1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2

Good as New – New Brake Pads and Gearbox Oil for the 1970 Jaguar E-Type

The beautiful dark green 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 has been in the Bridge Classic Cars restoration workshop recently for the team to do a couple of jobs on the car.

First up, was to replace the front brake pads with a customer-specified pad compound from our friends over at EBC Brakes. The owner of this E-Type uses this car quite a bit and the car has been known to see some serious track time, so a set of EBC Green pads were chosen for the car.

After that, the team performed a gearbox service for the classic Jaguar. A full oil change for the big overdrive gearbox, and along with that the team could clean up some pieces and look into an ongoing issue with the overdrive unit itself. The restoration team removed the various springs and plungers for the overdrive unit and could get them on the bench to clean and inspect them closely. On inspection, the technician noted nothing of concern but once back in the car did make a record of the overdrive being sluggish to engage. The car will return to us later for some more pieces of work and the team can completely go through the overdrive system at that time.

But, with that, the work needed for the 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 was complete and the car was ready to head back home to its owner. Always a pleasure seeing this car in our workshops.

1970 Jaguar E-Type – work complete

The work on our 1970 Jaguar E-Type is now complete. Donna has replaced the leather on the torn and worn centre arm rest with brand new. Mauro has replaced the existing door rubbers with lovely new rubbers and Pete and Hal have carried out a full and thorough service and re-commission ready to get her back on the road.

First outing will be Martlesham Heather Aviation Museum for this weekend’s classic car show.

Replacing the E-Type door rubbers

We have now removed the old rubbers from around the door and are currently removing the glue.

Once the area is completely clean we will fit in the new rubbers.

Recommission after 1 year off the road

The current owner has owned our wonderful 1970 Jaguar E-Type for over 25 years. Just over 1 year ago, on a drive back home, the brakes seized on causing a burning smell. They soon free’d off but when home the car got put away in the garage where it has not moved ever since.

A fantastic example, our E-Type will be re-commissioned and prepared ready for the Suffolk roads once again. the brakes will need to be overhauled and a thorough service will be undertaken.

The door rubbers will be replaced with new due to the existing ones being heavily cracked and would inevitably let in water.