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Vintage Car Rants

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rants about some vintage car owners and the misery of living with Old cars.

Says it All!!!

Ponderings Posted on Tue, April 28, 2020 19:15:12
I Need It!

Lost the plot!

Struggles Posted on Sat, April 18, 2020 09:52:46

This is the state of Chippenham workshop now. 7 nines in build that can be seen, four out of shot….plus a couple of Wolseley 6 cylinder engines on the go! Don’t mention the gearboxes or it might tip me over the edge!

Tweaked engine for Oily Rag car, now gone to Scott for fitting. New game for you of ” spot the difference!” Bottom picture is the latest.

Spot the differences!

Head in My Hands!

Struggles Posted on Fri, April 10, 2020 10:45:20

got stuck into a batch of heads this week. got one block to collect from re-bore and a set of wissy round type bits at balancing.

Which is who’s?


Ponderings Posted on Wed, March 18, 2020 06:39:18

Big fear worldwide, this little bugger. Is it the end of Vintage motor cars? With the demographic of those at most risk being those who are interested in Pre War cars, could this spell the end of the Dinosaurs that are us! Not that we would be classed as Velociraptor, more like Headupthearsaurus.

Headupthearsaurus: Ponderous bipedal through back, having only retrospective vision and short attention sp….. where was I?

Hoping we all come out the other side of this pandemic…..wishing you all good luck.

Something New to play with while I antisocialise, self isolate.

What Fun!

New Kid on the Block.

Folk Posted on Wed, March 18, 2020 06:34:36

Scott has launched himself onto the Old Car World with him new Web site. He will be working in collaboration with Darren Goodgame and Myself on some projects we have for the future and ongoing builds already started.

Find him at

Wishing him every success for the future.

One we made earlier, Scott’s wiring job.

On the Shelf.

Struggles Posted on Sat, February 15, 2020 16:22:48

Had to start making hard to find short falls. Came to build a customer supplied Mk.6 engine (pile of bits) did the oil filter system but was missing pressure take off and pipe work at rear of engine. Also one main feed pipe and the pressure adjusting screw is the short spring type ( problematic).

So now have made all parts new, for the shelf…. as I was also short on some of my engines in the line…and there must be others who will need them.

Also making for Mk.V timing gear idler shafts, as they are not available and are different to Mk.4 and Mk.6

Things are getting hard to find in the “used parts bin” and no one much is producing anything new anymore.

Mk.6 with external oil filter.

Getting through them!

Struggles Posted on Fri, January 24, 2020 07:12:53

I have more engine builds in house than you can shake a stick at…but a couple of them have gone out this year already, thank goodness!! One Arrow crank, one original.

Arrow Hot job.
Standard Monaco.


Cars Posted on Sat, December 21, 2019 16:21:01

The Brooklands rolling chassis is now in Germany. So now we start again!

Two in tandem this time. A cable braked one and a Girling braked racer with Merlin engine and axles. Scott will build the Merlin version and campaign it in VSCC events, then decide which of his two is best to keep for himself. I think I will campaign the other, rather than trash the original too much.

It’s on the slipway now!


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