When your passenger side window inexplicably shatters it won’t fall into a million tiny pebbles into the footwell.
So I think I got the 700r4 buttoned up and almost ready to install, all that’s left is a torque converter. But basically all that I did to the trans was, a reverse pattern manual valvebody, new later model front pump with a billet rotor and a 3 quart deeper oil pan. the valvebody also included a corvette servo and…
So after evicting the 400 out of the xjs I’d figure I might as well mock up my 350 in it so I wouldn’t have to take the sedan all the way apart just for a dry fit, and i must say it looks quite spiffy in there and amazingly there’s only one clearance issue. The headers are a no-go, passenger side rubs the body and the…
My friend paid me for the 400 and th350 out of the xjs today so now i can rip it apart and take all the v8 swap stuff out and it put it in my sedan. But don’t worry you’ll see the xjs again, perhaps with a junkyard LS and an ebay spooly boi slammed in it.
...it’d be Taco Bell’s Mild sauce.
I think I got the xjs running about as good as I can get it with a 10 year old holley with an out-of-box tune. Probaly doesn’t help that it has the smog era ramhorn manifolds and one of the rear brakes is dragging.
Number 1: the xjs will not run unless it has at least 2 gallons of gas in it, I assume because it only has a mechanical fuel pump now.
I took the carb apart, got the secondaries freed up and messed with the timing a little bit. Runs a lot better now although it’s still a dog, feels more like a 289 than it does a 400 but I think a good italian tune up will fix it. I just need to something with the brakes first as they’re just a tad bit sketchy right…
And it’s a mechanical creampuff, fired right up after i put a fresh battery and gas in it, barely even smoked, of course being a chevy swap that’s to be expected no? Only issues so far is the secondaries on the carb are stupid stuck shut I’ll probably have to dissemble it to free them.
Step 1: inspect the package
It’s as cheap as the dirt on the outside.
Yesterday (sunday) me and interstate met up again at the Japanese classics show and we both took a decent amount of pictures. If you’re on mobile data I would not suggest opening this post.
...after you put about 15 grand in it, or more if we have to overnight parts from japan.
But I never had a proper reason to try it out until today.