This Jaguar E-type Series 3 V12 has been in storage for 13 years. The owner now has a new garage and room to bring it home so we set about getting it road worthy once more. Although the condition of the car has been maintained over this time there are a lot of items that will degrade through lack of use. Rubber components like coolant hoses needed replacing and the brakes required some attention. The engine needed a good service along with lots of little jobs to get everything working as it should. This afternoon we will deliver the car home once and for all.
The Daimler V8-250 was the first Daimler to use a Jaguar platform and the last Daimler to use a Daimler engine. And what a great engine it is too. The small, hemispherical head (HEMI) V8 engine is a beautifully engineered machine. This car is a recent acquisition of the Southern Classics Society events coordinator Richard Long. The car is in lovely condition having been restored some years ago. We didn’t find too much wrong with the car, mostly deterioration of rubber components including power steering hosed, coolant hoses and suspension bushes. In the new year we will be looking at the brakes. Needless to say this car will be on the road at many club events during 2019.
If you are in the South and interested in a friendly classic car club check out Southern Classics Society. Their website can be found by clicking here.
Following the failure, the subsequent rushed patch and weld job and podium finish at Brands Hatch earlier in the year it is time for this Mk1 Lotus Cortina to get its new rear axle casing.
This beautiful example of the BMW E9 was recently purchased and driven back from Germany. A very nice example with very few issues, we’ve given the car a cursory inspection for it’s new owner with a view to carry out some future work.
Southern Rebore Services joined us over a year ago now and is continuing to grow. We’ve got a steady stream of cylinder heads coming through the building as well as cranks and blocks. If you need a head skimmed, rebuilt, an unleaded conversion, a block bored or a crank ground give them a call on 01825 733659 or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
We had another Jaguar E-type in this week. This time it was a 2+2 LHD from the USA. The owner wanted the underside and sill cavities Waxoyl’d but he also report a steering issue. Upon inspection we found the steering rack to be completely worn out along with the lower wishbone bushes and shock absorber bushes. We put some fresh bushes on it and a new steering rack. We also replace the exhaust mounts and the reclining mechanism on the drivers seat. The hold reclining mechanism has broken in the past and had been welded up so it couldn’t move.