Earlier in the year we made roll cage for Ian Northeast’s Jensen CV8 land speed car. Since then he’s been working to a very tight schedule to get the car finished in time for Bonneville Speed Week. He’s made it.
Initial rookie runs and to qualify for his license have seen a best of 137.386mph despite the engine not running cleanly above 4000rpm. I chance encounter with a tuning guru on the salt now means they can use a full 6500rpm. Sundays running came to an early end due to an accident and Monday morning brought with it a starter motor failure but with a new starter on the way Ian is ready go for a 150mph run. We are all very proud of Ian and pleased to have been involved in the project.
You can follow Ian’s progress on his website https://worldsfastestjensen.co.uk/
A little while ago we were asked if we could make some replica John Aley roll bars for some period correct Mk1 Escort restorations. We had to make some tools to work with the skinny 1.25″ tubing that was used in period but they turned out great. We worked to some photographs from the early 70’s to get them just right.
Last week we fitted this T45 lightweight historic roll cage. They are made with great precision and as such are a tight fit. This one went in well. Next step is to mount the seat and then get it in for paint.
We are fitting a bespoke roll cage in a 1964 Ford Falcon. Before we started on the cage we had to end to the drivers side floor. Both front and rear floor pans were rusty with poor repairs. Once the structure had been restored we were able to start work on the cage. This is a 6-point bolt in roll cage from 45mm tubing with dash rail and harness bar.
We’ve made another custom 6-point bolt-in roll cage for a Sebring Sprite. We’ve slotted the front dash/scuttle to allow the front legs to pass through giving better clearance for the steering wheel.
Not often you see Hillman Avengers on the road or on a rally stage but we think this one should be an interesting alternative to an Escort. The original front cage was not to spec so we removed it and made a new one along with a new pair of door bars.