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You're lucky. My experience of the Jaguar community is that their answer to every forum post is booking it into the dealer (XF) or wild guessing and then booking it into the independent (XK8). Actually getting out any form of tool (yes, even a tape measure) is really quite unusual. It's like the opposite of LR4X4.

I love all things Jaguar so hope you'll be posting the build!

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17 hours ago, ThreePointFive said:

You're lucky. My experience of the Jaguar community is that their answer to every forum post is booking it into the dealer (XF)

Turns out the forum was mainly USA based, and yes there was a bit of      "... well there must be loads of room in a Range Rover, why do you want a measurement.."

17 hours ago, ThreePointFive said:

I love all things Jaguar so hope you'll be posting the build!

I will, but unfortunately my caution has resulted in missing the 'local' breaker car, ... I'll have to wait for another to come up,.... beginning to realise there are many more 3.2's out there as opposed to the 4.0 litre which is the one that really appeals.

 

17 hours ago, Bowie69 said:

Getting the supercharged option?

I think not, .... I can get the torque I am looking for without (in the 4.0) and a few of the Jag boys do say that the thrill of the scream wears off, and spoils the 'Grace' of the 'Pace', to paraphrase the old advert.

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You don't have to fit the supercharger if you do go down that route. If you never buy the supercharger then it'll be more difficult if you do fancy it later

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On 9/8/2020 at 11:34 PM, smallfry said:

Its turned about five degreesish, but I have made up a jig, so I could put the Jag bellhousing on it and tell you by exactly how much. This would keep the engine in its correct position.

I somehow missed this gem the first time! That would of course be brilliant, .... I have to ask tho' ,... what was the jig's original purpose?

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Would be easier to show you rather than describe it. But the primary purpose of the jig is to create engine adaptor plates to suit the ZF gearbox, and then, if needed, to reverse engineer and alter a bellhousing.

 

 

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Sounds interesting .... shame I don't still live in Kent, .. I do have some panels to collect from a mate in Whitfield , Dover when all this eases up, might come and cadge a cuppa 😉

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On 10/1/2020 at 12:23 PM, Blanco said:

Sounds interesting .... shame I don't still live in Kent, .. I do have some panels to collect from a mate in Whitfield , Dover when all this eases up, might come and cadge a cuppa 😉

I have to go near there on Tuesday as it happens.

Welcome to the cuppa, but you're not having any of me chocolate Hobnobs

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I will get the bell-housing quicker if it goes to Ed but if that isn't happening then by all means chuck it at John. He lives a few yards from what is now the 'Leaf' hotel so really handy to the A2. If you have a few minutes John is a guy you stop for a cuppa with, always good value. PM me if it looks likely and I'll warn him, his work is on and off at present so he could well be around even during the day.

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First tentative steps towards realising this, ..... pallet turned up today from @Ed Poore with 4hp24 box for the P38 and the bellhousing from @smallfry, many thanks to them. Feels like a small beginning of sorts. There is another Jag in the offing too, but days at the moment are given to redoing the patio make it safer so I think it'll be a week at least before I get a chance to go look at that. ... 

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