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1959 XK150 COUPE

Bill
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WE HAVE A 1959 XK150 COUPE THAT HAS BEEN GARAGE KEPT FOR 25 YEARS OR SO AND ARE JUST GETTING READY TO FINISH. MY QUESTION IS ALL THE NUMBERS MATCH EXCEPT THE CYLINDER HEAD # INSTEAD OF STARTING WITH A V-IT STARTS WITH A KE-. IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THIS HEAD CAME FROM AN XKE SERIES AND DID THE XKE COME WITH A 6 CYLINDER. THE NUMBER ON THE BLOCK IS CORRECT IT READS 3 1/2 LITER WHICH HAS NOT BEEN CHANGED. PLEASE ANSWER IF YOU HAVE IT FOR ME.


Re: 1959 XK150 COUPE

Daniel Thompson JOA-Montreal
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Bill,

The original head on your car has been swapped at some time in the past with a similar head from a 1957-1959 3.4 liter "Mk1" 4-door saloon. A fairly common practice in the old days I'm afraid.

Daniel



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Bill Breheny
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