A customer had this 2,912 cc engine for his Austin Healey 3000 send over to us in a crate. The engines in the MG Midget and MGB are well known as the A-Series and B-Series but few are aware that these engines are the C-Series. Mostly used in the large sedans the Austin Healey 3000 and MG MGC were the only sports cars to use this large engine.
These extremely rare “Adjustable 22” Armstrong period correct externally adjustable lever arm shocks are being test fit to the Austin Healey Sprite which will be receiving the equally rare supercharged engine pictured earlier. Most have only seen examples of these in some of the original special tuning parts manuals.
This 1949 MG TC is an example of MGs first postwar model which was introduced very quickly in 1945. With a little more power and being four inches wider these cars became a hit in America especially among the returning America G.I.s. This beautiful example only needed wiring repair, tube replacement, and fuel pump points to be back on the road after sitting for many years.
It is not the exception that projects that were started sit unfinished after many years for numbers of reasons. Lucky for this MG it will be put back together and see the road again as the owner has properly stored the vehicle and parts inside the shed and away from the elements all of these years.
This Tartan Red MG Midget will not only be the owners first classic car but their first car at all because can you believe he is still in high school! It is great to see the interest in these cars continuing and with modern SpeedHut instruments, Weber carburetor, and fully digital 123ignition distributor this classic looking MG is outfitted with the equipment that will be the future of these classics.
Now painted back to the original Ravenna Green color this Ghia shows off the body lines well. Needing just about all of sheetmetal replaced from the doors down this car has been rescued to live on for many more years.
In the sixties if you wanted more power out of your Mini, Austin Healey Sprite, Austin A40 or Morris Minor the Shorrock and Judson superchargers were about the best as you can get. This very rare Shorrock supercharged A-Series engine is going into one of the FIA race car Austin Healey Sprites we are currently building.
This 120″ wheelbase Master came in with a seized engine but with the help of some new custom pistons and a lot of machine work the engine is back in working order and the car can continue on for the next 90 years.
This vintage Rotary-Engined Pickup (REPU) is a restored example of the second generation Mazda B-Series pickups. The 1974 Mazda REPU was the first year for a rotary engine in a pickup which had a four-port 1.3-liter 13B four-barrel carbureted engine. 15,000 units were built.
These specialized four wheel drive military fire trucks were built for the air force. With only a few thousand miles on the clock these trucks can still be put to use in specialized private fire departments.
With a new digital distributor, suspension, and interior this Alfa can now be back on the street where it belongs. This is the first car for us using the 123ignition digital distributors and we already have more on order for other cars.
In July of 1951 the MG TD2 pictured in white on the right was introduced which came with many upgrades over the standard TD. Although both of these TD are 1952 models the red car on the left is a “competition” version designated the TD/C Mark II which came factory will all of the competition equipment that MG offered such as dual shocks on each corner and a more powerful high compression engine.
The rear drum brakes on this 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta are the famous Alfin style copied later by Datsun. The front however use these very wide aluminum drums with cooler fins that make it appear as if it is a large helical gear.
The Italian manufacturer Innocenti whom started producing cars in 1920 but is most famous for it’s Lambretta scooters of the 1940s to 70s started making their own versions of Austin’s best cars in the 1960s. Each of the cars on the right is the Innocenti version of the Austin car on the left. The Minis were still called Minis but the Sprites were called Spiders.