All posts tagged: Jaguar E-type

Jaguar XKE E-type Restoration: Fitting Bumpers

The front and rear bumpers on the Series II E-types are pretty easy to refit. This is in contrast to the rear bumper on the Series I which requires removal of the gas tank.  All of the attachment bolts are accessible and can be inserted and tightened from under the car.  The rear bumper is a three piece   section that bolts together and bolt to the body. There is play in the connections that allow fine fitting to get the gaps right. I found it easiest to fit the bumper rear bumper loosely on the car and make sure the gaps were correct before tightening the bolts that hold the three pieces together.  Both the rear and front bumpers take some fiddling to get the fit right. It is wise to protect the body with thick tape near where the bumper fits to avoid gouges and scratches.  

Jaguar XKE E-type Restoration: A Distraction – Work on a Jaguar Series III V-12 – Carburetor and New Starter Installation 3

Well – luck was with us. New starter in place we turned the key, allowed the fuel lines to bring gas back to the carbs, pulled the choke  and after a few tries of the new gear reduction starter the V-12 came alive and ran smooth and strong like a charm!   Wow – it sounded great.  I could not have been happier with the work did on the four Strombergs during their long stay there.  I was smiling like the Cheshire Cat!