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1978 Jaguar XJS XJ-S

Small Block Chevy Conversion / TH-350 Transmission
107,168 miles on car / ~ 7,168 miles on engine - mileage may go up from personal use.
I truly enjoy this car and torn on selling but have a strong desire to build-up a Mazda Miata -OR- Nissan 350Z for fun & track use. Driving this XJ-S I constantly get comments; often from folks loving the style and then when they hear the engine the common question is “What do you have in there?” It’s definitely not a ‘purist’ Jaguar; however, the Chevy conversion offers much improved reliability and much cheaper parts replacement cost. Starts and runs strong; biggest issue is power-steering leak as mentioned below.

Car:
Carpet in Fair/Good Shape
New Floor Mats (functional part of carpet)
Aftermarket sport seats
Kenwood Blue-Tooth radio
RE-Upholstered rear-seat
New A/C compressor, dryer and evaporator condenser
New front ball-joints, brake-pads front & rear, front rotors
Replaced wiper motor to a new XJS version (orig cable version was problematic)
17” Jaguar XK8 Wheels w/ Firestone Firehawk Indy500 tires – very good tread / condition.
Front shocks replaced / have 4ea new rear shocks that have not been installed.
John’s Cars conversion for the small-block engine.
Previous owner (2-owners ago) had the V12 replaced with a GM crate motor via a GM Mechanic in California – I replaced the crate engine with a built-up small-block I had pulled from my ’71 Camaro.

Engine:
Built by John ‘Stump’ Griffis – Rebel Rebuilders in Little Rock, AR
http://www.rebelrebuilders.com/meet_the_staff.html
Small-Block Chevy 350 cu/in – bored .060 = 360 cu/in
4-Bolt Main w/ windage screen and hi-volume Melling oil pump.
Block Line-Honed / Internals balanced.
Hypereutectic pistons – 9.8 Compression
Heads: Double-Hump Corvette Fuelie heads: 2.02 intake / 1.60 exhaust – 3-angle valve job
Cam: 288/292 duration - .450/.460 Lift
Nice idle, near duplicate of the Chevy L46 350 hp/350 camshaft, GM #3896962
Weiand Street Warrior intake, Holley Demon 625 carburetor, HEI Distributor
Chrome A/C compressor & Chrome 1-Wire 120-amp alternator
AGM Battery & Powermaster High-Torque starter
New Exhaust (Dual-In / Dual-Out turbo-muffler only) – Not too loud at all but VERY nice throaty rumble as a result of cam and exhaust.

Needs:
Heat does not work, have not dug into as I rarely drive it during winter (Note A/C does work).
Steering rack leaks (new unit from Detroit Axle but leaking / needs seal kit)
Seal Kit available here for $94.95 https://powersteeringseals.com/product/jaguar-xjs-1976-1981/#tab-description
Window Seals in fair condition; some wind noise & leaks IF under hi-pressure at car wash.

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Make and Model
TypeClassic Cars
Year1978
MakeJaguar
ModelXJS
Series
Mileage and Type
Mileage107000
TitleClear
VINAAH33680
Stock #AAH33680
Exterior / Interior
Body StyleCoupe
Doors2
Exterior ColorRed
Interior ColorBlack
Interior Material
Mechanics
EngineV8
Cylinders8
DrivetrainRWD
TransmissionAutomatic
Fuel TypeGas
Fuel EconomyCity / Highway

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