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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:07 pm 
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What cam are you using now and what do you plan on in the future?
Cam at the moment is the stock cam, cam in the future is a TriumphTune Fast road 83 cam

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:34 pm 
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Been a long time since I gave an update

been busy with wedding planning and house issues but getting there slowly.

About two years ago I bought a ‘99 s Type jag for the engine and hopefully this weekend I’ll have the engine out of it. Got some straps and a engine hoist so that I can get it out.

The Dolomite has been put back together so at some point I can move it out of where it’s currently stored now. Won’t start as the starter motor broke while trying to fire it up so that’ll have to wait.

I’ve got a plan now, and it’s going a head slowly. Sourced a suitable axle in the shape of a Land Rover defender axle that’s been shortened, but that’s to come in the next 3 years. This is going to be modified using an Ashcroft ATB LSD, 3.5:1 crown wheel and pinion, that’s been pegged.

I’m slowly designing parts to make and use on the car, such as itb plate to use the existing jag lower intake and use Rover K series throttle bodies, and also modified plates to adjust the front camber.

Wheels, I have settled on using a pair of 15x8 4x100 John Brown Wheels pepperpot with a 4x3 3/4 to 4x100 adaptor ring, which will give he front wheels a 20mm poke over the Sprint alloys, and Tuff Torque 15x8 5x165.1 on the rear.

Brakes are going to be covered by Jag S Type twin pot sliding calipers and Golf G60 280mm disks on the front, possibility using the S Type rear brakes on the back, and a remote mounted servo to push the engine as far back as I can.

Also, using as much of the jag as possible, by taking the radiator, power steering cooler, fan, propshaft, and anything else I need

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:31 pm 
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Well, engine is removed from diner Jag, complete with gearbox. Been sat a while but turns freely and smoothly. Just need to make the car to support the engine


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:08 pm 
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Well, engine is removed from diner Jag, complete with gearbox. Been sat a while but turns freely and smoothly. Just need to make the car to support the engine
Do you mean donor Jag? :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:27 pm 
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Well, engine is removed from DONOR Jag, complete with gearbox. Been sat a while but turns freely and smoothly. Just need to make the car to support the engine
Do you mean donor Jag? :wink:
That I did. Posting on a phone is a bit difficult once the text goes off the screen

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:54 am 
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Right, since my engine is still in the Triumph, I can’t really do much accurate measurements, so as per this quick little ask:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=33614&sid=25dd22343 ... 4a151a9a05

Got the measurement of the skinniest part of the engine bay, 55.5cm, which is a bigger as the current engine mounts for the jag are 55.0cm apart

Bugger, now I oils make all new mounts out of plate and spend hours making them

Or I could cut and drill the existing mounts for 15 mins of graft, so I did the latter

So this is the result, cut about 6cm out of the drivers side and drilled one of the holes in the support to 10mm for the engine mounts

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