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It's Got a Jaguar Thread. Or two. (The Index!)
« on: June 24, 2010, 06:32:34 PM »
Goodfellow disects an E-Type

Here's a more or less categorized index of the many posts Goodfellow has shared with us documenting the teardown and restoration of his E-Type Jaguar.

Body and Chassis

E-Type disassembly
E-Type floor pans
Removing 40 year old Jaguar trim
Gutting the dash on a Series II E-Type - painful!!
More E-Type dash component "fun"
Finishing Interior Trim removal on the E-Type
Removing the windshield on an E-Type
Done with Disassembly!
Getting at the rust in an E-Type
Chiseling out sound matting
Sanding and priming the E-Type subframes
Tackling 40 year old undercoat on a Jaguar
Fixing the trunk (boot) stiffeners
Welding first test patches
Making progress -- E-Type inner rockers and flooring
Welded in the RH floor today
Starting on the LH side rockers and floors
Fabricating and welding some bulkhead panels
Finally finished the last footwell and stiffener -- UPDATED!
Got down to business today -- UPDATED!
Starting on the outer rockers (sills) -- FINISHED!
Getting ready for some lead -- FINISHED!
Bondo surprise; this is "quality" work --- NOT!!!
Leading vertical surfaces
Getting rid of annoying running lights
Lead work is finished and primed
E-Type Series II Door Disassembly Procedure
E-Type rear hatch - PART 1: Disassembly
E-Type rear hatch-PART 2: Fabricating and installing a partial doorskin: DONE!!
Rustproofing E-Type subframes
Last bits -- welding in closing panels: FINISHED!
E-Type LH door: Fabricating and installing another partial doorskin - DONE!!
Modifying and aligning an E-Type doorskin --
Laid down five coats of primer --
2nd round of filler and primer -- she's lookin' straight!
Starting on the E-Type bonnet (hood) -- Done!
Rebuilding the E-Type lower bonnet valance -- DONE!
Welding a patch into the E-Type wing (Fender)
Patching and prepping the E-Type air ducts
Patching the E-Type bulkhead panels -- DONE!
"pickling" the center bonnet section -- DONE!
Making two E-Type air duct spacer brackets
Metal finishing the E-Type bonnet dents
Cleaning undercoat from an E-Type bonnet - the easy way!
First mock-up of the E-Type bonnet
Final mock-up of the E-type bonnet -- Done!
Building a vertical E-Type bonnet carrier dolly
Gluing up the E-Type bonnet mounting flanges -- Done!
Final bonnet fitment and alignment issues -- Updated!
Prepping the bonnet for undercoat and paint -- DONE!
Polyester Primer -- aka sprayable body filler!
Starting on interior trim components -- Pic heavy!
Refurbishing E-Type taillights: How to simulate "chrome" -- UPDATED 4-2-14
Nickel plating and detailing small components and hardware -
Refurbishing backup and license plate lights, brackets, mounts, and more --
Valspar Implement paint for the E-Type -- first test piece
Final priming and sanding before paint -- FINALLY some color! 9-7-14
First painted pieces on the E-Type
Final paint on the interior, door jambs, and firewall/bulkhead
Getting the E-Type bonnet ready for paint -- Done 10-17
First E-Type panels in paint - Done; body is painted!!
Now the "REAL" work begins; Color Sanding - Sigh!
Last "bits" in paint on the E-Type
Starting sub-Frame assembly on the E-Type -
Final color sanding begins - Updated 4-4
Fixing the E-Type headlight bucket
Starting the final assembly on the E-Type

The Engine

E-Type 4.2 Liter engine - it need work
E-Type "Headaches" (removing the intake manifold)
Engine Strip down
E-Type timing chain assembly -- cleaning and rebuild
Crankshaft Woes
Starting on the XK cylinder head
Just got word from the machinist -- cylinder head has cracks!!
Let's refurbish a Lucas starter
Removing "freeze plugs" and prepping for cleaning
Houston; we have a problem (cylinder problems)
Sorting out pistons and crankshaft
Not much to show for four days work (Refurbished Damper, Timing Chain Cover and Oil Pan)
Just got the sleeved engine block back
Starting on the XK Engine (Assembly)
Finished the XK Engine Lower End
Starting to rebuild the cylinder head
Refurbishing an XK engine intake plenum
XK Engine Valve Covers
Making a plug wire loom and some misc cleanup
Camshaft and distributor "fun"
Lucas alternator rebuild
Broken belt tensioner bracket
Finished the XK engine primary intake manifold
Starting on the ZS Carburetors
Finished the XK Engine!
Finally!! A completed 4.2 liter XK engine

Driveline and Suspension (IRS Stuff)

Removing the IRS from an E-Type
E-Type sub-frames and front suspension
Jaguar E-Type IRS Disassembly - The start!
IRS control arm ("Wishbone") rebuild
Prepping and painting the IRS cage
IRS Hub Carrier and Stub-Axle disassembly
Replacing a pinion seal on a Jaguar IRS
Jag Coil-over Shock Disassembly -- with a NEW twist on HF tools!
Rebuilding Jaguar rear brake calipers and mechanisms
Rebuilding the Coil-over Shocks
Refurbishing an IRS half-shaft and hub
Fixing Cracks In A Jaguar IRS Hub Using Low Temperature Rod
Finishing up the IRS
Final IRS Assembly - setting hub and fulcrum shaft pre-load
Jaguar IRS is Finished
Rebuilding the Front Hubs
Jaguar upper control arms and anti-roll bars
Starting on the Jaguar Manual Transmission
Jaguar torsion bar, lower control arms, & subframe
E-Type sub-frame and splash shield fixes
Prepping panels for the media blaster
Sanding and priming the E-Type subframes

Miscellaneous Mechanical

E-Type Heater Box Rebuild
Vapor canister and overflow tank
A few items for paint
Cleaning plastic (clutch and brake fluid reservoirs)
Just a few small projects - steering rack and PS Reservoir
Let's rebuild a Jag Fan Motor and Shroud!
Rebuilding a Jaguar brake booster
Brazing and rebuilding a brake master cylinder
Starting on the hydraulic cylinders
It's little jobs like this that will take most of the time  (Power steering pump)
Refurbishing EXPENSIVE Jaguar Hose Clamps
Just a few items for paint --
Easy way to strip and clean nuts, bolts, washers
Another reason to hate niche market Jaguar vendors -- Done 1-10!
Mastercool Hose Crimping set-up -- update 1-17
Making E-Type AC Hoses --
Fixing an E-Type Fuel Tank --

Electrical

Refurbishing a LUCAS Horn
Let's refurbish a Jaguar wiper motor - FINISHED!
Refurbishing a Jaguar "drop-in" AC Module - FINISHED!
Refurbishing an E-Type center dash console -
Let's make a new E-Type console clock -

Assorted How-To's

Basic "Safety Wiring"
Fixing Cracks Using Low Temperature Rod
Testing a Lucas Alternator with a Sun Alternator Service Center
Point Distributors: Using a spring tension gauge!
Grinding Valves with a vintage B&D Refacer -
Build an inexpensive "prep" dolly
Turning a prep-dolly into an inexpensive rotisserie
Spot weld cutting made easy
Let's fabricate a LH E-Type rocker stiffener and closing panel
Basic sheetmetal fabrication and forming tutorial
Fabricating an E-Type bulkhead panel
Metal Forming Tutorial: Making an E-Type battery tray from scratch
Basic Lead Loading Tutorial
If you do restoration work, you need to make this tool!
Electroplating small parts: - DONE!!
Building a temporary paint booth -
Make a simple belt grinder attachment for your Block Motor grinder --
Cleaning and polishing wire wheels

He Rebuilds Other Stuff Too

Cleaning up a Tecumseh AC Compressor

Setting the standard - Brophy's E-Type

Goodfellow Recommends

McKenna's Garage - One of the best Jag rebuild threads on the web

1963 Jaguar E-Type OTS Restoration

Full restoration of a ’65 XKE Coupe

This should be the complete list of Goodfellow's E-Type diary...let me know if I've missed any!

(Current to April  2015)
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Re: It's Got a Jaguar Thread. Or two. (The Index!)
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2010, 08:07:47 AM »
I'm caught up...time for Ray to get back to work now!   1thumbsup

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Re: It's Got a Jaguar Thread. Or two. (The Index!)
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 02:39:12 PM »
I'm caught up...time for Ray to get back to work now!   1thumbsup
Der Bugmeister and Goodfellow , Thanks For the link. This is great to see this and other jobs being done !    We all like Tools, Trucks, and Tractors ! To this is a great place to learn about different things   ! thanks guys and The First Lady for posting !   As some of us will never see trees 6 feet in diameter, Lathes with 4 foot chucks,  Tractors that could smooth out the moon , Wrenches found on the side of the road , left for dead and repair and polish back to life! 6 inch "sockets !!! International tools And lots of other odd things along with Odd fellows  ! ufox             hidex   Thanks , Eyeboltman
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Re: It's Got a Jaguar Thread. Or two. (The Index!)
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2012, 08:36:53 AM »
Der Bugmeister and Goodfellow , Thanks For the link. This is great to see this and other jobs being done !    We all like Tools, Trucks, and Tractors ! To this is a great place to learn about different things   ! thanks guys and The First Lady for posting !   As some of us will never see trees 6 feet in diameter, Lathes with 4 foot chucks,  Tractors that could smooth out the moon , Wrenches found on the side of the road , left for dead and repair and polish back to life! 6 "sockets !!! International tools And lots of other odd things along with Odd fellows  ! ufox             hidex   Thanks , Eyeboltman

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Re: It's Got a Jaguar Thread. Or two. (The Index!)
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2012, 08:36:53 AM »