1968 jaguar e-type series 1.5 4.2

Fixing Rust Issues

Our 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 has spent some time in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop recently. Classic car technician Chris has been resolving a

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Dodgy E-Type wiring

John has been investigating the wiring on the 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 4.2. It’s clear to see that it has been tinkered about with

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E-Type MOT day!

Both the Jaguar E-Types pictured had their MOT’s done yesterday. The gold 1971 Jaguar E-Type V12 Series 3 is currently with us for storage at

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Fixing Rust Issues

Our 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 has spent some time in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop recently.

Classic car technician Chris has been resolving a rust issue on the rear of this classic car.

After Chris had finished his work on our E-type, you can see from the pictures below that the car now looks much better and the rear appears to be free from rust.

Working On Our 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5

After recently returning to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop, our 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 has been under the care of classic car technician Scott.

Scott fitted new rear radius arms as the old bushes were shot. He also fitted new steering rack boots as the old ones had dried out and cracked. Scott went on to put the rear axle back together before stripping out the boot area and draining the fuel tank.

Once the tank had been drained and removed, Scott had better access to be able to assess the rust in the rear panel of the car.

After the rust has been assessed, the workshop team will also be investigating an issue with the front lights.

Our 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 is a great-looking car and work will continue to get it back to its owner very soon.

Looking Closer – Diagnostics on the 1968 Jaguar E Type 4.2

Bridge Classic Cars have the 1968 Jaguar E Type back in the workshop this week to have a look into a few issues the customer has noted with the car.

First up is some electrical issues. The customer reported an issue with the headlights which our technician Paul has looked into and found there was an issue with the fuse box. For this, a replacement is needed to make sure the issue is fully resolved and many happy nighttime miles can be done in this gorgeous dark green icon. We recently fitted an immobiliser to the car on its last visit with us. This has also been a concern to the customer so our team have relocated the system to be easier to access and have less interference from surrounding systems, ensuring the car is safe and reliable.

With winter approaching and the temperature starting to drop, the heater in a classic is even more important. The customer raised a concern about the heater not working so our technicians began to diagnose this for our customer. After all the related cables and pipework had been inspected and found to be in good working order, the heater valve itself was inspected. After thorough inspection by the team here at Bridge Classic Cars, it was found that the E Type requires a replacement Heater Valve.

Next was to inspect a slight leak from the top of the engine. The long-legged straight-six, hidden under that timeless bonnet was gone over by the team and each port and seal was checked. Upon inspection, Paul had noticed that the cam cover at the top of the engine had signs of a leak. With this narrowed down as the source of the issue, a new one is required to ensure the 4.2-litre straight-six remains in good health.

Dodgy E-Type wiring

John has been investigating the wiring on the 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 4.2. It’s clear to see that it has been tinkered about with before and unfortunately, the wiring is questionable.

Because of this incorrect work on it, John has put in a new alternator and a new regulator because the alternator wasn’t charging before. He also found that the ignition switch is incorrectly wired, which meant that the amp meter burnt out as a consequence. He’s tested the ignition switch and found that there was a pair of twelve volts wired together that were causing damage to the amp meter.

Mobilising the E-Type.

Tamas has been working on the 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 4.2 after it failed the MOT the other day. He’s put a new water pump on, put the alternator on, fitted a mobilised on the radio panel, there was a rubber tube that was leaking underneath and the thread got damaged that was attached to it, so those were replaced and the rear handbrake was adjusted.

E-Type MOT day!

Both the Jaguar E-Types pictured had their MOT’s done yesterday. The gold 1971 Jaguar E-Type V12 Series 3 is currently with us for storage at our Bentwaters hangar. The green 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 4.2 came to us for MOT preparation. If you are looking for storage for your classic vehicle or need it prepared for its MOT, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Brake trouble on the Jaguar.

The 1968 Jaguar E-type Series 1.5 4.2, unfortunately, failed on its MOT test this week. The front brake piston and rear brakes weren’t working so it’s come back into the workshop to have these problems fixed.

Work on the Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5!

Scott has been working on the 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 4.2.

He’s replaced the brake line that connects to the rear axle, bled the brakes, the bushes have been replaced in the steering column, because they were worn out, he’s lock wired any bolts that needed to be, fitted a new radio and replaced the fuel line because it had been badly fitted before!