1968 Jaguar E-Type 4.2

Dodgy E-Type wiring

John has been investigating the wiring on the 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 4.2. It’s clear to see that it has been tinkered about with

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E-Type MOT day!

Both the Jaguar E-Types pictured had their MOT’s done yesterday. The gold 1971 Jaguar E-Type V12 Series 3 is currently with us for storage at

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Rear Axle Re-Works

We’ve been taking apart the rear axle on our green Jaguar E-Type Series 1 so that we can rebuild it back up to performance. Scott

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Dodgy E-Type wiring

John has been investigating the wiring on the 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 4.2. It’s clear to see that it has been tinkered about with before and unfortunately, the wiring is questionable.

Because of this incorrect work on it, John has put in a new alternator and a new regulator because the alternator wasn’t charging before. He also found that the ignition switch is incorrectly wired, which meant that the amp meter burnt out as a consequence. He’s tested the ignition switch and found that there was a pair of twelve volts wired together that were causing damage to the amp meter.

Mobilising the E-Type.

Tamas has been working on the 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 4.2 after it failed the MOT the other day. He’s put a new water pump on, put the alternator on, fitted a mobilised on the radio panel, there was a rubber tube that was leaking underneath and the thread got damaged that was attached to it, so those were replaced and the rear handbrake was adjusted.

E-Type MOT day!

Both the Jaguar E-Types pictured had their MOT’s done yesterday. The gold 1971 Jaguar E-Type V12 Series 3 is currently with us for storage at our Bentwaters hangar. The green 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 4.2 came to us for MOT preparation. If you are looking for storage for your classic vehicle or need it prepared for its MOT, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Brake trouble on the Jaguar.

The 1968 Jaguar E-type Series 1.5 4.2, unfortunately, failed on its MOT test this week. The front brake piston and rear brakes weren’t working so it’s come back into the workshop to have these problems fixed.

Sorting the fuel system for the E-Type.

Scott’s been sorting the fuel system for the 1968 Jaguar E-Type 1.5 4.2.

There was a smell of fuel in the car, which he tracked down to a bad gasket between the pick up pipe and the tank. The gasket had been made from a corrugated cardboard box, would you believe it! So Scott went about making a proper gasket made from cork. He then cleaned out the pick up well in the tank because it had a load of sediment in. The sender unit was also cleaned and was re-fitted. The fuel system was then flushed through to get rid of any bad stuff that was in the lines. Scott then plumbed it all back in and checked for leaks. He found that it leaked at the filter and one banjo union on the centre carb. Also, the float had got stuck on the rearmost carb, which meant it was overflowing. So the float level was adjusted and all is working fine now.

Work on the Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5!

Scott has been working on the 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 4.2.

He’s replaced the brake line that connects to the rear axle, bled the brakes, the bushes have been replaced in the steering column, because they were worn out, he’s lock wired any bolts that needed to be, fitted a new radio and replaced the fuel line because it had been badly fitted before!

Repairs on our 1968 green Jaguar E-Type

Scott has been continuing his work on the green 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 4.2.

He’s repaired the air filter bracket, fitted new brake reservoir bottles and replaced various bits of wiring. The heater box and controls were seized, so that was sorted out. Scott also rebuilt the rear breaks and put the rear axle back together.

Greasing up the Jaguar!

Scott has finished the welding on the Jaguar E-Type 1.5, so he sealed and sprayed Schultz underseal on the underside of the car. He wrapped paper around the gearbox and exhaust to prevent any damage from the spray. He changed the engine oil and filter, greased up and lubricated all joints on the front end and replaced a snapped off grease nipple on the near side lower ballpoint. The interior has started to be put back in.

New front carpets for the Jaguar.

The Jaguar E-Type series 1.5 has been getting new front carpets made by Kath, in the trim shop.

The original ones were marked out with “notches”, which help when putting the new versions together, then taken apart and were used as patterns on a roll of new carpet. Leather strips were cut out for the binding. Kath first bound round the outer carpet section, then the bottom edge of the inner carpet section. Before sewing the two carpet sections together to complete.

Jaguar E-Type Rear Hub Assembly

Scott continues to rebuild the offside rear hub assembly. He has fitted new drop link bushes on to the rear anti roll-bar and has now started to refurbish the rear callipers.

Rebuild of the Jaguar E Type hub carriers!

Scott has been busy rebuilding the hub carriers for the Jaguar E Type 4.2.

He started by fitting the universal joints, and then cleaned up all the parts because they were covered in old grease! Scott then inspected all the parts and found that the near side rear wheel bearing was worn from sitting. Handily, there was already another one in stock, so that was fitted. He then reassembled it all and greased it so it was ready to go back together.

Rear Axle Re-Works

We’ve been taking apart the rear axle on our green Jaguar E-Type Series 1 so that we can rebuild it back up to performance. Scott has been rebuilding the wheel bearings so that he can fit new ones.

Green E-Type Back Axel And Welding

Scott has been working on our 1968 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 by removing the rear axel and stripping it down ready to rebuild it. He’s also carried out a lot of welding to make the car safe for its MOT. We expect that in the future this car will need new floor pans and sills as we have repaired these to comply with MOT standard but to ensure the cars long life, more amends may be on the horizon.

Axel Removing And Welding

Scott has removed the rear axel on our 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 to fit new brakes and started spot welding the seat mounts from underneath which were showing signs of wear.

Barn Find E-Type’s Engine Re-works

Ady has been working on our 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 Coupe. He’s taken the clutch mater cylinder off, identified that the pipe on the radiator needs re-soldering, the radiator needs reconditioning, the servo needs to be replaced, and both front callipers have been stripped, cleaned and put back on. Ady has also discovered the the near side rear calliper is leaking on the E-Type too.

The clutch slave cylinder and flexi pipe have been renewed, new fuel pump has been fitted and the carv fuel bowels have been cleaned out.

Jaguar E-Type Still Has Its Roar

Our dusty barn find Jaguar E-type 1.5 coupe has been cleaned and started, and we’re delighted to discover it still has its roar intact. It started up with little trouble. We can now start to assess what needs to be done and compile a list of amends for the client.

Barn Find E-Type In For Work

This 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 4.2 has come in for a re-commission and possible restoration. We’re evaluating the extent of the work as we aim to first get it to MOT standard and work on enhanced reliability as the owners aim to take it around Europe.

We’re told its been sat in a barn for 4 years. Once it’s had a thorough clean and we’ve evicted the rodents, we’re sure it will look better.