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#31 Homersimpson

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 07:17 PM

I've just read through your blog - that's an epic build! Worth anyone contemplating restoring a Jag reading to see the complexity and sheer amount of work involved as a deterrent! Keep it up. It will probably make you weep that about 10 years ago I bought a good 3.8 engine and auto gearbox for £150! Sold the gearbox for £50 and the engine for @ £750.

What really makes me weep is that I gave a 4.2 engine (short stud) to the scrap man about 15 years ago as it was siezed from standing, now I could have rebuilt it and added massivly to the cars value.  The later 4.2's with the long studs can be troublesome.

 

There isn't anything complicated about a MK2 Jag its just that there is a lot of it and everything is heavy, for example I can just about lift the bare engine block on my own but walking with it is difficult.  I managed to do this with the 3.8 one a few years back and lifting the 2.4 one now I don't know how I managed it as the 2.4 block is a few inches shorter in height.



#32 johnR

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 07:23 PM

Yes the engine is bloody heavy, but what a thing of beauty!



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Posted 16 June 2021 - 07:19 PM

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Posted 16 June 2021 - 07:21 PM

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Posted 16 June 2021 - 07:22 PM

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Posted 16 June 2021 - 07:23 PM

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Posted 16 June 2021 - 07:23 PM

Just a few updated pictures of how it stands now, had to put one picture per post as it wouldn't let me add two (kept giving an error message).



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Posted 16 June 2021 - 09:55 PM

Looking good!






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