All a good conversation: this is what makes it a horse race!
Hey phil, you got a GOOD memory!
Theo, pic of my Hot rod, personalized with attitude, made 355hp at the wheels, also 3395lbs.
does OK at acceleration , pic .
Sorry if I missed, but the asymmetry is intriguing (plus RHD in the US). Why the difference in wings/headlights? Just curious.
All MK’s always had outboard brakes !
Specifications 2. Repositioned in chassis to improve lubrication, cooling and fuelling
I guess they are talking about the Engine , cant see moving it would improve lubrication !
I wonder what the cost was , other side of 100 grand I would have thought .
Think he would have got more respect if he just restored it to as new condition , yet they are 2 a penny , so guess he just Wantead to be diffrent , well he did not quite make it , it’s still a MK2 Jaguar , there is a Magazine out for such cars
Mk2 by Callum Classic Car Restoration, Classic Motor Cars restored this Mk2 by Callum into a beautiful show quality example
Long as it’s a Custom car show
Ps , they are making a few , yours for £350.000/£375.000 !!!
I wondered about that, and completely forgot that Mk IIs had outboard rear brakes… a senior moment!
I have zero issue with what Callum has done with his Jag: I am a bit surprised at the viciousness some have expressed about it: then again, Im not surprised.
I think the point about the “new improved” outboard rear brakes is in the context of the fact that the car has independent rear suspension WITH outboard rear brakes. The Mk2 didn’t have IRS, and when they added it to the 3.8S-Type it came with inboard rear brakes.
Silly me, and I always thought having the brakes INBOARD was to lower the unsprung weight and thus
improving the handling of the car. What a concept.
putting the brakes outboard is far cheaper.
As to the car, its his car and his money but I question his taste. Pete
On a street car? It’s of minimal effect, at too high a cost.
But Mr Callum fancies himself as a boy racer… But a rice rocket buddy!
He does? You’ve personally asked him?
I’m unsubscribing from this thread.
ARE you quibbling?
Not quibbling: on a street car, with the mass of a Jaguar, with heavy wire wheels, any positive effect from the decrease of unsprung weight, as a result of the inboard brakes, is nearly insensible, in any reasonable driving mode.
Understand, but would ask ya dont.
Imma old fart, but have a MUCH more open acceptance of modifications, like this.
I still think his choice of an iconic MKII, keeping the looks quite close to the original, is a tasteful, reasoned restomod.
the head lights are LED hi beam, and projector low beams!
what are wings mean?? you do know i’m a YANK…hehe.
also i do respect the work and mods on that old Jag, and of course Ian Callum!!