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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:58 pm 
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Al,

Absolutely no problems with weighing the battery in for a donation - do please crack on. I don't really know what happened to the rear fog as I was not there to see the car unloaded.

Mike,

I am only sorry it has taken this long to start finishing what you started.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:48 pm 
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Any further progress Martin? Glad you've finally got it home.

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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: Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:04 am 
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So, a year on, and time for an update.

Even though I had a spare gearbox (since sold) I decided to abort the Type 9 conversion. I simply could not find a way to get the conversion kit at any sort of reasonable price, and the DIY "kits" that you can fabricate yourself following guides on the various Spridget forums all didn't fit. So I canned the idea and went the traditional route of overdrive.

With the interior out and the box out, we discovered the lack of drive was a completely knackered clutch slave, and also that the long semi-rigid hose carrying fluid to the slave had a crack in it. So, new slave and hose later and we had an operational clutch (more of that later).

My mechanic Ken did the welding to the sill ends very neatly for me but we then discovered that what we thought were binding brakes from storage were in fact knackered discs and calipers and that all the rear end was binding too (moral of the lesson - old cars need to be used not laid up). In amongst all this I did countless foreign and domestic trips with work, ran a business and restored another classic!

Anyway, three weeks ago PYD went for an MOT. She failed. Brakes (uneven pressure), kaput rack, rack bushes, track rod ends and a few other bits. I have worked my way through these, but still wasn't happy about the clutch (told you we would get back to it) as it had appalling judder on take up. It made the car almost impossible to drive.

So, now the engine is out (again - but at least it facilitates access to the rack and mounts) and a new clutch being fitted.

Nearly there.......

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:35 pm 
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The Super Flex bushes are the ones to get. I had them fitted when I replaced the rack last year.

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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: Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:04 pm 
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I have refurbished calipers in stock Martin...


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:20 pm 
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1300's have a rather pathetic size clutch.

You can upgrade to the spit1500/dolly 1500/1850 size one if you can find the right flywheel...

Worth doing if you are going to want to up the performance at all....or do much work in a hilly area.

I'm still staggered by the number of possible permutations of clutch slave, brackets, hoses and bell housing innards that can mess the clutch
action up on ohv cars.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:39 pm 
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Jon,

This car actually already has the bigger 1500 flywheel and clutch assembly. We now have the lump out and there is no sign of oil contamination but the springs are dead stiff so we are changing the complete clutch kit anyway.

It won't be long now hopefully!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:48 am 
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PYD passed the MOT yesterday......

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Excellent :D !





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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:09 pm 
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That's fantastic news :D


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:41 am 
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So, PYD is finally finished. The overdrive box has transformed the car in real world usage and I have covered about 80 or so "test" miles. Everything has bedded in quite nicely.

This has been an ordeal, and a lesson learned. What I thought was an easy quick finishing off job has actually been an almost total restoration. Much of that was my fault - when I first bought the car instead of cracking on with it I left it in storage for literally years due to commitments with my then new business. I only actually got it back to Bromley just over two years ago.

This is now pretty much a new car underneath and with a freshly rebuilt engine should give someone good service. But that someone won't be me sadly. Things have gone full circle in that I sold my shares in my business in late May this year and so am starting another new business (again) - albeit with somewhat more modest aspirations. At least I know what is ahead of me.

In addition, some members know that I remarried in April this year after over ten years on my own and, as of six weeks ago, have a wonderful baby daughter to keep me occupied. So, something has to give; and keeping an eclectic collection of about nine classic cars at any one time is one of them. I am condensing my collection to my two Austins - the Healey and the rally A40, as they are the two that mean most to me.

So somebody is going to get a very nice 1300 Dolly. The listing is here:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292204187551? ... 1557.l2649

I have deliberately put it at no reserve because I am genuinely interested to see what it goes for. I have spent well over five grand (excluding the purchase price from Mike), and I know what I would like it to go for, but that and reality are very different things. With values for all Dollies rising though you never know.

When PYD is gone, I shall get the A40 finished off and have some fun in it for a while, though I could be persuaded by a nice Toledo - arguably my favourite model in the range. The bug never leaves you - it just rests a while I suppose.

Happy, obviously to answer questions about PYD, and hopefully, it will end up back on this board at some stage.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:29 am 
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tried the link and its dead

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Dolomite 1300,1980`V`reg in british racing brown(russet),3.63 diff with 21t speedo pinion,95%poly`d,HL clocks,standard wheels with SE covers wrapt in 175 70 13,mot`d 19-09-2014,been off the since 1990,(july2017) stainless steel exhaust 3-piece.

Dolomite 1300,1977(tax free 1-1-1977),`R`reg in carmine red,bog standard including rust :shock: last time on road 6-2005--------FOR SALE


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:26 am 
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The link works fine for me, and a great write-up. The link in the advert to the resto thread works as a copy/paste. The images from the resto aren't available.
You have a bidder! Good luck. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:03 am 
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now it works,,lovely motor,very clean and basic 1300......thumbs up :bluewave:

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Dolomite 1300,1980`V`reg in british racing brown(russet),3.63 diff with 21t speedo pinion,95%poly`d,HL clocks,standard wheels with SE covers wrapt in 175 70 13,mot`d 19-09-2014,been off the since 1990,(july2017) stainless steel exhaust 3-piece.

Dolomite 1300,1977(tax free 1-1-1977),`R`reg in carmine red,bog standard including rust :shock: last time on road 6-2005--------FOR SALE


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:59 am 
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Come on Mr B. You of all people should know they were made in Canley....

Not Cowley.....

You've got BMC on the brain obviously....:-)

If only it wasn't russet....

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