2003 MG ZT SE 260 V8

2003 MG ZT V8 is now painted!

Our 2003 MG ZT V8 has been in the skilful hands of our painter Alan. He has been working his magic to get every single panel and piece on the car into the best shape possible before respraying the whole car and all of the trim pieces in the matched Dark Blue and it looks absolutely sensational!

Our 2003 MG ZT V8 Stripped and Ready for Paint

Our 2003 MG ZT V8 has been getting into shape ahead of its repaint under the watchful and skillful hands of our painter Alan.

He’s worked on getting the car back to bare metal in places and then reworked certain areas so when he does lay down that stunning dark blue, everything will look absolutely sensational.

Changing out the Clutch on our 2003 MG ZT V8

The team here at Bridge Classic Cars have been working on our 2003 MG ZT V8 to get the car back to tip-top mechanical condition. The next step, is to replace the clutch in the manual gearbox.

First off, Julian remove the exhaust in order to gain access to the gearbox but for extra clearance he had to drop the back of the front subframe in order to safely drop the gearbox. Whilst on the floor, Julian could then replace the old clutch pack with a new unit and then refit the gearbox back into the car. Before getting the exhaust back in place, Julian fitted the centre and rear sections of the exhaust and rebuilt the nearside front brake caliper before bleeding both the clutch and brake systems.

Services and Brakes on our 2003 MG ZT V8

Jon has been working on getting our 2003 MG ZT V8 finished up here at the Bridge Classic Cars Suffolk HQ.

He has replaced the front pads and discs on the V8 saloon and painted the offside front before fitting it back onto the car. Then removing the under-shield, he could carry out the oil and filter change on the car before topping up all fluids and testing the car.

Work begins on our 2003 MG ZT V8

The workshop here at Bridge Classic Cars is always busy! But this week we’ve had the pleasure of having this 2003 MG ZT V8 on the centre ramp under the careful eye of our technician Jon.

Jon noted that the car had lost some coolant after a road test. After leaving the car to safely cool down, Jon carried out a chemical block test to see whether any hydrocarbons from the exhaust had made their way into the coolant which signifies a leak somewhere in the system. All was ok and nothing was contaminated, Jon reports that he believes the seal on the radiator cap had gone bad.

Next, Jon turned his attention to the brakes on this V8 super saloon. He began by stripping down the front brakes, blowing out the handbrake shoes and fitting a new seat of discs. While there, Jon also quickly repainted the caliper after adjusting the handbrake shoes.

Jon then began work on the front end of the car. This involved removing the front wheels and the stripping down the front brakes. Whilst in there, he also removed and cleaned up the Ohlins struts back to their former glory before fitting them with new springs and fitting back onto the car. Like the rear, Job took the time to repaint the calipers to make this early 2000’s muscle saloon look the absolute business. However, upon rebuilding the offside front caliper, he found that it had seized.

After that, Jon head inside the car to fix a couple of small issues such as a blocked washer jet and a 12v power socket not working – both of which were fixed. Then, he began to work on the exhaust of the car. He removed the offside rear silencer, removing the mounting straps and then fitted the new silencers to the car except he found that new silencer didn’t fit quite as it should so the original unit had to go back onto the car, but whilst there he repositioned the central rear mount as it was contacting the axle of the car under articulation.

New arrival – MG ZT SE 260 V8

The Rover 75…is it a future classic or one that’ll be forgotten? What about if you whack an MG badge on it, add the ZT styling and upgrades and drop the mighty Ford Mustang 4.6 V8 in it. Now we’re talking!

Let’s talk about this very special car, underneath you might say ‘it’s a Rover’ but don’t be fooled. Now badged as an MG, it comes complete with the improved chassis, the quad exhausts and the iconic Mustang V8 engine and rear-wheel drive.

Our latest addition is very well known in the MG world. Previously owned by an avid MG fan, this car has been seen at many an MG event. Coming soon to Bridge Classic Cars Competitions, an absolute future classic and an amazing toy for the summer!