1964 Jaguar E Type FHC (BC)
Major mechanical overhaul
by Dan Mooney



   

 



We are thrilled to have been entrusted with the care of this fabulous 1964 E Type that has been in the hands of its current owner since 1964. The interior has an exquisite, 'lived in' patina and the outstanding overall condition is a testament to the great care that has been lavished upon the car over the last 54 years.

Our task is to rebuild the engine, upgrade the cooling and ignition systems, and to service the car generally.

Engine Job # 2256





 



Opening report - March 16, 2019
Lots of progress in the Team CJ machine shop.



Pressure testing the cylinder head
Corrosion in chambers will be welded and reshaped
prior to installing new valve seats











Typically blocked water passages exposed with
removal of original sleeves
Head is warped .007"











Machining out original seats
Machining block for custom top hat sleeves










Surfacing the deck after installing
new sleeves











Squaring main caps prior to a much needed
align hone












Resizing connecting rods










After straightening, the cam saddles about to be
align honed
After align hone, trial fitting cam bearings
to establish clearances










Polishing front of head
Installing tappet hold-down kit










Head now fully assembled
This cylinder head has come a long way in the last
few weeks!




I am pleased to report that we now have this engine rebuild underway in the Team CJ machine shop. The head took extra time to remove as we had to cut and machine several seized head studs. Looking at the internal condition of the engine, it is amazing that it was actually running fairly recently! The main bearings were completely wiped out and the cams were rusty. The head is warped and will require straightening and align honing.




Removing the engine for rebuild











Several head studs were seized to the head and
had to be cut and machined






















Main bearings in very poor shape











Amazing that this engine was running recently!





We will have this project underway in the next few days.



The interior has a wonderful patina
Engine will received a full rebuild

 
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