This week we had an old Bentley R-type in for a new exhaust. The old one was blowing badly and when we looked underneath we found it to be totally rusted. The only solution was to fit a complete new system. The system came from Flying Spares and was a great fit.
A classic Mini straight cut gearbox for our FIA Appendix K Mini Cooper S race car. A fresh rebuild on the straight cut, close ratio gearbox has been assembled. New bearings and gaskets were supplied by Mini Sport ahead of the Goodwood Member’s Meeting race this April. The 77th Members Meeting will hold a Mini only race for the cars 60th Anniversary. 60 Minis will do battle in the Betty Richmond Trophy race.
Get in touch if you need a gearbox or a differential rebuild for either Mini or Sprite and Midget road and race cars.
We’ve just finished a custom bolt-in roll cage for a lovely little Alfa Romeo Giulietta. Made from 38mm CDS tubing to FIA Appendix K regulations and painted in the body colour Alfa Rosso. This cage has 6 points with rear diagonal, door bars and a harness bar. Roll cages are not available for all historic vehicle so a custom made cage might be the only option. Additionally, some people like to tailor their roll cage to suit their driving position.
This Jaguar E-type Series 3 V12 has been in storage for 13 years. The owner now has a new garage and room to bring it home so we set about getting it road worthy once more. Although the condition of the car has been maintained over this time there are a lot of items that will degrade through lack of use. Rubber components like coolant hoses needed replacing and the brakes required some attention. The engine needed a good service along with lots of little jobs to get everything working as it should. This afternoon we will deliver the car home once and for all.
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.