The Jaguar XK8 is a fine GT in my opinion so what better way to put it (and my stamina) to the test by driving to the Lake District and back in one day! I thoroughly enjoyed making this video and I hope you enjoy watching it, plenty more of this type of trip planned over the summer so let me know what you enjoyed about this video and suggestions of where to go next!
Given the interest in this project (my Lotus Esprit S2 restoration) I thought I’d put together a quick video to show the reality and challenges of dismantling a car on a (tiny) driveway. As you can see, there are pros and cons but a (large) garage or workshop is the way to go! I hope you enjoy the video and another update is coming soon!
Excited to work on the other end of the car I get stuck into stripping down the rear of my Lotus Esprit S2, I also manage to get the wiring loom out which feels like a significant milestone in this phase of the project and I’m looking forward to whatever is next!
A short but hopefully sweet compilation of aerial (drone) footage featuring my Jaguar XK8! These have been used in my previous videos which, if you’ve not seen them, are on my channel along with many other Jaguar XK8 videos, enjoy!
Out in the MGB GT again after what feels like a very long time! These cars are magnificent fun on B-roads, however, mine is in need of a bit of TLC which is something I’m hoping to sort out in the near future. Until then though, enjoy the video and stay safe!
Further progress on the Lotus Esprit concentrating on clearing out the front compartment or ‘Frunk’ (front-trunk). The heater motor and matrix were a challenge to remove but satisfying, same for the bonnet and eventually the radiator duct and front spoiler, definitely looks like a more significant update to last time, roll on the next step!
Moving on from the interior strip to attempt to get the wiring loom out of the car got me thinking abut what’s next and I arrived at starting the exterior strip. This was harder than I thought it would be due to the rusty fasteners that are everywhere on this car but I managed to find a couple of quick-wins! Less progress than I hoped for but progress at least and a more significant update next time!
More progress on my Lotus Esprit S2 restoration but with a bit of a closer look at the tool roll/kit. My tools were in a terrible state as found last year but I’ve attempted to clean them up a bit with some success but still not great as usable tools. Therefore, I’ve created my own approximation of the Esprit tool kit which I feel is faithful to the original without costing the earth. I mention in the video that I’m missing my wheel brace but keen eyed may see one in the bucket of white vinegar but sadly I don’t think this is an original one as its branded with the ‘Ford’ logo!