I’m interested to know if the XK120’s C2238/1 timing cover is essentially the same as the later C8614/1 which I think was fitted to XK150/early 3.8 E-Type?
What I’m thinking is, if the C8614/1 cover is designed for a lip seal for the front of the crank, it might be an easier option than trying to machine the early type so the seal fits it… I’m planning to fit the metal-cased seal as supplied by Terry’s with the new O-ring type distance piece. Hopefully, the sump will not require machining.
I want to cure this dratted oil leak once and for all. Third time lucky??