Jaguar & Ferrari Restorations
"Time knows no barriers, quality lasts forever" - Steve
Jaguar & Daimler Restorations for many models including, head fabric linings made, head roof boards re-skinned, door trim boards made, colour change coded to trim, engine rebuilds, interiors repairs, body and panel rebuilding, Panels made to order, Trans & Suspension overhauls, Brake and Caliper overhauls, specialising in V12s, Hot Rods and Custom installations, full assembly service of interiors, starter and alternators & generators overhauls, L-Jetronic Airflow meters rebuilt, Injectors cleaned, whole doors rebuilt, whole window frames rebuilt, new window glass cut and made to order, chrome trim repairs, radiators & cooling systems rebuilt, fitting, turning of small parts, bushes etc.
Jag Rod Shop
Quality - Knowhow - Experience
Classic Vehicle Builders
& Restoration Mechanics
for Ferrari classics, Jaguar & Daimlers.
Mk 4, Mk 5, Mk 7,8,9, Mk 1 & 2, E-types, XKs, XJs, XJS all variants, custom, street, track, race and custom hybrid Jaguars.
Ferrari 365, 246, 308, 400, 512, 208, Mondial, Testarossa, 412, 348.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
+(613) 9888 2144
one-stop for all auto engineering and restorations projects on Jaguar-Daimler cars to any stage or budget.
We manufacture for street or track,
custom brakes, flywheels, pedal boxes, gearbox adaptor rings, custom inlet manifolds, custom fuel injection set-ups for 6s or 12s, gearbox 5 or 6 speed conversions, 4 speed OD auto conversions, racing frames, chassis strengthening, air flow meters, friction
coatings on pistons & bearing shells, small component fabrication and many other items, for the DIY and trade. Also special friction modified Track-Side Lubricants for engines, gearbox, difs, chassis joints.
for more model info see
Show & Go Detailing
We can detail your Jaguar to any stage of chrome or nickel plating, special paints, hardware and loom wrapping, upgrade electrics to higher value relays or concealment for authenticity look.
Small & Large Panel Repairs
We make our own door panel sections for any classic car, Jaguar, Aston, Roller, GTHO, GTS, and so forth. Pressed, rolled and seamed with additional drain holes, plug welded and seam welded in position, lead loaded and primed.
"Hi Guys, come to my workshop and talk to the person who actually works on your car",..."I can tailor fit your requirements to any budget and style"
Ferrari & Jaguar Owners
Why do Jaguar or Ferrari Owners engage me as their private dedicated mechanic for their cars? Its simple, the only person that works on your car is me, no apprentice, no uni-students, no novices.
aviation experience and held a pilots licence, flown Cessna's, aerobatic Fiji FA200 and Bellanca Decathlon aerobatic planes, I am a JP, with metalurgist experience, mechanical, engineering knowledge. In mid-life I entered the corporate scene and
have been a director in some 20 private & public companies and market adviser on the ASX. Appeared on ABC TV series of 'The Restorers'. But ever since 1987 I have been working on and restoring Jaguars and Ferrari cars before the death of Ferrari
mechanic friend Angelo Veola. My workshop equipment is extensive for automotive enginering.
I am also a passionate historic race car enthusiast (F5000 & F1) and have been a supporter and held
executive positions in a number of car clubs.
Upon retirement I re-entered the passion of my life, Jaguar & Ferrari cars. Its the only thing that gives me satisfaction.
I believe mechanics work should be to aviation standards, thus I double check my work and provide quality assurance to each Customer with a full photo archieve, detailed quotes and detailed invoice.
I only work for Owners who want a dedicated private mechanic with multi skill, talents to ensure their classics improves with age.
WHAT MAKES A GOOD MECHANIC?
Its like asking who is a good surgeon. Forget flashy signs, glass smooth floors, spiffy
customer lounges and glass screens, forget the labourers or floor staff, apprentices,... have a look at your Mechanics own workstation, if it looks prison cell clean is not a good sign,... or does it look used daily, grinders, welders, strange tools, and assortment
of nuts/bolts/bits,... this a sign that a mechanic lives here. Can you talk to him, ask questions, is he knowledgable or talks jargon, is he educational to you,... does he have time for You, does he pay attention
or fluffs you off, do you get reports, & photos.
Some of the best specialist mechanics operate from small garages, bit like a surgeon, whose operationg room is just a 4 x metre room and workbench
is a 6 foot trolley,... its all about the person not the flashy factory.
Latest Photos of body development of Jag 5000 (frame No 3).
F1 rear engine car under construction Car No.2 with an alloy 3.5 litre 11:1 comp V8 awaiting its body. Car No.3 is a modified 5000cc Jaguar V12 with its engine getting test fitted before suspension gear is mounted. Car No 3 chassis weighs about 60kg. These cars are built for economical Club Formula racing.
More pics at Restoration Examples.
Jaguar Historic F1 race car is well under way with fitting and set up of rear end, front end, steering geometry, engine transaxle, car should be a rolling vehicle about June. It is anticipated that this car will have a Brabham type engine gearbox installation. Another car is planned for construction around Sept 2014. The ultimate for Club enthusiasts. For more info read the 'Cats Paw. These high powered open wheelers are ideal for the Club Enthusiast, call for more detail and configuration. Frames can be made in about 13 weeks.
Part or Full Engine Re-Builds
We do owr own engine rebuilts to any stage of tune for 2.4, 3.4, 3.8, 4.2, 5.3, 6.0 with compressions 8:1, 9:1, 10:1 & 12.5:1 (or race 15:1 V12 only) with full chrome or nickel plating, new stainless bolts/nuts, stainless head studs, copper water pipes, braided hoses, anodised colours, 2-pack paints, acrylics, stoving, detailing with recalibrated ancillaries, injectors, carbs and much more.
All Interior Work
Remove, re-trim, install woods, carpets, headlinings, any colour any style leather or fabric, or re-colour match missing trim, re-stretched old trim, make back boards, parcel shelfs, repair dashes for XK, MkII, XJ, XJS, door treads made, capping made, chrome parts repaired, boot fitted out and engine bays to name a few.
Machine Shop Capacity
We recently have acquired to our in-house workshop the above new precision digital 3-axis geared tilting head multi speed mill for milling cylinder heads, valves, porting, block boring, con rods, flywheels, decking and levelling blocks and heads, brake modification, parts manufacture and many other custom parts for the trade or enthusiast.
Capacity: 0.5mm to 100mm holes, whole engine block or head.
Our Workshop Ability
Our own facility include, welding ferrous & non ferrous with MIG, MAG, Gas, in-house lathe work, 20 ton press, 10 ton extractor, electronic analysis, sandblasting, pipe or tube bending from 6mm to 63mm, drilling up to 80mm, plate cutting 300x170mm steel (solid or tube), sheet metal guillotine - rolling - folding and also plate shearing up to 5mm, paint facilities, 2 ton gantry, 1 ton engine lift to name a few for most Customer demands.
From 2013, I now can take orders from interested persons who wish to purchase a Jag-Puma F1 type racing frame constructed in the guidelines of historic blueprints. All steel construction, alloy body, Jaguar mechanical rolling chasiss (excludes engine).
Additional to automotive engineering, I can provide general engineering service for shed or factory structural components, design, styling with structural engineers computations (excludes Council permits). Shop cuts for steel trusses, girders, columns, rafters, knee and apex joints.
Call Steve on 9888 2144 to correct all XKR, XJR and Supercharger versions timing chain tensioner updates.
Jagmania, the best where budget & quality meet.
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