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    Talking Something different

    Well I do like to be different so I have finally decided which lump I will be using in the MK1.

    Yep, a Jaguar 3.0 AJ-V6

    Pretty much the same lump as the ST220 Mondeo but with a few more hp(~240)

    Will probably be using vertical throttle bodies and keeping it all as simple as possible for relability.

    This is going to be a long drawn out job due to lots of other things on the go but here are a few pics to wet the whistle






    Loads of room to move the engine back further




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    Re: Something different

    Good God!
    Good luck

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    Re: Something different

    Vary nice, nothing like the sound of a v6

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    Re: Something different

    nice change what box you using ?

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    Re: Something different

    Will use the Jag box if I can find one, seems the easiest option all round as far as clutch, bellhousing etc goes.

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    Re: Something different

    Nice choice, was looking at one of them for my car a while back, you are obviously a braver man than me!

    She's built like a Steakhouse, but handles like a Bistro

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    Re: Something different

    Does that block not weigh more than the car
    I was thinking along the lines of a BMW or Audi lump for my old Mk1 .

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    Re: Something different

    At least with a V6 the weight is further back, the jag block is alloy i think?

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    Re: Something different

    It is all Ali, put it this way, I lifted it in by hand.

    From what I can find it weighs ~225lbs which is around the same as the Crossflow I think


    ***Also found out that PACE do a dry sump kit for this motor, better start saving
    Last edited by Pete-MK1; 14-07-2008 at 08:00. Reason: Adding info

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    Re: Something different

    thats about half what mine weighs. lol

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    Re: Something different

    Quote Originally Posted by popuptoaster View Post
    thats about half what mine weighs. lol
    It's the same with mine, damn cast iron blocks...

    @ Pete: Very unusual engine choice but a very interesting project... Seems to fit into the engine bay quite well and 240hp sounds fun in an escort.
    Good luck and don't forget to send further pictures.

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    Re: Something different

    how's this coming along?

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    Re: Something different

    All on hold at present due to me getting a bit of bad news medically, hope to be back to full strength over the winter and get stuck in.

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    Re: Something different

    well good luck with it all, looks like a great choice,
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    Re: Something different

    Sorry for the delay, getting back on my feet now(fecking Brain tumours!), will be making a start in the next week or so

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    Re: Something different

    hows this project going, engine does seem to sit in there real nice.

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