|Posted by stevebakermg on March 8, 2013 at 5:40 AM|
Many of you may already know that the annual MG "T-Register" rebuild seminar is fast approaching and I'm pleased to be able to tell you that I'll be there speaking on the subject of supercharging the XPAG engine.
The event is on the 23rd of March at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire, it's a full day out with a number of speakers, lunch and "bring & buy" spares & regalia tables. Anyone interested in attending should contact Alan Wa...Read Full Post »
|Posted by stevebakermg on January 25, 2013 at 9:00 AM|
Happy new year everyone. It's been a cold start to 2013 but we've still been busy!
Since I last posted here we were lucky enough to find a lovely old, numbers matching, English MG TC which had just returned from a 40 year holiday in Europe. She was sold before we had time to update the website and it seems there is still a strong interest in our humble MGs.
Big Red has been delivered to it's new home, complete with wings and headlamps fitted. I'm real...Read Full Post »
|Posted by stevebakermg on September 21, 2012 at 5:20 AM|
We've just returned from another manic weekend at the circuit-des-Remparts in Angouleme and I must say I enjoyed every minute of it. The weather was glorious and there were two really strong grids of interesting pre-war cars. It was a real struggle for me to be ready in time but "Big Red" as she's become known was worth the wait and looked every bit the part in the pitlane:
As it transpired it...Read Full Post »
|Posted by stevebakermg on July 15, 2012 at 11:50 AM|
It's depressing outside and so I've found myself locked in the garage. There's a lot going on at the moment as I am assembling two kits for clients and have mean greenie nearing completion (although it may not be green!) and big red hoping to make it's first outing at Angouleme in September.
With regard to the kits, I often feel that people don't know the full extend of what we get up to. We often supply parts to complete a build and have access to a bewildering number...Read Full Post »
|Posted by stevebakermg on May 7, 2012 at 4:20 PM|
By the time I managed to put this car up for sale there was already a gentleman waiting outside my front door wanting to buy it, must be worthy of a mention on the blog then! So nice to see a fully restored MG TC done to such a high standard and I am pleased that it has gone to a gentleman with an engineering background who can keep her on song. I must also say that it is nice to sell a car to a local gent, as I have been spending a lot of time on the road recently.
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|Posted by stevebakermg on April 17, 2012 at 4:55 PM|
Now sold, this 1948 MG TC which had been subject to a lengthy and expensive bare chassis rebuild. Required paint, trim & wiring to complete. A beautiful project for someone to take on, with much of the hard work already done. All panels had been repaired and fitted and the car also benefitted from a new body tub and chrome work. The gauges and,engine had been rebuilt, the car had new tyres..the list went on and on. Well over ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by stevebakermg on April 17, 2012 at 3:40 PM|
Mean greanie has had the chassis checked, straightened and repaired where necessary and as you can see is looking a lot better for it. I have had everything repainted to ensure a top quality finish. I have also fitted new leaf springs. The braking system is being overhauled with new wheel cylinders and a new master cylinder, the shoes have gone away to be relined. The steering arms and the front axle have been chromed, I am taking my time to make sure everything is right on this car. B...Read Full Post »
|Posted by stevebakermg on April 9, 2012 at 7:00 AM|
We have now finished assembling the first of our new batch of pressed TA TB TC radiator shells and should have the first batch available for sale within a couple of months. I was getting frustrated with having to repair old, damaged shells and with poor quality reproductions, as such I decided to put my hand in my pocket and have these pressed properly. They are being pressed in four sections and brazed together on our jig, which was made from a perfect original shell from my T...Read Full Post »
|Posted by stevebakermg on February 17, 2012 at 10:30 AM|
As I've previously suggested I am planning to build two cars this year, I can now offer a few more details on what's in store and when I expect they'll be ready. The blog will as ever feature photographs during the builds and I hope that you'll find it interesting seeing how they go together. Now then;
With there being a number of MG "Q Type" specials for sale at the moment I felt it was t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by stevebakermg on February 17, 2012 at 8:35 AM|
Now sold: One of the rarest of the pre-war MGs and in my opinion one of the best too! I'm sure the new owner will have a lot of fun driving this car, he certainly gave it a vigorous test drive, making the most of the rare Shorrock supercharger.
This was a good example which belonged to a good friend of ours for a number of years. Very correct in terms of detail an...Read Full Post »