I'm no stranger to large restoration jobs, you should have seen my elan when I got it !
Well spotted Hilly with the wheels, I think they just haven't been cleaned in a while
Well the engine is in the boot of my car and I'm taking it to my local engine man today as Number 1 has had moisture in it and so has a few dark patches on one side of the bore. Going to see if it can be honed out. It's got a 2.2 engine from an 84 Elite in it and has only done 37k the pistons are std and so are the bearings, I'm hoping I'm not looking at 4 new pistons and liners. can you re-bore liners on these engines ?
The sunroof annoys me as does the silly wing indicators. I want to have the car as close as possible to when it left the factory. Anything else on the car you can see that's not original ?
I have the rear hatch glass and new trim for it with the car and the o/s filler cap, the car seems to be complete but alot of it in boxes.
I'm worried about the chassis it's also had a rover V8 in it at one time, there is a V cut out where room has been made. I'm looking at 3k for a new chassis ? where do they rot out first ?
The car was never advertised it's a friends old car who lives in my village
Any advice / help would be greatly appreciated.