I’ve not been terribly active on this list for a while, so hi again to all.
As some of you may be aware the results of marital breakdown has led to my
XJ6 and XJ12 being sold off as part of the settlement, I did however get to
keep my 63 Mk2 3.8 M/Od. This is due to the fact that it is in a million
pieces and hence has a resale value of very little. I now have a motorcycle
as my only transport, so I’m keen to finally finish this project to the
point that it’s driveable and registerable, for those days it’s too cold and
wet for a bike.
So, the questions:
What issues are there with using a Series 1 XJ6 4.2 L bottom end with the
3.8 head and bolting that up to the Moss box and dropping it in. I
understand I have to block two additional coolant passages -are there any
other issues ? I have a lead on a (very cheap) rebuilt 4.2 which had the
head “borrowed” for another project. This would give me a running motor
until I can afford to get the 3.8 rebuilt. Are there any issues re engine
mounts or whatever to be aware of ? (Ryan, are you out there still ?)
Does anyone in Oz have a source for a Mk2 exhaust system, or should I just
go down to Midas et al ?
How big a job is replacing the wiring loom ? How expensive is a wiring loom
and where can I get one (pref. in Oz). There’s a break in the headlight
wiring which I can patch however the rest of the wiring is looking somewhat
'63 Mk2 3.8 m/o
99 TRX 850