I am part way through restoring my RHD (1968 240 MOD) Mk2 Jaguar for road use but also thinking about track days before I get too old, already too fat!
I have a thread running on a welding forum, up to page 10 so far,
I am a retired garage owner who specialised in classic BMW cars, breaking, repairing, modifying, auto to manual, carb to injection etc. so not my first rodeo BUT I would like advice from those who know about sensible fast road slow track use for a Mk2,
This is an “economy” restoration, not a no expense spared job! looking for a basically stock appearance.
Work in progress includes four piston front callipers (Zeus) vented front discs (Mitsubishi GTO rears), socal stainless front brake pistons on the rear, braided hoses,
GAZ adjustable shocks,
The 240 engine is being replaced by a std. 1985 XJ6 3.4 engine with H8? carbs, o.e. electronic ign. but with smooth cam covers and stock air filter fitted, the flat round one,
The all synchro gearbox will go back in with just new seals, I am the second owner and 80,000 from new!
4HA powerlock from a 3.8 has been gone through and fitted,
I have a set of 6J15 wires from a V12 E type (20mm inset) not 100% sure they will fit but if they do I need to think about tyres, 205 65 15? 195 70 15? 215 65 15?
Items I am still mulling over…
3.8 clutch 9 1/2"?
Brake servo with a higher ratio??? or just rebuild the original?
PAS rack but with the geometry sorted out! don’t want an electric column due to 5 turns lock to lock, don’t want manual steering due to damaged shoulders and the wife may drive it from time to time,
Some negative camber on the front?
Rear roll bar clamped to the tramp bars? HBE style, what dia bar? good idea or not?
easily removed four point belts?
so thoughts, ideas, comments, I have several other cars from 1923 up to 1968, including a 1972 BMW 3.0 CSiL but that is toooooo valuable to risk on a track! in fact I am beginning to worry when I take it shopping.