Wheeler Dealers Triumph Spitfire3

Mike Brewer joins forces with top mechanic Edd China to put second-hand cars back on the road. The team tries to successfully complete the revival of the Triumph Spitfire.

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Wheeler Dealers Triumph Spitfire Part 3/5
" sure there is no obvious rust or even some sulfur rusting. And you run your hand or any body part, you can normally feel; you'll be surprised actually how subtle a bump or a dent you can feel, and you can often feel whether somebody used a filler in it, even if, to the naked eye, first glance, it looks fine. You might actually, "Oh! There's a bit of a lump there." That gives you a clue that it maybe a bit of a problem with filler. And you can always get a little magnet on that and pop a magnet on it. If the magnet doesn't stick then it's definitely loads of filler. Notice, this one comes with a hardtop roof which is a really good little thing to get hold off because, in the winter, the soft top is a bit windy which is a much better thing to look for as well. Again, just check everything. Just look at this. It's kinda like any product, any car really. Just keep checking everything for wear and tear. This car has done I don't know how many thousand miles, so it's gonna have lots of bits of wear on it, and so you check for that, especially. Gonna pop on the other side to the driver seat. It's the same on almost any car ever. Again, check the steering wheel for wear. Check the seats itself where the driver seat, but also, check the floor mats. Check under any mats that are in there, but if you can, try and peel the mats up altogether so you can see the floor beneath because of course that you're gonna see the real work. You're gonna see whether there's loads of rust, holes, or worse still, nothing at all, so who have to check on that as well, and again of course, the rubbers, although they can be changed, it's quite a good indication how much wear and tear the car has actually seen. So, it's just the little things like that, and really, just get a feel about how the car looks and know the classic courses of the engine. We might just need to pop round further round again. When you're in the engine bay, check the oil. Check the fluids. Basically, find out whether there's any good. The thing to do is to actually to smell it because obviously you can smell if the oil is burnt. And if you don't know what I mean go down to a scrap yard get around all the cars there and keep checking and sniffing the oil. It will soon work out which are clean which are ones are dirty.





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Mike Brewer joins forces with top mechanic Edd China to put second-hand cars back on the road. The team tries to successfully complete the revival of the Triumph Spitfire.





Edd China on leaving Wheeler Dealers
I am very sorry to say, that after 13 years on the show, I am leaving Wheeler Dealers. Wheeler Dealers is a great car show, reportedly the biggest on the planet at the moment. It is broadcast in about 220 territories around the globe and apparently has several hundred million viewers worldwide. This success would not have been possible without the huge collaborative effort put in by the production team over the years but most of all because of the loyalty and appreciation of our fans who have kept watching, in ever increasing numbers around the globe. Because you kept watching it; we kept making it. So thank you all for that. Making Wheeler Dealers is no easy task and every episode requires a massive effort from a dedicated team of people. We started, all those years ago, on a niche channel in the UK with just a small production: Michael Wood and Dan Allum; the founders of Attaboy TV and originators of the show, one production manager, a camera man, a sound man and Mike and myself. One hundred and thirty five cars later we have grown to a production team of over forty five staff, and we are now entertaining much of the TV watching planet. It’s been quite a ride. It was exactly the worldwide popularity of Wheeler Dealers and sheer size of the audience, coupled with the lack of product placement and brand endorsements within the show which meant that Discovery US and Velocity Channel saw an opportunity for further exploitation of the brand and so, after season twelve, the show commission was taken over by Velocity Channel in the US, who decided to replace Attaboy TV with Discovery Studios in California. Unfortunately, on Velocity’s first attempt at producing the show they found Wheeler Dealers ‘too difficult to make’, ‘at least in its current format’. In particular, the detailed and in depth coverage of my fixes in the workshop; what I consider to be the backbone and USP of the programme, are something Velocity feel should be reduced. The workshop jobs are certainly the hardest part of the show to make and reducing their substance and role in the show will save the production considerable time, effort and therefore money. However, this new direction is not something I am comfortable with as I feel the corners I was being asked to cut compromised the quality of my work and would erode my integrity as well as that of the show, so I have come to the conclusion that my only option is to let Velocity get on with it, without me. Wheeler Dealers has been an enormous part of my life since 2002, a real roller coaster of demanding challenges and triumphant moments. It has been a privilege to meet and work with so many great people and, from the workshop to the joy rides, to be allowed to experience so many fabulous cars and amazing locations. Leaving the show at the height of its success has been a really tough decision to make but I believe the time is right for me to spread my wings. Sometimes you’ve just got to break free from the confines of your rut and head for the far horizon. I would like to thank Attaboy TV, Mike, our incredible crew, and everyone who has contributed to making such a great programme for all of these years. A special thank you must go to every one of our fans for watching these past thirteen series, it has been great having you along for the ride, your appreciation means so much. Mike and Velocity will continue to make Wheeler Dealers, apparently with Ant Anstead taking my place in the workshop, so new episodes will be on your screens in due course. Being the new boy is never easy, so please give Ant your support, I wish him the very best of luck. It will certainly be nice to see Mike turn up at the workshop with yet another wreck knowing I don’t have to do any of the work! As for me, I am already working on some great new projects which will expand my world in new directions and, as I will have a bit of time on my hands, I’ll even start to put some things up on my youTube channel, so keep an eye out for that. Right now though, I just feel relieved and exhilarated with freedom and I can’t wait to get cracking on the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. For years Discovery have been encouraging everyone to: ‘make your world bigger’ – and that is exactly what I am now doing. Edd China Thank you for subsribing to my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTnK3UFznEB5bd4vDEFMM4A following me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/eddchina/?fref=ts and following me on Twitter https://twitter.com/TheEddChina and for continuing supporting my car projects.





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