Other Cars (British & British-Inspired)

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88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(993 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

XJ6 + 305
Posted by: 88v8
Date: December 11, 2014 02:54PM

Only just beginning to focus on Jags with V8 transplants.
They seem surprisingly common.
Here's one on Craigslist, soooo cheap
[washingtondc.craigslist.org]

And yet they are rarely mentioned on here???

Ivor



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/13/2014 01:07PM by 88v8.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2760 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: XJ6 + 305
Posted by: rficalora
Date: December 13, 2014 12:34AM

SBC swaps into XJ6's were pretty popular for a long time; i'm sure there are a bunch out there. There were (maybe still are even) kits available to help with the conversion. Don't see them much here probably because the board caters more to sports cars but the Jag sedans are still cool.


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(993 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: XJ6 + 305
Posted by: 88v8
Date: December 13, 2014 01:09PM

I particularly like the 1960s MkII, and presumably the 1950s MkI although I haven't seen one yet.

Ivor


britcars
Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
(344 posts)

Registered:
02/02/2009 07:58PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Roadster, Rover 3.5 ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA!

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Re: XJ6 + 305
Posted by: britcars
Date: December 16, 2014 06:36PM

{SBC swaps into XJ6's were pretty popular for a long time; i'm sure there are a bunch out there. There were (maybe still are even) kits available to help with the conversion. Don't see them much here probably because the board caters more to sports cars but the Jag sedans are still cool.}
Rob:
Check out John's Cars a bit north of you in Dallas. He has parts and kits for Jag, TR7 and Datzun Zcar.


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(993 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: XJ6 + 305
Posted by: 88v8
Date: December 18, 2014 05:11AM

When one starts looking, which I now am, there are quite a few.
Here's a MkII + V6
[cgi.ebay.co.uk]

and here an XJ6 + 350
[cgi.ebay.co.uk]

although why anyone would want to ride around on those tyres....

Still looking

Ivor


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(993 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: XJ6 + 305
Posted by: 88v8
Date: December 22, 2014 04:04AM

And another one, this time a 350/400
[cgi.ebay.co.uk]

A driver rather than a show queen, but at $7k... might as well give it away.
Unbelievable.
Go on, treat yourself for Xmas.

Ivor


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(993 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: XJ6 + 305
Posted by: 88v8
Date: December 27, 2014 12:40PM

And here
[cgi.ebay.co.uk]
is an XJS with 350+700R4.
Although why it would need a new fuel tank in the boot, is a mystery.

Ivor



BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(6218 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: XJ6 + 305
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: December 28, 2014 10:32AM

Not really so mysterious if you've owned one. The stock dual tank system is complex and prone to failure. It's not unusual to see the two tanks plumbed to a common fuel pump, meaning the dual fillers are something of a bother, and the tanks themselves rust at the bottom. So, a single large capacity tank is a reasonable solution.

Jim


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