We’ve fully rebuilt this 1293cc Swiftune race engine for our Austin A40 race car. The engine features an all steel bottom end with Omega pistons and Swiftune’s cylinder head and fuelled by a pair of SU HS4 1.5″ carburettors. Next step is to get it run-in and tuned on the rolling road. If you are looking for a historic race car to purchase, this car will be available shortly.
First rebuild of the season has been this 2 litre Fiat twin cam. A nice build with high compression forged pistons, balanced bottom end and Guy Croft head and cams. Should go really well in the 131 road/rally car it is destined for.
Our trusted Volvo PV544 race car finally gets it’s engine back. The full race engine has been rebuilt after the oil seal from the pickup pipe went array causing damage to the bearings. This car’s race history goes back to the 1960’s and has even made it on the podium at Goodwood revival making it very special indeed. For anyone who is interested the car is available to buy and would be eligible for a Goodwood Revival invite in 2019.
We are hitting the ground running in 2019. From January 10th to the 13th we will have the pleasure of joining Aurora Bearings at Autosport International at the NEC, Birmingham. John McCrory of Aurora Bearings invited us to display Ian Burford’s Bill Thomas Cheetah with them on stand 3266. Be sure to come by and say hello.
“Every year at Autosport we try to have a unique American race car on display. This car certainly fits the bill, and we cannot emphasise how pleased we are to work with Ian Buford, as well as Daniel Lackey and CCK to display this historic car at the UK’s premier motorsports show.” – John McCrory, Aurora Bearing Racecar Product Manager
Autosport International – for more info click here.
The Daimler V8-250 was the first Daimler to use a Jaguar platform and the last Daimler to use a Daimler engine. And what a great engine it is too. The small, hemispherical head (HEMI) V8 engine is a beautifully engineered machine. This car is a recent acquisition of the Southern Classics Society events coordinator Richard Long. The car is in lovely condition having been restored some years ago. We didn’t find too much wrong with the car, mostly deterioration of rubber components including power steering hosed, coolant hoses and suspension bushes. In the new year we will be looking at the brakes. Needless to say this car will be on the road at many club events during 2019.
If you are in the South and interested in a friendly classic car club check out Southern Classics Society. Their website can be found by clicking here.
Following the failure, the subsequent rushed patch and weld job and podium finish at Brands Hatch earlier in the year it is time for this Mk1 Lotus Cortina to get its new rear axle casing.