noddaz Dork
Oct. 19, 2013 1:24 p.m.

Someone here NEEDS this.

http://fredericksburg.craigslist.org/cto/4102388670.html

HappyAndy SuperDork
Oct. 19, 2013 1:47 p.m.

So what engine would be best to swap into there? A newer Jag I6? DOHC toyota or Nissan I6? Isn't that recent GM I6 truck engine supposedly derived from a Jag design?

Swank Force One MegaDork
Oct. 19, 2013 2:05 p.m.

Hi there.

EvanB PowerDork
Oct. 19, 2013 2:07 p.m.

I would keep the same engine.

tr8todd HalfDork
Oct. 19, 2013 2:18 p.m.

There is a guy around here who rocks one of those with a Buick 455.

Travis_K UltraDork
Oct. 19, 2013 7:23 p.m.

If that engine is dead, didn't the xj6 use that same engine up until the xj40 came out? Finding a spare should be easy if that's the case.

SVreX MegaDork
Oct. 19, 2013 7:44 p.m.

I know someone who dropped a Chevy small block in one of those- 383 stroker.

mndsm UltimaDork
Oct. 19, 2013 8:31 p.m.
Swank Force One wrote: Hi there.

No matter what happens from here on out, it can't be good. I want in.

Basil Exposition HalfDork
Oct. 19, 2013 10:26 p.m.
Travis_K wrote: If that engine is dead, didn't the xj6 use that same engine up until the xj40 came out? Finding a spare should be easy if that's the case.

Yes, some folks put in the later fuel-injected motors, etc. I just saw two of these cars today that were fully restored. The beauty of them was as much in the interior wood and leather as anywhere else. Very expensive to restore from that condition, though.

BoxheadTim PowerDork
Oct. 20, 2013 2:55 p.m.
Travis_K wrote: If that engine is dead, didn't the xj6 use that same engine up until the xj40 came out? Finding a spare should be easy if that's the case.

Correct. Still, given the moneypittedness of these cars, the cost of the engine is most likely the least of the problems.

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