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Last Update 7-1-14
 

Jaguar Chevy V8 Conversion Kits and Parts

70-87 XJ6, XJ12, Vanden Plas, XJ6C, XJ12C,

and all 76-96 XJS coupe, convertible, and XJSC models

 

For these great classic Jaguar models, we offer a wide range of products that will make the conversion process for you a good experience. All of these components are designed specifically for these conversions and are guaranteed to fit and perform exactly as advertised. Below is a list of the different items offered for this model group, and you can click on each one to get more detailed information:

 To help you select the correct group of parts for your conversion, below is a listing of the Jaguar Specialties components we would recommend for each engine type:

Carbureted Chevy V8

  • Basic V8 Kit

  • Shifter package

  • Transmission mount adaptor (T700R4 or T350 only)

  • Power steering hose set

  • Fan shroud

  • Exhaust header set

  • Basic wiring harness (74-87 XJ6, 74-79 XJ12, and 76-90 XJS)

  • Tachometer Interface

TBI/TPI Chevy V8

  • Basic V8 Kit

  • Shifter package

  • Transmission mount adaptor (T700R4 or T350 only)

  • Power steering hose set

  • Fan shroud

  • Exhaust header set

  • Basic wiring harness (74-87 XJ6, 74-79 XJ12, and 76-90 XJS)

  • VATS 30 Hz Bypass Unit (for 88 and newer TPI  and TBI applications)

  • Tachometer Interface

LT1 Chevy V8

  • Basic V8 Kit

  • Shifter package

  • Transmission mount adaptor

  • Power steering hose set

  • Exhaust header set

  • Basic wiring harness (74-87 XJ6, 74-79 XJ12, and 76-90 XJS)

  • LT1/LS1 Speedometer interface

  • Tachometer Interface

  • VATS Bypass Unit

  • LT1 Hi-perf Intake Duct (+10 hp over stock)

 LS1, LS2 LSx  and other LS-Based Chevy V8 engines

  • Basic LS1 V8 Conversion Kit

  • Power steering hose set

  • Basic wiring harness (74-87 XJ6, 74-79 XJ12, and 76-90 XJS)

  • LT1/LS1 Speedometer interface

  • Water Temp Sender/Adaptor

  • Oil Pressure Sender Adaptor

  • VATS Bypass Unit

  • Tachometer Interface

Other Upgrades to Consider

 

For all of these models, there are several other upgrades/replacements you should consider while doing your conversion:

  • Polyurethane Steering Rack Bushing Set- The original Jaguar steering rack mounts were made of rubber, a terrible design that gave very poor steering response and feel. Our polyurethane steering rack bushing set is easiest to install with the engine out, and gives crisp steering  response,  totally solving the problem.  

  • Front Subframe Mount Set- The front subframe on these models carries the suspension, steering, and engine mounts, and is mounted to the body with 4 special mounts; 2 round units in front and 2 V-style in the rear. These are rarely changed on these cars, so we also recommend replacing them now. Once the engine is out, it's an easy job. And since a V8 conversion is a moderate to big power increase to the car, you want to be sure they are in top shape.

  • Front Sway Bar Upgrade-Now that your car will have better straight line performance, you can also easily improve its turning/cornering manners as well. With the engine out, the (relatively small) stock front sway bar is easy to replace with our 1" Front Sway Bar Upgrade. With this upgrade, the car will handle flatter and feel more controlled in the turns. This is especially true for the sedans which typically only have a 3/4" front sway bar originally. This is an easy swap when engine is out, so seriously consider it.

Please see the "V8 Conversion Price List" page for current pricing on these various components

Whatís possible?? Scroll down to see pics of cars built with Jaguar Specialties parts:

89 XJS Convertible with carburated 350

 

89 XJS Convertible with Tuned Port Injection 350

 

85 XJ6 with TBI 305

 

87 XJ6 with Tuned Port Injection 305

84 XJ6 with LT1 350

 

85 XJS with Tuned Port Injection 85 Corvette 350

 

83 XJ6 with 96 Impala SS LT1- Fabulous Install!!

 

74 XJ12 with LS1 Conversion- Done in Australia with Jaguar Specialties parts- WOW!!