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.
This beautiful Aston Martin DB6 came in last week with a misfire. Turned out to be dodgy electronic ignition trigger in the distributor. The carbs were leaking so we rebuilt them while it was here.
This autumn marks an incredible 35 years in business! From humble roots working from a tool box in the back of an MGB, through various premises, to our current East Sussex facility, catering to all manner of classic car and historic racer. We always endeavour to push ourselves and grow with this year being no exception. Our latest has been our new machine shop facility with Southern Rebore Services moving on site under our wing. We look forward to serving the classic car and historic racing community for many years to come.
This beautiful Series 1 Jaguar E-type came in for a full inspection, major service and repairs. There were a few large jobs to carry out including works to the rear subframe and drivetrain. We replaced all of the front suspension bushes and a couple of ball joints. We replaced the water pump, adjusted the cam tensioner and carried out an engine service. We’ve fitted a set of static seat belts and had the car MOT’d.
This beautiful Austin-Healey 100/4 has just undergone a full service. As well as the usual oil, filter plugs, this 100/4 got some new trunnion bushes, re-shimmed king pins and a full rebuild of the distributor. This Healey is now ready for many miles of classic motoring in 2018.
This beautifully restored MG TC has been in storage for a while and was reluctant to get going going again. Some attention to the carburetors and a full service and it’s driving beautifully.