Rebuilding An XK120 Engine

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By Rob Harvey

Marketing Manager - Bridge Classic Cars

Rebuilding the engine of our 1954 Jaguar XK120 has begun which is an exciting part of the restoration.

After dismantling the engine, it was noted that the head has severe corrosion close to and within the sealing part of the head. This means that it is not serviceable but, fortunately, we have a good replacement that could be used.

There also appear to be some vital parts missing, which will need to be replaced such as the rev counter generator and blanking plate on the opposite side, the oil pipe from heads to block, the distributor, the oil distribution block and the oil filter housing, the dipstick, the pulley that bolts onto the crank damper, and the dynamo bracket/dynamo.

The heads have been prepared and are ready to be rebuilt and the block has been rebored to +40 along with 1 new liner as the piston was seized.

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