Hell did the Brits come up with the Spitfire and the Lancaster and keep them functioning in the Air,Electrically speakin'
Lucas is the modern day GM. The Merlin engine did not use that c rap. Just 'cause GM can't make a car that goes down the road without breakdowns does not mean everything US is c rap. Why Jag and British Leyland did not dump Lucas for Bosch will be forever one of the universes mysteries. I see the same disease today with Detroit vehicles it's called product blindness and has always mystified me. My Jags were c rap yet I continued to buy. I ran into a man at a party many years later with a new Jag. So my question was how are the new Jags are they any better... oh yes he replied they have sorted out the QC problems. How many miles.... 23000 ... any problems .... not really ... well I had to replace the transmission at 18,000 and the drivers door won't shut properly but all that was covered by warranty and the engine misses sometimes... but what happens when your 36000 mile warranty expires..... After more conversations we both agreed we were stupid.
So I learned from this... the following year I leased a new 1994 XJ12 sedan that returned to the garage 12 times and when the lease was up (2 years) the problems of the collapse of the rear suspension had never been solved. I made my wife promise me that If I even mentioned Jags again she would shoot me.