Mini

Great little mini in the shop for a very minor repair, but brought back some fond memories of working on, modifying, tinkering, racing and navigating these great little machines.

Red mini getting a new sealed beam headlight, Who knew? Same part as an old series land rover headlight, and cheap!!

I want to Say 2001, I was given the great opportunity to navigate this little car in the Targa NZ Rally. Build up was every Thursday night in a cold dark garage in Morrinsville, working through lists and lists of jobs… All paid off, with a 2nd in class result in our first ever rally!!
Good times.)

Type-R meets Miltek!!

Brand new TypeR Honda getting a full miltek system.

 

 

 

OIh, and some intake work too….

 

 

 

 

Jaguar for Sale

Jaguar Etype for sale, exclusively at Wellington European. Selling on behalf, only advertised for a short time while car is between storage locations, can be viewed by appointment at Wellington European, 6 King Street, Wellington. (off the market again end of May 2018)

1970 Jaguar E-Type 2+2

This is a very orignal car and comes with all of the original shipping and purchase agreement documentation.

Un-restored and mostly original car..

 

 

 

 

 

British Car day Feb 2018

BMW downpipe install

135 BMW down pipe install, great kit supplied by the customer, very tight fit, a bit fiddly to get it in but looks and sounds great.

BMW Service wellington

 

 

 

 

 

Above and below shows just how close this install is. Only mm’s clearance from bolt heads etc, what a squeeze!

Lotus Wellington European visit

Lotus Evora visits Wellington European

Not the first Evora we’ve seen and hopefully not the last. Super cool little sports car getting a check over…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mini Cravenspeed supercharger reduction pulley kit

Want more boost?!

Cravenspeed have the kit for you, and weeu got to fit one.  Required a special tool (pictured) which we now have as part of our service tools (SST’s).

Customer supplied this kit which included the shorter drive belt.  The replacement reduction drive pulley has a chuck style locking mechanism allowing it to be fitted in place, however no room for conventional pullers to get the old pulley off.  Quite a lot of work required to strip back and lift the engine to a height to fit the Cravenspeed pulley puller…..

 

Clever little tool, likely only suitable for this job unlike the various multi fit tools out there.  Couldn’t do the job without it though.

Below, used the old belt to hold the new pulley in place while locating and tightening into position. An old technique for a new job and it work, not recommended on a new belt!!  This is the old and now redundant belt (Phew)..

Ummmm, looks worse that is really is, bonnet up, guard liner folded away, super charger down there somewhere!!

Sleeper!!!!

 

Maserati Granturismo, Warranty repairs, variators and chain noise…

Warranty to the rescue.  Engine had horrendous clatter on start up. Required a modification to the oil supply for the variators.  Variators were replaced and modifications were completed in the USA.  Nice to have it up and running again

 

WEEU Audi Quattro ‘Project Rusty’

Project Rusty’s has a huge FB following and it was great to have an opportunity to help with the build and assist with the finishing work to get the WOF sorted..

Below, day 1 with the new signage on the building, great to have a classy classic for the first photo

Whats better that one hotrod??  Two!!!  Very rare RS2 having a visit..

 

New WOF, New WEEU lube sticker, time to hit the road!!

 

LOTUS visiting Wellington European

These are becoming a regular occurrence. doesn’t make them any easier to get on a 2 poster hoist but we still enjoy having them…. WEEU !

 

Don’t think these wheels will fit…..

Stage 2 Tune, Mk 7 Golf

The target is 336-340HP and 400+ FT of torque.  Tune mods include a Stage 2 remap, full Miltek exhaust (decat system), cold air intake, and upgraded blow off valve…  Other work includes a full set of mags and tyres, carbon rear lip and mirrors. This car will be a huge amount of fun!!

Lets get started!!!

 

 

Above and below showing the difference in the intake systems

There is a turbo up in there somewhere!!!!

New system in, tailpipes look amazing, much larger than the standard.

 

Old verse new, catalytic converter delete, and larger diameter outlet