GARAGE GURUS

FIVE STAR ADVICE

PERFORMANCE GUARANTEED

ROLL YOUR SLEEVES UP AND WADE INTO THIS MONTH’S INSTALMENT OF GARAGE GURUS. YES, WE CLAIM THAT PERFORMANCE IS GUARANTEED BUT, AS YOU’LL SEE, NOT ALL PERFORMANCES ARE CREATED EQUAL.

Inside this month

MORLEY’S WORKSHOP 106

Big Dave hopes for the best but prepares for the worst as he inspects a red-motored EJ Holden, and goes elbow-deep into the mire of VG Valiant castor. The debate on two-stroke diesels rumbles on and Morley ends up wondering if respect does always get respect.

READER’S RESTO: JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES II 114

Bill Kennedy sets about making some clever and tasteful updates to his E-Type, bringing the old girl back to her former glory in the process.

OUR SHED 126

John Wright finds himself with the keys to BMW’s bargain E36 M3, Glenn Torrens has landed himself what was once the fastest family car in the world, Cliffy scratches a longstanding Triumph itch while Morley is still manoeuvring pipework into his long-suffering dunger.

FAINE 136

Jon Faine gets the best sort of man cave bargain: one that’s cheap but which he’ll never, ever use and for which he has to come up with a wholly Heath Robinson storage solution.

BLACKBOURN 137

Rob divulges the unauthorised method of overtaking a tram while at the wheel of an Austin 7 and how he finessed his clutch technique with just 6mm of pedal travel.

READERS’ RIDES 140

German purity or Yankee hyperbole? We love ’em both.

CLUB TALES 144

If you need a place to discuss tram-overtaking techniques in your Austin 7, these are your people.