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PostPost by: slimromeo » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:05 pm

so i went to check on progress on my +2 today, its been 5 years since i bought my car and i bought it as a non runner so you can imagine my delight as 5 minutes into entering the garage my genius mechanic turns the engine over for the first time and she sounds amazing, no leaks and good oil pressure. i feel like my first child has been born :D

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PostPost by: billwill » Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:11 am

Congratulations.
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PostPost by: theelanman » Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:44 pm

slimromeo wrote:so i went to check on progress on my +2 today, its been 5 years since i bought my car


that almost sounds like youve got someone else doing it :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: slimromeo » Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:29 pm

that almost sounds like youve got someone else doing it :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:[/quote]


well your not entirely incorrect :oops:

a friend who used to work on my dads rally cars said he would help me restore the car, baring in mind he is the same guy who was meant to restore my dads TR6 in the late 80's which i have just sold the remaining chassis, engine and box which are the only parts that havent turned to dust. i have been alot more persistent than my dad was and hes actually done a great job. The 5 year thing is generally due to funds but all parts are paid for now and fingers crossed will be on the road by the end of the year.

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PostPost by: slimromeo » Mon May 30, 2011 12:12 pm

UPDATE. very nearly there now, just bonnet on, windscreen in and a bit of tweeking here and there. Hopefully another +2 on the road for the summer. :D
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:53 am

A fabulous looking car!

I can't see my Elan making it back on the road this year...
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PostPost by: slimromeo » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:53 am

Mazzini wrote:A fabulous looking car!



Thank you,

unfortunatly i think the clutch has siezed so engine out monday morning and then im looking forward to polishing her up :D hopefully completed by the end of the week...ish
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:20 pm

I hope you'll post some more pictures when you're back on the road.
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PostPost by: slimromeo » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:38 pm

Windscreen gets fitted monday, m.o.t is tuesday and my birthday is wednesday. If she passes the m.o.t then it will be a very happy birthday, fingers crossed! :D
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PostPost by: ClashofLotus » Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:47 am

Well Happy Birthday for Wednesday dude and fingers crossed for your mot! :)

Car looks awesome, now i know why ppl say i should two tone my plus 2!
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PostPost by: slimromeo » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:31 am

ClashofLotus wrote:Well Happy Birthday for Wednesday dude and fingers crossed for your mot! :)

Car looks awesome, now i know why ppl say i should two tone my plus 2!


thank you and good luck with your project.

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PostPost by: slimromeo » Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:31 pm

Windscreen in and M.O.T. tomorrow! :o
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PostPost by: slimromeo » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:30 pm

She passed her m.o.t. With no problems! Happy birthday eve to me :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: ClashofLotus » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:48 am

Congrats! Now you can just enjoy it! :)
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PostPost by: slimromeo » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:30 pm

A few teething problems but she looks good
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