Just signed up and wanted to make a quick introduction. My name is Terry and I live in NE suburbs of Cincinnati OH area. Retired engineer, now just spend my time in my garage working on my cars and trucks. Also have a motorhome and enjoy going on some trips to car shows or other locations with my wife. Moved here from NM, built a new house and nice big detached garage, so that has taken a good portion of time getting both all settled in and fixed up.
I am not a Jaguar owner in the strict sense. I am a hot rod guy and have the Jaguar XJ suspension in my vehicle. I put 86 XJ6 suspension into my 52 GMC pickup. With a 350 SBC and 700R4. The 2.86 rear gear is a little tall, approx 2000 rpm in OD is 80 mph. But the truck drives great with the suspension swap. Nice brakes as well, the 52 GMC actually weighs 3200 lbs range, so it is less than the orig XJ6 by a considerable amount.
I also just picked up a 52 Chevy Utility Coupe (aka Ute) from Australia. I imported it. I also found a cheap 71 XJ6 RHD donor car and will be working to put that suspension into the Ute, which is also RHD and i plan to keep it that way. So busy taking the 71 XJ6 apart. I will be selling any of the parts off that 71 for cheap (emphasis on cheap!), I will make a classifieds post or other to let people know. Interior was wasted, and the car was not running; although the engine does turn over free. The 71 XJ6 ironically seems to be from Australia based on some labels I found on the car, and was imported into CA sometime in the past. Last reg on the car was 1995 in CA, although I bought it out of MI from an estate selling off some vehicles. Nice rust free body compared to most of this era here in midwest.
Well so much for my intro, glad to be here and learning some information to help me with my Jaguar suspensions. Since pictures are always good, here is my GMC (forum rules prevent me from more than one):