Those wheels on the Pepsi truck were Cragar SS IIRC, and BFG's look great. But very ordinary compared to modern tyres. You can still buy 'em new, but recipe hasn't changed for 20-30 years. They were probably 15", which most likely won't fit over the XJR brakes. I reckon stick to similar size wheels that the XJR donated, a bit like they did on the TWR XJ220 Mk3 van.
You will be struggling to find room for 3 pedals in your truck. That is a very wide engine! I have a Mk1 with 302 Cleveland (also very wide!) Only just room for the throttle and brake pedal, nowhere even to rest your left foot! Why don't you mid mount the engine , front of the engine under the seats, and poking though rear of the cab? That will give you a nice weight split, maybe even a rearward weight bias? Rad and coolers up front. Very short propshaft, maybe move rear axle backwards a bit, like they did on the green German Mk1 pickup? That looked really cool. That rear suspension and modern tyres will give you loads more traction than the live axle and leaf springs ever could.
Post by PAUL DRIVER 79 on Jan 10, 2016 15:17:33 GMT 1
Finally got the gearbox, clutch, flywheel and bell housing for the 6 speed,
Small problem being the bellhousing. I was going to make a conversion plate, but the way the bell housing is cast, and the motor being compact, i cant use this aluminium bell housing, so im getting one made up with merc bolt pattern at one end and the tremec 6 speed at the other,
Just waiting for it to come back from the engineers,
He said the CNC would be running for 36 hours continuous, starting with a microwave size lump of ally. 2/3 will be waste !
Then i can finally mate it up and actually do something with the truck, i hate waiting around and this is olympic standard !
Id waited 6 weeks for the gearbox, then waiting for the machining to be done, he said around 2 weeks for the bell housing,
I cant do a thing until i have the motor and box together, then see where to mount it on the jaguar subframes, and then cut the bulkhead and get it physically where it will go and all welded in, the guy who is wiring it up is ready and waiting.
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