Did you go to Stoneleigh? How was it? I hear on the grapevine that we were much missed. That’s nice. Don’t take this the wrong way, but when I got up at ‘civilized O’Clock’ on that Sunday morning, and it was cold and persisting down I was mightily relieved. Mind you, I’d never have lived it down, had been a beautiful warm spring day. It must have been miserable though. I’m guessing that Stags weren’t that well represented as Richard has been extra busy in the spare parts department. It might also have had something to do with the free March delivery offer that we had running.
Forgot to mention last month - another migratory Stag that has just left us for Italy, after full engine rebuild, leather trim, stainless bumpers, re-veneered and recovered dash, and so on. It is bound for a life spent in the very classy company of Mark Bolland. I can just imagine it – the Stag - purring along, hugging the winding Italian coast, the scent of lemon and salty sea in the air. Ahhh.
Staying on the continent, we have engine rebuilds in the pipeline for a Stag in France – near the border with Switzerland, and one for Spain. As I’m sure you know, our reconditioned engines come with a full warranty, but also from now on they will also have been bench tested on Mick’s new toy – I mean test bed. Although we like to fit and test the engines her in the workshop, when it comes to supplying an engine for abroad this is just not possible, so the test rig is the next best thing. This way the carburettors, distributor, front pulley and flywheel can all be fitted to the block and run up, tested and balanced before shipping.
You may have noticed, but there has been no further mention of our apprentice. This is because for some reason he got it into his head that you don’t actually need to turn up for work every day in order to keep a job. Is it me?! So after another couple of attempts at employing the ‘youff’ of today we have decided, for the time being, to stick with us oldies. The whole process has left me feeling rather haggard. For the first time in my life I am old enough to be the Mother of our young candidates. That can’t be right! I guess I’ve turned that corner that says ‘THIS WAY – MIDDLE AGE’.
The diff’s with our own new crown wheel and pinions have been a huge success. We thought that there would be a demand for this product, but like everything, there is always an element of risk. Looks to have paid off this time. The cost of the unit £940.00 plus VAT exchange.
DON’T FORGET. IF YOU HAVE A STAG FOR SALE YOU CAN NOW ADVERTISE IT FOR FREE ON OUR WEBSITE. JUST EMAIL THE DETAILS TO US WITH CONTACT INFO AND A PICTURE OR TWO.