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Re: My new project

Postby Daishag » Thu May 19, 2011 7:51 pm

Sunbmw wrote:Bit of a result with this axle I bought..................

£150 from a Jaguar breakers in Wrexham, I was going to take both he had, but thought I would just get one for now to offer up and see what was what.

Anyway, I thought I would have a look on t'net this morning, to see what ratio the CWP might be, as I know nothing whatsoever about Mk2 Jags, so, it says, 2.4 cars with Manual or Auto box is a 4.27:1, if the car had an overdrive, it should be 4.55:1 :P ,later 3.2 cars have 3.54 and 3.77 with overdrive.

Well, from the state of the car, I was very sure it would be an early car, and it was an Auto with an overdrive,.................fingers crossed...................Removes the back plate, and there she is, 11/50, which to the unitiated means 11 teeth on the pinion, 50 on the crownwheel, which all adds up to................4.545454545454545454545454545454545, :D :D :D .

Just a damn shame she didn't have a nice plate LSD in there too, never mind.


What did you think to David Kelly's scrap yard up in Minera at the back of Wrexham ???? Ive been going there for years to get bits for Chevette's and Manta's etc I know he's a Jag specialist but its like walking into a time warp when you see some of the motor's in that scrap yard !!!!!!

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Re: My new project

Postby bruvs1 » Fri May 20, 2011 7:57 pm

like the roller rockers lee 8) , what spec are you building the motor too?
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Re: My new project

Postby Sunbmw » Sat May 21, 2011 12:24 am

Daishag wrote:
Sunbmw wrote:Bit of a result with this axle I bought..................

£150 from a Jaguar breakers in Wrexham, I was going to take both he had, but thought I would just get one for now to offer up and see what was what.

Anyway, I thought I would have a look on t'net this morning, to see what ratio the CWP might be, as I know nothing whatsoever about Mk2 Jags, so, it says, 2.4 cars with Manual or Auto box is a 4.27:1, if the car had an overdrive, it should be 4.55:1 :P ,later 3.2 cars have 3.54 and 3.77 with overdrive.

Well, from the state of the car, I was very sure it would be an early car, and it was an Auto with an overdrive,.................fingers crossed...................Removes the back plate, and there she is, 11/50, which to the unitiated means 11 teeth on the pinion, 50 on the crownwheel, which all adds up to................4.545454545454545454545454545454545, :D :D :D .

Just a damn shame she didn't have a nice plate LSD in there too, never mind.


What did you think to David Kelly's scrap yard up in Minera at the back of Wrexham ???? Ive been going there for years to get bits for Chevette's and Manta's etc I know he's a Jag specialist but its like walking into a time warp when you see some of the motor's in that scrap yard !!!!!!

Cheers Dave aka Daishag Rallying 07805835655


Awesome place Dave, I could spend all day there.

UNfortunately, he was telling me thet the Environmetnt agency had finally caught up with him and he was having to tidy up and conform to there ways :cry: Proper old school scrappies.

Tother Dave, engine spec is.........if I am honest, not finalised yet, I have ammassed some bits and bobs, X-bolted block, thopse heads that are very nicely ported, silly wild cam :twisted: dry sump bits etc. Just need some pistions, steel rods, nice crank and to top her off, some quads and we shall be happy.
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Re: My new project

Postby Daishag » Sat May 21, 2011 8:09 pm

Sorry to high jack your thread but here's a couple of pic's of one i built a couple of years back from a geniune Twin Plenum Vitesse which had the SD1 Purist's blood's boiling LOL !!!!!

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Awesome power delivery out of her as she had been converted with a 4.0 litre TVR based V8, Tubular manifolds, Jag front 4 pots etc before we got our hands on it LOL

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Re: My new project

Postby Sunbmw » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:24 am

Well guys and gals, here's some progress for ya'll.........................she's painted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:dance::dance::clap:

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I am really, really pleased with it, don't get me wrong, it is never gonna win any awards for concours d'elegance, but that isn't what it is all about. Next the rebuild starts in earnest, but we are finally under way with the garage, and that is priority no1 so I will be working on the Rover when I get chance. Keep em peeled!
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Re: My new project

Postby hsr2.6 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:15 am

Looking good seen the pics on Facebook get it built
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Re: My new project

Postby M3 Compact » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:28 am

Like. :D
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Re: My new project

Postby Sunbmw » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:52 am

Thanks Boys.......................you will have also seen that I have bought a Lotus Sunbeam as well.................oh god! What to do?................. :roll: :lol:

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Re: My new project

Postby alan1272 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:06 pm

rover looks great 8)

put an M3 engine in the sunbeam..............again :lol:
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Re: My new project

Postby Sunbmw » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:29 am

Well fellas, the garage build has started, so not much progress with the car(s) of late, but I have had an hour or two here and there, managed to get the lights in the Rover, and made a start on the front suspension.............

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Then, while the good weather was with us, I made a start stripping the Sunbeam out, in readiness for what, I am not sure, but it all hinges on a little matter that should come to fruition next week.

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A couple of rot spots, nothing surprising there then!

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Also, I have now got her running sweet, but the water pump is leaking.........bugger!

Anyway, keep em peeled..............
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Re: My new project

Postby Tris-m3 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:31 pm

Looking good! 8)
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