October 2, 2017

New arrival in for re-commissioning

Our stunning 1947 Rover 12 has now arrived ready for the recommissioning to proceed. One of only 200 produced.

Purchased from Anglia Car Auctions a little over 12 months ago, its current owner has been unable to enjoy her as yet but after a brief chat a few weeks ago, Bridge Classic Cars have taken on the project to get her ready for the Suffolk roads so she can start to be seen and enjoyed.

…and more importantly, so Mr Atkins can finally enjoy driving the car he bought.

Manufacturing new gearbox mounts

Due to heavy corrosion on the rubbers of our Jensen 541S gearbox mounts, it is simpler and more cost effective for us to re-manufacture the mounts ourselves as brand new are non-existent and good second hand will be more work than is necessary.

This is not the first time we have had to reproduce the mounts as our previous 1961 Jensen 541S restoration had the same issues. With the help from the guys at Walker Rubber we were able to manufacture new, relatively easily, using existing components as the moulding/shape to work to.

Unfortunately Walker Rubber no longer work out of a unit in Ipswich but the guys at the Norwich branch have taken on the project instead so we are still using relatively local companies where we can.