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CAR HEAVEN, BRITISH STYLE

Written by on July 7, 2017 in Shop Talk with 0 Comments
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 3 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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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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Mini Cooper S Turbo Failures

Written by on October 31, 2012 in MINI Cooper, Repair, Shop Talk with 4 Comments
Mini Cooper S Turbo Failures

Now that a great deal of Mini Cooper S vehicles with the N14 motor are coming out of warranty, we are seeing quite a few with turbo issues.

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Safely Cleaning Mini Cooper Intake Valves with Our New Walnut Blasting Machine

Written by on October 11, 2012 in MINI Cooper, Shop Talk with 4 Comments
Safely Cleaning Mini Cooper Intake Valves with Our New Walnut Blasting Machine

Our new walnut blasting machine allows us to clean the back of Mini Cooper intake valves without doing damage to the motor.

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