1966 Jaguar E Type (TR)
Restoration log by Dan Mooney


   
 

 



Specification (briefly) for this project, as follows:

Total restoration with a full range of Team CJ performance and reliability upgrades, including a Stage Two engine, upgraded cooling, ignition, suspension and brakes. The car will be finished in Opalescent Silver Grey with black Suffolk & Turley hides and our exclusive Team CJ Borrani wire wheels.





 



Update report - November 9, 2020
Corey has completed the rebuild of your cylinder head and is currently machining the block.



































Update report - November 5, 2020
Putting the finishing touches to the cylinder head rebuild.




Sanding casting imperfections from the
timing chain case










Head now polished and painted























Going together on the assembly bench



















Update report - November 4, 2020

Lots of progress in the Team CJ engine shop!


Honing valve guides to size
Custom CJ valve seats installed











Machining multi-angled valve job









A view along one of the intake runners










Flow testing the had after port work
Healthy gains on the flow bench

 



 







 


Lots of Cad plating!






Update report - October 13, 2020

Valve covers restored and polished.










Update report - September 21, 2020

The bare metal bodyshell and associated panels have now been treated and sealed with epoxy primer.


























































Update report - September 16, 2020

With the car now back from the blasters I am happy to report that the bodyshell is every bit as solid as we thought it was, with barely any significant rust. Truly excellent news!






























































































































































































Update report - August 14, 2020


We have been preparing the coupe to be sent out to be media blasted back to bare metal. Even when we think we have an unusually rust free body, we still cut off the outer sills in order to access and inspect the inner sills. We were frankly amazed at the fantastic condition of the inner box sections behind the outer sills! This car is definitely one of the more 'rust free' E Type shells that we have ever seen.






































































Update report - August 10, 2020

Hector has been making lots of progress with the tear down of your E Type.


















































































Opening report - August 3, 2020
I am pleased to announce that your E Type has safely landed in the Team CJ workshops and we will have this exciting project underway shortly!



The starting point for another Team CJ Special!
The body looks significantly better than most of the
projects we see in the Team CJ Workshops





















Car was originally Carmen Red with Black hides
Time to get this exciting project underway!


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