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My 1980 Elite 2.2


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The seat looks wonderful, as new!
As a temp measure I bought new leather seat covers for a Tesla. These were for sale locally from someone who bought the wrong type and were never fitted. Because it looks they might fit, and I was the only bidder for peanuts money (cheaper than universal cloth seat covers) I took the chance and bought them. 

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Latest update; after a final fun drive  the car has gone today  for the engine to be taken out and sent upcountry. Then, some fun and games will happen in a few days collecting the powerless car on a trailer to be put back in its garage ...given the garage`s tight  location there will be formation pushing involved !    

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On 22/11/2021 at 15:04, basalte said:

Then, some fun and games will happen in a few days collecting the powerless car on a trailer to be put back in its garage ...given the garage`s tight  location there will be formation pushing involved !    

Oh, that's nothing seeing the Elite is such a light car and it has its most heavy item removed!
Try pushing a non running Mk7 Jaguar, with everything in place, slightly binding brakes and two tyres only half full, in a shed with none too smooth floor 😁 

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Latest update : engineless car was pushed back off trailer into garage - all a bit tight but easy with three people . Then paid a visit to the engine which had had the carbs removed . Back home , cleaning gunk off the air filter boxes - lot of oil caked on & inside them  ( should there be oil all over an air filter box in the first place ???)

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1 hour ago, basalte said:

Then paid a visit to the engine which had had the carbs removed .

Make sure the ports are sealed or you'll get damp in which will rust the bores. :thumbup:

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John W

http://jonwatkins.co.uk

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Further news - The pistons need replacing ( not surprised ) , the crankshaft needs replacing ( bit surprised ). Luckily there’s a good used replacement available. The block a bit scored from the crankshaft wear but nothing major ! 

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