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.
This beautiful Series 1 Jaguar E-type came in for a full inspection, major service and repairs. There were a few large jobs to carry out including works to the rear subframe and drivetrain. We replaced all of the front suspension bushes and a couple of ball joints. We replaced the water pump, adjusted the cam tensioner and carried out an engine service. We’ve fitted a set of static seat belts and had the car MOT’d.
This gorgeous Jaguar E-type came to us with a braking issue. The pedal was long and the brakes were sticking momentarily before being released. The car is fitted with a nearly new set of Wilwood calipers which are functioning as they should. We looked at the reaction valve and decided to replace the master cylinder. Once the old master cylinder was removed we could see that the piston was getting stuck as it returned.