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The 2018 Llandudno MG Owners Club Snowdon Run (25th Anniversary)

The 2018 Llandudno MG Owners Club Snowdon Run took place on Sunday 19th August 2018. John Woods Motorcare Ltd was one of the main sponsors of the event this year. John Woods Motorcare’s Staff and Family were all present at the start. This year just over 200 cars took part in the event. With it […]

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PST259J Blue MGB Roadster – Suspension and Engine Work

Our customer contacted us to ask if we could look at an MGB Roadster car he had purchased. The MGB had undergone a Rubber Bumper to Chrome Bumper conversion by Wheeler Dealers and a team from MGOC over a weekend at the Practical Classics Show (NEC) 2013 before being raffled off at the end of […]

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Payment Assist now available with John Woods Motorcare Ltd

John Woods Motorcare Ltd are pleased to announce that we are now Payment-Assist approved to help customers who are faced with unexpected repair costs. Payment Assist has been set up to provide an option to be able to spread the cost of your bill and ease your cashflow. They are the number one service provider […]

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Rare Lancia Beta Spider 2.0L Twin Cam Engine and Gearbox for sale separately

We’ve listed some more second hand parts on Ebay. Lancia Beta Spider 2.0L Twin Cam 828BB1A0*82326402* Engine https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263799195288 Lancia Beta Spider 2.0L Twin Cam 828BB1A0*82326402* Engine. This Engine is used. Condition Unknown. Engine does turn manually. We were informed it was running when it was removed from the car. Carburettor is missing. We have no […]

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1961 Triumph TR3A

Beautiful 1961 Triumph TR3A in for some work this week. This car is a ‘local’ car, starting life straight from the showroom with a family in Liverpool before being aquired by our customer based in North Wales. This one was dropped off for a full service, replacement suspension bushes and to fix a fault with […]

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MG ZR Express Van (1.8vvc 160)

MG ZS ‘Express’ Van – 1.8 VVC Petrol in this week. Diagnosed Lambda sensor as causing the Engine Warning light to appear. The sensor was replaced. Whilst in the air on the ramp, a major fuel leak was identified from one side of the petrol tank. After discussion with the customer a Replacement  (new, not […]

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K Series engined Lotus Elise

A new customer came in this week. MG Car Club very kindly recommended John Woods Motorcare Ltd due to us being an MGCC Trade Member garage and the appointed Xpart Wholesale Distributor for North Wales and Cheshire. The Lotus was down on power and running very lumpy. The Lotus had a K series 1.8 engine […]

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Vicar’s Morris Minor Traveller breaks down whilst on holiday

We received a phone call from Reverend Adam Atkinson who had been recommended to us by Hagerty Insurance through the Classic Friendly Ltd Scheme. He had been visiting St Asaph for a few days and his trusty Morris Minor Traveller had developed a steering problem. Adam Woods investigated the problem and identified a new Nearside […]

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Armed Forces Racing Challenge (ARFC)

We attended Oulton Park for the 750 Motor Club rounds on Saturday 14th April. Two of the rounds taking place involved the Armed Forces Race Challenge teams. The Armed Forces Race Challenge is organised by a committee of volunteers from all three Services, some veterans and some civilian guests. The aim of the AFRC is […]

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FBHVC – Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs

John Woods Motorcare Ltd are Trade Supporters of The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) As part of our support for the FBHVC we have created an information page on our website to promote the federation.  Further information about the FBHVC and how your Club or Association can join can be found by following […]

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1980 Mini Pickup restoration completed

Chris Langfords 1980 Mini Pickup now has a newMOT and clean bill of health after undergoing a full restoration. Since the Mini Pickup’s last MOT back in 2011 it has only completed the grand total of… 10 Miles! Now the Mini Pickup is finished hopefully we’ll start seeing it at various shows across the Country […]

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MGZT-T EBC Brake Install

British Racing Green MG ZT-T in this week for supply and fitment of EBC Ultimax Front and Rear Brake Disks matched with EBC Green Stuff Brake Pads. The car also required a replacement rear coil spring (supplied from Suplex through Xpart Ltd), replacement OEM rear Hubs/Bearings and also rear brake Backing Plates. Parts Used:- 2 […]

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Classic Friendly Lube Service

Through the Classic Friendly Scheme we are able to offer a defined lubrication service regime for your classic car. For decades grease nipples were fitted to steering and suspension ball joints, king/swivel pins and also propeller shaft couplings, plus, sometimes, brake cables, on most cars which are now classed as classic. These enable the lubricant […]

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MGTF 2002 Heater Matrix Replacement

This MGTF came in with a heater blower problem. It was only blowing warm air on one side of the car. After investigation it was found to be a blocked heater matrix. The customer gave the go ahead for the strip down and replacement of the Heater Matrix (Xpart # JEF000070) and also the Heater […]

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Hydragas / Hyroelastic suspension Top Up Service

There is usually quite a bit of confusion as to the difference between hydrolastic and hydragas systems, but it’s fairly simple. Hydrolastic suspension has a rubber spring built into it, while hydragas uses a compressed-gas spring. Both are suspension systems rather than just springs, in that they include a damping system to slow the action […]

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