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 Post subject: 1850hl russet brown
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:53 pm 
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Far from a resto, but progress either way and almost ready for the MOT! I've managed to resolve a fair few niggles that needed addressing with a little help from the forum. An oe antenna was fitted to replace the modern aftermarket one, thanks to Mike on here for supplying it.

After a worrying drive home from Dublin to Nottingham (worrying but trouble free) without any temp or fuel gauge it was thankfully an easy fix by changing the voltage stabiliser. The drive was made even more amusing by the fact the satnav on the mrs's phone was set to avoid motorways, so we went down a fair few country roads in the middle of the night with no full beam, again this was an simple fix with some forum knowledge and a new stalk switch!

i really loved the old pioneer 8 track player when i owned this car the first time around, 5 years a go. After wiring it up it seemed it had seen better days and i wasn't getting a pleasing sound from it. Rather than sling it i sent it off to agenta audio for a service where Colin worked some magic and replaced the internal amplifiers to bring the sound back to how it was intended to be. Id recommend him to anyone with a ropey vintage radio!

still left to complete is a replacement drivers side footwell, I've got the panel bit just need someone with some welding expertise. I think it may make its way to a body shop in the next couple of weeks. Oh and i still need to source the 1850 front pipe bracket as mines sheared! I think club stock has ceased and no joy with rimmers.

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 Post subject: Re: 1850hl russet brown
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:56 pm 
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Don't forget to put some photos up.

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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
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 Post subject: Re: 1850hl russet brown
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:26 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 1850hl russet brown
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:57 am 
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Well the Dolly is now the owner of a new 12 month ticket. I've had a Rimmers r/h front footwell welded in, they've done a cracking job. I'll get some pics of the work later. I've also had the front pipe exhaust bracket fabricated as I was unable to source one. The car had full underbody wax oil and the paintwork also had a quick wax yesterday, insurance now sorted. Just need to get up to the post office for a tax disc and we're back in business!
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 Post subject: Re: 1850hl russet brown
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:13 am 
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That is a corkey of a Dolly there...

I am infinitely jealous of your 8-track player!

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 Post subject: Re: 1850hl russet brown
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:52 pm 
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That is a corkey of a Dolly there...

I am infinitely jealous of your 8-track player!
Cheers :D

Yeah I'm chuffed with the sound system, its the only one I've ever known to be in the car and I think it was in there when my Grandad got the car in 1981. Any1 have an idea if Pioneer 8 tracks were fitted OE?
Again I cant thank Colin at Agenta audio enough for refurbishing it. I was gutted when I found it no longer worked.

The drivers floor pan is much improved. I've had a friend do a real neat job and no longer am I reinacting a scene of the flinstones!
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 Post subject: Re: 1850hl russet brown
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:46 pm 
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The circular black plastic part between the chrome window winder and the door card on your driver's door doesn't look quite right to me. Is it on backwards? Then again, it might just be my eyesight! That aside, it looks a lovely car.

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 Post subject: Re: 1850hl russet brown
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:39 pm 
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The circular black plastic part between the chrome window winder and the door card on your driver's door doesn't look quite right to me. Is it on backwards? Then again, it might just be my eyesight! That aside, it looks a lovely car.

Jer
i haven't noticed a problem but will compare it to the other side. Thanks for the observation.

i don't suppose anyone has any spare footwell bungs do they?

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 Post subject: Re: 1850hl russet brown
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:24 am 
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Moss have the bugs so I suspect others do as well.

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 Post subject: Re: 1850hl russet brown
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:37 pm 
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Theres been quite a lot of upgrades to the dolly already for 2018.

-New brakes and lines front & rear
-Gaz adjustable shocks
-Fully poly bushed with SuperPro bushings
-Subframe repairs and refurb
-Front chassis legs replaced
-Front jacking point repair
-Carb rebuild and mounted using club alloy mounts
-Alloy radiator, electric fan & new hoses
-Toyo R888R rubber

She is now going, stopping & cornering like a dream. Smiles a plenty :)

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 Post subject: Re: 1850hl russet brown
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:08 pm 
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There fat toyo tyres - what size are they please.

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 Post subject: Re: 1850hl russet brown
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:48 pm 
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There fat toyo tyres - what size are they please.

Paul
They are 185 60 13 but i'm told the R888R comes up slightly wider than a regular 185 60. They seem bang on for sprint rims either way. Speedo seems to be spot on to even though they come up slighty smaller in overall diameter than the original sprint tyre size.

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 Post subject: Re: 1850hl russet brown
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:46 pm 
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Wow this looks awesome! exactly how i want my 1500HL to Look!!

How do you find it now with the suspension & bushes etc?


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 Post subject: Re: 1850hl russet brown
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:33 pm 
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Wow this looks awesome! exactly how i want my 1500HL to Look!!

How do you find it now with the suspension & bushes etc?
Its plenty stiffer than it was and does corner really well. A little crashy over bumps but not as bad as i was expecting. Its still very drivable and i've not lost any teeth yet.

I am going to have to raise the front a little. As clearance between the ground and the front subframe, plus some exhaust mounts is shocking. Cant avoid speed humps forever.

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 Post subject: Re: 1850hl russet brown
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:55 pm 
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