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 Post subject: Jag front end
PostPosted: December 4, 2011, 1:29 am 
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Recently finnished the XJ6 front end swap as seen in Matt2491' s detailed how-to in hints and tricks . Thanks Matt for taking the time to do this. You gave me the courage to tackle this project . I did a tape measure alignment and drove it for a week. Unreal improvement. Took it in today for alignment at a shop familiar with Jags. He said it was close and tweaked it up. I can now drive the freeway and hammer the brakes without wondering which lane I would end up in. I would recommend this swap to anyone .Cheap,wheels fit well into the fenders and not all that difficult to do.


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PostPosted: December 14, 2011, 9:11 pm 
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Hey Merc Uni!

I'm so glad you finished the swap and am enjoying it! Now I have a question for YOU :lol: : What did you do about the power steering? Did you rig up the Jag pump or do something else?

Congratulations. Its a great swap. Cheers-

Matt

PS: Got any pics? :wink:

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Hi Matt; I'll try to get som pics going in the next couple of days. I used the Jag pump because I had it ,and I knew that it worked. Not sure if you know about Y blocks and power steering pumps.If you do, forgive my long-windedness,but the info may be useful to someone else. Yblocks use an additional bolt- on pulley on the crank dampner to drive the pump.These came only on cars and a very few F100's with power steering.Not sure about the larger F series;maybe for accessories. These pulleys show up on Evilbay all the time; local T bird restorers also may have one kicking around. The front of Yblocks are quite unfriendly for bracket building.Not a lot of bolts or holes to use. The factory set up uses a special bolt that threads into a wet hole in the water pump. I made a bolt to fit and built a bracket around it,as I didn't have the Ford bracket You can sometimes find a complete Y block pump/ bracket set-up, but I am unsure of the pressure they put out and what is required by the Jag rack. Building a bracket wasn't that big a deal and using the Jag pump just gave me one less thing to possibly have to re-do. Power steering is good.


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PostPosted: October 14, 2012, 11:00 pm 
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Good to know!


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PostPosted: October 15, 2012, 7:39 pm 
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there is a 1 piece factory dual crank pulley for the y blocks. mostly found on the bigger trucks but the one i have came off a 61 f100 4x4,( might not have been the original engine in that truck). if you happen across one in a salvage yard be sure to get the bolt too as its longer than the single pulley bolt.

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PostPosted: February 23, 2017, 10:45 pm 
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merc uni wrote:
Recently finnished the XJ6 front end swap as seen in Matt2491' s detailed how-to in hints and tricks . Thanks Matt for taking the time to do this. You gave me the courage to tackle this project . I did a tape measure alignment and drove it for a week. Unreal improvement. Took it in today for alignment at a shop familiar with Jags. He said it was close and tweaked it up. I can now drive the freeway and hammer the brakes without wondering which lane I would end up in. I would recommend this swap to anyone .Cheap,wheels fit well into the fenders and not all that difficult to do.


Im very keen to add a XJ6 Jag front end to my 64swb...
I cant find the article your talking about.
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PostPosted: February 24, 2017, 12:32 am 
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Here ya go.......

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=21313

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PostPosted: November 26, 2017, 10:27 am 
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Here ya go.......

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=21313

James


Thanks,,I did read that n we used it a s a guide to fit my XJ6 front end onto my 64...


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PostPosted: November 28, 2017, 2:39 pm 
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What years are good for the swap? How much do the front ends run?


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