The owner of this wonderful 1959 Ford Consul came in to see us as the engine was smoking on start up. This is often a sign of worn valves guides. You can see in the videos below just how worn they are.
Ady, Bridge Classic Cars’ engine specialist will now undergo the following work to get this lovely classic running as it should.
The head will have new valve guides fitted and have an unleaded conversion to have a hardened seat fitted.
All the valves will be refaced. You can see how heavily pitted the valves are, unleaded fuel has burned some of the seat away.
New gaskets have all been ordered up and will be fitted when we reach the assembly phase.
We will also investigate the cylinder bores as there is a deep grove in one of the bores which may result in a broken piston ring. It looks like there has also been a head gasket go in it’s time as cylinder one has had water damage to the bore.