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Gene B

My Mexicos Road to recovery

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I've only just joined the club recently and know no one really on here so to help slot into OSF i have decided to add my cars restoration to the forum,

I started the resto in January 2016 after importing it from France.

Fast forward two and a halve years and i can finally see the finishing line.

It's a Lhd French Mexico built in the uk at the Avery factory I named it Rene.
A one previous owner car with 28000 kilometres previously used as a track day car at the Nugaro race circuit in the south of France and last used in 1979.
I will try to add a few images every day or so as not to bore you all.
The road to recovery.

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It was like mine but with less filler. 😄 by the sounds of it you’ve done great work on this one. Looking forward to seeing it’s restoration  dairy 

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Bonjour Rene!

Wow, I don't think I've ever seen a bonnet lip that far gone. Did you repair it or replace it?

I assume it's still LHD? Did you consider a RHD conversion?

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this looks like a cool project....not many left that were parked up in 1979 and are still available....excellent project and keep the pics coming please.

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There was no chance of the engine turning over any time soon.

Slight issue with the fuel mixture.

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Bloody hell ! Not seen anything like that before. Bit more than cil it bang could cope with.....lol

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Once the mouse was evicted all the nut shells and snails cleaned out the air filter looked well beyond repair and certainly had a few small areas requiring attention.

Well some parts are hard to get so it's better to have a bit of filter than not having one at all.

 

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20 minutes ago, Gene B said:

There was no chance of the engine turning over any time soon.

Slight issue with the fuel mixture.

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I suspect a clogged jet but that's only a rough guess.

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9 minutes ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

I suspect a clogged jet but that's only a rough guess.

If only we only just getting started remember it haven't moved much since 1979.

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2 minutes ago, Gene B said:

If only we only just getting started remember not moved since 1979.

Is Mexico mouse now out of a home? Poor thing! Here we get venomous Red Back Black Widow Spiders nesting under the arches if the car sits for longer than a few months under my carport. A thief will get a nasty shock if he tries to steal the wheels off my Twincam.

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On 20/09/2018 at 16:30, Rally Pack 2000 said:

Is Mexico mouse now out of a home? Poor thing! Here we get venomous Red Back Black Widow Spiders nesting under the arches if the car sits for longer than a few months under my carport. A thief will get a nasty shock if he tries to steal the wheels off my Twincam.

Unfortunately for him I think he moved out I found his neighbours home in the headlining and a snake skin shedding by the peddles.

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Gonna be watching this thread mate and looking forwards to the next pictures.

To say it's been stood nearly 40 years, the underside looks pretty good.

Fozzy

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These pics bring back the nightmare of stripping mine down.....then sandblasting her....and getting her back virtually in a box!! Keep 'em coming

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52 minutes ago, dt36 said:

Fair play, you aren't hanging about. 

I started it back in 2016 so and it's almost complete now,it's just a case of adding a few pictures daily.

It's like a fast forward resto.

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21 hours ago, Gene B said:

I started it back in 2016 so and it's almost complete now,it's just a case of adding a few pictures daily.

It's like a fast forward resto.

Nevermind that, get them on instead of leaving us in suspence like this. 😂

Fozzy

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 A ton of grit later and quick turn around at the blasters back on the trailer home,now that's fast.

A quick easy question coming up before I go much further into the resto.

Restore or not to Restore?

A few extras pics to help with the question and for those who get a little impatient.lol

More later in week

 

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