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CAR HEAVEN, BRITISH STYLE

Written by on July 7, 2017 in Shop Talk with 1 Comment
CAR HEAVEN, BRITISH STYLE

IF YOU LIKE OLD ENGLISH sports cars—Austin-Healeys, Jaguars, MGAs–;and you wandered into a small shop in San Luis Obispo, California, called British Sports Cars, you might check your pulse and respiration to be sure you hadn’t actually died.

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Upgrades: 1962 Daimler SP250 “Dart”

Written by on March 13, 2014 in Daimler, Shop Talk, Upgrades with 0 Comments
Upgrades: 1962 Daimler SP250 “Dart”

This 1962 Daimler SP250 (Dart) just arrived here at British Sports Cars for some restoration work and updates.

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Cool Car: 1934 Humber 16-60 DHC

Written by on February 26, 2014 in Humber, Shop Talk with 0 Comments
Cool Car: 1934 Humber 16-60 DHC

Lately, we’ve been super busy here at British Sports Cars, and great vehicles just keep showing up. Unfortunately, we don’t always have time to share all of them with you, but sometimes something is so cool we just have to share! This time it’s a 1934 Humber 16-60 DHC.

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Installing SU Carburetors on an MGA Twin-Cam

Written by on September 4, 2013 in MG, Shop Talk, Upgrades with 0 Comments
Installing SU Carburetors on an MGA Twin-Cam

Installing the carburetors on a MGA Twin-Cam is a little tricky, as they don’t leave much room to squeeze everything in, but once installed, is just like setting up any other SU carburetor.

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Rebuilding SU Carburetors

Written by on August 7, 2013 in Shop Talk, Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Rebuilding SU Carburetors

Here at British Sports Cars, we have been rebuilding SU Carburetors for well over thirty years.

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Shop Talk: Installing a New Burman Worm and Nut Steering Box in a Vintage XK120 Race Car

Written by on March 13, 2013 in Jaguar, Shop Talk, Upgrades with 2 Comments
Shop Talk: Installing a New Burman Worm and Nut Steering Box in a Vintage XK120 Race Car

We recently got a chance to install a new Burman worm and nut steering box on a 1951 Jaguar XK120 OTS.

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Cool Car: 1957 AC Aceca

Written by on January 28, 2013 in AC, Shop Talk with 2 Comments
Cool Car: 1957 AC Aceca

Every so often we get a car through our doors that is so cool we just have to blog about it.

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Shop Talk: Jaguar XKE Air Conditioning Conversion

Written by on December 19, 2012 in Jaguar, Repair, Shop Talk with 2 Comments
Shop Talk: Jaguar XKE Air Conditioning Conversion

One of the most difficult things to repair on classic cars is the air conditioning system.

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Preparing Your Car for Winter

Written by on December 12, 2012 in General, Shop Talk with 0 Comments
Preparing Your Car for Winter

Every year around this time, we get loads of clients that would like their car checked out and prepared for winter.

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Mini Cooper S Timing Chain Failures

Written by on November 7, 2012 in MINI Cooper, Repair, Shop Talk with 0 Comments
Mini Cooper S Timing Chain Failures

We are seeing more and more Mini Cooper S vehicles fitted with the N14 come through our doors with the complaint of rattling on start up.

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