Fresh race engine for TVR Grantura

We’ve finished a fresh engine build for the TVR Grantura Mk2. This is an FIA specification 1600cc MG B-Series engine with the aluminium crossflow Derrington cylinder head as homologated on the TVR.

Goodwood 77th Members Meeting

Goodwood’s, season opening, Members Meeting was as good as it ever is. Even without the snow. For weeks we’ve been in preparation for the Betty Richmond Trophy with out FIA Mini Cooper S. We decided early on that we wanted to put in a good effort and make the most of the opportunity. We new the original engine wasn’t making enough power to compete with most of this grid so we chose to build a new one. We went to Swiftune for many of the internal components and built ourselves an engine with comparable performance. Charles Rainford was to pilot the car for the event but other than one test session he was new to Mini racing. Even still, qualifying came around and he brought the car home in 16th out of 30 cars. The first heat was Saturday afternoon and after a long, 4-car, battle Charles managed to finish 13th, clinching a much desired spot in Sundays final. Sundays race was fairly straight forward and despite an overheating clutch and a slow puncture on the front left we managed to finish the weekend 24th out of 60 Minis. We couldn’t be happier with this result. Thanks to Chris Harper and Mini Sport for all their help.

Triumph TR3A hard top fitting, service and MOT

This lovely Triumph TR3A came in for it’s annual full service and MOT but while it was here the owner also instructed us to fit a hardtop. The end result looks fantastic but the hard top did require a bit of work to make it fit. We had to trim it above the doors and around the aperture for the side screens.

Fast road engine build for supercharged Austin A35 van

We just finished this engine build for the Chadder & Co. Austin A35 van. Starting from a 1275cc MG Midget block it has been over-bored and fitted with Omega forced induction pistons, ARP fasteners, steel flywheel and 285 camshaft. The head has been fully modified by Vmaxscart ready for their supercharger conversion and on top of that we’ve fitted a set of aluminium roller rockers from Mini Sport. This little van will really fly.