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I am slightly in awe of this to be honest.   Looks unbelievably fantastic.   

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10 hours ago, Emmerg said:

I am slightly in awe of this to be honest.   Looks unbelievably fantastic.   

Cheers ?

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On 24/12/2017 at 19:51, SimonOmeara said:

Fitted the carbs and airbox today, a bit concerned about the airbox being too high and hitting the bonnet....

 

Your restoration is just flat out awesome, its very rare an Elite gets this kind of treatment.

Re the airbox the factory soundproofing has an L shaped cutout which leaves the underside of the bonnet exposed - the gap is that tight!

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In the garage no-one can hear you scream 

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On ‎25‎/‎12‎/‎2017 at 11:22, Emmerg said:

I am slightly in awe of this to be honest.   Looks unbelievably fantastic.   

Only slightly! Christ, I'm thinking of setting light to mine!


Is the price for that bit in Yen or £?

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What a wonderful piece of work, looks absolutely superb, and the colour really suits the car, too! This will be better than a new 503 when you've finished it.


Margate Exotics.

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1 hour ago, SimonOmeara said:

Cheers everyone but I think the pictures make it look better. 

Simon, Please provide a link to your photo editing software so I can use it on my Elite.......:P


Is the price for that bit in Yen or £?

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2 hours ago, SimonOmeara said:

Cheers everyone but I think the pictures make it look better. 

Give yourself some credit and a pat on the back, it takes a perfectionist to get an engine bay to that standard....superb job.:respect:

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Dash nearly finished new facia and recovered.  Decided to put the the radio in the glove box out of the way. It has blue tooth remote....modern tech😁

 

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You have made the dashboard look quite nice. A very difficult job with the design which is hideous in my opinion.

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Very nicely done. What have you done with the ventilation outlets in the centre? And what did you recover the fake woodgrain with? 

You have room for a touchscreen/satnav now where the radio was? iPad mini? :)

 

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12 hours ago, Clive59 said:

Very nicely done. What have you done with the ventilation outlets in the centre? And what did you recover the fake woodgrain with? 

You have room for a touchscreen/satnav now where the radio was? iPad mini? :)

 

I drew up a membrane and plate and had it made. 

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A few pictures, I have all the wiring modified and completed including the head light conversion using the Mazda motors. The rear wiper, fuel pump and filter are installed on my home made mounting. Next is bleed the brakes and see if it starts😨🤒

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