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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 parts as……

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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 for a……

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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 a set……

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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 make any……

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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 all the……

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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 for years……

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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 into my……

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Bodywork – getting ready for painting

See previous posts on bodywork; Door skin replacement, Remaining body repairs 1 and Remaining body repairs 2

In the background — quite slowly as finances allow — work has been proceeding at …

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Jaguar wiring deconstructed

My Classic Technologies (CT) fuse panel arrived over the Christmas break. The CT fuse panel is a great solution for upgrading the wiring in classic cars to modern standards. It has 15 fuses, 7 relays and 2 flashers. A vast improvement over the one relay and two fuse arrangement of……

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Petrol tank – 2

This post continues the description of the fuel tank restoration. Refer to petrol tank – 1.

The POR-15 Fuel Tank Repair Kit I purchased contained:
4 litres Cleaner Degreaser
1 litre Metal ready
1 litre Tank Sealer

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