[E-Type] anyone else seen this?

Mike,

Sorry to read you have a few problems, RE: the smoke it clears, Mate pull
the head and maybe send it off to Bill Terry,he does good work for Jag
owners and some high profile Jag shops.
Alternatively,if you pull the head and want to go through it with E Mails to
me, I would be happy to try and help you, I know of a Valve Guide Maker in
CA and have used their V/Guides & Seals.

Your rear eng mount ? Has the spring fatigued ? I always use a Spring from a
V/12 XJ6 they are tougher and have given me excellent results.

Your Radiator, have it repaired the original Jag radiator is fine if in good
order,the Alloy substitutes are sometimes unreliable the Epoxy Glue that
sticks them together let’s go
I’m talking of personal experience here not a very good one either,so I have
gone back to the original Jaguar Radiator had it RE Cored it’s excellent.

Your Hoodling, Well sometimes you can effectively administer an adhesive
with a Hypodermic Needle & Syringe, this works well with Range Rovers.

Regards
Terry sixty@geocities.com> Hi listers!

I’ve been off the circuit for awhile so bear with me if any of this has
been discussed recently:

I have a '72 E with 4-speed. Restored about 12 years ago, did all of
the work except paint and body myself (so I’m to blame if I screwed
something up). The car has 31k mi, 8k of which I have put on
since restoration.

  1. There is now a problem with the transmission support plate
    underneath the
    tranny, which contains a spring assembly on which the transmission
    rests. This piece has failed and now the transmission is resting
    directly on the plate which supports the spring and is bolted to the
    underside of the floorboard. Can I drive the car like this at all, or
    should I repair this post-haste, and where can I find this part? (I
    probably know the answer here, I have been driving it unawares for
    awhile, though. I’m searching for what if anything is likely to have
    been damaged…) Is this a common failure of these cars?

  2. The headliner is now coming down off the underside of the roof.
    What should I use, if anything special, when I replace it?

  3. A great puff of smoke issues forth when I start the car
    (infrequently, I hate to say). This smoke clears rapidly and is only
    visible when starting the car after a driving hiatus. Valve guides
    wearing?
    Oil from the Zeniths leaking into the carbs?

  4. Radiator is starting to weep, I know about this: pull it and take to
    radiator shop.

Thanks for any tidbits!!!

Mike Burnett
'72 E-type


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Hi listers!

I’ve been off the circuit for awhile so bear with me if any of this has
been discussed recently:

I have a '72 E with 4-speed. Restored about 12 years ago, did all of
the work except paint and body myself (so I’m to blame if I screwed
something up). The car has 31k mi, 8k of which I have put on
since restoration.

  1. There is now a problem with the transmission support plate
    underneath the
    tranny, which contains a spring assembly on which the transmission
    rests. This piece has failed and now the transmission is resting
    directly on the plate which supports the spring and is bolted to the
    underside of the floorboard. Can I drive the car like this at all, or
    should I repair this post-haste, and where can I find this part? (I
    probably know the answer here, I have been driving it unawares for
    awhile, though. I’m searching for what if anything is likely to have
    been damaged…) Is this a common failure of these cars?

  2. The headliner is now coming down off the underside of the roof.
    What should I use, if anything special, when I replace it?

  3. A great puff of smoke issues forth when I start the car
    (infrequently, I hate to say). This smoke clears rapidly and is only
    visible when starting the car after a driving hiatus. Valve guides
    wearing?
    Oil from the Zeniths leaking into the carbs?

  4. Radiator is starting to weep, I know about this: pull it and take to
    radiator shop.

Thanks for any tidbits!!!

Mike Burnett
'72 E-type

  1. There is now a problem with the transmission
    support plate
    This piece has failed and now the
    transmission is resting
    directly on the plate which supports the spring and
    is bolted to the
    underside of the floorboard. Is this a common
    failure of these
    cars?

Mike, My story is very much the same as yours,
an older restoration SIII E-Type. ( 8 years ) I do
not consider myself a mechanic, but am willing to take
out the repair manuals and attempt repairs. Several
years ago I noticed a thumping sound in the
transmission tunnel when I hit rough roads.
Remembering the SPRING/PLATE assembly for the
transmission mount, from the original resto., I felt
this had to be the culprit. Some how the
spring,washer,bolt assembly shifted causing the rear
of the tranny to bottom out on the mounting plate. I
managed to repair it, but would not dare advise you,
because I somehow recall fiting 3 jacks (to hold the
tranny & compress the spring) under the car. It got
ugly under there!!! Proably not the conventional
meathod of repair. However to answer your question, I
too had a problem with my transmission mount…Hope
some tech guys can advise you on the proper fix.
Good Luck! Ken Veary 73ots— Mike Burnett highseis@dallas.net wrote