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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by charlesmajor, May 1, 2011.

  1. charlesmajor
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    charlesmajor
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    from tx

  2. FiddyFour
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    OK, i gotta ask... what is it for?
     
  3. rld14
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    If you have a US-Spec 1987 Model Year Jag sedan then you should have a Series 3 XJ6.

    The 1988 and newer Model Year US Spec sedans are known in the Jag world as XJ40s, they share, IIRC, 7 arts with the series 3 cars. Engine, suspension, bodyshell, trans, EVERYTHING is different. It's like comparing a 34 Ford to a Taurus.

    The quick glance way to tell a Series 3 from an XJ40 is that the Series 3 has triangular taillamps and dual fuel tanks. 88-89 US-Spec XJ40s had 4 round lights, but they were set in rectangular boxes, so f you look on that page the XJ40 there has the big square lights, on an 88-89 US Spec XJ40 there would be 2 sealed beams on each side but the car otherwise looks the same.

    Hope this helps.

    Bill
     
  4. rld14 is correct , and if you're still unsure what you've bought have a look under its butt. Series 1, 2 and 3 ( so '71 - '86) will have inboard rear calipers and XJ40 has outboard rear calipers .
    Hope this helps .


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  5. rld14
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    Here's an XJ40 with 4 headlamps as a reference.... they look nothing like Series 3s.
     

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  6. charlesmajor
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    1953 gaz 12 "zim"
     
  7. huh?
     
  8. scottydc
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    xjs will work all the way up to mid 90s
     
  9. Flatheadguy
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    I see "tx" for location. But, he claims an interesting collection of cars. Included are a couple of commie cars. So, Texas or commieland?
    Either a VERY interesting guy....or....Well, you know.

    By the way, a "gas zim" is one of them there pinko cars.
     
  10. charlesmajor
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  12. charlesmajor
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  13. Rude hijack, in my opinion.
     
  14. Were those pic's taken in Poland?
     
  15. Must have missed the HiJack.
    Where did it go? :eek:
     
  16. rld14
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    Wow, I thought I had some obscure cars...

    Those are Russian copies of, if I am correct, Cadillacs. Later ones were copies of the 55-6 Packards.

    Basically they were state limos for Commie party big shots.
     
  17. toddc
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    These are the Jags to look for as donors.
    They are called "XJ". XJ6, XJ12, XJS, XJ4.2, XJ5.3 (where 4.2 and 5.3 indicate engine size in litres) Just stay clear of XJ40 series from ~1987 up.

    This is a Series 1. These ran from 1968 to 1973. The front end is good, but the 6 cylinder version has solid disks and 3 piston callipers. The V12 version is "the same" as series 2. If the front panels are gone look at the dash, series 1 cars had the small gauges in the middle of the car.
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    This is a series 2. These ran from 1973 to 1979. Note that the front bumper is higher, US models have rubber bits on the bumpers too. If the front panels are gone look at the dash, series 2 cars had the small gauges in front of the driver. All front ends are good. Vented disks and 4 piston callipers.
    ( If you happen to find a 2 door version of this series don't cut it up, restorers will pay $$$ for them :D )
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    This is a series 3. These ran from 1979 to 1987 as a 6 cylinder car and up to 1992 as a V12. Actually a very different car to a series 2, but looks very similar. Easiest way to tell them apart is by the lack of a front quarter window. All front ends are good, "same as" series 2.
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    This is an XJS. They ran from 1976 to 1997. All front ends are good. "Same as" series 2 or 3.
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    This is an XJ40. They ran from 1987 to 1994. Totally different front end. To me they look like they would work, but I've never seen it done.There is very little information available on swapping them compared with the earlier stuff. Best left alone.
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    Note: where I write "same" I mean functionally close enough, there are numerous detail differences that really don't matter to a hotrodder.
     
  18. mgtstumpy
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  19. rld14
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    What throws people on these is that in the US, the "1987" XJ6 is a series 3, and a "1988" XJ6 is an XJ40.

    In a lot of other countries (Mainly in Europe) there were "1987" and even "1986" XJ40s, as XJ40 production actually started in 1986. So go by the car, not the model year. Also Series 3s were sold with V12 engines as late as 1993 but not in the US, but you do see them in Canada.
     

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