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Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:13 pm
What's the latest news on the engines?
Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:56 pm
Will the Jag make a return to speed this year?
Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:11 am
Not this year I'm afraid. Big Gaz has had lots of other things to do.
Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:19 pm
What about Ovakil?
Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:54 pm
Ovakil won't be racing either...
Gaz has picked up the motor for Ovakil since it was removed and rectified following his mighty 236 mph effort in the Jag but it is yet to go back into Ovakil. He's had other priorities that have pushed back on Ovakil and the Jag, so.... should be racing next year in one way or another and Ovakil is a lower priority.
Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:08 pm
It's been a while. What's the latest news on the engines and cars?
Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:52 am
I was in Sydney over the weekend and did get out to Big Gaz's Jaguar farm. I witnessed a V12 engine coupled to a Doug Nash 5 Speed sitting in the engine bay of the Shaguar. However....it's a mock up done to see what has to be done to make it happen - quite a bit. Move engine forward a bit, make up new exhausts, radiator placement, etc.
BTW - the Jags seem to be breeding, every time I go there, there are more! Ever checked out the rear view of a 420G? You should!
Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:09 pm
So is the blown motor back in the Ford?
Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:31 pm
Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:50 pm
What's the latest for 2019?
Will the Jag be racing this year and what's the status of the blown engine?
Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:50 pm
No Jag this year - probably next year. The Pursuit Special will make a return visit for the commute from camp to lake. The bus will be making the road trip down from Sydney. When the Jag comes down it will have a V12 but probably not the proper big HP one.
If you are coming to Lake G Big Gaz will most likely be at the lake entrance checking wrist tags and stuff. Say hello to him and Big Dave. I'll probably be at the timing van or start line.
Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:11 pm
So the blown v8 won't be returning to the Jag?
Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:55 am
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:16 pm
It's been over a year since the last updates on the jag and it's various engines.
What's the latest on the Jag and is the blown engine back in the Ford yet?
Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:44 am
Well, after waiting three years for a freshen up i finally have the rebuilt Jaguar V12 in my shed. It is bored and stroked to 6 litres, comp about 15:1 so obviously on methanol/E85 and NA for this iteration.
I am getting Dick at Savy Motorsport in Melbourne to make up a dry sump pan for it as well as supplying a four stage Savy pump. Dick is fitting the 60-2 trigger wheel to an ATI balancer using a machined hub to mount to the Jag crank snout. He will also make the bracket to mount the oil pump and alternator and maybe a crank support in front of that. At this stage the front engine plate will allow for the bolt patterns to mount two Vortech superchargers on the next blown engine.
Once the sump is finished i can make up the engine mounts and gearbox mounts with some certainty but it looks like the engine will come forward 60mm from standard position.
Engine pipes will come after that in approx 1 1/2 in diameter.
Still the oil tank, cooling system and EFI fuel system to sort after that. Lots to do but starting to get exciting!
Not for for 2021 but definitely the following year.