Mk V Restoration

Jaguar 1½, 2½, 3½ & Jaguar Mark V

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Mk V Restoration

Postby godd » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:28 pm

Will be starting to restore my 1950 mkv 3,5 saloon this summer. Any one out there currently/ or has previously carried a simmilar project, would appreciate any advice obtaining spares, also I note us mkv owners seem to scarce on this wesite.

Pictures would be good of any mkvs.

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Re: Mk V Restoration

Postby Graham1 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:55 pm

Hi, you are right Mark V's are scarce, not just on this site but in the UK in general. We have just started a Push Rod Forum, which at present is only in the mag, as we are looking for a BB Moderator before setting up a separate section on this site. Hopefully this will build and attract more fans of the early cars.

There are not many suppliers of parts for the Mark V but the key one is Worcester Classic Spares http://www.worcesterclassicspares.com
Our own Ken Jenkins can offer technical advice and there is one major restorer specialising in the early cars. David Davenport, http://www.davenportcars.co.uk/

I hope this helps, good luck with the rebuild.

Graham Searle
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Re: Mk V Restoration

Postby godd » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:14 pm

Hi Graham, thanks for the info. Will look into them.

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Re: Mk V Restoration

Postby godd » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:26 pm

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Well 8 years later its all done will try and post some pics.
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Re: Mk V Restoration

Postby godd » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:42 pm

End results
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Re: Mk V Restoration

Postby ptjs1 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:09 am

godd,

Congratulations! The car looks superb in the picture, you must be very proud.

I'm sure this would be a great article for the magazine. Paul Skilleter and Nigel Thorley would be delighted to feature this.

And your 8-year "rush" puts my 30-year unfinished TR6 restoration to shame!

Well done

Paul
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1980 XJ-S Pre-HE
Jaguar 4.2 Supercharged engine (but not with a Jaguar body..)

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Re: Mk V Restoration

Postby PPV » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:07 pm

Congratulations, looks great. Always wanted one but never see many advertised at the right price and condition.
Hope all goes well with it.
Regards,
Paul V
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Re: Mk V Restoration

Postby 3.8etypephil » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:03 am

Superb, well done.
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Re: Mk V Restoration

Postby godd » Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:20 pm

Thanks all for your kind comments and just to let you know I will be contacting Paul Skilliter regarding an entry into the magazine, Had a first drive over the bank holiday was very pleased with the ride of the car but totally agree the umbrella handbrake is a big nuisance, still made a few people smile and that’s what it’s all about , thanks again.

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Re: Mk V Restoration

Postby Martec » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:43 am

Hi Godd,
It look a really nice car and colour, 8 years beats my 12 years to complete our MkII.

Very recently I almost bought a Mk5 but was warned off the seller and told by 4 people they were horrible to drive??!!

From your personal experience what is your assessment of the Mk5

You said the ride was fine, how are the brakes, acceleration, handling. Have you had to modify anything or will you modify anything.

I still think they are one of Lyons beautiful shapes and lust for one but the price is a bit too much now so also look at restoration/basket cases.
Congratulations.
Brian
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1961 3.8 MkII manual, Indigo blue, nolonger runs on LPG, everything else uprated

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Re: Mk V Restoration

Postby godd » Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:27 pm

Hi Brian,
In answer to your questions My car has no modifications apart from having radial tyres which I believe greatly improves handling. (They are actually ford transit tyres) I found the car a pleasure to drive with enough power and torque to easily keep up with the traffic, the 3.5 litre engine very smooth, the gearbox seemed ok provided you don’t rush the gear changes , the steering with the large wheel and low gear ratio box was easy and responsive.

A MkV was placed 5th in the monte carlo rally , some achievement for a heavy saloon.

The brakes were better than expected, as I read they can fade if used down long hills , but I found them fine.

Of course, having said all of the above compared to a mark 2 or any more modern car one might think its hard to drive.

I still miss my 3.8 Mk 2 auto that I was lucky to have when I was 18, many years ago , 787 ELX. As I recall .

Anyway hope this helps

Ron Goddard

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Re: Mk V Restoration

Postby ptjs1 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:09 pm

Ron,

Coincidentally, my first car at 18 was 350 ELX. A Mk 2 Jaguar? No, a 1962 Vauxhall Victor! But I still also miss it!

Paul
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