Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Jaguar project rear axle

Visit to Advanced Driveline today.

All the gears and bearings installed and adjusted for clearance and backlash per the Jaguar shop manual pages I had scanned, printed and left with them.

I had also disassembled, cleaned, checked, assembled and installed the windshield wiper motor. Packed with gobs of Lubriplate 70 and tested. It is a single speed Lucas (prince of darkness) motor with less than stellar performance. I know I will be carrying a bottle of RainEx just in case it rains. That can not happen in Florida can it?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Jaguar project rear axle

Jaguar Wednesday visit to my parts at the axle shop.

Rear axle housing all cleaned up and painted.

Now it is just a matter of getting all the parts back in.

A few things early Jaguars never had that I have added behind the seats. Lock box and beverage holders.

I checked all kinds of places in the cockpit to mount these, and almost every location would interfere with arms, legs or equipment. Very easy to reach back in between the seats to get to my coffee.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Jaguar project rear axle

Ruined axle, this is what happens when there is no axle grease at all.

Axle was rubbing on disc brake mounting plate.

Visit to Advanced Driveline today to check on progress. Some machining has to be done to the mounting brackets. I could not nail down an estimated time for completion. Maybe have to make another visit tomorrow or Friday.