1965 Jaguar E Type (RG)
Restoration log by Dan Mooney


We restored this 1965 roadster in the Team CJ Workshops a little over ten years ago and she is now back in for a refresh and a few upgrades! Items on the agenda are a 4.7L Stage Two engine build, a major mechanical service, some paint correction and a set of Team CJ Borrani wire wheels.


Update report - August 5, 2020
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
worked perfectly

The block will be disassembled next

Update report - July 31, 2020
Engine and transmission have been removed

Update report - July 29, 2020

Update report - July 27, 2020
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!

Vehicle as delivered - July 22, 2020

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, there
is some surface rust on the control arms
LH rear overrider will be replaced

Right hand louver has several chips that will
be repaired

A few minor flaws in the paint will be addressed

Most of the rubber seals are dried out and cracking
and will be replaced

Steering wheel is cracked and will be repaired
or replaced
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 will
be replaced with Webers
Several rubber seals are coming loose and will be

LH headlamp chrome trim screw is stripped out

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