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Ryan's MK1 Specifications

MK1 Specifications

  • 1959 Jaguar 'MK1' 2.4L Saloon
  • ID Numbers:
  • Car: S943685
  • Body: H0220401
  • Engine: BE1971-8
  • Gearbox: GB272000
  • Converted to right-hand-drive
    (...because I wanted it that way)
  • Engine:
  • 4.2L Block and Head from 1983 XJ6.
  • Advanced intake cam.
  • Back of head modified to fit polished cam covers.
  • Vertical spin-on oil filter unit from Series 2 XJ6.
  • Intake:
  • Dual 2" SU HD8's
  • From 1967 Jaguar 420
  • Re-needled with 'UO' Racing profile needles
  • Low restriction air cleaners
  • Exhaust:
  • Custom 2" Dual from the manifolds back.
  • Cooling:
  • Custom high density radiator built on MK2 headers
  • Custom water pump built with 4.2L body and impeller, with old style shaft to clear radiator.
  • E-type thermostat housing, custom fit hoses

  • Gearbox:
  • Moss 4-speed
    Still has that vintage feel
  • 3.54:1 rear axle from 3.4L auto MK1
  • Brakes:
  • Triple piston 420/XJ6 front calipers
  • Series 2 E-type front rotors
  • Rear calipers fitted with large (2 1/8") pistons
  • Vacuum assist removed
  • Suspension:
  • Jaguar 420 uprights, stub-axles, and A-arms.
  • Cut down Mark X front springs.
  • S-type large diameter anti-sway-bar.
  • KYB Gas shocks.
  • MK2 hubs and wire wheels.
  • 205 65 R15 Bridgestone V-rated radials.
  • Body/Paint:
  • Completed spring 1995
  • Almaden Color Service, San Jose.
  • Interior:
  • Leather seat covers, and interior panels fabricated from scratch; using uncut hides and a parts car for patterns.
  • Bartletts carpet kit.
  • Simpson 3" Racing belts.
  • Custom 4-spoke, 14" Mota Lita Steering Wheel.
  • Original Smiths tach- rebuilt with modern ignition sensing electronics.

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