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Restoration Process

The entire restoration process is recorded on our computer database timesheet system in conjunction with a comprehensive, high-resolution photographic library of each stage of the build. This forms part of the car’s ongoing history file.

The stages are as follows:

Build stages

Strip & Assess – The car is completely dismantled and components are assessed and organised for chroming, plating, powder coating, painting and we create a list of replacement parts required. All original parts are carefully catalogued, labelled and boxed for future reference, including parts that are no longer serviceable.

Body & Chassis – Our bodyshop has full facilities and a great deal of experience in both rebuilding and re-manufacturing panels in both steel and aluminium.

Corrosion on the chassis, sills, inner tub, floor pan, wheel arches, engine bay, doors, water gullies and boot floor are repaired and extra strength is added. The chassis is powder coated or painted and internally Waxoyl’d for maximum protection. Our bodyshop has full facilities and a great deal of experience in both rebuilding and re-manufacturing panels in both steel and aluminium. The body is then attached to the superlegerra structure.

Engine – At the same time, the engine is stripped, inspected prior to rebuilding. The cylinder heads and block will be cleaned (by chemicals, steam or ultrasonics) and then accurately machined, pressure tested and x-rayed. New liners are installed with high performance O-rings. Lighter pistons weighed, measured and matched, con rods are weighed and balanced, all internal parts are accurately machined to ensure good oil pressure, all rotating engine parts are dynamically balanced to ensure smooth running. During reassembly all clearances are set to optimal to ensure the best possible power and torque.

Flowbench analysis of the cylinder head may also be is carried out for improved breathing and performance.

Carburettors are stripped, assessed, machined and rebuilt. Exhaust manifolds are titanium wrapped or ceramic coated for reduced engine bay temperatures.

Dyno testing of the engine is an important part of the process as it allows us to run in the engine and tune it for best performance. The dyno test provides us with a graph of the resulting torque and power curves.

 

Ferrari 330GT engine
Ferrari 330GT engine
Ferrari 330GT engine
Ferrari 330GT engine
Ferrari 330GT engine
Ferrari 330GT engine

Running Gear – the running gear consists of the gearbox, rear axle, suspension, steering, brakes etc. These parts all refurbished and rebuilt to the highest standard.

Suspension – All suspension parts, rear axle and hubs are inspected, cleaned and carefully rebuilt with new bearings and seals as necessary. They are then painted or powder coated and fitted with new bushes ready for refitting. Modern dampers, progressive springs and rear lever arms replaced with telescopic dampers are optional upgrades for improved road holding.

Clutch – the clutch is rebuilt or replaced and assembled on the flywheel. This complete assembly is then balanced as a single unit to a very fine tolerance

Gearbox – The gearbox is cleaned, stripped, inspected and rebuilt with new bearings, seals and replacement parts, as needed.

Steering – The steering box or rack is cleaned stripped and rebuilt using new seals and bearings. Electronic power assisted steering is often available as an option.

Brakes – The servo and brake callipers cleaned, stripped and rebuilt or replaced as necessary

Fuel  System– New fuel lines and bio-fuel fuel hoses are fitted along with rebuilt and/or uprated fuel pump. The petrol tank may also be cleaned internally, resealed and refurbished.

Dry Fit – Industry best practice is to undertake a dry build to ensure the precise fit of all components allowing parts to be adjusted and modified with little risk to paint or trim, and to ensure no missing components. This also allows us to adjust door gaps and glass apertures correctly with rubber seals installed and the car correctly weighted. We also ensure all aluminium and chrome trim fits precisely.

Paint – The car is painted to an extremely high quality in the customer’s choice of colour.

Final Build – With the paint applied and dry, and having carried out the dry build, the car is reassembled with minimal risk to paint and trim.

Electrical – New wiring loom installed, and the fuse box and relays are tested and overhauled. All switches are tested, overhauled or replaced. Windscreen wipers, cooling and heating fans, electric windows and the dynamo/alternator are all checked and rebuilt as necessary. We can upgrade the charging system using a modern alternator if required.

Instruments – All dashboard instruments stripped, overhauled, cleaned and correctly calibrated.

Door Trim – New door cards, quarter panel and parcel shelf inserts are made to measure. The mechanical and electric internals of the door are refitted and carefully assembled without any internal tension to ensure they operate correctly.

Interior Trim – The car is trimmed to a high standard in the customer’s choice of high-quality Connolly hide and Wilton carpets by our bespoke trimmer. The comfort of the cabin can be enhanced with air conditioning and period radio with modern internals if required.

Shakedown – The car is tested to ensure all components are working as they should before being delivered to the customer. This is not a simple 10 minute drive around the block but rather a planned series of short and long drives, during the day and at night , in fine and in wet weather, carried out over a period of time to ensure that we catch and repair any snags and that every aspect of the car is tested and is reliable

Final Polish – The car will undergo a final polish and valet before delivery when it will be delivered along with the build file and photographs in hard copy and on a memory stick.

Get in touch if you would like more details of our Restoration service.

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