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Barrie's Workshop Woes

Well, we seem to have had a bit of a gap in our Webb lately. This is because our wandering Sec. is in Australia, and the pigeon keeps getting lost on the way with the blurb.

During lock down, or as my DCW, (disagreeable cleaning woman if you recall wifeys nom de plume,)named it, Wine tasting era, Allan was beavering away on his many pre war Jowetts, and I was rebuilding our garden shed and toy cupboard, rendered rather loose by lorries and cars who's drivers think that the period should be called The Race Your Vehicle Period.

But behind the scenes when we were allowed out of the cage, we were rebuilding the TD of Roy, who delights in appearing to watch his rebuild before disappearing with a portable part of his car that comes back beautifully painted for installation. He's applied for a job here.

Sorry Roy, you'd show us up.

Or Martyns TC which came in for an oil change and is now undergoing a new body tub and pretty bits.

My racing days are over. DCW says that at 79 I'm too old, shes had enough worry, so I told her to leave home....

But here it is, all rebuilt, looking lovely and ready to go, so....

My Race MGA is having its engine rebuilt at one of the best builders in the UK and should be ready in a week or so, Eligible for just about all the main series, Equipe GTS, Gentleman drivers, Ungentleman Drivers.... and much more. Engine rebuilt and sealed at 1840cc by RAC scrutineer during rebuild, Just about FIA spec except L tyres, which I wont use for personal reasons, but it has 4 sets of wheels and tyres, inc a one race set of Yoko 0053Rs, Avons, etc.

All suspension and chassis rebuilt to period specs, Quaife, S .Cut CR box,Full width dash, Full Harness, correct roll cage, etc., repainted for the first time since it won 2 championships in the 90s

It handles superbly, especially in the wet and is a dream to drive. Road registered and extremely well known for many years in MG circles as a front runner.

That will be about £35K but I don't expect ill get it, so I'll keep it.

My MGTC that I bought for a hooligan road car is having a genuine XPEG fitted with lots of mods to it. Please no gigglers or anonymous cowardly offer for bits of it, so tiresome. Its a scruffy ex championship winning TC that has everything but the Proverbial fitted to it and can be a screamer on the road ,track, or speed events.

And with the XPEG and all its quick bits? Less than 20k.

I Love Nivas and this is the only unwelded one I've seen for many years.

When the snow comes, you'll regret not buying it. Agricultural , constant 4WD, I've pulled Range Rovers out with them.

The TR6 is stunning , as is the MGB. Its 2ltrs, quick and handles superbly and looks it too.

We have 3 XPAG engines for sale. One has been rebuilt , not by us, but we"ve stripped it and it is fine and unrun, Thats £2995, 2 used and running units that have been removed to be replaced by larger units £2250 each, A Y type Gearbox, told to be rebuilt, but not tested, $200 TR6 Standard gearbox. £225, TR6 Rack looks good, £150

We are still restoring , and selling T types and MGs of all models. We have extensive spares and engines in various conditions for sale

We can deliver and collect any where in Europe by the every so smart and dapper Tony

Anything from a set of points to a rebuild by our lovely Allan, I tell him what to do, then duck from flying spanners.

I must admit , his grasp of the lower descriptive words used to explain things were never in my English exams.

Ring soon, Im getting older.....



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