The engine work still continues with two down and two to go on the 2.5 litre front and a Stag V8 also stripped with various bits away for machining and the wet liner engine now being reassembled. The long awaited ‘custom’ camshafts for the 2.5s are threatened soon though, so they should be back together before much longer.
It’s funny how things go, as said before you wait ages for a transmission job then a gang of them turn up together. After the two non-overdrive to overdrive conversions, we got two o/d gearbox units to rebuild and we have also got a separate J type unit to fit to the back of a Borg Warner 65 in a 2500S. This conversion will be a first for us and promises to get around the old problem with the big saloons and estates that the automatics are way too short geared for touring and sustained motorway use. It also promises when we have worked out the details to be a fair bit cheaper than the four or five speed ZF conversion and effectively with the benefit of no fewer than six forward gears!
In the meantime we’re at the end of February and with the warmer weather expected anytime soon (it’s snowing as I type!), we’re starting to get the regulars in now for the annual service, MoT and sort out, ready for the start of the season so it’s all hands to the pumps.
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