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  1. Haha no, it was one I picked up a while back at a bargain price and I wanted to get it assigned to one of my vehicles in order to properly take ownership.
  2. So by way of an update: Goodbye
  3. Bit of an update on this car, much neglected for the last month - as seems to have been her fate since 2009! The car is still in my pal's yard and the virus means my time off for fixorating is limited. I managed to pick up a running M44 engine with all ancillaries for £50, and a Getrag 240 gearbox with prop and 4.27 small case diff also for £50, so the drivetrain is starting to take shape. I also bagged a nice set of 14" basketweaves which is what the car would have come with originally. However, on my searches for a rollcage for the car I have been offered a complete running 318is
  4. I have sold two cars recently on FB marketplace and, whilst I had plenty of the usual '2500 cash tonight M8' messages, both cars sold within a week to the first (car 1) and second (car 2) person who viewed them. It was relatively* painless and was free. No phone numbers on gumtree or ebay timewasters and the audience is huuuuge.
  5. Yes R is late 76 early 77. I’ve never seen an R registered Imp though, and the ‘Caledonian’ run out special was on a P if I recall correctly.
  6. Another late-reg Chrysler group motor... R was 76/77 I think .
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    Mk1 mx-5

    The big risk you run not taking trims etc off (beside overspray) Is that you can get cracking/flaking where the lacquer stops behind the trim. If you have a bare shell you can paint and clear coat up to and over the panel edge; obviously this can’t happen with the trim on. If you do see this in time you might have to take the bits of trim off where it happens and sand the flaking clear coat back and make some local repairs. Not a huge issue unless it’s widespread. Your car will look smart enough unless you’re hoping for concours (I hope not for £800). Sometimes it’s better to pick
  8. dc2100k

    Mk1 mx-5

    That’s how you turn an £800 paint job into a £2000 paint job! And not before all the brittle plastics crack and fall apart and you start buying new bits of trim etc because none of them will go back on properly! And the the rear light wiring cracks and the rubber seals deform and... you get the picture.
  9. Like most ranges of cars within a manufacturer group there are platforms with lots of shared components. This car still has the 1400cc 75hp petrol motor (AUA) in it, but there is a sporty version of this engine (AUB) from a Lupo which has different cams and a different ECU with a raised rev limit that has 100hp. There is also a 1600 version from a Golf called a BCB which is the same block etc but is 105hp and drops straight in. If you really want power you can use the BCB bottom end with the AUB head, cams and ECU for about 125hp. My understanding is that the engine mounts etc are
  10. BACK FROM THE DEAD UPDATE: ON THE FLEET So I've done a major switcharound and got rid of both my ZR and my Landcruiser in the last fortnight. The RALLYCARYO! is still in bits and I need a runaround so I retook possession of the £130 Audi A2! Since I gave it to my mate he's put a 1600 in his A2 and this old girl benefitted from some of his mechanic's attention/cast off bits from his car. As of now she is actually running very nicely with only a slight external coolant leak to attend to. MOT until November at which point we will make a decision about her future. 1
  11. Alright so I got a bollocking for the last car I posted here so I’ll try a bit harder:
  12. Very little progress to report as I have been looking after the offspring and trying my best to do some actual productive work. I’ve been looking out for suitable drivetrain donors but they seem to be few and far between in the M42-engined flavour. I turned down a nice 318TI for less than £1k a couple of weeks ago as it was an Auto, I may come to regret that. I have bought another pair of axle stands in the meantime so hopefully one day next week I’ll raise her into the sky and get a good look underneath. I’ve got my garage lined up to pick her up next month and take her in for we
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