October 19, 2018

Running up the Jensen engine

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We are now fine tuning and running up our Jensen 541S engine. The engine has been removed and detailed but has not been rebuilt. We

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Running up the Jensen engine

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We are now fine tuning and running up our Jensen 541S engine. The engine has been removed and detailed but has not been rebuilt.

We carried out various tests when we original received the car and with all running and pressures how you would expect we made the decision, alongside the customer, to leave the engine in one piece.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yujsnYx_9ew”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]However, now we are running her up once again for fine tuning, Ady has discovered a lot of wear in the original rocker shaft.

Due the fact that these shafts are almost impossible to find Ady has re-produced the shaft and fitted with brand new fingers supplied to us from AH Spares.

You can see the wear in the original rocker shaft here.


Work continues on our 1975 MG B

Having recently had the body sandblasted and primed, we are now preparing old repairs and cutting in new metal prior to re-fitting certain areas with new heritage panels.

The wheels are away being refurbished so we should expect them returned within a matter of days.

The engine is in the final stages of being rebuilt with just the carbs to be completed. The engine should be complete within the next 4 weeks. New photographs will be added next week.


Unseizing the Jaguar 240 Brakes

Our work is almost complete on our Jaguar 240. On our first test run we found that the brakes were binding ever so slight. Enough for it to be frustrating and not a very pleasurable drive.

Back on the ramp we go as we now strip the brakes to investigate the issue.

The brakes are heavily corroded so we have stripped them back to clean up. Once this is completed we’ll get her back on the road to carry out test drive number 2.

Whilst in our workshops we are also in the process of re-fitting a steering column bush to prevent the movement in the steering column.

Cleaning up the inlet manifold

Under the bonnet the engine bay was already looking beautiful but whilst the inlet manifold is removed from position Pete has blasting the casing to remove all grime and debris before reapplying the unit.

Here we have the images of how they looked before the clean

And with a little TLC we have brought back some of the shiny and newness to them.

We believe it’s the little things that can make a big difference…attention to detail and care means so much to us here at Bridge Classic Cars.

1960 Jensen 541S Nearing Completion

We are now days away from the completion of our 1960 Jensen 541S (the prototype).

It has been a long restoration journey but hugely rewarding as we revive one of the very first prototype 541S’s to leave the Jensen factory.

We still have a couple of smaller tasks to take care of and some touching up in places but we are so very close now. The grille is cut, shaped and ready to be fitted but we are just waiting on completion of the outer chrome edging before we can fully fit up.


The fixings visible behind the rear plate will also be addressed as we lose sight of them during the paint touch up process.