March 6, 2014 11:30 by Neville
Hang on - I thought Norman Dewis was the XJ13's test driver?
Noooo .... a common misconception but, in truth, the legendary Mr Dewis only participated in a handful of tests. Contrary to popular belief, there were no "unofficial" tests and the car was driven at all of its outings during active develo... [More]
February 2, 2014 11:44 by Neville
Time I posted an update ...
Family matters have meant the project has had to take a back seat but things are now back on track and progressing swiftly - family comes first after all!
The dream of seeing the car on the track and squaring up to GT40s of the period takes a few steps closer - they may b... [More]
August 25, 2013 08:43 by Neville
Getting closer to a rolling chassis now and work is focussed on finalising fuel tanks*, gear-linkage location and bulkhead details. Work has also started on hand-forming aluminium panels for the body. The following picture shows the view from the front of the car with an original 1965 photo superimp... [More]
June 5, 2013 21:43 by Neville
On Wednesday, 5th June 2013 BBC Radio 4 broadcast a programme where Jonathan Glancey tells the story of one of the most talented but little known British designers, Malcolm Sayer.
The following text described the content of the programme:
"Sayer was responsible for the classic Jaguar cars, ... [More]
May 12, 2013 09:02 by Neville
In my opinion?
Let me explain ...
How did the competition look?
When I scan through reports, analyses and tests, Jaguar clearly had two cars in its sights - Ferrari's 330 P3 and Ford's GT40. In 1964 their eyes will have been on a 1966 Le Mans debut for a team of XJ13s. These cars would have rac... [More]
April 5, 2013 18:39 by Neville
The quad-cam is pretty much complete!
There are still details such as belts/pulleys/pipework to sort but these can wait until we are ready to fire up the engine for the first time. For now, the engine will be offered up to the monocoque so that engine mounting points and trailing arms etc can be fab... [More]
March 16, 2013 07:33 by Neville
Starting to come together .... :)
January 23, 2013 14:46 by Neville
So how do I go about making one?
It seemed to me the best starting point would be to see if I could get my hands on an original. After a bit of research I found that, besides the bellhousing currently installed in Jaguar's rebuilt "original", only two others are known to have survived. One ended up ... [More]
January 15, 2013 14:40 by Neville
I recently had to modify a pair of Jaguar rear driveshafts to suit my transaxle output shafts and thought I would post a video showing how I did so in the hope it may be of help to anyone else travelling down the same path. I spent a long time researching how others had achieved the same thing and w... [More]
December 15, 2012 11:28 by Neville
Recently came across the excellent international Jaguar Magazine - highly recommended! Well into their 30th year, Jaguar Magazine is a world leader in independent Jaguar publications with so much in the magazine you won't find elsewhere and always presents a straight-forward and independent view of ... [More]