March 20, 2017

Insurance assessment on a 1969 MGBGT

Today, we have inspected a 1969 MG BGT that was involved in an unfortunate accident yesterday.

From first impressions; the original bumpers and front grille will need to be repaired. During the impact to the front, the weakness around the front headlights, due to age related corrosion, have been further weakened so will need to be cut out and repaired. The bonnet has been slightly buckled, preventing the mechanism from running smoothly. The front valance, arches and bonnet will need to be resprayed.

A full report will be drafted up and then we will await further instruction from the insurance company.

Fitting the new MGYT wiring loom

Due to the rarity of our 1949 MGYT the wiring loom as been specially manufactured, for us, by Autosparks. It was an 8 week lead time but due to forward planning it arrived within our time scale. Forward planning reduces the risk of set backs, doesn’t always work this well but on this occasion it has!

Autosparks are the world leading supplier’s of classic car wiring looms. There are lots of wiring looms suppliers online but from previous experience they all seem to use Autosparks as their supplier so we choose to buy direct from source and deal directly with the manufacturer.

We started back on the MGYT today, with Dave’s first job being to to install the new wiring loom.

Drive It Day 2017 – Kersey Mill – Sunday 23rd April

Sunday 23rd April – 10am to 5pm

Free Entry for all exhibitors.

After the success of ‘Drive It Day’ 2016 Kersey Mill are pleased to announce a return for 2017 as classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to take part once again at the mill on Sunday 23rd April.

The idea is for owners of veteran and vintage cars and motorcycles to meet each other and show off their vehicles.

Images from @hudsoninbury on YouTube

To view more images from Drive It Day 2016 click here to see the Kersey Mill Gallery.