|4.2 Jaguar E-Type|
|Fixed Head Coupe|
|Left Hand Drive|
|Work In Progress|
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Record Creation: Entered on 23 March 2014.
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2014-03-19 21:34:18 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 3/19/14
Current bid $16,100 reserve not met, 7 bids 4 days left in auction. 32, k miles.
Having longed to own one of these beautiful and powerful Jaguars since they were introduced in 1961 to a stunned motoring world, I finally was able to purchase one requiring extensive work around five years ago. Of course, the selling line was "it only requires a little bodywork and the engine freeing up". Wrong! It actually required extensive bodywork and a full engine overhaul. Plus brakes, suspension, interior, clutch, driveline and so on and so forth. No problem I told myself. The price was okay and I am capable of undertaking this project as I have done with other vehicles over many years. Plus I have done mechanical work since I left high school in 1958. I did not consider that I would need facilities and specialist equipment to perform this rebuild.
However, I owned an E-type and that was all that really mattered, so "let work commence"
At present, my circumstances have changed and cannot see me completing this project. So reluctantly, it is for sale.
There is little work left to do to bring it back to roadworthy condition and it is frustrating for me to see all the hard work that I put into it and then unable to complete as planned.
The following work has been done:
New floor panels apart from a small section.
New inner and outer sills (rockers).
New boot (trunk) floor panel.
Lower rear quarter valances (below rear fenders).
Front and rear sill end plates.
Left and right hand bulk head sections repaired.
Rear fenders repaired.
Bonnet forward bottom hinge panel replaced with new (whole section).
Engine removed and overhauled. New standard pistons and rings installed.
All bearings replaced.
A fully refurbished cylinder head installed (old unit supplied with car in case required to keep car numbers matching).
New vitrous enamel exhaust manifolds installed.
New expensive Stebro exhaust system installed.
Complete new clutch assembly and related hydraulic cylinders.
New shock absorbers and coil springs installed front and rear.
Steering components replaced or rebuilt.
Rear differential checked over after draining out old oil and cleaning. Rebuilt using new seals and gaskets.
Drive axles rebuilt.
Gearbox removed, internals cleaned and examined.Input and output bearings replaced along with seals and gaskets.
New brake discs (rotors) front and rear.
Brake calipers fully rebuilt care of Terry's Jaguar.
New brake lines.
New fuel lines.
Fuel pump replaced with an electronic unit from Burlen (SU).
New cooling hoses installed.
New heater stainless steel pipes linstalled (behind the bulkhead).
Heater assembly removed and checked. No issues found.
Cooling fans rebuilt.
Radiator removed and flushed.
Most gauges and switches replaced with new or new old stock including speedometer which is showing zero miles. The odometer reading is off the old gauge and miles shown cannot be verified.
New dash top.
New light units.
Bright work and chrome parts presentable (front and rear bumper over riders and "clamshells").
Interior is decent and new door panels and carpets come with the car.These are a lighter color than the Cinnamon but should look good.
Glass is good apart from the windshield which need replacing.
The doors and chrome glass apertures require final adjustment.
I have receipts for purchases in the region of $15,000.00 excluding paint and other consumable materials. Hundreds of hours of hard work put in.
The engine does not always fire up immediately but once running does not show any issues.Smoke free. It requires some fine tuning. I have driven the car out of the driveway several times. Clutch smooth and all gears working good. The car has not been road tested. Although the steering linkage and suspension have been overhauled some of the rubber boots show cracks. Probably due to inferior parts from less know supplier. Not a big or expensive repair. I have many pictures that were taken at various stages of the restoration.