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Old 11-20-2011, 06:53 AM
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V12 Jaguar in a 1940 Chevy Pickup Truck

Hi Guys,

I am a newby to Hot Rodders website and I am looking forward to tapping into the wealth of knowledge here, I have a 1940 Chevy Pickup truck I plan to install a V12 fuel injected Jaguar XJS engine, turbo 400 trans, rear dana diff and front axle all from a donor Jag.
I hope to get this into a roller for the new year then mount the engine

wish me luck,
cheers moff1959

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Old 11-20-2011, 08:40 AM
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Good Luck Moff !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi,that sounds like a neat project,i hope you have the entire Jag,it will be easier to remove parts from it,than try to chase parts. PHOTOS,PHOTOS,and might i add PHOTOS...Welcome aboard....
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:16 AM
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Sounds like a neat project, I seen a V12 Jag for sale on craigslist around here a while back, and I was tempted to pick it up and build a V12 bug instead of the V8 bug I'm building (www.v8beetleresource.com)

Good luck!
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:45 AM
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V12 Chevy Pickup 1940 photo bucket

http://www.flickr.com/photos/moff195...7627429556918/
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Looking great.............. I can't wait to see it done!
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That's too cool.

Kinda OT, but if you ever have occasion to open up the TH400 (providing it's an OE Jag trans), you are in for a treat- the inside of the case is all hand finished w/a die grinder to remove all the sharp edges/casting flash and irregularities. I used a Jag TH400 core for the good sprag/drum and was amazed at the attention to detail that was lavished on it from the factory. I don't know if this is something Jag specifies to be done or if they do it themselves- but they are WAY cleaner than any domestic TH400 I've been inside of.
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wish me luck,
cheers moff1959[/QUOTE]

Man that looks sweet.

What about using a 4l80e over drive tranny get the over drive to take down the rpms.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:15 PM
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Transmission TH400

I have had the trans apart and it looked standard to me never seen inside a domestic GM trans so I am not sure, as for the revs the V12 was designed as a racing engine and reved up to 8000 rpm so I dont see that being an issue plus the car was designed to reach 150 mph and get htere as quick as possible we will see what happens when its in the truck
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looks great

Are those stock front fenders or widened glass ones? I have a 41 chevy truck and a jag front and rear not slated for any of the other projects. I've never measured the pickup to see if a jag would work with stock fenders. The picts show pretty good fit and clearance.
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What would you say is the main draw back to the motor used.

I looked up v12 Jag sorta confusing all the different things.

But I like the engineering of it ,I think no quench in the heads would be a problem,but I dont know.

Wouldnt happen to know what that motor weighs.

What is going to be your gears for the beast.

Great photos on flicker studyed them lastnight, truck is sweeeet.
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Fenders

The fenders are fiberglass from Superior they do offer extra wide ones, not sure if these are standard or extra wide but I will not be using the Jag wheels
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Engine

The head design is the HE (high efficiency) gained an extra 4mph over the early V12 as for the weight it is only 70lbs heavier than the six cylinder XK engine due to the alloy block weighs in around 700lbs fully dressed, gearing not sure yet will have to wait until its running the XJS is built for grace and pace should be interesting to see how it performs in the truck
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The head design is the HE (high efficiency) gained an extra 4mpg over the early V12 as for the weight it is only 70lbs heavier than the six cylinder XK engine due to the alloy block weighs in around 700lbs fully dressed, gearing not sure yet will have to wait until its running the XJS is built for grace and pace should be interesting to see how it performs in the truck
People have known about the Jaguar back axle for years now but they are just finding out that the front axle also fits a frame vehicle easily plus you can buy a complete car XJS or XJ6 for under $500 all that engineering for a cheap price
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Brits always had great engineering ,and mistakes but a Jag v-12 700lbs is cheap power.

And instead of a crank getting pounded at 90degrees its 60degrees.

Meteor v-12 was a machine for the tanks massive.
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