Last week was a very busy week, in the garage as well as the office. Cars are coming and going as the season is starting up. We got another Jaguar E-type in, a new MG and Gary just went and picked up a beautifully conditioned beige Morris Minor.
The E-Type that just came in is a 1965 Series 1.5. It’s a beautiful gunmetal gray with a gorgeous crimson leather interior. This car belongs to a very frequent customer and we happened to be the original people who first got this car restored in its final condition and on the road. The gentleman usually sends this immaculate Series I E-Type to us every year in order to go through it to prepare for the season. We will diagnose any problems that need to be acknowledged and we will then fix them accordingly.
We also have a very nice MGB that is currently in for miscellaneous repairs. It’s a beautiful fire engine red 1965 MGB. It’s here for the same reasons as the majority of our fleet, basic check up after being stored all winter. This car’s owner likes to drive this car a lot so it needs to really be on the up and up for the season.
Now to check back on the fire engine red ’63 Series I E-Type we talked about a couple weeks ago, she’s doing well and has all new brakes as well as new cooling hoses all around. Next week we’re going to break down the whole process that Mike will be doing in order to reset the triple carb system. As already stated in past articles resetting carb systems, especially triple carb systems, is not easy and it is, in fact, a lost art that not many auto bodies will do.
Let’s take a look real quick at this gem we found with the MGA that we had in our shop. An extremely interesting concept in an electrical system protection. Can you tell what’s wrong with this picture? I wonder why my wiring is burned up, is the Prince of Darkness being framed again?
The Morris Minor that Gary went to purchase this weekend is in great shape. It is a beautiful off color white with a gorgeous interior. The Morris Minor first hit the scene at the Earls Court Motor Show in London, on September 20, 1948. It was designed under the leadership of Alec Issigonis and well over a million were manufactured between 1948 and 1972. The Minor was released in three separate series: the MM released from 1948 to 1953, the Series II released from 1952 to 1956 and finally the 1000 series which was released from 1956 to 1971.
Some more excellent and exciting news that we have is this follow up from the California Mille! The Jaguar XK120 we prepared for our client in order to participate in the California Mille, has not only successfully completed but has overall done a great job all around performing flawlessly for the whole rally. Rain and shine.
~Gary Gammans- Publisher