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Old 08-28-2015, 08:24 PM
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Hi everyone. My name is Ken and I recently bought a 1988 XJS with an engine swap/GM conversion in mind.
I found the car at a storage lot, the previous owner had passed away and the lot owner had no idea until 6 years later when they were finally able to locate a family member. The family GAVE the car to the storage lot. The car had sat for 8 years without running when I acquired it.
Wiring is all dry rotted with insulation falling off, interior turned to dust when touched. Leather hard as a rock and splitting. Headliner sagging and turned to dust when touched. NO KEYS.

I have pulled the engine and installed a Chevy Small Block with a TH400 transmission. I chose the TH400 because that was the factory stock transmission. Right now I have a 305CID engine but, I plan to change that after all the bugs are worked out.

Any tips or ideas are always appreciated.
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I may have some parts you might need. I just bought an 86 v12 at an auction for the front and rear suspension. I'm going to haul it home tomorrow and see what's useable, but apart from the paint peeling, it seems to be in fair shape.
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Welcome to the forums.

You might post your question here:
XJS ( X27 ) - Jaguar Forums - Jaguar Enthusiasts Forum

You'll probably get more relevant responses there.

Good luck.
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