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Best of both worlds ?

1959 jaguar xk150 and a 1974 Dodge b300 Sportsman Royal

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2 responses to Best of both worlds ?

  1. That’s a beauty. How are the inner values?

  2. Both rides have legendary engines.

    The jag the xk6 twin cam engine what was in use from the xk-120 (1948) till the xj-6 (mid of eighties) – different bores gave 2,4liters to 4,2 Liters – also for special order was a straightport zylinderhead. The available power was 120 hp( jaguar mk-2) to over 200 DiN PS.
    Transmission was an Moss „crash“ box with an unsynchronized first gear – later replaced to an full syncronized transmission. Overdrive (laycock normanville) was optional and a solid choice because the engine was not build and happy with high rpm‘s

    That 1974 dodge b300 has an 318 5,2 Liter v8 installed – also available was
    an inline 6 and a bigger v8 with inches. Mostly with an 3gear auto-
    matic transmission. Perfect to haul a trailer or passenger 12 persons (maxi-version) „Sportsman“ says – chrometrim, windows and dual color paint (most vans came without windows called „tradesman“.

    (wikipedia says about the engine)
    The LA engines are a family of pushrod OHV 90° V-configured gasoline engines built by Chrysler Corporation. It was factory-installed in passenger vehicles, trucks and vans, commercial vehicles, marine and industrial applications from 1964 through 2003. The combustion chambers are wedge-shaped, rather than the polyspherical combustion chambers in the predecessor A engine or the hemispherical chambers in the Chrysler Hemi engine. All versions are made of cast iron, except for the Viper V10 which is aluminum. LA engines have the same bore spacing as the A engines. LA engines were made at Chrysler’s Mound Road Engine plant in Detroit, Michigan, as well as plants in Canada and Mexico. The “LA” stands for “Light A”, as the older “A” engine it was closely based on was nearly 50 pounds heavier. Willem Weertman, who later became Chief Engineer – Engine Design and Development, was in charge of the conversion

    sofar about the inner values 😌

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