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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:39 am 
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Location: Caithness, Scotland
1972 Dolomite, Mot'd until next August in good running roadworthy condition.
I will accept a donation of £100 cash, (or £110 Paypal) for Click Sargeant (Scotland) from a TDC member.
Car must be collected by 16th October 2016.



If you are expecting an original immaculate car, then read no further.
It is rough and far from standard.


I am the third owner of the car.
The first (who stayed in Northern Ireland) had it until 2005 and I have owned it since 2007.
It sports an age related Edinburgh number plate now, the NI number having lapsed.
(I believe the car was unused from 1985 until 2005.)

1854cc engine. Stromberg carbs. 58K miles.
Ignition system improvements include a 123 distributor, Magnecor leads and a Bosch ignition coil.
Clutch has only done a few thousand miles and has a lightweight Saab cover.

Cooling system has a Saab radiator, silicone hoses, Volvo 850 header tank (with low level warning fitted),
Evans Powercool 180 coolant, Revotec 28cm cooling fan and an electric water pump.
The EWP is properly installed using a remote thermostat (giving the correct heater performance).

Gearbox is a Type 9 five speed. This is a little slow to select second when changing down.
The bespoke propshaft has a Ford Transit centre mount.

The back axle is standard.

The exhaust has a stainless steel centre box and SS Sprint twin tail pipe section.
(There is a resonant vibration at 40 - 45 mph.)

The body shell is good underneath. I fitted sills and repaired the inners in 2008.
The front wings and front panel are GRP. The outer door bottoms all have been replaced.
Much of it is brushed painted using tractor paint (David Brown chocolate).

The wheels are Minator minilte copies fitted with Vredstein 175/70 x 13 tyres.
(The spare is a Sprint alloy with an unused tyre)


Front brakes are a Trackerjack conversion using proper braided hoses.
New Spax adjustables and HD standard springs were fitted last year.
(annoyingly the lower bushes of the back shockers squeak!)


The car is located in Caithness in northern Scotland.



First come, first served. TDC members only.
Please contact by PM. (Include TDC membership number and full name).






thanks,


Ian.

PS Photos are here
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:40 pm 
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HM, 10 hour each way drive, has it had offers Ian?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:33 pm 
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I stay about 15 minutes walk from the airport and only five minutes from both Wick Railway Station and the Stagecoach bus stop
and, for the seafarers among you, about ten minutes from the harbour.






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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:02 pm 
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If it helps TDC members that wish to own this car and run this car, i.e. not break it..............
I will drive it to Edinburgh, if it helps, but the costs go up.
Cover my train fare to Wick, probably £30. Cover my fuel from Wick, £50. Cover my insurance for the car, probably £120. Cover my donation to Ian's charity £100. And a further donation of £100 to the charity, this covers my time. And I don't want any time wasters, this is a big time investment for me. We're now at £400.
All correspondence through Ian as he requested in his first post.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:10 pm 
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Can I hitch a lift in a RBRR car this Friday.............

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1966 Triumph 1300 Royal Blue - fixed, ready to blow up
1972 Triumph Dolomite Sienna / David Brown
1965 Triumph 2000 Black
2005 BMW R1200ST Grey/Silver (for sale, enquire if interested)
2009 Fiat Panda White
2016 Jaguar XE Blue
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:12 pm 
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HM, 10 hour each way drive, has it had offers Ian?
It's a lovely drive though, even with those 'safety' cameras now littering the A9, which is also finally getting dualled. So many places to stop and soak up the scenery, take the road up the strath towards Forsinard then Melvich rather than the coast road for a great drive too, not many people about either, least densely populated area in the whole of western Europe!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:16 pm 
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I find it dangerously boring with the 50mph cameras. zzzzzz


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:47 pm 
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Hello there, I'm over in the Isle of Lewis so not too far away, only a ferry crossing to Ullapool away - I mentioned the Dolomite to a friend of mine, he's interested enough to be quizzing me about the various modifications. Would you be prepared to drive it to Ullapool for him to see the car if he wants to buy it?
I've got my own 1500HL and a MK IV (1500) Spitfire to be going on with so another one would cause no end of grief! :? :)
It would probably be a weekend for Ullapool if that was acceptable?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:07 am 
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Would you be prepared to drive it to Ullapool for him to see the car if he wants to buy it?
No.




Okay, please read carefully:
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TDC members only.
Please contact by PM. (Include TDC membership number and full name).
I'll not reply to non members or they acting for third parties.




Thanks,

Ian.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:37 am 
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Hi I sent you a PM regarding the car, and stated I would be happy to join the club (I only found out about this place yesterday).

I'm also up near you this weekend, and would be able to collect it then.

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 Post subject: Okay,.....
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:47 pm 
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Awaiting confirmation but hoping a new owner has been found.



thanks,

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:45 pm 
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Pm sent, need to book flights

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1966 Triumph 1300 Royal Blue - fixed, ready to blow up
1972 Triumph Dolomite Sienna / David Brown
1965 Triumph 2000 Black
2005 BMW R1200ST Grey/Silver (for sale, enquire if interested)
2009 Fiat Panda White
2016 Jaguar XE Blue
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:13 am 
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Nice one Bruce, are you going to drive it back? :)

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:25 pm 
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Flights booked, to paraphrase the Blues Brothers, " it'll be Friday, full tank of gas, plenty of cigarettes, it's 500 miles to Coventry, and I'm wearing glasses. HIT IT!" :lol:

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1966 Triumph 1300 Royal Blue - fixed, ready to blow up
1972 Triumph Dolomite Sienna / David Brown
1965 Triumph 2000 Black
2005 BMW R1200ST Grey/Silver (for sale, enquire if interested)
2009 Fiat Panda White
2016 Jaguar XE Blue
NOBODY expects the Canley Inquisition!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:40 pm 
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My kind of drive :D

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