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
There’s a fair bit of work involved in using the POR-15 tank sealer products. The first step is to clean the inside of the tank with Cleaner Degreaser. You mix 2 litres of Cleaner Degreaser with one litre of hot water and slosh the mixture around the tank for about 20 minutes before draining it out. It will be quite dirty. After flushing with water, repeat the process with the remaining Cleaner Degreaser and hot water. After flushing again, the water coming out of the tank should be reasonably clear. It was in my case.
Continue reading Petrol tank – 2
My petrol tank seemed to be in reasonable condition apart from a healthy coating of surface rust on the top surface. The underside of the tank was less rusty, probably due to a combination of underseal and the usual grease that seems to accumulate under old Jags. I asked around, and the prevailing wisdom is that media blasting an old tank is likely to cause problems with old, and possibly thin, metal. A safer approach is to treat the rust chemically and then apply paint. I decided to take this approach, using POR-15 products. Continue reading Petrol tank – 1
I recently discovered the original maintenance vouchers in the documentation that came with my Jag. The foreword notes the importance of regular maintenance and in language typical of the period assumes that the owner will be male!
Continue reading Maintenance vouchers discovered
Books about older vehicles can be fun. I’ve added some detail about books on Jaguar Cars and the restoration of older vehicles which I’ve collected over the years. Please check out the reference page
This post continues the high level description of the body shell repairs.
Reference the previous posts on the body shell repairs; door skin replacement and remaining body repairs – 1
Rear quarter panel repairs
Next up was tackling the rust hidden behind the rear quarter panel (behind the rear wheel) on the right side of the vehicle.
Continue reading Remaining body repairs – 2
Following the post detailing the replacement of the door skins, this post details some of the remaining body repairs.
Continue reading Remaining body repairs – 1
OK, there’s no way round it, this was a major blunder on my part. Lack of research. Attention to detail (none). All that stuff. In fact I’m reluctant to write this post, but if it stops someone else making the same mistake it will be worth it. Continue reading Door skin replacement
Back in the day, vehicles came with some pretty cool documentation. None more so than fold-out maintenance charts. When I purchased my car a lot of the original paperwork was still with the vehicle, including the Maintenance Chart which is in very good condition given that it’s over 50 years old. Great garage wall art.
The full size scan measures 27 x 20 inches. Click here for an A3 size version.
My initial attempt at removing the rear hubs ended in failure.
Continue reading The dreaded Jag rear hub – 2
I’ve decided to make a new wiring loom for my car from scratch, once again leveraging the outstanding coverage on this topic from both Eric Kriss and Lin Rose in their respective blogs.
Continue reading Mk2 wiring diagram – current state