Things are always busy when you have a large collection of old cars to keep running and looking their best! Besides keeping all the models in tip-top shape, Lewis also has several cars that he is in the process of restoring. It’s a long and arduous process but the end result is always worth all the labor!
Right now, the 1914 Mitchell Touring Car is in the process of getting a new water pump, which was cast from bronze in Australia and has teflon seals instead of rope packing. It was made specifically for this model. Once that’s been replaced, the rest of the frame will have to be put back together and the exterior coat of paint buffed and made to look sparkling new! It’s been a long-term repair job but once it’s done, the 1914 will be up and functioning again!
The only car currently being fully restored is the 1907 Mitchell Roadster. The process involves taking the car completely apart, making sure all the respective parts are functioning, repairing those that don’t, and revamping the paint job and seat materials if necessary.