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My New Libra 
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Hi Guys,

I have just got myself a new (old) Libra its a part built but it looks to be Chassis number 4 supplied back in November 1998.


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Cheers
Chris


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Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:34 pm
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Hi Chris and welcome.

Blimey, chassis no4, I have chassis no2 and have nearly 56K on the clock.

Good luck on your project.

Tring's not that far away from me or the 'southern' meet :?:

I'm off to The Sliverstone Classic tomorrow and away for a weeks holiday straight after, speak to you in August, maybe at the meet on the 3rd.

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Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:39 pm
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Hi Bob,

I will try to get to the southern meet on the 3rd August, near elstree? just down the A41 then turn left should be easy enough to find.

I'm sure I will have lots of questions to help my build.

Chris


Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:07 am
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Nice one!


Think I've seen that car on pistonheads before.


I wonder who has chassis number 1? Or will that have been a GTM demo or something..

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Andrew has The original demo car I think.


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roger wrote:
Andrew has The original demo car I think.


I thought the original got totaled on a french motorway ?

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Yes the original demo car was chassis no 0 and was written off in France [Gary Owen I think].

When I ordered my car Peter Beck [deceased,of GTM Cars Ltd] said he had promised no1 to Andrew ? [can't remember his surname] so I had to have no 2 :D

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bob snooks (835) wrote:
chassis no 0 - [Gary Owen I think] Bob S.


I have on good authority that's correct

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Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:16 pm
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Here is another couple of pics
I am getting there slowly!

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I told you all white is the right colour 8) 8)

Nice work keep it up! :D

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I assume, from the pic of the Libras front end, that you intend to use a cable operated cluch. When
I was building my Libra 5 years ago I was told DO NOT fit the cable clutch, go for hydraulic operation.
I chose to ignore the advice but within a few months was looking for a hydraulic fix due to the
juddery operation of the cable system. All I can say is dont repeat my mistake.


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Thanks Don,
I'm afraid the clutch is already in so I will stick with it for now and change it later if (when) it starts to judder.
Talking to Bob Snooks it looks like i will probably have to change the dampers and springs at some point too. So I will save it all up and have something fun :roll: to do next year.

I just want to get it up and IVA'd at the moment then I will start messing about getting it nice.


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Looking good Chris.

I too noticed your clutch cable and was going to warn you about it, but as usual I'm too slow in posting.
I would make and carry a cable repair kit as they break as well as stretch. The nipple breaks off at the pedal.

You said at the meet you have a 1.8VVC, what gear box do you have :?:

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Looking at your pictures I think I can see a PG1 gear change :?:

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Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:38 pm
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Not sure which Gearbox, I just assumed there was one type.

If it helps it has the mechanical gear change rather than the Cable gear change, and it looks to have a Cable drive with an electronic signal converter screwed into the drive.
I believe that it was also out of a rover 200 not an MGF with supossedly 18000 miles.

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