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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:21 pm 
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I have that mild steel Sprint sports exhaust at Glebe Lane with your name on it still Steve
Thanks Alun, I DO still want this!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:26 pm 
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Lunchtime today, got the engine settled on 3 infinitely adjustable caravan axle stands, centred up on the centreline of the car and adjusted for slant (the engine is canted 7 degrees to the nearside, so it's still a slant!)
At this point I realized that i've completely forgotten to acquire the Volvo 240 engine mounts I need (the Vauxhall originals are too bulky to fit the car) so after a quick visit to the bay of E I have a pair coming for £15. In the meantime, it's back to the salt mines (AKA wiring) as I need the mounts in place on the engine to do the CAD for fabbing the subframe mounted engine support brackets!

Steve

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2 door '73 Toledo with Vauxhall Carlton engine OWF 797M (The Carledo)
Vermillion (and Rust) Sprint Auto EGP 247T (The Dolomega)
'91 Cavalier 2ltr 8v auto
'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
Spectrum Auto Services, Servicing, Repairs, MOT prep. Apprentice served Triumph Specialist for 40 years and home of Maverick Triumph.PM for more info or quotes.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:36 am 
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Fixed all the PB links so they will work.

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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: Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:00 am 
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Fixed all the PB links so they will work.

Thanks Dave!

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2 door '73 Toledo with Vauxhall Carlton engine OWF 797M (The Carledo)
Vermillion (and Rust) Sprint Auto EGP 247T (The Dolomega)
'91 Cavalier 2ltr 8v auto
'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
Spectrum Auto Services, Servicing, Repairs, MOT prep. Apprentice served Triumph Specialist for 40 years and home of Maverick Triumph.PM for more info or quotes.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:28 pm 
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The engine mounts I ordered came on time - and are, of course, NOt the ones I ordered! seems I was taken in by a "file picture" The company have kindly refunded my money AND not insisted I return the offending mounts, but were unable to supply correct ones without a reg number for the (non existent) Volvo I wanted them for! Nothings ever easy in the modding game!

Having been temporarily foiled here, I've been raiding the Stag parts bin again, this time for a centre console. I'm not a big fan of the Dolomite parcel tray and wanted something more substantial than the coin tray. This seems to fit the bill (and the car) and with a bit of hacking about will take the stereo, trip computer screen, electric window switches and a few other small bits.

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A chippy mate will be making the 3 bespoke wood panels I will need and hopefully getting a decent match on veneer and colour with the rest of the (all matching pieces) dash!

I am also investigating the possibility of using Stag mechanisms to remotely operate the front !/4 lights. I mentioned the idea to Mahesh and he has helped me with pics that look promising. And also adopted the idea for his car, except that he now plans to go one better and run his 1/4 lights on electrickery!

Steve

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2 door '73 Toledo with Vauxhall Carlton engine OWF 797M (The Carledo)
Vermillion (and Rust) Sprint Auto EGP 247T (The Dolomega)
'91 Cavalier 2ltr 8v auto
'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
Spectrum Auto Services, Servicing, Repairs, MOT prep. Apprentice served Triumph Specialist for 40 years and home of Maverick Triumph.PM for more info or quotes.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:17 pm 
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This is my home made one 15 years ago.


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The fresh air vents are replaced by tweeters that do fit without any modification. I only glued some vent knobs on them to mak you like twice.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:14 pm 
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You should see a nice 24oGLT add on ebay that you can nick the reg number from if that's the one you want...

Jonners

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:44 am 
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You should see a nice 24oGLT add on ebay that you can nick the reg number from if that's the one you want...

Jonners
If I think really hard, I can probably remember the reg of the Volvo the Carledo ones came from! In fact I can, it was A858 XTN, but that car was scrapped maybe 15-18 years ago and is probably not on anybodies database anymore! There are 2 different sorts of mounts fitted to 240s and there doesn't SEEM to be any logic in the application. Some companies also list different mounts for left and right side! It's a bit of a minefield!

Steve

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2 door '73 Toledo with Vauxhall Carlton engine OWF 797M (The Carledo)
Vermillion (and Rust) Sprint Auto EGP 247T (The Dolomega)
'91 Cavalier 2ltr 8v auto
'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
Spectrum Auto Services, Servicing, Repairs, MOT prep. Apprentice served Triumph Specialist for 40 years and home of Maverick Triumph.PM for more info or quotes.


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