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Posts Tagged ‘Retro Cars Magazine

27
Jan
13

Project Herald: Mojo Pipes

Mojo.  It’s escaped me totally for the last 3 months, leaving me locked inside with the heating on, the cars put away for the winter and the curtains shut.  Call me in Spring.  Well, that was the plan, but slowly, over the last few weeks I’ve started getting back into it culminating in to today: a (relative) marathon of spanner twirling and garage based action.

A master plan has been hatched to shoot the Herald for Retro Cars at the end of Feb so I’ve been pulling together the finishing touches: Christmas brought me Ram pipes and with a bit of cutting of the inner arch they were on.

I’ve bought a set of low profile mesh filters as well; I’m not brave enough to run open…The carbs are due a rebuild and I’m just waiting on the kit and I can give them the full Dave Vizard gas flow treatment while I’m there…

The exhaust has always hung low on the Herald and frankly looked like is was made for a totally different car.  I decided to “fix” this and in my book of definitions “fix” means make it louder at the same time.  The back box was binned leaving me with a nice easy routing.  Some stainless pipe was ordered and cut about to fit.

The pipe that arrived, while stainless, wasn’t exactly the shiniest…in fact it looked like mild.  This turned out to be fortuitous giving me the opportunity to add a bit of texture with sandpaper before I polished it; the Herald isn’t some show car, it’s a ’60s gentleman’s racer and as such would not be sporting a chrome pipe!

Before & After

I used the original mounts and new, period hangars and hung it all up: More ground clearance, more noise, less weight.  But mainly more noise, which is a good thing.

Next:  Oil cooler mount was taken off and remade (plug welded instead of bolted) and painted:

And that covers today’s action.  Not long now and it’ll be back on the road:  Race Retro here we come!

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17
May
12

Project Herald: The Cover Break

Well, the new issue of Retro Cars Magazine dropped last week, so I can finally post up some sneaky B-roll from the build up feature!  Make sure you check out the mag for all the detail, but for now get a load of this:

21
Apr
12

Project Herald – Carbs & Cruising

This just in: The Herald has hit the road on its new wheels and suspension…but I can’t tell you about that just yet…Check out the June issue (out 10th May) of Retro Cars Magazine for the full scoop.  As soon as it lands I’ll post up some more, but for now here’s a teaser! (if you really can’t wait there’s another pic floating about on twitter – @racereightysix)

In other news I’ve done some engine stuff too; I finally spent some time setting up the twin SUs; what a difference!  I found this brilliant old Car and Car Conversions (I miss that mag!) guide to step through the whole process.  Check it out HERE available for download in handy PDF format.

07
Aug
11

Project 924: The Archive of a Life Less Ordinary

Another busy weekend means still no proper shoot of the 924; I did however stop off for 5 mins at the industrial estate where the KP was shot for Retro Cars Magazine.  Unfortunately James Lipman wasn’t on hand this time, so you’ll have to live with these:

I’ve de-wipered it now too.

When I bought the car it came with all the original books and a huge folder of history.  Inside was every receipt for every bit of work the car has had, every tax disc, concourse entries and all sorts of press clippings from the ’80s to now on the 924.  I love going through this stuff and will be adding to it where I can.

29
May
11

Retro Cars x PVW X Compomotive Wheels

A couple of weeks back I headed over to Compomotive wheels with Si from Retro Cars and Elliot from PVW to shoot a feature.   I don’t usually post these things as they are going in the mag, but I thought I’d flash a bit of B-Roll because the place was AWESOME.  Make sure you check it out in Retro cars and PVW: British engineering alive and well!

Retro Cars

Performance VW

Compomotive Wheels

 

11
Dec
10

Retro Cars Magazine: COTY – Among Legends

It’s that time of year when all the mags round-up their years worth of feature cars and let the public vote for their favorite, and Retro Cars is no different.  I was stoked when I got my copy and my car had been nominated!   Even cooler than that is so has Yuta’s 240 (getting my vote!!!).    It was a great feature, beautifully shot by living legend Linhbergh (still one of my favorite ‘togs).

It’s a great mag this month and among a load of great writing, photography and feature cars is Ramon Portugal’s ’72 TE27.  It’s perfection with 20 valves and those TRD wheels.

Jan 2011 out now – go buy!

15
Apr
10

KP30 X Retro Cars X James Lipman x Crank & Piston

I got buzzed a link over to this awesome feature on the KP courtesy of Crank and Piston!

They’ve been supplied the pics from my Retro Cars shoot by the legend that is Mr Lipman.  Make sure you check out his site as, following a revamp, it’s more awesome than ever!

I’ve be desperate to whore out these pics, so now they are all branded up, I’m going for it!