Sunday, 20 May 2018

Fiennes Restoration

I have recently been a little involved with Fiennes Restoration Ltd.

Fiennes Restoration / Engineering, is where it all started for me 30 years ago.
Their engineeing and restoration standards have always been of the highest quality and a benchmark for me.
I am very proud to be working, for the moment, with them once again.

Do visit their Website (soon to be updated) http://www.fiennes.co.uk/.

The photos below were taken a few years ago, this large workshop, machine shop and coachbuilding shop is now full of interesting work on a wide range of Rolls Royce, Bentley and many other makes.




 Photos from Fiennes Restoration Ltd web site.

Close Call

This photo is from the 1969 Fairmont Speedway archives, I found it quite intriguing.
It seems the car left the track through the fence and on to the railroad!


Monday, 7 May 2018

Spring, Wolseley Continues


Machine a dummy proving piston for the initial test machine work and to test the piston mounting jig.



Dummy piston in place using the donor block for convenience and to keep the partially built new block clean,

Taking some clay impressions to test piston to the edge of the combustion chamber clearance ad to test valve clearance.

Piston mounted in the machined Jig / mounting plate.

Head test fit with two valve rockers for clearance tests.

Engine test fit for linkages.


Drilling and wires for new switches.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Changes and Ups and Downs!

As you may have seen in a previous post we had moved from the lovely picture postcard Avenue garage to new very modern premises a month ago.
Unfortunately the new environment was not quite as planned and so a decision was taken to regroup to the area that I know and enjoy the most, we have returned to solely vintage and classic work and are now at the point of moving into simple, quiet, small and comfortable premises to resume as we were 2 1/2 years ago.

We would very much like to thank all of the modern vehicle customers that supported and welcomed us without any waver during this time, we certainly remained extremely busy with such kind support.

We may also have a new interesting development as we look ahead, "as one door closes another opens". More on this news a little later.

Please continue to visit this blog as I think the amount as well as the "more interesting posts" will begin to increase.


Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Delage DISS

Almost two years ago I posted some last pictures of a Delage project that I had been involved with. Our mechanical side had been almost completed and we stood back to allow the body, paint and trim work and to get the Avenue Garage underway.
Here is the result after paint, wood and trim:




It is now time to go back and attend to the last mechanical details before some extensive road tests!