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Old 11-07-2016, 05:54 PM
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Looks good Russ! You're doing well at putting it back together!
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Old 20-07-2016, 04:10 PM
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Still plodding along bolting things back on but need a bit of help finding out if a part exists or not.

I bought a FRP Devil style spoiler with the idea that I would leave the indicator blanks in as I don't have those indicators and just paint it.
Unfortunately that isn't going to work so I was thinking of cutting them out and putting some mesh behind them. Again, not sure that will look great.

Now I'm looking for some vents that replace the indicators so it has a cleaner look. I had a good google but I cant find any.

Any ideas?
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Old 26-07-2016, 03:13 PM
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So a few late nights and I managed to get it out on the road to get some fresh fuel in it.

Still a way to go as the front end isn't finished and nor is the interior but I will at least get it to Simply Japanese now!

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Old 26-07-2016, 10:59 PM
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Looking good Russell see you there

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Old 29-07-2016, 11:05 AM
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So the car is now back on the road, a good tune up last night and it is mechanically ready to go.

I still need to put the interior back together but I will hopefully get that done tonight.

No pictures of the final result yet as its filthy dirty!
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Old 04-08-2016, 09:39 AM
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So last picture update for a while as I make the decision whether to go body colour with the front spoiler or keep it satin black.

It seems a marmite subject so I'm going to leave it for now until I'm sure. Once I commit to getting it body colour I wont go back.

I am really pleased with how it came out!

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Old 04-08-2016, 09:46 AM
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Looks good, but go body colour
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Old 04-08-2016, 10:29 AM
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Looks good, but go body colour
I'm definitely leaning towards that myself.

Should set up a vote!
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Old 04-08-2016, 12:13 PM
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Looks great - I'll vote for body colour.
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Old 04-08-2016, 03:05 PM
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Can you find anyone to Paintshop the picture and change the colour on that? I ended up buying an old 1/18 scale model and painting it to decide.

My vote goes with body colour

Is that your back garden? - impressive!
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Old 04-08-2016, 03:26 PM
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A quick go - might help.

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Old 04-08-2016, 04:43 PM
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Deffo body colour.

Is the spoiler from MSA if so it is the same as one I have for mine along with a grp replica of the original uk set up. I will have both painted one day then decide which I prefer.
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Old 04-08-2016, 04:48 PM
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Yeah I'm thinking white.

I did make this at the same time as doing the real car...

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Old 08-08-2016, 03:50 PM
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I would say body colour for the spoiler,

If the bumper was white, maybe then a black spoiler would look better, but the black bumper and spoiler look too much on the overall whiteness, if that makes sense
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Old 25-12-2016, 12:17 PM
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Merry Christmas all!

Last few posts in the restoration thread as I have just made a purchase that will warrant starting a thread in the Hybrid section!!

The L26 has always been reliable with a set of HS6 SU's and was rebuilt the last time it was restored.

However, there has always been a slight blow from the manifold so it spent a week with a friend of mine who owns Passion Engineering near me to sort. IMG_0057.JPG

Turns out some of the studs had pulled out so a brand new set with a new gasket was in order and he set about helicoiling the stripped threads IMG_0049.JPG

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He kindly went over my carbs, manifold, linkage, exhaust etc. To make sure everything was perfect as we have never managed to perfectly tune it in the past. Turns out there were a few restrictions in the linkage, gaskets etc.

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Being an engineer everything has to be perfect so he went to town polishing and cleaning everything

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