Category Archives: General

A Very Thoroughbred Drive

The Singer Le Mans is all ready to be displayed at Brightwells Leominster next week where I shall be joining her lucky owner Elizabeth Halls on the 3rd March at their viewing day. The most important aspect of the work … Continue reading

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How the cookies crumble

If you have got as far as reading this then you have just been made to dismiss a “rinky dinky” little pop up layer by clicking a button marked “That’s fine”.  This is because as from today, it is now … Continue reading

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Drive It Day

The MK2 Jaguar is all ready for “Drive It Day” tomorrow having recently been serviced – an occasion which brings us to a total mileage of nearly 10,000 since we acquired the car at the beginning of February 2011.  To … Continue reading

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Keeping Busy

Things have been characteristically busy in the workshop since my last post (which is also, as usual, the reason why it has been so long since the last post!).  Work is progressing well on the Jaguar 3.8 and the Triumph … Continue reading

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Vintage Decades

Does anyone remember that there was once fairly widespread call to class the 1980s as the “Second Vintage Decade”? As far as I am aware that never happened, and rightly so:  The 80s were an interesting time for production car … Continue reading

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Welding and Painting

Variety has certainly been the spice of life in the workshop today with work on no less than four different vehicles. The morning has been largely taken up with painting various TR6 bits ready for re-assembly and, while the paint … Continue reading

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Clutches and costly fluids

Re – reading yesterday’s blog suggests that everything has gone according to plan today!  The XK8 has indeed left the workshop, no longer in ‘limp mode’, full of new transmission fluid, and with a centre console which illuminates properly. The … Continue reading

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More Scimitars and Jaguar MOT

It has been far too long since I last blogged, which is rather indicative of how busy things have been in the workshop for the past week or so.  This is not least because I seem to have been dealing … Continue reading

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Testing cars and signing for parcels

It will most likely not come as any surprise to regular readers that much of today has been taken up with things Scimitar and the car has now had a successful first road test. A temporary cable connection has made … Continue reading

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Petrol

I needed to pick up a new bandsaw blade on Friday afternoon and it seemed the perfect excuse to take out the MK2.  Although I ordered the blade when I was getting ready to manufacture the Scimitar adapter plate, the … Continue reading

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Another Mixed Day

Today has been one of some variety:  First job was to replace the flat belting on one of the lathes and on the bandsaw.  The fact that these machines use flat belting should give you some idea of their age:  … Continue reading

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Stripping back the memories

I’ve been looking for some paintstripper recently since I can no longer buy it at local DIY stores. At least not the stuff with Dichloromethane in it and, having tried the alternatives, I have come to the conclusion that paint … Continue reading

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Comment Spam and Cars

One of the first discoveries with a new blog is comment spam. We all get used to email spam which tries to grab our attention in the hope that we might spend some money, but comment spam works a little … Continue reading

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Classic Reading

I picked up a weekly classic car publication from the newsagents today. I was on my way to an appointment and looking for something more interesting than “Horse and Hound” to read in the waiting room.  It occurs to me … Continue reading

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A new blog

Hello and welcome to my new blog at thetfords.com! I shall be doing my best to keep things up to date with news from the workshop and from daily vintage and classic motoring. For those who (like me) haven’t had … Continue reading

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