1965 E Type roadster (CW)
Total restoration


Specification (briefly) for this project is as follows:

Total restoration to original specifications.



Update report - February 9, 2013

I am pleased to report that we have now completed this engine rebuild...

Machining out valve seats
Corroded jackets will be welded up and reshaped
prior to surfacing
Machining out tappet guides
New CJ seats installed
New tappet guides installed
CJ forged pistons
Back lit view of honed cylinder wall
Short block assembly underway
Surfacing the cylinder head
Head now polished and painted
Short block now ready to receive rebuilt cylinder head


Back from the blasters, the news is not good. In fact, this is officially the worst starting point we have ever had for an E Type body restoration. We have our work cut out for us with this one!

 Major rust everywhere






 Heavy collision damage at rear
 Boot compartment has obviously been crushed in a
major collision in the past


















 Bonnet center section is nasty






 Belly pan also badlt disfigured



 Boot lid has rusted through from the inside
Rear chassis rails where IRS mounts are cracked 



 Impact was strong enough to kink rear chassis rail
 After acid washing, bare metal protected with epoxy sealer

Even before we send this E Type off for blasting, we already know it is among the worst we have seen. Not only is it extremely rusty, but it has also suffered from major accident damage, especially at the right rear corner. The car should be back from the blasters in about a week. Watch this space!




































I am pleased to report that your car arrived safely in Austin yesterday, and we will have the restoration underway shortly.

Car is very rusty and will require major surgery



Just the 9th 4.2 roadster built, 10th 4.2 engine, 
and a 3.8 style data plate...

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