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Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(993 posts)

02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

XJS+TWR ground-effects kit + 305 SBC
Posted by: 88v8
Date: March 01, 2015 09:52AM

Slightly unusual engine swap.
Cheap, beyond cheap, for what it is.

Even has five wire wheels.
And look - a proper air filter that pulls cold air instead of the usual nice-to-look-at jobs that suck hot air over the manifolds.
A good buy for someone on here, surely.


edit, yes I did head it up as a 350, thankyou for the correction,

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/02/2015 04:54AM by 88v8.

Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4526 posts)

10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: XJS+TWR ground-effects kit + 350SBC
Posted by: Moderator
Date: March 01, 2015 12:33PM

There's quite a lot to like about this one! The body kit is a big selling point. Note though that the engine is a 305, not a 350, and therefore comes with a smaller bore size and all the undesirable compromises that result (including worse flowing cylinder heads.) The price is unbelievably cheap. (Is the transmission oil leak a bigger problem than I think it is?) For my taste, those dreadful wire wheels would have to be removed immediately, and I would have taken the de-chroming effort further (e.g. by swapping those side marker lights for something more streamlined.) With a price so low, one might even consider buying this XJS with intent to swap in an LSx motor or...

Ken Hiebert
Toronto Ontario
(252 posts)

04/23/2008 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 1994 5.7 L GM LT1

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Re: XJS+TWR ground-effects kit + 350SBC
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: March 01, 2015 07:03PM

I like it.
Must have been about 15 years ago that I put in a low ball offer to buy a late 70's XJS with a SBC in it. I wanted it but knew I shouldn't buy it, (didn't).
I've got a nice LT1 with auto transmission from a Biuck Roadmaster in stock that would suit this car .
The starting price is so close to the BIN price that who ever was going to bother bidding on it, if they wanted it, just buy it!

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/01/2015 07:05PM by TR6-6SPD.

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