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I think I figured out my hot start and pooping/surging. I put in a Pertronx distributor with built in ignition amplifier. That fixed the hot start. The pooping was the connection at the air box. Thanks for all the threads. It helped alot.
 
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I blew the transmission, because the motor was doing so well. How much and how hard is it to rebuild the transmission? I am in Washington state if you have one around. Thanks Dean
 
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How much depends on how many parts you need to replace.
How hard, however, is another story.

I have rebuilt a few auto-boxes and it's not for the faint of heart if you don't know what you're doing. I did the first one in a classroom setting, which was a good thing because otherwise I would not have known the burned clutch discs were just not right (but they were so Pretty!). Nor would I have had any clue where all those needle bearings came from or those shards in the oil pan.

If you're Very good at translating 2D exploded drawings from a page to a 3D object on your bench you might do OK. Auto transmissions are Very complex components and it's Really easy to mess one up, wasting all your time, not to mention the $$$ you spent on parts (I can tell you how I know that).

That said, to watch someone experienced who knows what to do and when is a pure joy to behold. I watched a fella once rebuild a Ford Torino box in 2 hours flat - on his kitchen table! Said he'd never done a Ford before, but most auto-boxes were similar and that one only needed clutches and seals (morning sickness).

If you're up for the adventure, and view it that way, you can have a Lot of fun and a feeling of huge accomplishment when you're finished. I can tell you how I know that too.
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what year / model is the car?

I have a spare BW66 transmission from a 1987 XJ-6.

otherwise send yours to Elinor if she will rebuild it.
 

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otherwise send yours to Elinor if she will rebuild it.
Thank you for the vote of confidence, Jose, but not any time soon.
It's the Peak of my work season right now, I have relatives visiting next week, And, our Jaguar Club is stopping by for a Picnic Lunch on Wednesday on the way to Ashland, Oregon.
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Elinor you can always give your relatives a transmission-rebuilding class to keep them entertained!

 

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Jose and Elinor thanks for the advice. I have a 83 xj6 and the dip stick has 66 stamped on it. Jose what would you need for the BW 66? And how far from Washington State ( by Bremerton) would I have to have it shipped?
 
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Jose and Elinor thanks for the advice. I have a 83 xj6 and the dip stick has 66 stamped on it. Jose what would you need for the BW 66? And how far from Washington State ( by Bremerton) would I have to have it shipped?
From Florida. If you use your own bellhousing and torque converter, the transmission itself is not so big, can be shipped UPS or fedex freight strapped to a furniture mover on wheels.

I will take pictures of the transmission on Sunday. Contact me by PM for price.
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Jose, I got your PM on shipping a BW-66 to me. I have a lot to think about, and am slow to act. I usually let good deals pass right by me. I got the car for $500 and have put $800 into it. I doubt it would bring a $1000, so any more is only for love of driving it. Don't have a good place to work, so transmission will take a major commitment to get it done. Thanks for your time, I will let you know if I can get off the fence. Dean
 
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Dean,
check prices locally for a rebuilt BW66 or for rebuilding yours.

I will post pictures of mine tomorrow.
 
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I think I will have to give up. Can't see me changing the transmission. It was fun driving, but will put it on the market. Thanks to everyone that helped.
 
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Dean I understand, good luck with the car.
 
 
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