• I guess we should be thankful for small mercies: at least he started with a 2+2.

    As a former owner of a Mark 2 sedan, I don't understand all these V8 Jag swaps. The XK straight-six is one of the most attractive features of any old Jags. It is a sweet engine, fairly long-lived, and rarely is the source of trouble.

    But I suppose if you have managed to neglect an XK to the point of no return, then a cheap American V8 is going to look like an easy way to get the car back on the road.

    But I would NEVER get past that shifter.

    • Thank you! And other than being gorgeous and having an exhaust note that makes my pants fit a little tighter its not like they are particularly hard engines to work on. Pretty typical british stuff, replace the wiring harness every 3000 miles, set the carbs once, and if its not running right check the points then the rest of the ignition. I havent worked on too many e-types but i dont recall them being significantly worse than an mg or triumph for the basics.

    • Thank you! And other than being gorgeous and having an exhaust note that makes my pants fit a little tighter its not like they are particularly hard engines to work on. Pretty typical british stuff, replace the wiring harness every 3000 miles, set the carbs once, and if its not running right check the points then the rest of the ignition. I havent worked on too many e-types but i dont recall them being significantly worse than an mg or triumph for the basics.

  • Gosh, the ugly XKE with an unoriginal American V8 in lieu of the gorgeous XK in-line 6, featuring a nasty looking shifter and a seriously bent bonnet….

    Gee…$25K would buy one a lot of crack, wouldn't it ? ?

    cheers…JeffH

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