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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 2:26 pm 
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just fitting new braided hoses,giving the front brakes service,now..bleed nipples-what sizes are they?

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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: Tue May 02, 2017 7:21 pm 
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3/8 UNF.

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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 5:59 am 
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thanks for that,,is that 20tpi or 24tpi?

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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: Wed May 03, 2017 9:16 am 
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thanks for that,,is that 20tpi or 24tpi?
I think it's 24TPI, but TBH i've never needed to know! I just order 3/8" UNF bleed screws (or unions or whatever) and what comes, fits!

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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: Thu May 04, 2017 10:07 am 
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thanks for the info,nice one :D

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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: Sun May 07, 2017 8:03 am 
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got bleed nipples.....next thing is----door handle gaskets,i need all 4 replacing,where do i get them from or has anyone got a set of 4 to sell or donate

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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: Sun May 07, 2017 8:49 am 
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door handle gaskets,i need all 4 replacing,where do i get them from
I got mine from Rimmers..good quality too, though that was some years ago and they might well of sold out since.


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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 3:24 pm 
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done a bit of painting to the front end,,looks good for rattle can finish
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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: Wed May 24, 2017 4:50 pm 
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Nice...I too have had good results with russet rattle cans. Brooklands is quite good from rattle cans too...

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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 6:23 pm 
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scoop on,new steering uj`s on-bugger to fit

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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: Mon May 29, 2017 7:15 pm 
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im surprised that no one has said anything about the sidelight/indicators being wrong way round

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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: Mon May 29, 2017 8:05 pm 
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im surprised that no one has said anything about the sidelight/indicators being wrong way round
Last years news mate! Anyway, yours are the most sensible way round, it's just that you (and I) have a difference of opinion with the factory and the rivet counters!

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Vermillion (and Rust) Sprint Auto EGP 247T (The Dolomega)
'91 Cavalier 2ltr 8v auto
'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 11:29 pm 
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I understand why it might appear that the indicators should be on the outsides. However, I believe the sidelights are intended to show approximately where the sides of the car are so that other cars can avoid the car if it's parked with only its sidelights on. Therefore, the sidelights should be on the outsides so that they give a better indication of the sides. For this reason, I suspect where sidelights are located is defined in the type approval regs.

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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 12:10 am 
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I understand why it might appear that the indicators should be on the outsides. However, I believe the sidelights are intended to show approximately where the sides of the car are so that other cars can avoid the car if it's parked with only its sidelights on. Therefore, the sidelights should be on the outsides so that they give a better indication of the sides. For this reason, I suspect where sidelights are located is defined in the type approval regs.

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Well I thought this was the case too and the C+U regs do indeed give a maximum distance that side lights can be from the edge of the vehicle. But it turns out the maximum is laughably big, well inside even a wrong way round Dolomites!

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Vermillion (and Rust) Sprint Auto EGP 247T (The Dolomega)
'91 Cavalier 2ltr 8v auto
'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 4:33 pm 
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done a bit of painting to the front end,,looks good for rattle can finish
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Deffo looks good.

MOY (I mentioned this earlier) has a bit of a two-tone thing going on, all four wings and the bonnet are a richer more red version of brown, while the doors, bootlid and roof are a slightly duller, more green version (no, T-cut doesn't make the duller version go a bit more red, sadly). I'm guessing someone has re-painted the wings and bonnet and not been able to match it in accurately. I do prefer the more red version, will be interesting to see if current rattle cans match one or the other!

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Toledo MOY579L (brown 2-door)
and previously...
Dolomite Sprint xxxyyyM (yellow)
Toledo JJB923K (burgundy 2-door)
Dolomite xxxyyyT (blue 1850HL)
Dolomite TRX773M (white 1850)
Dolomite xxxyyyR (white 1500HL)
Toledo YRO318K (burgundy 2-door )


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