Work on the 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Coupe

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By Nick Skinner

Marketing Executive/Photographer

Jon has been continuing his work on waking the stunning 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Coupe up from its sleep.

After getting the car fired up the other day, he then moved onto getting the cooling system sorted on the iconic GT car. The first step was to carry out a vacuum test to make sure that all of the system was able to build and hold vacuum/pressure as intended. Unfortunately, the system failed the test. So from that Jon then did the opposite of this system, and worked to pressurise the entire system to check for leaks, it was discovered that the header tank had a leak and had ‘holed’ so was removed from the car and stripped down. Then, with this out the way Jon could remove the fuel filter and and lines in order to carry out a filter element change, and thoroughly clean out the sight glass. Alongside this as an added layer of protecting to the carburettors, Jon fitted a small, discrete in line filter to catch any sediment which may have made its way through.

Jon then moved onto getting the rest of the fuel system sorted which involved the fitting of the new fuel tank. The new tanks was set up with its new pump and sender unit and a complete set of new gaskets, previously we showed the state of the original tank which was removed from the car.

Before the new tank was dropped into the boot of the car, Jon thoroughly cleaned out the area before laying down the isolation foam to protect the tank and the car, and then could safely install and secure the new tank into the car. Once in place, Jon could fit up the new sediment catch can and begin getting the fuel system plumbed and wired in.

Once the fuel tank was in, Jon moved on to working on the exhaust system of the car. He removed the entire system front to back including the manifolds, which were replaced due to several broken studs and corrosion.

Jon that removed the radiator from the car to take it away to be thoroughly flushed out due to years of sediment building up inside the unit. Then it could be put back in the car and Jon could route the new hoses.

Jonn then removed the rear axle assembly and stripped it on the floor. He removed the drive shaft, calipers, and old pads before cleaning and prepping the caliper for refitting.

After removing the hub and trailing arm, Jonn removed the old small bush and fitted a new one.

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