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  1. Good progress Jonathan and this is where the rewarding bits start as thing get refinished and come back together, oh yeah and the wallet gets seriously lightened 😁

    My mount area has been cut in the same place, I have a four branch fitted.

    your chassis looks good so should blast up well 👍🏻

    Dave :) 

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  2. They were the root cause of the poor running which lead to the car being left in that garden for years, they are the worst ones I’ve seen and full of sludge and rust which makes a loud thump when turned in various directions.

    Other than a sheared seat belt bolt they weren’t too bad to remove, I did remove the quarter windows but that was just to make turning them easier and not needed. 

    I’m considering fitting a HC engine as my old car and not interested in selling now I’ve committed to actually restore it, I will see though but have the perfect donor 😉


    I need to assess the damage as if it can be fixed without a second mortgage I will otherwise it’s going to lotus heaven 🙄

    The engine looks okay and low miles so shouldn’t need too much other than new gaskets, flywheel, clutch, spigot bearing, oil pump housing, water pump etc. Obviously I will check the compression, bearings, valve clearances.

    Dave :) 


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  3. Thanks guys, coming Wednesday now. I suspect the car was extinguished pretty quickly. The wiring is fried and the more I study the photos the more I see.

    Looks like the car was being worked on so the air filter was removed which may have attributed to the fire (airbox in the boot), A/C disconnected, radiator out, all odd so perhaps taken off to assess the damage?


    It should become clearer once home, I would like to repair but not going to let it swallow a ton of money, it’s a shame to break as well being a later car.

    Dave :) 

  4. Mindless idiots and no doubt the green eyed monster was coming out, I bought a Stevens Turbo once with some very graphical engravings applied by someone, it was really embarrassing driving it home with people pointing and coming up with assumptions! 😬

    I hope you get it sorted soon and it doesn’t put you off ownership.

    Dave :) 

  5. Petrol tanks drained, well actually nothing came out of either until I poked a screwdriver through the hole after removing the banjo bolt as completely blocked with rust, what came out absolutely stank and was brown liquid.

    One thing for certain is the fuel pump will need replacing if that’s been going through it!


    As can be seen they were well past their life cycle so tip here we come!



    One had been repaired before, god knows what this is and I have no intention of excavation work 😁


    At least I know what lagoon blue looks like now 👍🏻
    I have started the mass degreasing work of the chassis and components which will take some time before it’s prepped well enough to paint…TBC

    Dave :) 

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  6. That’s looking really good now Paul, you can see the weights going to take it to it’s preferable position as you can’t get a central mount like the mini one I used.

    As you say this will make doing the whole body far more pleasant, get that central support bar fitted and jobs a good un!

    Im sure you can rent this out when finished to help with the costs as so many people would benefit from your engineering 😉

    Dave :) 

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