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lotuseater
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Location: Kington, Herefordshire

PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:27 am    Post subject: New member - Herefordshire Reply with quote
Hi
Just bought a 1982 Series 3 petrol 88" hard top. Not affraid of a project - chassis has lots of very poor welding on what is left of it. Engine and box supposedly good. It starts ok, but radiator is off at moment. Intend tp put rad back on and get some braking effect, so we can run it down the nearby track to check the box and engine are as reported by seller. Then the strip down will commence.
The project is my 13 yr old son's first car.
I recently completed a 3yr restoration of a Lotus Europa S2. I don't see much difference in this - steel rusty chassis, non rusty but tatty body and basic mechanics, though no Renault engine on the Landy.Just opposite ends of the 'add lightness' scale.
Ordered a parts catalogue as a starting point.
Looking forward to all the queries i'm likely to get answers to on the forum.
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Alan Drover
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Welcome lotuseater.
We're all here to help and remember no question is a silly one.
Mate of mine has a Lotus Europa JPS Special and an Élan Sprint. I helped get the Sprint sort of running after some cowboy conned the previous owner and made a pig's ear of it. A Lotus specialist is going to have a proper look at it.
. Alan Drover
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Welcome to the forum.
We're ready for the questions Smile Smile
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1972 88" Hard top with windows

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110" Hard top with windows
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Adie
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Welcome to the forum Lotuseater.....I seem to remember seeing that name before? I used to own a Caterham 7, you ever been part of a 7 forum??

Anyway, welcome to Land Rover ownership, ask away when needed
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1982 109" Stage 1 V8 County Station Wagon
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Yule
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Lotuseater. Congrats on your purchase - enjoy the resto.

Nice part of the country is Kington - I've been to Lyonshall a few times, not far from you I think.

regards
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Welcome to the Forum, Lotuseater.

A good idea to start your lad out on a Landy. My 16 year old loves our one and now does any of the standard maintenance that it may need. It's a really good grounding in proper mechanical engineering.

Cheers
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Welcome to the club and forum!

Sounds like you're not afraid of a project. Good luck with the Landy. Don't forget some pics! Very Happy Very Happy

There's lots of good help and advice on here too! Cool Cool
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