As I write this the Round Britain Reliability Run is fast becoming a distant memory. All of the vehicles prepared finished the event and helped contribute sponsorship monies towards the massive total raised of over £90,000 – Well done everyone!
We are now into winter rebuild territory with a couple of long term jobs and a few engine builds being brought forward off the back burners and reignited. We have just finished a TR7 engine which has been lurking at the back of the workshop and will shortly be reuniting it with the car which it came out of earlier.
We are also rebuilding a set of TR5 inlet manifolds with new throttle spindles to go with the linkages which have also been deseized, re-bushed and are now capable of being adjusted.
A rare Dolomite Sprint automatic in remarkably solid condition having been stored in a dry garage for the last 13 years has also just been returned to the road. As you can imagine though after such a long period of disuse, every rubber component needed to be replaced as well as all the fluids, with the fluid systems all being thoroughly flushed and cleaned through. This car now drives very nicely indeed and should give many miles of enjoyment to its new owner.