Classics Monthly Summer 14 Issue 218
DeLorean restoration, Ford-based 1961 EB60 resto, Austin A35 diesel automatic, Le Mans Spitfire 50th and more great tech advice!
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In Classics Monthly Summer Issue 218
Boyhood dreams continue this month with the restoration story of an incomplete DeLorean DMC-12. But even that couldn't prevent its owner from saving it after being gazumped on a previous sale. Ford-based Specials were very popular in the late 50/early 60s. The EB60 being one of the superior kits available – the resto features delightful period tuning mods, too. Our Engenius car is a clever Austin A35 van fitted with a Ford diesel engine and automatic Triumph gearbox by the man who designed the RMB Gentry.
Tech guides includes how to rebuild a recirculating ball steering box, a brake upgrade guide and checking faulty fuel gauges and senders. Project Traveller has needed its fair share of welding but finally, with the help of more welding and BIG hammers, the ash frame now fits! Triumph Stag Rescue sees the magnificent V8 engine finally fitted plus there’s paint rectification and a reversing camera.
Two chic Europeans head up our comparison test – Renault Caravelle v VW Type 34 Karmann Ghia. Plus, our ever-popular 20-page staff diaries section is packed with more hands-on advice featuring classics owned by the team.
Topics covered include flooded Jaguar Xj40 footwells, Triumph Sprint carbs rebuilt, VW Beetle gearbox woes, Land Rover front chassi leg repair and much more. Cars include Morris Minors, Peugeot 205, Austin A40, Davrian Mk8, Jaguar XJ6, RMB Gentry, MGB GT, Midget, Triumph TR6, Triumph Spitfire Mk3, Land Rover, Triumph TR7 Sprint, Peerless GT, Volvo 480, VW Cal-look Beetle and more.