[Lumps!] 1960 Jaguar MK2 " Bonus Trap" , not a restoration


(Clyde77XJ12L) #1

In reply to a message from Clyde77XJ12L sent Sun 29 Nov 2015:

http://www.jag-lovers.org/snaps/snap_view.php3?id=1448842417

Attaching the photos to this story.–
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briefly took it off for pictures on the ground outside.
Guess I needed a breather and some motivation. It’s back


Clyde, '77 XJ12L, '60 MK2
Canton, OH, United States
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(Pete55Tbird) #2

In reply to a message from Clyde77XJ12L sent Sun 29 Nov 2015:

That is very impressive work. What are your plans for this
build? I like it. Pete–
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(Clyde77XJ12L) #3

In reply to a message from Pete55Tbird sent Thu 3 Dec 2015:

Pete,
Thanks for the compliments.

Plan is for a ‘‘period’’ race car. 1960 looks, with modern
power plant, transmission, suspension. Maybe solo time tr
trials and auto cross, can’t rule out a few passes at the dr
drag strip.

Working to stuff a 450+ inch Ford Windsor in it. 463 is
max with the Dart block and 4.25 crank. Going to pick up
the ‘‘mock engine’’ this week end from the machine shop. Likely
Likely will be backed with a Tremec T56 Magnum 6 speed.
Had been looking at the 6 speed automatics based on the
4L80E, more $, and I think most are still working on the e
engine braking issue with this setup.
Rear is a Ford 9’’ with 4:11 TruTrac. Rear suspension is t
three link, watts link, sway bar, coil overs.
Front is power rack and pinion ahead of the cross member,
which is presenting the challenges Ford power plant. Front al
also has coil overs and sway bar.

With luck engine and transmission mounts with be in before
the end of the year. Then the engine build will start in Janauary
Janauary.

Regards,–
The original message included these comments:

That is very impressive work. What are your plans for this
build? I like it. Pete


Clyde, '77 XJ12L, '60 MK2
Canton, OH, United States
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(Clyde77XJ12L) #4

In reply to a message from Clyde77XJ12L sent Mon 30 Nov 2015:

Just a few updates, I’ll post pictures as time permits.

Trunk/boot floor is 80%. Pieces of old floor were mated to th
the curvature of the new frame. It will likely be ne
necessary to cut the new boot floor for the fuel cell.

Removed the foot wells and transmission hump as one piece.
Reconstructed the back side of the front wheel wells. Moved th
the foot wells and transmission hump back three inches. Fr
Front seat mounts will need to moved back the same three in
inches, maybe three and a half for my long legs.

Next up is engine position and mounts. At the same time we
will be working to design the connection between the
steering column and the new steering rack.–
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Guess I needed a breather and some motivation. It’s back


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(Clyde77XJ12L) #5

In reply to a message from Clyde77XJ12L sent Sun 24 Jan 2016:

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Front seats going back 3 1/2 inches.
Firewall going back 3 inches
Steering may column hole may move 3/4 ‘’ to 1’’ out to the l
left., no more than perpendicular to the dash.
Engine will sit 3/4’’ to the right to clear the Borgeson.
351 W oil filter will be remote mounted.

Waiting on the welder to be released from the injured list
to weld in the motor and transmission mounts.–
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Removed the foot wells and transmission hump as one piece.
Reconstructed the back side of the front wheel wells. Moved th
the foot wells and transmission hump back three inches. Fr


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(Docc) #6

In reply to a message from Clyde77XJ12L sent Sun 24 Jan 2016:

Excellent Clyde…

I’ve been gone awhile from here…
So just saw this…
Update please…–
http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?songid=13
Arizona, United States
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(cadjag) #7

In reply to a message from Docc sent Wed 6 Jul 2016:

Clyde:

Agree, everything neat and clean.
work plan well laid out and executed.
Those Windsors are great motors.

Had to laugh at your use of the
creeper. clever. Mine is stuffed
behind my ancient HF metal saw.
Unused for more than a decade.
The creeper that is. I use the
saw from time to time. Beats
my hand hacksaws!!!

Yeah, an uip date would entertain us
on this very quiet forum!

Docc:

Nice to hear from you.
The 120 is well!!
Carl–
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I’ve been gone awhile from here…
So just saw this…
Update please…


Carl Hutchins 1983 Jaguar XJ6 with LT1 and 1994 Jeep Grand
Walnut Creek, California, United States
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(Docc) #8

In reply to a message from cadjag sent Thu 7 Jul 2016:

Hi Carl

Yes well and strong… It splits time with my custom 53
Studebaker Commander…383…700R…air ride rear…torsion bars
front…and AC…nice music too…
Jaguar is night or early morning in deep summer here in 110*

Fall and winter it takes more time…

Glad to see you here too…!–
What I do when not here http://www.soundclick.com/bands/def
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(Clyde77XJ12L) #9

In reply to a message from Docc sent Thu 7 Jul 2016:

Docc, Carl,

I’ll need to shrink some more pictures. Motor and
transmission mounts are welded. I used Trans-Adapt mounts
for small block Fords. Art Morrison supplied with a
universal kit for the transmission mount. Upper tray to
move the footwell back is tacked, as are the kick panel
plates. Hoping to get on the welder’s dance card to finish
the footwells and the tunnel.
Heads, cam, intake, rockershafts, and exhaust header plates
are ordered. Heads are Edelbrock Glidden Victor II and
matching intake from BES Racing. Long name matches the $$$
Thanks for the interest!–
Clyde, '77 XJ12L, '60 MK2
Canton, OH, United States
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(Clyde77XJ12L) #10

In reply to a message from Clyde77XJ12L sent Sun 10 Jul 2016:

updates

Petal box done - using mustang fox body pedals. Small cove intr
intrusion into the wheel well for the master cylinder. Woul
Would be worse if I had not moved the firewall back.

Foot well 85% welded back in.

Tunnel complete. married new to front 1/2 of the original
hump. section behind the central cross member 7/8’’ wider.
took 7/8’’ out of the floor on the passenger side.

Seat mounts determined. Drilled the central cross member
and welded the back 1/3 of the original bolt on mounts to the fl
the floor.

Toyota Supra seats work and allow room for the roll cage.

Heads, intake, pistons were the latest purchase.

Getting to the point where I don’t have time/hate to shrink
the pictures.–
Clyde, '77 XJ12L, '60 MK2
Canton, OH, United States
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(Clyde77XJ12L) #11

ok here goes. much has been done on the MK2. I try some of the pictures I have posted "you know where".
Right header is built, still need O2 bung. Should finish the left header this week.

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(Clyde77XJ12L) #12

Progressing on the headers. Left header is now completely tacked up ready to weld. I missed taking a shot of the completed header. Three pipes are to the outside of the steering, the front pipe snakes between the block and the steering. Hope to work on the exhaust on Saturday.

Thanks for looking,





(Clyde77XJ12L) #13

Exhaust is progressing. “H” pipe is complete. Muffler hanger build coming next week, Also going to modify the right rear fender to match the exhaust slot on the left.


(Roger Mabry) #14

When I do mine this time I am going use those V clamps… very nice and come apart easily with no gaskets.


(Clyde77XJ12L) #15

Roger, Wish I had talked the welder into the “v” bands on my '77. I used http://yonaka.com no affiliation. The “v” interlocks are superb. They are “lipped” for interlock. Bands are not as pretty as the ones at twice the price, but are functional.
Thanks for looking!


(Clyde77XJ12L) #16

“V” band up close on muffler. you can see the split on the inside - this is where they overlap.


(Clyde77XJ12L) #17

Random shots from this weeks work.

Forgot to used the glue spell checker when pasting to the tool box.

Bandit supervises and approves of the belt drive

Rear feet heaters, aka muffler pockets.

Transformer

thanks for looking!


(Clyde77XJ12L) #18

Haven’t posted this site for a while. New tires and wheels. Vintage Wheels and Nitto tires. Fronts are 245 x 45 x 17, and the rears are 275 x 40 x 17.

Thanks for looking


(Clyde77XJ12L) #19

Roll Cage finished


(Clyde77XJ12L) #20

Came off the Dyno at 704HP.
Thanks for looking