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Door moisture barrier

The Jaguar door inside face uses a so-called moisture barrier — a simple plastic sheet — to minimize water runoff from dampening the back of the upholstery panel and thus warping it over time. Many unrestored Mk2s, in fact, exhibit badly distorted panels, and some of this damage is due......

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Engine front mount pads

See also engine front mount post. Aftermarket parts sometimes depart from the original manufacturer’s specification, as we’ve noted several times. Based on comparisons by Lin Rose, a second look at the front engine mount pads was warranted; two quality levels are offered by SNG Barrett, but we had already installed......

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Gearbox-overdrive external restoration

Back in December 2014 we assessed the gearbox-overdrive unit, and now it’s time to do the restoration work. The gears worked fine prior to disassembly in June 2014, so the internal mechanisms will be left untouched. There was so much grime that the integrity of the seals couldn’t be determined......

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Fuel filter re-do

After cleaning and replacement fiber washers, hardware, and a yellow filter, the fuel filter assembly looks like new. Here’s the before and after comparison. The replacement filter is the long type with a spring on the bottom to hold its position. Since the filtering area more than doubles, this should......

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Lucas Screenjet washer

See also windscreen washer disassembly blog. While the Lucas Screenjet appeared in fine condition when it was removed from the car, a closer inspection revealed corrosion inside the pump that couldn’t be easily repaired. Fortunately, the motor top and pump are still manufactured in the U.K. and a new one......

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Bonnet cable

The bonnet release cable is fixed on the passenger side dash in a small slot below the cubby box. The release cable then passes through the firewall in the 3rd from the top of four holes (the bottom hole is plugged), traces the top of the engine bay, and finally......

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Demister

See also demister disassembly post. After the metal demisters were blasted and then painted with POR 15, Bruce pointed out that the original Mk2 spec rubber elbow that attaches at the back of the firewall (immediately behind the heater on the other side) is no longer available. As an alternative,......

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Solex carburetor rebuild

See also background information about Solex. The 2.4 engine has twin Solex B32 PBI5 carburetors (the 3.4 and 3.8 engines have different S.U. twins) that need to be rebuilt. Each carburetor has over 80 parts, some very small, so it’s important to keep track of how the unit is put......

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Engine/gearbox rear mount

See also Propeller shaft, rear gearbox mount post. Non-automatic Mk2 cars have a rear mount that supports the gearbox (referred to as a rear engine mount). In our overdrive model, the top spring retainer attaches to the end of the overdrive unit while a bottom channel support bolts into the......

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Engine stabilizer

The engine stabilizer, at the rear of the engine mounted on the top of the bell housing, reduces vibration and unwanted movement of the gearbox in its cowl (in the passenger compartment). The rubber mount (C) bolts to the firewall. Drawing legend A) nylock nut B) upper flanged washer C)......

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