I’ve got a long thread going for my 4.2 project, but I thought I’d start a short one for this since I don’t plan on doing anything with it for a while.
Turns out I had a cousin in rural West Virginia with an early 60s XK6 3.8 engine. Apparently in the 1980s, my grandfathers brother started a Jag sedan restoration. The engine was pulled and put in a barn. The car was sent to a local shop to have work done and the shop ended up burning down with the Jag inside. So, the engine stayed in the barn and now, 40 years on, it’s in my garage.
It might end up being total junk, I honestly don’t know. It’s probably seized as well. Can’t even tell if the head was painted or not. Couldn’t find a block number, only a date stamp. It has a two carb manifold and an automatic transmission. If anyone can help identify anything about this engine, I’d appreciate any knowledge you might pass along.
Seems to have a lack of freeze plugs like on the 4.2. Any chance this engine has all short studs?