News and Updates - Winter 2018/9
Added 17 February 2019
Heritage Open Day Weekend event confirmed as 14 / 15 September
We are pleased to support Lincoln Cathedral, by offering 20% off Museum admission (except special events) to all holders of the Cathedral Community Card
TL 48 - 1928 Austin 12 'Clifton' Open Tourer
The front and rear seats have been sent away to Hukes Car Trimmers for re-upholstery. Hukes have the experience and are recommended by eminent members of the Vintage Austin Register. Hopefully they will be completed by Easter. We would also like to have a look at the clutch by then.
AFY 376 - 1934 Austin 16 Berkeley Saloon
We are now block sanding back ready for another coat of primer. Then hopefully it will be fit for some paint when the primer is sanded back.
KAL 579 - 1948 Daimler CVD6
Rear panelling and a few electrical jobs including indicators and rear lights are receiving attention.
DFE 383 - 1948 Guy Arab III
Work continues on the front axle
|left - Daimler KAL 579 (Gash, Newark DD2),
right - engine of Leyland TF 818 (Lancashire United 202) ready for transport
|engine of Leyland TF 818 (Lancashire United 202) - before and after cold metal stitching|
|left - radiator of Leyland TF 818 (Lancashire
United 202) receiving attention
right - Morris 1000 van MFE 454J (Lincoln Co-operative Society) on the vehicle ramp being serviced.
TF 818 - 1930 Leyland Lion LT1
202's original engine has been safely delivered to specialist repairer Surelock, Oakham. Heavy corrosion of the waterways was cut away and cold metal stitching used to make a watertight repair. This method uses nickel alloy rods to join metal instead of welding, where the heat would cause a lot of distortion. The engine should be back with us soon.
Work has also been carried out on the radiator - still showing traces of Jersey Motor Transport green paint on the inner side.
|We now have a new pit jack fitted in the rear workshop.|