Posts Tagged ‘Engine’

Engine Rebuild

Clean-up Before Rebuild I had thought about outsourcing the machine block cleaning and machine work and then rebuilding the engine myself, but thought better of it given time limitations and decided to go ahead and give the complete engine to Mike Gassman at Gassman Automotive http://www.gassmanautomotive.com for a soup to nuts rebuild. Mike and his team had […]


Storing the Original 948cc Motor

Engine & Gearbox

My Dad built a new house and he is “downsizing,” so some car parts are needing to go to a storage unit. When we upgraded to a 1275 motor and Datsun 5-speed gearbox, we kept the original 948cc. I will never plan to go back to the 948, but if the car is ever sold […]


Entry 52 – Engine, Gearbox, Starter, Clutch, Clutch Slave Cylinder, Ground Strap, Clutch Drive Plate, Flywheel, Clutch Cover Plate

Jaguar MKII Bell Housing to Block Bolt Pattern

Engine and Gearbox The engine and gearbox (long removed from the car) were still bolted together and taking up quite a bit of space in the garage. I decided to go ahead and remove the gearbox and bell housing from the motor, so that I could then stand the gearbox on end and put the […]


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 […]


Entry 27 – Tack Strips, Wiper Assembly, Battery, Solenoid, Bonnet Cable, Firewall

LH Wiper Post

Today is my birthday and I have taken the day off from work and devoted it to the Jaguar. I began by stripping more trim from the front RH side of the interior. As with the LH side, there was a section of red vinyl to remove, and behind the vinyl was a small triangle […]


Entry 23 – Engine, Gearbox Cover, Wiring, Shift Lever

Engine Out!

Engine Pull Sunday was to be the day of the “Big Pull.” My younger son,Scott, arrived in the early afternoon to help me get the engine, gearbox and overdrive out of “Stinky.” Before he joined me, however, there were a few last minute items to take care of. First, I had ordered a device from […]


Entry 21- Heater, Engine, Exhaust Manifold, Throttle Linkage, Fuel Filter

Heater Box Removed

Heater Case Assembly Still on a mission to remove the heater case assembly, I loosened the clips holding the wiring harness around the heater to gain a little maneuvering room. In two cases, as the images show, the clips were secured with phillips head screws while the clip in the firewall was fastened with a […]


Entry 18 – Bumpers, Bonnet, Engine, Radiator

Rear Bumper Assembly

Rear Bumper I was looking forward to the continuation of dismantling “Stinky” this weekend as I would be finishing up the body trim with the removal of the rear bumper and would finally begin to address the engine compartment on the way to the engine removal. I discovered that either the previous owner or the […]


Engine Clean-up and Reinstall

Engine Install

One of the things I wanted to accomplish with the engine clean-up was to have the  exhaust header coated to reduce heat in the engine compartment and interior. I used Swain Coatings. The header came back looking great. Time will tell if the coating holds up and is effective in reducing heat. I also did […]


Pulling the Engine for Minor Repairs

July 2006 Bugeye

It is time to fix some of the problems we have lived with for a while and to make a few improvements. The oil leak we caused when we failed to seal the oil sump properly, the gear grinding in 2nd and 3rdin the gearbox, jet coating the headers among other things will improve the […]


Engine Enhancements

crane ign.

The car is running a little rich. I attempted to adjust which became an experience. As the book says, I backed off the jet adjusting nuts 11 flats only to find that the car would not start at all. After a little help from the midget/sprite email list, I backed off the jet nuts one […]


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 […]