Restoring the car that Clarkson, Hammond and May all love | Ep.3

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It's time top start rebuilding Mike's beloved Ford Mondeo ST200, with the 2.5-litre V6 now gleaming and the body ready to receive a whole bunch of refreshed and renewed parts. This thing is going to be an absolute minter!
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  • Thank you all for watching, if you fancy watching some behind the scenes from this episode, here's my own little video:

    Mike DriveTribeMike DriveTribe23 päivää sitten
    • Awesome job Rough ball park figure how much would that cost to have that extent of work done. Thanks

      Mark BuckmanMark Buckman9 päivää sitten
    • Hoping to get some help from fellow car guys. I've had an Opel Astra H for a long time, it had issues with EGR, kept choking regardless of how clean it was, couldn't fix it so I bought a newer car, a Nissan Qashqai, same issue, but even worse. I'd like to know if anyone can help me figure out how to bypass this or fix it or replace it with a better filter, or modify the filter somehow, I don't know what to do, please guide me, I'm tired of going to the mechanic EVERY OTHER DAY, any help is appreciated. Thanks

      AspyrAspyr18 päivää sitten
    • @Rekuzan Rikudo nooo i just started to forget that song

      Honda S800Honda S80021 päivä sitten
    • @Rekuzan Rikudo probably

      minor makes mocsminor makes mocs22 päivää sitten
    • If I said that I saw deer in my rearview mirror, would you hate me forever?

      Rekuzan RikudoRekuzan Rikudo22 päivää sitten
  • When is the next episode? Want to see the completed car. Very interesting series

    Daniel WarehamDaniel Wareham38 minuuttia sitten
  • "ok, Grab your driveshaft"...matron!

    Jeff BanksJeff Banks4 tuntia sitten
  • Was there really no 3 angle valve job? Or some basic port cleaning?

    niqhttniqhtt16 tuntia sitten
  • Please make one more video on this wherein you driver it out of the shop and do a little bit of driving on roads. It would be awesome to watch this machine breathe 😊

    The Silver LighteningThe Silver LighteningPäivä sitten
  • 👑 👌👌

    HondaMan VtecHondaMan Vtec2 päivää sitten
  • Lots of impact driver, not so much torque wrench ....

    VladesculosVladesculos3 päivää sitten
  • Lovely, lovely, lovely!

    Marco van de VeldeMarco van de Velde3 päivää sitten
  • Taurus and Fusion: we are a joke for you?

    Александр СобольАлександр Соболь4 päivää sitten
  • Contour, lol

    threej44threej446 päivää sitten
  • Americans: "wait you guys are getting ford hatchbacks?"

    Fernando GarciaFernando Garcia8 päivää sitten
  • Having been born 1990 I do like seeing this era of motor get restored. Makes you feel old though 😭

    jack warrenjack warren10 päivää sitten
  • So satisfying to see the (mostly) finished product! Didn’t care for the music choices for what it’s worth. Thanks for the fun little series following this car!

    Christopher BurkeChristopher Burke11 päivää sitten
  • 👍👍👍

    Walter BurtonWalter Burton11 päivää sitten
  • Dont let hammond near this one we all know what will

    GYM JUNkiEGYM JUNkiE11 päivää sitten
  • That car is sweet, the Contours weren't super popular here, kinda wish they were. I always liked the SVTs. Also the drive train in my F250 is massive, that one is normal size.

    Jeff LeeJeff Lee12 päivää sitten
  • Such a shame they have discontinued the mondeo. Delighted to have recently picked up one of the last st mondeo st's

    Chris DempseyChris Dempsey12 päivää sitten
  • 15:38 pure joy. That's a great restoration!

    Joshua ChenJoshua Chen12 päivää sitten
  • Sounds absolutely amazing!

    sADYcsADYc12 päivää sitten
  • My Dad had an ST200, an ST24 and a ST220. Seriously reminiscing right now!

    Samuel JackSamuel Jack13 päivää sitten
  • Man I'm so glad you addressed #silgate

    Nick TaylorNick Taylor14 päivää sitten
  • Die könnten mein auch restoriren

    Sven RochoSven Rocho14 päivää sitten
    • Wo ist den diese Werkstatt

      Sven RochoSven Rocho14 päivää sitten
  • I expected a Dacia Sandero

    Here lie’s NaifHere lie’s Naif15 päivää sitten
  • Are you deliberatly trying to hide the sponsorship?

    NickolaiNickolai15 päivää sitten
  • That’s going to look amazing 👍👌

    Kevin IsaacKevin Isaac15 päivää sitten
  • I thought it was the st220 that they loved ??

    Sean PhillipsSean Phillips15 päivää sitten
  • When you said porsche derived V6 it reminded me of another FIworld channel.....

    Yonno YostafersonYonno Yostaferson16 päivää sitten
  • I want you to rebuild my Mondeo ST220

    Jay ST220Jay ST22016 päivää sitten
  • Having owned a 2000 SVT Countour (the US version of this car), I cannot tell you how many times I have dreamed of doing this to the car. They are so underrated. Thank you for this series!!

    Ryan HoffmannRyan Hoffmann16 päivää sitten
  • I feel an opportunity was missed to upgrade certain elements, improved brakes, new coilovers, polybushing, upgrading the power from the engine too. It looks lovely, but I think more could have been done.

    David BeeseDavid Beese16 päivää sitten
    • Agree and disagree, its a hard one, I have one and I just had to add a straight through exhaust but the car really dousnt cry out to be modified. ford got it right.... apart from the brakes. modified examples do normally look distasteful and it just becomes a shame. morette lights :( :( yuk

      Kieran PonsKieran Pons8 päivää sitten
    • @Christy Cullen yeah but that’s a bit dull. OEM+ is better. Lots of latent potential in the car if some imagination had been shown.

      David BeeseDavid Beese15 päivää sitten
    • They want to restore it, not upgrade it. It's a nut and bolt restoration. Everything goes back to stock

      Christy CullenChristy Cullen15 päivää sitten
  • those 18" rims on Mondeo, if they are 17" then how did you managed to get PS4S as they are only available 18" and up?

    John KeenJohn Keen16 päivää sitten
    • 17"s

      Kieran PonsKieran Pons8 päivää sitten
  • This is a miracle! 😍😍😍

    ujhagymaujhagyma16 päivää sitten
  • Will we be told the total cost of this?

    clutchez alexclutchez alex16 päivää sitten

    indoblehindobleh17 päivää sitten
  • Amazing work!

    Jérôme DebuissonJérôme Debuisson17 päivää sitten
  • did anyone notice that the "butterfly valves" they were cleaning were actually the engine valves (poppets) not the throttle plates... or was that just me?

    Cameron ZimmermanCameron Zimmerman17 päivää sitten
  • In the USA, slicks don't have any tread. Those aren't slicks.

    phatphredphatphred17 päivää sitten
  • Lacquer? in the engine bay and trunk? perhaps thats just a term but lacquer paint does not last vs other types..perhaps it means shiny?

    lu tomsonlu tomson17 päivää sitten
    • Lacquer is clearcoat in the states, its to protect the paintwork.

      MichaelMichael16 päivää sitten
  • Talks about butterfly valves, proceeds to show us a totally different valve as the before to the actual butterfly valve after, nice editing

    James HorsemanJames Horseman17 päivää sitten
  • Im confused, this doesnt look like a dacia sandero.

    AlexAlex17 päivää sitten
  • Project 2000 sitting in the background 👀

    J666J66617 päivää sitten
  • 😍😍

    Fire BladeFire Blade17 päivää sitten
  • Hammond may and Clarkson all agreed the estate was the best car. I have one so if you want to redo this rebuild with the correct car give me a shout, I'll gladly let you rebuild mine. I'll just take it back after though 😁

    wazzokwazzok18 päivää sitten
  • I would love to see a bypass oil filter. They put 10% of the oil flow through an ultra fine sub-micron filter so the oil is always polished clean.

    David ElliottDavid Elliott18 päivää sitten
  • For anyone in the Burton-on-Trent / Derby area CJ Ward enamelers are a top team for powder coating. The metal is phosphate primed before the powder goes on. They are also great for alloy parts. Ive not been paid to say this.

    David ElliottDavid Elliott18 päivää sitten

    Dennis AskewDennis Askew18 päivää sitten
  • Great work from all the team, but I'd love to know the final price!! 🤠

    pete bpete b18 päivää sitten
  • What a beauty! Loved seeing the progress on this.

    Wesley TsengWesley Tseng18 päivää sitten
  • I LOVE how this is coming along! That paint job in the engine bay and the boot shows how much this people care about cars!

    Martin PaoloniMartin Paoloni18 päivää sitten
  • i'd never touch halfords mobile anything - shame shame we know your overcharging game - go with a local trade

    Gooner29Gooner2918 päivää sitten
  • Can you recommend where I can buy same set of fuel injectors?

    Freedom FreedomFreedom Freedom18 päivää sitten
    • I got them from the states via ebay

      Mad Ford EngineeringMad Ford Engineering18 päivää sitten
  • Where's the costings tho?? 🤣

    K HK H18 päivää sitten
  • I can't imagine the cost of this precision

    John Elbers IIJohn Elbers II18 päivää sitten
    • Broke thinking about it

      Mij RMij R14 päivää sitten
  • Never been a lover of fords. However ever since the st range started and I got to drive the mondeo I got the bug for them. Got to say I love this car and that engine is a beast.

    Mathew MephamMathew Mepham19 päivää sitten
  • It’s crazy to me how similar the Mondeo is to the contour. Because I own two, I recognized just about every part shown.

    BlueSupremeBlueSupreme19 päivää sitten
    • @Kieran Pons Not entirely bud. One is right-side drive, one is left side drive. ;) I was only surprised since Europe has different regulations and thought there was going to be some differences because of those two factors.

      BlueSupremeBlueSupreme17 päivää sitten
    • its because it is the same bud.

      Kieran PonsKieran Pons18 päivää sitten
    • basically the closest thing to a Mondeo ST200 that we got in the US Was the SVT Contour.

      digitalrailroaderdigitalrailroader19 päivää sitten
  • Do you fancy doing up my st220 after I don't mind loosing it for a bit 😂

    Ted st220Ted st22019 päivää sitten
  • I'd so love to have this treatment done to my ST220. The last decent Mondeo made in my view.

    JayEmmCornishJayEmmCornish19 päivää sitten
  • WOW!!!!!

    yamaha 72yamaha 7219 päivää sitten
  • 👍👍 The early Duratec 2.5 were just rebranded Mazda L engines, like in the second generation Ford Probes? What is the redline on these Ford Duratecs? Does it scream like the Mazda 2.5 V6 from 1993 to 1998 Ford Probe GT? Just wondering. Thank you

    • Mazda KL Engines I mean.

  • It should never see tarmac again ... off to storage And trailered to shows only

    Man_Born_ FreeMan_Born_ Free19 päivää sitten
  • Have air tools had their day in the modern garage? Every tool I saw was battery driven.

    Jon BJon B19 päivää sitten
  • Mike, this is brilliant and I hope you ensure the new paint is fully protected against the environment with a full wrap in Paint Protection Film and Ceramic Coating!

    Akshay MaheshAkshay Mahesh19 päivää sitten
  • Anybody know where i can get the spring compressor at 11:15?

    Eric HooverEric Hoover19 päivää sitten
    • Amazon 70 quid

      Mad Ford EngineeringMad Ford Engineering18 päivää sitten
  • There's so much meaning packed into the Mondeo being cancelled. Cheap saloons no longer being viable and the death of the 'mondeo man'.

    Ovenman940Ovenman94019 päivää sitten
  • Butterfly valves and it shows the intake/exhaust valve 🙈

    Jordan MccreightJordan Mccreight19 päivää sitten
  • Does anyone know the sound track @ 12:53?

    Paull Hart-TahiPaull Hart-Tahi19 päivää sitten
  • Top job , wish my old ST200 limited edition could av got this treatment.

    CaddyCodShotsCaddyCodShots20 päivää sitten
  • Hammond takes it on a test drive. Crashes.

    Curtis WebsterCurtis Webster20 päivää sitten
  • Mike's face when the Ford fires up, really says it all!

    Cameron MulloyCameron Mulloy20 päivää sitten
  • The luckiest Mondeo and luckiest Mondeo owner in the country 👌🙂

    Ricky DubRicky Dub20 päivää sitten
  • lacquer is clear-coat, for those that were as confused as me.

    Tawny GahuTawny Gahu20 päivää sitten
  • looks beautiful! Glad I found madford on twitch!

    Cameron MulloyCameron Mulloy20 päivää sitten
  • Ian looks AND SOUNDS an AWFUL lot like Seamus from the Grand Tour segment where James has to drag the land anchor thru the mud for a “score “

    Tripp RogersTripp Rogers20 päivää sitten
  • “..that wuz loofleh.”

    Tripp RogersTripp Rogers20 päivää sitten
  • REME!!!!

    XL1200C2004XL1200C200420 päivää sitten
  • The. Comments!

    Peter NichollsPeter Nicholls20 päivää sitten
  • Book it in at a ford dealer film the techs reaction to a vehicle inspection

    #GlazersOut#GlazersOut20 päivää sitten
  • superb audio.. :yes

    Matt ShepcarMatt Shepcar20 päivää sitten
  • 4:46 - not to be pedantic...but you could of set a camera up, recorded all the work and played at 32x the speed 👍 awesome work and rebuild

    Chris HicksChris Hicks20 päivää sitten
  • Love the Ruff engineering made easy flag in the back ground 😀

    freadwestfreadwest20 päivää sitten
  • Love it 👍

    Anthony HawkinsAnthony Hawkins20 päivää sitten
  • Think with all the new Ford parts I'd have stretched the budget and got a genuine Ford Motocraft battery 🤔

    Graham ToppingGraham Topping20 päivää sitten
  • I think one of the best things from the pandemic are the mobile services that have started to become more popular. So happy to see the progress. May not be everyone's choice of resto but as long as it's yours, that's what counts!

    Ricky HendersonRicky Henderson20 päivää sitten

    Seb AdkinSeb Adkin20 päivää sitten
  • Proud to say ive been watching this on twitch

    Anna ChiversAnna Chivers20 päivää sitten
  • Great acting “I’ll just check everything’s plugged in” 🤦

    Colin EdwardColin Edward20 päivää sitten
  • Sadder news. Richard Parry Jones, the man who made ford cars actually handle again, died very recently. The man was an engineering legend and total petrol head. We've him to thank for the epic handling of the Mondeo and then subsequent focus and fiesta cars.

    animalcol1animalcol120 päivää sitten
  • It was a nice car when it was working, albeit a little thirsty. By today's standards it is a pretty light weight car. The things that really stood out from memory was the faster steering rack and the lighter flywheel. The car was much more responsive to input than the rest of the range. Would I have another one.. no.

    Ray SRay S20 päivää sitten
  • Can we have a video about James explaining about half life please, it’s been bugging me when they cut off James lecture on half life during the Ukraine episode on top gear.

    Mio HanaeMio Hanae20 päivää sitten
    • Oh no! Anyway...

      Jordan MaddernJordan Maddern18 päivää sitten
  • I love this mechanics accent

    Taylor PiersonTaylor Pierson20 päivää sitten
  • Was it just me who drew breath when they unveiled the engine? I didn't think I was that much of a petrol head.

    dwftubedwftube20 päivää sitten
  • What an artisan. Pleasure to watch.

    Rich ValenziRich Valenzi20 päivää sitten
  • Same face I made years ago when I started my ST200 conversion with no exhaust

    DarcyOGDarcyOG20 päivää sitten
  • Very nice.👍👍

    Robert WellsRobert Wells20 päivää sitten
  • Spied the REME flag. Mike REME?

    MAS PerformanceMAS Performance20 päivää sitten
  • I love following this but let's be honest, this cost way more that 1,000 BPS.

    Brian VawterBrian Vawter20 päivää sitten
  • I love the mondeo st220 I have a oh mighty soft spot

    the ultimategmoney 2021 NASCAR dude - top gearthe ultimategmoney 2021 NASCAR dude - top gear20 päivää sitten
  • i saw the tital and thought the mondeo is the only car they all like but it cant be that oh how wrong i was

    MightyPaddyMightyPaddy20 päivää sitten
  • I have a question! I work on airplanes, and some companies to such thorough restorations on aircraft that they are legally referred to as new again and the Total life of the airplane gets re-set to zero. Is there a process like that on cars to legally reset to 0 miles? Would this thorough process qualify?

    Mark JohnsonMark Johnson20 päivää sitten
    • No its illegal to reset the clocks, the engine is still original and as such whether it had new internals or not, the block itself has still had that mileage placed onto it.

      MichaelMichael19 päivää sitten
  • Transmission Or Gearbox? Which one do you use?.

    asambi69asambi6920 päivää sitten