First victory for Crosthwaite & Gardiner’s Cooper Monaco. After a strong qualifying we started second on the grid for the Stirling Moss trophy race at Snetterton. Ollie held on to the back of the leading Lister Jaguar for all of his half-hour stint. When we pitted for the driver change, Nick Finburgh took the wheel and reeled in the lead car. With 15 minutes to go, Nick got past the leader and took the chequered flag to win. The extreme heat made the half hour stints in the car feel longer, but the car was faultless and the team did a great job prepping the Cooper. Bring on the next race at Silverstone Classic on 28th August 2022.
We have just completed the restoration of this original Porsche 356 4 cam roller bearing crankshaft. Harder than it looks. We made new connecting rods to the original design as the ones that came were not serviceable. Reground and polished the main bearing journals. Replaced the rollers and made new main bearing housings to give the correct main bearing clearance.
In March, we exhibited at Techno-Classica in Essen. Philip and Andy were on hand to show a selection of parts we make and to catch up with our European customers.
We are part way through machining these Porsche 718RSK 1 peice connecting rods. They are quite complicated and require multiple machining and heat treatment operations. They have to be very hard on the big end bore for the roller bearings to run on compared to a standard shell bearing rod. The crankshaft comes apart to allow the con rods to be fitted.
Fresh out of the fabrication shop. Small batch of Lotus 11 inlet Manifolds. These are to suit the sand cast early Weber 40DCO3 carburettors fitted to Coventry Climax FW engines
This brand new Jaguar E Type race engine is off to its new home in the USA. This has been built to our most popular specifications. Wide angle cylinder head with aluminium cylinder block, wet sump and Weber 48DCOE carbs. Made with all brand new components for reliability and performance.
A last Minute driver change was required when the co driver became unwell. C & Gs works driver @diffeybrother was on hand to step in and already at Goodwood driving his Formula Junior. Both drivers keep it on the black stuff with quite a few cars going off in slippery conditions. All now set for the race tomorrow.
A few pallet loads of Jaguar E-Type cylinder block castings are sitting in the sun waiting to be unloaded. These, freshly delivered from the foundry will soon be sitting on our CNC mills and finely crafted into finished pieces.
Parts for a one-off steering box for a T52 Bugatti. The form on the worm and nut has to be perfect otherwise you will feel play in the steering. The ball was a little tricky to make, but we have some very clever engineers.
We have just complete this batch of Jaguar E-Type gearbox drain plugs. These steel 3/8" BSP drain plugs incorporate a Neodymium magnet which provides superior attraction properties, removing all swarf elements from within the gearbox and greatly aiding reliability. We drill them for lockwiring as many of our plugs end up on racing cars. As well as E-type they fit many Jaguar models including the XK120 and D-type.
This wheel is the prototype from a batch we made four years ago for a company in Ingolstadt. A lot of the original magnesium wheels got damaged due to the hard punishment they were put through in period, and there is a lack of spare wheels. We were asked to make these so they could still demonstrate their original cars.
This was one of the first 1.5 litre FPF engines to be fitted with our new crankshaft. We designed it in house and completed all the relevant stress calculations. We had our design turned into reality at Arrow crankshafts. Our design team can do more than just reverse engineer and are often working on R & D projects and not just motorsport. Recent interesting projects have included CFD analysing of an extraction system and work on an electron beam microscope. We love a challenge.
This new fuel pump has been made by reverse engineering an original 1930's example. We created engineering drawings to enable us to manufacture everything in house. The new pump will be going onto an original Silver Arrows Grand Prix car to replace the worn out pump. This type of fuel pump was originally used on German military aircraft and were also fitted to pre-war Grand Prix cars that required feeding with lots of Methanol.