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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:39 am 
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Did you see this ? He can print you some ITB parts

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/drive-my ... b.amp.html


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:56 pm 
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Did you see this ? He can print you some ITB parts

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/drive-my ... b.amp.html
I’ve messaged, no reply just yet, but I’d probably go with what I’m planning, think his set uses some bike throttle bodies, possibly triumph triple, which I though looked a bit small.

The MG units I’m planning on using are 48mm and I could upgrade to 52mm if I feel I need any more air if I go for a full engine build.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:18 pm 
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Will you do 4WD ? Think most of those Jags were 4x4 ?🤔


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:40 pm 
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Did you see this ? He can print you some ITB parts

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/drive-my ... b.amp.html
I’ve messaged, no reply just yet, but I’d probably go with what I’m planning, think his set uses some bike throttle bodies, possibly triumph triple, which I though looked a bit small.

The MG units I’m planning on using are 48mm and I could upgrade to 52mm if I feel I need any more air if I go for a full engine build.
Is the 270 BHP he achieved not enough then?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:19 am 
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Did you see this ? He can print you some ITB parts

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/drive-my ... b.amp.html
I’ve messaged, no reply just yet, but I’d probably go with what I’m planning, think his set uses some bike throttle bodies, possibly triumph triple, which I though looked a bit small.

The MG units I’m planning on using are 48mm and I could upgrade to 52mm if I feel I need any more air if I go for a full engine build.
Is the 270 BHP he achieved not enough then?
I was going to aim for 360hp in final guise, just a nice round number of 400hp/tonne.
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Will you do 4WD ? Think most of those Jags were 4x4 ?🤔
X Types were FWD/AWD as they were based on the Ford Mondeo Platform, I pulled my engine and gearbox out of an S Type, with is RWD as it’s based off the Ford Thunderbird Platform. I did think about it in my old thread but I was just talking out of my arse to be honest, would require a lot of work.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:40 pm 
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Haven’t done a lot on the engine mounts since re-welding them but looks like I got some good penetration on the welds. I’ve tacked the outer axle mounts to the axle, I’ve just had to accept that it’s not a Atlas axle, but a Koln. I did a whole lot of research into the different part numbers and found some parts that could be used from an English axle would rate it to around 300hp and give me an LSD, just need some alloy adaptors to space the bearings out.

I’ve also gone back to work so haven’t had much time to work on cars, but I’ve prepped the subframe for the engine mounts being welded to it, then my sisters engine blew up and is borrowing the engine crane so a bit stuck for now on this front.

I have been saving up for some of the more expensive components for this build but the owner of the garage the car is currently stored in has told me that they would quite like it back so I’ve got to focus on the suspension so I can reassemble the car so I can move it soon. I will probably try to mount the engine before I move it otherwise I have no space to store the car safely. I’m also working towards building a bigger garage on the side of my house rather than the tin shed I currently have.

Once the engine and suspension is in, the rest of the work can be done with limited access to the car, such as wiring harness, exhaust, etc

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:24 am 
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2021 update:

Almost Zero progress made from last time, but got an engine crane to help with it all. Spend ages aligning engine and subframe. So hopefully going to do finish the engine mounts this week, fingers crossed.

Also treated myself to a pair of SprintSpeed Ford patterned stub axles. Haven’t fitted them yet as I want to get all the hubs and stuff first so I’m not stuck with parts that can’t go together if the car needs moving.

My garage is slowly become more filled with stuff and it’s now getting very in the way. Most of it will need moved when the car comes home anyway so maybe after engine mounts, it’s time for a new shed.

Also, at the end of my thread asking about Triumph 2000 drag links being an acceptable replacement for the Dolomite ones, I found a pair of dDolomite ones on eBay and bought them. Came with rubber bushes, nuts and washers. So they’re all painted up and ready for firmest once all back in the car.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:21 pm 
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2nd update

Got engine mounts tacked on after hours of alignment and measurements.

Then I went to take the subframe off the engine and crushed my thumb, so yeah, I’m out of commission for a bit. Might still go back out and get it all finished and welded


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