Volvo PV544: Development continues for Goodwood Revival

Development of our 1958 Volvo PV544 has continued following a successful test at Brands Hatch. We’ve spent some significant time on the rolling road trying out different things. Ultimately we have gone up on the choke size, changed the emulsion tubes and re-jetted the carburettors and found an incredible 21bhp (flywheel) with an increase in torque across the whole curve. We’ve got some suspension changes to make this week before heading back out on track for our second test.

BMC Abingdon Reunion

We were delighted to be asked by Mini Sport to come along to their BMC Abingdon Reunion at the 2019 IMM at Bristol. Chris Harper of Mini Sport had organised the event to bring together as many surviving members of BMC’s Competition and Special Tuning Departments and as many surviving Work’s Mini’s as he could. He asked us to attend with the John Rhodes Mini and also the FIA Appendix K Mini race car we built with Mini Sport for our book ‘How to Prepare a Historic Racing Mini’.

Fast Road 3.8 litre Jaguar E-type on the rollers

We had a great looking fast road Jaguar E-type on the rolling road today. Partially stripped out with a roll cage in the back gives the car a real sense of purpose. It came in running super rich. We changed the needles and leaned it out to find a big bump in power and torque from the 3.8 litre engine.

 

BMW 3.0 CSi. E9 Fast Road Rebuild

The BMW 3.0 CSi project has come a long way recently. The engine is in the the fuel injection system has been installed. The car will be running on a triple set of Jenvey throttle bodies with an Emerald ECU. We’ve fitted the car with a set of Bilstein shock absorbers, uprated springs and poly bushes. Next up is the 5-speed gearbox conversion and to finish of the engine install.

Mongol Rally update. Romania

The girls have made it to Romania in the little Bedford rascal. So far they’ve had little more than a blown fuse to slow them down. The quality of the roads leaves something to be desired but the landscape more than makes up for it. To follow Rodeney and His Rascal’s click here for Instagram or here for Facebook. They are raising money for the charities Cool Earth Action and Headway – The Brain Injury Association. To make a donation click here. To track their progress on a map via GPS click here.