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DTYPE

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70 posts

106 months

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Wednesday 10th August 2011 quote quote all
Some may remember the conversion we carried out some time ago to an XK8, well after a good few months we look to have the issues we encountered with the XKR sorted.

Today was the very first (short) test drive of a customers XKR with a full manual gearbox working with all the standard Jaguar electronics. All original diagnostics and systems functioning.

Further tests are to be carried out and a few other bits and pieces before the electronics are signed off as done but it looks like all the hard work is done.

An even shorter clip of the test can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhpwhXo5hIM

Dan
Elite & Performance Jags

xkrGiles

2,442 posts

161 months

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Wednesday 10th August 2011 quote quote all
That looks fantastic

A really good job. I'm sure its been alot of work

Usual questions, how long until completed and how much ???

NormanD

3,155 posts

114 months

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Wednesday 10th August 2011 quote quote all
That's good

I can start re-thinking mine now

pm corvette

17 posts

41 months

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Thursday 11th August 2011 quote quote all
im putting an xkr 4.0 engine in a 240 volvo, anyone have any idea what bellhousing to use on a tremec gearbox, i understand i will still have to make an adapter plate to match the engine and gearbox up,but whats the best one to use.
many thanks.

NormanD

3,155 posts

114 months

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Thursday 11th August 2011 quote quote all
pm corvette said:
im putting an xkr 4.0 engine in a 240 volvo, anyone have any idea what bellhousing to use on a tremec gearbox, i understand i will still have to make an adapter plate to match the engine and gearbox up,but whats the best one to use.
many thanks.
I'm looking into having bell housings made and a clutch to take the power.
More or less sorted but didn't go to far untill I knew the Black Box was going to work
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pm corvette

17 posts

41 months

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Thursday 11th August 2011 quote quote all
different for me as im going to use a stand alone E.C.U and custom loom, get a new throttle body so i can use a cable not fly by wire.

XKRacer

496 posts

93 months

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Friday 12th August 2011 quote quote all
You could always do it the way I did it, use the original XK bellhousing and then machine that with an adapter plate to the tremec

Thats the way the red XK in the you tube video is done, I gave Jeff all the hole positions when he fitted it up

skidrisk

71 posts

77 months

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Wednesday 24th August 2011 quote quote all
That's exciting, how long before the conversion is priced up and available on your website?

NormanD

3,155 posts

114 months

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Wednesday 24th August 2011 quote quote all
skidrisk said:
That's exciting, how long before the conversion is priced up and available
I'm in the process of having a flywheel made and purpose made bell housing
A couple of other items to get sorted then sould be in a position to give a firm price

One question, what year and model is your car

skidrisk

71 posts

77 months

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Thursday 25th August 2011 quote quote all
I don't own one because I don't like automatics but if there was an off the shelf manual gearbox conversion an XKR would become a very attractive proposition.

NormanD

3,155 posts

114 months

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Thursday 23rd February 2012 quote quote all
Looks like mine will now be on the road in March


A web site is now up and running www.xkrt.co.uk (XKR Transmissions) although untill there are some pictures not much to show

NormanD

3,155 posts

114 months

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Saturday 3rd March 2012 quote quote all
I know not a lot to see but a great achievement to have the gear lever in the correct place


redgriff500

9,429 posts

149 months

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Sunday 29th April 2012 quote quote all
Any updates on this ?

NormanD

3,155 posts

114 months

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Monday 30th April 2012 quote quote all
redgriff500 said:
Any updates on this ?
All the machanics are ready

Just the final production Magic Black Box to fool the engine that the gearbox is still there

The Web Site isn't ready yet but there is a copy of my HandOut there with my contact details etc

www.XKRTransmissions.co.uk

NormanD

3,155 posts

114 months

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Friday 11th May 2012 quote quote all
Sad news


I will not be getting the Black Box until next week
So not the time to get the gearbox, peddle assembly and electronics in and tested before coming up to Growler IX


On a good note though as the BB has taken so long to I'm now on the Mark 2 version (maybe 3 or 4) of the Transmission assembly

Will be even better with a 6 Speed gearbox still able to take the power even for my car and still with the correct gear ratios
( this is a new gearbox, only came available last month, a lot stronger but a also a lot smoother gear change)



Although the gearbox is a lot more expensive I won't have the costs of a lot of the modifications so the final price shouldn't be a lot more

Got a bit of homework to do before I have the revised costing's, should have that in a few weeks time




As an aside


I'm now an official agent for Tremec

So I can sell any gearboxes in their range




What with that and being able to sell direct for the Quaife Diff's things are looking good

NormanD

3,155 posts

114 months

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Wednesday 30th May 2012 quote quote all
At last the electronic boxes ready to take the place of the Auto Gearbox



So looks as if I should have an XKR on the road with the manual gearbox in verry soon

Edited by NormanD on Thursday 7th June 17:46

NormanD

3,155 posts

114 months

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Tuesday 19th June 2012 quote quote all
A CAD drawing of the bell housing



NormanD

3,155 posts

114 months

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Wednesday 29th August 2012 quote quote all
Sounds as if the last Glitch on the Manual Gearbox is sorted

Going over tomorrow to check all is OK


Then all systems are GO.

VladD

5,311 posts

151 months

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Thursday 30th August 2012 quote quote all
NormanD said:
Sounds as if the last Glitch on the Manual Gearbox is sorted

Going over tomorrow to check all is OK


Then all systems are GO.
Have you got a rough idea of price for the conversion?

NormanD

3,155 posts

114 months

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Thursday 30th August 2012 quote quote all
VladD said:
Have you got a rough idea of price for the conversion?
The kit looks as if it's comming out at £7,450 plus VAT and fitting

You get everything neaded, all new parts
6 speed gearbox that has the correct ratios and take the power and more
Gearbox mount
Bell housing
Flywheel
Clutch + Thrust again to take over 500 horses
Propshaft
Pedal box assembly
Gearlever & surround
Magic Black Box to fool the engine ECU that the auto is still there
And a Quaife ATB Limited Slip Diff

Edited by NormanD on Thursday 30th August 17:21

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