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  1. Yes its original factory fitment! I think I was mistaken when I described it as 12v and its actually 240v AC and only runs while the cars plugged in charging so in theory you come out in the morning to a nice warm car. I'm not sure if Clairol designed the "Travel Turbo" with a 9 hour continuous duty cycle in mind though! The earlier orange car has a smiths blower unit with a 600w 48v DC heating element - the manual describes it as an optional extra and makes a point of stating that running the heater whilst driving will dramatically reduce driving range! It suggests you leave the i
  2. The wheels are Dunlop LP918 according to the (incomplete) parts list I have. I bought it in the hope that the chassis and body shell might be in better condition than the orange one but they're much of a muchness really - white one is slightly better underneath but not good enough that I would be happy without stripping it down. It's got both bumpers which I'm missing from the orange one so it might donate those. Obviously it also has a full set of original style control and charging gear but as its a later car it would require some modification to fit it to the earlier orange one (
  3. This post will be a bit out of sync with the rest of the thread but If I don't post it now it will be even more out of time whenever I end up posting it. Back in October Austat tagged me in the eBay Tat thread - This brought my attention to a listing which due to not mentioning the word "Car" or "8000" anywhere in the listing had somehow evaded all of my Enfield related saved searches on eBay! The car in question was a couple of years later than my orange one, Appeared to have been off the road since 1990, Had a cracked windscreen, no interior, was missing its aluminium bonne
  4. Here's a copy of the battery connection/sequencing diagram from the owners manual: The original onboard charger which I believe is missing from your car would have charged the main bank at 48v (as the default solenoid position connects all the batterys) and a secondary 12v output to charge the lighting and control system battery. Dave
  5. After the resounding failure of my first attempt at enfield body support sections I decided to try and remove as many of the possible causes as possible - I think the fact I could only fold the channel section to 45 degrees in order to be able to get it through the swager meant it wasn't as rigid as it would be if it was folded to 90 degrees to begin with which then meant as I swaged the curved flange onto the edges it tended to introduce a bow into the whole channel section. Also I only had a 4" long v block tool for the flypress so taking multiple bites at sharpening up the fold lines p
  6. As the enfield seemed to do quite a poor job of keeping the rain out even before I removed the rear glass in order to take the wing off it seemed like getting it somewhere reasonably dry to live while it awaits its turn in the workshop would be sensible. One metal shed off facebay later.... Its somewhat a snug fit! There was just about enough space for me to drill out the spot welds and remove the rotted channel section from under the side window This is would be my first attempt at making curved flanges, I've
  7. Well there's been some small progress on the Enfield, Rear trailing arm and panhard rod removed to allow sourcing of replacement bushes Shotblasted Had a bit of a struggle sourcing bushes for the panhard rod as they're no longer available from metalastik/trelleborg, eventually managed to find they're also used on a lotus europa and one of the lotus specialists has had them remanufactured but only lists them using the lotus part number. Trailing arm bushes were easier to source although seemingly only available with crimped
  8. Hi Will, Interesting to see some photos of work on the car - I was offered it and the spares package when it came up for sale and although it seemed very good value for the money I felt it would have a negative impact on my chances of actually finishing this one or my other various projects!. The BEI logo is interesting - do you know anything about its history? I'll try and sort out an update to this thread at some point soon as theres been some small bits of progress with the enfield. Dave
  9. I recently bought one of the vehicles they had listed (no prizes for guessing which!) I don't believe the museum is closing but think the couple who run it are heading their separate ways so the chaps selling off un restored items and duplicates.
  10. Well spotted, Have had a bid and will see how it goes! Cheers, Dave
  11. Seconded, Theres definitely a lot of shared design cues with the regal! I'm fairly certain those are Regal/Rebel door mouldings and frames - Would be interesting to see a photo showing the interior of the doors to compare. Dave
  12. Funnily enough i've already been and viewed / rejected that on account of lacking a fourth wheel!
  13. The panels will need to be recrimped over the door and window apertures and then mig welded across the A and C Posts where I cut them to remove. It appears that non of the panels are intended to be removable - even the front and rear valances which are bolted to the wings with lag screws and spire clips are then welded on the return lips behind the panels. Its my intention to strip all the panels off up to window height hopefully allowing decent enough access to remove the steel inner body panels and get to the chassis areas that need repairing, there's also potential for losing quite a b
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