Jaguar Technical Articles

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Visit to Rhode Island Wiring

Recently I had an opportunity to visit Rhode Island Wiring in, where else, Rhode Island. It was a fascinating tour for a restoration geek like me. I was treated to a very thorough tour by long time RIW employee Marsha. But first, why this tour, now? The answer to that is my recent retirement from … Continue reading

67 E-Type 2+2 – Coming Out of Mothballs

I am embarrassed to admit that my 1967 E-Type 2+2 hasn’t received much attention in the last few years. There are several reasons for that. The main issue is that my Porsche 928 is such a pleasant car to drive that it has become my go to car. My wife likes it better because it … Continue reading

UK Tour!

I am excited to announce that my wife Kelli and I have managed to carve out some time this summer for an extended vacation (extended by our standards at least!).  We have decided to spend 3 weeks in the UK. Week 1 We are now a week into our trip. We initially flew from NC … Continue reading

Etype Wiper Motor Theory and Operation – By Dick Vandermeyden

Dick Vandermeyden of Palo Alto CA, recently deceased but fondly remembered, had an incredible amount of knowledge about Jaguar E-Types.  Following is an article he prepared for me many years ago.  It is the best discussion I have ever seen about how the wiper motor in a Series 1 E-Type operates.  Click on the following … Continue reading

Dick Maury and Coventry West

I had a chance a few weeks back to be driving to the Atlanta airport to meet family members so I decided to leave early and drop by to see Dick Maury at Coventry West.  Many of you know Dick Maury as the past President of the JCNA.  Dick is also the manager of the … Continue reading

Data Collection – Getting Started

As you gain experience in your track driving, you will undoubtedly ask “How can I go faster?”  Sure, you can track lap times and initially you will see big improvements.  But at some point, you’ll find that your lap times hit a plateau.  What should you do next?  One answer might be professional coaching.  And … Continue reading

E-Type Underbonnet Photos

Per the request of my friend Glenn, who is working on a 1967 coupe restoration.

Article 9 – Refurbishing an E-type Door Hinge

Refurbishing an E-Type Door Hinge How are your door hinges holding up? When your door hinges become worn, getting your door to shut properly may become difficult. Try this. Open your door and pull upward on the end where the door handle is. If you can move the door up and down by a 1/8″ … Continue reading

Article 8 – Checking Corner Weights

CHECKING CORNER WEIGHTS ON MY 1967 E-TYPE 2+2 Introduction After reading the book “How to Make Your Car Handle” by Fred Puhn and knowing that I had a HPDE track event coming up for the 1967 E-Type 2+2, I got motivated to check the weight distribution on the tires i.e. I wanted to check the … Continue reading

Article 7 – Adjusting the Carburators

Technical Article 7 Tuning the Carburators If you have been with me for my previous articles on troubleshooting the XK engine, you will know that we have throughly gone over the cam timing, valves, and the ignition system. I have saved the carburators for last. There is an adage that says “most carburator problems are … Continue reading

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