Was wondering if that might be possible. The reverend lady that I sold Scrapper to a few years ago is still dealing with a seized engine, after it sat for over 2 years w/o being started. I know a friend who has an XJ8 who is needing $$ and wanting to sell it very badly (and cheap), so it crossed my mind whether the engine swap would be possible. Main problems I would think of ,right off the bat, though, include:
1- Space in engine compartment. I would think the V-8 would take up more space than the inline-6 (AJ16) of the X-300. Even if not, the mountings would be different.
2- Transmission mate-up issues. The X-300 uses the old ZF (Bosch?) auto. transmission and the XJ8 uses the electronic trans (made by ?).
3- The usual differences in connectors, etc.
Anyone know about this?