Article No.9: Oct 2021 Projects

Welcome to another of our ‘Articles’ – a blog post illustrating the ins and outs here at Carn Bosavern Garage, based in St.Just, Cornwall. Ranging from details on a full restoration, to the intricacies of an engine rebuild, we take a look at both current and previous restorations on vehicles such as MGA’s, MGB’s, plus Triumph TR2’s, TR3’s and TR4’s. We will also give an update on our current stock of classic cars for sale and used cars for sale.

In this article we take a quick look at some of our restoration projects we currently have underway for customers.

When the customer visited us last month, we discussed the next stage of their MGB Roadster project including any potential upgrades they may require depending on their plans for the car. After going through various options, we agreed an aluminium radiator and Revotec electric cooling fan would be highly beneficial. This future-proofs any potential overheating problems if they was to ever venture to a warmer climate in the car. These have since been fitted, along with new carburetors and their upgraded CSI electronic ignition and coil set up.

Meanwhile our Triumph TR3A project has had the chassis fully rebuilt to a stage it is rolling, steering and stopping. During the chassis build up the customer has requested various upgrades to help improve handling and the overall drive of the car. These include a Triumph TR7 steering rack conversion kit, a front anti-roll bar, a polybush suspension, Koni shock absorbers and upgraded coil springs.

Other projects that are making good progress include our MGA Roadster, Lotus Espirit and Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV.

The MGA has had the chassis fully rebuilt and the original body has been re-fitted. The car is now in the queue waiting for the bodywork to commence. The Lotus Espirit, brought to us by a customer, has been stripped to a bare body and chassis, with the chassis sand blasted and primed. Minor repair works are required on the chassis before this can be painted and the rebuild of suspension parts started. Lastly the 2000 GTV, a customers car last on the road in the 80’s, has been methodically stripped to a shell where we are now investigating the condition to see what fabrication work and body panels are required.

If you own a classic car and would like a quote on any work, whether it is something as little as an oil change or as in depth as a full restoration, feel free to contact us.