Test fit — Engine and gearbox

Reference previous posts: Prep for test fit — Engine and gearbox, part 1 and part 2
With the engine and gearbox now at the Surgery, it’s time to test the accuracy of all the research by undertaking the long-awaited test fit. This will also provide clues as to what else might need to be taken into account when I get to the point of fitting other accessories such as power steering.

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Prep for test fit — Engine and gearbox (2)

Jag_Blog-317Reference previous post: Prep for test fit — Engine and gearbox (1)

In preparation for the test fit, and before the replacement engine and gearbox went anywhere near the freshly surfaced body shell, I needed to give the whole thing a good clean. The engine has been sitting for years and was filthy!

As an aside, I believe the engine to be in reasonable condition, although I’m assuming it will need a complete overhaul. As soon as the test fit is complete, I’ll get the engine checked out. As you can see from the image below this engine was coupled to an automatic gearbox. Continue reading Prep for test fit — Engine and gearbox (2)

Prep for test fit — Engine and gearbox (1)

Jag_Blog-255Hello! It’s been a (long) while since I’ve provided an update, but I haven’t been entirely idle! As mentioned in the last update on the bodywork, I plan to fit an engine and gearbox from the XJ6 range of Jaguars into my Mk2. I’ve spent a good deal of time researching the changes required and getting the engine ready for a test fit. I’ve also had some work done on my garage to improve the weather sealing; a new roof and lining, better windows, and a proper side door replacing the horrible original tin thing. Things are much cosier now! Oh, and a 15 AMP circuit for a new air compressor … but that’s another story! Continue reading Prep for test fit — Engine and gearbox (1)