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91MR2

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  1. Oh and the white car is still running great, happy to report...it has seen many cars and coffee events already this year with my daughter...here are some recent shots at a friend's house...
  2. Hey guys, little update on the 2 new cars... After much thought I decided to register and put them both on the road. The tan wagon is something I really look forward to getting fully mechanically sorted (pretty much just needs a fpr and exhaust), and then just drive. It's really a very nice car, and while the paint has faded in some spots, it's a solid car, what I would call patina-enhanced survivor... The red Mi16 is the wildcard here. It actually drives quite nicely, and is very well mechanically sorted (save for a small exhaust leak somewhere). Turns out whatever accident it had in the rear years ago, doesn't really seem to have been that bad. I'm going to try my hand at some home bodywork/paint, and see how it turns out. But this car might just end up being a really nice one in the end after all, as opposed to just a parts car - stay tuned...
  3. Gentlemen, have spent the last few days organizing and cataloging all the spare parts I got with the 2 new cars. I also got a shipment from the former mechanic who worked on my friend's cars, and he was actually a Peugeot dealer tech back in the 80's. Came across some really cool stuff I thought you all would appreciate...
  4. Bean, these are all fair thoughts. The cars will both be going on the road soon to allow a better assessment of both, but I'm definitely going to be taking the red car to my paint guy for him to give me a quote on doing everything right. Maybe it's less than I think...
  5. Hey guys, have had some time to get to know these cars over the last couple days, and got to cleaning them up really well (mostly the wagon, the red Mi16 just got an interior clean so far), and early observations are pretty good. Really excited for the SW, would like to get it over to my paint guy for an assessment of some scale on the bottom of some doors, but overall it's in really nice shape. Want to give it a thorough mechanical lookover, but that might take some time to do so. Either way, big things ahead for the SW, but it will mostly end up being a mechanical restoration over time, and keep it nice cosmetically. It's a great driver... Jury is still out on the red Mi16. It could be a nice car if I do the body work from whatever rear end accident damage it once must have had, but that's a big commitment cost-wise. It is in amazing shape otherwise though, extremely clean underneath. And it's a '92, can't be but a few that made it to the US in that model year. Probably the only one left too. Either way, in the meantime, it's cleaned up and parked in my overflow garage...
  6. Well gentlemen, I picked up the cars today... For starters, the red car that was thought to have an ignition problem, well that was a complete misunderstanding. Turns out the battery wasn't connected, ha. This was never communicated to me until this morning. After connecting the battery, the car fired right up and drove just fine. I was thrilled to see this, because no matter what I do with it, at least it runs and drives and can be easily moved around... The wagon I actually drove home, over 100 miles (we had a tow dolly for the red Mi16), and it ran/drove amazingly. I can't wait to start cleaning it up and then get it on the road... More updates to follow, but a few pictures from today...
  7. Goce, looks can be deceiving, the paint on the red car has nice shine, but it has been touched up in the rear I'm quite sure, so while the tan wagon may look a bit dull, it is at least all original and should polish up nicely. Bean, I agree, and good eye noticing the wheels and steering wheel updates to later Mi16 specification. The wagon will be used for summer daily driving with my wife and daughter. No need for speed, would just like to make a nice driver out of it, and I don't think it will take too much to do so...
  8. SRDT, thanks, I haven't a clue what the ignition issue is, that's just what his son was told by him, but I'll keep this in mind whenever I have a go at it... Bean, an Mi16 sportwagon definitely sounds like a good idea, but this SW actually runs quite well (car only has around 137K miles), so I'm going to ride it out this way at least for a while. It does however have an Mi16 transmission though, which is pretty cool (the only thing on the car that is modified), and with the shorter gearing, actually has nice response. I like how stock it is, at least for now... The red car is the wildcard here. With all the cars we already have, there's hardly a need for a second Mi16, but having a whole/complete parts car can never be a bad thing. And that's a worst case scenario, so I suppose whatever direction I go, it's a good problem to have...
  9. Hey guys, have a pretty interesting update... I found out regrettably that the gentleman I bought my Mi16 from years ago had passed away a couple months ago. He was a really nice guy, and a friend I never would have made were it not for our mutual affection for Peugeots... I'll spare all the details of this story, but basically, I spoke to his son, and I'll be getting the remaining 2 Peugeots he still had, a '90 Sportwagon S, and another Mi16. I was at the house today to confirm a lot of the details, so now working to arrange transport of the cars back to Buffalo. Here's some shots of them... Early plans are to really give the put wagon a deep clean and going over and then put it on the road, as it runs and drives quite nicely. The red Mi16 has an ignition issue, and is not running at the moment. Not sure how deep or when I'll dive into that car (if ever?), but time and circumstances will tell. Perhaps it will just be a nice and complete parts car for me... Updates to follow when all the garage work is complete, so stay tuned...
  10. Hey guys, garage is finally done and cars returned today for the first time in a month. Gave the Peugeot and S2000 a wash today, felt great to do so...also got some banners up on the wall...
  11. Gentlemen, a garage build check in... I haven't driven a car in months, as we have been full go on the garage build. Rather than bore everyone with thousands of photos, here's a synopsis in 4 photos. Cars should be returning in a couple weeks...
  12. Garage project fully underway now, all cars temporarily relocated, had to bring Peugeot to a friend's garage the other day. Much chaos for next couple months, can't wait until it's all done...updates to follow...
  13. Spent the last couple days moving cars around in preparation for our garage addition, rare to get photos of all the cars together. Even got my daughter to give the Peugeot its first wash of the year...
  14. Thanks Bean, sounds fine, depending on the speed of the project, perhaps I'll make a new thread on it, if it's just a few noteworthy updates though, I'll just make sure the Mi16 is in the background of the shots, ha... Unrelated, we finalized our Emira order and went with the black leather interior. I'm sure it will age the best...
  15. Howdy gentlemen - as we are closing up the winter season, we are now preparing for our garage addition in the coming weeks. Nothing to add now, but much more to add later. Will post updates here as they develop...
  16. Hi Bean, happy to indulge... Yes, First Edition, V6 supercharged, 6-speed manual transmission. I've settled on Nimbus Grey, but struggling on the interior, either going black leather or tan leather. The tan would make like a modern day version of my Esprit, as far as color combo, and I thought that might be really cool. But then, black interior is hard to say no to as well... I agree, I too love the philosophy. From all I can tell, it is basically an updated Evora, and while Lotus wants everyone to think this is an all new car, I think the former is a tremendous compliment. The Evora is an amazing car that truly doesn't get the credit it deserves... And yes, Lotus already said the Emira will be it's last ICE car...so I'm going all in on it... Here are come photos from the configurator, showing both options. Very torn...
  17. Gentlemen, hope you're enjoying winter as much as we are (sigh)... I haven't had much to report on here, but we did in fact get our permits from the city for our garage addition, so excited about that. Breaking ground in April if the weather allows. In other news, we got a call from our Lotus dealer the other day, that our allocation for a First Edition Emira has been honored. First US deliveries will be later than expected, likely towards the latter part of 2022, but that's ok, gives us more time to get the garage done. Hoping to go to the Philadelphia Radwood event with the Peugeot in the spring, but we will see where covid is by then...
  18. Thanks Bean, indeed I am very excited and will certainly post progress photos. I know this sounds like a first world problem, and fully acknowledge that it is, however having several cars be scattered about in different garages has been a real pain. This project will truly allow me to tackle and manage so much more without all the annoying logistics…
  19. Boy, things have been quiet around here lately... Not much to report on my end from a Peugeot standpoint, however have a big project coming up in the spring that will indirectly help/benefit it, as well as all of my other cars... Going to do an addition on my garage to turn it from a 3 1/2 car garage into a full 5 car garage. New dimensions will be 55x22, up from 42x22. Here's maybe the best part - I also own the house next door, and will be building an open air breezeway to connect to the next door garage, which will now only be about 3 1/2 feet away. That garage is 26x22, and will hold 2 cars, plus my jet ski. So basically, all 7 of my cars, plus my Sea Doo, will now have storage all under basically one roof. Very exciting...
  20. Happy Thanksgiving gentlemen. Drove my car a little bit since the last post, all is still well, minus the oil gauge discrepancies still (one day...). Also recently took the car to my interior guy, as a seam started to come loose on the driver seat, so he hand stitched it back to near new, can't even tell. Perhaps some photos to follow... Until next time...
  21. Gentlemen, happy halloween (almost)... Drove the car a good 100 miles or so today, didn't skip a beat. Well, except for the welds breaking from the cat to the midpipe, but fortunately I was able to take it to a muffler shop and they welded in a SS sleeve, and was back on my way again... Some pictures of it on the shores of Lake Erie...
  22. I'm not sure it's a bad ground, because this is the only gauge that is behaving this way. Sound logic? I'm really not looking to tear the interior/carpet out to find the problem here, but I suppose if I have to... I'm going to get into this soon again, it is the only "issue" the car has, so for now, I'll take it...
  23. Bean, thanks for the info. I am conversational at best when it comes to electrics, so I'm going to have to get my buddy over to help with some of this. I can at least start checking grounds and see where I end up. To be continued...
  24. So what does this mean then? By that I mean, what is the solution? Or possible solutions? This was done with the engine running by the way.
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