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      I don't know why it took so long to start this build, the E-TYPE has always been one of my favorite cars and it is just drop dead gorgeous. I have been studying the other great builds on this site and have gotten some great ideas as well as informative instruction. I am leaning toward the 4.2 liter Series 1 convertible in model year 1968.



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    The TDR Jaguar e-type 3-D printed 4.2 Jaguar engine is a nice piece of work but will need a lot of scraping Jaguar e-type and sanding Jaguar e-type to do it justice. An odd thing though is the raised 3.8 Litre logo on the side of the 4.2 block.
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    Scrape Jaguar e-type and sand Jaguar e-type , scrape Jaguar e-type and sand Jaguar e-type . As recommended I pre-drilled the stud holes.
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    I purchased an alternator from TDR Jaguar e-type Productions (3-D printed). It was made for a small block Chevrolet engine but looks just like the one in the XKE parts manual. I fabricated a mounting bracket for the alternator and turned the new pulley from aluminum.
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    Although I would prefer machining hard-wood sometimes it just needs the look and feel of real aluminum, a pulley is a good example. The 3-D parts are cleaning up real nice, the smother I can get the parts surface the better it looks.

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    The alternator is finished and the pulleys are aligned except for the Jockey Pulley Assembly (fan-belt tensioner). I just noticed that the 4.2 Crankcase Damper assembly is different from the 3.8 that I made. I'll make a new one for the 4.2 and poste a pix of it to show the difference.
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    The new Crankcase Damper looks a lot more like the one in the 4.2 parts catalog. The starter motor and selenoid were turned from a cherry wood dowel and that pesky little jockey pulley has a spare-box tension spring. Cleaning the cast (plastic) engine parts takes patients but some parts more than others Like the exhaust manifold and rocker boxes, they need to shine.
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    It was easer to make a new distributer than clean the 3-D parts. With the oil Filter Head cleaned I finally got to use a part from the kit's 3.8 engine, the red filter element canister.
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    The engine is coming together just fine, though the finish leaves something to be desired. Having previously built a 3-D V8 engine that was printed with the same product. I know how tedious it is to fill, sand Jaguar e-type and prime, repeat same. I am sure that once the engine is fully restored and off the bench those minor imperfections will disappear.
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    great build :-) ,, folowing this for a while now and llove the printed engine , but i have to ask why you painted the cilinder head ( copper / gold ) , for the e type only the insert where the sparkplugs are needs to be gold , the rest is normaly bare aluminium :-)
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    I agree, and the extra touch of gold tone on top of the engine makes it something special. I chose to do the entire head surface in copper. I really like copper. I built an POCHER Alfa Romeo, replacing all the chrome and wire wheels with copper. I really like copper.
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    you are right ,, that looks real nice in copper my compliments :-)
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    The springs for the rear shocks were made by coiling 1.2 mm annealed brass rod around a 1/4 inch rod. I anchored the 1.2 rod by inserting it into a hole drilled at the end of the 1/4 rod, which was chucked into my variable speed drill. With a low RPM it was press-to change-o, coil spring.

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    The springs for the rear shocks were made by coiling 1.2 mm annealed brass rod around a 1/4 inch rod. I anchored the 1.2 rod by inserting it into a hole drilled at the end of the 1/4 rod, which was chucked into my variable speed drill. With a low RPM it was press-to change-o, coil spring.
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    for the e type only the insert where the sparkplugs are needs to be gold , the rest is normaly bare aluminium :-)
    Just FYI the Jaguar head colors represent the compression ratio: blue was 7 to 1, Silver was 8 to 1 and Gold was 9 to 1 compression. Blue was normally for countries with poor gasoline quality and none were ever sent to the US market. Gold was the most sent to the US while Silver went to other markets like Europe and South Africa and Asia.

    They were applied per the photo shown above. The compression ratio was also stamped by hand to the inside surface of the forward end of the head.
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    Here is a view of the left side of the engine compartment of a 1962 OTS #876529 built Jan 10, 1962.
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    Here is a right side view. This is a 99.97 Jaguar Concours car so all colors are correct for an early Series I.
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    Here is the engine number with the -9 being the compression ratio.
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