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MISSISSAUGA, ONT

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OK, so it has always been my dream to build a car with my son. Typical story, mortgage, no time, blah, blah.....

However life does pass by pretty quick and all of a sudden my son turned 20 and I decided F*** it we are going get this thing done.

This is the project that I bought from one of the  hamber's from Utah.

We have been getting stuff together over the last 10 months or so and are working away.

Power will be from a 3.8l Jaguar e-type engine, 3 carb intake, 4 speed with overdrive, ford 9", push steer with BMW steering box, American Racing 5 slots, 4" drop axle, coil overs, '61' Jag instruments, split windshield and whatever else we come up with.

I will post pics as it starts to come together and apart and together and ...
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Body Redi Stripped

New frame, stretched 10" to accommodate the inline 6

Dry fit of the quarters and new floor rails



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Bending some tube for the inside body frame

Inner door repairs - gotta do both sides

New outer skins from Snyders

Installing Bear claw door latches



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NIAGARA FALLS, ONT

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A great start to a very cool build guys! Speaking from experience with me and my dad, it's something you and your son will have a blast on creating unforgettable memories.

Keep the posts coming :) I'm subscribed!



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A great start to a very cool build guys! Speaking from experience with me and my dad, it's something you and your son will have a blast on creating unforgettable memories.

Keep the posts coming :) I'm subscribed!


 Thanks, I have followed your thread and it is nothing short of amazing !!

You are very talented on many levels, I could only hope to come close to duplicating some the amazing stuff that you created.



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Cool project. When finished it should be good garage company for that lonely old vintage Ferrari :)

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Nothing better than time with your kid ,you will have many memorable hours both good and bad but there is nothing to compair with the smiles and high fives the first time that project fires up . Ed

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i had jag six banger awhile ago, too bad i sold it.  you might have trouble getting stuff for that jag engine, crazy spensive parts for those



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I have an 83 Jag up here in my collection of cars to part out. Six banger in it and did run....if you needs parts off of it let me know. You could come up and strip it yourself for cheap.

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awesome project guys, i have a 73 vw superbeetle for my 5 year old daughter that i plan to do like this and this is very inspiring


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Very cool project!! Looking forward to seeing more....

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yes very nice project. Please keep us up to date.

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Nice work Jamie! Keep it up and enjoy the time with your son, they are memories and moments the two of you will have for a lifetime. Cheers, Whitey

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MISSISSAUGA, ONT

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Thanks everyone for the kind words of encouargement.

Didn't get a lot done over the summer due to the heat.

Things are starting to pickup now

 

Here is a little jig that I built to get the diff angle correct and make it a little easier to weld



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Diff is in and rear suspension is bolted together.

Needs some lower arm adjustment to reduce the diff angle DSC_0100.JPG



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Great project you guys,, thanks for posting this and look forward to the updates!!

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Ok, long hot summer and busy fall is dealt with. Lets get some work done !!

We have been working on some other stuff and chasing parts but everything is starting to come together

A modified Welder Series transmission mount and crossmember to fit the Jag rear mount was thrown together

Hairpins and mounting brackets are tacked in place

Pedal box is in ready for final welds

Engine mounts are welded on top

Rear End angle has been adjusted

Driveshaft is out being shortened

Dash panel is in the mock up stage

Steering box mounting platr has been roughed out and is on the table to be finished this weekend

Couple more things and we can start assembling the body

 



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Nice work nice ride!!!!



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NIAGARA FALLS, ONT

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You guys are making great progress! Keep the updates coming.  biggrinbiggrin



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Nice project     will safety be difficult with Jag engine?  

 

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Shouldnt have any effect one way or the other



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jamie h wrote:

Shouldnt have any effect one way or the other


         interesting wink     thats good...  actually wonderfull...   



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That motor should have a real cool , different sound to it ..77.

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Holidays got in the way of getting stuff done.

The floor framing is roughed in.

Finally got the passenger door done today and mostly hung. Fit is pretty good off the hop but the driver door will need some adjustment as it is too tight at the bottom.

Next step, rear quarters and inside body frame

Sorry for the lousy pics but all I had today was my phone.



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Kool project -- thanks for sharing
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Agreed, looking good, keep the updates comming.

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Awesome this is not your first kick at the can and it shows, quility workmanship,cool drive train (not another sbc =) ). Just keep in mind to put all the emissions for the year of engine back on to keep the %$#*&^(nice guys) at drive clean happy.biggrin

 

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OK, first really nice day of 2013 !!

I am the luckiest S.O.B. alive, I got to be 15 years old again today. Workin' on some junk outside in the spring sunshine, all that was missing was some of my well wishing but dumb ass friends.

Boy, what we could have accomplished if we had the tools and resources that we do now.

The kid was tacking up the floor frames while I started the inner body framework.

3/4" square tube which will have folded sheetmetal tabs welded to the inside body for support and to keep it square (lol).

I need to remember thats its a Model A and it isnt a Ridler award contender.

My son is getting anxious to drive it.

Add some more pics as we progress



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Nice car. It looks like you are getting quite a bit done also. I like the drivetrain also, my grandfather in his day was quite the jag mechanic in the willowdale ara.

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Thanks for the great update pics!!

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MISSISSAUGA, ONT

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Thanks for the encouragement guys, its nice to know someone appreciates a bit of thought and effort !!

Bit more done today, rear interior frame pretty much finished, rear filler panel installed, front door frame bracket holes drilled and bolted, fooled around with some body alignment - very frustrating as I am not a body guy, lol. We will get there, just need a couple hours by myself with a hammer and dolly and should be ably to "cherry it out" to my satisfaction but it aint gonna be perfect. Oh well.

if any of you end up in our end of town, 403 and Dundas let me know and drop by for a visit



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looking real good. envious of the father-son combo. my young lad got side tracked a while back and got into the bikes in a big way. i always told him it dosen't matter what you do, just do it good, and he does.
lol got the grandson coming around though.

keep up the good work and good luck, both of ya's.

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shag766 wrote:

looking real good. envious of the father-son combo. my young lad got side tracked a while back and got into the bikes in a big way. i always told him it dosen't matter what you do, just do it good, and he does.
lol got the grandson coming around though.

keep up the good work and good luck, both of ya's.


 Well, they all come back sooner or later but in the mean time keep working on the grandson !!



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Really cool. I like it too!!!!

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Hey everyone,

Work has been progressing slowly for a number of reasons but we are making some headway.

I am hoping to send the body/chassis to the bodyshop next week to finish up the ugliness and get it in primer.

Engine is almost done and ready for re-assembly.

Rebuilt 4.2l new style cross flow head on a 3.8l block, 3 carb intake waiting for 2" aluminum elbows so I can finish fabbin' the adapter plates for the Carter downdraft carbs

Valve covers are out being polished and the head should be done this week. Front of the head is polished and the rest of the head will get painted.

Onwards and upwards....



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Ahhh man I'm really stoked for you and your boy. My son and I did something together last year and plugging away at it again this spring.
It's not near as cool as yours but we are the under dogs. But we made HOTROD Magazine this month so that was cool. Happy kid. 
The memories will last forever and your probably already know that father son time can never be replaced. I love every min in garage with him.
Thanks for updated pics. Gonna be really cool. Awesome just awesome



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Great project

Great post

Good work

Hope to see you cruising this summer

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Ok, last job before assembling the valve train, cams and installing the head.

61 jag 3.8l but the head is an 86 jag 4.2l, virtually the same except the 4.2 head is 1/2" longer and has 2 extra coolant ports.

Reason for swapping heads?? 4.2l head is a true crossflow design and it allows the use of 3.8l e-type triple carb intake manifold runners.

There are the 2 coolant passages at the rear of the head that need to be plugged as well as 2 holes on the intake side of the head that need to be plugged.

Opened up the holes in the side of the head and installed 28mm cupped expansion plugs (frost plugs)

In the rear I drilled to open the holes slightly to 7/16 and drilled deeper to clear out some casting flash.

Tapped the holes with a 1/4" x 18 pipe tap and installed threaded brass plugs with my favorite sealant JB Weld.

Let it set overnight and it will be ready to install tomorrow.

I would have made aluminum plugs and tig welded them in place but the head has already been planed



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OK, so life got in the way for a bit but we finally sourced a grille and are back on track.

Almost ready for the bodyshop

We have to decide whether or not we widen the grille a bit or leave it alone. The rad fits fine.



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Hey everybody, one thing you learn about life is no matter what it does go on.  Getting back on track again after another derailment.

Today's job was removing the body and stripping the frame.

 Next was finishing the welds and prepping it for the body shop.

Couple of pics of my son finishing up the floor section.

 

 

 



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Couple more



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Few more



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Last pics for now



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Nice work Jamie, always good to see different engines being used

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looking very good. hope to see pics from the body shop.

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Frame came back from the body shop today.

Body should be headed off next week or so, just waiting for another car to get finished.



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Very nice Jamie!

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I like the frame colour.
Tell me about the headlight/shock brackets.
They look interesting.

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Jarvis1

Thanks and the headlight/shock bracket are from Pete and Jakes. Part #1095

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We have been working off and on over the last couple of months trying to make some progress. The bodyshop got slammed with work during the Pan Am games due to the stupid HOV lanes so our project got put aside.

Frame and running gear have been painted and assembly is underway - lots to do.

Body should be finished next week or so we can hope.



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