Jaguar E Type 2+2 (WM)
Major mechanical upgrade for a client in Hong Kong
|Restoration Log by Dan Mooney
We have now finished shaking down the car mechanically and all that remains is to try to sand and buff some of the imperfections and shrinkage from the old paintwork. With any luck we will be calling the transporter on Monday!
I am pleased to report that we have now reinstalled your Stage Two 4.7L engine and have begun the process of installing your new air conditioning system.
|Time to reinstall your rebuilt engine!
||Installing the 45 DCOE Weber carbs
|Webers feature our new CJ cable operated
|Cable connects to the pedal linkage at the
||Silicone cooling hoses throughout
I am pleased to report that we have now completed this special 4.7L Stage Two engine rebuild.
|An unusual view inside the cylinder after
the old liners
|Honing the new guides
|Weighing the rods
||Align honing the main caps
|Setting the crankshaft thrust
|Hanging rods on pistons
||Torque plate cylinder honing in progress
|Surfacing the block with timing chain cover
||Matching the new seats to the venturis
|Installing the RBR billet oil pump and
|Short block assembly virtually complete
|Painting the cylinder head after completion
of the machine work
|Head now assembled with Stage Two cams
|Rebuilt head installed and torqued down
|Another CJ engine rebuild wrapped up and
ready to install
I am pleased to report that we have recorded some of the biggest gains we have ever seen on the flow bench following Corey's cylinder head port work. This engine has the potential to be the most powerful Stage Two 4.7L build we have done to date.
|Align honing the camshaft saddles
||Trial fitting and measuring cam bearing
|Machining the exhaust manifold gasket
|Machining the block for custom CJ top hat
||Note the step at the top of the bore
|Honing the new CJ valve guides
||Magnaflux checking the block after
cylinders for new liner installation
|Machining counter bores for installation of
custom CJ valve seats
|Fantastic gains on the flow bench!
This engine was apparently rebuilt within the last few hundred miles, although during the tear down we noted several serious issues.
|Engine as received
|Tear down underway
|Very coarse cylinder hone job
||The shadowing tells us that a torque plate
was not used
|Main bearing clearances are very loose
||Rod bearing clearances are way too tight
|This valve cover is damaged beyond
repair and will be replaced
|Machining out original liners on the
|Magnaflux checking the block for cracks
|Freshly rebuilt cylinder head
||Cam saddles are warped .020" and will have
|Valve stem to guide clearances are more
3 times what they should be!
|Beginning the head straightening process by
machining the cam saddles square
I am pleased to report that we have now have this exciting project underway!
|First job is to remove the engine and
||Cooling system will be upgraded
|Engine will be rebuilt to 4.7L Stage Two