|Posted by stevebakermg on April 9, 2014 at 6:10 AM|
Its with sadness I have to say that my father, who doubled as our chief race mechanic and Brandy taster passed away (failed scrutineering seems more apt) on the 25th of March, his birthday no less, at the age of 81.
He was a committed petrol head from a young age and I'm sure he'll have already found his place in the great MG garage in the sky. He was the reason I first stepped foot in an ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by stevebakermg on March 15, 2014 at 12:35 AM|
Well, no surprise to see our 1934 MG PA sold to the first gentleman to see her. We knew it was a great car, a rare opportunity to buy a complete MMM project and there was a lot of interest. We tried the engine by hand and it was free as a bird.. the chap who bought it tried the engine in earnest and we're happy to report it's running beautifully by all accounts. I'm sure the car will be back on the road in no time and I'll be very happy to see it.
In other news our TC ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by stevebakermg on February 17, 2014 at 6:05 AM|
What a difference a week makes. As you'll see the body has arrived back from the paintshop and I have begun fitting it to the chassis and refitting the wings. The bulkhead has come up really well, you simply can't get that finish without taking the car to a blank chassis. I will be replacing the spark plug holder with a period correct oil can to complete the look.
I'm still waiting on the arrival of the new rocker cover and haven't tackled the carburettors yet, plenty ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by stevebakermg on February 12, 2014 at 10:30 AM|
The restoration of our MG TC is continuing with pace and I thought I'd share some photographs so you can see how we're getting on. The rolling chassis has gone back together nicely and the fresh powder coating really sets it apart from most TCs on the market. It's good looking and durable finish that'll protect the chassis for a long time.
Marking up the brake drums made reassembling the braking system easy, although there is always some adjustment required. The system...Read Full Post »
|Posted by stevebakermg on January 28, 2014 at 4:55 AM|
You may have spotted on the "Cars for Sale" page that I have a TC in the workshop at the moment. It's a cracking car that had been sadly neglected for a number of years. Rebuilt by an elderly gentleman, the car arrived with us having hardly been used. Sadly the paint, particularly the chassis had started to show it's age.
With a quiet garage over Christmas I decided the car deserved some attention, you'll see from the photograph below that I've been busy.Read Full Post »
|Posted by stevebakermg on January 3, 2014 at 5:00 AM|
Happy new year from Steve Baker MG, much of 2013 continued to be swallowed by my never ending house build but we are now finally starting to break it's back and I hope to spend more of this year doing what I love - playing with MGs! I intend to find myself back at Angouleme and, having enjoyed 2013s event hope I might also make it down to Jersey once more.
Despite the stress of the house we had a good year in 2013, our new aluminium radiators and stainless steel exhaus...Read Full Post »
|Posted by stevebakermg on November 1, 2013 at 12:50 AM|
It's halloween and what could be spookier than the prospect of overheating.. ok maybe not, it's bloody freezing here. All the same we're very happy to announce that we finally have aluminium radiators in stock for MG TB TC TD. We've had the tops pressed to mimmick the originals and once they're painted it's very hard to tell. Early reports are good, we've a small batch in stock with plans to manufacture more in January. Priced at £675.00 inc VAT.
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|Posted by stevebakermg on September 3, 2013 at 10:25 AM|
September already, time flies. It seems strange to say but we're not going to Angouleme this year, with a hectic building schedule we just couldn't spare the time. I will make up for it next year when I enter my new TA special "Sacre Bleu".
You may have noticed that we have been a bit quiet on the car sales front this year, I have been focussing my attentions on a couple of large kit orders...Read Full Post »
|Posted by stevebakermg on June 13, 2013 at 8:10 AM|
I was very kindly invited by the new owners of the "Big Red" TA special which I built last year to watch them at the Jersey International Motoring Festival. They had also previously purchased my white TC racer and both entered the event with Graham in "Big Red" and Lynn in the TC.
I am fortunate enough to keep in touch with the majority of my clients and always enjoy receiving photographs and stories but this was a ...Read Full Post »
|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 »