I have owned my GF since May 2012. It had 22k on the clock and the bodywork was absolutely brilliant which is what attracted me to this particular car.
On this page, my intention is to document the work I carry out to bring the car from "pretty good" to near perfect. I believe in doing things once but properly. Hopefully, I can give this X19 another 25 years of life!
First job was to replace the cam belt and tensioner just to be certain, don't want any nasty suprises!
Next was to replace the mechanical fuel pump with an elctric fuel pump and regulator utilising the carb cooling motor bracket (carb cooler dispensed with).
Mechanical fuel pump blanking plate fitted
Luminition opto electronic ignition fitted
Opto unit in dizzy
Electronic ignition system mounted (newLuminition high power coil also fitted)
The carb was then overhauled and set-up and tuned on a rolloing road (Maynards)
All suspension and brake components removed
Suspension and brakes totally rebuilt with new coils springs (10mm lowered), adjustable gas struts, bolt on rear support arm heads replacing the standard riveted version (arms strengthened by welding), polyurethane bushes, new thrust plate top bearings, new top rubber mounts, new wheel bearings. All suspension parts and hubs powder coated. All calipers refurbished, new discs/pads, new cables and flexible brake lines.
This is the latest photo taken in the blazing sunshine in the Cotswolds.(June 2013)
Out at Italian Auto Club show in Swindon, 2012
First outing at Castle Combe track