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 the weekend show. That lucky person sold the car on and it eventually ended up with Great Escape Cars who hired the car out as part of their fleet. At one point the car was used by presenters (Sunetra Sarker & Jo Joyner) on the BBC Celebrity Antiques Road Trip
John and Adam Woods firstly started on the Engine – the car had not been running for a while. A new Coil was required, the Carburettors needed an overhaul and the engine needed some basic TLC and tuning. Once the engine was running correctly, the attention turned to the suspension set up.
A few aged parts were identified and replaced. The rear Differential was worn so a new one was sourced and fitted. On the front suspension, Coil Springs, Link Arms, Lower Arms and Shock Absorbers needed replacing as well as fitting a new Anti Roll Bar. New brake lines and new handbrake cable were also fitted to the rear.