With the 1953 Mercedes 220 installed on our test bed Ady and Pete are running up the engine for the very first time.
The fibreglass bodyshell of our 1957 Jensen 541R arrived to us in a pretty sorry state, covered entirely in miniature cracks and blisters that have developed over time.
Repairing the fibreglass body is quite a time consuming task but one that is a necessity in ensuring the finest results with the restoration. Any imperfections at this stage will be heightened as we progress with the restoration and every care and detail is required with this section of the rebuild.
Our Jensen 541R has now been fitted with the newly built Corvette Engine and brand new 5 speed Tremec gearbox.
Darren and Andrew are busy (well Andrew is, Darren’s chatting on his phone!!) working on the body of our 1959 Morris J, to get it repaired, welded and ready for paint preparation.
The engine is now set up on our stand ready to be run.
The boot area of our 1972 Jaguar E-Type has now been cleaned up and fitting with a new Tetrosyl sound deadening layer. Not only does this tidy up the area but also acts as a sound barrier to cut down the noise level inside the car. making for a more pleasurable driving experience.
Tetra Pad Textured Sound Deadening Pads are designed to absorb vibrations in sheet metal panels and provide an effective sound insulation. Formulated to give maximum flexibility even in cold conditions, these may be applied to vehicle panels, floors, engine compartments, garage doors etc.
Whilst cleaning up and refurbishing our 1972 Jaguar E-Type’s dash we discover, tucked neatly behind the dash, a rusty key.
We have no idea what the key is for but what a fantastic hiding place.
Brian has now stripped and cleaned the dash surround ready for the newly refurbished dials to be refitted.