The black and red Triumph TR4 of Dave Griffiths has been undergoing some winter prep for the 2019 season. The engine has been freshly rebuilt with a new cylinder head from a new iron casting. We’ll also be fitting a new clutch plate before the freshly rebuilt gearbox goes on. The whole unit will get fitted in the car before a rolling road session to get it all dialled in. The car has it’s first test booked at Brands Hatch on March 1st. Fingers crossed for a dry day.
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’ve rebuilt the engine for this Riley RM this year. The 1.5 litre twin cam engine is essentially a pre-war design with white metal supporting the crankshaft instead of the more modern shell bearings we are used to seeing. It takes a little longer with an old engine like this as there is more work involved and there isn’t always access to new parts. The engine is an interesting design with two camshafts in the block actuated the valves via push rods and rocker arms.
Our trusted Volvo PV544 race car has finally received it’s fresh engine and gearbox. We were so busy last year we’ve had to wait until the winter to finish the rebuild and get it fitted. This Volvo has been racing since the early 60’s and now with a fresh motor it should be back on track soon. This extraordinary car is up for sale. You can find more information by clicking here.