig phlegm, repeated soakings will allow the main hull bolts of the Andrea Doria to be removed by hand. Strangely enough, an integral part of these sprays is the infamous little red tube that flies out of the nozzle if you look at it cross eyed (one of the 10 worst tools of all time).
Margarine Tubs with Clear Lids - If you spend all you time under the hood looking for a frendle pin that caromed off the petal valve when you knocked both off the air cleaner, it's because you eat butter. Real mechanics consume pounds of tasteless vegetable oil replicas just so they can use the empty tubs for parts containers afterward. (some of course chuck the butter-colored goo altogether or use it to repack wheel bearings.) Unlike air cleaners and radiator lips, margarine tubs aren't connected by a time/space wormhole to the Parallel Universe of Lost Frendle Pins.
Plastic Zip Ties - After 20 years of lashing down stray hose and wiring with old bread ties, some genius brought a slightly slicked up version to the auto parts market. Fifteen zip ties can transform a hulking mass of amateur quality wiring from a working model of the Brazilian Rain Forest into something remotely resembling a wiring harness. Of course it works both ways. When buying a used car, subtract $100 for each zip tie under the hood.
Ridiculously Large Standard Screwdriver - Let's admit it. There's nothing better for prying, chiseling, lifting, breaking, splitting or mutilating than a huge flat bladed screwdriver particularly when wielded with gusto and a big hammer. This is also the tool of choice for all filters so insanely located that they can only be removed by driving a stage in one side and out the other. If you break the screwdriver-and you will just like Dad and you shop teacher said-who cares if it has a lifetime guarantee.
Bailing Wire - Commonly known as MG muffler brackets, bailing wire holds anything that's too hot for tape or ties. Like duct tape, it's not recommended for concours contenders since it works so well you'll never need to replace it with the right thing again. Bailing wire is a sentimental favorite in some circles, particularly with the MG, Triumph, and flathead Ford set.
Bonking Stick - This monstrous tuning fork with devilish pointy ends is technically known as a tie-rod-separator, but how often do you separate tie-rod ends? Once every decade if you're lucky. Other than medieval combat, its real use is the all purpose application of undue force, not unlike that of the huge flat-bladed screwdriver. Nature doesn't know the bent metal panel or frozen exhaust pipe that can stand up to a good bonking stick. (Can also be use to separate Tie-rod ends in a pinch, of course, but does a lousy job of it).
A Quarter and a Phone Booth - See tip #1 above
Weathernut Brian, Assitant Weathernut Tom, and Webnut Bob all were in a high speed e-type road rally, and were involved in a simultaneous fatal motor vehicle accident. So these three important men arrived before God to be judged at the same time. The conversation went something like this:
God turns to Brian and says, "Well, you have certainly turned your life around. You as Weathernut have increased the life standards of many Jag owners of the world bringing good weather to all. You certainly deserve to be seated here on my right side. Come right up here".
God then turns to Assistant Weathernut Tom and says "I appreciate all your intentions for environmental causes, pollution controls and the like and even though you haven't done very much, I have been watching you and your intentions should be rewarded. So I feel you deserve to be seated up here next to me on my left."
Webnut Bob then takes a few steps up and whispers to God, "Excuse me,but you're sitting in my seat."