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Glad to see you finally painted the rocker covers David!.... :p

I understand you just wanted to get it up and running, but fair play to you for doing the paint, (just not sure I'd have had the heart to start stripping it back down just to paint when up and running) and a good choice to match the wheels! :thumbsup:

I guess it's probably not a good time to mention 'painting' the suspension hubs and other bits.......(runs for cover..... :frantic: :rolleyes: ).
 
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Splendid! An excellent project and as Garffey said, the engine looks natural in there. I too look forward to your first drive, David :)
 
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At last, it lives and breathes!

Great stuff, David :thumbsup:
 

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Well done Dave the Jazda sounds great..... :thumbsup:

Roll on the first drive!

Enjoy!
 
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Nice to see it 'finished' Dave.... :nod:

Sorry to hear the engine isn't as healthy as it could have been! :unsure:

The 3.0 V6 is usually a good strong motor and 100k shouldn't have been an issue (my old 3.0 X-type had over 111,000 on it and was a peach!)....maybe some of the servicing on your engine wasn't done as well as it could have?

Hope you have it back fit and healthy soon.....
 

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Thank you, David.

That is a good and well-presented clip which deals in depth with some disappointing issues very well.
 

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Follow my adventure as a blindly wade through learning about VVT solenoids, tappet shims, timing chain tensioners, welding for the first time and generally treading water without making any progress. The replacement engine is in, but all is not well (yet).

 

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Nice to 'catch up' with you and 'Jazda' Dave...

Gutted for you that you've had so much 'grief' with both the Jag motors. :(

I'm sure it'll be worth it in the end though!

Hope you get sorted soon... :nod: ...Look forward to some nice driving video!

Good luck.
 
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Follow me on an adventure to track down the source of my timing chain rattle with lots of fails and one big win along the way (including my first proper drive on public roads!)

 

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Congrats on getting this far Dave!

I guess sometimes you must have felt like throwing in the towel.....good for you that you didn't! :thumbsup:

It just seems the Mk1 & the Jag V6 were made for each other.... :inlove:

Enjoy, and drive carefully!!... :nod:

Don't forget to keep us informed how you get on!....All the best.
 
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The FULL Rocketeer build video. Replacing the stock 1.6 engine with one with over double the power - a Jaguar 3.0 V6. This video shows all the steps that took me 18 months to complete, but doesn't include all the issues I ran into along the way - if you are interested in those, check out the other videos on my channel.

 

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Want to hear what a Rocketeer swapped MX5 sounds like on the move? I don't have great equipment for recording audio, but did my best to capture the amazing noise from the Jaguar V6 engine.

 
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