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Jaguar XKE E-type Restoration: Hoses, Belts, Battery Mount and Ignition

Corroded water outlet that was replaced with new unit

The engine area of the Jag has come along nicely.  I replaced all hoses and belts throughout. In doing this I found that the thermostat housing/water outlet was corroded beyond saving and had to buy a new one. This is something to check on the E-type as they can corrode underneath hose and fail with little to no outward sign of distress. I also replaced the thermostat and gasket.  I also flushed the radiator and refinished the shroud in black crackle paint. I cleaned up the electric fans and all of the other ancillary pieces. The cooling system should be pretty solid.

The battery support bracket had a bit of surface rust, but was basically solid so I stripped it and repainted it. I also cleaned up the area of the box and the electrical connections. While I was working there I cleaned up the area around the numbers plate. It all was in good shape and came out looking great. Of course I replaced the belts as well.

Jaguar XKE E-type hose kit and new outlet housing.

I also put  in new plugs, plug wires, distributor cap, rotor and condenser and a new Lucas Sports Coil.

I had pulled off the inner fenders (inner wings) and stripped and repainted them black, but since I am going to have the body of the car repainted back to its original cream white I kept those off the car so as to avoid overspray in the paintshop.

New hoses, belts, ignition wires and cleaned up cooling system.

Cleaned up battery area and numbers plate.

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