March 26, 2018

Heat-proofing the Jaguar E-Type Manifolds

When purchasing new manifolds for the Jaguar E-Type they typically come already enamelled from the supplier, unless you opt for the more expensive option of stainless steel.

Our customer wished for us to purchase un-enamelled manifolds as he wanted to coat his with a heat proof alternative.

They are readily available without the enamel coating so we have sourced some and are ready to treated them.

There is a special procedure to applying the heat resistant paint with think layers having to be applied over a period of time and baked at 160’C.

The work has now been carried out and the results are fantastic.

Cleaning The Daimler Carpets

The seats are currently in the process of being freshened up to help disguise the age related wear that is starting to appear. Whilst the seats are out we have taken the opportunity to deep clean the full carpet throughout.

Preparing the underneath of our Daimler Super V8

As part of the re-commissioning project of our 1998 Daimler Super V8, we have been instructed to strip back and treat the underneath of the car and get her weather proof and protected after years of wear and tear.

Here is what we are faced with underneath prior to any work being started.

The car will now be cleaned back to remove all dirt, grime and surface rust that has built up over the years. Once stripped back we will start the process of sealing the underside.

Our process is very thorough and we use the very best products to ensure the life of the protection is maximised. These components are most exposed to the Suffolk roads so need good protection and weather proofing.

Jaguar XK8 – Electric Window Issues

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The electric windows are in need of some attention. The windows are falling slightly to enable the door to open and close without any glass shattering. This is exactly what should happen but the issue we are faced with is that the windows do not rise again when the doors are closed. They, in fact, continue to keep dropping.

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Having fitted a new battery and resetting the factory settings the windows are now operating as they should. This also means the hood is able to lift on and off with no issues. With the windows at fault the computer was not able to tell the hood mechanism to work.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”18740,18739,18738″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Historic Car MOT Exemption Declarations Coming Soon

Source: ClassicsWorld

With historic vehicles set receive MoT exemptions from Sunday, May 20, it’s worth reminding ourselves of the new procedures owners will have to go through to get their car recognised as a Vehicle of Historic Interest (VHI).

Owners of cars aged 40 or older will need to fill in a V172 form at their local Post Office after VHI exemptions come in.

Your classic will no longer need an MoT after the V172 form has been signed, provided it is as it left the factory or any modifications are safety-enhancing, such as a brake upgrade from drums to discs.

Historic vehicles with ‘substantial alterations’ (such as an engine swap) will need to go through the yearly MoT as usual.

Exempt or otherwise, your car has to be kept roadworthy at all times – if found to be dangerous, you risk fines of up to £2500 and as many as three penalty points on your licence.