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.
This striking blue over red Mercedes 190SL is fairly local to us. The owner has had it for 30 years and wanted to get it on the rollers following a recent engine rebuild.
We had another quick TR4 in recently for a little dyno session on the rolling road. Known to be a quick car, it showed very good results from it’s Mass Racing engine.
Our friends Bill and Michelle of Hardy Engineering brought their lovely little Frogeye Sprite in for a rolling road tune prior to a European excursion for the International Healey week. In Europe the car performed admirably and was even voted 1st in class for the People’s Choice award.
We had a very interesting Elden-BMW Formula 3 car in last week. Powered by a BMW M10 engine with slide throttle, Kugelfischer fuel injection. The car has recently been restored and looks immaculate. Will look forward to seeing this out on track later this season.