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 Post subject: Re: Froggy Dolly
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:08 pm 
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Hello dololo, hope you are well? Do you still own your lovely 1850?

Kind Regards

Russell.

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1973 (L) Triumph Dolomite 1850 Manual (Non OD), Old English White
2012 (12) Vauxhall Insignia 1800 Exclusiv, Manual (Non OD!!), Technical Grey


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 Post subject: Re: Froggy Dolly
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:18 am 
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Hi all
Since Jeroen sent me a gearbox cover , it is now a pleasure to drive my dolo , approx 1000 miles per year
tomorrow we are going for à 100 miles trip in the north of France
the only problem is that a right front breaks begin to block there is some brake mud on the wheel , i will check today, but the seals and piston are new , so i guess what to do ....


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 Post subject: Re: Froggy Dolly
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:38 pm 
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Excellent!!! Glad you are enjoying the car :D

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Dalgety Bay, Fife, Scotland
1973 (L) Triumph Dolomite 1850 Manual (Non OD), Old English White
2012 (12) Vauxhall Insignia 1800 Exclusiv, Manual (Non OD!!), Technical Grey


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 Post subject: Re: Froggy Dolly
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:50 pm 
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Location: Edinburgh. Occasionally Dundee.
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Hi all
Since Jeroen sent me a gearbox cover , it is now a pleasure to drive my dolo , approx 1000 miles per year
tomorrow we are going for à 100 miles trip in the north of France
the only problem is that the right front brake begins to lock there is some brake dust on the wheel , i will check today, but the seals and piston are new , so i guess what to do ....
Hi, long time no hear.
Maybe you have a dodgy brake hose to that wheel, or maybe just a removal of the pads and vigorous clean with an old chisel on the slides and some copper grease might do the trick.
I think xvivalve does refurbished calipers at an excellent price, not sure what it would cost to ship to France.

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 Post subject: Re: Froggy Dolly
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:44 pm 
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hello,
a long time since i came on the forum ...disappointed to learn for Jon .

I have some issues with front suspensions .
What would you recommend for the rubber bushes , to obtain quality parts , and for front schock absorbers , considering i will maybe upgrade the car to sprint version.

regards

Laurent


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 Post subject: Re: Froggy Dolly
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:38 pm 
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Bonsoir Laurent.

I live in Belgium, so if you are ever up this way driving about let me know .
You are more than welcome to visit.
Regards
Shaun


Plus I have lots of spares :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:22 pm 
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Look no further than Chris Witor's Superflex bushes: https://www.superflex.co.uk/categories.php?cat=157

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Past fleet: Triumph 2000, Lancia Beta Coupe, BL Mini Clubman, Austin Metro, Vauxhall Cavalier MK1 & MK2, Renault 18 D, Rover 216 GSI, Honda Accord (most expensive car purchase, hated it on pickup from dealer, was made out of magnetic metal as only car I've ever been crashed into, 4 times), Golf GTi MK3 16v x 3


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 Post subject: Re: Froggy Dolly
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:31 am 
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Chris Witor offers a discount for TDC members on the Superflex bushes.

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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

"There is only one way to avoid criticsm: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing." Aristotle


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 Post subject: Re: Froggy Dolly
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:55 pm 
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I am now guessing about buying a donnor car with papers, in order to make a sprint . But the engine is blocked.
Where can i find quality parts to rebuild an engine ?
Is a sprint head as difficult as a 1850 to put off ?


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 Post subject: Re: Froggy Dolly
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:20 pm 
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I am now guessing about buying a donnor car with papers, in order to make a sprint . But the engine is blocked.
Where can i find quality parts to rebuild an engine ?
Is a sprint head as difficult as a 1850 to put off ?
You need to shop around for quality parts, sometimes they crop up on ebay and other market places, sometimes you need to place 'wanted' adverts.

Sprint heads are usually easier as the studs are protected beneath the rocker cover.


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