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Now Available To Win

Our 1976 MG Midget 1500 is now live on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website. It has a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine that is capable of

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An MG Midget Arrives

Today saw the arrival of our 1976 MG Midget into the Bridge Classic Cars workshop. It will now go through a detailed inspection and assessment

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Another Job Done

The thermostat on our 1955 MG TF 1500 has been fitted, the carburettors adjusted and a new front bumper has been replaced on the car.

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Welcome Back

We have recently welcomed our stunning 1955 MG TF 1500 back into the Bridge Classic Cars workshop. Tony collected the car from its owner and

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MGC Fit Up

Paint Technician Chris has begun the process of fitting up our 1969 MGC GT. While doing this, he also added new rubber in the front

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Prep And Paint

Our 1969 MGC GT has been in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop with Chris. He rubbed down the primer on the car before moving it

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Looking Great

Now that our 1970 MGB Roadster has come to the end of its stay at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop, Nick spent some time taking

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MGB Roadster Engine Work

Classic car technician Jonn has carried out a diagnosis for number 7 valve clearance that keeps increasing on our 1970 MGB Roadster. He removed the

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In Paint

Our 1970 MGB Roadster has been in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop with technician Mauro. Mauro has been rubbing down the car after primer before

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Welding Work

While our 1970 MGB Roadster is in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop, it has been in the car of one of our fabricators, Monty. Monty

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Another New Arrival

One more arrival has made its way into the Bridge Classic Cars workshop in the form of our 1996 MG R V8. Originally finished in

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A Quick Paint Job

We recently had an MG PA in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop so we could complete some paint work on it. While this beautiful classic

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Ready To Be Won

Our 1980 MGB GT is live on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website. Coming with an extensive history file containing invoices, MOT certificates, and a

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Coming Soon

Soon to be arriving at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop is our 1969 MGC Convertible which will eventually be won through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.

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An MGA Arrives

Our 1960 MGA 1600 has just come into the Bridge Classic Cars workshop. Now that it is with us, our team of classic car technicians

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Starting An MG TF

Our 1955 MG TF 1500 has been under the care of workshop manager John as he has been investigating the issues the car has been

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Engine Out & Radio In

Since our 1978 MGB GT returned to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop recently, classic car technician Rob has removed the engine and installed a new

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Finishing A Paint Job

After recently returning to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop, our 1978 MGB GT has been in the paint shop with technician Chris. The paintwork that

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A New Start

Classic car technician Jonn has been working on our 1963 MGB Roadster by fitting a new starter to try and resolve the starting issues the

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Seat Belts

Classic car technician Jonn has been busy installing seatbelts into our returning 1963 MGB Roadster. During the installation, Jonn found that the hole in the

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MOT Prep

Our 1971 MGB Convertible has been with classic car technician Jonn, ready to get it prepared to go through an MOT. As this beautiful classic

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Fixing A Faulty Horn

Classic car technician Jonn has been working on our 1980 MGB GT in preparation for it to go live on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions

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Back Together

After being painted, our 1980 MGB GT has been put back together and started the process of going through its pre-filming check, ready for it

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Now Available To Win

Our 1976 MG Midget 1500 is now live on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website.

It has a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine that is capable of delivering a driving experience that is both exciting and enjoyable. Paired with a four-speed manual gearbox, the Midget offers a fun and reliable drive.

Designed as a small, affordable sports car, the MG Midget was a popular choice for those seeking the thrill of open-top driving without sacrificing practicality, and now you can own this one!

All the information you need is available on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website.

An MG Midget Arrives

Today saw the arrival of our 1976 MG Midget into the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.

It will now go through a detailed inspection and assessment and, all being well, this will go on to be a competition car through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.

Another Job Done

The thermostat on our 1955 MG TF 1500 has been fitted, the carburettors adjusted and a new front bumper has been replaced on the car. It has been road tested and final adjustments completed along with a clean ready for collection.

Carburettors, Manifold And Brakes

The manifold has been fitted to our 1955 MG TF 1500, along with the carbs and fuel lines. James also checked the brakes. They were stripped, cleaned and checked – the friction material is good, the rear hub seals are dry and no leaks were found from any of the wheel cylinders.

An underside checkover was then carried out and all was well. The only points to note are the front bumper has some damage and is misaligned and the workshop team are now waiting for a thermostat so the coolant can be added and the car run up and tested.

Welcome Back

We have recently welcomed our stunning 1955 MG TF 1500 back into the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.

Tony collected the car from its owner and delivered it safely to the workshop. Now that it is here, it will be looked after by our experienced team of technicians.

MGC Fit Up

Paint Technician Chris has begun the process of fitting up our 1969 MGC GT. While doing this, he also added new rubber in the front quarter lights.

MGC GT Roof And More

Lydia has been hard at work over the last week or so on the roof of our 1969 MGC GT. First, she stripped the old headlining from the roof. As with a lot of materials from the 60s and 70s, the foam had disintegrated, leaving a sticky mess.

Taking the roof apart was challenging as it was not immediately apparent how the headlining part came off the exterior of the roof. Two hidden screws finally showed themselves after a thorough inspection. Lydia used the old headlining as a pattern and made the new one from a brushed nylon fabric. As you can see, it looks a lot fresher and plumped up as it should be compared to the old one. Whilst doing this, she also took time to renew the cover on the rear crash bar, which goes over the boot hinges. This needed a completely new foam underlayer and then new brushed nylon on top. She refitted the rear interior light back to this as well.

Next were all the parts on the actual car body. Lydia first cleaned off the old foam and used a scotch brite pad to prepare the surface. Then, she applied new foam to the sides to offer some sound deadening and a base for the headlining to go on top. After this, she had to put the frame and the outer skin of the roof on, and tighten the nuts to hold this on.

Afterwards, Lydia cut the headlining to size on the job, then sewed it where necessary, and glued it to the car. The edges were glued to the metal frame and finished with some top on edging. The front piece of headlining was looking somewhat bumpy, so she cut a piece of cardboard to size and placed this underneath. It helped to smooth out the bumps and give it a much better finish. Then Lydia replaced all of the items attached to the roof, wind deflector, rear view mirror and sun visor clips.

The doors and the bonnet of our MGC were painted before the car was flatted and polished.

Prep And Paint

Our 1969 MGC GT has been in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop with Chris.

He rubbed down the primer on the car before moving it into the oven and masked it up ready for painting. Chris then painted the car before painting the roof frame in DTM Satin.

Looking Great

Now that our 1970 MGB Roadster has come to the end of its stay at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop, Nick spent some time taking these stunning pictures of such a great-looking car.

As it was a rainy day, Nick parked our MGB in The Atelier and gave it the photoshoot a car like this deserves.

MGB Roadster Engine Work

Classic car technician Jonn has carried out a diagnosis for number 7 valve clearance that keeps increasing on our 1970 MGB Roadster. He removed the inlet manifold to gain better access to the engine side covers. He then removed the rear side cover.

Jonn slackened the tappets for number 7 and removed the push rod. He was unable to remove the cam follower from the block. He suspected that the follower was worn and “mushroomed”, making it impossible to remove from the top. As a result, Jonn decided to remove the engine to ease the removal of the follower from the underside of the engine. Fluids were drained and the engine was removed and mounted on an engine stand.

The sump was removed and Jonn found small fragments of metal inside. He continued to strip the engine so he was able to remove the camshaft and access the worn follower. He removed the distributor, removed the oil pump and the cam locking plate. The camshaft and number 7 follower were removed and, as Jonn suspected, the cam follower was badly worn and the number 7 cam lobe was also badly worn. New cam and followers are required.

Jonn cleaned parts ready for refitting. Due to the metal fragments in the sump, he thought it prudent to strip the oil pump and clean it. He then inspected the inside for scoring etc. The oil pump looked fine.

The engine was packed with build grease and rebuilt. The block and mating surfaces were cleaned and the cam bearings were inspected. Number 1 cam bearing was showing slight scoring. Jonn will check the tolerance when the new camshaft arrives. In the meantime, Jonn has blown out the oilways and covered the engine until the required parts arrive.

Jonn finished cleaning engine parts in preparation. He also cleaned the engine bay and inner wings/cross member. The gearbox bell housing was cleared out and Jonn visually inspected the thrust bearing, which looked ok.

Out Of Paint And Into The Workshop

Our 1970 MGB Roadster has come to the end of its time in the Bridge Classic Cars paint shop. It recently moved into the main workshop where classic car technician Jonn has been giving it some attention.

After removing the old coil, Jonn turned the engine over and aligned the timing marks. He then removed the old distributor and swapped over the distributor clamp to the new distributor.

Jon cut the wires to length and taped them up before soldering the new terminals and connecting them to the coil.

While following the setup instructions for the distributor, Jonn found that the engine code is 18GB and is not listed in the paperwork for the distributor, so he was unable to select the correct torque curve from the list.

Jonn set it to number 3 on the list – timing static at 7 btdc, stroboscopic timing at 17btdc. He swapped the HT leads to a new cap and connected. During a road test, Jonn stopped to adjust the timing a few times and to tighten the distributor clamp.

He then cable-tied the wiring before removing the rocker cover and adjusting the tappets. Number 7 appeared to have wear and valve clearance was large.

Further investigation is needed.

In Paint

Our 1970 MGB Roadster has been in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop with technician Mauro.

Mauro has been rubbing down the car after primer before prepping it for paint. Once the prep had been completed, the body of the car went into the paint booth for a new coat of paint.

Welding Work

While our 1970 MGB Roadster is in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop, it has been in the car of one of our fabricators, Monty.

Monty has welded a front wing trip piece onto the car as it needed repair.

The front wings then went into the paintshop where Mauro applied epoxy primer to them.

Another New Arrival

One more arrival has made its way into the Bridge Classic Cars workshop in the form of our 1996 MG R V8.

Originally finished in Woodcote Green, it spent the first part of its life in Japan before coming back to the UK in 2010 and being repainted in the rare Flame Red.

This is yet another future competition car that will be won through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions in the very near future.

A Quick Paint Job

We recently had an MG PA in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop so we could complete some paint work on it.

While this beautiful classic was with us, classic car technicians Mauro and Chris made the car look even better than it already did with some paint repairs made and completed.

Ready To Be Won

Our 1980 MGB GT is live on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website.

Coming with an extensive history file containing invoices, MOT certificates, and a collection of photographs showing the car undergoing restorative work pre-2010, it is clear that this car has been kept by proud and caring owners throughout its life.

You can enter the draw to be in with a chance of winning this popular classic now!