Alvis Speed 20
During 2016, I limited outings for my SB Speed 20 due to an appalling transmission vibration, steering that without constant correction would head for the nearest ditch, and a lack of urge that gave milk float drivers ideas above their station. The car sulked in the garage over the winter, and I ignored it. Eventually common sense returned, and I decided that I must find an outfit. My hunt led me to Guy Walker and his team at Tim Walker Restorations, and a visit and tour of the workshops convinced me that they could solve my problems. Each problem was dealt with separately, and sympathetically. The transmission and engine/gearbox cardan shaft were re-aligned. The steering had a logical overhaul of the 8 joints, and the bell-cranks needed specially made (in house) pins, bushes and thrust bearings. The result? A car that steers as the makers intended. The triple SU carburettors were cleaned, a fuel filter added, and the correct needles, followed by a lengthy tuning. The result is a car that now has sufficient urge to tackle motorways, and hills. I am delighted with the work that Guy and the team have carried out, and I can wholeheartedly recommend their services.