Finally got some time to work on our own 1967 E-Type chassis 1E32915.
This was at one point equipped with a 13.9:1 Shelby V8 and now are reverting it back to original spec.
The transmission tunnel is an absolute mess so thankfully Chuck from Monocoque Metalcraft can supply us with the four-or-so missing pieces.
And now begins the massive parts hunt for Jaguar unobtanium. At the top of the list is a 4.2 intake manifold if anyone has one going spare :).
This 1966 Jaguar Mark X 4.2 will soon be scrap metal for future appliances.
That’s right. We are parting it out for a new heart in our engineless E-Type FHC. Peder Mansson is also getting the steering box for his cars in Switzerland.
But don’t fret too much because this big Jag (the biggest model they ever made) has sufferred from rot, including a leaky window seal that soaked the harness, gauges, switches and wooden dashboard for years.
The engine swap isn’t completely straight forward. The engine and cylinder head are identical units to the E-Type, but the engine mounts, water pump, exhaust headers, oil pan, oil filter housing, intake manifold and carburettor linkage are different.
With a minor rebuilt and repaint we are one step closer to getting the FHC on the road.
This week we secured ownership of a very interesting 1967 Jaguar E-Type Coupe, serial 1E32915.
It had toured Victoria in the 1970s or early 1980s fitted with a Shelby Cobra engine. Fortunately the install was uninvasive, leaving the engine frames and picture frame intact. Futhermore, by some miracle, the original jaguar bits were saved for the XK engine including the harness rolled up near the firewall.
From what we can tell the car was painted from Primrose Yellow to bright red in the 1980s and the car was never put completely back together. So it sat for 35 odd years until just recently.
Upon close inspection this appears to be a Black on Black car from the factory which was somewhat rare. The mileage of 45XXX could be accurate aswell.
Plan is to use our MkX engine for this car and get it on the road. More to come.