Last time we saw Roy we did some work on his Austin A35 prior to driving to Portugal. This time we had his very neat rally inspired classic Mini. We had the car on the rolling road a week ago but this time it came in for a new water pump, bypass hose, bottom radiator hose, alternator, temp gauge and temp sender.
This Triumph TR4A has been stood in a garage for the last 20 years. We’ve been through the whole car and refurbished the mechanical parts like brakes and suspension. The engine was good but the carburettors were full of detritus. The whole fuel system was replaced and the carbs rebuilt. We converted the car to an alternator, electronic ignition and an electronic Facet fuel pump. The paint work has been machined polished and it has come out very well. Really happy to see another classic back on the road.
Our good friend Mark Taylor brought in his recently purchased 1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint for some work. A general inspection was carried out as the owner wishes to use the car for some continental driving. The car is very good overall. The first port of call was a full brake service. We then fitted a 123 distributor with a new coil, HT leads and spark plugs. The carburettors have all been balanced and we’ve now tuned it on the rolling road. The next step will be some upgrades to the suspension, wheels and tyres.