Category: News

The highs and lows of classic ownership

Given that driving old cars requires some “running repairs” I used my KING DICK “get you home” set whilst driving my Healey back from Buxton on Monday.  Brilliant kit, given I lost power and had to start working my way through everything untill I found the problem…maybe we need some pliers adding to the kit! […]
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Healey nearly complete

Birkin Brothers have completed the paint and done a superb job.  The shut lines are better than new, with all the brightwork and hold assembled.  A trip to Hardy Engineering in Leatherhead for a gearbox re-build is in progress, with the trimming taking place in September.  All the fasteners and fixings have been supplied by […]
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Healey finally coming together

After 18 months the Healey is close to being painted.  Birkin Bros in Buxton are trial fitting the panels, prior to final preparation and painting.  I’m expecting some red paint (colorado red) to be applied over the next few days and it will finally start to look like a car!  We should be building it […]
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Special offer on drills

Special offer on Imperial size drills We have surplus stock of imperial size drills from 3/64 to 7/16 sizes. These are industrial/trade products, high quality and robust. We are selling them at significantly reduced price (subject to a minimum order value of £5) in order to reduce stock. Clearly if you don’t need exact sizes, many […]
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“Break down” tool kit

Whilst driving around in your classic car is a great way of relaxing, it can be quite stressful when, as inevitably happens’ you break down. Some people carry a few tools, others a whole box of spares, or even a boot full of “stuff”. We’ve put together this brilliant tool kit, for just that eventuality. […]
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Lotus problems

When I first bought a Lotus Elan, 20 years ago, someone reminded me of the meaning of LOTUS – lots of trouble, usually serious.  However, despite the usual woes of oil leaks, electrical problems and lazy headlights (they pop up!) I can honestly say its been mainly reliable…including taking one of my daughters to the […]
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The criticality of nuts and bolts!

Few parts are as important in the assembly of vehicles, cars and motor bikes, as the nuts and bolts which hold them together and, at first sight, it seems that all bolts are basically the same, yet I’ve learnt that is far from the truth. There are no fewer than 5 different threads for different […]
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