1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2

An E-Type Road Trip

We recently received an amazing update from one of our customers regarding our beautiful 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2. Not only is the car being

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Replacing Wheels

Our 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 recently made a short return to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop. It came in to have its wheels replaced

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Working On Our E-Type

Classic car technician Jonn has continued his work on our 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2. This time he has been looking at the cooling system.

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E-Type Investigations

Classic car technician Jonn has been investigating some issues with our 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2. He found that the brake reservoir was not leaking

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Brakes And More

All of the brakes on our 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 have been bled by classic car technician John. After bleeding the front brakes, John

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Refitting An Engine

John has been preparing our 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 for its engine to be reinstalled. A new clutch was fitted and the gearbox and

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Inspecting Our E-Type

Our 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 has returned to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop to investigate and resolve some issues that the owner has been

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Jaguar E-Type Repairs

Customer reported that he was having difficulty in getting the overdrive to engage every time. We established the overdrive unit was functioning correctly which lead

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New Cat On The Block

This morning, we welcomed a beautiful green 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 (2+2) 4.2 in for a service to address MOT advisories. Jaguar E-Types are

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An E-Type Road Trip

We recently received an amazing update from one of our customers regarding our beautiful 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2.

Not only is the car being used, it has been used for an incredible road trip. Travelling well over 1000 miles, our E-Type was driven from Southwold to Plymouth before boarding a ferry to Santander. It was then back on the road to Burgos, Salamanca, Douro, Porto and on to Santiago de Compostela.  

They then arrived at the Parador Gil Blas in Santanilla del Mar.

E Type Service

Classic car technician Julian has been servicing our 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2.

Replacing Wheels

Our 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 recently made a short return to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.

It came in to have its wheels replaced as the original wheels had fractured.

Working On Our E-Type

Classic car technician Jonn has continued his work on our 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2. This time he has been looking at the cooling system. Jonn fitted the vacuum tool and used it to refill the system.

When the car was run up to temperature, the radiator was found to be weeping. This was removed ready for a new one to be fitted. Mounts were fitted to the new radiator. The offside mount needed to be modified to make sure it cleared the bottom outlet. Once this was done, Jonn fitted the fan switch to the new radiator – this also needed a modified earth wire.

The system was vacuum filled again and, this time, the vacuum was not lost. The fans are now running as intended with no leaks found.

E-Type Investigations

Classic car technician Jonn has been investigating some issues with our 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2. He found that the brake reservoir was not leaking so this was rubbed down and masked up ready for painting.

After painting, the exposed metal areas were protected before everything was put back together and tested. The fan top cover was painted and refitted with new screws.

Jonn went on to drain and replace the coolant of our classic E-Type. While doing this, he noticed that the radiator drain plug had broken out of the radiator. Once the radiator was removed. the matrix looked like it had been leaking for a while as there are quite a few white stains on it.

Brakes And More

All of the brakes on our 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 have been bled by classic car technician John. After bleeding the front brakes, John reassembled the front suspension. All the brakes were bled as it was noticed that the brake fluid looked high in water content.

John went on to clean and fit new bonnet bushes and pins. He rewired the loom to the bonnet as it was hard-wired to it previously – John had to cut the wires to remove the bonnet. Once the bonnet was refitted, the wiring was completed and connected to the inside of the bonnet and to the new connector plug.

The bonnet ram was cleaned and repainted before John went on to refit the stereo and interior. While doing this, he noticed that the horn and the main beam flash weren’t working. After checking and replacing the fuse, John found some ‘interesting’ wiring behind the dash which had been done prior to coming to us.

Exhaust blow was coming from the downpipes so these were removed, cleaned, and resealed. The thread of 3 studs had gone so these were removed and replaced with nuts and bolts instead. After tightening and testing, everything was working as it should.

Refitting An Engine

John has been preparing our 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 for its engine to be reinstalled.

A new clutch was fitted and the gearbox and overdrive unit were refitted too. John also painted various suspension pieces black where the paint had chipped off previously.

As the engine installation continued, John began making the connections and refitting the ancillaries. The sump bung thread was bad so the bung wouldn’t tighten. This was stripped and tapped out so a new helicoil could be fitted. The bung was then refitted with PTFE tape and sealer.

The overdrive wires to the gear knob switch split during insulation. John shrink-wrapped these to protect them before fitting the gear leaver. The engine and gearbox oils were filled and the car was tested on the ramp before final fit-up took place. John found that overdrive now worked fine in 4th gear so the reassembly of this classic E-Type could continue.

John went on to refit the front hubs. He also bled the brakes before refitting and tightening the wheels. The radiator was also put back in the car.

The owner of our 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 requested that the steering column bearings were replaced so John made sure this was done. He stripped and removed the column and, as he was doing so, John noticed that it had had its bearings looked at before. The bearings were replaced and the column was spaced out with a large washer. John then refitted the steering column.

Once the steering column was refitted and aligned, John made sure that the old bearings were kept secure for the owner of the car to see. He ran the car up to temperature and the fans cut in as they should.

Our 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 is now ready for its engine installation to be finished this week as John continues his work on this beautiful classic car.

Inspecting Our E-Type

Our 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 has returned to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop to investigate and resolve some issues that the owner has been experiencing while driving the car.

Classic car technician Jonn started his investigative work by taking the car out for a road test. During his time in the car, he checked the overdrive operation and found that the solenoid powered and was working so it was suspected that the issue lies with the overdrive unit.

The speedo cable was also checked to see what might be causing it to jump during driving.

The handbrake warning light has been reported to come on during driving. Jonn found that the brake fluid reservoir was loose on the nearside which could be the reason for the light engaging.

When the car was up on the ramp, Jonn noted that there were a few oil leaks too.

To fix an issue with the clutch, the engine and gearbox need to be removed from our E-Type. Jonn began the process of removing these so he could fix the issue.

The bonnet hinges had seized so, to allow Jonn access, he heated the pins to aid the removal.

During the engine removal process, it was found that the top hose of the radiator was damaged. The front suspension was stripped to take the tension off the torsion bars.

The engine and gearbox removal then moved on to the interior centre console being stripped so Jonn could remove the gear lever and wiring. Classic car technician Rob then assisted Jon in removing the engine and gearbox.

The wheels were put back on the car so it can be moved to our secure storage facility until the engine and gearbox are ready to be put back in the car.

Jonn noted that there was lots of waxoyl covering many of the components making the job quite a messy one!

Once out of the car, the engine and gearbox were separated. The overdrive was removed and cleaned ready to be sent for repair.

The new clutch was aligned and fitted. Jonn removed the seized clevis pin in the clutch fork slave rod. He cleaned and replaced this with the new thrust bearing.

Our 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 has turned into a big job that has required lots of time, skill, and experience. Luckily, Jonn (and the rest of the workshop team) have this in great quantities and the car is making good progress towards getting back to its owner and out on the road once more.

Breathing Easy – Fitting the New Mangolite Air Filter to the 1970 Jaguar E Type Series 2 Coupe

The team at Bridge Classic Cars always like to see a familiar face. Just like this, the 1970 Jaguar E Type Series 2 Coupe which we did some work on last year.

This visit is for our workshop team to fit a new Mangoletsi air filter to the classic Jaguar. Now that the car could breathe a bit better, we had booked the car in with our friends over at Hangar 111 to get the E Type on their Rolling Road.

With the car safely strapped down, the team at Hangar 111 could work on getting the carburettors of the E Type perfectly set for the car.

Jaguar E-Type Repairs

Customer reported that he was having difficulty in getting the overdrive to engage every time. We established the overdrive unit was functioning correctly which lead us to believe was, possibly, all we needed to do was change the oil. When we started to drain the oil we found it was of a water consistency. We changed the oil for new with the correct viscosity and the overdrive now functions correctly.

Sometimes it is nice to have an easy fix solution.

Friendly face at The Bell, Walberswick

Here at Bridge Classic Cars, we love the fact that we are never too far away from a classic car or a classic car enthusiast.

Whilst enjoying an afternoon meal out with the family at The Bell Inn, Walberswick Craig was thrilled to see a classic Jaguar E-Type arrive in the car park having enjoyed a nice run out in the sunshine.

What made it even more special was the fact that it’s one of our Jaguar E-Type’s that we have recently seen through the doors at Bridge Classic Cars.

It’s great to recognise cars when we visit the local car shows and even more so to see them enjoying a day out at the pub in the sunshine.

1970 Jaguar E-Type

If you ever find yourself in or around the beautiful Suffolk coast why not pop in to The Bell, Walberswick

The Bell is situated on the village green, in the heart of picturesque Walberswick, Suffolk and just a stones throw from the rolling sand dunes, stands The Bell Inn. This elegant, 600 year old pub is steeped in history, sitting in an area of outstanding natural beauty, big blue skies and fresh sea air.

Almost Out The Door…

Our stunning green 1970 Series 2 4.2 had been completed and was in-fact on its way home with its owners when, just past the gate, the drivers seat broke. This is an area we hadn’t been working on as it wasnt requested but evidently was in need of some TLC. This is often the way with classic cars, bits break through usage and love but we always remind ourselves when things like this happen, that these cars have survived many decades until now!

We fabricated some new bolts and metal elements to fix the broken nut in the chair runner so that the seat now functions good as new!

Green Machine Is Looking Lean

Our stunning green Jaguar E-Type Series 2 4.2 has almost completed its thorough service. This morning Mauro was carefully replacing the carburettor rubber that fits around the air filter. This was the solution to the engine idle not running correctly.

Mauro has also fit new brakes, new back suspension arms, new front upper suspension arm ball joint and added in some high performance silicone spark plugs that allow the engine to perform at a higher level.

Mauro has also been working on modifying the steering column to remove the extra movement. Once he’d altered the steering column, he could fit the wheel back on as shown below.

Our experienced Auto Valet technician, Colin, From Viper Auto Valets has finished the jaguar project but thoroughly cleaning this stunning motor. The nature of the paint means that once polished, it’ll look good as new.

Here are the photos of the elements for the suspension and steering column.

1970 E-Type Engine Additions

Mauro has been continuing his work on our 1970 Green Jaguar E-Type Series 2 4.2 edition. He has recently replaced the Rocker cover gaskets due to an oil leak and has fitted some high performance Silicone spark leads.

1970 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Service

Our 1970 Jaguar E-type Series 2 4.2 is currently have its service. Mauro has been taking care of this project and is in charge of ensuring that this charming classic is back on the road asap.

Mauro has fitted new rear anti roll bar, link and bush as well as repaired the rusty fuel lines. Mauro has also been carefully reassembling and rebuilding the rear axle, fixing an oil leak by fitting new seals, fitting new brakes, discs and pads. Once he had finished rebuilding the rear axel, Mauro could fit it back in.

New Cat On The Block

This morning, we welcomed a beautiful green 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series 2 (2+2) 4.2 in for a service to address MOT advisories. Jaguar E-Types are among the most popular classic cars we receive, with a large majority of our projects being E-Types. These classic motors are well recognised and well-loved, with their value increasing every year.

With iconic styling and excellent road manners, the Jaguar E-type design was perfected by aerodynamics of Malcolm Sayer and the keen eye of Sir William Lyons. Series 2 coupes are among the rarest of the bunch, with fewer than 5000 being built.