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 on: Today at 12:29:51 PM 
Started by orc15 - Last post by orc15
Hello. Iíve been a member for a couple of years but this is my first post. Sadly I have to part with my Beta Spyder . Itís series 2 1981 and drives very well and MOTíd with one advisory a couple of weeks ago. Darren at Montecarlo Service and Repair checked it over then and believes it to be a solid car and it would be a good basis to use or to take to the next level but I will soon no longer have capability for either.
Itís red with a very good black leather like interior. It was imported from South Africa and  UK registered X reg in good original condition although it has some surface paintwork which now would benefit from attention. The hood is OK but would also benefit from a little repair. Used sparingly and kept dry. I have not listed this anywhere else yet but am open to offers if anyone thinks around £6k is reasonable to start. Location is Hampshire UK. 07835 098945

 on: February 19, 2018, 07:23:06 AM 
Started by DeXiTroN - Last post by DeXiTroN
Hey all so I got assistance from Peter - thanks - attached are my images of the restoration..

 on: February 15, 2018, 08:30:06 PM 
Started by HFStuart - Last post by HFStuart
I'll be there on the Saturday in the Pug.
Anyone else planning on attending?

 on: February 14, 2018, 04:07:05 PM 
Started by skidmarc - Last post by skidmarc
Elvis get your self a Haynes manual and give it a good read the floor on my car only had light surface rust I used a heat gun and scraper but having a roll over jig made it a lot easier I was sat down all the time also if you go the scraper route round the corners off to stop catching the metal hope to see pics of your car take loads of pics to remember where things go

 on: February 14, 2018, 09:54:32 AM 
Started by DeXiTroN - Last post by DeXiTroN
So sorry for the above links, haven't worked out how to add images.. .haha!!

So I am currently rebuilding the motor completely. High compression pistons, new valves, seals, bearings, rings, VRS, clutch.. 1800cc with twin side draft Delorto.

Hoping to replace the unreliable Delorto with some nice Weber side drafts (anyone can help??) . My manifold is Guy Croft.

I am also tempted (don't judge me) to add a turbo from a Croma (with EFI) I am not a rev head just like the pulling power of turbo.

I also have about 3 beta's worth of spares, I would prefer an email to a PM though (

Thanks folks!

 on: February 14, 2018, 09:50:08 AM 
Started by DeXiTroN - Last post by DeXiTroN
Hey all .. Been very busy at work but appreciate your welcoming replies!

 on: February 13, 2018, 11:03:17 PM 
Started by skidmarc - Last post by Elvis the cat
Hey, I am even more impressed with what youíve done knowing that. The underbody looks like it took a lot of work, it looks excellent. Thanks for the tip on the battery tray, hadnít realised that and would have done some serious head scratching.

 on: February 13, 2018, 08:05:40 PM 
Started by skidmarc - Last post by RichB
Thanks for the recommendation on the rotisserie front, will check this out. I've always wanted to learn to weld, my son is quite proficient and taught himself. The Beta will be my teacher as it were, but it is very rusty underneath, as in there are gaps where the sill, floor and rear wheel arch should meet! Easter will be plunge time.

 on: February 13, 2018, 05:55:22 PM 
Started by skidmarc - Last post by skidmarc
Ha ha I'm not a pro I don't work in the motor industry.I'm just starting to learn bodywork and I haven't welded in 35 years so my first welds were rubbish but after grinding back they look ok.on the mechanical side I can do that no problem iam even going to have a go at plateing the nuts and bolts and few other things I've bought a plateing kit but I'll be doing that a lot later.elvis take care when taking the windscreen out also when taken out the engine I had to drill the spot welds out of my battery tray as it says in the Haynes manual to remove the tray but good luck on your car

 on: February 11, 2018, 07:36:30 PM 
Started by skidmarc - Last post by Elvis the cat
Hey Rich I think skidmarc must be a pro looking at those pics. I donít really now how rotten mine is as I havenít started stripping it down. Iíve restricted my weekend to a carb overhaul with a kit from ricambio auto, much less scary. I think by the time I had bought the rotaty jig, and welding kit, Iíd have spent the money I would need to have my amateurish efforts at welding redone😬 I like the look of the sanding discs, I think my plan is, engine and windows out, wings off and interior out but keep it as a rolling chassis and hand it to someone who can do the welding and paint. Itís either that or ring up Car SOS and tell them itís my 82 year old mothers - it is in her garage so I might get away with it👍
Keep up the good work skidmarc it will look awesome judging by what youíve done so far

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