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    Quote Originally Posted by tremolo View Post
    Am I the only one who reckons the 6 sounds better than the V8? Suits the car much better imo.

    Both cars have a startup flare and crackle on overrun so sound cool but there is just something about the V6. The Canadians get that motor in lots of the jags, particularly the AWD ones.

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    This thread needs more John Goss Group C XJS.

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    Gossy struggled with the development of this car, but apparently by Bathurst '84 he had it largely sorted. It was supposedly quick and some-what reliable. However, Gossy had managed to enlist Tom Walkinshaw as his co-driver that year. As the story goes, Tommy boy insisted on bringing his crew with him to run the car (TWR had already started running the XJS in Europe). On thing lead to another with Walkinshaw having the Group C machine fitted with some Group A bits they'd had brought with them which only lead to slowing the big cat down.

    Check out Walkinshaw's Top Ten lap here - http://youtu.be/f8HzsV0Zq9I?t=1m44s

    It all didn't matter away, because at the race start this happened... (skip to the 3 minute mark)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukevl View Post
    I know the early prototypes used the AJ133 block and internals with a custom crank. So basically two redundant cylinders at the back. I left just after the late prototypes were built and didn't check but they definitely meant to have a custom V6 block so they are smaller. I'd be surprised if they changed that direction.
    Definitely same family of engines though.
    Not sure if this pic will load, but you can see the dead space front & rear of the bores, the V6 block is the same length as the V8.

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    Our/Dads XK 120

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    I had forgotten how good that computer company name was -- I wonder if the registered name is available?

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    [QUOTE=Jack Nicholson;842126226]Not sure if this pic will load, but you can see the dead space front & rear of the bores, the V6 block is the same length as the V8.

    Don't most old V12 Jag engines run as V2/V4/V6/ Straight 6/ 3 on side, 5 on the other ....depending on how cold it is/ how many plug leads have given up the ghost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Nicholson View Post
    Not sure if this pic will load, but you can see the dead space front & rear of the bores, the V6 block is the same length as the V8.
    I remember when they were first developing the AJ126 and we laughed that they suggested to omit the rear cylinders of the 133 and somewhere along the way we assumed it was just for PD. But then I found this which is meant to be a production 126 and it clearly shows where the rear big end pin should be-


    It is quite a significant compromise to make to keep the modularity in the chassis and ancillaries. On the plus side AJ133 charger swaps into the F-Type V6 will be piece of piss in 20 years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammm View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by frog_a_lot View Post
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    Wait what, your old man has an XK120? Awesome. Does he want to sell it to me cheap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal View Post
    Wait what, your old man has an XK120? Awesome. Does he want to sell it to me cheap?
    Yeah had it for 30 odd years.. been raced a few times but now just uses it to drive around town and for car club runs/rallys.
    I don't think he'll ever sell it haha too much damn money and effort has gone into it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I'm DJ! View Post
    Wait a second, is Gary Walker tremolo ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by frog_a_lot View Post
    Yeah had it for 30 odd years.. been raced a few times but now just uses it to drive around town and for car club runs/rallys.
    I don't think he'll ever sell it haha too much damn money and effort has gone into it.
    Money well spent. It's worth an awful lot more today than it was 30 years ago.
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    Yep an XK120 was as good an investment as a house.

    I do know of one that's a bitsa, and currently in bits, but could be interesting, see the bare alloy body in the top right of this pic?



    There's also a steel chassis, 3.4 XK engine, and a build plate to go with it, but none of the numbers matching...

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    Found another pic of the shell, and you can see the chassis next to it.



    And you can take your pick of engines....

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    People must assume you are some sort of drug dealer with all these nice cars turning up to a fibro home

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marv View Post
    Look, just because you drive a couple of imported luxo Pommy cars doesn't mean you need to act like an Imperialistic Lapdog and be the last bastion of defence for Straya The Beaut's mid-20th-Century ideals
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    People must assume you are some sort of drug dealer with all these nice cars turning up to a fibro home

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Nicholson View Post
    I do know of one that's a bitsa, and currently in bits
    Faaaaark that! I only ever buy drivers.

    Bloke I know was telling me he just inherited an alloy bodied XK120 that needs a full resto. Conundrum. Was his dad's so wants to keep it, can't afford to restore it. Despite it's obvious value restored.
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    The bitsa is at my old mechanics place in Switzerland.

    Just before I left we went through a "what if" of putting it together as a half-decent runner.

    Paint, trim, rebuild of an 3.8 he had there, manual box, roadster mini screens, LSD, coopercraft 4-pot brakes, dunlop alloy wheels
    80'000 CHF (or about $90K aussie), add another $10K to get it here, it'd be a $100K car.

    I reckon he'd sell the shell for $40K on its own, but he'd rather do the build himself (has his own painter & trimmer in-house).
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    Look, just because you drive a couple of imported luxo Pommy cars doesn't mean you need to act like an Imperialistic Lapdog and be the last bastion of defence for Straya The Beaut's mid-20th-Century ideals
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    People must assume you are some sort of drug dealer with all these nice cars turning up to a fibro home

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Nicholson View Post
    The bitsa is at my old mechanics place in Switzerland.

    Just before I left we went through a "what if" of putting it together as a half-decent runner.

    Paint, trim, rebuild of an 3.8 he had there, manual box, roadster mini screens, LSD, coopercraft 4-pot brakes, dunlop alloy wheels
    80'000 CHF (or about $90K aussie), add another $10K to get it here, it'd be a $100K car.

    I reckon he'd sell the shell for $40K on its own, but he'd rather do the build himself (has his own painter & trimmer in-house).
    Ours was in much need of restoration for a fair amount of its life.. hence why it owes dad so much..
    Those figures are fairly close, but thats if everything goes to plan, which it never does.
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    Makes perfect sense in both cases. A well restored car should be worth $130K+ these days.
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    There's two on carsales right now.

    $135K for one in Perth, no matching numbers
    $150K for one in Sydney, with matching numbers

    Assuming both of them are steel bodied.

    An alloy bodied bitsa would have to be up there though, despite not having the pedigree.
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    Jaguar buys $170M worth of classic cars
    The James Hull Collection is acquired by Special Operations.


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    There are only 130 Jaguars in the 543-car collection of Dr. James Hull, but Jaguar Land Rover has bought them all. It was the largest privately-owned collection of British cars in the world, but it now belongs to the Special Operations division of Jaguar and Land Rover, which not only creates special limited-production jobs like the Project 7 F-Type, but also runs Jaguar Heritage.

    In specific, the collection has a trove of ultra-rare Jaguars. There are alloy-bodied XK120s, a single lovely XKSS, some C- and D-Type racers, eight E-Types, and some pre-war SS Jaguar cars. And Jaguar is going to put them to work worldwide, leveraging their history to help shift units and build prestige for the brand in new markets. Most of all, though, they'll be taken care of. Excellent news on all fronts.
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    I've got an OLD Jaguar book in the shed with a much better photo of this car in it:

    I want an XK120 FHC just like it, iirc it's the works Mille Miglia rally car.
    Back in the day every Pommy gangster knew the Jag was the car to have, so it naturally followed that the rozzers ran them as well:










    Even the fireies used them!

    And of course, the Queen's daily driver!

    I've posted this car before, low drag C type recreation.

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    L-R: Ron Hodgson, Bill Pitt and David McKay at Gnoo Blas 1960. This was the start of the first ATCC.

    David McKay in the red No. 71 3.4 would be the eventual winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irsa76 View Post
    Even the fireies used them!
    I've been in the back of this during a warmish lap of Silverstone. Good fun, but handling de-improved by half of ton or so of foam in the boot.

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    Something about the ride, interior, the whole thing of a MkII which is very cool.... sitting quite high up, surprisingly smooth and they go alright for a 1960s car

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    Quote Originally Posted by perthdrivers.jpg View Post
    Something about the ride, interior, the whole thing of a MkII which is very cool.... sitting quite high up, surprisingly smooth and they go alright for a 1960s car
    My dad told me a story of how when he had his Mk V and the MkII was launched, Jag took a demo car around country NSW so that every Jag owner could test drive one. He and the only other Jag owner in our town (who was a SP bookie) took the MkII for a hoon out on the wheat plains and cruised at 100mph with no effort at all. Think about what most people drove in 1959/60.
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