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Ace Auto Services Sneinton Hermitage, Colwick Road, Nottingham NG2 4BT Tel: 0115 958 4898
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Engine Repair

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The Mgb GT Journey

Ace Auto Services has a fully equipt garage but even with some serious kit at my disposal nothing prepared me for the learning curve I had just undertaken.

I make no apologies for the length of this page but with an almost 3 year refurbish and build and hundreds of photos taken it was what photographs to leave out more than what to put in. Obviously if I had ignored my customers and worked every waking hour it would NOT have taken 3 years but that thankfully was not possible.

Equipment or "Kit" in the trade
shot cabinet
Shot / Bead blaster

One of the best pieces of equipment Ace Auto Services purchased was my shot / bead blaster, with it I was able to clean back to bare metal everything from a bolt to the wheels you see in the pictures. Check out the heater box before and later in the car, yes that's the same box. Ace Auto Services will be happy to quote you to refurbish one of your own items.

Parts

I feel I have to point out that there are very few new parts on this car, everything that could be stripped and refurbished was. Everything had, new seals, gaskets a strip back to metal and repainted and as you can see it turned out pretty well. (if I say so myself).

Paint

It would be unfair to continue without a word about Jason my "paint man" who did an excellent job of the upper body and interior paint, as for the underbody that was all my own work saying that the spit / rotisserie, was a blessing and made welding and painting the underside a "pleasure"???.

Welding to Mot Standard

Car failed its Mot elsewhere? If you want a quote for welding to Mot standard or a paint job whether your cars damaged or just needs freshening, please ask Ace Auto Services for a quote. We would be happy to quote a special price to help you with your rebuild.

Mgb GT Rebuild

This page charts the rebuild of my Mgb GT and shows what can be done with a little determination and a lot of patience.
If you want to see any of the photos enlarged just hover over them and left click.
mgbThe replacement shell MgbFrom the rear Mgband side rear axleOriginal rear axle
Original rear axle expansion tankExpansion tank shot cabinetNew shot blasting cabinet befor and after Brake caliper,matched pair
inlet manifold beforeInlet manifold before inlet manifold afterInlet manifold after exhaust manifold beforeExhaust manifold before exhaust manifold afterand after, high heat paint
the engine before1800 engine the heater box beforeheater box Mgb undersidestripped bare and ready for weldingstripped bare
finished welding & in primer1st of 2 under coat's seam sealerseal the joints seam sealerlet it go off 1st chassis black1st coat chassis black
2nd chassis black2nd coat chassis black stone chip2 of coats of stone chip front axlefront axle front axleincluding poly bushes
both axlesFront and rear together brake buildReady for the rear brakes drum brakeswell done Roy and Mark ready for the carready for the car
ready for the carLooks great. rostyles befor shot and afterRostyle's before and after in primerWheels in primer ist paintand with the first coat
final paint before buildPaint the inner wing final paint before buildFinishing touches rear axle inRear axle in front axle inFront axle in
temp steering inTemp Steering wheel onsteering on ready to goReady to go and she's offShe's on her way
sort the linesmooth the wrinkles sort the linesand the other side first primeprimer and first primeLoads of undercoat
primeNearly done overdrive unitOverdrive filter thrust washer oh dearOoooo thrust washer first paintPageant Blue
build Coats paintPaint, great shine paintMore Paint back from the shopand done
doorsCan I have the doors? the undersideand so to the build the fuel tank inFuel tank in looking goodLooking good
mark, wiringMark fitting the wires brakesServo etc. done a touch of ScotlandA touch of Scotland in placefinally in place
in placebefore the heater box heater boxoops caught me working nicealmost ready for the engine time for the engineLets get the engine in
and no scratchesPhew, no scratches looking goodJust the bits now the finished productfast forward, the end result now the webasto roofMmmm how does this go?
webasto roofWebasto roof webasto roof looks greatFits a treat MGB outside doneInside now I guess refurb wheelWheel & soundproofing
mgb underlayUnderlay mgb carpetsUnderlay underlay mgb carpetingand then the carpet carpets incarpets in place
mgb under bonnet almost doneJason's for the lines mgb almost doneLook good with LE wheels refurb mew wheelsLE wheels being refurbed
finishing touchesNice one Jason MGB GTstraight through MOT MGB GTTaxed and tested MGB GTthe "new" interior
MGB GTThe blue meany, right MGB GTThe blue meany, Left