Good news and bad news

The good news is that the radiator suprisingly holds water – I was expecting it to leak and now that i have formed some hoses to fit between the non standard water pump and the radiator, the engine now has cooling. Interestingly vintage cars dont have pressurised cooling systems and quite often dont have a water pumpContinue reading “Good news and bad news”

Hmm… how to restore something thats rusty so that it doesn’t look new…

The trouble with shot blasting parts of old cars is that yes it removes all the surface rust but it also makes the item look new. If my aim is to build a 1930’s competition vehicle that looks like its been competed in for 80 years, then the various bits *can’t* look new they have to look….Continue reading “Hmm… how to restore something thats rusty so that it doesn’t look new…”