A friend has a 1978 XJ6 with fuel injection, and in a run of bad luck, had the engine start knocking badly just after paying large to have his BW65 rebuilt.
I have a good S3 engine I offered him, but I’m not sure about a couple of things.
Can I leave the intake complete from the S3 and use it in his car? The fuel rail is a different shape, and maybe the ECU won’t like it? If I have to put his intake on the later engine, that’s not too big a job when the engine’s out, but it would be faster just to swap it whole.
The transmission shift cable linkage appears the same. The fuel return line is a different shape, but that’s not a big problem.
Does anyone see an issue doing this swap?
As an aside, this friend works for a company that maintains lake freighters that run up the Great Lakes near my home. He got me a tour of a ship while in winter dock, when they do annual work. Pictures attached.