Well lets update the world. We received a new a new body from Len at Marchant and Cox in the UK:
The Elden was originally a MK10 C which had the radiators mounted on the side of the chassis behind the front wheels. So that is what we are restoring. Steve C was working in the shop and began moving all the “bits” from Elden 73-39, the bent chassis, and began installing into this chassis.
Engine is a 4 hour old, iron head engine built by Pete Christensen in Fort Collins, Colorado at Total Precision Engines. This engine had a brand new 711M block and Scat crank.
The gearbox on this Elden was rebuilt by Taylor Race Engineering many years ago and never even had fluid put into it.
So before Steve C could get to far along I decided we needed to mount the body as the side panels cannot be removed without removing the radiators and suspension. Many of the mounting tabs had been removed in a past life, so I manufactured new ones. The nose structure, holding the nose cone, had been removed and lost. So with the luck of having Elden #4, an very original MK10C, was able to use its chassis to mimic the nose cone box. One change will be the removal of the battery from the nose cone location to another place in the chassis.
Here is a picture of the nose cone structure from Elden MK10C 73-74:
New nose cone support structure on 73-79
Now a picture of the body mounted to the car.
Still need to design some Aluminum radiators that will fit the radiator shrouds and mount to the side panels. Also I am building a 20 gauge Aluminum panels to mount to the side of the chassis to separate the water transfer tubes from the driver compartment.
So anyway the work continues.