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  1. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    Hi Waynne. All is fine here. Little work on the car at present as we are in the middle of some major garden works.
  2. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    Hi. I think that my MoJo is returning, albeit slowly. At least I am making a sanding mess :-) If I can get the doors to fit how I want them I will be well on the way to finishing the bodywork. Then on to the interior.
  3. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    In order to get the door to fit better, so less fettling needed, I needed to adjust the lock post ((or whatever the sticky out thing that the lock grabs is called). In order to get it to tighten up on to the very thin carbon door opening I needed a thick washer. Where to get a 3mm washer at 5pm...
  4. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    Hi guys. Finally started back on the car's bodywork. Unfortunately, the first thing I noticed is that the driver's door has warped! One step forward Etc :-(
  5. old-git

    Post Your Favorite Pic Of Your Car

    Just seen this -) Nice car, but not really a USA Elan equivalent. 1472kg as opposed to 700kg, 400bhp compared to 125bhp max and a 0-60mph of around 4.5 sec with the Elan being around 7 sec. However, as you say, the Elan would run rings around the Vette on a twisty race course :) The nearest USA...
  6. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    Hi Jack I'm in Bicknacre, near Chelmsford.
  7. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    I rest my case :)
  8. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    Filming happened on Wednesday.
  9. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    Most of it will be sanded off :-)
  10. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    We regard to the possibility of the Elan appearing in a Zombie movie, I cleaned it up a bit and threw a coat of rattle can black matt over it. It looks more presentable and has the added bonus of showing up the imperfections still to be dealt with (lots).
  11. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    No, I will see if I can find it.
  12. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    Ah, I thought that there may be a swear word in there :)
  13. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    Burnt myself out at the beginning of the first lockdown, making the carbon roof and doors plus a lot of bodywork fettling. Over the last year we have built the 'Entertainment Suite', a 9 hole putting course plus a lot of stuff in the garden and I mislaid my Mojo. The garage has been neglected...
  14. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    Or golf, it makes it a whole new game.
  15. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    We also did some archery -)
  16. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    This weekend we had some of our drag racing buddies over with their partners for a couple of days of games and fun. We can't really do drag racing so I set up a Go Kart course in the back garden. It messed up the grass somewhat but it will grow back. MANY years ago we used to run horse shows and...
  17. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    An old video (a couple of months ago) showing the putting course after I had just cut it for the first time. The greens are seeded with specialist seed designed for golf greens. I made the Connect 4 out of a couple of 10mm sheets of ply and a 150mm hole cutter. The discs were cut with a 200mm...
  18. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    Hi. I am still here but the last year has been somewhat different. I went mad on the car in the first lockdown and suffered car modding burnout. Around that time my son asked if he could convert the bay in the barn, that the Elan used to live in before I built a new garage, into a gym as the one...
  19. old-git

    Do spacers improve handling

    Correct, but I think that the max width is 17mm, or just under 3/4".
  20. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    If views meant progress I would have finished a few years ago :-) Not a lot happening at the moment. Sort of burnt out having made roof, doors and windows so doing other stuff at the moment, like building a games room/bar/gym in the barn bays vacated by the Elan and my son's Audi S3. Should...
  21. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    Just go over and introduce yourself. Be humble and don't try too hard to impress because you will fail :) He may welcome free help or he may not but there is only one way to find out.
  22. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    Does he work at weekends, or do you?
  23. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    Thanks. I have enough trouble teaching myself without having a student :)
  24. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    Rear screen also made.
  25. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    :) I was in to 'Progressive Rock' so no discos and crap music for me. Music you can actually listen to.
  26. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    Didn't need the car :-)
  27. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    Whenever possible :-)
  28. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    This may not be the best way of adjusting door gaps but it works for me :) Cardboard for the gap. P40 as the filler. Needs fettling but getting there.
  29. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    :-), Yeah, I see what you mean. But now I can't unsee that! They were known simply as Wolfrace wheels over here as that was the company that made them. Or slot mags.
  30. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    No, they are standard wheels. More like these, which I fitted many years ago.
  31. old-git

    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    No, not yet but they will be of the slot mag style, which is of the time period when the car was made.

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