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    New retropower project. 2JZ powered MK2 Jaguar.



    Could be interesting.

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    Iím not feeling the love for the car right now.

    Iíll enjoy watching it come together, I could go for an old Jag, but their vision for it isnít my cuppa.
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    I like the thought of it but a normally aspirated 2JZ is a bit of a missed opportunity.

    There are plenty of decent and powerful Jag engines in the catalogue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsaunders View Post
    Iím not feeling the love for the car right now.
    Me neither. Not my cup of tea at all, but I`ll watch it for the work they do rather than the car they are doing it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsaunders View Post
    Iím not feeling the love for the car right now.

    Iíll enjoy watching it come together.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sim View Post
    I like the thought of it but a normally aspirated 2JZ is a bit of a missed opportunity.

    There are plenty of decent and powerful Jag engines in the catalogue.
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    Me neither. Not my cup of tea at all, but I`ll watch it for the work they do rather than the car they are doing it on.
    Agree with all of this.
    Love their work, be interested to see it comes out like but a bit of a waste of a good engine
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    Classic cars should have classic engines. The older engines leave so much on the table,when built with modern gaskets,pistons bearings and done with modern machining, they keep the character and run really good.
    I made 130 bhp from a pushrod toyota 1.6( well,1750) 2t engine on carbs. Up from about 65 originally.

    Id imagine a Jag xk 6 cylinder with high comp,multilayer steel gaskets, cnc heads ,modern cam profile,and electric ignition would be an absolute joy to drive.

    Probably a more expensive option than chucking in a jap mass produced thing, but just better.

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    I disagree.

    It's just an engine. Who cares if it's 'period' or not?

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    Pretty excited by this project. All about the body, couldn't give a shit about the engine. Looking forward to seeing such a thorough outfit tackle the sort of shit that gets rushed and compromised on US build shows, the end result should give Chip Foose a run for his money.

    Btw, if you haven't yet seen the 2018 film 'Anon' with Clive Owen, watch it. That's the ideal future of old cars.
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    I disagree.

    It's just an engine. Who cares if it's 'period' or not?
    With Nige on this. I had a mk2 Golf with VR6 that wasn't period.

    Old cars can be improved with a more modern powertrain.

    Can't say I'm 'into' this project at all. Much prefer the Murray Escort build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nige View Post
    I disagree.

    It's just an engine. Who cares if it's 'period' or not?
    Iím sure going nuts on a factory engine was considered, but - electrics and wiring aside - a modern engine should just give low-stress, turn key ease and the ability to rack up huge mileage without worry. I get it.

    Were I ever to get a classic to really use, especially where originality isnít linked to massive value, Iíd consider this route for sure.
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    I'd be happy to update many a classic, and wouldn't be too bothered about where the engine came from.

    The N/A 2JZ doesn't really have much "character" as standard, but I'm sure when they have finished with it, there will be a bit more about it.

    I love the thought of classics with modern running gear and have had few myself.

    Oh, and it really upsets the purists and rivet counters

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    I think they're putting Jenvey ITBs on it aren't they?

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    No idea, haven't even watched all of the vid yet

    That will be interesting though..

    I've a Merc 190 with a 3.4 AMG engine in, and the wiring is a c*nt.

    I recon it could give another 60-80bhp on throttle bodies, and sort the issue of getting the Merc ECU to work, i.e. putting it in the bin!

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    I'm just watching it now

    Yep, Jenvey 'heritage' throttle bodies that look like carbs.

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    Mint.

    A friend's workshop has just spent £thoosands putting Webbers on a '60s 190SL instead of the crappy original carbs.
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    Old man's currently shopping for a MKII to convert to EV.

    Naturally he's going to ensure it's quick
    Takes a lot of skill to look this bad you know...

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