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Lars

posted on 20/9/20 at 09:32 AM Reply With Quote
Book size Locost for sale

Book size Locost for sale. Looking for £3,500.

Car was built by myself.

Reason for sale is that family commitments have taken over in the past few years and realistically will not get any more time in the near future either and could really do with the space.

The car will require some work to get back on the road but comes with great parts.
• Car is fully registered, SVA’d and on a Q plate
• Chassis is original book size
• 2l Blacktop zetec engine
• Type9 5 speed gearbox
• GSXR 750 throttle bodies with ITG Megaflow filter
• Megasquirt MS1 v3 ECU
• 4 into 1 exhaust manifold
• Dedion rear axle with custom made drive shafts for book chassis
• Sierra 3.62 LSD
• Custom made propshaft
• Cortina uprights
• Escort quick rack and alloy mounts
• 13” Compomotive black alloys
• R888 tyres (unused)
• Trail Tech Vapor display
• RMD steering wheel with snap-off key operated quick release
• Immobiliser
• Techedge wideband sensor and display gauge
• Triton black seats
• Sabelt harnesses

I was in the process of upgrading the cooling system to a Polo radiator and a performance exhaust. The parts definitely still needed will be a new exhaust silencer, radiator and battery.

The bonnet also needs to be renewed to allow for the new exhaust exit over the rails. I am happy to include a spare sheet of alu for this.

The car has been stored in a dry garage and is located in Didcot, Oxfordshire.

Any questions please ask.








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ArthurR

posted on 20/9/20 at 07:44 PM Reply With Quote
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Mr Whippy

posted on 21/9/20 at 07:20 AM Reply With Quote
Very nice car and a good price
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Lars

posted on 21/9/20 at 07:24 AM Reply With Quote
Thanks both

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MikeR

posted on 21/9/20 at 09:53 AM Reply With Quote
very very close to my perfect car.

If i'd not been out of work for 9 months I'd have been down this weekend & now arguing with my wife why i've bought it

Good luck with the sale.

Do you have more pictures (so i can steal ideas / solutions from you)?

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Deckman001

posted on 21/9/20 at 10:05 AM Reply With Quote
And if possible, could I have a pic from directly in front but from low level, just so I can see how my non tested yet car compares to your passed car
Jason

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Lars

posted on 22/9/20 at 06:24 AM Reply With Quote
Of course happy to supply photos to help.
Let me know if there is anything specific that would be helpful.

Just went through photos and the below is the lowest I have, but can get more at the weekend if it helps your build.


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Deckman001

posted on 22/9/20 at 12:55 PM Reply With Quote
Sadly I can't uplaoad pics to me photo section, My car has the lower bar exposed by a nose cone that isn't very high in build. I just wondered if yours had a similar looking area below the nose and if it was ok through IVA

Very nice looking car by the way, a step up the build ladder than mine, and it looks very easy to get back on the road, am sure the bonnet can be reused too with a little bit of metal work !! so would only need a £50 battery and some exhaust and a silencer , happy days for someone out there

Jason

[Edited on 22/9/20 by Deckman001]

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Lars

posted on 22/9/20 at 03:00 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks Jason. Yes the nose finishes just above the 1” bottom bar, you can just about make it out in the photo.

It was not raised as an issue when the car was tested.

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Deckman001

posted on 22/9/20 at 03:36 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lars
Thanks Jason. Yes the nose finishes just above the 1” bottom bar, you can just about make it out in the photo.

It was not raised as an issue when the car was tested.


Fantastic news

If you get a chance on your car, cut out the shape of the exhaust in your bonnet and that's another issue resolved

Just remember, measure twice, and cut once

How does the zetec look underneath re clearance ? what about how it makes the car feel ? was it the first engine in the car ?
Am running a x/flow, but am a bit worried by some oil showing on the sump, and a total lack of knowledge about my engine and it's state of tune or condition so a zetec might be my next option.
Jason

[Edited on 22/9/20 by Deckman001]

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Lars

posted on 23/9/20 at 07:32 AM Reply With Quote
I had a xflow during the build but the car tested with the zetec. (I used to own the Mondeo that donated the engine)

Xflows can fit under the bonnet and fuel lines etc are easier with the carbs too.
Certainly would suggest keeping the xflow for the test as emission targets are easier to hit. (or at least that used to be the case)

Having sat in a few xflows they are pretty quick too. (I would be more than happy with a xflow powered car)

Lars

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MikeR

posted on 23/9/20 at 08:13 AM Reply With Quote
If you're giving the xflow away I'll have it 🙂. I appear to be a serial collector of oily xflow bits of unknown provenance. I find it adds to the interest.
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Deckman001

posted on 23/9/20 at 01:47 PM Reply With Quote
Cheers Lars and Mike.

I'll be keeping it for the moment and if it gets onto the road I'll see how it feels, as winter is coming it could be a good time to change it if it fails before then. I'll keep you in mind though mike

Lars, as like my car, just cut the bonnet to clear the exhaust Description
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Lars

posted on 23/9/20 at 07:09 PM Reply With Quote
Having been reluctant to sell the car, I have now got permission spend a little time to get it back on the road
(Hopefully make the most of the current COVID restrictions)

So have decided to keep hold of the car for the time being.

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Deckman001

posted on 23/9/20 at 08:26 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lars
Having been reluctant to sell the car, I have now got permission spend a little time to get it back on the road
(Hopefully make the most of the current COVID restrictions)

So have decided to keep hold of the car for the time being.


Awesome for you matey, well done and start the list again about what to buy.

1. Radiator and pipework.
2. Silencer and pipework.
3. Battery.
4. a wire brush for the front disks
5. Petrol

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MikeR

posted on 23/9/20 at 09:10 PM Reply With Quote
Fab news. Enjoy it while you can and I'll buy it next spring for the current price 😜
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