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Old 07-12-2016, 22:31   #31
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Nice work, well done.

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Old 15-12-2016, 18:34   #32
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I just sold our Lotus Carlton had it from brand new in 1990 first one in Scotland supplied 1 owner with only 32,000 miles from new, was a fantastic car for it's time, wished I still had it

Look forward to seeing this finished
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Nice job mate.
There's a place near me that rents out containers, i was gonna stick my mg in there over winter. Maybe not now!
Wonder if a solar panel on the roof of the container with a 250w heater inside would keep it dry?
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Old 16-12-2016, 09:42   #34
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Any updates we are allowed to see yet?
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It's not necessarily heat it's airflow it needs.

It's all about humidity and dew point

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Nice job mate.
There's a place near me that rents out containers, i was gonna stick my mg in there over winter. Maybe not now!
Wonder if a solar panel on the roof of the container with a 250w heater inside would keep it dry?
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Old 16-12-2016, 11:26   #36
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Stunning cars. I have always loved these. Never been in one. Can remember the first time I clapped eyes on one in the flesh, it was a Lotus Omega in Spain...... .

Pretty sure I read an article which mentioned the price for a replacement head for one of these - could buy a nice Evo for that money.

Cracking work Rich. Great to see it being restored to its former glory - or even better more than likely


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I just sold our Lotus Carlton had it from brand new in 1990 first one in Scotland supplied 1 owner with only 32,000 miles from new, was a fantastic car for it's time, wished I still had it

Look forward to seeing this finished
You must be like Peter Pan John and never get old!!!!

(I'm guessing it was your Dad's?)
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Stunning cars. I have always loved these. Never been in one. Can remember the first time I clapped eyes on one in the flesh, it was a Lotus Omega in Spain...... .

Pretty sure I read an article which mentioned the price for a replacement head for one of these - could buy a nice Evo for that money.

Cracking work Rich. Great to see it being restored to its former glory - or even better more than likely




You must be like Peter Pan John and never get old!!!!

(I'm guessing it was your Dad's?)
Yeah it was, until 1991 when I was driving, had a good few scary scary moments in that car
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I remember following a Lotus Carlton backing in the 80's it was raining and the spray off the fat rear tyres was extreme, couldn't see a thing.
Used to be a new one in a local garage, was an amazing car back in the day.
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Fantastic LC resto thread going on here.

I gotta say too your attention to detail has levels to it.

Keep up the good work Rich.
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An all time fav for me,

Ive seen one sell with 28,000 on the clock for 60k, in louth....
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When's the next part out?
Next one is out in March mate, i have a lot to update in here once the next mag is out
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Can't wait......
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The December issue came out over the Christmas period, so i can show a few pics actually as i have not brought the thread up to that date...








Once the engine was out, i got the engine in to our workshop, along with ancillaries and started to take a good look at the condition.
For peace of mind i have opted for a full engine strip and rebuild.

For this i got in touch with John at Courtenay Sport, the car was well known to Courtenay before it was taken off the road, and John looks after any old school Vauxhalls we have come through, i think he likes the timewarp old stuff we have

Also, again... as i want to really make sure everything is tip top, i have opted for a gearbox and rear diff rebuild as it makes sense whilst it is all apart.

I kept popping to The Bodycentre to push progress, and it seems to have worked as we have had big progress over the Christmas break.
Sadly i cannot put the updates in here until March but here are a few more pics which brings us up to December...

















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