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First Stevens Prototype Restoration – Part 1

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First Stevens Prototype Restoration – Part 1

For many years I have endured a hankering for a little ‘Special’ the type made popular by the minimal machines such as the Austin Seven. The post war idea of building a racing special became very popular and I received further inspiration after meeting the master of the Austin special, Chris Gould.

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MGB Restoration Part 6 – The Finale!

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To be honest we could have done without the extra work but as one of our front shocks was leaking it seemed logical to replace all of the bushes on both sides whilst we were there. MGOC supply kits for various applications, poly bushes or rubber for road or race to match your shock absorber set up; with our budget already embarrassed I had no option but to plump for standard.

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MGB Restoration (Part 5) – My Future’s Bright and Orange

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MGB Restoration (Part 5) – My Future’s Bright and Orange

Novice restorer and CCB contributor Grant Ford endures some winter days with his MGB, with the finish line approaching the rush is on to get some colour on the Roadster.

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Blimey oh Classic Riley

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Blimey oh Classic Riley

The Riley Elf, as most people know was a BMC idea to produce an upmarket version of the Mini, produced from 1961-1969 alongside its sister model the Wolseley Hornet this is one of the later versions.

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MGB Restoration – Part 4

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MGB Restoration – Part 4

Novice restorer Grant Ford continues his love-hate relationship with his MGB Roadster, learning the ups and downs of the playing the ‘Restoration Game’.

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MGB Restoration Part 3

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MGB Restoration Part 3

Last time Grant Ford got under the skin of his MG named ‘Rusty’, a Roadster used as a daily driver for 30 years and had numerous short term fixes carried out to keep it legal. Luckily his ‘wizened’ old helper Alan hasn’t fled to the hills in disgust but stuck around to see if this MGB can be on the road by spring.

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Tony Stevens – Automotive Maverick Pt2

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Tony Stevens – Automotive Maverick Pt2

In 1972 after leaving the big companies behind Anthony Stevens Automobiles, Warwick was formed where in 1974 a limited production of 1920’s style delivery vans were built using Ford power.

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Rare Restoration –Stevens Sienna

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Rare Restoration –Stevens Sienna

A what? I hear you cry out! The Stevens Sienna is a prototype built by Professor Tony Stevens who went on to show his Cipher sports car at NEC Motor Show in 1980.

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MGB Resto 2- Tin Worm Strikes Back (Part 2)

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MGB Resto 2- Tin Worm Strikes Back (Part 2)

Last time Grant Ford purchased and then pondered over his MG, now named ‘Rusty’; a roadster used as a daily driver for 30 years with numerous short term fixes carried out to keep it legal. Whilst this 1964 ‘B’ has no doubt seen neglect and more than a few ‘bodge’ jobs, once the metal work is complete the project may well go into overdrive and result in a name change; that though is a long way off.

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1964 MGB Roadster – Classic Restoration Woes (Part 1)

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1964 MGB Roadster – Classic Restoration Woes (Part 1)

Grant Ford dips his toes in the water of MGB restoration, without doubt his most ambitious effort to date. A car that has been used as a daily driver and had numerous short term fixes carried out over many years, it proved too tempting for our novice to ignore. With a six month time scale and a small budget could this 1964 machine be back on the road for spring or will it break the bank as well as his spirit.

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