Jaguar Touring Club Reconnaissance
(click on any Photo to Enlarge)
was briefly delayed in February, due to the discovery of an alignment defect
in the shell. Thanks to some great thinking and quick work by the Automotive
Restorations staff and the folks at Panel Beaters, things are now straight
and true. In these photos, the drivetrain is being reinstalled prior to
the car being moved to the panel shop for final fitting and painting. We're
still hoping for early June! Steve Ferring and Ray Sharp of the Jaguar
Touring Club came by for an inspection trip, thanks to Steve for supplying
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GTJ Level 6 motor...after detuning
for occasional street use, it dyno'd at 370HP. The dyno test was done last
April, on a balmy 70 degree day. There are movies of the test elsewhere
on this site.
The rough spots on the rear section,
known as DA'ing are the first step in smoothing the overlapped, beaten
Aluminum joints. There is absolutely no lead in this car. The shape will
be refined by Panel Beaters, then the entire body DA'd prior to painting.
Cooling fins direct air to the brakes
on the back of the cast magnesium Dunlop rims.
Suspension mods are being trial fit
in this photo.
Racemate alternator/water pumps are
now in limited production, contact me
if you are interested.
Waterloo TX51 fills the tunnel. Aluminum
panels are all hand joined using rivets, in accordance with the originals.
Special one-off steering wheel was
built by Moto-Lita to approximately the same design as the Cunniningham