While the main spares service is still provided by Lea-Francis Cars (see below), the Club can help in various ways in the search for difficult parts.
Several members have large collections of parts (particularly postwar, but also vintage) from cars that have been broken up, and advertisements of parts for sale and wanted regularly appear in The LeaFlet.
If a member has a need for a part, we can very often put him or her in touch with a source. Similarly with services (such as magneto overhaul) and those replacement parts (such as speedo cables or tyres) that are not specific to Lea-Francis so not covered by Lea-Francis Cars, we can usually advise members where to go.
Also from time to time members have had small batches of certain parts made, such as adapters for modern oil filters to fit the 14hp engine.
Main source of new spares (also specialist repair service):
Lea-Francis Cars Ltd
Comprehensive spare parts service for all models dating back to 1923 (separate lists for vintage and post-war models available on request). Full repair service, mechanical and coachwork. Also technical report and consulting service.
Lea-Francis Cars Ltd (Barrie Price),
Moor Hall, Wixford, Alcester,
Warwickshire B49 6DL
Tel. 01789 490060
Fax 01789 722807
Members often find useful sources of spare parts and repairs. Those listed below reflect the positive experiences of LFOC members, but they are in no way endorsed or guaranteed by the Lea-Francis Owners’ Club.
Brake and Clutch Linings
Brake and clutch linings supplied and fitted (rivetted or bonded),
The owner is friendly and will have a go at anything in this line.
Auto & Industrial Friction Services
1 Rawfolds Industrial Estate
Tel: 01274 862666 / Fax: 01274 862444
Norfolk Brake & Clutch Specialists Ltd.
111 Norwich Road
Norfolk, NR5 0LF
Tel: 01603 741 274
Holden Vintage & Classic Ltd.
Holden’s website has an e-catalogue listing an impressive selection of hard to find parts as well as age-appropriate accessories for our cars.
Burlen Fuel Systems
The manufacturer & distributor of genuine, new SU and Zenith carburetters, fuel pumps and components. In addition to stocking and supplying just about every part you might need for SU Carbs, their website has a fascinating history of the SU Company.
The Old Lock and Key Company
A source of keys for our cars.
South Yorkshire, DN10 6NX
Telephone 01302 711123
Fax 01302 710113
Longstone Tyres hold a large stock of tyres suitable for most vintage and classic cars.
They will fit tyres free at their Bawtry depot and also at some VSCC speed events.
The Green Spark Plug Co Ltd
31 Northwich Road
Telephone 01477 532 317
The Green Spark Plug Co. specialises in Spark Plugs & Accessories for Veteran, Vintage and Classic engines.
It also carries a wide range of other related products including wiring, tools, dynamos, bulbs and fuel pumps
Members of the LFOC receive a 10% discount when using the code, which was published in the December 2015 edition of the LeaFlet.
R J SPRATLEY,
Unit C. Quantum Works,
STOURBRIDGE. DY8 3TD.
Per Jim Jenkins “This firm which I came across at The Classic Car Show NEC specialises in refurbishing chrome wheels for Rovers, Jags and MG’s. They were most helpful and did the job whilst I waited and their charge very reasonable I thought.”
Unit 1a Chapel Lane
Westcott, Dorking Surrey RH4 3PJ
Telephone: 01306 640483
They do an excellent job rebuilding worn steering boxes, ancient and modern.
Vintage & Classic Shock Absorbers,
203 Sanderstead Road,
Surrey CR2 0PN
Telephone/Fax: 020 8651 5347
They have proved rapid and efficient with repairs, and have a big stock of parts for Hartfords and others.
As a less expensive alternative to Burlen, Mayson and Solomon, Southwell House, Eccleshall, Staffs are recommended by a member who had his SU rebuilt by them.
Telephone: 01785 851990
Instrument & Speedometer repairs and cables
1 Pump Yard
Derby DE26 2LH
Tel: 01773 550485
Chris Clark also has a stock of smaller items (mirrors, wiper motors etc) and lamps.
Tel & Fax: (00353) 61 921478
Speedy Cables (London) Ltd
Swansea SA9 1SQ.
Tel: 01639 732213 and 732299
In spite of the name, the firm is now all in Wales
Tel: 01372 453321, mobile 07989 257130
Has rebuilt a dynamo and a distributor for a member, also traced and rectified an elusive fault in a magneto