Thursday, 20 February 2014

Jaguar XK engine rebuilt

My mechanic says:

  Its getting exciting !!


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The engine is Jaguars famous 3.8 litre size, basically the winner of many a LeMans race when fitted in the D Type Jaguar racing cars. With the so called D Camshafts and three SU carbs rather than the
normal two, the increase in power was all that was needed.

This standard six cylinder engine was at 220hp output said to be the most powerful engine of its size
when it was new?

The clutch plate was checked before refitting, it was seen to be fine and the same I fitted new about thirty years ago!