In our experience there has been an upsurge in Stags being brought out of long term storage. I am sure you can figure out the problems associated with storing a classic car for any period of time, but typically with a Stag we find things like seized needle valves, fuel pumps, water pumps and brakes. But to be honest you never really know what you are going to come across when starting the vehicle for the first time in a while. The Carmine Red Stag in the picture was brought to us after being laid up for about eighteen months. Its main problems lay in the water pump impellor being corroded, perished water pump gaskets and perished carburettor and fuel pipe parts. We gave the Stag a special E J Ward kiss and have made it all better. The car’s owner is now looking to sell the Stag and so you can view the details on our Classic Cars for Sale page on the website. Don’t forget, you can advertise your classic car totally free of charge on our website!
We’ve had fun trying out the new engine test bed. See pic of engine mounted for testing. We’re now able to set the carbs and ignition before installing. And any niggles can be looked at without having to remove the engine. Mick reckons all it needs is a seat and a set of wheels for the ultimate, light weight, super car!
On a week in May we had hood replacements stacked up for the entire week. One was for a lovely couple who had travelled all the way from Scotland, and had dropped in to have their hood replaced on their way to France – as you do. We have quite a few customers who stay overnight whilst we carry out work to their cars. Fortunately we are blessed with being situated in a lovely rural part of Leicestershire and have no shortage of country guest houses and Inns to stay in. So, if you are not on the door step and need a stay overnight we will be delighted to point you in the direction of some good, Stag owner recommended, places to stay.
Continuing with my Spare Part Alphabet, this month it is the turn of the letter B …
IF ALL ELSE FAILS!
IF ALL ELSE FAILS!