January 8, 2019

Cutting the Packard valves

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ady has been cutting a 45′ seat with a Mira. We have also made a new valve guide. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Our Jensen’s Corvette engine with up-rated camshaft

We are progressing very well with our 1957 Jensen 541R’s Corvette engine as we dial in the camshaft. Our engine is having an up rated camshaft fitted so Ady is currently working on rebuilding with the new upgraded specifications.

Here we are adjusting the valve timing.

1969-70 – 355 Small Block Chevrolet Engine, 5.8 litres

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Fully refurbished 355 cid small block Chevrolet engine, originally 5.4 litres.

1969-1970 cylinder block, 327 cid rebored .030″, decks milled .060″, ARP main cap bolts.

Cylinder heads “041” castings, unleaded exhaust valve seats, bronze guide liners.

Uprated oil pump, pickup, drive shaft.

Sump modified with windage screen and crank scraper, debris magnets.

Oil galleries and drainbacks enlarged and smoothed, oil jets added to timing gears and distributor gears.

Lightweight Corvette water pump, chrome pulley, brass core plugs.

Small diameter crank damper, ally pulley, flex plate with ARP bolts.

Eagle crankshaft, Eagle connecting rods, APR bolts, longer stroke giving 355 cid , 5.8 litres.

Keith Black Hypereutectic pistons, uprated rings, Cloyes True-Roller timing set.

Chevy L-79 camshaft (classic cam for this build), uprated cam followers and pushrods.

Rocker studs uprated to threaded items, high ratio rocker arms, Comp Cams valve springs, keepers, collets.

Manley stainless steel valves, exhaust valves increased to 1.60″, valve pockets gas flowed.

Uprated rocker covers, timing cover, fasteners, timing tab, breather and oil cap, stainless exhaust headers.

Lightweight uprated starter and alternator, Mallory billet distributor, MSD ignition and coil, 8mm plug leads.

New engine wiring loom, refurbished Edelbrock carburettor and inlet manifold (modified with plenum divider).

Estimated torque 380 lb.ft. at 3,800 rpm, bhp 360 bhp at 5,400.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”25033,25032,25031,25030,25029,25028,25027″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Re-manufacturing our Francis Barnett badges

Our original 1961 Francis Barnett badges are now in the hands of our good friends at Pamela David Enamels to be reproduced.

Pamela David Enamels was established in 1971 as family-run business. It has been the only one to specialise in the complete restoration and manufacture of one-off glass enamelled badges to original specifications using traditional glass enamels. Over our many years of unique experience they have developed working techniques which enable them to carry out every step of the involved process in-house. With satisfied clients all around the world their records show that three people from two generations of the family have restored over 15,000 badges and manufactured over 10,000 new badges as one-offs or small quantity batches. These new badges are usually to replace missing emblems which are no longer manufactured but can also be to clients’ own designs.

Stripping the rear axle and suspension

Our 1975 MG B restoration is progressing nicely with the rear axle now stripped and ready for refurbishment.

The brake drums and suspension components are also stripped and ready for media blasting.

The metalwork from within the rubber bumpers are also separated and ready for media blasting.

Cutting the Packard valves

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ady has been cutting a 45′ seat with a Mira.

We have also made a new valve guide.


1963 Mini Paintwork

The underneath and inside of our 1963 Mini is now finished in Almond Green as work continues on the full respray.

The car is in with us for body preparation and paint and we then hand back to the owner to be rebuilt.