Graham Carter: 1977 Jaguar XJS

Graham Carter. 1977 Jaguar XJS

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Graham started racing his Jaguar XJS over 12 years ago. It started life as a 15 second street car and has slowly transformed itself over the last 10 years into its current state. Wildcat is still a street car at heart, it still has its rego on hold and is probably the heaviest car in the field at almost 1500kg. Best ET is 8.02 @171.6mph (approx 2006). It was upgraded to alloy heads and a 10/71 3 years ago but has never got close to those times since due to lack of track time and mechanical problems. All work is done by Graham and his small but dedicated team of John, John, and wife Robyn. (I donít think I have ever won a meeting so the attraction is definitely the challenge and not the need to win !)

Class CC/TS
Body 1977 Jaguar XJS. Steel by Jaguar. Fibreglass front and doors. Kevlar boot.
Engine 532 cubic inch B/B Chev. Dart 360 Heads
Supercharger SSI HH 10-71 retro supercharger
Fuel Injection Enderle
Ignition MSD 10+
Torque Converter TCE CK 3500
Gearbox Turbo 400
Differential 9" Ford. 3.77 gears
Front Suspension Jaguar XJS. Koni shocks
Rear Suspension 4 link
Chassis Mild Steel tube rear with original front chassis
Wheels Front 15 x 4 Centerline. Rear 16 x 14 Centerline
Tyres Mickey Thompson 265 x 15. Goodyear 33 x 16.5 x 15
Brakes Front: Jaguar XJS. Rear: Commodore
Paint No idea as it was done so long ago
Major Sponsor Marsh Motorsports for engine machining, Detroit Autoís for trans. NO other sponsorship (Help!)
Best times 7.985 secs. 171.6 mph