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  • So I thought I might still have one more project in me..........

    .....and I looked elsewhere for a change after rebuilding several Roadsters and running a Hunter
    for some time.

    Deep in the wilds of North Wales, and a long way up a very narrow farm track on the side of a
    mountain I found this nearly abandoned Jago which had languished outside since about 1995.



    Am I certifiable ?
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    Re: So I thought I might still have one more project in me..........

    It's now in North Lincs and has been slowly drying out
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    • #3
      Re: So I thought I might still have one more project in me..........

      And getting smaller by the day !
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      • #4
        Re: So I thought I might still have one more project in me..........

        Chassis looks sound. If a little basic. Jago must have liked their box section tubing!

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        • #5
          Re: So I thought I might still have one more project in me..........

          In answer to your original question - the jury's still out! Looking forward to seeing it on the 10th and of course yourselves. Good work Buddy.

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          • #6
            Re: So I thought I might still have one more project in me..........

            You wanted a project and you have certainly got one!! Look forward to seeing it with shiny wheels and big knobbly tyres. Best of luck.

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              Re: So I thought I might still have one more project in me..........

              Just to keep this thread alive, I have now obtained two good used front struts, which are in a clean/derust/paint queue
              along with other items

              Today from the pile of parts I sorted out two scrap wheels/tyres which would hold air, in order to be able to "wheelbarrow"
              the chassis when it gets back from welding.

              The wheels were difficult to get onto the studs on the back axle, so I looked more closely, to find that they were obviously
              100pcd and drilled/filed to fit 108 pcd studs - amazing !

              So, having sorted the front struts, I'm now after a set of 5 wheels !

              EDIT : Thanks to that well known auction site I now have five wheels to repaint and am saving up for new tyres !
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              • #8
                Re: So I thought I might still have one more project in me..........

                Back in the day a Jago Jeep and a Marlin were on my wish lists ..........while my friends belted around in 1100s and Imps !!! I still have my Marlin in the garage ;-)

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                • #9
                  Re: So I thought I might still have one more project in me..........

                  Well done DC ! Am loving the picture of bare chassis with the precision engineering tool to one side .. aka lump hammer !

                  Looking forward to seeing more pics. .. best regards .
                  Richard
                  Triumph Herald 1200 based Roadster
                  Bought in 1983 as a running restoration

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                  • #10
                    Re: So I thought I might still have one more project in me..........

                    Thanks Richard.

                    If you look on the Jago OC website there's a thread entitled Q874 WRX project

                    .....but I'll put more pics up on here soon

                    DC

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                    • #11
                      Re: So I thought I might still have one more project in me..........

                      It's finally getting bigger again, rebuilt and part painted chassis, here's a current pic .

                      I've just decided that the fuel tank is too far gone to save. Would you believe it's the
                      Escort Van tank, same as in Marina based Roadsters, so if anyone has or knows the
                      whereabouts of one, please let me know.

                      Thanks DC
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                      • #12
                        Re: So I thought I might still have one more project in me..........

                        They are about as rare as rocking horse poo! I gave up looking and had a tank fabricated. Not so expensive as you might think.
                        Cheers Robin

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                        • #13
                          Re: So I thought I might still have one more project in me..........

                          That's my feeling too Robin. No rush so I'll keep looking and also perhaps think about others ie MG Midget etc etc.

                          If all fails, then it will have to be fabricated

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                            Re: So I thought I might still have one more project in me..........

                            Gentlemen I advertised Escort van/ estate mk11 tanks on here several times. There is a cost to them because of my storage costs , and they are not new but in very good condition £100 Danny.

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                            • #15
                              Re: So I thought I might still have one more project in me..........

                              I’ve got one in the attic of my garage in the UK.
                              I am not planning to fly back anytime soon, but there’s a real treasure trove up there.
                              MOC member since 05/97
                              1984 Marlin Roadster SWB.
                              1800TC, Unleaded ported head, stage 2 cam. Ford Type 9 gearbox, Dolomite Sprint rear axle fitted with MGF disc brakes.
                              Three core radiator, Renault Clio vented front discs.
                              The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

                              Loads of Marlin Reference can be found documents here or there.

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