We’ve had two of Paul Kennelly’s race cars on the rolling road recently. I beautifully prepared Jaguar E-type and a 1965 Mustang notch back. The E-type is more of a pure circuit racer where as the Mustang still has an interior and some creature comforts. The perfect tool for Tour Auto perhaps.
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.
We had another historic racer in from Paul Kennelly. This time his recently prepped Jaguar E-type. The standard of preparation on this car is very high, much the same as Paul’s Austin-Healey. This E-type racer is built like the early steel bodied cars you see in the Kinrara Trophy at Goodwood rather than the Lightweight and Semi-lightweights you see in the TT. We spent some time on the rolling road setting up the triple SU carburettors.
This Jaguar E-type came in for a back end rebuild. We dropped the rear subframe, stripped and repainted it, and rebuilt it with new parts. Whilst apart the differential was rebuilt and fitted with a Quaife ATB. Doing any work to the back end of an E-type usually involves dropping the whole subframe and sometimes its better to just do the whole lot in one go.
Jaguar E-type 4.2 litre in for some fine tuning on the rolling road.