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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Definitely valid point and I'll most likely do that. Alternator experimentation was an afterthought for the run stand, so I left the water pump belt setup as is. When I get my kit and the engine goes in, it'll get a redesign... assuming it actually works ok.
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    As Chuck had written many pages ago, information sharing is the ultimate goal here. If I was skewing his build thread way off track, it wasn’t my intention. It also wasn’t my intention to have three posts and really big pictures, but my iPhone wasn’t behaving with the site for some reason, and...
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Not sure what’s going on with my phone interface. Anyway, here are the other two pictures I tried to post earlier.
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    This was touched on a few posts back, but I decided to take a bit of a chance and I bought a GM 35 amp mini alternator off of Amazon for about $60. It’s crazy small to say the least. I made a very temporary bracket setup on my engine to see how it performs when I finally get this thing running...
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Chuck, do you know what the hole in the cockpit between the two seats is for? I have seen it in both the original D Types and the RCR reproduction. I'm assuming it wasn't for disposing of candy bar wrappers during long races.
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Chuck, if you have the fuel tank that comes with the D-Type kit, I would like to see a picture of them side by side for a size and shape comparison. Also, are you modifying or deleting the interior of the spare tyre boot to accommodate the different tank?
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Slight topic change since I’m on the downhill slope of my engine rebuild. What alternator were you planning on using? I’ve recently learned about ‘mini alternators’ that apparently are used in hot rods and more modern cars. I’m not going for a completely authentic look with my engine, so I’m...
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    I was on the verge of getting the RCR wheels. I happened to be on the phone with Terrys Jaguar about something engine related, and it occurred to me to ask “Say, those 15” Dunlop rims... any chance I could get them in 16x6?” Turns out, they could do that, and for not much more than the 15”...
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    I’m assuming this isn’t exclusive to a spline drive setup. I’m going the ‘fake route’ with lugs and fake spinner.
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Chuck, I saw the Instagram post showing the fuel pump and pressure regulator that you're using. From the pictures, it looks like the pump is the Carter P4600HP and the regulator is an Aeromotive SKU 13222. Is that accurate? I'm planning on using a Triple Weber kit that is specifically jetted...
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    From my studies and seeing it up close at RCR last month, I don't think there are too many options for alternator location other than towards the top of the exhaust manifold side. Given the similarities between the D and E Types, my current plan is to get an alternator bracket for a non air...
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    Roundel Lights?

    What are they called? How much? I couldn’t find them on the website posted in your profile.
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    Roundel Lights?

    Hello all. Can anyone tell me the proper name for the lights that are used on some older race cars to illuminate the number? I’ve done countless web searches and can’t find anyone who sells them. Guy on the phone at summit racing didn’t have a clue what I was on about. They look sorta like...
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Hello Chuck. I was wondering what size wheels you got for your D-Type? Are they 15s or 16s? Also, are you running bias ply tires or radials with the bias look? And if radials, what size? 185, 190, 205? Also, how are you mounting your alternator? Are you fabricating your bracket or is...
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Chuck, quick side question for a moment. Since you've dropped and pulled the engine a few times, you might have a better idea of this. Is there any room in the frame to move the engine forward a few inches? Of course the mounts would have to be modified or fabricated, but as far as it...
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Hello all. So I drove up to Detroit Thursday afternoon and on Friday morning, I got a nice tour of RCR. It’s an amazing place and a Fran is an impressive guy. For a person to be able to come to our country with his passions and dreams and build something like RCR, it really is America in a...
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    Any chance you’d reproduce that setup for others if the price was right?
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    I’m following you on Instagram. Will you still be posting updates here?
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    There’s also the risk of leg burns when the passenger exits the car after a ride, which is a strike two for my street use plans, even though the side pipes look so great.
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