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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:33 pm 
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Erm, what sealant was it, and how much did you use?

Could the engine have ingested some?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:32 pm 
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Unfortunately, TDC spares don't stock the gaskets, Rimmer's prices were a bit rich for me and Burlen was asking the same price for postage as the gaskets so I've ordered a set of 4 on eBay for just over a fiver including postage.

Bruce, it was the same sealant I'd used on the rubber mounts. Some back gasket sealant in a tube you can get from the local motor factor. For some reason it didn't work with the solid mounts. I have some blue Hylomar somewhere but I don't know if that would've worked either.

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2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:06 pm 
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Make some gaskets out of a cereal box

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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: Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:13 pm 
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If Youda asked, I would have sent you some, I have dozens left over from decoke sets over the last 40 years!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:31 pm 
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I got a sheet, A4 in size, of 1mm gasket paper, petrol resistant. Cut out the shapes to fit. Had plenty spare for other stuff like fuel pump gaskets for example. I went for 1mm for insulation. I Think it was £3 off ebay.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:16 pm 
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Any progress Dave? While I am Triumph-less I rely on these threads for inspiration to get my next Dolomite/Toledo.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:25 pm 
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Much to my shame, I've done virtually nothing. I replaced both hard drives on my desktop PC (including an SSD) and I've fitted an SSD in my laptop too which has kept me busy. That is also the reason for my recent lack of activity on the forum.

Anyway, moving on, I bit the bullet and bought a few sets of trim clips on eBay.
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I've redone the rear panel trim and fitted the bootlid badges so aside from the "feet" for the bottom of the D post trim, the back end is done.
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I'd never thought about it before but the plate is appropriate for yesterday's date (NYE - New Year's Eve).

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:41 pm 
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I got some trim fitted to the nearside doors.
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I got interrupted before I could get any more fitted. Still, progress is progress.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:00 pm 
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I got some trim fitted to the nearside doors.
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I got interrupted before I could get any more fitted. Still, progress is progress.

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you should have removed your grubby finger marks of the new paint work before taking a picture [-X (above the passenger door handle)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:49 pm 
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I'll worry about that once the car is running again. That's the trouble with white: it shows up all the muck.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:02 pm 
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I'll worry about that once the car is running again. That's the trouble with white: it shows up all the muck.
What you need is a nice shade (or shades) of brown ...


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:28 pm 
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50 shades of Russett? I've already been there, etc...

It'll be all white on the night! :)

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"I can help you stop smoking in bed. Buy a water bed and fill it with petrol." - Bob Monkhouse OBE (1928-2003)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:33 am 
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The nicest thing about white cars is they match with the most rally livery decals. You could put soem decals on it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:02 pm 
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No further progress has been made. When I said that I'd been interrupted when I fitted the nearside door trims, it was none other than Adam who had split up with his partner (she'd locked him out). This was the very day he hit my Xsara Picasso (before it happened). I offered to take him down to his parents' house or drive his car down there because he looked to be in no fit state to drive. He refused my offer and ended up running into my car.

Anyway, back to the story. The aftermath of the accident, the cold & wet weather and a skin problem with my right hand have all caused me to lose my enthusiasm. The modern takes priority and I will turn my attenton back to the 1850 once I've ironed out all the small faults. With this in mind, I removed the battery and it is now kept in the house where I can keep an eye on the voltage. Fortunately it is still holding charge. I'm in half a mind to reinstate the original carb mounts to see if I can get the engine runing again. I'll probably end up fitting more of the chrome trim before that.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"I can help you stop smoking in bed. Buy a water bed and fill it with petrol." - Bob Monkhouse OBE (1928-2003)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:53 pm 
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The insurance is due so I've renewed with Adrian Flux. There was a small increase which was due to the increase in the insurance premium tax so it isn't even worth getting any other quotes. The cost of the phone calls alone (especially to the 0845 numbers) would wipe out any savings.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"I can help you stop smoking in bed. Buy a water bed and fill it with petrol." - Bob Monkhouse OBE (1928-2003)


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