CMC Technical Seminar 19 October 2024 – XK Club

CMC Technical Seminar 19 October 2024 – XK Club


Award-winning classic car specialists since 1993, CMC have restored and maintained some of Jaguar’s most important road and race cars over the years.

Always a popular  - and quickly booked - event, the day will consist of four absorbing and informative technical sessions, with coffee/tea on arrival, and a light buffet lunch.

Hosted by CMC at their Bridgnorth premises, the day will begin at 10am and finish around 4pm.

Technical Sessions


  • Panel gapping and setting correctly, including shut lines, lock/latch setting effect of seals and how to achieve best shut lines/operation.
  • Correct assembly/build technique of  Jaguar E type/XK and monocoque cars. And the importance of correct assembly/welding.
  • Welding methods and technique. Importance of correct procedure for a given panel.
  • Panel forming, wheeling and basic hand shaping.

  Detailing/vehicle care:

  • Polishing and rejuvenation of old and modern paint finishes.
  • Detailing of interior, exterior, underside and wheels on classic and modern cars.
  • Final protective coatings. Benefits/drawbacks of alternate products. Where and when to use the correct product for an individuals needs.
  • General good care of your vehicles finish, interior, exterior underside etc….
  • Paint faults and finishes.

  General mechanical/Axle & Gearbox:

  • General maintenance. Importance of correct servicing, oils and products in your classic.
  • Gearbox/drive train and differential fundamentals, operation, faults and fixes.
  • Preparing your car for winter storage/use.
  • Recommissioning your car from winter storage.

  Engine/tuning (this will be based on and around our Hub Dyno):

  • Importance of correct carburettor and timing set up, air fuel ration and how to set.
  • General tuning/set up of carburettor engine cars.
  • Fuel injection systems, modern cars and retro-fit to classics.
  • Ethanol in fuels.

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