noddaz
noddaz Dork
10/19/13 1:24 p.m.

Someone here NEEDS this.

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

HappyAndy
HappyAndy SuperDork
10/19/13 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
Swank Force One MegaDork
10/19/13 2:05 p.m.

Hi there.

EvanB
EvanB PowerDork
10/19/13 2:07 p.m.

I would keep the same engine.

tr8todd
tr8todd HalfDork
10/19/13 2:18 p.m.

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

Travis_K
Travis_K UltraDork
10/19/13 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
SVreX MegaDork
10/19/13 7:44 p.m.

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

mndsm
mndsm UltimaDork
10/19/13 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
Basil Exposition HalfDork
10/19/13 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
BoxheadTim PowerDork
10/20/13 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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