WOLSELEY 24/80 MKII RESTORATION
Well, this is the fourth 24/80 I've owned and the first car I have decided to document by video. Please don't forget that this is just a family having some fun. The video's range in length from about 8 minutes to around 24, so you may need a cup of tea for this... enjoy!
I have included a brief photo compilation, please scroll down further to view the video's, they are far more comprehensive.
Some photos shown below of how the car arrived. It was driveable but had no brakes. Shortly after, I begun disassembly...
Cleaning up the engine bay. Welding patches in, preparation, paint and re-assembly...
Painting the engine, testing on a running engine stand and re-fitting to the car...
More engine bay pictures...
Loads of work was done along the way - front and rear ends, dash and interior work etc. etc.
A very over critical look at the car on arrival – still very happy with my purchase though.
This is the first video where actual work commences. In this part, the engine is removed.
The second part is where engine components are cleaned up and painted.
The third part is where the engine is tested on a running engine stand.
The fourth part deals with cleaning up, welding patches and painting the engine bay.
In the fifth part we look at steering box examination and fitting out the engine bay.
The sixth part looks at re-fitting the engine and dealing with the exterior paint work.
Just some odds and ends in the seventh part, we look at the heater box, fit a washer bag, check out the dashboard and wiring.
In Part 8 the wiring is completed, the bumper bars fitted and work on the front and rear ends begun.
Part 9 looks at some upholstery repairs, running the engine and rebuilding the rear axel.
A kind of sub-part, originally for part 10 but I decided to feature it by itself.
Part 10 looks at the front suspension, brakes, universal joints and other odds and ends.
This is the final restoration video for this car... a couple of bits and pieces left, but at last we're on the road
After driving about for some time, the need has arisen to address the cooling and an oil leak from the timing case - please see the amendment to this video below.