When you first open that glorious bonnet on a series 3 E-Type Jaguar, it's difficult not to be overwhelmed by the complexity of the V12 engine that greets you.  It took me a while to gain enough confidence to tackle the engine bay but once underway I began to appreciate that it was just another engine with a few more cylinders thrown in.  And once the rebuild and restoration were completed it seemed a pity to have to close the bonnet and hide the mechanical masterpiece that was on display. 

Photo Gallery - V12 engine rebuild