XJ6R – Top Radiator Rail modifications

The top of the radiator mounting panel needed some modification. The panel has an inlet pipe for directing air towards the air filter on the standard Series 2 normally aspirated engine. As I am installing a Supercharged AJ16 engine, the air inlet is on the other side of the engine. Rather than leave the panel alone I decided to modify it to direct air to the right hand side of the engine bay. I dont think it is really necessary but it would look odd directing air towards the exhaust pipes. In addition it is a bolt on panel so could easily be swapped out for an original panel if preferred later on.

The pictures below show the panel before and after modification.

Top Rad Rail & inlet pipe LHS
Top Rad Rail & inlet pipe LHS
Top Rad Rail & inlet pipe
Top Rad Rail & inlet pipe
Top Rad Rail relay mountings
Top Rad Rail relay mountings
Top Rad Rail relay mountings inside
Top Rad Rail relay mountings inside
Rad top rail end
Rad top rail end
Top Rad Panel Front
Rust grinded off, pipe removed and hole filled
Top Rad panel hole filled
Top Rad panel hole filled, engine bay view
Undercoated blanked in panel
Undercoated blanked in panel
Repositioned inlet
Repositioned inlet

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3 Responses

  1. Hi
    Just came upon your site when searching for any info on XJR6 transplants !
    Guess what, I am just about to embark upon the same ( XJR6 into series 2 ( coupe) ) project !
    I have been looking at different ECU options, and agree that the standard one is to be preferred
    I have the Coupe, all nicely refreshed ( welded) , and now a rolling shell, and just purchased an’ EBAY special’ XJR6 , I plan to fit a manual gearbox, and have found a Getrag 290.

    Can you tell me which part of the XJS engine mounts are needed ? I am having problems getting them second hand and might have to buy new 🙁

    I am on jaguarforums as Jim G, and based in the north of England.

    Jim

  2. Hi Jim,

    Thanks for the comment. I used all of the XJS engine mounts. The metal brackets that go on the engine, the rubber mounts and the bracket that goes on the subframe.

    Roger

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