We and offer re-machining of the synchros so they shift better than new. Anyway, no one seems to have mentioned that the easiest - and cheapest - way to improve fuel consumption and cruising revs is to change the axle ratio, not buy a modern gearbox. We offer and can to a taller ratio. Please send questions or comments to or to member Dennis07at JaguarForums. This sounds complicated, but it's a pretty common standard and components are easy to find, once you know what you're looking for.
The dummy drivetrain slipped right into the car, and the only real work was to verify the shifter position, and then open an appropriate hole in the tunnel for the shifter itself. It are supplied with reusable gasket and mounting hardware. I hope this can be improved upon. Or I should say wished they had. Next will be compatibility of rear axle ratio, physical space constraints, and other considerations like reverse lamp operation, drive shaft, rear mount, and so forth.
It might be worthwhile for any convertible owner to keep a set of hose port caps on hand. Lowering the engine revs in high gear this way has the unfortunate side-effect of changing the first gear ratio as well. Inquire about Mark 1, Mark 2, 3. Any manifolds you select would have to be modified so as to place the outlet at the approximate center of the manifold. We use our own flywheel, unlike a conventional flywheel it does not have any ring gear. But my e type which I have owned for 28 years is a series 2 6 cylinder xke and to all intent purposes, you open the bonnet and there is an xke 6 cylinder engine.
I have been told this is a common conversion but cant seem to get the answers that i need. No electrical mods are required. And don't think the car has been babied, because it has done plenty of track days and dropped-clutch hill climbs plus some very spirited rallies. There is no cutting or welding required to install the engine and transmission assembly. You obviously have no love for the original engine that made jaguar the marque it is today.
Steps 3 and 4, as written, require using two hands. Hi What rear ratio with the Jag 4 speed you were running that made 4500 Rs, and at what speed? The pieces we include in our kits are basically the items that someone attempting to accomplish the installation of a V-8 into the Jaguar chassis on their own without a kit would have to fabricate from scratch, to get the drive train installed and properly aligned with the necessary clearances. Jaguar xkr manual transmission conversion is available in our book collection an online access to it is set as public so you can get it instantly. Under the hood this installation is identical to the automatic transmission conversion we have been doing for some time now. This kit can also be used to convert from 4 speed manual to 5 speed manual.
And if not, could anything reasonably simple and inexpensive be done to make it so. However, there are, in addition to the procedures required to install the Big Block Chevrolet, a number of problem areas which will require fabrication on your part. Manual-latch is another way at it, and you just can't get a green shower if there's no hydraulic fluid hovering above the windshield in the first place. They are made to clear the steering shaft, steering rack and the oil filter on the left side of the engine. I would not replace it with a V8. Reason I ask is, while not in any hurry or near future consideration, should either my trans or engine take a dump i would like to go in a similar direction.
Includes rubber brake and pedal pads, clutch master cylinder and illustrated instructions. The pedals portion of the project was quite a bit more involved. I do agree that the aesthetics of the E-Type depend a lot on the long good looking straight six and no motor can be better balanced. They are getting more than 25-30yrs old now, so don't be suprised if it is either knackered or noisy. In addition, we will be happy to provide you with references, of individuals, in your local area, who have used our conversion components and services to convert their Jaguars. While there are some references to the Jaguar V-8 conversion application, the vast majority of the information in this manual is valid for use in any 12-volt negative ground automotive application.
It uses the manual propshaft which is supplied in the kit. Every conversion kit has been thoroughly tested in the field and at our facility and quality tested. Hello, Can anyone help me. Transmission oil dripping onto hot mufflers creates quite a display when pulling up in front of a fancy hotel. Mark the latch hoses the two hoses next to the petcock so you'll know which is which should you want to re-attach them. Working at the hydraulic pump.