We last held an Open Day event at our previous premises back in March 2017. Since then we’ve relocated and re-established ourselves in the new premises in Mold.
We have decided to hold the inaugural Open Day here at our new premises on Sunday April 5th 2020 10am to 4pm.
Although the new unit is 4 x the size of the old Mollington Unit, we do not have the parking facilities that we had at Mollington so we will be allocating specific parking for invited guests (customers) and there will be separate parking areas for general visitors.
Back in December 2018 we had this MGB GT dropped off to us by the bodyshop we partner with (Sefton Classics of Liverpool). The car belongs to a long standing customer of John Woods Motorcare Ltd who had taken it into Sefton Classics for panel replacement and paintwork.
We were originally tasked with removing the engine (Sefton Classics had removed all other parts). We did that and then sent the shell back to Greg and Dave at Sefton to complete all of the bodywork.
Sefton Classics did a fantastic job of replacing various panels and completing a full interior and exterior respray of this MGB. It was delivered back to us for the rebuild to start.
The first part of the rebuild was to tackle the interior. The customer attended our garage and it was decided that the original carpet was worn and tired looking. The customer chose to have a Coverdale Carpet Set in Ruby Red from their Kensington Luxury Wool Range
Once the interior was somewhere near finished, our apprentice Jamie (he completed the engine removal back in December 2018) set about sorting the good useable parts from the old rusty (and requiring replacement) parts for the car prior to reinstalling the engine. Items such as the prop shaft, heater box and servo were saved, cleaned up and repainted. Other items such as Ignition Leads, distributor cap and carburettors were also cleaned.
Next Jamie set about reinstalling the Engine and Gearbox and connecting it up to all the new parts that had been ordered (Stainless Exhaust and Manifold, Stainless Oil Cooler pipes and replacement oil cooler. Reconditioned radiator.
Once the Engine and Gearbox were in place the next job was to build up the suspension with the lowering springs the customer had supplied. Due to the age of some of the suspension parts we ended up replacing stub axles and link arms etc.
This Rover SD1 Vitesse belongs to a long standing customer who has owned the car from new. It is a left hand drive varient as the customer splits his time between the UK and Europe.
We were tasked with replacing the aged roof lining – the customer sourced the replacement lining though a supplier and had it delivered to us. We then called on the expertise of our trimmer Craig to complete the swap.
Craig started by completely stripping the old lining out along with the sunroof section. The photos below show the process from start to finish.
This beautiful 1961 MGA was brought into us by a new customer who had heard about us via The Vintage Sports Car Club (North Wales section). The customer had been having problems with the braking system.
After investigation, John Woods identified leaking rear brake cylinders, contaminated rear brake shoes a worn/leaking rear Hub Flange Gaskets along with broken clips on the front brake pads. The parts were all ordered in and the customer asked us to complete a full service whilst we waited for the parts to arrive.
This site is simple to use and allows you to check for parts for your MG and Rover.
Most of the XPart Distributors update their stock records on a weekly or monthly basis and usually list ALL of the parts they hold in stock which includes Xpart MG Rover parts alongside classic MG, Triumph, Morris parts etc.
If you are looking for a part it is a very handy website to use.
Just input the part number in the ‘Product Search’ box.
Click on the Green Button and the system will search the database and the following screen will appear.
Click on the green arrow again and the list of XPart Distributors and their stock level of the part will appear
You can then click on the green arrow and select the nearest XPart Distributor and contact them for the costs of purchase and shipping
This product search website can be utilised with the John Woods Motorcare PDF listings of ‘Parts back in Stock’ on our dedicated XPart Information Site which is updated every couple of days by XPart. John Woods Motorcare using the email updates received from XPart Ltd.
We’ve been running an advertising campaign over the past few months in Classic Car Weekly.
Artwork for the next advert (due to be published in the issue due to released on 24/12/2019) has been completed inhouse today, uploaded and approved by the publishing company. If you subscribe to CCW keep an eye out for the advert!
This 1989 3.0L Porsche 944 S2 was brought into us by a long standing customer who normally brings his MGB Roadster in for work. He called and asked if the Porsche was something we would look at as he’s been having issues with wheel bearing noise and brakes on it.
John Woods put the Porsche up on one of our ramps and took the wheels off. Straight away he could see that the car needed new Brake Disks, Pads, Wear Sensors front and rear and when he removed the rear brake disks it also required new hand brake shoes. Front Wheel Bearings were also replaced.