Prep for test fit — Rear axle and hubs

The test fit of the engine and gearbox is getting out of control. In discussion with the team at the Surgery, we’ve decided that the best approach given all the changes I’m making, is to test fit more components and make any changes the bodywork now. The reality is that the engine and gearbox change is a bit more challenging than I first thought. Is it possible that I didn’t think things through properly in the first place? Surely not! Continue reading Prep for test fit — Rear axle and hubs

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)