81 ford granada marquis (Build Preparation)

At the beginning of January 2020 I started harvesting the parts required to turn a mild mannered Ford Granada into the Granada Marquis.  First removing the major items, engine, transmission, propshaft and wiring, before finally filling a couple boxes with clips, cables, pipework, assorted modules and miscellaneous parts  I thought may be required.

Reconditioning the engine and transmission

I sent the transmission to TES Transmissions LTD for reconditioning whilst I gave the engine a freshen up.  Obviously one thing led to another and a quick freshen up led to a partial overhaul including removing the cylinder heads for refacing, fitting new valve seals, new timing chains and other parts including;

  • Full gasket set including crank seals
  • New intake manifold
  • Under the intake heater hose
  • Water pump
  • Set of exhaust manifold stud
  • Head bolts
  • Power steering pump
  • Front end serpentine belt
  • Front end belt tensioner and idler pulleys

Whilst the engine was apart I also painted the engine block and oil pan

The engine and transmission ready to fit