Tag Archives: restoration

At It Again!

Our latest project in the shop is replacing the engine on a 2001 Discovery. So far we have taken the engine out of the vehicle as well as taken the replacement engine from another vehicle. The work has also commenced on fitting the engine to the new vehicle. Here’s some photos of the process so far. The Dare Britannia Crew is at it again!

 

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Restoring Lucas Wiper Motors

In the shop we are restoring Lucas Wiper Motors. These wiper motors were made for late series I, series II, and IIa. We are in the process of dissembling, repairing, and rebuilding a number of these classic wiper motors. Currently we have 8 fully functional Lucas Wiper Motors in stock.  Below is a video of three motors in the process of being restored, a 4th is in process as I type this.

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During the process of repairing these motors we took some photos. Here’s Steve the mechanic using a lathe to clean the commutator and all shafts, followed by fresh lube.IMG_0789IMG_0790

Happy New Year

We hope that everyone had a terrific holiday season and new year. It’s been a while since we posted but were back and ready to share what we’ve been up to lately. One of our customers had us detail the engine compartment on their rover. It looks pretty incredible. We also are continuing the restoration process on the 1963 Safari Wagon. These are just a couple of the vehicles we have currently in the works. Some of the new years resolutions we have around here are to blog more often and also expand into new kinds of content such as video. Heres to a great start to 2013.

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Restoration Photos

Today we decided to take some new photos of a few restored vehicles together. We also took some close up shots of some of the restored interior components as well as the new Capstan Winch on the 1963 Safari Station Wagon. If you have any questions about our business or the restoration process feel to email us at marketing@darebritannia.com

1964 Series IIa Trailer

In addition to restoring the vehicle a trailer was also requested by our customer. Yesterday we road tested the two of them together.

1964 Series IIa After

Here are a few pictures of the finished interior work on the 64 series IIa.