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Returning Engine Bay To Original

PostPost by: 111Robin » Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:04 pm

Bigbaldybloke wrote:Looking good, what did you paint the inside of the wheel arches with?

It's just a generic aerosol stone chip, I don't remember the brand but nothing special. It already had similar stuff applied, I just scraped off any loose material and reapplied over it. It's not a brilliant finish but I'm not aiming for any cosmetic prizes with this car, just properly sorted mechanically.
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PostPost by: berni29 » Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:35 pm

Hi

Great work!

I have bought a load of Gravitex to do the underneath of my plus2. And the interior also in fact. May as well while the whole car is pretty much stripped.

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PostPost by: 111Robin » Thu Aug 04, 2022 9:10 am

Finally completed the engine bay tidy up and suspension rebuild, I hadn't imagined it would take so long but these things usually do. A few niggles to sort out before I can put some miles on it prior to the winter when I will concentrate on the interior. Many thanks to the forum members who have assisted with parts and advice throughout.
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PostPost by: Bigbaldybloke » Thu Aug 04, 2022 9:24 am

Nice work!
Only slight reservation is that bright yellow coil, but that’s just my opinion.

Time to get out on the road and enjoy it!
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PostPost by: Andy8421 » Thu Aug 04, 2022 9:38 am

That looks extremely smart. Great job.
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PostPost by: 111Robin » Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:04 am

Bigbaldybloke wrote:Nice work!
Only slight reservation is that bright yellow coil, but that’s just my opinion.

Time to get out on the road and enjoy it!

It just appears yellow in the photo, it's the same gold colour as the Lucas sports coil.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:28 am

I hope it's a resin filled Coil with it facing down :wink:
I must say you have done a very nice job indeed, bravo.
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PostPost by: TeeJay » Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:25 am

Great job, even down to some fine details like the Airbox Cover. :D

Moving on and upwards.
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