Towbar fitting

Towbar fitting

A previous customer who’s motorcycle I had repaired contacted me asking if I was interested in fitting a towbar to his car. While technically not a classic, it didn’t present any issue. Hopefully the guy with his 2006 C Max will be happy now that he can...
Jaguar mk2 seized brakes

Jaguar mk2 seized brakes

A local fella called me recently to say his front end was smoking and the car pulling to one side. It appears a caliper had seized. After checking over the car, one of the calipers had indeed seized and majorly overheated causing terminal issues to the non-stock...
Pontiac v8 carb rebuild

Pontiac v8 carb rebuild

A local business asked me if I could look at a 1973 Pontiac Grand Ville that was having starting problems. After looking at the car, I found that the carb was seriously gunked up and one of the floats was also sticking. The quadrajet carbs are quite compilcated...
Austin series 7 motorcycle

Austin series 7 motorcycle

This rare Austin series 7 powered motorcycle needed the head removing to check out a coolant leak. The head gasket was replaced, manifold gasket replaced and a number of other gaskets replaced too. The sump pan was also removed where a small hole was soldered up, and...
Beetle recommissioning

Beetle recommissioning

I was called to recommission a late 1960s Beetle that had been stored in a container for several years. Upon inspection is was decided the front calipers and pipework needs replacing, along with new pads and rotors. The engine needed a good service, new plugs, filters...
MGB starter

MGB starter

A returning customer asked me to replace the starter motor on his early 1970s MGB. A two hour job, plus a bit of fettling getting the old motor fired up and running. But she was back up and running with a few poofs of smoke. Will be returning later in the summer to...