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Author: Subject: Kitcar project free to good home
Memphis

posted on 8/2/20 at 11:27 AM Reply With Quote
Kitcar project free to good home

So...I bought this Pace Maelstrom that was on Ebay a few times. I always liked cars with bodywork, and I remember this one from 1987 when it was introduced; I even competed against one at Harewood in the 90s. Nostalgia got the better of me, and I thought I could get it and improve it to how I wanted.

Sadly, after delving into it, stripping a few bodges away, I realise I just don't have the enthusiasm and inclination to carry it forward. It needs to go to a good home (possibly to someone a lot younger than me!) who will sort it and get it out there.

It's runs and drives, has a full MOT, is correctly registered on the V5 as a Pace Maelstrom. However, it IS a project. I binned the seats; stripped out 10kg of wood panels from the cockpit (I think the last owner was better at woodwork than engineering...), removed a remote brake servo bodge etc etc.

Power is from a 1600 Fiat Twin Cam with a 5 speed alloy cased Mirafiori gearbox. The gearbox has a home made remote linkage/extension which need improving. Rear axle is Cortina Mk3/4/5 Koln and is 5 linked. Chassis is a combination of spaceframe with some steel panels (strong). Front end is inboard rising rate coilovers and double wishbone using pushrods (very clever for the time). Wheels are 6j x 14 5 spoke alloys with good tyres. I removed the rollbar as I found the front brace was bolted to a piece of wood! The whole body lifts off as one by removing 11 bolts and unplugging the rear lights, but is quite heavy. If you were going to hillclimb it you would be at a slight disadvantage, but as a roadcar I don't think you'd notice any difference.

All in all it's a great project with striking looks. It wouldn't take much to get it back on the road. you could even remove the whole body and make it a stripped out Clubmans style racer. It's just that I really can't be arsed. At my age I have have surfeit of capital over time, anfd I don't want to spend years in my garage faffing around when I'd rather be out there enjoying myself

Send me a private message if you're interested. If no interest within a week I will scrap it...which would be a crying shame. I'm in Derbyshire near Matlock. Google Pace Maelstrom and you should see a few pics of completed cars. This one is pre-hammerhead! I have a couple of pics but have no idea how to get them on here.

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Memphis

posted on 8/2/20 at 11:30 AM Reply With Quote
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RWD Focus

posted on 8/2/20 at 12:45 PM Reply With Quote
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Memphis

posted on 9/2/20 at 09:12 AM Reply With Quote
The car is provisionally spoken for. If anything changes I'll let you know.
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Memphis

posted on 13/2/20 at 02:18 PM Reply With Quote
The car is now on it's way to a new home. Thanks for looking. I must learn to be less impetuous!
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mangogrooveworkshop

posted on 15/2/20 at 03:46 PM Reply With Quote
I have a windscreen frame for it you can get for the price of postage foc
needs glass and some uprights

[Edited on 15-2-20 by mangogrooveworkshop]

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