Thank you @Breen60 That’s good to know. Knowing how I operate, If I did modify the '86 XJ6, I would most definitely keep the stock bits so I could put it back to original. I’m weird that way. I deleted the air pump, but I still have it in a box to put it back. If I have to.
I have 2 XJ6 series III’s the '86 is rough, really rough. I can’t leave it out in the rain because it will literally fill up with water. The rear wings are rusted through, it’s rusted out in all the usual places except the A pillars and the floor go figure. I originally bought the car for the headlight rings and a parts car. I did a compression test and the compression was 155psi straight across all 6. So I figured I’d spend a little effort and see how she ran. Replacing the alternator, the whole ignition system, and tightened up the intake cam chain she fired up immediately. I took her out for a spin to and wow! I’m thinking this car has been apart and possibly had some head work. done because this XJ6 is quick!
I was amazed on how quick it is compared to my bone stock '85. The '85 I will definitely keep original.
The '86? I’m still on the fence. This car I literally saved it from being crushed. I was leaving with the car as the salvage yard was coming to get the car. The interior is in good shape, The leather is dry, but not cracked or ripped. the veneer is pealing off, headliner gone, sun roof panel rusted (not through), it doesn’t have any carpet, it looks decent from about a block away. no dents, the paint is till on the car - the special '86 grey that people talk about.
Anyway, this car I’ve been kicking around making it grandpa’s sleeper using Jag period correct parts. to help pick up the pace a little. I have an extra XK6 engine and transmission that I’m going to build for it… I want to put something together that is unsuspectingly fast.
When I was in high school, I had a '72 Chevrolet Vega GT. I replaced the 4cyl with a 327 solid lifter V8. I left the car looking bone stock; kept the single exhaust (bigger diameter obviously) kept the rumple down too. I made a lot of money street racing that car. Anyway, It would be fun to have a sleeper again. My 02 XJR-100 looks the part - fast; and it’s bone stock.
Sorry, side tracked.
But thank you for the tip. It was just a thought, and way down on my to do list.