"Jacobra"
#21
JTS,

How weird is that!  I am glad to hear the she was able to get back in the room. 

Anyway, nice parts car.  How much of this car will you be using on the Jacobra?  I know you mentioned  you needed an electrical system.

Mike
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#22
Everything under the dash will be used as well as the wiring both under the dash and out under the hood. The front seat are in good usable condition. The dash wood grain is much better and only needs some sanding and revarnishing. Then it will be lots of little stuff. 

JTS

Ps Yeah if she hadn't been able to get back, in I was fixing to open the door, and give her my coat at least.
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#23
Interesting, so all the wood grain trim on the dash and doors is actually wood not plastic. Do they still reproduce those trim pieces in wood?

Ps...you are a true gentleman!
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#24
Yes the wood is all a laminated plywood with a nice veneer on top which is sanded and layered thickly with varnish. Once sanded. I will coat it with several coats of "Marine" Varnish, which will withstand many years of abuse. I did a solid core door for a house once. Put 4 coats of Marine Varnish and steel wooled it between each coat. It came out like glass, and it lasted for over 20 years, and still had a shine on it. Tough stuff!

Ps after raising 4 boys, 1 girl and all the daughter in laws, etc. I've seen several little girls naked. When shit like that happens the best you can do is, offer your help. Whatever that may be. 

JTS
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#25
Just a little update on the "Jacobra". I have built the motor mounts, and the engine is sitting in the car, and on the motor mounts. Took a good bit of fabricating, as the Ford mounting holes were about 10 to 12 inches behind, the XJS mounts. Now to see what it will take to build a new trans mount, or modify the Jag trans mount? Then it will officially be installed!!! Maybe by the weekend I'll have the Motor, and Trans set in completely. Here's hoping. Pics to follow, I was just to tired to mess with the camera tonight. Sorry

"Yes Jessie" it is possible to put a 460 into a Jaguar!!!  Jessie said "I'll be Damned"! I never thought you'd get it in there. "Oh Ye of Little Faith".

JTS
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#26
Sounds like a major accomplishment JTS!  As they those who can, do; and those who can't, teach.  I can't wait to see some pictures!
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#27
(08-25-2018, 11:06 AM)Mustangmike Wrote: As they those who can, do; and those who can't, teach.

True.  Well in most cases.  I'd say at least half of my engineering instructors also worked in industry.

Anyway, that Jaguar is going to get some looks.  After hearing the exhaust note, they will expect a completely different car.  Closest thing I've seen is a 280Z with a small block Chevy.  I had to look around a few times before realizing the exhaust sound was coming from the 280z.
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#28
Yeah I expect to raise a few eyebrows, on both sides of the fence. But hey, it worked for "Cousin" Carroll. I'd say I'm in good Company. 

JTS
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#29
(08-26-2018, 11:35 AM)1969_Mach1 Wrote:
(08-25-2018, 11:06 AM)Mustangmike Wrote: As they those who can, do; and those who can't, teach.

True.  Well in most cases.  I'd say at least half of my engineering instructors also worked in industry.

Anyway, that Jaguar is going to get some looks.  After hearing the exhaust note, they will expect a completely different car.  Closest thing I've seen is a 280Z with a small block Chevy.  I had to look around a few times before realizing the exhaust sound was coming from the 280z.
Yeah, it's only a figure of speech.  There are a couple of teachers who work part time at the facility I work at work have some pretty awesome cars they built themselves.  We used to say that saying a lot when I worked in public accounting.  A lot of CPA's go the education route because of the long hours in accounting.
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#30
Good snag on the parts car!  You should be able to recoup most of your cost.

Like the rest - I am looking forward to the pictures although I realize just how hard it is to stop and take pictures.
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