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Offline 2766R

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2766R Finally...
« on: Sunday,December 11, 2016, 02:32:11 AM »
Finally pulled the trigger.  After a couple of false starts, the process of getting 2766R back on the road is happening.  Although I would have prefered to do all the mechanical work myself, time / family commitments just won't allow it.  Therefore I've engaged the services of Ragtops & Roadsters to get her running again.  From there, the rolling restoration will progress, hopefully unimpeded.  I'll try and accomplish what I can and let Ragtops help out with the rest.
Attached are some photos of 2677R seeing daylight after yet another year of hibernation and being loaded into Ragtops' trailer.
The last photo was taken by Dave Hutchison (Ragtops' ops manager, great guy) that I initially thought was a reflection from behind my Europa.  On closer examination, I realised that it was another TCS very much like mine.  I think, no, I know she's in good company.  I'll try and post as things progress.         

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Re: 2766R Finally...
« Reply #1 on: Sunday,December 11, 2016, 05:38:36 AM »
They've been around for a long time so your trust is probably well placed. She looks like she's a good foundation for a great car. Hopefully you'll be zipping around in your toy car soon!

I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures!

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Re: 2766R Finally...
« Reply #2 on: Sunday,December 11, 2016, 05:51:53 AM »
Congratulations, she is a beauty, & looks to be in good hands/company!
She looks very happy next to the MGA & her sister behind her. ;)
I had to bring home an MG to keep our Lotus company, & they love each other! :FUNNY:
Keep us posted on your progress!!!

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Re: 2766R Finally...
« Reply #3 on: Monday,December 12, 2016, 08:30:39 AM »
That's great news. It's good to hear your project is getting underway in a meaningful way. Looking forward to seeing more. Cheers.
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Re: 2766R Finally...
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday,December 28, 2016, 04:19:27 AM »
Looks just like my car! Except mine is now in many pieces in my garage ;-) Dave is a great guy. They know what they are doing at RTR. Spring 2017 completion?

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Re: 2766R Finally...
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday,December 28, 2016, 07:27:23 AM »
That's the plan.  Just get it safely roadworthy.  Then take care of cosmetics over time.  Waiting on their assessment.

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Re: 2766R Finally...
« Reply #6 on: Monday,November 06, 2017, 07:57:53 AM »
It has been a while since I last posted, sorry for the gap.  Things are taking a bit longer than I had originally planned.  A lot of this was due to a growth in work scope on my part.   What started out as just replacing what was absolutely necessary to be roadworthy, we agreed to clean and paint parts that were removed, replace front and rear wheel bearings, total brake system rebuild (including master cylinder and servos) replace all hoses, fit a 365 transmission (which I had on the side for many years) in place of the 352, engine rebuild, etc.  Spent a bit more than I had planned too!  But in the end, will have a totally reliable Europa to enjoy!!!
I'm hoping to address interior and exterior issues next spring.  BTW, i'm hopping to drive it home in the near future, after they shake it down.
And now for your enjoyment:     

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Re: 2766R Finally...
« Reply #7 on: Monday,November 06, 2017, 08:21:59 AM »
Congratulations! It looks like you will be driving her soon!  :beerchug:
I think driving her as soon as you can is a good idea. It will only enhance your appreciation for her. Of course the downside of that is you might enjoy driving her so much you might put off the cosmetic side!


Don't forget to post your first impressions of your first drive.

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Re: 2766R Finally...
« Reply #8 on: Thursday,November 09, 2017, 08:20:18 AM »
Quick up-date: one more thing to check off the list!

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Re: 2766R Finally...
« Reply #9 on: Thursday,November 09, 2017, 09:36:01 AM »
Pretty!

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Re: 2766R Finally...
« Reply #10 on: Thursday,November 09, 2017, 09:38:05 AM »
wow, they look good. Whoever did that made a great job of them.

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Re: 2766R Finally...
« Reply #11 on: Friday,November 10, 2017, 08:44:08 AM »
Ooohh, Purdy!
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Re: 2766R Finally...
« Reply #12 on: Friday,January 05, 2018, 06:27:24 PM »
2766r
Welcome to the forum . Nice hanger, Europa, MGA , and plane... I had a 58 MGA coupe 6volt positive ground back in the 70 and drove it daily .
Well, hope you have a speedy return  to road worthy .

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