It played an important role in many young petrolheads lives. Whether it be watching the roads pass by from the comfort of the bench back
Our 1963 Vauxhall Victor recently went live on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website. As it is scheduled to be won very soon, Jonn has been making some repairs to make sure it is ready to go to the lucky winner.
He has removed the inline fuel filter, cleaned it out, blew it through, and refitted it to the car.
Jonn then stripped and removed the nearside front upper ball joint rubber. This was cleaned, and a new rubber boot was fitted and secured. After refitting the top arm to the hub and tightening using a new split pin, Jonn refitted the wheel and repeated the process for the offside front upper too.
The radiator was drained. and Jonn removed the top hose and ran water through the radiator and engine to flush out rusty brown water. Antifreeze and water were mixed to make a 50/50 mix. The pipe connections to the radiator were cleaned and a vacuum pressure filling machine was used to refill the system.
Jonn topped the antifreeze mix up with a small amount when he had finished before cleaning up and checking the anti-freeze content. Protection down to minus 18 degrees Celsius is now covered, as shown in the last photo of the refractometer sight glass.
A new washer pump was also fitted. To do this, Jonn had to re-drill the fixings as the new pump wouldn’t align with the old holes. He then cut and fitted the washer pipes and tested them. The washer jet aim was adjusted appropriately before all tyre pressures were adjusted to 26psi.
Jonn has been preparing our 1963 Vauxhall Victor for its launch on Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.
After getting it into the workshop, Jonn continued his inspection up on the ramp. He adjusted the dynamo belt before bending the tangs on the radiator cap to tighten.
He then untwisted the driver’s seat belt and glued the knob to the heater and control lever. The terminal onto the speaker was soldered and tested.
Jonn then stripped, cleaned, and inspected the brakes. He adjusted and greased them all before refitting the wheels and adjusting the handbrake cable. all of them.
It played an important role in many young petrolheads lives. Whether it be watching the roads pass by from the comfort of the bench back seat, or from behind the wheel with your first taste of automotive freedom, this classic perfectly captures a moment in time for so many of us.
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Included in the cars history folder are invoices and receipts dating back to the mid-1980s.
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This morning, we were very excited to see the latest batch of vehicles arrive at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.
After Craig and Gordon’s successful day at the Classic Car Auctions Christmas Sale, we welcomed our 1963 Vauxhall Victor, 1989 Ford Fiesta XR2, 2000 Peugeot 306, and 1993 Bentley Turbo R.
Our Vauxhall Victor will be assessed by the workshop team before it will eventually go live on Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.
Another fast Ford to come into the workshop, our Fiesta XR2 will soon be available to win through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.
This one won’t be a competition car, unfortunately. The reason for this is that this is now part of Craig’s collection. After always wanting a 306 Cabriolet when he first passed his test, but being unable to afford one, he can now say he has one of his own.
Our Bentley Turbo R will be joining Gordon’s collection. It’s a great looking car and we are looking forward to seeing it out on the road around the workshop.