The painful road

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A long (and possibly boring) list of what was done but it does show that you need some cash before embarking on a few little improvements!

Engine
Gearbox / axle
Suspension / Steering
Brakes
Bodywork
Stereo

 

ENGINE

Recon crankshaft & new Vandervell bearings
New con-rods/bushes & thrust washers
Rebore block & new Hepolite pistons & rings
New BL Timing chains/guides/tensioners
New sprockets for crankshaft/camshaft/jackshaft
Recon cylinder heads with new valves/seats/guides etc.
New cylinder head studs/bolts/gaskets/seals
New engine mounts
Cylinder heads ported & polished/gas-flowed
Inlet/exhaust manifolds matched to cylinder Heads
Pistons/con-rods/crank etc. balanced
Tubular exhaust manifolds
Special order straight-through 'Falcon' stainless system
16 row 'Mocal' oil cooler with thermostat
'Raceparts' oil temp/pressure gauge
New viscous coupling & fan
5-row Recon radiator & twin Kenlowe fans
Lumenition ignition
'Micro-dynamics' rev-limiter & 8mm ignition leads
Recon carbs. With new jets/needles/valves etc.
'Facet' competition silver top fuel pump
'Filter-king' fuel filter and pressure regulator
Stainless water pipes & new (reinforced) hoses
New 12-vane water pump and high capacity oil pump
Spin-on oil filter conversion (uses Unipart gfe121)
Recon alternator (18 acr) & battery
K&N air filter & housing opened-up

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GEARBOX/AXLE

Recon gearbox & overdrive
Recon differential with new cwp & nose bearing
Recon prop-shaft & Recon driveshafts
New BL 3-piece clutch/fork/carrier/slave cylinder
New gearbox & diff mounts

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SUSPENSION/STEERING

Spax 25% uprated front inserts & adjustable rears
25% uprated and lowered coil springs
Uprated trailing arm bushes
New anti-roll bar bushes
Recon power steering pump & new hoses
New ball joints & track rod ends
Polyurethane trailing link & tca bushes
New subframe & differential, bushes
4 wheel alignment set on computer at elite autos to manufacturers figures and 0.00 degrees thrust line

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BRAKES

New discs & Recon drums & Recon servo & pdwa
New master cylinder and wheel cylinders
New cunifer brake pipes & BL flexibles & hand brake cable
BL pads & Lockheed shoes

BODYWORK

Body stripped (inside & out) to bare metal
Replace both front wings & boot lid & rear valence
Respray in Tahiti blue cellulose inc. Hardtop
New chromework, badges & stripes
New tinted windscreen
Central locking
Remote alarm & immobiliser
Waxoyl throughout
New hand made thick pile carpets (inc. Boot)
New petrol tank & seat belts
New rear bumper & door handles & locks
Repaint frame & fit new mohair soft top, webbing & foams
Polished alloys with new 195/70 EAGLE NCT's & locking nuts
Leather covered steering wheel
Walnut veneer on dashboard & centre console
Excellent interior
Rear seat belts

 

STEREO

Jaguar, flush-mount automatic electric aerial
Blaupunkt Granada head unit
Blaupunkt booster
Rear speakers: Alpine 6396 3-way 6x9 inch
Kenwood 8" subwoofer unit incorporating own amp. & controls
Floor of tonneau area covered in 'Acoustikit'

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ALL MOTS FROM NEW
BMIHT CERTIFICATE
EXCELLENT HARD TOP
ENGINE
OIL AND FILTER ALWAYS CHANGED REGULARLY (AT LESS THAN 1,500 MILE INTERVALS)