You should be happy with it, it looks great.
I think the rear end on these is beautiful, whenever I see yours I start browsing the classifieds
I shouldn’t, I mustn’t, I don’t have the space, time nor the money
I was very happy to see the rear end of mine (also a white Series 1) on a transporter going away for good one week ago today.... it was nothing but grief!
This is a brilliant project. Having had a Series 1 XJ6 4.2 MOD, I'm convinced of two things:
1). I don't know why manuals are so much more expensive or revered, they really should only ever be auto (the handbrake is just not convenient for hill starts, or trustworthy enough for hill parking - I'm not in the "Jags should only be auto" brigade, but the Series XJ handbrake is pants!)
2). The XK engine definitely feels like a 1940s engine. Don't get me wrong, it has plenty of power, and especially torque on the 4.2. The few times it went, it put a real smile on my face. But that's just the problem - they just won't make half the mileage the AJ6 will, and it's a lot of hassle to even get them there. The XK engine is great for what it is, but the AJ6 is just so much better in every respect.
You definitely done the single best upgrade you can to an old XJ6, and if I kept my Series 1, I would've done exactly the same!