Pete has begun work on cleaning up the original gearbox housing.
…and what a difference a good clean has made.
We are now working on the refurbishment of the under-bonnet parts. Brian is busy stripping back the parts to remove any excess surface rust before re-painting in Simoniz VHT Black.
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A successful operation, our engine is now out of the car and ready to be recommissioned by Ady.
Pete’s efforts can now be concentrated to the engine bay area as he now has more space to strip, clean and improve the area, to make it look lovely once again.
As we expected, our MGBGT’s clutch plate has seized solid to the pressure plate.
We recommended fitting a new clutch as part of the project and now, having found this issue, we a glad that this part of the plan.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The restoration journey of our 1977 MGBGT is now in full swing with the car being stripped of all external components as well as the interior.
Having been dry stored for 30 years the majority of the car is very solid so other than the obvious places there are not too many major tasks to carry out to prepare the body for paint.
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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]After 30 years of being dry stored and untouched we have successfully brought the engine back to life on our 1977 MG BGT.
This is fantastic news to begin our restoration journey but we still have a long way to go. The engine can now be worked on with the knowledge that it has successfully been run up.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TlIhCDs2Tc” align=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This morning, bright and early we welcomed one of our new projects for 2019, our 1977 MGBGT. One owner from new, our little MGBGT has been barn stored since the 80’s with little to no attention but 2019 will be the year she’ll be back on the road.
The car will remain as original as possible, we’ll be restoring as much of the original components as we can as the car will remains as it should…with the exception of the brakes possibly.
She will remain Flamenco red with pinstripe interior. The interior is in exceptional condition which is fantastic news so we will certainly be removing these, wrapping well and preserve them.
The car will undergo no ‘re-imaging’, the bumpers will remain rubber, the chrome will be restored where possible and the car will remain original and most importantly, useable.
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We were first introduced to our 1977 MG BGT at this year’s Bridge Classic Cars Classic & Sports Car Show back in August as we were looking at options of a full restoration.
With just 1 owner from new this very unique project has been barn stored since the 1980’s but the current owner (and only owner) is now looking at bringing her back to life with a little help from us.
We are looking at originality with this car, original colour combinations and the majority of the factory fitted options. The only exceptions being an electronic ignition and improvements to the braking systems.
We will hopefully be looking at collecting the car just before Christmas with a view to beginning the restoration in the early new year.