BMW 2002tii – Kugelfischer fuel injection on rolling road

BMW 2002tii kugelfischer fuel injection rolling road

This BMW 2002tii, with its Kugelfischer fuel injection, came to us with running issues. Initially the owner wanted to do away with the injection system but we assured him that when working properly, the kugelfischer injection is excellent and will help maintain the value of his original BMW 2002tii.

With the car on the rolling road we were able to diagnose the symptoms that were causing the poor running. The engine was running very lean. Next, we systematically checked the systems settings to ensure everything was within adjustment and operating correctly. The system appeared to be ok so we tested the fuel pressure. Bingo. The fuel pressure was very low. We tested the fuel pump and it appeared to be fine so we turned our attention to the fuel regulator. It was faulty. So, we stripped it down and rebuilt it.

With the car back on the rolling road we could measure mixture from the BMW 2002tii fuel injection under load. The rebuilt fuel pressure regulator did the trick and the engine now had a decent air fuel ratio.

Ginetta G4 lower wishbones – Available to order

Ginetta G4 lower wishbones

We can now supply Ginetta G4 lower wishbones. Due to the current lack of supply in the market we decided to take matters into our hands. We have produced a jig from which we can make new lower wishbones. We have simplified the design slightly and increased the wishbone’s strength.

The first pair of our new G4 lower wishbones is destined for Ian Burford’s 1965 example. Ian races regularly with the HSCC in the Historic Road Sports grid.

If you require a pair of Ginetta G4 lower wishbones we can make them to order. Additionally, if you have any questions please contact us by email or telephone to make an enquiry.

COVID-19 Update

We are currently operating a lockdown service. We have a small number of local staff working in isolated departments. We are thankful to have a few projects to carry on with at this time and will continue to evaluate the situation day to day. If you need us our recovery truck is ready to collect your vehicle. Please telephone the workshop if you need anything and we will do our best to accommodate. Stay safe.

1994 Group A Classic Mini Cooper Rally car build

Group A classic Mini Rally build

We’ve begun work on a Group A Classic Mini Cooper Rally car build. Our customer has supplied a relatively tidy 1994 Mini Cooper body shell from which to build it. Once complete the car will feature a full rally modified 1293cc SPi engine.

First things first we must restore the body shell. Thankfully the original body was relatively rust free. The worst rust was in the front floor area. Most Mini’s require new front end panels as these are prone to rusting. In addition we’ve had to replace the out sills, rear valance and repair the floors and bottom edge of the rear panel. We are also installing a full roll cage and reinforcing the body with seam welding. Most of the parts for this build are being supplied by Mini Sport.

The body will be painted in the original Rover Flame Red with white roof. The car will be built to the FIA Group A regulations of 1994 just like the car Paddy Hopkirk used when he returned to compete in the Monte Carlo Rally. More updates on this Classic Mini Rally car build to follow. Next up, the 1293cc rally mini engine build.