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5/19/2020 12:57 pm  #1


Jag hub carriers, strongest and how to identify?

Been a while since I posted here.
Back to working on Jag rears again at last.
Mom's XJ6 will be done in the next few weeks.

Time to get back to my '68 El Camino/Jag IRS conversion.
Center section is all rebuilt by Curt Hamilton with Willwood calipers and 3.92 gears.
Time to get into the rest of the system.
To that end I have read that some hub carriers are stronger than others.
I have three sets, how do I identify which are the strongest?


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5/30/2020 11:52 am  #2


Re: Jag hub carriers, strongest and how to identify?

Sorry it took me a bit to get answer this I have been very busy as fo late.  Let me know if this helps.

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If it isn't broken..... modify it anyway!!!!
http://dazecars.com/dazed/JagArmssignature.jpg
 

8/03/2020 9:59 pm  #3


Re: Jag hub carriers, strongest and how to identify?

Still not done with the XJ6 rear.
At least it has been a learning/practice experience.
Found myself making some tools that will be useful for my El Camino build.
Going with parts from another XJ6 rear as E Type hubs are near impossible to find and not worth the extra cost.
I do plan to add one of the cast aluminum finned rear covers.


At these prices I want my gas 100 octane, leaded, and my windshield washed!
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8/08/2020 10:11 pm  #4


Re: Jag hub carriers, strongest and how to identify?

Bit of an unhappy update.
Found tonight that both of the late model XJ6 uprights I had intended to use are damaged.
Some neanderthal used a hammer on the bosses for the lower pivot, distorting the seal races pretty badly.
Really doubt then can be hammered back to round and true.
Suppose I should have known better than to buy a rear end from an XJ6 that had a 350 crammed into it.
When I got it home the R&P were trashed too. Not my best deal. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/sad.png


At these prices I want my gas 100 octane, leaded, and my windshield washed!
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8/09/2020 7:45 am  #5


Re: Jag hub carriers, strongest and how to identify?

Contact David at everydayxj I’m sure he has uprights for you at a good price.


If it isn't broken..... modify it anyway!!!!
http://dazecars.com/dazed/JagArmssignature.jpg
 

8/14/2020 11:14 pm  #6


Re: Jag hub carriers, strongest and how to identify?

Looks like my "Spare" hub carriers are 64-67 type with the larger late type outer bearing and flat-face hubs.
They are in excellent condition and significantly lighter than '68 up versions, but I can easily see how the later versions are reinforced.
I should be able to use the later hubs with the centering ring in the earlier carriers.
So I have mixed feelings, I like the lighter unsprung weight but intend to drive the about 400+ HP and 3K Lb. weight El Camino pretty hard on occasion.

Jag was 265 HP/283 Tq. and 2500 Lb's.

Looked at feeBay and all the carriers listed are junk, cracked, welded and not machined, or rusty for spline drive wheels. The carriers I am abandoning are actually better!

Since tool J15 is unavailable I think I may use TWO spacers then do the subtraction as if I did have the J15 tool.
I see no reason this should not work and it's simpler than fabricating a precision .150 thick spacer as I do not have a surface grinder.

Found the listing for Everyday XJ, will probably contact him when funds show up.


At these prices I want my gas 100 octane, leaded, and my windshield washed!
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8/15/2020 3:15 pm  #7


Re: Jag hub carriers, strongest and how to identify?

He is a fantastic guy to deal with and gets new parts cars in all the time.  I purchased both of my Jag rears from him.  I would contact him sooner rather than later even without having funds so he knows what you might need in the future.  www.everydayxj.com


If it isn't broken..... modify it anyway!!!!
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