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  1. Bobinott
    September 5, 2014 @ 11:18 pm

    Wow, why would anyone do this to a Mark 2? First, those car a now worth fairly strong money when in original configuration. Secondly, the Jag six-cylinder engine is not one of the car's weak points. On the contrary, there are not many engines that make a sweeter sound, and while maybe not fast, they have delightful torque.

    I owned a 3.8 Mark 2 for nearly a decade in the late 70s and early 80s. I had a few minor electrical problems (no, seriously, I mean it!). The only engine-related problem I recall was a porous float in one of the SU carbs.

    I hope the original powertrain is included in the deal….

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    • Hunsbloger
      September 6, 2014 @ 12:56 am

      Think you might have misread us. We didn't say the 3.8 was one of its weak points, we said 'the silky smooth 3.8 has been ripped out". It does make you wonder what happened to the original engine though. Who knows, it may have been a 2.4. Totally agree that the 3.8 is what makes the sound of a Mk2 so distinctive and intoxicating. You're lucky to have owned one. Its one of my unicorns. $25K for a decent running one, with its original drivetrain, is the snatch-it-before-someone-else-does price.

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    • doctordel
      September 6, 2014 @ 7:02 pm

      And, see, I read Bob's comments as an indictment of the seller/butcher, and not of your write-up.

      Next time let's just take the potential for misunderstanding and turn it up to 11 by authoring an entire post in texting abbreviations and acronyms. Wtf u meen I got get sum dat foo

      Or something. /stupidity

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    • Bobinott
      September 6, 2014 @ 8:43 pm

      Right you are, Doctordel. I was indeed criticizing the butcher …. er "builder" of this mongrel …. er "hybrid" Jaguar.

      DT, come home. All is forgiven.

      p.s. my knee is still sore from kicking myself in the butt for selling the Jag Mark 2; I won't even mention what I got for it in 1986….. Sigh.

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    • Hunsbloger
      September 6, 2014 @ 10:49 pm

      Crsed by my sped rding crse again! Yeah, its tough when the market show us how smart we were long before everyone else got smart about some of the cars we've owned.

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