Posts Tagged ‘Brakes’

Brakes MK2

The Front and Rear Brakes The Jaguar MK2 uses a single line hydraulic system actuating disc brakes in both the front and rear of the car. While the four wheel disc brakes were “cutting edge” at the time of production for a four-door sedan, today, the braking action can be upgraded with vendor supplied modification kits. […]


Brakes

Rear Disc Brake & Hub

The Original Brake System The front drum brakes of the 100-Sixes were replaced by Girling 11” disc brakes on the 3000 in March 1959. Rear brakes were 11” Girling drums that were also controlled by a handbrake lever located on the right side of the gearbox tunnel  Brake Modifications The most significant modification I made […]


Entry 28 – Engine Mounts, Brake Servo, Master Cylinder, Slave Cylinder

Servo Slave Cylinder

Engine Mounts Today I removed some of the final items in the engine bay before having the area soda blasted. First I removed the two “biscuit” rubber engine mounts. Brake Lines I then started removing brake lines in the engine bay to ultimately remove the brake servo. First was to remove the short curved pipe […]


A New (And Proper) Master Cylinder

July 2006 Bugeye

Although I had converted the front drum brakes to disc brakes not long after purchasing the Bugeye, I had not been able to find the proper 3/4” piston version that would have been used on the 1098 cars. My dad was able to source one from California during the previous winter, and in early August […]


Bugeye Brakes Improvement

Bugeye rear Brakes

We have never been very happy with the brakes on the Bugeye. We installed front disc brakes but the pedal travel was way too much and the master cylinder always seemed to leak slightly. We were going to replace the master cylinder with the correct one for the 1098 car, but others suggested that the […]


Safety Check & Rivergate Modifications

Ready to Drive

The week after we got the Bugeye home, Dad took it over the mountain from Harrisonburg to Grand Touring Classics in Stanardsville, VA. An unlikely place for a British car shop, but they seemed to know Healeys and were in the process of restoring a Bugeye. Garland Gentry ran the shop and was willing to […]