January 29, 2019

Jaguar E-Type: Project Sofa – blasted and ready for repair

Unfortunately, due to our current workload, our 1967 Jaguar E-Type has taken a bit of a back seat (pardon the pun) so we can concentrate on various projects we are currently working on.

At some stage in the not to distant future the repair works will begin on our E-Type body shell as we start to bring the idea of a 1-off sofa to life.

1962 TVR Grantura: Cylinder Head Porting

We are currently in the process of porting the cylinder heads of our 1962 TVR Grantura. Porting refers to the process of modifying the intake and exhaust ports to improve the quality and quantity of the air flow. Porting the heads provides the finely detailed attention required to bring the engine to the highest level of efficiency. More than any other single factor, the porting process is responsible for the high power output of modern engines.

This process can be applied to a standard racing engine to optimise its power output as well as to a production engine to turn it into a racing engine, to enhance its power output for daily use or to alter its power output characteristics to suit a particular application.

Our very own Ady has been porting heads for many many years and is now somewhat of an expert in the field.

Polishing and Re-painting our Austin Healey Fuel Tank

Next up for Brian is to strip, clean and polish our 1977 Austin Healey radiator. The top looks to have been hand painted at some point in the past so we need to remove the paint before looking at options of polishing.

Sendimentation found in the Rover’s fuel

As feared, we have discovered sediments in the fuel system of our 1987 Rover Vitesse Sd1. It is a very very fine deposit but never the less we need to explore why this has occurred and rectify the problem.