Saloon restomods

Topics Restomod approachesRe-engineerIan Callum [U.K.]Body changesFront cabinRear seatSpecificationsJaguar Classic [U.K.]TransplantGreg Beacham [New Zealand]Doug Dooren [Connecticut]Design issuesRetrofitLasky Coachworks [California]FiBoy [Jyri Järvenkylä, Finland]Alan Primaz [California] Restomod approaches Beginning around 2012 a handful of innovative pioneers addressed...

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Classic saloon candidates

Topics Jaguar classic saloonsXJ Series 1 U.S. export productionDimensional chassis footprintTrim differencesRear suspension differencesComparison of XJ series modelsFront-end trim variationRear-end trim variationXJ Series 1 versus XJC Series 2 profileXJ6 versus XJC dashboardXJ door variationsSeries...

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1972 XJ6 acquisition

Topics Restomod candidateBody colorOptionsEngine bay componentsVideo of running engineXJ model profile Restomod candidate We acquired a superb 1972 Jaguar XJ6 Series 1 — 4.2 litre engine, left-hand drive, short wheelbase chassis with a Borg...

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Engine & transmission selection

Topics Powerplant universeGM engine nomenclatureSmall block Gen ISmall block Gen IISmall block Gen IIISmall block Gen IVRebuild LS1 vs. Crate LS3Transmission optionsTH350TH400TH700R44L60-EPreliminary fitment analysisOil pan profilesCAD modelLS3 crate engineSpecificationsCrate engine part numbers Powerplant universe...

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Dash makeover

Topics XJ6 critiqueFunctional redesignDash fitmentEngine gaugesSpeedometer/tachometerWarnings and indicatorsRocker SwitchesClimate controlDigital media unitIgnition-start XJ6 critique After living with the 1972 XJ6 a few weeks, strengths and weaknesses have become more articulated. The elegant exterior body...

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Metal repair

Topics FrameRadiator crossmemberMitigationSheet metalRocker panelsMitigationRocker panel end capMitigationToe boardMitigationFloor pansMitigationHeater core corrosionMitigationFront trailing stone guards Frame In general our 1972 XJ6 body and chassis survived in excellent condition. The paint isn’t original, but the...

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Climate control options

Topics Background1972 HVAC partial integrationHow climate control worksJaguar XJ6 airflowHVAC modernizationVintage AirDash infrastructureVintage Air evaporator modelsTest fit confirmationHood vent Background Climate control refers to automotive integrated heating, ventilation and air conditioning system (also called...

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Bare chassis

Topics Engine removalR12 refrigerantBonnetRadiator and condenserEngine-transmission removalComponent removalMedia blasting Engine removal R12 refrigerant The first step towards taking out the XK inline six engine involves the R12 (chemically named dichlorodifluoromethane but commonly known as freon-12) refrigerant...

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EFI fuel system

Topics BackgroundTypes of fuel injectionThrottle body injection (TBI)Multiple port fuel injection (MPFI)Direct injection (DIG)Sequential fuel injection (SFI)EFI system optionsTandem low/high pumpsEFI in-tank pumpEFI tank fitmentAftermarket tanksFuel cellsCustom fabricationCustom aluminum tankFuel filler portsModified fuel capBattery...

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Steering rack

Jaguar’s steering rack technology, still fluid in the early years of the XJ6 Series 1, deployed three different parts which were all variations on a theme. Our XJ6, manufactured in February 1972, had rack...

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