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jonsie
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Re: Possible new car restoration project.

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Liquid
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Re: Possible new car restoration project.

Damn! I had never considered he was that rich.
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steersy
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Re: Possible new car restoration project.


Liquid wrote:
I visit Santa pod quite frequently. (Not a real race track I know but I love it)

I'm so jealous I'd love to restore an old car but my mechanics knowledge goes as far as a Haynes manual can explain:smileysad:

Have you seen a specific one yet?

Yeah in touch with a guy in somerset who has a shell. Just trying to agree a price. 

I have been very very lucky whilst I was at BMW. I have driven round Rockingham many times, I have been round Brands Hatch with Andy Priaulx driving ( close to pooping my pants) at the speed and feeling out of control. I have also been lucky to have been or driven round a few of the tracks round the world. 

Liquid, helps if you have a mechanic friend but I am not qualified at all and the internet is truly your friend on stuff like this. 

You should really do it fella with something on a smaller scale like a Escort mk2. 

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steersy
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Re: Possible new car restoration project.


Liquid wrote:
Damn! I had never considered he was that rich.

Yeah loaded, its a bit like John Cleese who has made more money through is film production company doing Health and safety videos than actually being a actor. 

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Liquid
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Re: Possible new car restoration project.

If I'm honest I've always wanted to get ahold of a Lincoln contental absolutely huge car.

I might well give it a go on one of these they're supposed to be relatively simple engines. Got an aweful lot of research to do before taking the plunge though.
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steersy
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Re: Possible new car restoration project.

I can help out a fair bit on a Lincoln Conti. You would want to look at something like a 1962 as what you pay for it you will pretty much get back. 

Research is doing the first one. Unfortunately its a heads first thing but the better the shell (lack of rust) the better. Welding is a very specific and very underated skill which can cost huge amounts if needed.

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perksie
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Re: Possible new car restoration project.


Liquid wrote:
If I'm honest I've always wanted to get ahold of a Lincoln contental absolutely huge car.


Take your pick:

 

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/list/53/continental/

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steersy
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Re: Possible new car restoration project.


perksie wrote:

Liquid wrote:
If I'm honest I've always wanted to get ahold of a Lincoln contental absolutely huge car.


Take your pick:

 

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/list/53/continental/


I use that site a lot. 

 

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jonsie
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Re: Possible new car restoration project.

My mechanicing days are well and truly over but I converted plenty of VW Beetles into beach buggies in my younger days, sometimes working all night.

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perksie
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Cool machines, I would have loved one of those.

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