Thought I would start a new thread documenting my rebuild project. It’s a 1952 car that I have just re-patriated back into the UK. It is not a matching numbers car so am not particularly precious about keeping original, although will try to keep it reasonable period. It has a few anomalies - later XK150 engine (with matching tacho), 150 disc brakes all round, and a surprising lack of rust
Anyway, I have already started the strip-down process…
Engine and gearbox removed:
The engine looks like it was rebuilt and never fired up before it was put into storage. The cams look almost new and hold-down clamps have been fitted to the tappet buckets which I think is a good sign!
I have built a mobile platform so I can start to remove all the suspension and steering. I plan to convert to rhd so will try and source original rhd components or maybe fit a later rack??