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Old 03-19-2013, 07:42 PM
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Hmmm, maybe. My background is engine development, so designing and making my own engine parts is not too big a problem. Was hoping for 500hp+ with mild manners. A supercharger will do that, if the lower end can take it.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:59 PM
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Mike the basic architecture is very good.It was designed to be able to be used as a diesel but it never came to be.It has a forged crank but it is over square in stock form. Robert
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:31 PM
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Hi Bob

That engine looks great!!!!!!

nice idea to use the BMW intake parts.

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Old 03-20-2013, 02:37 AM
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As it happens ive been working on a series1 etype (xke) resto this week, which is a painful task at the best of times, but i think would much rather be working on your design!! Looks Great.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:25 AM
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Well, I found a nice '86 XJS with a V-12 in it real cheap. My son and I have it running good. Next is a new master cylinder and it is a driver. For the price ($2000), I couldn't pass it up. So now I have one engine option. Still have'nt decided. I know some say the V12 doesn't make enough power, but with turbos it will.

I wonder if Jaguar used the same bore spacing inline 6 as they did V12?
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:01 PM
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Mike ,the spacing is the same as the aj16 inline 6.check out this link on youtube of a guy that is putting a set of aj16 cylinder heads on his v12 jag. Check out all of his videos.Bob http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpa22f33B3A
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:08 AM
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RKO, do you happen to know the aluminum alloy of the AJ head? Do older version 3.8l heads have the same bore spacing etc?
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:53 AM
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Bad news, my friend, who was to be the lead metal shaper has backed out. This was caused by medical reasons. I hope he can still be a consultant/advisor. Looks like the completion date I was looking for will be extended considerably. The money which would have gone his way will now be used to purchase some equipment. I will attempt the metal work myself starting with pieces less shape and progress to tougher pieces. I am now predicting 2 1/2yrs to completion having adding 6 months.

The amazing buck is completed, used FSP to verify it matches my clay model. Wrapping up the rotisserie now. Update with more pics next week.
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:32 AM
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Thats not bad news! you get to buy tools!

sorry to hear about your friend though.
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:27 PM
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[QUOTE=Mike Motage;77074]Bad news, my friend, who was to be the lead metal shaper has backed out. This was caused by medical reasons. I hope he can still be a consultant/advisor. Looks like the completion date I was looking for will be extended considerably. The money which would have gone his way will now be used to purchase some equipment. I will attempt the metal work myself starting with pieces less shape and progress to tougher pieces. I am now predicting 2 1/2yrs to completion having adding 6 months.

HI Mike
If your friend is not well that is bad news. But...
This will give you a chanse to try and do it your self, you will learn a lot. with his advice, and good tradesmen and others shapers in the forum you will be able to finish your project
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