And away she goes…

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By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We are excited to announce that this week saw the start of our next big restoration project, our 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.

As John was busy stripping the E-Type bare, our engine man Mark decided to see whether he could get it running, from first impression you’d think this was an almost impossible task. How could something that has been sitting around for so many years possibly start and run?

…enter Mark and John!

Mark and John started the E-Type engine

First he checked all of electrics to ensure that they were safe to power up.

Then, (and these are his words) he used the skills he gained as a teenager to break into the ignition lock so he could get it to crank.

The next task was to test for a spark.

John then downed his tools for a few minutes and helped Mark build a temporary fuel tank so they could fill the carbs with fuel.

A few minor adjustments and she burst into life!

At first, she didn’t run very well which was kind of expected so mark pulled the carbs apart, cleaned all of the rubbish and gunk out and started her up once more.

We now have a running engine…it won’t be staying in the car but it’s still great to see something this neglected jump back into life.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”6592,6593,6594,6595,6596,6597,6598,6599,6600,6601,6602,6603,6604,6605,6606,6607,6608,6591″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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