27 May 2011

Jaguar E-type

The E-type is now back from the paint shop looking great. 
We are currently preparing it for its MOT test which includes work on the rear brakes as the handbrake is currently inoperative, and replacing the front torsion bars which had lost their tension and therefore collapsed.

Thirlestane Castle Historic Motoring Extravaganza

We have our first show of the year on Sunday, 5th June at Thirlestane Castle, Lauder.  Pop in and see what we've been up to recently and have a chat with Ian and Raymond

20 May 2011


We have just received a lovely letter from the owner of this 20hp.  He bought the car a wee while ago and has endured many months of motoring in which he has had to stop every 10 miles to deal with fuel starvation and the engine cutting out.  He came to visit our workshop with a friend and booked the car in for a day's work.  On examination Ian found lots of small problems including debris in the carburettor, HT coil incorrectly fitted causing HT sparks to jump the points, burnt out contact breaker points, and a poor condenser. 

With all of these items attended to our customer writes "I enclose a cheque for the excellent work you have done to my car.  I am delighted of course after 9 months of interupted driving.  I took the car out the other day... for a fairly long run and it went extremely well" 

Ian works on the fuel system of this 1927 Rolls-Royce

12 May 2011

Jaguar SS 100

We have just completed stripping an SS100 engine which has a number of cracks in the cylinder block.  These should be stitched by a specialist company before we carry out the rebuild. 

11 May 2011


Katie sailing at the final qualifier in Pwllheli
(seen in the centre of the picture ahead of the other boats)

We are very proud to announce that Katie Milford has been successful in gaining a place on the British team for the Laser Radial Youth World Championships taking place in La Rochelle during July.  Well done, Katie