Ian Burford’s 1958 TVR Grantura made its test debut last week following the restoration over the Winter. Overall it was very positive. The car worked without major issue and we’ve now established a stable bench mark from which we can develop the car. The car looked stunning and garnered a lot of compliments up and down the paddock. Look out for this one racing in 2019.
A fresh straight cut, close ratio gearbox has been assembled for our FIA Mini Cooper S race car. New bearings and gaskets were supplied by Mini Sport ahead of the Goodwood Member’s Meeting race this April. We offer a gearbox and differential rebuild service for both Mini and Sprite / Midget road and race cars. Get in touch for a quote.
We see a lot of old Jaguars on the rolling road but this Mk2 was particularly nice. This Mk2 Jaguar has been restored to a very high standard, finished in grey metallic with oxblood interior.
The owner of this very tidy Triumph TR4A is in the process of preparing it for some light competition. Mainly sprints and hill climbs. We first had the car on the rolling road to fine tune a newly built engine. Following that we made an aluminium rear bulkhead, sealing off the cabin from the boot where the fuel tank resides and fitted a rear roll cage with harness bar. We carried out a spanner check and found the brake and clutch master cylinders were leaking so these were also replaced.
We had a Triumph TR6 come in with a drooping near side front suspension. The cause of the drop was due to the upper wishbone mount breaking away from the chassis. Once we got it apart it was apparent why. The polyurethane bushes that had been fitted to the upper wishbones were totally dry. No grease what so ever. The upper wishbone had seized leading to the eventual fatigue and fracturing of the chassis. We had to remake this part of the chassis from steel and weld it into place. The bushes on both sides were lubricated with rubber grease before the whole lot was put back together and the car could be put back on the road.
We’ve just finished a custom bolt-in roll cage for a lovely little Alfa Romeo Giulietta. Made from 38mm CDS tubing to FIA Appendix K regulations and painted in the body colour Alfa Rosso. This cage has 6 points with rear diagonal, door bars and a harness bar.