1. Final Assembly
Great care is taken with final assembly. One does not
want to scratch the car at this stage! However, the chance of this happening
is greatly mitigated in that all the parts have been pre-fit and drilled
before prep and paint.
2. Wheel Alignment
The wheels and front end geometry must be tested and set.
Happily Tudor Motor has professional digital wheel alignment equipment.
The job is handled quickly and expertly on site.
3. Road Testing
This may be the last, but it is by far the least step.
The necessity and duration of road testing a job is in direct relationship
to its complexity and extent. A complete rebuild involves the disassembly,
refitting and reassembly of thousands of parts. They must be tested. It
is Kevin's system to drive a rebuild 300 miles before turning it over to
its owner. Then, after the owner has and drives the car for a period,
it is returned to Tudor for a final check over.
|We are lucky for his caution. Though the gearbox was
not the subject of any Tudor goals or labor in this project, it began to
make strange noises after 250 miles. Consequently, the engine came out
over the Easter weekend and a loose bolt was found on the front casing,
causing the inner dynamics of the box to shift. It is a simple issue that
can become grave if left unnoticed. It is dealt with quickly.
Our pretty baby is returned to us in time for our 3000 mile Spring 2006 tour of Ireland, Wales, England, France and Belgium.
We returned with many happy memories to leave Kevin the keys for his final examination.
JUST THE BEGINNING!