| 1965 Jaguar E
||Restoration log by Dan Mooney
I am delighted to report that this project has now been completed and the car is homeward bound!
Chris has been making great progress with the mechanical reassembly. We will be dialing in the tune on the Dyno in the next few days!
I am pleased to report that we have now completed your Stage Two engine rebuild and will be running it on the test stand in the next few days.
Final assembly time for this 4.7 L Stage Two engine rebuild.
Corey has now completed all of the machine work to the block and this Stage Two 4.7L engine is now ready for final assembly.
We have just received a new set of stunning Borrani RW4602/CJ wire wheels for the E Type!
This Stage Two cylinder head rebuild has now been completed.
|Disassembly underway||Pressure testing head after cleaning - pass|
|Honing tappet guides for custom TCJ tappets||A view down one of the intake runners after porting|
|Although the head had
been ported previously, we
still picked up healthy gains on the flow bench
|Machine work and porting has now been completed|
|New stainless steel valves installed||Head now fully assembled and ready to install|
Engine tear down and 4.7L conversion underway!
|Clutch and flywheel will be
upgraded for the 4.7L
Stage Two rebuild
|Upgraded rear seal we
installed 10 years ago has
|The block will be disassembled next|
Engine and transmission have been removed
Just for a bit of fun we did a couple of pulls on the chassis Dyno before we remove the engine for rebuild. The car is running pretty rich in the mid-range but put down a respectable 204 hp and 223 ft/lbs at the wheels, which equates to about 255 hp and 279 ft/lbs at the flywheel. It will be interesting to see how much we pick up following the 4.7L Stage Two engine rebuild!
|Interior has held up pretty well
|There is a large door ding in the lH 1/4 panel
|Exhaust has been dinged but will be replaced
anyway with our Stage Two system
|Front suspension bushings will be replaced,
is some surface rust on the control arms
|LH rear overrider will be replaced
|Right hand louver has several chips that will
|A few minor flaws in the paint will be
|Most of the rubber seals are dried out and
and will be replaced
|Steering wheel is cracked and will be repaired
|This ding has been caused by something hitting
the underside of the bonnet
|Bonnet safety latch is broken
||Screen washer bottle will be replaced
|One carb dash pot tab is broken, athough SUs
be replaced with Webers
|Several rubber seals are coming loose and will
|LH headlamp chrome trim screw is stripped out