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Rebuilding engines, gearboxes and axles can be a daunting at Project Shop we have the space and expertise to deal with these big jobs in a time and cost efficient manner.
Classic cars more than 15 years old will all benefit from detailed attention to their suspension – both condition, and set-up.
Project Shop are experts when it comes to making your classic or vintage car safe to drive, and can ensure an MOT pass.
Project Shop are experts in the restoration of classic cars. We build them so they are reliable, fun to drive and ‘right’ down to the last detail.
Upgrading parts of your classic can vastly improve the driving experience, comfort, and security. For example, a new gearbox, headlights, and immobilisers.
Whether you are buying a car, recommissioning one, or working out how to restore one, then having the best information to hand is paramount.
When it comes to classic cars tuning is all about getting the right amount of fuel and air and knowing when to set fire to it!
Fuel Injection is common on performance cars of the seventies and on most post 1980 cars. Project Shop has vast experience of setting up these systems on modern classics.
We’ve put LT77 BL gearboxes into MGB V8s, used the Ford Type 9 in MG TF’s and Mk1 Escorts, and are up to speed with the latest conversion techniques.
If your overdrive doesn’t work, is slow to engage or disengage, thumps going into gear, makes noise or has any other fault, get in touch with Project Shop.
Project Shop has vast experience of rebuilding carburettors. We can strip and rebuild your carburettor or multiples. This returns them to as-new condition.
Project Shop engineers inspect wiring resistance as part of our initial appraisal of any car. This allows us to know if power is flowing correctly.
Often we find there are problems with wiring harnesses and connectors. We get around these problems by ‘re-terminating’ the ends of wires.
There comes a time when a car’s wiring is past its best. The combined effects of heat and corrosion mean it is cheaper to replace the whole wiring harness.
Classic cars were often fitted with basic Mono radios receiving Long-wave and Medium-wave transmissions. In the 21st Century, this doesn’t cut any ice.
Many classics, especially if they are British-made cars, have few fuses. Project Shop electricians can create bespoke wiring and additional fuse boxes.
Project Shop can safely add a Battery Isolator to your classic, this ensures your cars electrical system is protected.
Many British cars from the 1940s to late ‘60s were wired Positive earth. This was a polarity switch from the Negative earth system that was in general use.
Modern fuel is not the same as the 2-5 star that many classics were designed to run on. Project Shop is an expert in fitting electronic pumps.
If your instruments aren’t working, we can either replace or have them refurbished by specialists so that your own gauges go back into your own car.
Your classic car is a serious investment. Of your time. Of your effort. Of your cash. Owning and running a classic car is an emotional thing.
While Project Shop isn’t primarily a body shop, we can work with any owner to help repair and complete their project car.
Whatever your fabrication job, Project Shop has got the skills and will to make your classic car dreams come true.
The underside of your classic is exposed to the damaging effects of salt, stones, gravel and dirt. A complete coating of bituminous compound protects.
Project Shop uses a variety of cavity waxes from established suppliers such as Waxoyl, Tetroseal, Dinitrol, and Wurth to safeguard the inner, unseen parts of your car.
Project Shop is experienced at detailing the underside of cars. With our work, you can win events on a Sunday, then drive to work on a Monday.
Basic servicing of your classic car can dramatically increase its reliability, longevity and performance. Project Shop are expert in servicing all makes and models of cars over 20 years old.
Project Shop is adept at treating all forms of corrosion. We’ve seen it all. We can de-rust, then corrosion protect underbodies and internal cavities on bodyshells.
Very often we see poorly-fitted upgrades, with no forethought about either longevity or retaining the car’s intrinsic qualities. Here’s what we do better.
When Project Shop restores a car, or any sub-assembly, we like to do it properly. Which is why we offer a full range of coatings for components.
Project Shop is passionate about enabling owners to enjoy their cars, through the reliability and set up of the car. Having seat belts in your classic makes you safer.
It’s imperative to get a decent fit. Otherwise you are liable to get leaks, wind noise, and the inability to roll the window up when driving along!
Owning a classic is all about enjoying the experience, and the first part of that is getting into your car.
Wheel rims provide countless customisation options, and paired with improved tyres will increase grip levels and provide superior stopping distances.
Leaks in any car are hateful. Failed rubber seals, torn door rubbers, or corrosion could all be a factor in a damp interior.
There’s one simple way to ensure that Britain’s weather doesn’t get in the way of your comfort when you’re travelling. You need a heater that works.
Keeping you cool in the Summer and warm in the Winter, Air Conditioning is a great upgrade for your classic.
Project Shop is experienced in hoods! From a simple re-proofing to keep the water out and the material in great condition, to the task of fitting a completely new hood, we can help. When it comes to frames, we’re experienced there too.
Older cars are noisier than modern ones! One simple way to improve this is to get Project Shop to increase the level of sound deadening you have fitted.
Why put up with anything uncomfortable? Whether you need a simple frame repair or a full retrim, Project Shop can help your seats!
Thermal coatings help in the management of engine bay heat and can make a HUGE difference as soon as the weather warms up.
Many classic cars have very marginal cooling systems, which can cause all sorts of reliability problems. There are so many modern solutions. No car is beyond help at the Project Shop!