Tuning Gavin Watson’s Bordward Isabella

Gavin has been very busy building a twin carburetor setup for his stunning 1500cc Borgward Isabella. A very rare car with a very rare engine. Over the winter Gavin found some extra oomph with a straight through exhaust and air feed to the single down draught carb. Now he’s got two Solex carburetors. Graham has been working on the rolling road to get the engine running perfectly ready for the HRDC Touring Greats race this weekend at Donington.

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Mustang shake down with Rupert Keegan

We were back at Goodwood with the recently completed ’65 Ford Mustang for its first shake down with former Hesketh Formula 1 driver Rupert Keegan. The car ran extremely well with only a few small issues to dial out. Some adjustments to the brakes helped improve things and now the vehicle is back in the work shop it will undergo a few more tweaks before its next outing. The car is scheduled to make it’s race debut, since restoration, later this season.

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