Restoration of R1036

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Restoration of R1036

Post by R1036 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:02 pm

Hi peeps I have recently purchased this ERA from a dear friend in 2017 who has immigrated to a new life in the Bahamas he has owned this since 1997 when he purchased it from Aidan Piers in the UK It not been out of his garage since 2004 so decided to do a full stripdown nut and bolt resto
this is hor I bought it sat in a corner unloved.
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first time it has turned a wheel since 2004.
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a quick wash
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collection and deliver to new home.
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it sat at home till the good weather arrived and I started the strip down.
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If only I new this was there a towing eye
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start removing the body kit was a mystery in itself.
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removes the rusty rear valance
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engine removal was not easy so since front panel need replacing made the job easier.
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removed the heat shield not a pretty site but could of bean a lot worse
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a bit of hard graft with a wire brush
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and a quick spray of primer just to protect it.
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also removed the sound deadening from under the bonnet.
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the only other bad rust is the scuttle which will be replaced
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will keep you posted

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Re: Restoration of R1036

Post by prop » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:28 am

Hi R1036
Your car looks in very good condition from the photos. I did the R1028 restoration. Be prepared for a bit of head scratching

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Re: Restoration of R1036

Post by R1036 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:51 pm

Hi..thanks as said it was unloved for 13years so whilst i still have the health I will do a proper job to showroom condition

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Re: Restoration of R1036

Post by R1036 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:34 pm

Interior strip out first was the seats.
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then getting the dash board out was a tricky dicky but with the held of the FB page made it easier first was finding the hidden screws.
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this was the hardest to get to.
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I removed all the gauges from the dashboard and decided to referish them as they were going rusty on the bezels
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finished
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Re: Restoration of R1036

Post by R1036 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:56 pm

Sent My engine to the UK for a rebuild as it was sat still for 14 years .
arrived at builders 4.4.18
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inspection
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turbo test fit
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clean, rebore and paint
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new rods and pistons
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start of rebuild
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bespoke manifold
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Re: Restoration of R1036

Post by prop » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:54 pm

Just interested what turbo are you putting on it as it doesn't look like the garrett T3 turbo. I know from experience there is very little room. Even though the bulkhead has been cut to make room it is very difficult to vary the set up ERA settled on and make things fit. Who is building the engine?

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Re: Restoration of R1036

Post by R1036 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:32 pm

its from a cough cough ford gt1725 lol

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Re: Restoration of R1036

Post by prop » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:41 am

That's interesting I have read about using the GT17 turbo on the turbominis site. Will you be putting a Megajolt ignition system on it?

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Re: Restoration of R1036

Post by R1036 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:24 pm

his is whats being fitted Specialist Components Delta400 engine management and trigger assembly

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Re: Restoration of R1036

Post by R1036 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:29 pm

did a bit more on this sunny day cut out rust from scuttle and test fit repair

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still a little fettllng to do.

and test fit genuine front panel drivers side ok

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front ok

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passenger side needs re jigging to fit

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