Overview- Jaguar V8 Conversion
Kits and Parts:
XJ6 XJ12 XJ6C XJ12C Vanden Plas XJS XJSC XJ8 XJ8L XK8 XKR
Our basic philosophy on Jaguar-V8 engine conversions is
very simple: use as many standard, off-the-shelf components as you can, and a
minimum number of “special” parts. Using standard parts for your conversion
makes for a car that is more reliable, less expensive to build, and less
expensive (and easier) to maintain. These parts, used with our group of specially designed
components, make your conversion successful, and also give it the "factory
Jaguar Specialties offers a number of different kits and
parts for your Jaguar conversion, and everything is available individually, or
in any combination you like. You can buy everything you'll need at one time,
a little at a time, or anything in between- we're very flexible. Here are some
important details relative to Jaguar V8 conversions using our parts:
Everything Bolts In: No drilling, cutting, or welding
are required on the car, or engine/transmission to install our parts.
Everything Will Work: When the conversion is finished, all of
the (original Jaguar) gauges will read correctly, the Jaguar shifter will work properly with the new GM transmission, the power steering will have the right feel, the AC will
probably work better, and even the factory Jaguar cruise control (if equipped)
can be used.
We offer kits and parts that are compatible with any Chevy V8 engine from 1969 up to the present
day including carbureted TBI, TPI, LT1, and even LS1 LS2 LS3 LS6 and LSx
(including LS- based truck engines); transmission options include T350, T400,
T700R4, 4L60, 4L60E, and T2004R.
From here, you can click on the appropriate link below related to your Jaguar
model and see what’s offered for it:
98-03 XJ8 XJR and Vanden Plas
97-02 XK8 and XKR
Want to see how conversions are actually done-what’s actually involved??
Have a look at these project cars
that were built by Jaguar Specialties :