Before we start a restoration, we completely examine the classic car. My brother and i use the expression ...
climb into the exhaust system and get out of the air filter box.
The car is inspected and tested for all its functions, compression measurement is carried out and much more and all findings and values are documented in the documentation.
After the partial dismantling, the car is measured. In the measurement, the following points are measured:
When dismantling, the complete classic is broken down into its individual parts. The vehicle is completely disassembled and all parts from the engine to the interior are removed from the body shell. In this section of the work, attention is paid to and documented which components can be reused after reprocessing. After disassembly, your oldie is screwed onto a frame intended for him, to make it easier to work through the subsequent steps.
When it comes to parts refinement, you are asked not to recondition the parts yourself, only if you wish. But you have to make the choice, if the parts are to be reworked original or if you want something special.
For us, the engine is like the heart of a person, which is why only experienced mechanics are allowed to do the honorable work during the revision. To ensure that everything runs smoothly, the engine is subjected to a thorough check for functionality and originality. The original measured values as specified by the factory serve as the basis for adjusting the engine. In advance, however, it is checked whether all wear parts are still intact. At Buchmüller Classic, all work is carried out in-house. Whether it's drilling or honing, assembling, stealing, even the 48-hour test run is carried out in our workshop. Of course, the specified values are included in the documentation. During the test run, all units that are directly attached to the engine or installed are also checked. If you want the engine but a "mucke säckele" ("a little in Swabian") stronger or livelier, we will fulfill your wish. As long as we stay within the limits of what is feasible and the TÜV can approve it.
The overhaul of the axles, differential and gearbox is associated with a high degree of experience. Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly difficult to get high-quality spare parts as to whether they should have the correct translation. Or by optimizing the motor, all ball bearings and gears have to be reinforced. Here, too, it involves a great deal of individual production and special construction. We develop and manufacture all mechanical components ourselves or on our behalf. And have access to manufacturer spare parts so that their classic is as good as new except for its character.