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paul harcourt
Posted on: October 15th, 2005, 17:13:17
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Hi Everyone,
Ray Rawlinson has just contacted me, and was the original owner and builder of LUR 98 H which now resides half restored in my garage.
Ray has offered to fill in some of the cars history and has sent a photo of it in its prime.
What a great stroke of luck !
Many thanks Ray.

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Neil KilBane
Posted on: October 17th, 2005, 08:26:39 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hey, I know that Mini Marcoses are prone to letting the water in, but is it that bad that you need conoes ?

 
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paul harcourt
Posted on: October 17th, 2005, 17:44:12 Quote Report to Moderator
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Is that what they are ! I thought they were part of the sunroof mechanisam.
I think it's a bit like the James Bond Lotus esprit with ski racks, you never know it might catch on ?
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Posted on: October 19th, 2005, 16:26:46 Quote Report to Moderator
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I've had that photo from Ray for a while and it's actually been on the web site but not linked from the index pages. Hopefully that has now been rectified.
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paul harcourt
Posted on: October 20th, 2005, 18:53:27 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hi, I cant find it on the site, can you direct me to it.
Mabey it could be used as a temporary pic in members cars for me.
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paul harcourt
Posted on: October 20th, 2005, 19:50:50 Quote Report to Moderator
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Sorry just found it in members cars DOHH!!
The chassis number is 7402, I will send a more recent photo when it is painted,
Paul
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paul harcourt
Posted on: February 14th, 2006, 22:33:33 Quote Report to Moderator
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Just to keep you all up to date, Ray is coming over from the good old US of A to view the wreck that used to be his pride and joy.
I will take some pic's of him with the car and post them for the world to see.
Ray is currently restoring a 20,000 Klm Lotus Europa, from the sound of it it just needs the engine putting back together (lucky bugger).
I have been so busy doing the kitchen and bathroom this winter that the Marcos has been a bit of a dormant project (soon to be revived).
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Posted on: February 15th, 2006, 09:19:13 Quote Report to Moderator
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How is it that house decorating always seems to get precedence over a Mini Marcos restoration/rebuild ??      

 
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paul harcourt
Posted on: February 15th, 2006, 17:18:10 Quote Report to Moderator
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I think it may have somthing to do with her indoors, thats just a guess though.
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Neil KilBane
Posted on: February 15th, 2006, 17:40:48 Quote Report to Moderator
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Probably more due to the fact that it takes so much time to build/restore a Mini Marcos, you just don't notice the house deteriorating.

 
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Question.-What's the first thing you do when you start restoring a Mini Marcos ?

Answer.- You paint the kitchen.

 
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paul harcourt
Posted on: February 16th, 2006, 17:04:39 Quote Report to Moderator
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The answer in my case was :strip out the old kitchen, lift the floor, re-wire, move heating pipes, re-plumb,replace floor,have the whole thing re-plastered,fit new kitchen units,new lighting,new cooker,re-tile the walls,tile the floor etc etc etc.
Then she who must be obeyed said not to spend any money on 'that heap in the garage' ho hum!!
No she's lovely really (I had to get that bit in).
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paul harcourt
Posted on: February 18th, 2006, 11:03:23
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Well Ray and his father came down the other day to have a look over the car that they built and swop yarns about it.
Lots of interesting stories came out, hopefully I will be able to write them down and send them to the magazine as an article.
Ray also came with the original build manual, sales leaflets and the article in Hot Car that persuaded him to buy the Marcos instead of the Jem.
I will type out the build manual for the MK3 as it does differ from the Mk4 one on the web site, most interesting is the advice on how to mount the door trims so that the door does not twist.
I will attach a photo of Ray and myself with LUR, Ray is on the left.

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paul harcourt
Posted on: March 13th, 2007, 12:42:09
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I have finally got around to undercoating the old girl, you never know I may even get some top coat on !!
I think I may do her in Mini Almond green with white stripes, what do you think?
Who knows at this rate she could be on the road for the summer ( hold on the wife has just fainted with the shock !)

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paul harcourt
Posted on: March 13th, 2007, 12:46:21 Quote Report to Moderator
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I just noticed the date of the photo with Ray and myself, I cant beleive its been a whole year !
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Posted on: March 13th, 2007, 20:59:29 Quote Report to Moderator
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Ah, but its a whole year of progress :lol

 
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paul harcourt
Posted on: May 27th, 2007, 11:39:48 Quote Report to Moderator
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Well I have moved house with all the upheaval and trauma that involves.
Unfortunatly I have no garage space at the new house, so I had to move LUR to a parking space at work!
I actually got to drive her though which was an experience! It did throw up a few things to sort out before I take her to the MOT station.
The major problem was the rear tyres rubbing on the wheel arch edges when the suspension compressed over bumps.
So a re-think on the rear ride height ( a few more washers on the trumpets I think), re-track the front wheels, adjust the headlights etc etc...

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If the ride height is too low check the rubber cones, and in particular the steel ring round the wide end. Also check the knuckle joint and replace if worn. I recommend fitting Adjusta-Rides or similar so that you can raise the suspension if you're carrying a heavy load or driving on rough roads. With unmodified trumpets the ride height is normally too high, but yours have probably been shortened previously.

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