June 2007 – The block — 1963 E-type v. 1979 XJ6

You know you’re not in 1963 anymore when you see that drain swirl logo of British Leyland in relief on the block. It’s enough to make you think twice about your angle grinder and whether you’re enough of an artist to rub off the metal smudge. Of course, in October 1978, when this new engine Read more about June 2007 – The block — 1963 E-type v. 1979 XJ6[…]

August/September 2003 – Engine stand, oil pan removed

Engine mounted on stand We went to a local auto parts shop and bought an engine stand. I had looked around and I thought they were much more expensive and was delighted that we could walk away with ours for under $40 USD. We hadn’t really explored the engine — like the removal of the Read more about August/September 2003 – Engine stand, oil pan removed[…]