3.8 liter head repair

Hi Everyone,

Can anyone recommend a machine shop that can rebuild an XKE head? One of the valve guides on my 64 came loose and left the valve stuck open. I have the head with a machine shop that comes with a good reputation but I’m not sure if they have done a lot of work on a 3.8 liter head. I know they make oversized guides but I don’t know where to find them. I do want to get the job done right.


I’d be surprised if there are not places closer, but Classic Jaguar in Austin Texas does excellent work.

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This just recently got talked about.

Keith, why don’t do it yourself. The head in an oven and with some metal pushed out. Buy an oversize guides from Barratt , push in with hammer quickly out of the oven.
All fixed with low costs.