We had a very nice, and very original, MG Midget in this week for a carb rebuild. The twin SU HS2 carburettors were stripped, cleaned and rebuilt with new bushes, spindles, gaskets and float valves. The carbs went back on the car before we balanced them and setup the idle mixture.
A little while ago we were asked if we could make some replica John Aley roll bars for some period correct Mk1 Escort restorations. We had to make some tools to work with the skinny 1.25″ tubing that was used in period but they turned out great. We worked to some photographs from the early 70’s to get them just right.
Matt Richardson brought in his trusted old Rover P6 for some love and attention. The d-panels, behind the rear doors and ahead of the rear wheels were pretty rotten. We cut out all the rust and let in new metal on both sides. We’ve also fitted a refurbished steering idler, rear axle belows and bushes ahead of an MOT.
This Jaguar E-type came in for a back end rebuild. We dropped the rear subframe, stripped and repainted it, and rebuilt it with new parts. Whilst apart the differential was rebuilt and fitted with a Quaife ATB. Doing any work to the back end of an E-type usually involves dropping the whole subframe and sometimes its better to just do the whole lot in one go.
Charles Rainford is now our, in-house, qualified ARDS instructor for race and rally. For the past year he’s spent most days working as an instructor for MSV at Brands Hatch and Bedford Aerodrome. Whether you are brand new to motorsport and wish to build up some confidence or are an experienced racer who is looking to find some extra lap time, Charles is here to help. He has experience in historic GT and saloon cars as well as modern GT, touring cars, sports cars, single seaters and rally cars. Please give us a call or send an email if you are interested in these services.