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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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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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Classic 1961 Mini Engine Repair & Upgrades

Written by on July 3, 2013 in MINI Cooper, Repair, Upgrades with 0 Comments
Classic 1961 Mini Engine Repair & Upgrades

When Randy Nonnenberg from bringatrailer.com needed help with his classic Mini, Cooper we were very pleased that he contacted us.

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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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Shop Talk: MGB Chrome Bumper Conversion

Written by on October 18, 2011 in MG, Shop Talk, Upgrades with 10 Comments
Shop Talk: MGB Chrome Bumper Conversion

Performing a chrome bumper conversion to your late model MGB is one of the best things you can do to improve the look of your vehicle and add value.

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Shop Talk: Triumph TR6 Transmission Conversion

Written by on February 7, 2011 in Shop Talk, Triumph, Upgrades with 8 Comments
Shop Talk: Triumph TR6 Transmission Conversion

We just completed this Toyota 5-speed transmission conversion for a client on his 1971 Triumph TR6. The kit we used was supplied by Herman van den Akker of HVDA Transmission Conversions. Herman has done an excellent job of putting these kits together and the installation was very straight forward. We are usually not big fans […]

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Shop Talk: Jaguar 4.0 Liter Timing Chain Upgrade

Written by on January 18, 2011 in Jaguar, Shop Talk, Upgrades with 2 Comments
Shop Talk: Jaguar 4.0 Liter Timing Chain Upgrade

This is a prime example of what you do not want to see happen to your Jaguar. On the early XK8 and XJ8 Jaguar vehicles equipped with the 4.0 liter motor, there is a known flaw in the upper timing chain tensioner. What happens is that the chain tensioner fails, causing the chain to slip […]

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