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Hello all I thought i would have a go at starting a build diary... The story so far…We moved house in the summer of 2014. To my luck (albeit my wife (Jo) would say otherwise) the house came with a car in garage! I had always hankered after a seven type car! After cleaning up the garage - and sorted out some parts this is what i had been left with; Not bad i thought. After a bit of digging around i found this forum and agentzed, Ian & Carole and tazzzzman1 helped me to identify that i had a Sliding Pillar car. The engine turned over as well - yippie. However, i will be covering to an unleaded head at some stage. I do know that i have a fast road cam. So, i made the decision as the car had never been finished to strip the car and start over. I have the V5 and i will at some stage have to write to Ford to verify the age of items (Engine, Gearbox and Diff) for the IVA. Stripping it will give me a chance to recondition and clean bits up and i will be safe in the knowledge i know my car. Most of this work took place in September 2014.
I've just bought a part-built RH 2B (wishbones) and I need to know a few things before I think about the possibility of IVA. 1. It has steel rear arches. Will these need replacing with GRP? I must admit they look a bit narrow for the wheels currently fitted. 2. Is there anything fundamentally wrong with the 2B design that need fixing before I even start any of the retrimming, as there are lots of sharp edges everywhere! Have I bitten off more than I can chew? I'll add pictures later. Thanks Willem