Peter Scott's Virtual SS JaguarWhy not click on the picture for more detail
Engine problems with early 2 1/2 L versionWhat you see in Con rods are three different con rods. The one on the right is an early duralamin rod, the two on the left are made from steel. The duralamin rods have two problems which I would like to remove from the car you can see in the other pictures.
Problem 1: The duralamin rods can fracture without warning and cause serious damage to their surroundings.
Problem 2: The duralamin expands more than steel when heated with the consequence that the bearing clearances increase. This can result in a shortened bearing life.
During the manufacturing life of the SS Jaguar both steel and duralamin rods were used at various times but the steel rods are more difficult to find for the reasons quoted above. If you know of anyone who would like to find a good home for some steel rods (part number C.805) then please email email@example.com.
Whilst C.805 rods are in short supply there is another steel rod option. The 1.5 vs 2.5L Rods image shows the C.805 rod on the right and a steel rod from 4 cylinder 1.7litre engine. This rod is relatively common and appears in SS Jaguar 1.5 litre, Triumph 1800 and Standard 12 and 14 engines. The only difference between the two rods is an offset of one eighth of an inch between the centre line of the big end and the centre line of the small end.
I suspect I would wait long enough to find C.805 rods but I would also like to hear from anyone with some of the 4 cylinder rods looking for a home. With a small amount of machining these can offer a good substitute.
Photographer contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Owner Peter Scott contact email@example.com
Page 1 of 1
Improve your Jag-lovers experience with the Mozilla FireFox Browser!
View the latest posts from our Forums via an RSS Feed!
©Jag-loversTM Ltd / JagWEBTM 1993 - 2019
All rights reserved. Jag-lovers is supported by JagWEBTM
Use of the Jag-lovers logo or trademark name on sites other than Jag-lovers itself in a manner implying endorsement of commercial activities whatsoever is prohibited. Sections of this Web Site may publish members and visitors comments, opinion and photographs/images - Jag-lovers Ltd does not assume or have any responsibility or any liability for members comments or opinions, nor does it claim ownership or copyright of any material that belongs to the original poster including images. The word 'Jaguar' and the leaping cat device, whether used separately or in combination, are registered trademarks and are the property of Jaguar Cars, England. Some images may also be © Jaguar Cars. Mirroring or downloading of this site or the publication of material or any extracts therefrom in original or altered form from these pages onto other sites (including reproduction by any other Jaguar enthusiast sites) without express permission violates Jag-lovers Ltd copyright and is prohibited