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Old 18-01-2020, 12:19 PM   #21
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So finally got the car back! A cost of £820 but to be fair only £360 of that was labour and the car was in the garage for 3 weeks

They took some good pictures of the head which I was greatful for. Now back home and tucked up in the garage.

Plenty to be getting on with. Ordered some new trim parts and trim clips. The more I look at the interior the more there is to do! Will be getting the immobiliser sorted soon too.

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The damage - donít tell the wife!



















Will upload some more soon once it starts to come together!


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Old 11-04-2020, 08:22 PM   #22
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First wash!

Got the car out today for its first wash and hoover. Since last post itís developed a few oil leaks after the top end rebuild. Flywheel seal and rear bearing seal has gone, all that with a clutch at £500 when the garage opens again!

The mot was due next month but that extended 6 mnths. Not that I can use it and itís sorn.

Had a cat 2 Immobiliser fitted and removed and lubed the heater fan as it was making a right racket! And removed the little daft speakers. The holes will be filled by my magic repair mate after the lockdown

On to some pics, which Iím goin to use for the insurance value policy










Does need a good polish but donít want to peak to soon!

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Looks a lovely example! Please get those front headlights lined up properly though, its making me twitch!

If you need any advice just drop me a message, more than happy to help.
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Size of it in comparison to the other two.
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Looks a lovely example! Please get those front headlights lined up properly though, its making me twitch!

If you need any advice just drop me a message, more than happy to help.

Cheers ta!

Great eye! The left one the bracket has actually cracked and is loose. And thatís the straight one!

The right one is secure but not straight :-/




Broken side. Thinking of a grub screw to hold it in place?




The right side, secure but not straight!


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Had the car in the garage today for a new clutch and look at a slight oil leak. Took it to a French specialist, one man band type of place, and he was quite thorough in his appraisal.

He thinks the front end has had a bang at some point :-/ not surprising with these cars but I never saw it and neither did the independent mechanic who viewed the car for the previous owner.

He says the front has got to come off and see cutting out of gob etc. Nothing bent or structural damage but will fail an mot. Along with a rust hole in the bulk head.

He was also annoyed someone had jacked up the car on the floor pan and bent it in abit. He really wasnít happy with that!

Decided not to go ahead with chasing the oil leak down. Possibility the sump gasket but pointless dropping oil that hasnít been in for 100 miles. Will do it next year at service.

Anyway, clutch is getting done and will be picked up tomo. Hopefully make a few local shows and then back to the garage for a front end rebuild!







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Clutch on a 4 poster, rather do it on the floor.

Looks a nice car.

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It's a shame about all the issues but...you're putting it right, making it your own and bringing it up to a decent standard

Fantastic little car and it's going to give you years of enjoyment!
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Got the car back today. £450 all in and drives much better.

Said he had to drill out the gearbox/battery tray mounting bolts and also had issues with the clutch fork, pics below as I didnít really understand this one?






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