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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-13-2004, 10:45 AM
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It will be a pleasure!!!
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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-13-2004, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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I am very interested in hearing more of your project. I also wonder if you (or any one else) might have dimensions for the aluminum oil recovery box the GTAs (corsa)had on the left side of their engine bays?
Ken I don't know of the dimensions for the oil catch tank, but I will open up the top of my dad's head when he is asleep (he sleeps heavy - every evening in front of the TV - (like most Dad's probably!)) and search through the masses of knowledge and spurious fact info (its a disorganised mess in there - he tells me it happens with age!) and see if I can find an answer then sow his head back togther! - will let you know (sorry for the poor humour- its late in the UK!)

You can keep up to date on my car on our website (at bottom of post) under the our cars section. I will be adding a new stage soon as I have plumbed in the aluminium fuel tank and fitted the racing battery in the boot etc. Have ordered all the leather for my seats so that will go on in the next month too... all very exicting... gets me day dreaming as i lie in bed rather than sleeping for many hrs!!!

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You will be doing well to find a nice rust free front valance on a stored car these days!!!

Wait till I have finished my GTA Replica - and you guys in England get to see it (the rest of the world will have to make do with some photos!!!) and tell me then that you would have made it into anything else!!!

The other problem with cars like that green one is that you would have to re trim the interior - although the products available are very good, they are not original. The same for anything else that has to be replaced and detracts from the appeal of the car. It can look perfect with new parts on it and look like a mint Sprint GT, but it won't be a very original car, all detracting from the car, i think?!

What do you think?
I don't get upset if a bolt is replaced during the restoration process. Trim is no different. As long as it is 100% to the original specification then that is fine.

Cars are objects that require maintenance, if you get upset about a car having new parts on it ... then what about the oil filter, engine oil itself, brake pads, etc.

If a part wears out it should simply be replaced with the correct replacement part ... that is called maintenance. Trim wears too

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I don't get upset if a bolt is replaced during the restoration process. Trim is no different. As long as it is 100% to the original specification then that is fine.

Cars are objects that require maintenance, if you get upset about a car having new parts on it ... then what about the oil filter, engine oil itself, brake pads, etc.

If a part wears out it should simply be replaced with the correct replacement part ... that is called maintenance. Trim wears too

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Its a personal thing, but a car with lots of replaced parts will never have the patina of a fully original car! If it is worn out then it does have to be replaced sure, but lets get back to the original point of this post - that green Sprint GT!! Personal opinion but I would have turned it into a GTA Replica as it was a bit of a mess and would have ended up more valuable as one! p.s. no need to be facetious about the service items!

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Its a personal thing, but a car with lots of replaced parts will never have the patina of a fully original car! If it is worn out then it does have to be replaced sure, but lets get back to the original point of this post - that green Sprint GT!! Personal opinion but I would have turned it into a GTA Replica as it was a bit of a mess and would have ended up more valuable as one! p.s. no need to be facetious about the service items!
Fair enough ... and like you say a very personal thing.

With my car I am restoring it to as it should have left the factory ... I'll re-add the patina over time Naturally where possible I will reuse the original components ...

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