Greetings from a new E type Owner and Former Jaguar Engineer

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#1 Greetings from a new E type Owner and Former Jaguar Engineer

Post by Marquis Rex » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:03 pm

Greetings!
I’ve often perused these forums in the past and have been impressed at the level of technical advice and how helpful and friendly everyone seems to be.
This is my first post here.

I have just purchased an E type series 2 from a conscientious forum member (not this forum).

I did lots of reading and cross referencing at xkedata.com etc.

I’m new to the E type world but not to Jaguars. I worked at Jaguar Cars Ltd at Whitley for 10 years as a mechanical engineer within their powertrain and was involved in the development of the AJ27, AJ33/34/36, AJV6 , AJ133 and the Aston Martin V8 Vantage (AJ37)-which I had a lot of influence of by leading the design.

I work on all my stuff. My current daily driver for the summer is a 2000 model year Jaguar X308 XJR- where I do all my own work and similarly on my Aston Martin Vantage.
I changed the differential type/design of my X308 XJR from the 8 inch ring gear 14HU diff to the beefier 15HU with Dana 44 internals and an Torsen LSD- and did the work myself. So working on the E type doesn’t scare me. Yes- It has inboard discs but I’m sure I’ll get used to it with the help of folks here.
I’ll have to get to grips with carburation also!

I’m open to tips and always eager to learn.
"Live Fast, Live Well, Live Free!"
1970 Jaguar E type OTS

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#2 Re: Greetings from a new E type Owner and Former Jaguar Engineer

Post by Paul71a » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:41 pm

Welcome!

Put your name and car details in your signature so we know a bit about you.......

I had a AM V8 vantage roadster from new in 2007 and was lucky enough to see it being built in the factory. A lovely car and I still have the personalised door fill plaques with my name on them. Special.

One again, welcome to the forum.

Paul
Paul Brazier. S2 FHC 1970, silver with blue leather. Oh, and a S1 prototype Lotus Elise and a Ferrari 488 GTB

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#3 Re: Greetings from a new E type Owner and Former Jaguar Engineer

Post by malcolm » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:56 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum. For carburation, you should read the basic handbook that comes with the car. Really good step by step guide. Do you have the handbook? (Small paper one)
Malcolm
I only fit in a 2+2, so got one!
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#4 Re: Greetings from a new E type Owner and Former Jaguar Engineer

Post by Marquis Rex » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:02 pm

malcolm wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:56 pm
Hi and welcome to the forum. For carburation, you should read the basic handbook that comes with the car. Really good step by step guide. Do you have the handbook? (Small paper one)
Yea I got a little yellow book for the series 2 which I have snuggled up in bed with to peruse every night!
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#5 Re: Greetings from a new E type Owner and Former Jaguar Engineer

Post by Gfhug » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:52 am

Welcome to the forum. This is the workshop manual you'll need:

And if you look in the technical section you'll be able to download pages to print for ready reference. Print pages and put them into plastic sleeves for use in the workshop.

Yes, this is a very friendly and helpful forum and being from the colonies you must accept some gentle teasing from us :wink: . All in good humour. Oh, and remember from your time over here:
Boot not trunk; bonnet not hood; petrol not gas; humour not humor.

Please post photos and keep us up to date on your car and work.

Geoff
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#6 Re: Greetings from a new E type Owner and Former Jaguar Engineer

Post by Marquis Rex » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:08 pm

Gfhug wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:52 am
Welcome to the forum. This is the workshop manual you'll need:

And if you look in the technical section you'll be able to download pages to print for ready reference. Print pages and put them into plastic sleeves for use in the workshop.

Yes, this is a very friendly and helpful forum and being from the colonies you must accept some gentle teasing from us :wink: . All in good humour. Oh, and remember from your time over here:
Boot not trunk; bonnet not hood; petrol not gas; humour not humor.

Please post photos and keep us up to date on your car and work.

Geoff
I think I have that also.
8-)

I'm not from the colonies, I'm from the UK, born and raised, although I emigrated here about 10 years ago.
I wouldn't have been able to afford to have had so many cars and the space back in the UK.
"Live Fast, Live Well, Live Free!"
1970 Jaguar E type OTS

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