Jaguar E-type with a braking problem

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.

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Diagnsosis. Triumph GT6 and Jaguar E-type

Two cars with apparent fueling issues in this week. The GT6 ran perfectly well for 20 minutes when it would stop working. We found that the copper fuel line that was running along the engine block was causing a massive vapor lock when it got hot. Changing this fuel line for a rubber alternative and moving it away from the heat source should help. The E-type had some hard plastic fuel lines at the petrol tank, these weren’t sealing properly and allowing the pumps to pull air into the line. You could see the air bubbles in the glass filter bowl. Again fuel lines replaced for rubber.Jaguar etype rolling road diagnosis Jaguar e type engine bay Triumph GT6 engine bay GT6 rolling road diagnosis