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Nearly 5 months later it is finally headed back in, after a full rebuild of the transmission (another 1st for me) and a little cleanup. Whether it will ever run again is anyone's guess!

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Update overdue, but got everything back together and really happy with how it is running! I need to get it on a dyno/rolling road to get it fine-tuned but really very pleased. Still haven't built and set-up a shop for my woodworking equipment, though we finally sold our old house (wasn't even going to consider investing more until that happened) so can start thinking about it now. In the meantime, the car mechanic bug has really bit and I've added another project to my list.

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Like my other, its an old Lotus - this time a 1965 Seven. Hasn't been driven in at least 5-6 years, likely longer. Turns over and runs better than expected, but all brakes and suspension bits need to be rebuilt or replaced to really test it. Fortunately, these cars are pretty simple and it shares a good number of parts with my Elan.
 

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It's been a lot of work to this point, but the brake and clutch systems and front/rear suspension have been almost entirely taken apart and rebuilt (the exception are the shock/spring combinations) and was able to get it out briefly for a trip around the block to begin identifying bigger needs. Next step is plugs, timing, and learning to tune Weber carbs.

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Really neat, Henry. But neither has any wood, unless that steering wheel is.

Take a break, have a single malt!
 

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Really neat, Henry. But neither has any wood, unless that steering wheel is.

Take a break, have a single malt!
The steering wheel is, the only reason I can post here! I also had a nice scotch tonight - the weather is getting a bit warm for my preferred smoky/peaty islay scotches, so had the Glenmorangie Nectar D'or. Glenmorangie makes a heckuva good scotch, and this particular one was no let-down,
 

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One of my new favorites is Kilchoman Loch Gorm, second newest distillery on Islay. Nice, gentle smoke touch for the few cooler nights yet. I haven’t seen this bottling from them here. Picked this one up at Heathrow in December. I’ve not had the Glenmorangie.
 

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Yep- just like my Triumph TR-4 -developed problems even when it was just sitting.
Henry- are you related to Kenbo
 

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New to this thread. Wow, so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love those things. Really like your carb organizing box. I play with old gold wings and tearing down my first set of 4 drove me nuts just because of trying to keep things organized. I am very lucky, there is a guy in NC that has actually remanufactured a lot of the parts with much better materials. Not sure anyone is doing that with the older Brit stuff such as was all through many these makes. I agree with Mike, seemed like just sitting there they break. Especially Lucas electrical parts.

never owned one...……..yet...……...keep hoping like you originally, would just like a simple MG to start with. I acquired a Miata about 5 years ago from a friend. I finally figured out what a "sports car" was, the real definition in my mind at least, going to a vintage car race back in …...gee, 1991. I had been a muscle car guy (still am), finally got into enjoying road racing (the old Jack Roush team), and then the sports car thing finally clicked. Had a friend with a great TR-6, ex bro in law had a GT6 (long before I knew what to appreciate) and such, but that vintage race really changed my view of things!!!!!

Very cool, best wishes on these projects!!!!
 
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