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Alan P
Northern California
(16 posts)

05/26/2014 10:43PM

Main British Car:
1965 Jaguar 3.8S LS V8 5.3 liter aluminum block/heads

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Jaguar 3.8s daily driven sleeper.....
Posted by: primaz
Date: October 08, 2015 02:15AM

Car Model: 1963 Jaguar 3.8s four door sedan daily driven on average 150 miles a day. The car will run zero to sixty in the high three second range.

Engine: 5.3 liter LS1 - aluminum block & head with 460 HP

Cooling: Wizard custom aluminum radiator with pusher and puller fan, headers coated by Jet Hot 2500 degree outside coating & 1300 ceramic coating, Heat Shield header armor & Hot Rod sheathing for most of engine compartment hoses/wires

Exhaust: shorty headers with custom all stainless exhaust pipes and Magnaflow mufflers

Transmission: stock trans for LS1 with minor internal upgrades for the extra HP

Rear Axle: stock Jaguar IRS with welded bracing on A-arms & differential cage

Front Susp.: stock Jaguar suspension with the addition custom QA1 coil overs, custom one off lower A-arms, steering arms, and power steering.

Rear Susp.: stock Jaguar IRS suspension with addition of custom QA1 coil overs and strengthened lower rear A-arms

(master) stock Jagauar
(front) 6 piston Fosseway brake upgrade and braided lines as the Wilwood 4 piston was not enough brakes
(rear) Jaguar E type disc brakes with braided lines

Wheels/Tires: CCW custom three piece wheels 17" x 8.5" running 245 wide 40 series on all four corners

Body Mods: stock other than custom front valence

Interior: Jaguar Vanden Plas front and rear seats with rear seats sectioned one foot shorter to fit 3.8s. Custom door panels, custom front speaker boxes, custom front sub box, custom rear deck lid.

Electrical - stock with addition of modern fuse panel to run a majority of electrical for increased reliability. Dual rear 6 volt golf cart batteries run in series to power 3000 watt pure sine wave inverter to run mobile office. Full size battery to start car. All three batteries mounted in custom mounts where the rear gas tanks used to reside. Three batteries controlled by Hell Roaring isolator system charged by 140 AMP alternator. The car has all the modern amenities such as rear view camera, AC, power steering, electric seats, custom stereo. It has more modern electrical features such as color lazar jet printer, refrigerator so yes I have Grey Poupon chilled along with cold beverages, car used to run microwave but now what is more practical for work is wire binding machine and high speed scanner.

Added a couple of pictures of the upgraded air compressor & custom air tank that now provides more air for the train horn. Go to the link below as there is way too much to list that has already been chronicled on this link.


Here are a handful of pics, go to the link for a more complete set with more descriptions, etc.

I added this under the car ram air intake and some other photos, go to the link for more []

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lower control arm.jpg
front suspension.jpg
rear suspension 2.jpg
rear suspension.jpg
train horn tank2.jpg
train horn compressor.jpg

Edited 12 time(s). Last edit at 10/07/2020 08:10PM by primaz.

Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4578 posts)

10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Jaguar 3.8s daily driven sleeper.....
Posted by: Moderator
Date: April 03, 2020 05:02PM


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