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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:55 am

Anyone go to the Classic Car Show at the NEC? I heard they were doing a Spyder Zetec conversion live in the hall and trying to complete it over the weekend...?
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:09 pm

I was there on Saturday,
"Wiggy" of Spyder was building up a Zetec & MT75 plus all their other drive train & suspension bits into a chassis.
He told me that he also did it on the Friday for something that was being filmed.
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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:22 pm

Thanks John. Bit of a coup for Spyder then
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PostPost by: SimonH » Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:17 pm

I think he did it for a new article in Classics Monthly.

They are now doing a piece on the Spyder Zetec conversion.
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PostPost by: sk178ta » Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:12 pm

In fact Classics Monthly were displaying a really rough +2 which they are going to completely rebuild into a Spyder and serialise the build, month by month.
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:23 pm

Let's keep our eyes open for that then; should make interesting? reading.
If anyone see's when the first installment is out please post it on the forum.
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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:55 pm

It's out now :wink:
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PostPost by: steveww » Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:03 pm

I prefer to go to the classic motorsport show in the new year, as my main interest is old racing cars. However as well as all the great old racers it is a great place to find component suppliers, machine shops etc....
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PostPost by: Roy Gillett » Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:33 am

sk178ta wrote:In fact Classics Monthly were displaying a really rough +2 which they are going to completely rebuild into a Spyder and serialise the build, month by month.
Jim


Did anyone else notice that that really rough +2 next to the Spyder stand had an engine with a "Lotus Holbay" rocker cover. Do they realise what a rare engine they have, I wonder.

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:54 pm

I did! :twisted:
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:33 am

Maybe "Wiggy" at Spyder did also :wink:

Got a copy of "Classic Monthly" yesterday. The +2 Zetec project looks like it's going to be an informative read.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:19 pm

Here is that engine :roll:
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