MK11 Interceptor engine bay painted

The MK11 we have had in the workshop has now had the new bodycolour in the engine bay and underneath the car.

It is now ready for collection by its owner who will be carrying on with the work but it will return as he was so impressed with the engine bay paintwork he would like it to come back for the bodywork to be painted at a later date.

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E Series engine build

An engine that had suffered severe water damage whilst in long term storage is in for a rebuild.

The bores were in poor condition and required machining to +60 whilst the crank only required a 10 thou undersizing and now being reassembled with new bearings, pistons, camshaft and lifters.

The heads have had hardened valve seats fitted to allow running on unleaded fuel along with new valve guides. This engine will be refitted to a MK11 Interceptor being restored by its owner.

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MK11 Interceptor Progress

After lots of cleaning and painting the MK11 Interceptor looks a lot better underneath. All the underseal has been removed and the metal cleaned up before 2 coats of POR15 and 2 coats of 3M stonechip have been applied.

This will keep the underside looking good for many years to come and the stonechip will be finished in body colour.

MK11 Interceptor
MK11 Interceptor

Also since the last blog the 541R has been completed and returned to the customer. Work continues on the Brown MK3 Interceptor with the body soon to be in Primer and the Interior being refurbished.

Welding work is carrying on FF182 and FF133 now has all good metalwork and is having the epoxy primer that was put on 20 years ago removed and recoated with a protective paint whilst the underneath and engine bay are cleaned and painted, then the front and rear suspension rebuilt so it is a good rolling shell before going to the painters to be refinished in its original colour of Stratosphere Blue.

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