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

Registered:
04/23/2008 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 1994 5.7 L GM LT1

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XK8 Project Cars for Sale-
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: May 15, 2019 09:41AM

Ready for LS conversion.
Two of them:

[www.jaguarspecialties.com]
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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2634 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: XK8 Project Cars for Sale-
Posted by: rficalora
Date: May 15, 2019 01:58PM

Too bad the green one isn't the convertible.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5821 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: XK8 Project Cars for Sale-
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: May 15, 2019 03:08PM

Very nice, and love the price. Wrong coast though.

Jim


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2634 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: XK8 Project Cars for Sale-
Posted by: rficalora
Date: May 15, 2019 07:39PM

I called and talked with them today. They are out of San Jose and I'm going to be in Palo Alto in a couple of weeks so I'm going to go check them out. Apparently they have a kit to transplant an LS in - including tying the motor into the CAN bus (although that kit isn't included with the cars). Good news is they've done the engineering (the convertible actually has a drivetrain in it and is at least partially operable but they plan to pull that motor/trans for another project). Bad news is it depends on a proprietary computer that, whenever it goes south, replacements can only come from them... If they're still in business. I'm going to reach out to Pete Mantell to see what he knows. Apparently he'd been in discussion with them about their kits but they haven't heard from him in a while so either it's on his back burner or he moved on from the idea.


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(931 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: XK8 Project Cars for Sale-
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: May 16, 2019 07:03AM

Rob, check out our forum. jaguarfourms.com. Andrew has a LONG thread dealing with his conversion business. A few of our Jag XK8) members are on that forum also.


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

Registered:
04/23/2008 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 1994 5.7 L GM LT1

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Re: XK8 Project Cars for Sale-
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: May 16, 2019 07:19AM

Rob,
Thanks for investigating.
Look forward to you reporting anything other info you can gather.
Ken


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5821 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: XK8 Project Cars for Sale-
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: May 16, 2019 09:39AM

Can't help with the transmission but we're doing a tech session on the GM '411 PCM at Wytheville.

Jim



rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2634 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: XK8 Project Cars for Sale-
Posted by: rficalora
Date: May 17, 2019 06:15PM

I got a reply from Pete. He used their kit on his XJ8. Seems happy with it. I still don't like the idea of a car that's rendered useless if the proprietary CPU* fails but I'm still going to go visit & talk with them when I'm out there.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2634 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: XK8 Project Cars for Sale-
Posted by: rficalora
Date: May 18, 2019 08:53AM

Update from Pete in reference to what happens if the proprietary CPU fails...

"The car will run just normally. His CPU unit is for the Jag gauges and warning lights."


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3782 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: XK8 Project Cars for Sale-
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: May 20, 2019 10:06AM

"BRG exterior over coffee interior" Very weak coffee. ;)

So, Pete has an XJ8 with an LS engine?


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2634 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: XK8 Project Cars for Sale-
Posted by: rficalora
Date: May 20, 2019 01:56PM

He did clearly say he used their kit on his 2001 XJ8 and indicated the kit is identical to the XK8 version. Whether he still has it or sold it, I can't say.


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