It’s been a long time coming but our 1932 Vauxhall Cadet now has the engine refitted and ready for running up.
Although it has taken much longer than we first hoped for (mainly due to how rare the parts are), our 1932 Vauxhall Cadet engine has now been stripped, cleaned and rebuilt. The insets, cork gaskets and coreplugs have all been replaced. The block has been bored, the flywheel refaced and we have overhauled the water pump.
The pulley has had to be remade, we’ve welded and refaced the exhaust/inlet manifold. the rocker cover has been polished and 2 new rocker cover screws have had to be re-manufactured.
The block and head have both been refaced.
Next week we’ll refit the engine back into the car and get her back on the road once again…she’s been too long off!
As we’ve said on many occasions, when carrying out any work on your classic car (or modern for that matter!) take lots of photos! Some of them you’ll look at in years to come and think “what did I take a picture of that for?” but trust us, that random picture might come in quite handy.
It’s easy to look at the engine you’re currently taking apart and think “I’ll remember where that goes” and then life gives you other things to concentrate on. When you finally get round to rebuilding the engine you took apart all that time ago, you have something random in your hand and you’re looking at a hole in front you questioning whether it’ll fit…that’s when the photo will come in handy!
Our 1932 Vauxhall Cadet engine has now been removed from the vehicle ready to be stripped, repaired rebuilt.
As you can see from the images, the seals have not prevented the ingress of water and unfortunately as the water has been sitting around for some time it has started to rust the components. This will need to be rectified as part of the rebuild process to prevent this from happening in the future.
Mark and Lauren have had a busy morning removing and loosening all of the components required to remove the engine from our 1932 Vauxhall Cadet.
Hopefully we’ll have a body minus an engine by the end of the day so it can start to be stripped and prepared ready for rebuild.
…and we’ve found the issues but unfortunately it will mean the engine will now need to be removed.
It’ll be removed later today and completely stripped down for internal inspection.
Whether the bloc will need to be re-bored or honed will be evident further in to the process once it has been stripped down.
Here are the images from our Endoscope you can see the damage inside bore 5 and 6. As you can see, a dirty substance has been found.
Earlier today, we too delivery of our 1932 Vauxhall Cadet.
You may have seen her out and about at the Suffolk car show’s, she’s in with us today for a general check her over. We’ll be checking over the engine to make sure we get her running as she should be and we know of a couple of welding tasks that need to be carried out.
Once we’ve got her up on the ramp for assessment we’ll be able to identify all of the jobs required and have her back to Felixstowe in no time!
Here we have pictures of Mark and Lauren arriving back to our Ipswich workshops.
Coming to see us at Bridge Classic Cars very soon is a lovely 1932 Vauxhall Cadet from Felixstowe.
A few little running issues to investigate and some work needs to be done on the suspension.
We just love how original she is, it shows that not all classic cars have to be fully restored and have no imperfections to be beautiful.