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Jaguar XKE 3.8 Long Block 1963 RA- Engine Matching Numbers Block and Head.
1963-1964 True XKE engine.
Matching numbers block and head (RA-3031-9)
Engine is in excellent shape and has been stored indoors for many years, no rust or corrosion.
Block is standard bore with original pistons rods etc. bore scope showed no scoring just normal wear.
Crankshaft was turned .010 Mains and rods 2000 miles ago. As you can see the bearing clearances have been checked with plastigauge and mains and rods are all within factory specifications even with the used bearings .0015-.002 (I would recommend still installing new ones again and have the crank micro polished)
The Cylinder head is incredible! It’s the original 3 carburetor high compression one. By looking at the underside you can see the original stamping from the factory meaning the head has never even been resurfaced. The correct original cams are perfect and show no wear.
This is a correct engine with all original parts and not a cobbled together or engine sitting in a field unit. I have been a certified jag tech for over thirty five years and owned a Jaguar repair facility for twenty three years. I was holding on to this incredible engine waiting for a worthy car to come along but none has, time to pass this gem along.