Craig’s DB9 is currently in the paint shop undergoing some paint corrections after the epoxy primer was applied to treat a small amount of corrosion coming through around the door handles.
We’ve also fitted new door rubber and rear window rubber tightened up the rear centre mounted brake lights that were rattling, refurbish the tyres, re-upholster the seats, repair internal door pulls, remove parrot phone system, test and modify power steering and diagnose the shaking, fit new motors to the wing mirrors, adjust the driver’s window that squeak and scratches, fit new stone guard stickers to the wheel arches, remove both front headlights and strip both doors.
Matt has now moved onto polishing and flattening the paint to give it it’s final finish.
Ady has stripped the engine of our 1973 MGB GT V8 so he can diagnose the issue with it.
Mauro is carrying out a thorough Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) on our classic bike before it makes its way down to the south coast to winner, Mike Parsons tomorrow. We do thorough PDI’s on all our competition vehicles to make sure they’re running perfectly before they meet their new owners.
Scott has continued the disassembly of our 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark I by taking apart the mechanics piece by piece so we can access the engine.
Scott has also been removing some more of the wiring loom and then the the engine.
After the client came to see his two Jensen’s, he’s asked for some small modifications which has included changing the yellow Jensen badge to blue, adding mesh grills into the front side vents and we’ve noticed a few places where we wanted to touch up the paint. This Jensen will be leaving us very soon after its long restoration journey with us.
Our 2006 Mercedes CLK200 came in for some small paint and bodywork touch ups which have now been completed. The wheel arch dent has been worked out and the front bumper which suffered from stone chips has been repainted.
Our Austin Healey 100 has had a brand new temperature gauge and sender as well as having the radiator reconditioned to solve the blockage and leaking. We’re also fitting wing mirrors and need to adjust the handbrake.
One of our clients who’s storing his 1997 Aston Martin DB7 with us got in touch after seeing our DB2/4 project to say that his father, John Langley, used to own a DB2/4 however it had an unfortunate run-in with a lorry.
We’re told that whilst on the motorway, a lorry pulling into the side of the DB2/4 and the result was gruesome of the car. Although John survived it, we’re told they still miss that car.
Mercedes found themselves at the heart of disaster at the Monaco GP as Valtteri Bottas’ front right tyre couldn’t be removed during a pitstop on lap 30. This left Valtteri no option but to retire his car
Mercedes have still not been able to remove the wheel due to a damaged wheel nut and can only be removed back at their workshop where it will all need to come apart.
“The wheel nut will not come off!” 🎙— Sky Sports F1 (@SkySportsF1) May 23, 2021
Disastrous scenes for Mercedes, they fail to undercut Pierre Gasly with Lewis Hamilton, and Valtteri Bottas is forced to retire!#SkyF1 | #F1 | #MonacoGP 🇲🇨 pic.twitter.com/gOoRRS2jZq
“We eventually didn’t get the wheel off, it is sat in our garage with the wheel still on it,” Mercedes technical director James Allison said, as quoted by Motorsport.com. “It will have to be ground off, get a Dremel out and painfully slice through the remnants of the wheel nut. We will do that back at the factory.”
Team boss Toto Wolff added that it had “never happened to that extent before” and was “something we need to understand”.
The instance happened after the pit stop gun wasn’t applied at a clean angle, causing it to chip away the driving faces of the nut.
Even rival team Ferarri tried to help remove the wheel after the race but with no luck.
Mistakes can be made when working on cars, from the simplest of errors to the larger issues, each in their own is easy to make and often comes with frustrating consequences, but its all part of working with complex machinery.
You can read an in-depth review of the mechanical blunder here or alternatively, click below.
The Jaguar E-Type Roadster Series 3 is back in the fabrication bay for some leading. The selection of photos below show inconsistencies in the front over-riders that need addressing to obtain symmetry and leading the spot-welded joints on the shell to ensure there is no cracking or sinking of fillers and paint later on.
We’ve also received the trim pack for our E-Type which is in a sophisticated muted green: