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mgbreis
Ryan Reis
Beatrice, NE
(202 posts)

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07/16/2008 11:07AM

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Ken Hiebert's Jag
Posted by: mgbreis
Date: April 20, 2015 04:15PM

I hope you guys are all following Ken's progress on his Jag in the project journal. Since you can't comment there, I had to start a thread to just say: "WOW". Who doesn't love an xke, but this.... this..... I'm speechless. Beyond cool. Ken, I really admire your fabrication skills, kudos on the work to date. Impressive.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3637 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Ken Hiebert's Jag
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 20, 2015 05:48PM

Yeah, those rear fenders are gonna be so sexy!


MG four six eight
Bill Jacobson
Wa state
(295 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 02:15AM

Main British Car:
73 MGB Buick 215, Eaton/GM supercharger

Re: Ken Hiebert's Jag
Posted by: MG four six eight
Date: April 20, 2015 11:15PM

^^^ X2!!


tbo
Tim Body
St Thomas Ontario
(214 posts)

Registered:
01/27/2013 06:47PM

Main British Car:
1954 Triumph TR2 stock 2 litre

Re: Ken Hiebert's Jag
Posted by: tbo
Date: April 28, 2015 09:12PM

I was talking to Ken on Sunday April 19th at Ancaster On kinda outside of Toronto by around fourty miles. It's a swap meet for British cars and our first event of the season. We were all looking at his TR6 with the LS v8 in it when one chap came over to see what was the big deal. When he saw this v8 stuffed into a TR6 ,,his eyes popped.Needless to say he was impressed with the level of workman ship on Kens first project. For those of you who know of Ken's Jag project,but not the TR6 you can have a gander at that on the How it was Done pages on the website. .Its more than wonderful also.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5759 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Ken Hiebert's Jag
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 29, 2015 07:46AM

Yes, and several of us have driven that car. It is quite well done.

Jim


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3637 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Ken Hiebert's Jag
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 29, 2015 09:28AM

Driven it, done burnouts in it (with Ken's blessings, of course). The TR6 has a LT1 350, though. (iron block). His Jag will have LS power.


TR6-6SPD
Ken Hiebert
Toronto Ontario
(242 posts)

Registered:
04/23/2008 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 1994 5.7 L GM LT1

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Re: Ken Hiebert's Jag
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: April 29, 2015 11:37AM

Good to see you at Ancaster Tim. I've had an add in Kijiji, (Craigslist equivalent) for about two years looking for a better brake booster for the Jag. No luck using the add but found one at Ancaster for a reasonable price. Success! Ancaster is when we Canadians come out of our winter hibernation.

The TR6. I think I must have had 30 people drive that puppy. I'd much rather see a happy burn out than flat spotting the tires into the "stop box".

With 100,000 km's on the TR6 LT-1 conversion, the car is needing some attention right now, Namely:
-both motor mounts
-3 issues with the steering shaft, (none that would lead to failure)
-intake manifold, (annoying oil leak)
-serpentine belt idler pulley
-ignition wires, (corroded at coil)
-front suspension service including upper ball joints and steering rack gaiters.
I have another wish list for the TR6 as well. Prioritise.

I'm really anxious to start hammering away on the Jaguar but it will have take a number and stand in line for now.
Thanks to Curtis for shuffling the Project Journal threads into their respective groups.
Happy busy.
Ken


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
(711 posts)

Registered:
02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Ken Hiebert's Jag
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: April 29, 2015 10:37PM

The best sealer for the China rails on your LT1 is a product called "The Right Stuff" . Try it and you won't have any leaks


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3637 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Ken Hiebert's Jag
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 30, 2015 09:42AM

Good luck getting things back apart, though! ;)


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