We had another historic racer in from Paul Kennelly. This time his recently prepped Jaguar E-type. The standard of preparation on this car is very high, much the same as Paul’s Austin-Healey. This E-type racer is built like the early steel bodied cars you see in the Kinrara Trophy at Goodwood rather than the Lightweight and Semi-lightweights you see in the TT. We spent some time on the rolling road setting up the triple SU carburettors.
We had the pleasure of spending a morning with our good friend Grant Williams this week. He brought the famous Mk1 Jaguar ‘BUY 1’ in for some rolling road time. It’s always great to catch up with Grant and we were able to find some decent power gains from the 3.8 litre straight six. Looking forward to seeing Grant race the car in the Jack Sears Trophy on Saturday at Goodwood Revival.
We love specials, especially the Austin 7’s. This one has recently been completed and came in for a session on the rolling road. The car has been built from scratch using an Austin 7 chassis and running gear. It’s obviously been heavy modified and features unique steel body work and an early Reliant engine, sometimes with a blower.
We had a nicely prepared Crossle historic Formula Ford in for a tune this week. Richard Yeoman and his Daughter have been hitting the UK Hill Climb’s with it and are now trying their hand at circuit racing. Formula Ford is very restrictive so every little counts. There are no huge power increases to be found but a little fine tuning can find an extra 4 or 5bhp.