Team CJ XKSS (BB)
Restoration log by Dan Mooney


   
 

 

Specification (briefly) for this project, as follows:

The fourth in a limited production run of alloy bodied tributes to the fabulous 1957 Jaguar XKSS. Car # 004 will feature a 4.7L Stage Two engine producing around 390 HP and 445 ft/lbs. Suspension and drivetrain will be derived from an E Type donor car.



 


Update report - January 9, 2024



Curved header tank.











5 speed gearbox.











Working on front suspension assembly.
























Panel work complete.















































Update report - September 25, 2023
Panel gap optimization and bonnet fitting










































































 Update report - August 23, 2023



























Update report - June 23, 2023























































































Update report - June 7, 2023







































Update report - June 2, 2023
Engine assembly underway






























































































































































Update report - May 18, 2023



Machine out valve seats
Tappet guide clearanced for cam lobe






















Lash set
Front cover polished










Head assembled







































































Update report - May 9, 2023











































































Align hone























Update report - May 2, 2023































































Update report - April 14, 2023



















































Update report - November 29, 2022

































































Opening report - November 21, 2022