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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Chuck, I was not concerned about advising you, but more so for the general readership!
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Note of caution with stainless steel fasteners. The galling potential is high with stainless bolt and nut. And if that happens, then you don't need to worry about a nyloc nut!. Actually Milk of Magnesia is a very effective anti-galling solution
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Congrats from another RCR D Type anticipator. What else should we call ourselves who have entered the gestation period for a D??
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Doug, do not underestimate the complexity of the whole undertaking on this rear opening!
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Magnificent work! Having inspected several originals in anticipation of my own D Replica from RCR, I truly appreciate the authenticity you are bringing to yours!
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Saw that P4 opportunity. Best of luck!
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Very ambitious, but you guys always come thru! I'll have to forego the opening rear bodywork.
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Looking good, as always!
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    But you should check with Steve. My recollection is that, at least on the prototype, the engine was canted a few degrees. Not as far as the originals at 8.5 degrees. But a subsequent lowering of the top of the driver footbox by RCR may have addressed the carb clearance.
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Great work! Unfortunately I don't have the vertical style oil filter mount on the '83 XK6 4.2.
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Clearly the most useful book to the dedicated!
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    It is my understanding that the RCR use of the thicker aluminum for the tub renders it strong enough to eliminate the square structural tubing that Jaguar used in the transmission tunnel to connect the front and rear subframe. The RCR tunnel was designed large enough to accommodate an automatic...
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    This step has to be SO rewarding, to see the pieces start to become a vehicle! I hope to get my turn soon!
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Some day I will be able to apply these learnings to completion of my RCR D.
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Would it make more sense to use 4 studs on the bellhousing, with some taper on the ends, to facilitate easing the transmission into place? I used temporary studs as alignment pins when adding the trans just on the run stand.
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    I will be making more compromises to affordability on my D. The 4.2 I am using is from an '83 XJ6, and came with the OEM oil cooler. Not nearly as "cool" as the aircraft style, but similar height and width. Only half as thick. I took it to Steve as he was doing the aluminum panel work to...
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Are you planning on an oil cooler? Wondering if that facilitates remote oil filter.
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Very valuable insights. What do you think about the shifter position? Is it the closed bottom to the drive tunnel that prevents tipping the engine/trans assembly? Would a strategically placed access port there help?
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    I love the "seasoned citizen" description.
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    I think the marks were to show the particular fastener was torqued, not to show if subsequently rotated
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