Job # 2001 (FB) - Series II 4.2 E Type
Full Stage One engine rebuild and IRS rebuild

Update report - August 30, 2011

Putting the finishing touches to another Stage One engine rebuild...

 
 
 
 Crankshaft balanced to perfection

 

 

 
 Poltergeist at play in CJ machine shop ??
 Cutting rings to size

 

 

 
 Engine now fully assembled
 

 
 


Installing custom CJ valve seats, performing the perfect mutli-angled valve job...

 
Heating head prior to installing seats
Exclusive custom CJ valve seats

 

 

 
Pockets machined for oversize seats
Venturis will be ported to match larger intake seat

 

 

 
Valve job now completed
Close up of multi-angled valve job and also note venturi matched 
to oversized seat - marked 'X'


We have now completed all of the machine work to the block.

 
 
Align honing in progress
Main caps are squared prior to honing

 

 

 
Honed within .0001" across all 7 caps = winning
Rear brake components have been Nickel plated

 

 

 
Torque plate used during cylinder honing process
Surfacing the block and timing chain cover

 

 

 
Block now ready for assembly
 

 


Lots of progress with both the engine build and the IRS rebuild...

 
Differential completely rebuilt
IRS components powder coated

 
 

 

 
New Konis and CJ springs
 Boring out old sleeves

 
 

 

 
Crack testing block
Counterbore cut for top hat flanges of new sleeves

 
 

 

 
New top hat liners
3 new sleeves installed, 3 to go..

 


We now have your engine completely disassembled. The third photo in the sequence below shows how badly 'gunged' up the water jackets are behind the freeze plugs. This is about as bad as you will ever see.

 
 Removing cylinder head using overhead crane
 

 
 

 

 
 As blocked a water jacket as you will ever see!
 Engine now completed disassembled



 
I am pleased to report that your engine has arrived safely in the Classic Jaguar machine shop and we will have the rebuild underway in the next few days.

 

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