The Cylinder head of this Jaguar XK150 has been removed as part of a major engine rebuild. This was necessary because of the fitting of an inferior lower timing chain tensioner which broke up and sent pieces of swarf all around the engine and scoring both the crankshaft and cylinder bore walls.

Type “B” 3.4 Jaguar XK150 SE undergoing a full engine build. The cylinder head had hardened seats inserted, new valves, springs, cam bucket guides and new cam buckets. The head had David Newman cams installed, these cams are noted for giving a smooth idle with lots of torque in the mid range. The head was then painted the correct “Sky Blue” for 3.4 SE cars.

The finished engine rebuild just before the first road test.