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blurooster
Hugh Williams
Knoxville, TN
(14 posts)

Registered:
08/14/2014 08:14AM

Main British Car:
1976 TVR 2500M, 1962 MK2 Jaguar Ford 302, Chevy 383

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Mk2 Jaguar for the wife
Posted by: blurooster
Date: October 24, 2014 09:04AM

I resently bought a 1962 MK2 in AL and started it for my wife.
The 383 stroker is in, the aluminum radiator is in and the new
rear end is on site.
I have started the new wiring, fuses and relays.
I will post pics as soon as I resize a few
clean 1 (600x450).jpg
badge 2.jpg
radiator 1 (600x338).jpg



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/24/2014 09:10AM by blurooster.


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1088 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Mk2 Jaguar for the wife
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: October 24, 2014 09:10AM

Congratulations, the MK2 is a great looking car - sometimes I still wish I had kept mine.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3816 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Mk2 Jaguar for the wife
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: October 24, 2014 10:41AM

Welcome to the party, Hugh. That is going to be a sweet ride!


blurooster
Hugh Williams
Knoxville, TN
(14 posts)

Registered:
08/14/2014 08:14AM

Main British Car:
1976 TVR 2500M, 1962 MK2 Jaguar Ford 302, Chevy 383

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Re: Mk2 Jaguar for the wife
Posted by: blurooster
Date: October 27, 2014 08:18AM

battery tray (600x338).jpg

vacuum tank (600x338).jpg
A few more pics, she is coming along nicely and if I had fewer projects it would be done.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/27/2014 08:19AM by blurooster.


selash
Silas Elash
San Jose, California
(14 posts)

Registered:
06/25/2012 01:29AM

Main British Car:
1962 Jaguar MK2 Ford 5.0L (302) stroked to 331

Re: Mk2 Jaguar for the wife
Posted by: selash
Date: November 10, 2014 03:21AM

Looks really great.

I am also doing a V8 into a MK2. SBF

I like the position of your engine. I slid my SBF very far back, which I guess is easier for me since I have a front distributor, and my front sump section of the oil pan limited me.

Are you going to run headers or a stock exhaust manifold? What transmission?

Is the original Jaguar rear end a problem spot? I plan on leaving mine, unless I blow it up!!!!
I was thinking that with the thin tires I have on the car, I would most likely burn rubber before breaking something.

Looking forward to seeing your progress!


blurooster
Hugh Williams
Knoxville, TN
(14 posts)

Registered:
08/14/2014 08:14AM

Main British Car:
1976 TVR 2500M, 1962 MK2 Jaguar Ford 302, Chevy 383

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Re: Mk2 Jaguar for the wife
Posted by: blurooster
Date: January 08, 2015 12:53PM

I replaced the rear end with a more road friendly gear, 3.42:1 with discs. The reason a went Chevy was the rear sump pan. Sanderson tight fit headers will be run, left side is all good, right side tight but do-able. 700r4 trans w/ 3000 stall.
rear end 2.jpg
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/08/2015 12:55PM by blurooster.


blurooster
Hugh Williams
Knoxville, TN
(14 posts)

Registered:
08/14/2014 08:14AM

Main British Car:
1976 TVR 2500M, 1962 MK2 Jaguar Ford 302, Chevy 383

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Re: Mk2 Jaguar for the wife
Posted by: blurooster
Date: January 14, 2015 10:07AM

New alternator checked bad so a rebuild is in order. Drive shaft is up next for a cut as soon as I get counter space. I have so much junk!!!
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blurooster
Hugh Williams
Knoxville, TN
(14 posts)

Registered:
08/14/2014 08:14AM

Main British Car:
1976 TVR 2500M, 1962 MK2 Jaguar Ford 302, Chevy 383

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Re: Mk2 Jaguar for the wife
Posted by: blurooster
Date: February 02, 2015 01:25PM

engine bay filling up fast
alt bracket.jpg


blurooster
Hugh Williams
Knoxville, TN
(14 posts)

Registered:
08/14/2014 08:14AM

Main British Car:
1976 TVR 2500M, 1962 MK2 Jaguar Ford 302, Chevy 383

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Re: Mk2 Jaguar for the wife
Posted by: blurooster
Date: March 18, 2015 08:48AM

11046377_10204698835644567_2835448119346456038_n (600x338).jpg
Right side nearing completion, passenger side is easy.


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