So the factory jaguar transmission used a combo reverse light and neutral safety switch mounted on the transmission but the chevy trans uses the more typical shifter mounted switches. So armed with one 4 terminal deustch connector and 10 feet of wire that was almost an exact match to the factory colors I whipped up…
My guess to what happened is that the no. 1 exhaust valve dropped and when the piston came up it knocked the valve apart which made the exhaust cam loose it’s timing which bent the other 3 valves as well.
The alfa is dead. At least for now. Time of death 7:40 PM EST. Cause of death: Loss of compression from piston to valve interference.
Yesterday I had nothing to do to the jag so I turned my attention to the alfa namely, the previously fixed front end damage it sustained sometime in the 80's. Funny enough I started working on this dent back in 2016 but stopped do to equipment and knowledge constraints, also laziness, mainly that part.
My timesert kit came a day early and with minimal fuss I now have two M8x1.25 threads in my cylinder head to hold the exhaust camshaft in place.
yep I have turned 21 today.
You may recall a few days ago I did a much needed ignition tune up on the alfa. Well while I was doing that I noticed a very suspicious crack in the valve cover, at the time I didn’t pay much mind to it because the car was running fine and not making any odd noises and just chalked it up to shoddy Italian casting…
Kimi: “It better be icecream.”
SSo to start I was driving down a multi lane road, doing about 75 in a 60 and I’m gaining a newer model Colorado who’s doing about 65-70 at the time we were the only two cars on the road.As I’m beginning to overtake him he starts speeding up, we were going down a hill so I figured he just wast paying attention and the…
you can not convince me otherwise
More parts for the jag arrived today. So now it has a rudimentary ignition system.
I got the old driveshaft out and pressed out the flange for the diff which ended up being very easy, probably because of all leaking fluid coating the universal joint.
The hood scoop is coming along nicely, I got regular body filler on it and it’s almost ready for primer.
About two weeks ago I bonded the hood scoop to the underside of the hood using the highest quality panel bonding adhesive known to man. (totally wasn’t heavy duty liquid nails.)
But unlike other retailers that have one big catalog for everything speedway has different catalogs for different types of cars. Street Rods/trucks, Muscle cars, oval cars, etc. They sent the muscle car catalog with my hood scoop for the jag, I found the juxtaposition quite humorous. Just imagine, you’re sitting next…