Restoration log by Dan Mooney


Specification (briefly) for this project, as follows:

The second in a limited production run of alloy bodied tributes to the fabulous 1957 Jaguar XKSS. Car # 002
will feature a 4.7L Stage Two engine producing around 390 HP and 445 ft/lbs. Suspension and drivetrain is
derived from an E Type donor car.

This car will be finished in Opalescent Dark Green with suede green hides.


Update report - April 26, 2024
Road testing and shakedown have begun

Update report - March 13, 2024
Canopy and luggage rack installed

Update report - March 1, 2024
Rear bonnet and chrome installed

Tail lights are wired and functioning

Update report - February 14, 2024

Headers installed

Tank is mounted

Doors are installed

Dash is in place

Update report - January 10, 2024
Weber carbs installed and close-out panels fabricated.

Update report - January 5, 2024
Interior is coming along nicely.

Update report - December 5, 2023

Update report - November 3, 2023

Update report - September 14, 2023

Update report - September 1, 2023

Update report - June 28, 2023

Update report - April 18, 2023

Update report - November 21, 2022
Fitting prior to bodywork

Update report - July, 2022

Update report - October 7, 2021

Original XKSS speedometer restored and rebuilt, custom expansion tank, and short block cleaned and ready for assembly.

pdate report - February 22, 2021
Corey has now completed the rebuilding of your Stage Two cylinder head.

Update report - January 28, 2021

We now have this Stage Two 4/7L engine rebuild underway!

The starting point is an original 4.2 E Type engine

Corey porting the intake and exhaust runners
A view down an intake port

Now with guides installed
Exhaust port

Huge gains on the flow bench
TCJ valve seats installed

Opening report - December 27, 2020

File photo (Team CJ XKSS - 001 shown)

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