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  1. Here it is guys, I got around to doing a thread So for a number of years now I have loved Lotus 7 replica's. I started off wanting to buy one of my own. Then that changed to wanting to building one from a kit. I was set on the McGregor Motorsports kit from NZ, but they just stopped communicating, and didn't seem keen. Then I found another kit I wanted to build, which is not a name brand one. It is built by a one man setup in England, and made for either the Ford Zetec, or Duratec engine, which suited me as I was set on using a Duratec. Then last night shift I was sitting in the truck and had something of an epiphany. The missus and I have a 7 month old, and we want to buy a block of land as soon as possible, then build a house. So I decided the extra expense, as well as the effort and pain in the arse of getting an ICV registered probaby isn't worth it at the moment. So I started looking for an already rego'd car. Started looking on Ozclubbies, and then Ebay and Gumtree. On the drive home from the airport last Wednesday night I came across a Westfield on Gumtree that had only been advertised that day. Sent him an email that night, then called him on Thursday. On Friday I went down to check it out and it was great! I did a typical TT lowball, and he declined, so I went home with my tail between my legs. Decided I must have the car, so scraped together some more money, and on Saturday I went to pick it up. All was going well, and it was fast and fun. Then about 20 or so min in to the drive home on the highway shit went wrong. It lost power and stalled. I thought it may have been out of fuel as the fuel gauge is dodgy. Put some in, no good. Turns out the alternator isn't charging the battery. I am shit at wiring so this had me scratching my head the rest of the break after getting it towed home. The alternator is good, as I had it tested after removing it. Anyway, should be getting fixed next break. Specs 2000 model Aussie Westfield SEiW Bigport 4AGE T50 gearbox IRS rear suspension with Escort diff and Quaife LSD centre. Apparently 3.9 diff ratio, but I reckon 4.44 Cortina front uprights Escort rack Not sure about front shocks and springs Some kind of aftermarket ECU Oil cooler When I bought it it had some stupid electric "turbo" thing that the air filter was mounted on. That got binned. I need to replace the pod filter, but it will do for now. Plans, get it running, then get roady and rego in my name. After that enjoy it and learn to drive it. Long term, build stroker bottom end, good head with big cams and quad throttle bodies, and paint it/vinyl wrap it a different colour. Pics
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