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MKII 3.8 Head rotten...will 4.2 heads match up/work

Curtis Cronkhite
Inland Empire Jaguar Club *

forum user since 2010-11-07

 


Just completing full restoration 1960 MKII 3.8. Alas head found to be rotten & best shop in SoCal tried valiently to re weld but head is declared junk.

Will a 4.2 head match up (water passages etc)? Having real difficulty located good 3.8 head but several sellers "believe" 4.4 head would match up...if correct wouls ALL 4.2 heads work or perhaps only selected years/head numbers.

Grateful for technical advice
Curt Cronkhite


Curt Cronkhite

MKII 3.8 Head rotten...will 4.2 heads match up/work

William Brady
Jaguar Owners Club, Inc. *

forum user since 2004-02-15

 

It shouldn't be too difficult to find a 3.8 head, as you referred to a shop as "best shop in So Cal" I would imagine they would be the ones to ask!

Jaguar affectionado and etc.

MKII 3.8 Head rotten...will 4.2 heads match up/work

George Camp
Jaguar Society of South Carolina *

forum user since 2002-11-24

 

William I am sure he was speaking of a machine shop which possibly would not have a source.

Curt try Coventry West (one of the sponsors on here) seems like I sold them a bunch of heads and remember some 3.4/3.8 ones.

JCRC SE
JCNA VP

MKII 3.8 Head rotten...will 4.2 heads match up/work

Phillip Karam
Ottawa Jaguar Club *

forum user since 2008-10-08

 

Curtis;
If you really can not find one, I can locate one from a 62 MkII # LC1417-8. It is a "B" head the same as yours.

1970 Adams Probe16.Caretaker of 1955 XK140fhc previously owned by William Heynes and Duncan Hamilton