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1963 Jaguar engine block: 3.8 liter [Florida, USA]

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Orlando, Florida, USA   USA
I have a seized 3.8 liter block from a 1963 MK-2. It is crated and on casters.

there is no cylinder head, just the block with pistons, crankshaft, sump, timing chains, sprockets, damper,
dipstick tube. and who knows what else is there.

May I remind you it is SEIZED. Sat in the Arizona desert for millenia.

will need to be rebuilt, this is a CORE.

Make a decent offer.

I can help with shipping but buyer pays the trucking company, this thing weighs 20 thousand tons, fortunately it is sitting solidly in a very nice solid wood crate and can be moved around.

Actually I'm thinking I should offer a Crate with a Jaguar Engine inside. The crate is a work of art.



1965 Jaguar S type
1984 Jaguar XJ-6



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Coeshow Mike C
El Cajon, California, USA   USA
Hello. I'm looking for a good 3.8 block and am willing to pay a fair price. The only real issue I see with yours is there's no telling what condition it's in. Being seized isn't a problem so much as it may have cracks and possibly in the end be unusable. As such, what do you feel is a fair price for taking a gamble? As you mentioned, the thing weighs a ton. Shipping fees will likely be pretty expensive to San Diego where I'm located. Cheers!

Orlando, Florida, USA   USA
I'll send you a PM.

before being crated, the sump was removed and crankshaft / rods / inspected visually, everything looked good in there, I say "looked good" because it was not tested, it being seized.

The block was inspected as best as can be done without a dismantle and there are no cracks or anything obvious to the eye. I bought it for myself as a spare 3.8 block for my S type, but I realize I don't have plans to rebuild it so that is why I am selling it.

I can try to find out the least expensive way to get it there, I know a few trucking companies who make weekly deliveries to the storage facility where I keep it, so I can at least ask them. Their huge trucks have electric lifts so I do not see any problem with moving it into a truck or transporting it, They deliver huge industrial crates / containers with giant generators and such 3 or 4 times the size of my crated block, To those people the crated engine must be like a toy.

I'm going to bolt on some handles to make it easier to pull or push the crate on its wheels.

Thanks



1965 Jaguar S type
1984 Jaguar XJ-6

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Orlando, Florida, USA   USA
bump - I have replied to private messages and people have a way of dissapearing once they make an inquiry.



1965 Jaguar S type
1984 Jaguar XJ-6

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baloo Silver Member s y
Louisville, KY, USA   USA
In reply to # 14029 by Jose A. I have a seized 3.8 liter block from a 1963 MK-2. It is crated and on casters.

......it is sitting solidly in a very nice solid wood crate and can be moved around.

Actually I'm thinking I should offer a Crate with a Jaguar Engine inside. The crate is a work of art.

Jose,
That crate is a thing of beauty. One could use it for many other purposes after delivery of the engine -- such as storing other Jag parts, dog crate, storing the Arc of the Covenant (some Indiana Jones movie), etc.



1968 Jag 420G
1976 MG Midget, BugEye nose conversion
1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Turbo conversion
1956 Jag XK140

Orlando, Florida, USA   USA
Dave,

studio apartment dining table too.



1965 Jaguar S type
1984 Jaguar XJ-6

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