My Jaguar MK2 Restoration

Category: Test Fit

Test fit – Final Items

My last post finished with the front and rear suspension sub-assemblies ready to be fitted to the car to progress the test fit.
This post updates progress in fitting these, and the remainder of the items needed to (hopefully) complete this phase of the project.

I’ll update this post……

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Test fit prep — Power steering upgrade

This post completes the previous post (Test fit prep — front suspension) by describing the process of fitting the power steering upgrade to the front cross member. Originally this description was planned to be part of the previous post, but I decided to split it into two……

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Test fit prep — Front suspension

Reference previous posts re Test fit prep: Rear axle and hubs and Rear suspension
Also refer to Lin Rose’s site (see sidebar) for excellent coverage of these topics, and more.

Following on from preparing the rear suspension……

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Test fit prep — Rear suspension

This post continues the description of the test fit preparations (Test fit prep— Rear axle and hubs).

The rear springs were in a sorry state – with a lot of surface rust and the rubber parts in varying states of disintegration. Anticipating this I ordered……

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Test fit prep — 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……

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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……

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Test fit prep — Engine and gearbox (2)

Reference previous post: Test fit prep — 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……

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Test fit prep — Engine and gearbox (1)

Hello! 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……

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