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Cup 150 - restoration complete (photos)

I bought Cup 150 last August through this forum. It was the former stable mate of the mint condition Cup 80 which I recently learned has also been sold. However, mine was the somewhat poorer relation because it lived in the back garden, had no cambelt since 2006 (it somehow held probably due to not much mileage but I took the precaution of having it transported until it was changed), had rusty lowered springs and had multiple patches of lacquer peel. On the more positive side it had only covered 51k miles, had a GTA clutch and fly wheel and had a good interior.
I watch too much Wheeler Dealers but excitement over the challenge of restoration soon turned to daunting nightmare, to the point where sometimes I wished I had not bought her. Still, I ploughed on and managed to: replace the inlet boots, paint the plenum and coil cover, detail the engine replacing every rusty nut/bolt/screw I could, paint some of the suspension, detail the interior, fit a new gear knob, get Lepsons to refurbish the wheels, have x4 Dunlop Sports Maxx fitted, replace all the badges and go into the minutiae of little things like re-painting wiper arms.
Autolusso (Beds): carried out a cambelt and spark plug service, changed every fluid possible e.g. brake, power steering, coolant (fitted new EB Spares header tank), gearbox oil, Suplex springs all round, new bump stops (just before they ran out!), TRW rear shocks, powerflex and powder coated rear suspension, Quaife, waxoyled underside, powder coated x4 calipers (new rear calipers), fitted Wizard cat back twin, Cybox sports cat and EL downpipes….oh yes and the small matter of a full windows out respray!
After a 3 month wait to wax her, a trip back to Ned for an MOT and a quick machine polish, I am finally able to reveal the restored Cup 150.
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Wow, well done, she looks fantastic!
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What a stunning looking machine. Wish I had the time, money and patience to get my Spider looking that good!


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What a beautiful car and great job! Enjoy it!
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An amazing job...you should be very proud of yourself for sticking with it. Now worth every minute right? Beautiful!


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Did you use red paint or powdercoat for the engine and who did the re-spray, looks a fabulous job.
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Did you use red paint or powdercoat for the engine and who did the re-spray, looks a fabulous job.
We did powder coated engine parts and we did the paint work

This is a lovely example

Well done James for sticking with it

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We did powder coated engine parts and we did the paint work

This is a lovely example

Well done James for sticking with it

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Ned - you're muddling who did what! You re-sprayed the car and powder coated many things but I did the plenum and coil cover with a rattle can. That part was Feb/March so I'll let you off!
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Thanks! Yeah .... it's all worth it afterwards!
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Ned - you're muddling who did what! You re-sprayed the car and powder coated many things but I did the plenum and coil cover with a rattle can. That part was Feb/March so I'll let you off!
Easy to muddle as I see so many cars, we had 5 Cups here the other day (while your one was being polished)

2 of them had nearly identical number plates, I think I have a picture

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Did you use red paint or powdercoat for the engine and who did the re-spray, looks a fabulous job.
Quality Rosso aerosol with decent nozzle and white primer. The hardest bit is sanding off the raised parallel lines. I painted the engine block with silver heat proof paint with a brush.

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Easy to muddle as I see so many cars, we had 5 Cups here the other day (while your one was being polished)

2 of them had nearly identical number plates, I think I have a picture

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Also there was another Cup on the ramp next to mine back in Feb
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Quality Rosso aerosol with decent nozzle.....
What brand of aerosol please & from where?

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Hi Clive - it's from a company called Ketts in Peterborough though they have other branches in East Anglia. They make it themselves. They supplied my dad's engineering firm up there back in the day. I believe they deliver. I also have a touch up tin from them.
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Also there was another Cup on the ramp next to mine back in Feb
These 2 were in at the same time as yours

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