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Thread: 74 model year 17 Gordini out of storage after 3 decades (R1323 Canada)

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    Default 74 model year 17 Gordini out of storage after 3 decades (R1323 Canada)

    It has taken awhile , but time flies ! Bought the car in 77, rebuilt engine (new camshaft and pistons)and transmission (new primary shaft, reverse jumping out of gear), replaced as many parts as I could afford at the time (calipers,discs etc)then drove it for a short period before a 30+ years of storage in a heated garage.
    Thanks to Steve Z1 for pushing me to put her back on the road,I am the great procrastinator !
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    Gorgeous ...how was the sheet metal, lots of rust?

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ID:	2267The car had received a fairly good rust proofing when new and was only driven 2 winters prior to my purchase.There was a small amount of surface rust on the passenger fender when I bought the car, it has not changed since then while inside the garage.The undercarriage is pristine.
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    Congratulations, and welcome back to the small group of R17 owners. I recall your 17G rebuild website years ago.

    Enjoy the drives!

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    Nice... I've got some major rust work on the quarter panels and hood ahead of me on my '74

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    It's great to see some activity on the forum pages, and great to see the R17 pictures and interest in these classics. Mine is still in the shed waiting for the day that I can commence restoration work...Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by 17gordini View Post
    Congratulations, and welcome back to the small group of R17 owners. I recall your 17G rebuild website years ago.

    Enjoy the drives!
    You have a good memory !

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    Quote Originally Posted by choover View Post
    It's great to see some activity on the forum pages, and great to see the R17 pictures and interest in these classics. Mine is still in the shed waiting for the day that I can commence restoration work...Click image for larger version. 

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    Looks good your 17, how much work does it need ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuebecR17 View Post
    Looks good your 17, how much work does it need ?

    ...not exactly sure what all it may need. It has not run for at least 20 years, but it is complete. It is actually supposed to be the parts car for the other one I have, but the other one is in worse condition at the moment. The other car has some special historical significance...it is the actual car used for the 1978 brochure...Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by choover View Post
    The other car has some special historical significance...it is the actual car used for the 1978 brochure...Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice bit of history attached to that car !
    Mine was also inactive for many years, it did however have many new parts when stored.It actually runs really great so far,still working on the confidence level but just put a little over 100 miles on it since its y2k+ maiden voyage !

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