Monday, 23 January 2012

Exhaust system is exhausted...


Helped by Captain Flash... we removed the old exhaust system which appeared to be a mix of braize weld, cherry bombs and lently of holes... driving it was to say the least dangerous.. So although the head manifold looks ok, eveything below the waist is Kaput .. chalk up one complete new exhaust system for the rebuild!

IRS Removal...


The Jag has an an all in one unit called an IRS - Independant rear suspension.. Which is basically the whole rear axle assembly in one very heavy unit... So with loads of grunting, oak wood blocks, pry bars and ... I love having an inspection pit to work in!! makes like so much easlier.. it came out...

... So it's now Early 2012, not sure where that came from but anyway, I'm well underway with stripping and rebuilding the E-type. Spent most of last year thinking about it and doing a bunch of other stuff... But this year is the year the big E will be on the road..!! I hope...

So one of the first things I did, was to repair the steering wheel which totally fell apart!.. After some cleaning and glueing it went back together... needs wood filler, sanding and varnish to finish off, and is much cheaper that a new one!