August 26, 2020

Fletcher’s All Fuelled up!

Our Fletcher speedboat, that arrived with us in a very sorry state after spending the last few years under cover in a back garden, has had some special attention this week.

“We needed to remove the fuel tank to take a closer look at the engine,” explains Craig. Upon closer inspection, a thorough clean and some specialist boat advice it was decided that neither engine would be used in the restoration.

“We had two Evinrude 25HP engines, but neither were in good shape,” says Craig, “so we made the decision to up the power to a 90HP Mercury engine, which should mean it’ll go a heck of a lot faster.”

The team here were all hoping to see this beauty back out on the local waters this summer, but you can’t rush restorations! Therefore, a more intricate engine replacement will now take place to get this little speedster back on the waves.

The Sweet Sounds Of The Becker Radio

This week, our 1957 Mercedes 190SL had a retro look Becker radio fitted into the dashboard.

But don’t be fooled by its 1960s façade, as behind it lies an all-singing-all-dancing modern system that includes navigation, telephone, radio and card reader.

Although a slightly larger gap had to be made in the dash for it to fit, now it’s secured in place, it looks like it’s always belonged there!

Visiting Bridge Classic Cars this week…

Returning to the workshop in September for work to commence we have our 1996 Nissan Patrol in for a sympathetic respray.

We are doing things a little differently with this one with a slight colour alteration.

More information to follow in September.

A very rare little find, our 1994 Nissan Micra has covered just 19000 miles and has been in the hands of just one, yes one, lady owner since new. This would make a perfect first car or someone lucky enough to have the space, a great little future classic that could be tucked away and be one of those amazing stories of the future.

1962 MG A having engine running issues. The owner had heard about us and wanted to pay us a visit to see whether we could assist him in a possible engine rebuild.