January 14, 2020

1960 MG A Engine

Ady, Bridge Classic Cars’ in-house engine specialist has been working on a complete engine restoration on our 1960 MG A engine. Here is a brief

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Suzuki Cafe Racer strip down

We’ve ordered up a custom rear light strip from New Rage Customs. This will compliment our new ‘Bobber’ style seat and overall minimalistic look.

Paul has completely stripped the Suzuki, in preparation for sandblasting and then later, painting.

The next steps will be to refurbish the forks and the fuel tank.

Then once the frame is painted, we can prepare the entire bike for assembly with new parts.

1960 MG A Engine

Ady, Bridge Classic Cars’ in-house engine specialist has been working on a complete engine restoration on our 1960 MG A engine.

Here is a brief rundown of Ady’s process:

  • Totally strip down the engine
  • Unlead the cylinder head to run on modern fuel
  • Install new valve guides and valves
  • Reface the cylinder head to be fully reconditioned
  • Bore engine out and fit cast iron liners, then bore liner out to fit the new piston.
  • Cylinder block was refaced
  • Crankshaft polished
  • Assembly with new bearings, gaskets, fuel pump, oil pump ect…

Congratulations, Carl – 2nd In the Best of Britain Championships

Congratulations to Carl Offord, who finished 2nd place at the Best in Britain Lighting Rod championships. The Lightning Rod championships were held at the Yarmouth stadium on the 29th December. Three races were run on the day.

In race number one Carl started 6th from the back in a field of roughly 25 cars. Carl fought his way through the grid and crossed the line in third after a fantastic wheel-to-wheel race. Unfortunately Carl was docked two places due to a racing incident which saw him finish in 5th.

Race two began with a reverse grid with Carl heading out 6th from the front. Carl drove a fantastic clean race and built up a comfortable lead to take the win in the second race of the day.

Finally, the third race of the day was up. Carl qualified on pole position and drove a perfect race for the first 20 of the 25 lap race. On the 20th lap Carl approached a back marker to overtake. The back marker lost control and spun, collecting Carl up with him. Having made his way back onto the racing line, Carl had lost not only a lot of time, but also the lead and slipped down into 2nd place. He fought valiantly to try and regain first place but in the end finished in 2nd place.

Having lead so many laps it was hard not to feel disappointed not to come away with the win, however, second place is still a great achievement. Congrats, Carl.

Jensen 541R Bespoke exhaust images

Work continues on both of our gorgeous Jensen 541r’s. Below is a gallery of the custom fabricated exhaust that’s fitted to the 1957 Jensen 541r. Demand Engineering, one of the country’s best exhaust fabricators have made this beautiful stainless steel system for our Jensen.

The exhaust headers have been finished in a lovely satin black, heat resistant paint.