So here’s the 356’s ‘new’ engine up and running – big bore barrels and pistons and 40 IDS Webers, but otherwise original 1600S – 616/12 from a 356 T6-B
Okay, so i bought them, but just a quick post with my eldest son’s cars. First came the GIMP – A gold Imp Californian, in a terrible state, but a … Continue Reading The apple doesn’t fall far…
Way back in about 2003/4 I came across a dream bike of mine, a Suzuki Katana, one which had been breathed on by a Suzuki tuning legend and previously featured … Continue Reading My first GSX1100S Katana
Whilst in the US I bought another Zundapp. This time a true classic, vintage even. I loved the quirky elements – the pressed steel frame, the forks, a side mounted … Continue Reading ’35 Zundapp KK200
Currently crated and heading over from South Africa. More details when it arrives – registration ordeal etc.. and of course a few more modifications. as it stands, lots of work … Continue Reading Suzuki Katana GSX-R
Easy work first – strip what was partially assembled, send it for blasting and powder coating. There is a good community hidden away in Dubai and Sharjah for old bikes … Continue Reading Bella, so let’s begin…
So I guess the first question is why pick an obscure 1955 german scooter that few people have heard of over a vespa or lambretta. I mean, if you are … Continue Reading Zundapp Bella, a what? why?
Rather than list loads of posts on individual bikes from my past I thought I’d bundle most into one. After all my current and more interesting ones are listed elsewhere. … Continue Reading Bike history
Some years ago I bought an old rusty pedal car – I later worked out it was a Devillaine Midget, a French classic built in the 1960s. The plan was … Continue Reading Devillaine pedal car
I had these made up for the Jensen – somewhat more appropriate that the old ones I feel. It took me a while to recreate the font in Illustrator – … Continue Reading Badging the Jensen SRT
So after the full restoration and passing the registration test, on the final fettling and shakedown runs, the engine went pop. On inspection it wasn’t that serious, a valve follower … Continue Reading A new old engine, the right one.
With the interior done and the cooling sorted, it is time to sort the smell! The TVR runs very rich and the fumes are bad – hydro-carbons are off the … Continue Reading Megasquirt time.
Once we’d worked out that we were returning back to Dubai I decided I wanted to take the car with me but had a month to two to sort some … Continue Reading Turn away Jensen purists!
Filling the void in my life with the sales of the Lotus and the Karmann Ghia I jumped straight in with a Jensen Interceptor III. This was another car I’d … Continue Reading Dallas and an empty garage
When I bought the car it was a little tatty around the edges with a few tears in the interior and some leather problems, but I got all those fixed … Continue Reading Sorting out the interior
The story goes that one of the big dealers over here visited the UK motorshow, saw the TVR’s and wanted to be a dealer. A deal was struck and an … Continue Reading A bit of the TVR’s history