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Post by yetisport » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:06 pm

Hello All

The rebuild/ recommissioning (certainly not restoration!) has been a long standing joke with my work colleagues, having taken farrrrrr too long due to other distractions and repeated loss of mojo but finally it has got to the 'just about useable' stage. note I haven't said 'finished' as there of loads of jobs still to do and many to redo as I now look at whats there and think 'that's crap, I should do it better'. If I get to Curborough please be gentle, its my first go at a big job like this, and I know the powerplant, paint and cage wont please the purists, but if it gets there it will be the first hurdle out of the way. If its considered a passable 30 footer that will be a result!

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Post by Dcrosby13 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:40 am

It's nice to see another one back on the road, what engine have you gone for?


I break stuff...... :w

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Post by TrevorG » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:42 am

Purists would never have had a car made from Ford, Leyland and GM parts covered in plastic!

Looks great, hope mine's a tenth as good when done. Now, let's see under the hood.



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Post by peter freeman » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:06 am

I for one like it - being different makes it more noticeable to the general public which is a plus



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Post by scimitargtc » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:30 pm

Am in similar situation loss of mojo after a stroke and where jobs take 10 times longer th@n previously. Redoing previous jobs aka semi bodges is embarrassing but satisfying to see completed. Had hoped to be in her this Saturday at curborough but need to get my Range Rover back on the road. Just a few tasks to do (wire up Xjs mirrors, fit radio, dash gauges, change the auto box filter oil etc and finish off the hatch frame rebuild which now just needs the brass connecting plates screwing in to the channels. Then I’m afraid/regret I’ll be putting her up for sale after 20 years. Just too pooped to give her the time and attention I used to have.


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Space for 5 more! Money for none!!

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Post by ScimmyMike » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:08 pm

Look forward to seeing both the car and yourself over the weekends event then


SE4c rebuilding. SE5a similar it seems!
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Post by yetisport » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:30 pm

Thanks for all the encouragement, I Guess I wont be tarred and feathered for not staying standard then!!
The engines a small block Ford V8 (302ci) so its still on brand. and as requested heres a snap, just like the outside functional but not too pretty.
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Post by TrevorG » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:47 pm

Neat....bet it sounds great! Enjoy



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