Reliant Scimitar SE5 - Engine & Transmission

Jaguar S-type AJ-V6 engine and gearbox conversion.

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Although the original Essex engine has a reputation for providing a lot of torque it is a very heavy unit with poor power output for its size and hardly becoming of a sports car.
Replacing it with a modern lightweight engine producing twice the power with better fuel economy, cleaner emissions and better reliability is a much better idea.
I sourced my engine and matching 5-speed manual gearbox from a Jaguar S-type (the modern re-dressed Lincoln as opposed to the proper classic Jaguar S-type) and if you are looking to carry out this conversion I strongly suggest you do the same as you will save yourself a lot of headaches over trying to convert the transverse mounted X-type or Ford Mondeo variant.

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The Jaguar AJ-V6

The engine is covered on another section of this website. The link will take you to it where I cover details on preparing the engine for fitment.

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Mounting the Engine & Gearbox

Positioning and fabrication of the engine and gearbox mounts.

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Cooling & Heater Systems

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Fuel System

A modern fuel injected engine requires a modern pressurised fuel supply and the best way to achieve that is with an in-tank electric fuel pump.
This is covered elsewhere in the website, the link will take you straight to it.

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Induction & Exhaust

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Electrickery / Engine Management

For this conversion I am going aftermarket engine management.

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