Jaguar E Type 2+2 (WM)
Major mechanical upgrade for a client in Hong Kong
|Restoration Log by Dan Mooney
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