|Posted on February 6, 2017 at 10:15 AM|
January's been a busy month for us and I hope it continues in to the year. We've been all over the country (and further afield) collecting and delivering cars and are continuing to find new upgrades and parts for our beloved MG T-Types. Our latest arrival are the pictured H-section Saenz Con-Rods - I have been extremely impressed with their quality and, whilst they would be overkill for the road, the originals can be a weak point for a tuned or race engine. They are £900 for a set of four (we also sell new billet crankshafts at £1550).
Since I last wrote here I've been made aware of an article about the late Jacques Potherat in the Heritage magazine of the MG car club in France. It's a lovely write up and nice to see one of my old pointed tail specials still being used and look after. This was the one I built with a crossflow cylinder head many moons ago. New crossflow cylinder heads are now being manufactured and look very promising indeed. I hope to be able to write about them in more detail soon. We've also been tasked with making a dual outside exhaust system for one so that should prove interesting!
I was also recently sent a lovely email about an MG TD I built for a chap in the late 90s, I'm delighted to say he still has the car and tells me that it has "won literally dozens & dozens of trophies including a Car of the Show as recently as last season" - he must be a bloody good polisher! Whilst I don't have the time to take on projects like this anymore I always enjoy tinkering with good original cars - it's so satisfying to see a proper MG in top nick.