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Old 8th August 2016, 19:53
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250 GTO LM in Eleanor colours.

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Cheers mate. Now that has got potential! !!
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Old 10th August 2016, 20:45
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Sorry folks, but I think this one has passed me by. No communication since 25 of July, and the ad has gone off gumtree! Bugger!!!!! I had some good plans for it. Ah well, back to the drawing board.
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Old 11th August 2016, 09:21
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That's a shame, at least you can concentrate on the one now
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Old 24th August 2016, 11:52
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At last we have progress! Deposit paid, transport sorted (should be getting picked up back end of next week or early week after). Spoke to the guy who has it in his garage (Reworx in Portsmouth if anyone knows it) and the engine does run! Not very well by all accounts - lost of popping, banging and farting but at least I will be able to get it up the drive.

As soon as it is over here, on my drive and I can see what state it is in and how much work it needs i will let everyone know.
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Old 24th August 2016, 14:39
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Very exciting dude
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Old 24th August 2016, 16:01
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Count, they're, don't, chickens, hatched, your, before.
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Old 24th August 2016, 17:07
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I hope to actually see it on your drive with the chew on youve had trying to buy it!!
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Old 25th August 2016, 20:58
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So do I mate, believe me!!!!!!
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Old 6th September 2016, 21:32
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Well after 6 weeks look what has finally arrived.........................



After being stood for about 12 months it isn't TOO bad.

Engine is running, however head gasket has gone (dipstick is covered in ice cream). Front end is only placed on at the moment, however head lights are in the boot ready to go back in. Interior is pretty ropey to be honest - seats are ripped, carpet is about done and door cards need a good clean. However not a sign of mould or damp inside so I have to presume it is watertight!!!!

I have already sourced a replacement low mileage engine, had a price for engine removal, clean and service gearbox, new clutch kit and release bearing, new master cylinder, cam belt and water pump, pressure wash engine bay and new engine in, all for 500. Didn't think that was too bad, I would do it myself but, as I am sure some of you have noticed on my other build, my drive is at quite a steep angle so not conducive to engine changing!

I am just glad to finally have it here!!!

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Old 6th September 2016, 21:48
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nice 1 any pictures?
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Old 6th September 2016, 22:20
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Will have some next week hopefully Danny. It has gone straight to the engine Doctor!!! Well, if the truth be told, the guy who transported it for me is doing the engine so it stayed at his place. He buys / sells / breaks / preps for track cars MX5's so knows them inside out. He was planning on starting the engine removal tomorrow so hoping to have it here at home next week sometime.
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Old 7th September 2016, 08:01
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I think this could turn out to be a great investment.
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Old 7th September 2016, 11:22
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I think this could turn out to be a great investment.
Thanks mate. I think so too. The kit and chassis are solid, so get the engine sorted , front end back on and then it is 'finishing'. Interior etc that are all personal touches anyway.
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Old 7th September 2016, 14:00
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What's your opinion on those bonnet vents?
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Old 7th September 2016, 14:13
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What's your opinion on those bonnet vents?
I like em Maz. The bonnet is a completely different shape - it doesn't have the normal 250 bulge, and it fits well. In keeping with the back end too. I think I am going to continue the muscle car theme, it definitely won't be a 250 rep. Just need some inspiration! !!! I might give Chris a ring and see if he can remember the original idear of this one.
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Old 7th September 2016, 19:41
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Great news Craig, you must be really pleased.

Looking forward to seeing this one progress and like the muscle car theme.
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Old 7th September 2016, 20:17
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Cheers mate. Priority is getting the GTO in for paint. Then on to this one over the winter.
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Old 8th September 2016, 12:08
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As i am thinking of ging with the current muscle car theme i am interested in what you guys think about how these would look:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1221094454...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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Old 8th September 2016, 15:45
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I like the wheels that are already on it, what are they?
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Old 8th September 2016, 15:54
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To be honest mate I can't remember. But from the 1 look over it I have had I think I will struggle with Mr MOT man over the fronts. VERY stretched tyres. I will have to have a proper look when it comes back from the engine Dr.
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