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Classic Jaguar restomod

Our thinking about the next Kriss Motors project, a classic Jaguar “restomod”, continues to evolve. Visit XJ6 Restomod to follow our progress. Initial focus was to transplant a Jaguar XJR circa 2000-04 into a Mark 2 (Mk2) as pioneered by Greg Beacham in New Zealand and more recently by Doug......

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Advances in 3D modelling

In March 2015 we highlighted a 3D model of the Mk2 developed back in 2008. Rapid advances have created even more impressive models, some now for sale, and soon this technology may have a significant benefit to restorers, especially if merged with additive manufacturing (like 3D printing) and related methods.......

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Vehicle footprint comparisons

We’ve developed a handy online comparison tool for looking at the footprint (body length and width) of various Jaguars. A link is also provided on the right column under TOOLS. An example of the output is shown at the left (Mark II compared to the E-Type) illustrating the 7% size......

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Jaguar terminology dictionary

Every specialized field has its own terminology, and the world of Jaguars is no different. A Jaguar-oriented list of terms and vendors was originally compiled by a group of Jaguar forum members led by DonB (with contributions from JagV8, H20Boy, Translator, Thermo, JimC64, and others) and posted as hard-to-use text......

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Chassis number decoder

We’ve added a chassis number (car number) decoder for all 1955-69 Jaguar saloons, including the Daimler V8 models. Results include engine and body prefixes, type of transmission, year of manufacture, and sequence in the annual production run.   CLICK HERE FOR DECODER...

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Saloon racing in 1962

British Pathé made this brief newsreel (see embedded video below) on October 6, 1962 about a grueling circuit called The Motor Six Hours International Saloon Car Race located at the Brands Hatch, Kent track. The race was won by Michael Parkes and Jimmy Blumer driving a 3.8 Mk2. They finished......

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Keeping up with the Joneses

Between October 1959 and September 1967, Jaguar manufactured 83,980 Mark II vehicles, split between right- and left-hand drive, and spread across three engine sizes (2.4, 3.4, and 3.8 liter). During the course of production, Jaguar also made many change orders, some to improve performance or eliminate defects, and others to......

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Routine maintenance summary

With the Mk2 now on the road, attention turns to maintenance. Here is a quick summary of inspection and lubrication tasks. WEEKLY check coolant level, add if necessary up to bottom of filler neck check belt tension for 1/2″ of play; inspect for wear check engine oil level, add if......

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Restoration parts cost

See also the complete replacement parts list. What does it cost to restore a Jaguar saloon? First, project cost is roughly proportional to the condition of the vehicle you start with. Second, cash outlay depends on how much work, or “sweat equity”, you put in yourself versus relying on the......

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