This Jaguar XK150 came in for a full service and a rolling road power run. The car has been used regularly by its owner both on the road and on track days and although it is not a show queen it is loved and well looked after. Aside from the usual service items we found a problem with a rear hub that required some work and a new seal and it also received a replacement indicator switch. The car went on the rolling road for a quick check and a power run.
Austin-Healey 100/4 major service
Triumph TR4A recommissioning
This Triumph TR4A was restored some 20 years ago and has been garaged ever since. It has survived very well but a lot of the rubber components have deteriorated and the fuel tank has rusted. The carbs required a rebuild and we also fitted a new fuel pump. The brakes and ignition system both needed some work to recommission. A new set of Continental tyres and it’s nearly ready for an MOT.
Austin-Healey 3000 ignition woes
We picked up a local Austin-Healey 3000 with some running issues. The engine was cutting out and coughing and wouldn’t go for more than about 10 minutes. The problem was traced to the ignition system. The components looked as though they had not been changed in some time so a new coil, points, condenser, red rotor arm and distributor cap from Distributor Doctor were ordered. Once the parts were fitted and set up it was running sweet. A quick power run and back to the owner.
Mk1 Ford Lotus Cortina, clutch, brakes, service, MOT
This Mk1 Lotus Cortina is in for an MOT, a service and some other issues. The car does very few miles and most issues are related to that. The clutch master and slave cylinders need to be replaced and the brake calipers are getting rebuilt due to stuck pistons. There is an intermittent spark on cylinder 1 so new plugs, distributor cap, rotor arm and HT leads are also getting fitted.