Started scraping black hammerite
paint from front body compartment to reveal
the original gold paint finish underneath. All
this will be stripped back to bare metal, primed
and repainted. Found a couple of areas where
rust had broken through, but all easily repaired.
Emma removed the two Cobra bucket seats, in
the process finding out they were actually made
of Kevlar rather than the glass fibre I was
expecting. She also removed some of the inelegant
ducting to the oil cooler and front brakes.
The MOMO steering wheel was also treated to
a couple of coats of hide food in an attempt
to nourish the leather.
A Recaro seat from a Beta VX Coupe was temporarily
fitted to the car - these seem to be a better
seat for general use, so the kevlar seats are
to be used by Tristan in his kit car project
Removed exhaust manifold which will be beadblasted
and then painted with suitable VHT (very high
temperature) paint. Silencer will also be preserved
with VHT paint.
Currently decided on white with Martini livery
(along similar lines to the 037 and Montecarlo
Gp. V turbo pictured) - although this may change!
Cost to date, excluding purchase
cost: £ 0.00
Time spent working: myself - AGMC 3.0 hours,
ELC 1.5 hours, total time - 4.5 hours