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 Post subject: 1969 1300 FWD
PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:35 pm 
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Not so much a restoration, more of a tidy up. This 1300 belonged to a customer of my dad who was a mechanic with his own garage business. He worked on it from 1969 up until the owner stopped driving around ten years ago when she gave the car to him. It sat in the workshop until 2013 when he retired thereafter it just sat outside the house. Throughout its life it has had various corrosion repairs with varying degrees of quality but it was still very sound. Mechanically it's very good, 28k miles and recent brake and suspension overhaul. Chic Doig carried out repairs to the rear arches (inner and outer) and some general tidy up jobs. So now it's almost ready for the road again, looking forward to seeing it back in use again.

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 Post subject: Yes..
PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:58 am 
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Looks very smart.
That is a particularly nice colour combination.



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 Post subject: Re: 1969 1300 FWD
PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:14 pm 
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Looks great, nice to see a 1300 in this resto section.
Chic Doig - I guess the car is in Scotland? Would be nice to meet up sometime, I'm in Edinburgh with a tatty but very roadworthy 1850.


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 Post subject: Re: 1969 1300 FWD
PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:29 pm 
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That's right, I'm near Stirling. Once it's MOTD I'll hopefully be out and about, it's a long time since it was last on the road.


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 Post subject: Re: 1969 1300 FWD
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:07 pm 
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That is beautiful. My favourite colour combination for the 1300.
With a bit of luck I should be picking up my recently purchased 1300 in about three weeks. Maybe catch up with you somewhere.

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 Post subject: Re: 1969 1300 FWD
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:18 pm 
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Is that the new one in the photo ?. What's its history ?. Restored or original ?

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 Post subject: Re: 1969 1300 FWD
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:18 pm 
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Nearly there.

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 Post subject: Re: 1969 1300 FWD
PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:52 pm 
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Is that the new one in the photo ?. What's its history ?. Restored or original ?

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Sorry,
Only just seen this. No, the one in the photo is my old 1300TC.
I am hopefully picking up my new 1300 on Saturday. It is Valencia Blue with a black interior. Never been welded, but re-painted last year. I hope it is as good as described and the pictures make it look.
There was a delay as it started to drip oil the day before I was due to pick it up. The seller replaced the seal and gasket on the timing cover only to discover there was a pin hole in the cover itself. I have had to wait until after my holiday before I can go and see it!! It has been a long 4 weeks.
Hopefully it will make the 5-hour drive home this weekend.

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