I just wanted to say an enormous thank you for the work you carried out on my Spitfire.
It’s work in progress but I’m delighted, using your expertise, to have ‘saved’ it for the future.
It was also great to receive photos of the work as it progressed which I will keep as a record of its restoration.
All the very best
Following our phone conversation last Friday after I had driven my TR back home when I said how much better the car was, I have now been out several times over the weekend.
The more I drive it the more I realise just how much of an improvement you have made. The ride, handling, steering and braking are so much better it is hard to appreciate it is the same car. When you add in the better starting and running it is a joy to drive and the grin factor is at the top of the scale.
A sincere thank you John for doing such a top job. See you at MOT time!
Thanks for the work you did which clearly helped prepare for this very long trip and was enjoyed by both drivers and your donation helped the guide dogs.
Great to see you again today and to collect my beloved TR4a.
Surprisingly for me, the difference in handling is quite startling since you re-bushed her and replaced the upper-steering column assembly.
A much firmer, tighter and more responsive ride has been the outcome - superb and this really has enhanced the driving experience for me in this vehicle.
The other work you carried out is first class too, of course. The way you have dealt with me throughout, your constant attention to detail as well and the sheer quality of the work is simply outstanding and again, I thank you sincerely for making what can be a rather worrying time such a pleasant experience which in fairness, when you put a much cherished vehicle in for work, is not a phrase you would expect to be making.
So, a brilliant job, one which I cannot praise too highly.
I shall be enjoying what is left of the summer and autumn with the top down and will be back next year no doubt, for a few more 'essential' updates.
Many thanks and my warmest regards to you as always,
Hi John...Just to say it was good to meet you today. No problems at all on the way back. The temperature looked OK and the engine idled nicely at all the stops. Thats probably the longest drive its done in about 12 years ! Im sure Ill be back there fairly soon to get a few more bits sorted out.
I enjoyed the drive home very much. The engine performance is significantly better in almost every respect:
I believe you are right; the car is now noticeably faster. I drove off along Watchet Lane shouting ‘Wow,
The car now idles properly, without stalling. Previously it was all over the place. I can now drive without the choke cracked open and without stalling at junctions, which can only be a good thing!
So all in all, much improved. Thanks for your good work!