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
Chest wigs, medallions, Miama Vice, Magnum PI – all these things reek of the 80’s and testosterone… and if one British Car sums up the period it is TVR. The … Continue Reading I love a wedge and am a sucker for pop-ups!
All sorted 🙂 I gave in waiting for the ATC to sort it and get the pass registered on the RTA system. They asked for the day to sort it, … Continue Reading All registered and sorted… bang!
Next was to register the car – after some debate I chose the Dubai Classic plate route – 5 trips to the RTA in 2 days and no resolution, sadly … Continue Reading Registration woes…
Porsche USA offer a great Certificate of Authenticity, for a small fee they’ll send you the basic details and options of your cars build, its birth certificate as it were. … Continue Reading Porsche COA
The wiring harness on a 356 at the headlights goes through a front fender brace and into the lamp bowls. One of mine was so decrepit and twisted from a … Continue Reading 356 – Back to AAA
VIN 212760 – is 1963 356B T6 Karmann Coupe – check, that works. Engine 601416 – is a 1600 Type 616/1 T5, 1960 built in 1959 – hmmm not original … Continue Reading Let’s have a look at what we’ve got then…