Our 1972 Jaguar E-type V12 Series 3 has been in the experienced hands of classic car technician Jonn.
A rattling sound has been heard coming from under the dash of this beautiful classic car. Jonn has been investigating what could be causing the noise and finding the best way of resolving it.
During his investigation, Jonn traced the rattling noise to a loose ac fan.
Once the fan was properly secured, Jonn found that the noise was no longer happening and everything was working as it should.
After working on our 1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 Series 3 for the last couple of weeks, classic car technician John has been busy reassembling this beautiful classic car. Once everything was back together following the fitting of a hidden battery isolator, John conducted some tests and was pleased with the results.
While he was working on our E-Type, John noticed that there was a minor blow on one side of the exhaust. He resealed the exhaust to solve the issue.
The carburettor float bowls were stripped as the carbs were flooding at idle speed which indicated sticking needle valves. Each bowl was full of dirt and the needle valves were found to be covered in dirt too when they were removed.
The carb bowls were cleaned, blown out, and refitted. The last carb needed a gasket made for the float bowl as the old one was torn.
A new fuel filter was fitted near the tank and the sight glass was clean and free from dirt which made John think it could be the fuel lines themselves causing the issues. He stripped and blew out the fuel lines from rear to front. A lot of dirt came out before everything was reassembled and tested.
Our 1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 Series 3 had a good clean and, as you can see from the pictures below, looked extremely good afterwards.
In preparation for our E-Type leaving the workshop, John went on to check and adjust the tracking before turning his attention to the reverse lights that were not working. When they were powered up with the power probe, they worked fine which indicated that the bulbs and wiring were all ok. John stripped the centre console to access the switch. He removed the switch and found this was where the fault was. He lubricated the switch and refitted it without spacer shims before reconnecting it. After testing, John was satisfied that everything was working as it should.
As much as we love seeing restored classic cars leave our workshop to be enjoyed by their owners, we can’t deny that we love seeing them again too.
Our 1972 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 has come back to us to investigate a fault with the clutch.
Classic car technician Scott has already started work on this beautiful classic car and found the fault to be with the master cylinder. He has removed the clutch master and slave ready to install new ones that have been ordered.
While he was investigating the clutch issue on our E-Type, Scott also removed and flushed out the clutch reservoir before refitting it.
It probably won’t be too long before our 1972 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 leaves us again but we will certainly make the most of seeing it every day until the time comes to say goodbye once more.
Our 1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 Series 3 has had new manifolds installed by classic car technician Jon.
There was lots of stripping and refitting to be done throughout the process but, the end result made all of the effort very much worthwhile.
While Jon was working to strip components to access the offside exhaust manifolds, there was a particular bolt that proved to be quite challenging. The problem was that the bolt was seized and, each time Jon tried to remove the bolt, it felt like it was going to snap. Fortunately, with lots of patience (and even more lubrication), Jon was able to successfully remove the bolt and continue his work on gaining access to the offside manifolds.
Once the manifolds were removed, Jon cleaned everything up in preparation for the new ones to be installed.
The new manifolds were put in place and secured before Jon reattached the engine to its engine mounts.
When the new exhausts were fitted and secured, the original front pipe was found to be too long. Classic car technician Monty stepped in to help at this point and shortened the pipe while Jon continued his cleaning and reassembling.
While Jon was putting our E-Type back together, he noticed that a small coolant pipe was completely blocked. He unblocked this and replaced the hose from the header tank to this pipe.
As they were disturbed during the process of installing the new manifolds, all of the fuel hoses going to the carburettors leaked. These were stripped and replaced, as was the braided fuel pipe as this had gone hard and leaked too.
Once everything was back together, Jon found no obvious leaks. He replaced the vac hoses before starting the car. It ran as expected and Jon was satisfied.
The coolant vac filled and held pressure as it should.
Jon wasn’t done with his work on our E-Type just yet though as he went on to fit a battery isolator. To do this, he removed the top pad of the dash to meet the criteria of the car owner who wanted this part to be hidden. The glovebox and trim were removed so Jon could make and install a bracket to hold the isolator behind the glovebox.
A safe route needed to be found to route the cables through the bulkhead. Once Jon had decided on the best route, he drilled the holes accordingly. The isolator was then wired up and secured before the glovebox and trims were refitted.
Jon has spent quite a bit of time with our 1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 Series 3 lately and lots of progress has been made. It won’t be too much longer before we have to say goodbye to this beautiful classic car as it returns to its owner to enjoy being back out on the road again.
A new stainless steel exhaust has been fitted to our 1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 Series 3 by classic car technician Paul.
While Paul was working on this classic car, he also removed the centre console to gain access to the gear selection illumination. He needed to do this in order to fit a new bulb which was required.