Garages

Robin Hood Series 3

The bodyshell on my Exmo is getting rather tired with stress cracks appearing on a too regular basis, so when I got the chance to get a brand new stainless steel monocoque body as a direct replacement it was too good to miss.

New number plate

Hi I decided to return the front numberplate back to standard.The trim around the nosecone was a big problem as it is no Longer available it sometimes comes up on E bay the last one went for £450.I came across this chrome plastic at Stoneleigh I think it looks ok it won't, bend so I mitred it.

The digits were only £16 but a bit of a pain fitting them ended up using silicone as well as the clips.See what you think in the two photos.

Regards Artie

New Wheels

Bought a set of 5 MGF wheels to fit on my Triumph based kit.  Question is would they look better  in YELLOW

new roof

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Shiny wheels

Hi when I bought the TVR the wheels were in a bit of a mess the lacquer had lifted and there was corrosion underneath.I found the best way to tackle this was to put on the paint stripper and cover for 24 hours with cling film.

Then for the hard work using wet and dry starting with 200 grade then finishing with 1200 grade I have done 2 wheels as you can see looks OK ( at 10 foot anyway).But my fingers are killing me but it keeps the nails nice and short.

Artie

New car in my "garage"

The car isone of the earliest 7based kit  cars from Robin Hooh Engineering. They were built as abox frame  chassis and stainless panels fitted at the factory. My car is a bit of a hybrid as it has the Dolomite front suspension (wishbones and Coil spring dampers) and the Dolomite rear axle (5linked live axle and coil spring dampers)  but has the TR7 5 speed gearbox and a  Dolomite Sprint engine with twin 40 DHLA Dellorto's.

Bought a new engine

having boiled the original i have bought a replacement from ebay - which might be no better than the one i've got

 

 

Hello my name is Janice

Hi we have a new car called Janice the name comes with the car which is a TVR 2.9S. It comes with a lot of history including every MOT the name came from the J reg.The outriggers were done at 63000 miles (it's a TVR thing).It's a great car but I need to do some arm strengthening exercises as the steering is heavy.  Art and Liz

Hi, I am Hatty

I am called "Hatty" this is because my origional number plate had the letters HAT on it.

I am a 1988 S3 2000cc Alfa Spider, I was bought as a present for Sharron who loves Alfas.

I  had only one previous owner who had purchased the car new as an import from Lyles of Newcastle. The car was converted to right hand drive prior to being sold by Lyles. The origional owner had taken the car on overseas trips in Europe, proven by the foreign motorway toll stickers on the windscreen.

Hello my name is Becky

I bought our Lotus Élan +2S 130/5 in Sept 2013another E Bay bargain, previously Robin Hood (RIP) and our motor home. It had notran for 16 years but I had it running in 3 days,just not very well! The last 2 years have been very busy.

BRAKES servo, master cylinder seals, rear calliper seals and pistons, front and rear brake pads.

CLUTCH master cylinder seals,new slave cylinder, flexible pipe, clutch plate, pressure plate, and bearing.

INTERIOR new carpets (almost white) a moment of madness! Seat frame repaired, tacho repaired.

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