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:
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.