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Update on Campbell Hurricane

Posted in Restoration on the 5th February 2019 at 9:15am.

Progress on the restoration of the Blue Bird Hurricane is moving on well despite the winter weather at Conkwell Farm. The engine is back from the engineers having had its crankshaft re-ground and its bores honed, all new bearings and piston rings...

The Bluebird Hurricane Update

Posted in Restoration on the 29th October 2018 at 7:41am.

Having been safely stored in the Conkwell workshop, some considerable time was spent sorting and listing the contents of all the 36 cartons of spares that came with the car. However what was immediately apparent was the extremely high quality of...

Special At The NEC Restoration Show

Posted in Restoration on the 29th March 2016 at 9:27pm.

Just a quick thank you to all the people that helped on the stand at the NEC restoration show.On the stand were my Dad’s Siddeley Special Six, Maurice Smith’s 236, Dick Teasdale’s Whitley andColin Mancheter’s 346.  With the exception of the special, all the...

Springs! And Collars

Posted in Restoration on the 30th July 2015 at 9:01pm.

I had driven 1,000 miles since my engine was rebuilt, in 1992. Most of those twenty-three years the engine had sat, unused, in the chassis, waiting for the body and interior trim restoration to be completed. I was pleased with the engine...

Restoration of JSF948 Part 2

Posted in Restoration on the 23rd June 2015 at 2:03pm.

From August 1984 to December 2005 I disassembled the car. Slowly, at first, I removed bits of body and mechanicals. The sills were rusted; wherever there was steel there was corrosion. I removed everything that could be disconnected and finally winched the body up...

Sir Malcolm Campbell's Hurricane Restoration - Update

Posted in Restoration on the 4th December 2014 at 9:04pm.

When Swiss club member Claudio Lasagni purchased the ex-Sir Malcolm Campbell early Hurricane a few years ago, he was aware that the car needed a major restoration but the full extent of the work involved was not readily apparent. However for such an...