Friday, 7 February 2014

Jaguar 3.8S type engine rebuild

I did this engine about thirty years back, then the engine had 96,000 miles on it.

With new piston rings and crank bearings from Joe of Masterparts fitted the engine has been fine
all this time.

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Time being what it is the fact was the engine now needed some new pistons and here they are!

Plus 30 oversize, new crank bearings plus 20 oversize and we have a new engine!

We had two options, use second hand parts with new rings and bearings, or make the engine like new again, the car being a 1966 Jaguar 3.8 ltr, S type has to be worth a new engine?

The con rods have been bead blasted clean, this I like.

Inside the Jaguar 3.8 litre XK engine, its rather compact really?

New main bearings ready to accept the re ground crank, looks great!



The cylinder head was refurbished also, why not do this while we can.