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Thomas_Boyd
Posted on: June 21st, 2018, 10:50:49 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hi,

Just joined the club and indeed the forum! Yesterday myself and my other 2 colleagues purchased 7004 off Ebay.
It has been sat for 30 years unloved and spent many years outside..... So the condition is poor to say the least!
Anyway, it is now back at the workshops and we plan on having a proper look over the next week or so. However from the first glance it appears to have been rallied in period (think Motoring news road rally championships) having a full roll cage, period bucket seats, additional gauges/switches, Autolec cut off switch, navigator map lights etc etc. It also has full guarding underneath.
Someone must know about it's rallying history, i'm sure not many were used in that way.
Previous owners were Lincoln way, then Chesterfield.

It will be a good 5 year plan........!!

Anyway, a few pics. We all like pics











Lots to do!

If anyone knows anything about this car please let me know

Cheers,

Tom
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Thomas_Boyd
Posted on: June 21st, 2018, 19:08:03 Quote Report to Moderator
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Sorry for the double post...... If someone can remove the other one please??
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Gary Marlow
Posted on: June 21st, 2018, 19:49:02 Quote Report to Moderator
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Looks like a really interesting project and good that an early Mk2 is being restored.
Please keep posting the progress.
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Skeebs
Posted on: June 21st, 2018, 21:58:59 Quote Report to Moderator
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Saw it on Ebay - looks a very interesting project and looking forward to seeing your progress.
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Thomas_Boyd
Posted on: June 22nd, 2018, 09:51:07 Quote Report to Moderator
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Managed to sneak it onto the 4 poster lift this morning........





















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Skeebs
Posted on: June 22nd, 2018, 18:09:10 Quote Report to Moderator
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That'll keep you out of mischief for a while! Whereabouts in the country are you Thomas?
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Thomas_Boyd
Posted on: June 22nd, 2018, 18:23:20 Quote Report to Moderator
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Quoted from Skeebs, posted June 22nd, 2018, 18:09:10 at here
That'll keep you out of mischief for a while! Whereabouts in the country are you Thomas?



Hi, i'm in Nottinghamshire

Yes, a fair bit of work ahead thats for sure

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Goff_Allen
Posted on: June 25th, 2018, 20:21:46 Quote Report to Moderator
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Where in Nottinghamshire ??? I see the car was in Retford when it was for sale , Fair bit of work involved to get back going again , Are you going to race it ???? or just for the road .
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Thomas_Boyd
Posted on: June 26th, 2018, 12:52:15 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hi,

Our business is in a little village called Blidworth, Mansfield. Right in the middle of Sherwood Forest!

Plenty of work to keep us going..

Yes, will be used as a competition car once completed

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mike brown
Posted on: June 26th, 2018, 16:47:49 Quote Report to Moderator
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Looks like it was rallied at some point as the chequer plate seems excessive for a track car. I spotted diy neg camber bottom arms to. If you need it I've got some moulds that may help repair the front.
Mike
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Goff_Allen
Posted on: June 26th, 2018, 19:06:55
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Quoted from Thomas_Boyd, posted June 26th, 2018, 12:52:15 at here
Hi,

Our business is in a little village called Blidworth, Mansfield. Right in the middle of Sherwood Forest!

Plenty of work to keep us going..

Yes, will be used as a competition car once completed





Ill call in to see the car in a couple of weeks , If you are looking for any Aluminum welding , Jims ya man at ARF ,Moorhouse NG236LX . Near Tuxford , Just made this Radiator for my Jem.

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Cristian Sammartin Castro
Posted on: July 1st, 2018, 10:05:35 Quote Report to Moderator
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Congratulations on this mk4 Project . I'm also restoring one, I'm waiting for your progress photos here, I'm interested in a radiator, like someone can give me more information. Thank you , i send pm Goff_Allen
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Colin Jenkins
Posted on: July 3rd, 2018, 22:19:46 Quote Report to Moderator
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That is a lot of work, the subframes are obviously scrap but take a good look at the metal parts that are embedded in the fibreglass such as the bulkhead cross member that incorporates the shock mounts and metal inserts for the rear sub frame mounts. These are very prone to rusting out. It is fixable though.

Also, those seats are original Marcos Speedex seats and were available from Marcos as extras, mine (7050) had them.....they were VERY unsupportive though and flexed really badly.
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John_Mellors
Posted on: December 13th, 2019, 10:20:06
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I think that I must have been 'Chesterfield' owner in the late 70s / early 80s
I already had a mk4 car that I built in 77/78 (ARA363T) and wanted something that I could do road rallies in.
When I bought the car it was in a real mess and required lots of work but it had been prepared for rallying or grass track and came with 1275 cooper S running gear.
This engine caused loads of trouble and proved very expensive to repair so I swapped it for a 998 and competed in the sub 1000cc class. It was not particularly competitive due to the weight (all that chequer plate and the roll cage). I did make a long aluminium sump guard for it as well. I did a number of road rallies before I had to sell the car to raise money to build a bungalow in the early 80s.
I kept the Mk4 car for a bit longer as my everyday car.
I'm afraid I can't remember too much else about the car but let me know if I can be of more help.
In my retirement I am heavily involved in building unfinished kits - A Midas convertible, Quantum saloon, GTM Rossa K4, Robin Hood 7 replica and more recently a 2CV engined Pembleton trike. Oh happy days.
I have a few more photos if I can work out how to post them!
John

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Hi John, Would you happen to have any photos of 8209 (ARA 363T)? I knew of its existence but have no details.
Richard
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