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Offline Nexus

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Re: The Project
« Reply #105 on: August 30, 2011, 03:44:49 PM »
Well it has been a year since I have touched the Project!!!

Life has steered me away from her at the moment but it is not forgotten.

she lonely, quietly, patiently in my work closet, just waiting for me to do some work!!!


on the bright side, I had a high effincency gas furnace given to me for my garage, so I'm hoping the work closet will be heated this winter, and just maybe I can do something to her

September also marks the 11th year I have owned the Project and shamefully it still sits in pieces!!

everything is about time and money!!

thanks for looking!!
Charlie
1979 - Making a T/A Clone and starting with higher than normal optioned Esprit (20 years and counting)

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Re: The Project
« Reply #106 on: August 30, 2011, 04:11:11 PM »
Unfortunatley I have neither.  :'(

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« Reply #107 on: August 30, 2011, 06:40:54 PM »
Well at least you have it, and will get to it when time/money allows, that's the important thing!
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Re: The Project
« Reply #108 on: August 31, 2011, 04:49:29 AM »
Charlie just saw your thread, your are doing some amazing body work. Don't feel bad about not working on her much. I to said mine would be done long before now, but life sometimes has other plans. The important thing is you do work when you can and when you can't you still think about it so she is not forgotten. I look forward to seeing more of this build and thanks for all the pics.
Josh

BTW how has the chassis saver held up? I used POR-15 looked great for a bit but it tends to not hold like I wanted.
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Re: The Project
« Reply #109 on: August 31, 2011, 06:07:22 AM »
so far the chassis saver is doing well but it hasn't had much of test just sitting there

thanks for looking everyone
Charlie
1979 - Making a T/A Clone and starting with higher than normal optioned Esprit (20 years and counting)

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Re: The Project
« Reply #110 on: November 26, 2011, 08:11:52 PM »
Well it finally happened!!!

I found someone who wanted to sell me a toeboard!!!

It showed up in the mail this past friday!!!!

only one problem...my wife took it and said i couldn't play with it until after christmas...she stole it for a gift!!!
Charlie
1979 - Making a T/A Clone and starting with higher than normal optioned Esprit (20 years and counting)

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Re: The Project
« Reply #111 on: November 26, 2011, 08:26:50 PM »
quick someone send charlie another toeboard lol
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Re: The Project
« Reply #112 on: June 10, 2018, 01:56:29 PM »
WOW...2011 is my last post on this...and that's about the last time I worked on the poor girl. So much has changed in my life over the past 8 years and I am happy to say that I still have this girl, and I will be resuming my work on it this fall. I'm not able to do a full restoration on it as I don't have the funds but I do want to get it cleaned up, and put back together so that I can make it road worthy and drive it. Something I've only done once. I actually need to relearn all the little details I could ramble off before so I figure if I write it down here, then maybe I will be more committed to being active on here again.

Sadly the last picture I posted was about as far as I got on this thing. My dad and I are building a garage, hole has been dug and waiting for the contractor to start the concrete. It will be 32'x36' so it should be big enough to work in it comfortably and it has to be done by the fall.

If people are curious, then maybe I will post progress pictures of it going up on this thread.

cheers for now
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1979 - Making a T/A Clone and starting with higher than normal optioned Esprit (20 years and counting)

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Re: The Project
« Reply #113 on: August 16, 2018, 10:11:52 PM »
We have a cement pad so this ole girl will have a new home by winter

20180816_081746 by Charles Marson, on Flickr
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Re: This is "Ruby" formerly known as "The Project"
« Reply #114 on: January 13, 2021, 02:18:42 PM »
Garage is up now and the car has been moved inside.

20190829_195129 by Charles Marson, on Flickr

20201003_133658 by Charles Marson, on Flickr

Recently the subframe has been repainted and restored and put back under the body

2020-09-07_06-06-24 by Charles Marson, on Flickr

20201003_120619 by Charles Marson, on Flickr

Now I am working on the engine that Black Betty provided for me

2020-11-30_10-55-02 by Charles Marson, on Flickr

Got her running - click on the photo

20201215_202638_1 by Charles Marson, on Flickr

and now the transplanting has commenced

20201223_103456 by Charles Marson, on Flickr

20201224_171221 by Charles Marson, on Flickr

Surprisingly, it looks pretty good inside from the top view but I have yet to remove the oil pan. She sat for around 10 years before I went through the steps of getting her fired up again.

2021-01-13_11-15-01 by Charles Marson, on Flickr


and the engine code - Being an 80 block, it is the same block used in the Turbo TA cars, so it's slightly beefier.

2021-01-13_11-14-49 by Charles Marson, on Flickr


I also scored an EFI system for it for a mere $150,00 Canadian but this will be a future mod as right no the goal is to just get the car back together and driving!!

2020-11-30_08-17-19 by Charles Marson, on Flickr

2020-11-30_08-16-58 by Charles Marson, on Flickr

The last thing that has happened, is that I have finally given her a proper name and we settled on "Ruby" formerly know as "The Project"


Cheers and stay safe.
Charlie
1979 - Making a T/A Clone and starting with higher than normal optioned Esprit (20 years and counting)

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Re: The Project
« Reply #115 on: April 17, 2021, 11:13:57 PM »
can you give us some feed back about the fuel injection system when you get it installed?

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Re: The Project
« Reply #116 on: April 18, 2021, 06:22:24 PM »
Nice,  even Santa helped. 
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