LooLoos projects.

LooLooSud33Spider
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Thanks Keith. If the weather stays off for a few days next week I’ll start ripping the old one out . I can’t get it in the garage at the moment as I’ve got the rear springs off the A30 to be refettled by Jones Springs in Walsall. (They’ve done work for Car SoSage)
1983 1.3 Sud Ti
1996 33 1.7 16v racer
1997 916 spider 20v Turbo racer
1973 Mg Midget
1955 Austin A30
2006 Porsche Cayman S
2012 Skoda Octavia Vrs
2006 Peugeot motorhome

Kegsti66
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Wow !! You don't let up .
No mention of the MG :lol:
Will you race the A30 or is it just for "best" ?

LooLooSud33Spider
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Mg been in the back burner whilst I fiiish the Porsche and the 20vt Engines
Ive just ordered a pile of new panels so I’m hoping to do a bit more on it Soon. I’ve also been cracking on with refurbishing various bits for the sud
1983 1.3 Sud Ti
1996 33 1.7 16v racer
1997 916 spider 20v Turbo racer
1973 Mg Midget
1955 Austin A30
2006 Porsche Cayman S
2012 Skoda Octavia Vrs
2006 Peugeot motorhome

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Amazed you've got time to fit the Sud in.

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Hi Tony It’s mainly Things like The heater assembly That I’ve been stripping cleaning and checking out along with starting to get a few bits powder coated . The gearbox remote is all done pedal box is complete apart from the servo that I still need to refinish. I’ve had the front crossmember powder Coated and I’ll be getting the rest of the front suspension done in the coming weeks
It’s a case of getting as many bits and pieces restored so that when the body is finished and painted the rebuild Should be done quite quickly . I reckon if I have all parts and everything is ready And I took my time I could Screw a sud together in about A week
1983 1.3 Sud Ti
1996 33 1.7 16v racer
1997 916 spider 20v Turbo racer
1973 Mg Midget
1955 Austin A30
2006 Porsche Cayman S
2012 Skoda Octavia Vrs
2006 Peugeot motorhome

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Pedal box all finished and just awaiting a freshly Refinished Servo.
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And the heater box. All stripped down cleaned and flushed all linkages lubed
Reassembled and ready to to go
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1983 1.3 Sud Ti
1996 33 1.7 16v racer
1997 916 spider 20v Turbo racer
1973 Mg Midget
1955 Austin A30
2006 Porsche Cayman S
2012 Skoda Octavia Vrs
2006 Peugeot motorhome

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Gearbox remote powder coated And new bushings fitted.
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Along with the internal steering column
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1983 1.3 Sud Ti
1996 33 1.7 16v racer
1997 916 spider 20v Turbo racer
1973 Mg Midget
1955 Austin A30
2006 Porsche Cayman S
2012 Skoda Octavia Vrs
2006 Peugeot motorhome

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Coming on loo

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Thanks Craig. Just a few small steps but doing these bits now will pay off When It comes to the Fun part.
1983 1.3 Sud Ti
1996 33 1.7 16v racer
1997 916 spider 20v Turbo racer
1973 Mg Midget
1955 Austin A30
2006 Porsche Cayman S
2012 Skoda Octavia Vrs
2006 Peugeot motorhome

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More new panels for the Midget. Inner sills front Toe boards and new outrigger / Jacking points.
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1983 1.3 Sud Ti
1996 33 1.7 16v racer
1997 916 spider 20v Turbo racer
1973 Mg Midget
1955 Austin A30
2006 Porsche Cayman S
2012 Skoda Octavia Vrs
2006 Peugeot motorhome

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Spent the last few days fitting the New Engine to the Coupider. We thought The Turbo May have suffered but It looks like it’s ok. The engine sounds fine with no significant issues.
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May even get to race it this year
1983 1.3 Sud Ti
1996 33 1.7 16v racer
1997 916 spider 20v Turbo racer
1973 Mg Midget
1955 Austin A30
2006 Porsche Cayman S
2012 Skoda Octavia Vrs
2006 Peugeot motorhome

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Tried it up the street today . Still smokes a bit when it comes on boost so it looks like the Turboski has suffered after all 😭😭. Apart from that it’s wonderful
1983 1.3 Sud Ti
1996 33 1.7 16v racer
1997 916 spider 20v Turbo racer
1973 Mg Midget
1955 Austin A30
2006 Porsche Cayman S
2012 Skoda Octavia Vrs
2006 Peugeot motorhome

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Fantastic progress Lou.
Shame about the turbo :x

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Alternative turbo fitted today . Seems to Have improved things . We’ll run it up the street A few time over the weekend To raise some proper boost and see what’s what.(We’ve got Very understanding neighbours). If all seems ok then we’ll get the original unit rebuilt as it’s got a sexy wastegate actuator
1983 1.3 Sud Ti
1996 33 1.7 16v racer
1997 916 spider 20v Turbo racer
1973 Mg Midget
1955 Austin A30
2006 Porsche Cayman S
2012 Skoda Octavia Vrs
2006 Peugeot motorhome

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fingers crossed for a smooth test drive 8-)
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A30 back together now with some new rear springs from a decent supplier . It now Sits perfectly And doesn’t hit the bump stops when 2 fatties get in .
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Also rebuilt the dynamo to fix the noisy front bearing engine sounds great now but next winter I’ll be pulling the lump to do a. Fast road build With omega pistons and a nice cam. I’ll also pocket the block To take The 1275 head Off the midget as I’ve got a stage 3 BVH for that.
1983 1.3 Sud Ti
1996 33 1.7 16v racer
1997 916 spider 20v Turbo racer
1973 Mg Midget
1955 Austin A30
2006 Porsche Cayman S
2012 Skoda Octavia Vrs
2006 Peugeot motorhome

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So cute it shouldn't be legal :D
Giulietta JTD 170
145 QV
Lancia Delta integrale
Lancia 2000 Sedan X 2
Clio 172
Lancia Flavia coupe 1.8 1963
Lancia Y10 FIRE LX


I'm bad with people things
But I should have tried more

Kegsti66
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It does look great Lou, love it. :D

Kev, the wheels look like Rob's Imp wheels.

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Kegsti66 wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:13 pm
It does look great Lou, love it. :D

Kev, the wheels look like Rob's Imp wheels.
They do look the same as he had on the front, same colour with polished lip...he's got a set of 4 doing nothing now he's put the deep dish 7" wide ones on all round
Giulietta JTD 170
145 QV
Lancia Delta integrale
Lancia 2000 Sedan X 2
Clio 172
Lancia Flavia coupe 1.8 1963
Lancia Y10 FIRE LX


I'm bad with people things
But I should have tried more

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Hope you've got Midget discs on the front!

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Of course Dave. Discs with servo
1983 1.3 Sud Ti
1996 33 1.7 16v racer
1997 916 spider 20v Turbo racer
1973 Mg Midget
1955 Austin A30
2006 Porsche Cayman S
2012 Skoda Octavia Vrs
2006 Peugeot motorhome

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Graham Hill raced in an A30 or A35.
He used to get inside on corners and lean on other cars when a wheel lifted!

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