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Need Help with XK-140 Engine Rebuild Project

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joel Ljungkull Jan 9, 2011. 7 Replies

After our XK140 blew a head gasket this past summer we've decided to rebuild the engine (I've put some photos in an album here) but we could use any tips/trick/pointers that other who have been…Continue

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Joel Ljungkull replied to Ken Smiley's discussion Need Help with XK-140 Engine Rebuild Project
"Do not reuse any moving parts of the engine without reconditioning first. The oil pump for the 3.4 liter 140 engine has since been replaced with the one from the 4.2 L engine. An O-ring must be placed on the pick-up tube, since it is smaller than…"
Jan 9, 2011
Otto Mueller commented on Ken Smiley's photo
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Head and Intake Manifold

"Yep, I can see where your head gasket failed, between the # 2 & # 3 cyl. I was driving for years with "0" compression on the # 5 cyl. but you could only tell at idle. At road speed it drove normal & smooth."
Jan 8, 2011
Mack Besser left a comment for Ken Smiley
"I don't know, they popped up when i was registering for the JSN. I will try to rectify that. Mack"
Dec 31, 2010
Ken Smiley replied to Ken Smiley's discussion Need Help with XK-140 Engine Rebuild Project
"Mack,I appreciate the insight, I haven't had a chance to look at the block in detail, I'm busy degreasing the engine compartment, sanding, priming and painting the frame and associated metal bits so it looks reasonably presentable before…"
Dec 30, 2010
Mack Besser replied to Ken Smiley's discussion Need Help with XK-140 Engine Rebuild Project
"One of the most important aspects of your rebuild is attention to the cooling passages & chambers in the block & head. The common machine shop "hot tank" cleaning, although removing the grime, is not sufficient. With all the…"
Dec 30, 2010
Philip Nixon replied to Ken Smiley's discussion Need Help with XK-140 Engine Rebuild Project
"There is also a book called How to Power Tune Jaguar XK engines by Des Hammill which might be useful. Philip"
Dec 30, 2010
Philip Nixon replied to Ken Smiley's discussion Need Help with XK-140 Engine Rebuild Project
"I picked up a DVD from a classic car show last year. It is an instructional thing on rebuilding the XK engine. Not being an engine expert I cannot judge how basic it is but for somebody who has never rebuilt an engine before (me!), I found it…"
Dec 30, 2010
Ken Smiley replied to Ken Smiley's discussion Need Help with XK-140 Engine Rebuild Project
"I ordered the book yesterday, thanks!"
Dec 29, 2010
Rafe Saber replied to Ken Smiley's discussion Need Help with XK-140 Engine Rebuild Project
"New XK 140 book just out with rave reviews JAGUAR XK 140 EXPLORED. Also available from the JCNA bookstore. Hope that helps."
Dec 28, 2010
Ken Smiley replied to Sean Ryan's discussion Racing E-type for sale.
"Is this car for sale? If so how much?"
Dec 28, 2010
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Chasing Corvette scca vintage racing E type.

"Great job, love it when I chase down cars with more HP. :)  Is this car stillf or sale?"
Dec 28, 2010
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Need Help with XK-140 Engine Rebuild Project

After our XK140 blew a head gasket this past summer we've decided to rebuild the engine (I've put some photos in an album here) but we could use any tips/trick/pointers that other who have been through it before could provide.  Additionally, if there are any books you'd recommend (the original shop manuals are somewhat poor) that would help us in this project please point me to them! Sincerely,Kenwebmaster@planet-9.com See More
Dec 28, 2010
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Ken Smiley commented on Andreas Merbach's photo
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OIL PUMP

"Is there a problem with these engines and oiling when driven hard, or is this done for some sort of extra protection, etc?  We are currently rebuilding our 140 and I was just going to put a new factory style oil pump in it and while I…"
Dec 28, 2010
Philip Porter left a comment for Ken Smiley
"Hi Ken, Exactly, this is my problem too. I get more Facebook emails now than anything else! All best, Philip"
Apr 6, 2010
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Apr 6, 2010

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At 10:38pm on January 12, 2011, Rafe Saber said…
Please join the newly formed Jaguar XK WORKSHOP GROUP.
Thanks.
At 12:36pm on December 31, 2010, Mack Besser said…
I don't know, they popped up when i was registering for the JSN. I will try to rectify that. Mack
At 2:58am on April 6, 2010, Philip Porter said…
Hi Ken,

Exactly, this is my problem too. I get more Facebook emails now than anything else!

All best,

Philip
 
 
 

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