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January, 2014

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Joe Ferrero's Senior Design Project

According to "Road and Track" in 1958, a 1959 Berkeley could reach up to 58 mph with a fuel economy of up to 44 mpg. A modified Berkeley is the aim of this project has a target goal of reaching a target of 70 miles per gallon at 55 miles per hour with the capabilities of maintaining modern highway speeds. The vehicle is a convertible, and a hard top is needed to reduce drag for fuel efficiency. Check out Joe's web site for more information on the progress of his project.

Team 2 Motorsports

Team 2 Motorsports is the web site of William Barkley.  William is extremely busy on the Berkeley  front over in the USA and is busy repairing cars and parts for others as well as obtaining and making spares.  He can be found at the above web site or at Team 2 Motorsports, 3 Rorbach Lane, Geneseo, New York 14454, U.S.A.  Equally you'll find that he manages the excellent Berkeley-USA group within Yahoo.

Mike Junkins SE492

This website will be showing the restoration of Michael Junkins' 1959 Berkeley B-90.
It is more correctly known as a Berkeley SE492, 'Sports' 492, Type 492 or "Twosome".
As he develops the site it will include the cleanup and rebuilding of the car.

Alan Mackay's B105 restoration

 

T60 in Weiner Museum

One of the Museum's many beautiful cars

www.microcarlot.com

Microcarlot was founded to be the direct link for buyers and sellers of micro and mini cars in the USA.  This site also attempt to connect the people who have spare parts with people who need them.

Peter Frostís microcar web site

http://www.peterfrost.clara.net/berkeley.html
http://www.peterfrost.clara.net/berk.html

Biggleswade FM

The Biggleswade FM radio station has a web site with information about the local Berkeley Coachworks company with some interesting pictures of the factory and the staff.

3 Wheelers.com

3 Wheelers.com have a full and interesting web site dedicated as you would expect to three wheelers.  Consequently there is a page for the lovely Berkeley T60.  T60 road test http://www.3wheelers.com/bkrdtest.html

Berkeley Caravan material

Steve Pepper's International Register of Micro Caravans contains some information about the diminutive Berkeley caravette.

Microcar and Club Links

Isetta Owners Club

Isetta Owners Club
 

Welsh Microcar Club

The Welsh Microcar Club

Microcar Models

Microcar Models have a model of a Berkeley T60 for sale.

British Two Stroke Club (BTSC)

The British Two Stroke Club (BTSC) welcomes all two stroke enthusiasts, and all two stroke machines, especially those of British manufacture.

www.bubblecars.com

This site has got links to other bubble cars web sites, like my own, and is worth checking out.

Belgian Microcarclub

The Belgian Microcar club is a small group of Microcar enthusiasts who formed a club in 2001 to enable the sharing of information with other Belgian Microcar enthusiasts.

Bond Bug Club

A warm welcome awaits all people interested in the Bond Bug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spares

Past Parts

I've been told that

Past Parts are good at overhauling hydraulic brake parts I believe http://www.pastparts.co.uk/

FW Thornton

F.W. Thornton & Son Ltd, Piston motor factors & distributors

Address: 57 Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, SY1 1XJ  United Kingdom

Tel: (01743) 357081
Fax: (01743) 367549

Vintage Motor Spares

Vintage Motor Spares ran by Tim Hodgekiss supplies electrical parts, fittings & accessories for Vintage and Classic vehicles

Gower & Lee

Gower and Lee are Carburettors & Spares Specialists.  They stock SU fuel pump spares and modern equivalents, i.e. the Huco pump, part number 133010

Paul Beck Vintage Supplies

Paul Beck of Vintage Supplies now has an online catalogue. He supplies lots of useful items (components, materials) for cars built in the fifties. He has been trading since 1970. He can be contacted by telephone on

Tel: +44(0)1692-650 455 or Fax: +44 (0)1692-651 451

JCL Vintage Motor Spares

J.C.L. are suppliers and purchasers of classic and vintage motor spares.  I came across their stand at the November 2009 NEC Classic car show.

They appeared to have everything that a Berkeley restorer could wish for in the brakes department.
The proprietor is A J Blockley and can contacted by phone on 0116 235 5348 or mobile 07831 720023 or you can write to them at JCL PO Box 5121, Anstey, Leicester LE7 7WU

Paul Goff

Paul Goff supplies replacement LED lamps/bulbs as well as a solid state voltage regulator which may be of interest to those of us who use our cars in all weathers and times of the day.

Kip Motor Spares

Kip Motor Company, based in the USA, specialises in Metropolitan, London Taxi and other uncommon British Orphans originally imported but no longer serviced by the original factory or other major supplier.  Which luckily for us includes the Berkeley.

Vintage Plates

Mail order number plates.  They include the correct raised number type that would have been fitted to all Berkeley's.

Hagon

Suppliers of replacement Berkeley suspension units.

Rimmer Brothers

Rimmers specialise in Triumph spares, but quite a few of these brake parts were also used on Berkeley's.  They are located at: Triumph House, Sleaford Rd, Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln  LN4 2NA  Tel 01522 568000

Burton Power

Burton provide a range of stainless steel hose clips and accessories that are guaranteed not to rust. Tel 0208 5542281 for more information.

Mini Spares

I'm sure that Berkeley used some parts which were also used on Minis, check out the Mini spares web site to see if you can find that illusive part.
One thing they do sell is a rather useful battery isolator with a bypass fuse to power small items like a clock and alarm.

Hitchcock Motorcycles

Hitchcock's provides numerous motorcycle related spares especially Royal Enfield parts and Amal carburettor spares.

WOOLIES

Trim, upholstery & fittings for Vintage & Classic cars

Holden Vintage & Classic

Located in Bromyard in Herefordshire, Holdens has developed in parallel with the worldwide interest in Vintage and Classic Cars.

Tony Etheridge

Tony specialises in tyres for vintage & collectors vehicles.  Contact him on 01923 231699 (24hr answer phone)

Boyer Bransden

Boyer supplies electronic ignition kits for motorcycles.  I've used the BSA/Triumph twin kit on the 328cc (£65 May 04) with 6 volt coils (£22 May 04) and the Kawasaki KH250 triple with the Trident stator/rotor kit (£76 May 04) for the 492cc triple.  Tel 01622 730939

Penny Farthing Fairs

Penny farthing fairs run the Newark auto jumble which is one of the larger auto jumbles in the UK

Stafford Vehicle Components

Vehicle Components are a vehicle accessories manufacturer & supplier

Glassplies Fibreglass supplies

Fibreglass at Europes lowest prices (so the advert says).  Click on the image to see a full size advert from the November 2004 Kitcar magazine.

   

Tools and Fasteners

A & R Sheldon

BSF / Whitworth spanners (wrenches)  (ring, open ended, sockets, combination) are available from A & R Sheldon, Dept CC, 33 Bramhall Park Road, Bramhall, Stockport, SK7 3JN, UK. The firm sells from its website, or you can telephone +44 (0) 161 440 0821 or E-mail: info@ar-sheldon.com

AA Quality Tools

For King Dick Whitworth/BSF/BA spanners available for purchase over the internet, try this link. They are called AA Quality Tools and they have a useful-looking website.

Tracey Tools

Tracey tools supply taps and dies for nearly all types of threads you are likely to come across.  Phone or send a letter for their free catalogue 2 Mayor's Avenue, Dartmouth, South Devon TQ6 9NF  Tel 01803 833134

The Tap & Die Co

The Tap & Die company specialise in taps and dies plus other machining tools like drills and reamers etc.  Send a SAE for a free price list to 445 West Green Road, London N15 3PL or visit the web site.

Serenco UK

Serenco supply the excellent Metrinch socket and spanner sets.  These sockets and spanners use the wall drive design to enable them to fit both imperial and metric nuts and bolts.  I have had one of these spanner sets for many years now and would definitely buy one again.  Also if I ever needed a Whitworth socket set then i would buy one of these socket sets.

Serenco UK, Unit 17, Rye Hill Court, Lodge Farm Industrial estate, Northampton NN5 7EU.
Tel 01604 588300    Web Serenco Nederland BV

Machine Mart

Check out the Machine Mart web site with over 4000 tools and associated products.  You can also request a catalogue by emailing sales@machinemart.co.uk or calling 0845 450 1855.

Gunson

The Gunson range of technical tools, which includes a great strobe light, can be found at www.gunson.co.uk Their tools should be available at any large local motor spares suppliers.

D Middleton

D Middleton specialises in stainless steel nuts, bolts and washers etc.  They have over 1000 items available in UNF, UNC, BSF, BSW, BA, BSP & Metric.
Send two first class stamps for a full 17 page list.  Address: D Middleton, Unit 5 Lady Ann Mills, Batley, West Yorks WF17 0PS  Tel 01924 470807

Bodyshop Warehouse

The Bodyshop Warehouse operates a nationwide delivery service from it's
Andover based facility. All of the products have been tried and tested by
professional repairers, most have been in use by body-shops for over 20
years.
Automotive body-shop consumables, equipment and hard parts are all available via our Andover facility.

Electrical Items

Paul Goff

Paul Goff supplies replacement LED lamps/bulbs as well as a solid state voltage regulator which may be of interest to those of us who use our cars in all weathers and times of the day.

Vehicle Wiring Products

All the parts you'll need whether it's a complete rewire or modifications or repair to your existing wiring.  Send or phone for your FREE illustrated catalogue.
Vehicle Wiring Products, 9 Buxton Court, Manners Road Ind Estate, Ilkeston, Derbyshire  DE7 8EF     Tel 0115 9305454

Europa Specialist Spares

Europa specialise in many different areas including tools and various detailing items, always worth a visit and obtaining their catalogue.  You can order online, by phone or even pay them a visit at: Fauld Ind Estate, Tutbury, burton Upon Trent, Staffs  DE13 9HR

Services

S&T Chrome Plating

High quality chrome plating and polishing (so the advert says) nationwide collection and delivery. 15/16 The Alpha Centre, Armstrong Way, Greta Western Business, Yate, Bristol  BS37 5NG Tel 01454 313162

Chrome Restoration Service

Located in Coventry and Stafford. Tel 024 76364004 or 01785 212878

Derby Plating Services Ltd

Tel Derby 01332 382408

Premier Plating

Electro platers and finishers.  Chrome and nickel restoration a speciality.  Tel 01494 450574/533650

Nametab Engineering

Nametab have previously re-engineered the Excelsior crank to take caged roller big end bearings complete with new crank pins, rollers  and reground conrods.
His business card states "specialises in Reboring, Sleeving, Crankshafts, remanufacturing parts and engine & gearbox rebuilds.
Contact Simon Bateman on 01527 522266, address:
Unit 18, Bartlett Road, Washford, Redditch, Worcs B98 0DG"

Saftek

Saftek specialise in brake reline and bonding and can supply both modern (asbestos free) and woven brake linings.  As well as web and email they are contactable at
Saftek,  1 Rawfolds Industrial Estate,  Bradford Road,  Cleckheaton,  West Yorks, BD19 5LT
Tel: 01274 862666 / Fax: 01274 862444

Insurance

Carol Nash

Insurance broker of the year 2003, simply call 0800 0837171 or visit the web site for more information.  I insure my classic vehicles with this company and can vouch for the efficiency and approachability.

Footman James

Whatever you drive, whenever you drive it. 0845 458 6744 or visit the web site.

Adrian Flux

Cherished car nsurance. Tel 0845 1303400
East Winch Hall, East Winch, King's Lynn, Nortfolk PE32 1HN

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