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Jaguar Six Cylinder Engine Overhaul (1948-1986): Including I.R.S. and S.U. Carburettors (Jaguar World) [Paperback]

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  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Kelsey Publishing Ltd (30 April 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1873098324
  • ISBN-13: 978-1873098325
  • Product Dimensions: 29.6 x 20.9 x 0.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 226,748 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jaguar Six Cylinder Engine Overhaul (1948-1986) including IRS and SU carburettors XK engine origins, Removal and dismantling, Reconditioning/replacement of the block, cylinder head, timing gear and pistons, Assembly, Interchangeable parts, Tune-up. SU carburettor strip down, Overhaul, Reassembly. Independent Rear Suspension removal, Strip down, Reconditioning / replacement of parts, Assembly, Refitting.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't forget to mention it covers the IRS 24 May 2014
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I bought this for the information on rebuilding the independent rear suspension not the engine. That was just a bonus.
The book gives a very good grounding on engine, suspension and carburettor rebuild. If you have a mechanical background are are an experienced restorer you will breeze through it mostly scanning the pictures for the information you need. Much better than a recent offering on restoring E type Jaguars. If you want good solid advice look no further.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jaguar XK engine. 4 May 2014
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Excellently written, great photos and very helpful indeed. A great introductory reference book for this legend making, Jaguar engine. Well pleased with it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review Rating 29 May 2013
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It is good to find a well thought-out reference still available. It will certainly make things easier for the pending rebuild.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 21 Sep 2014
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Great item full of usefull infomation
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference on the XK engine, IRS and SU carbs. 9 Jan 1997
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Excellent book on rebuilding the classic Jaguar XK engine in it's various permutations. Some history on the development as well. A real inside look at all of the internals of this engine. As a bonus, there is also a quick teardown and rebuild of much of the independent rear suspension unit. Covers everything except the actual rebuild of the differential. Also a bonus section on the SU carburettor. This book is required reading if you plan to do any of your own engine work. The photos are first rate, many in color. This is a collection of articles that previously appeared in Jaguar Quarterly (now Jaguar World) Magazine
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5.0 out of 5 stars too expensive 8 Jan 2013
By Alexander Salas - Published on Amazon.com
wow this book is good has a lot of nice info but the price is very expensive, I just got a digital copy for only $10 instead for $50 or $60 they asking for.
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sound advice for a Jag restoration 16 Oct 2002
By Boris de Vries - Published on Amazon.com
This is in my opinion a must have for any vintage Jag owner who considers rebuilding an XK engine in his own garage/shop instead of giving it away to a specialist. The book will most likely prevent you from making some unneccessary mistakes. However, I recommend this book as an addition to the original Jaguar shop manual and not as a replacement.
The section on the IRS is nice to have and was probably only added because the engine story didn't fill a whole book.
Books like this will give you way more bang for the buck than most of the coffee table books when it comes to restoring your old rust bucket.
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4.0 out of 5 stars XK engine lives for ever. 8 Sep 2005
By Gerald W. Mccormack - Published on Amazon.com
Jaguar World

once again does a great job, lots of

information with helpfull hints on how to

disassemble and reassemble the XK engine.

Extra feature on IRS and SU carburettors

R&R.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Abuse 2 Jun 2000
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Check the previous review and tell me, Is it the auther? or the publisher?
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