In reply to a message from Jagdad11@aol.com sent Wed 20 Oct 2010:
in case anyone would need one, I have one extra.
I had to buy the short top cover when completing the
manual-OD conversion started by the PO of my E-type S1 2+2.
That box was from a 420G, but any manual XJ6 would have the
same (until the Getrag in LHD S3 XJ)
So if someone goes the Jaguar 4-sp full synchro route and
buys a box with the wrong (short, like E-type, possibly MK2,
S-type) box with or without OD.
I will also add the pivot mechanism as that’s also different
and I had to buy one second hand for the E-type.
I love the result so much I later bought a manual OD XJ6C
with exactly same gears, OD and final drive.
The parts are in Finland, shipping does cost something, but
should not be too much if you need the parts.
The original message included these comments:
from an XK 120/140/150 will not work, as those are all Moss boxes. The top
cover from an XJ6 Series
1,2 or 3 might work, as those cars used the all-syncro Jag transmission
until Jaguar started using the 5 speed Gertrag? units, but suspect that top
cover would be hard to find as well.
Regards, Bob McAnelly
MKV 3.5L DHC, E-type 2+2 Ser.1 MOD, XJ6C MOD, XJ8 Executive
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